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New H3N2 Swine Flu Confirmed in Indiana

While Indiana appears to have dodged a bullet over recent years in confirmed cases of whooping cough, a new report shows that the state may now have to focus its concerns on the new swine flu virus, which has reportedly infected an increasing number of Midwesterners this summer.

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Community Rallies for Euthanized Hippo But Where Are They for Thousands of Dogs and Cats?

Earlier this week, the Tristate was up in arms after learning that Donna, the worlds oldest hippo in captivity who had resided at Mesker Park Zoo here in Evansville, was to be euthanized due to her failing health. Donna was the talk at water coolers every where, but what about all of the perfectly healthy dogs and cats that are put to death every day?

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German Bierstubes and the Grateful Dead, Technicolor Dreamcoats and More Things to Do This Weekend in the Tri-State

There is a lot going on this weekend here in the tri-state – Celebrate German heritage and American pride at the 34th Annual Strassenfest and Volksfest, or go see Tom Constanen of the Grateful Dead perform at Doc’s – all happening Thursday.

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Oakland City Announces Declaration of Emergency

Residents of Oakland City are still trying to pick up the pieces this morning after getting rocked by Tuesday night’s storm. High winds and large hail seem to be the major culprits. And after an emergency meeting this morning, city officials have announced a declaration of emergency for Oakland City.

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Indiana Reviewing New Guidelines That Could Change State Welfare Policies

While the Federal Health and Human Services administration is offering states the opportunity to participate in a new wavier process as a means for resourcefully transitioning families from welfare into the workforce, state officials say that it still may be too soon to know whether Indiana will participate

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Man Claiming to Be ‘King of China’ Threatens Evansville Police

Over the weekend, the wild, wild world of Southern Indiana exposed an incident that nearly led to two-fisted international affairs, after Evansville Police say a man claiming to be the “King of China” threatened an officer.

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Vanderburgh County Health Officials Seek the Power to Fine Property Owners For Not Cleaning Up After Meth Incidents

In yet another effort to combat to combat the meth epidemic, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is working to implement an ordinance that will give them some recourse over property owners that do not clean up their properties after meth related occurrences

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Things to Do This Weekend in the Tri-State

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There is a lot going on this weekend here in the tri-state – The Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair continues throughout the weekend with a demolition derby and music by DeWayne Spaw. The Evansville Otters are back i

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Evansville’s First No Kill Shelter Celebrating Grand Opening This Saturday

It Takes a Village Canine Rescue has been working diligently for quite some time to start up a Evansville's first ever No Kill Animal Shelter. All of that hard work has finally paid off, and to celebrate they are throwing a big Grand Opening Celebration - Canine Carnival & Mardi Paws!! It's all happening THIS Saturday!

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Indiana State Police Are Handing Out Tickets for Cigarette Littering

Indiana State Police are fired up with those people who throw their cigarettes and other lit tobacco products out while driving – and they are combating the problem by handing out tickets.

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Malware Kick You Offline – Here’s What To Do If You’ve Been Affected in Evansville or Surrounding Area

If you were a victim of the DNS Changer Malware and you find yourself without internet today (ironically you are reading this online…) call your internet service provider. Here’s a list of some local providers. As always, have your account number, password, phone number, social security number, spouses information, blood type and first born ready to go if they need it.

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Garfield is a Hoosier and More Fun Facts for Garfield the Cat Day

As a kid, I had several Garfield books. They were the one's you ordered through the Scholastic Book Club ad that showed up at school every couple of months. I wouldn't call myself a huge Garfield fan, but even now, I still read through the comics in the daily edition of the Evansville Courier & Press, including arguably the world's most famous fictional cat, Garfield.

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