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State and Local Law Enforcement to Search for Drunk Drivers During “Operation Pull Over” Beginning Friday

The Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh Sheriff's Department will join the Indiana State Police for the roughly two week program aimed at getting drunk drivers off the street, and cause people to think twice before getting behind the wheel after a night out.

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Warrick Humane Society Takes in Several Dogs from a Hoarder – Volunteers Needed + Many Small Breeds Available for Adoption

It’s always sad news to hear about hoarding situations, especially because an animal hoarder isn't a bad or mean person - they just take in so many strays, they can't properly take care of them. This past week, the Warrick Humane Society has taken in 18 dogs from a Posey County hoarding situation and will take in 13 more when space becomes available

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Evansville Water Will Temporarily Change Disinfectants

 

Ever wonder what's in your tap water? According to the National Drinking Water Database -  Environmental Working Group, throughout the country, there are over 316 chemicals in tap water. I searched the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility's - 2011 Water Quality Report to see what chemicals were found in Evansville tap water. Everything from Atrazine to NItrate was present. Now, the city is making a change to one of the chemicals found in its tap water.

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Southern Indiana Man on a 2,200 Mile Horseback Journey to Save Large Animals

A southern Indiana man has embarked on a two-thousand mile journey riding a horse that had been the victim of years of abuse before being rescued more than a year and a half ago.

Richard Mills, owner of Buck Creek Horse Rescue in Elizabeth, Indiana, says that when the 6-year-old horse named Willie showed up at the rescue, he was frightened of people due to being the victim of abuse for so many years.

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Indiana Offers New 4-H Foundation Specialty License Plates

Maybe four leaf clovers really are good luck.

The 4-H Foundation has finally been reinstated in Indiana’s Specialty License Plate program, after a judge ruled in their favor earlier last month. Because of this, starting on August 30th, Hoosiers will have the option of purchasing 4-H foundation specialty plates.

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Should Scooters Be Subject to the Same Laws for Licensing, Insurance and Registration as Other Motorized Vehicles?

The answer to the above question is a big fat...YES! Scooters have been a major topic of discussion lately thanks to a huge increase in scooter related accidents. There has also been a renewed call to legislators about updating and in some cases, changing the laws with regard to scooters.

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2nd Annual Music on the Hill Benefit for Wesselman Woods Scheduled for September 7th

Bring the family and enjoy the great outdoors with a day full of music, food, and activities while helping raise funds to maintain the Nature Preserve.

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Komen Evansville Honors and Recruits Tri-State Volunteers on Thursday

Tri-State volunteers have been working all year long with Komen Evansville at events to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. The Komen Race for the Cure is just around the corner. Volunteers have been working all year long to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. Now is the perfect time to volunteer to help with this amazing and inspiring event and other fundraising events throughout the year.

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Where Is the Best Place to Get Pizza in Evansville?

Many savage, knockdown-drag out street fights have been known to break out across the fattened globe simply because a couple of hungry and seemingly irrational working glass stiffs, with strong opinions on what makes for a good pizza pie, couldn’t come to some agreement on exactly where the best place to get a pizza in their town actually is.

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Mayor Winnecke Officially Announces Development Agreement for Downtown Hotel Project

After sitting empty for over two years during construction of the Ford Center, the former location of the old Executive Hotel parking garage at the intersection of Walnut and 6th Streets will be the new home of a Hilton Double Tree hotel.

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The 30th Annual National Night Out Held at Wesselman’s Park Tuesday (8/6)

It’s that time again! The 30th annual National Night Out is tomorrow night at Wesselman Nature Society right by where Robert’s Stadium used to stand. Come out and connect with the community and learn more about the Evansville Police Department

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August is the New October – Join the Evansville Germania Maennerchor for the 52nd Annual Volksfest 2013

Germania Mannerchor Volkfest
916 N. Fulton Ave, Evansville, IN 47710
812-422-1915
August 1 - 3, 2013

Kraut, sausages, bands and beer gardens. You'll find all that and lederhosen, too! The Germania Mannerchor Volksfest is an Evansville tradition that celebrates our German Heritage starting at lunch and ending well into the evening

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