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2 local men arrested during routine traffic stop and charged for possessing drugs

2 local men arrested during routine traffic stop and charged for possessing drugs

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two local men for meth and other charges.

3 individuals arrested after police pursuit from Evansville to Henderson

3 individuals arrested after police pursuit from Evansville to Henderson

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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Authorities say a vehicle pursuit in Henderson County landed three people behind bars facing various charges.

Tilley will not switch parties while working for Bevin

Tilley will not switch parties while working for Bevin

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. John Tilley said he will not switch parties when he resigns his seat to go work for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Kentucky National Guard tuition aid falls short

Kentucky National Guard tuition aid falls short

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard says a financial shortfall is causing hundreds of the state's soldiers to lose college tuition funding.

Jared Fogle co-defendant sentenced in federal court on child exploitation and distribution of child pornography charges

Jared Fogle co-defendant sentenced in federal court on child exploitation and distribution of child pornography charges

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler on Thursday announced the sentencing of Russell Taylor, 44, Indianapolis. Taylor was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt after his conviction on 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of distribution of child pornography.

Drunk driver charged with dealing LSD and marijuana

Drunk driver charged with dealing LSD and marijuana

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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Authorities in Vanderburgh County, Indiana arrested a driver found asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in the roadway for dealing LSD and marijuana.

Former Owner Of Mortgage Lending Company Sentenced to 42 Months In Prison For Bank Fraud

Former Owner Of Mortgage Lending Company Sentenced to 42 Months In Prison For Bank Fraud

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company was sentenced to 42 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution on Thursday, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr.

Army Sergeant Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy In Afghanistan Bribery Scheme

Army Sergeant Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy In Afghanistan Bribery Scheme

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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WASHINGTON – An Army sergeant was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with supply contracts while serving in Afghanistan.

Soldiers take up collections to help homeless veterans

Soldiers take up collections to help homeless veterans

Bill Stephens

December 11th, 2015

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Campbell plan to collect items this weekend to help homeless veterans stay warm through the winter.

Evansville man arrested after pointing rifle at mailman

Evansville man arrested after pointing rifle at mailman

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2015

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Evansville Police were called to 410 N Barker at 1:00 this afternoon on a complaint of a person with a gun. A postal worker called 911 when 59 year old MARK ALAN SMITH confronted him when he delivered mail to Smith's home.

2014 Audit of Union County Fiscal Court not good news

2014 Audit of Union County Fiscal Court not good news

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2015

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The 2014 Audit of the Union County Fiscal Court for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 has been released by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, which found several instances of inadequate internal controls over capital asset purchases and record maintenance.

Governor Bevin appoints John Tilley Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary

Governor Bevin appoints John Tilley Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2015

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2015) – Today, Governor Matt Bevin announced that State Representative John Tilley of Hopkinsville will serve as Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

2 people injured in 2-vehicle wreck in Madisonville

2 people injured in 2-vehicle wreck in Madisonville

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2015

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Two Hopkins County residents were injured when their SUV overturned after a collision at an intersection in Madisonville.

OPD 2015 Operation Santa

OPD 2015 Operation Santa

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2015

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The Owensboro Police Department is holding our 3rd annual Operation Santa food drive. We have teamed up with the Elizabeth Munday Center to gather food supplies for those regularly served by the Meals on Wheels program.

KY 360 in western UNION County REOPENS

KY 360 in western UNION County REOPENS

Bill Stephens

December 10th, 2015

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials indicate KY 360 in western Union County is expected to reopen to traffic after being closed since late September.