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Two Unique, New Ways to Protect Yourself

With violence against women, seemingly, at an all time high, it's important that we, as women, find ways protect ourselves. Whether it be a situation, like displayed in the Ray Rice video, where your attacker is someone you know or like in the case of Evansville, IN woman Joelle Lockwood, you are attacked by a stranger, we need to be less vulnerable and empowered  with the right tools in order to protect ourselves. I have found a couple of very unique and helpful ways for you to do just that.

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Jon and Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin Discuss ShotSpotter To Curb Gun Violence [Video]

Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down with Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin to discuss ShotSpotter, a new technology that could help curb gun violence.

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Apartment Complex Tells Tenant She Cannot Fly The American Flag Outside Her Apartment

Hundreds of Tri-State residents fly the American Flag in their yard or from their house or apartment. Well, an Ohio apartment complex is getting some very unwanted attention after it sent a notice to a tenant, 86-year-old Julia Lease, that she must stop flying the American Flag outside of her apartment, something she has done for 36 years.

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Jon and Leslie Begin the WKDQ ‘Coffee With a Cop’ at the Donut Bank [PHOTOS]

Jon and Leslie will be hanging out with the cops once a month at an Evansville Donut Bank. It's called, 'Coffee With a Cop,' an informal way to connect with local law enforcement and city leaders.

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Is It Legal to Record Police in the Performance of Their Duties? – Yes, Up to a Point

In light of the tragic shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the debate about whether the general public can record a police officer during the performance of his or her duties has really heated up. The answer is yes, you can, but....

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Vanderburgh County To Get Tough On Animal Cruelty

We have seen way too many stories lately about about animals in the Tri-State area  that have been subjected to unspeakable cruelty and living in horrific conditions. As a result, the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's office has formed a task force coalition to take a tougher stand on animal cruelty.

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Watch 12 Random Acts of Kindness by Police Officers Including Evansville’s Own Sgt. Jason Cullum

It seems lately, that anytime the police are in the news it's usually for something that is less than flattering. Unless you have done their job, you cannot even begin to imagine what police officers have to deal with on a daily basis and most of it isn't pretty.

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It’s Official – Recreational Marijuana Is for Sale and Legal In Colorado

The legalization of marijuana has been a hot-button topic for a long time now and in Colorado yesterday, something happened that has never happened before....recreational use of marijuana is now legal in that state and pot stores have opened everywhere to a thriving first day of business..

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Indiana State Police Monitoring Hoosier’s Cell Phones

According to reports, the Indiana State Police is conducting a super secret operation in which they are spying on Hoosiers by monitoring their cell phones.

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Watch a Man Pay His Fine In Coins – Other Than Being a Jerk, Is He Wrong?

This video brings up a very interesting question about making payments and the use of cash. The video features a guy in Australia who goes to City Hall to pay a parking ticket fine. He asks the cashier if they accept cash and she says yes. He says great, reaches into his backpack, pulls out a bank bag full of coins and dumps them on the counter...is he wrong?

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U.S. Justice System Is Based On Innocent Until Proven Guilty – Is That Really the Case?

Our Justice system has been front and center for the last couple of years, but especially over the last six months both locally and nationally. The most visible cases right now are  George Zimmerman and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. In this piece, I want to focus on the basic premise of our Justice System and the notion of 'innocent until proven guilty' and in particular, Aaron Hernandez.

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