DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.
Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov . This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, President of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County, along with Commission Co-Directors Kimron Reising and Timothy Weir, today announced that the State of Indiana, through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), has selected Evansville as one of four Indiana cities to implement Phase One of a new homelessness initiative called Coordinated Entry. It is designed to help address and support the area’s chronically homeless population.
Coordinated Entry is a new process being adopted in states across the country, whereby all social service providers – particularly those who work with the homeless community – identify, assess, and resolve homelessness by coordinating the use of housing and other local resources for the homeless. Put simply, providers now will coordinate entry into the system of services for the homeless, instead of having multiple points of entry for the same person or family. Phase One focuses on chronically homeless individuals with the most need for supportive services to bring them into permanent housing.
Evansville Police are investigating a shooting death in the 2800 block of Lodge. At 12:05pm, officers were called to the apartment for a 17 year old who had been shot. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police believe several people were in the apartment at the time of the incident and that some may have left prior to police arriving. Police are asking anyone who was in the apartment building or the area to contact investigators.
The investigators are currently on scene gathering information to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Evansville Police Department News Release - July 27, 2015
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred this morning (July 26) in Spencer County.
On Sunday, July 26th at approximately 11:25 a.m., Indiana Conservation Officer Timothy Kaiser and Conservation Officer Josue Flores responded to an ATV accident fatality in Rockport, IN. Kate Bruggenschmidt (11) of Warrick County was operating a Honda Rubicon ATV on private property in Rockport. It was reported that Bruggenschmidt was operating the ATV with her friend Karlee Frobeter (11) who was riding on the back as a passenger.
Bruggenschmidt and Frobeter were riding ATV's with friends on the property. After traveling up a hill, Bruggenschmitt lost control of the ATV causing it to overturn. The ATV rolled on top of Bruggenschmidt trapping her beneath it and causing head trauma. Frobeter was able to pull Bruggenschmidt out from underneath the ATV and then get help.
A new traffic signal at the intersection of South Green River Road and Pollack Avenue is set to be completed by July 31. The traffic signal, located near Caze Elementary School, was installed to improve pedestrian safety and decrease the risk of traffic accidents.
“Our administration has received numerous requests from the public to improve safety at the corner of Green River and Pollack because of its close proximity to a school, commercial shopping and traffic exiting off Interstate-69 south of the intersection,” said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “City traffic planners were able to identify existing funds in the current budget to allow the signal to be installed this year.”
City Engineer Brent Schmitt said the intersection at Green River and Pollack has been the site of numerous traffic accidents. “From our standpoint, the traffic signal will eliminate the need for drivers to make a judgement call on who arrived at the four-way stop first and which driver should proceed first. The new traffic signal will dictate the right-of-way,” Schmitt said. “Instead of pulling up to the four-way stop and waving at motorists to drive through the intersection potentially causing an accident, drivers will receive a green light.”
Knox County – Late last night and early this morning, Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol targeting impaired and dangerous drivers in the Vincennes area. Troopers issued 10 traffic tickets, 11 warnings and arrested one impaired driver. Troopers arrested another driver for possessing synthetic drugs and paraphernalia. Both drivers were taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
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Indiana State Police Evansville - July 25, 2015
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a Gibson County ATV accident. On Friday, July 24th at approximately 2:30 pm, Indiana Conservation Officers investigated an ATV accident that occurred on private property in Gibson County.
Mitchell Evans (14) and Shawn Glaser (14) of Haubstadt were riding their ATV'S south bound on County Road 150 West in Haubstadt. As they were pulling into a private drive, Evans lost control of his ATV due to uneven ground. The ATV rolled over ejecting Evans. Glaser called for help and rendered care for his friend Evans by using a belt as a tourniquet on his right leg to control the bleeding.
Evans was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he was treated for a laceration below his right knee.
EVANSVILLE, July 24, 2015 - One sample group of mosquitoes from a surveillance trap collected within the City of Evansville has tested positive for West Nile Virus. So far this summer there have been 12 counties in Indiana with positive sample groups. The Vanderburgh County Health Department will be performing focused adult mosquito control (adulticiding) in the area where West Nile activity has been found. The adulticiding operation will take place the evening of Monday July 27, 2015, weather permitting. Fogging will begin approximately at 8:00PM and conclude by 12:00AM.
The spraying will be within an area bound by Highway 41, E. Diamond Ave., N. Weinbach Ave., and E. Morgan Ave. A map of the area is attached below. If weather conditions prevent completion of the adulticiding on the designated date, fogging will resume on the next available day.