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Evansville Smoking Ban Ruled Unconstitutional by Indiana State Supreme Court

In a 3-2 decision, the Indiana State Supreme Court has overturned the Evansville smoking ban that included bars and private clubs. Now, before you get all hot and bothered and think the smoking light is back on in your favorite restaurant and places like the Ford Center...it's not. This ruling primarily concerns the ban on bars and private clubs.

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Evansville Men Busted in Wyoming Trafficking Marijuana Bound for Indiana

Southern Indiana stoners may be about to experience a bit of a pot drought.

According to reports, two Evansville men were busted earlier this week in Wyoming after authorities discovered felonious amounts of marijuana in their vehicle, which was bound for right here in the River City.

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It’s National Pizza Day

Got dinner plans? CANCEL THEM! It’s National Pizza with the Works except Anchovies Day! If you’re as picky as I am, let’s just make it National Pizza Day ;)

I was going to make this a cool little blog about pizza recipes and how to make your own, but then I realized something… NOBODY HAS TIME FOR THAT! Instead, I did a little research and found the top 10 pizza places to go to in Evansville from Business Intuit!

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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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Evansville Riverside Cross Display – Would Those in Favor Also Support Other Religious or Non-Religious Symbolic Displays?

As you are probably aware, the Evansville Board of Public Works has approved the display of 30 crosses along Downtown Evansville's riverfront August 4-18. This has been a hot button topic since it was first announced on June 20th.

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Indiana ACLU Filing Suit Against the City of Evansville Over Crosses on Riverside Drive

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit on behalf of two residents of Vanderburgh County. Citing the First Amendment, the suit takes aim at the City of Evansville for agreeing to allow a local church to display religious symbols on public property.

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July 4th Fireworks Shows in Evansville, Henderson, Newburgh and Owensboro in 2013

The Tri-State always makes the best of July 4th with some of the best fireworks shows around.  Here's a list of some of the most spectacular shows you can take the family to this year! 

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Downtown
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Downtown Evansville Traffic Lights Are Maddening

At about 10:30 this morning, I had to run a quick errand to the West side. As I was getting in my car in the WKDQ parking lot at 4th and Walnut, an accident had just occurred there and the intersection was blocked. So, I went a different way and was shocked at how long it took me to just to get out of Downtown!

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Guns & Hoses
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Guns & Hoses Is Tonight at The Ford Center in Evansville

Guns & Hoses 6 with 911 Gives Hope is tonight at the Ford Center beginning at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. All the proceeds from the event will be distributed to children's charities in the Evansville area. Guns & Hoses is a charity boxing match between local police officers and fire fighters, which has grown to one of the biggest sporting events in the area.

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Choose Not to Lose
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Evansville Law Enforcement and the EVSC Announce Choose Not to Lose – A New Program to Help Kids Make Better Choices

As any parent is well aware, our kids sometimes do not make the best choices, especially at the high school level. Some of their decisions are made based on anything from bullying to peer pressure or just out of the need to fit in. A new program was launched on Monday to help kids make better, more positive choices as they move forward.

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Evansville Police Officers Shave Their Heads to Honor Officer Nathan Schroer Who Is Battling Leukemia

Evansville police officer Nathan Schroer is the very definition of a public servant. Schroer is an 11-year veteran of the EPD and when he is not keeping the streets safe, he is a Pastor at Northwoods Church. Schroer recently received some devastating news, he has been diagnosed with leukemia for the second time.

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George Jones
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George Jones Will Visit Evansville One Last Time On March 23 at The Centre

Country music's two most famous Georges are both embarking on their farewell tours in 2013. George Strait is off and running with his final 'Cowboy Rides Away' tour and George Jones is getting ready for his farewell tour that will stop in Evansville on March 23rd at The Centre.

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