Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:56pm
Operation Black Friday is carried out in Kentucky, with state police working to round-up 479 people on 774-drug related charges. State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says it was the largest one-day drug suspect arrest blitz in the history of the commonwealth. He says police were acting on several tips, including one from the mother of a suspect, who said her son is a drug addict. State Police posts across the commonwealth arrested suspects. Charges involve possesion and, some cases, sale of meth, marijuana, prescription drugs and heroin.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 9:31am
Trick-or-Treating was discouraged by local officials last night, but that didn't stop several police agencies from knocking on front doors. They were conducting what they called "Operation Goblin." It was a response to gun violence in Evansville. Police and deputies served firearms-related warrants on six persons including four from Evansville, one from Chandler and one from Boonville. They were all taken to the Vanderburgh County jail facing felony-gun charges.
Submitted by WIKY News on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 9:29am
Kentucky State Police say they're conducting the largest single-day drug suspect round-up in the state's history. Troopers headed-out early today with warrants for the arrest of 479 people on 774 charges. State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer calls it Operation Black Friday. He says police are acting on several tips, including one from the mother of a suspect, who she said is a drug addict. Posts across the commonwealth are making arrests. Charges involve meth, marijuana, prescription drugs and heroin.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:39pm
Alarming numbers involving sexual assaults involving children in Indiana: State Rep. Christina Hale testified before the Criminal Law And Sentencing Policy Study Committee at the Statehouse. She cited Centers for Disease Control figures that show Indiana leads the nation in reported sexual assaults involving girls. Hale says 17.3 percent of Indiana girls in grades nine through 12 say they‘ve been raped. The national average is 10.5 percent. Hale says more boys are also impacted, but those cases are likely under-reported.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:22pm
A lot of organizations cringe when the State Fire Marshal approaches to check on the safety of their planned event. But the culture of safety can be traced back to a horrific event 50 years ago. 74 people were killed, and more than 400 were injured in what many consider to be one of the worst tragedies in Indiana history, the 1963 Indiana State Fair Coliseum Explosion. More than 4,000 spectators were packed into the building for a Holiday on Ice performance when there was a massive explosion.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:19pm
Starting Nov 1, 48 million Americans who depend on the SNAP program to survive will see their food stamp allocation reduced. That's because a $5 billion boost in the allocation implemented during the Great Recession is expiring. Mary Blair of the Tri-State Food Bank says people unable afford enough groceries in stores will be heading for organizations served by the Food Bank. One out of seven Americans will lose some of their income dedicated to food, because that‘s how many are receiving at least some SNAP assistance.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:13pm
Indiana is marking a milestone in its efforts to dispose of unused prescription drugs. Indiana has now incinerated a million pounds of medication. That‘s 5,000 tons out of harm‘s way. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says leaving unused medications lying around the medicine cabinet creates a danger that they‘ll fall into the hands of children or otherwise be misused. And he says simply throwing away or flushing meds creates problems for the water supply.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:11pm
Not to be a buzz-kill during Halloween, but a new report by financial powerhouse Credit Suess finds that the sugar in all those yummy treats is costing the global health care system about $470 billion in diabetes, obesity, and other health problems.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:09pm
If you see snow plows driving slowly along western Kentucky highways over the next few days don't be alarmed. Crews are gearing up for snow season. Plow operators are checking their equipment and making test runs along their assigned routes. The official Kentucky snow season runs from November 1st to April 1st, and the area averages about 10.5 inches, most in January and February.
Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 2:57pm
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Department launches a new website. Sheriff Eric Williams says it's designed to not only provide information to the public in an efficient matter, but will help the department receive information from the public efficiently. The address is the same as the old website: http://www.vanderburghsheriff.com/
Williams says the website will deliver as much timely and accurate information as allowed and reasonable.