Evansville, August 28, 2015 – The Vanderburgh County Health Department is continuing to perform Adult Mosquito Control (adulticiding) in areas where significant mosquito and/or West Nile Virus activity has been found. A total of eight sample groups of mosquitoes from surveillance traps collected within Vanderburgh County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. So far this summer there have been 42 counties in Indiana with positive sample groups. Adulticiding operations will take place the evening of Monday August 31, 2015, weather permitting. Fogging will begin approximately at 8:00PM and conclude by 12:00AM.
The fogging will be within an area bound by Kratzville Rd., Idlewild Dr., Fairway Dr., Mockingbird Ln., N. Heidelbach Ave., and W. Diamond Ave. A map of the area is below.
If weather conditions prevent completion of the adulticiding on the designated date, fogging will resume on the next available day.
Indiana - Catch the latest edition of the “Indiana State Police Road Show” radio program every Monday morning at your convenience.
This week’s show features Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Trooper Randy McPike. Trooper McPike discusses the Indiana State Police school bus inspection program and the inspection process.
Download the program from the Network Indiana public websites at www.networkindiana.com. Look for the state police logo on the main page and follow the download instructions. The ISP Road Show can also be viewed via YouTube.
Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu5Bg1KjBd7H1GxgkuV3YJA or visit the Indiana State Police website at http://www.in.gov/isp/ and click on the YouTube link. This 15 minute talk show concentrates on public safety and informational topics with state wide interest.
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday evening, August 28, 2015 from 11:30 pm until 3:00 am. Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the Evansville Police Department and the Indiana State Police will join together to conduct this checkpoint.
The location for Friday’s checkpoint was chosen based on local traffic collision data. Analysis of data captured since the beginning of August indicated that several geographical areas within Vanderburgh County accounted for a disproportionately high number of reported hit and run crashes. The upcoming checkpoint will be located within one of those areas. Hit and run crashes are often the result of impaired drivers who try to avoid arrest by fleeing the scene.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has declared September Preparedness Month in the state, urging Hoosiers to develop plans for coping with natural or man-made disasters and emergencies.
The governor’s proclamation calls on the state’s citizens to create disaster preparedness kits in case emergency supplies are needed during times of evacuations or prolonged power outages. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to make and practice escape routes.
“Hoosiers need to be aware of all the possible disasters that could occur in their area,” said John Erickson, director of public information for IDHS. “Severe weather can happen any time of the year, and September is a great month to plan ahead for any future emergencies.”
The four officers involved in the police action shooting on August 22, 2015 have returned to regular duty. Based on the information available to investigators at this time, the actions of the officers have been determined to be within department guidelines and Indiana state statutes.
The officers involved are:
RELATED: Evansville Police continue to investigate overnight standoff and car chase that ended with police action shooting
Evansville Police Department News Release - August 27, 2015
Martin County (Dover Hill) - The Indiana State Police and Martin County Sheriff’s Department investigated a double homicide Tuesday in Dover Hill, north of Shoals.
During the evening of Tuesday, August 25 and into the morning hours of Wednesday, August 26, law enforcement officers in Martin County had been searching for Tom Tharp, 52 , Shoals, who had been reported missing by his family.
At approximately 9:53 A.M., Martin County Deputy Kevin McBeth arrived at 8030 Fred Sims Road, Shoals, to attempt to locate Tharp. Deputy McBeth, while checking a detached garage, located Alan Sims, 82, Shoals, lying in the garage deceased. Investigators believe that Sims had suffered a single gunshot wound in what appeared to be a homicide.
Evansville HOT JOBS list for August 20, 2015. The HOT JOBS list is released weekly by the City of Evansville Mayor's office in partnership with WorkOne Southwest. For a complete list of current job openings, visit www.indianacareerconnect.com.
• Strategic Sourcing Manager
Extra Help Inc.
• Kitchen Sanitation Technician
• Automotive Wash Technician
Creative Embroidery Designs
• Customer Service Administrator
Vessell Trim Co. Inc.
IIF Data Solutions, Inc.
• Behavioral Health Professional
KYTC: Northbound lane restriction on Twin Bridges on Wednesday & Thursday, all southbound lanes will be open
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges on Wednesday and Thursday, August 26 & 27, 2015. Northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane to allow brush clearing work along the Kentucky approach causeway and deck maintenance work along the northbound bridge.
On Wednesday, all northbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone to allow maintenance activities along the driving lane. All lanes will be open on the southbound bridge.
Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work is scheduled on a weather permitting basis. If all work is not completed as scheduled work will automatically move to the next working day.
KYTC News Release
9:30 p.m. 08/25/15