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Senator Joe Donnelly Update

February 5, 2016   Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly reported to WITZ News on Wednesday that he was very busy in 2015, making visits to 327 events throughout the state and stopping in all 92 counties. Donnelly says it’s all part of his plan to stay in touch with the people in Indiana. We asked him MORE >

Avian Flu Update

February 4, 2016 Stand-down of operations related to the Avian Flu outbreak at several farms in Dubois County continues. The latest release from the Board of Animal Health in Indianapolis says that they expect to release the 10 km control area and 10 km surveillance areas on Monday, February 22, provided that no new Highly MORE >

Semi vs State Trooper Vehicle Accident on I-69

February 4, 2016 67 year old Gary Pride of Otwell has been cited by Indiana State Police for Failing to Yield the Right of Way to an emergency vehicle in an accident on I-69 southbound, near the 17 mile marker just after 9 Wednesday morning. And Indiana State Police report says that Pride was southbound MORE >

Mehling Retires from Southeast Dubois Schools

February 4, 2016 It wasn’t a happy Southeast Dubois School Board meeting Wednesday night, due to the fact that Forest Park Principal Jim Mehling submitted his retirement letter, effective at the end of June. The board passed a motion to accept the retirement, but unwillingly. Mehling has been the principal of the Jr./Sr. High School MORE >

Jasper Arts Commission Board Meeting

February 3, 2016   According to Jasper City Attorney Renee Kabrick, the Library Board is inching closer to an agreement on the purchase of the Hoosier Desk site for the new library and Arts Center – to be known as the Jasper Cultural Center. Both boards have been working in tandem to move the idea MORE >

Huntingburg Shooting Victim Identified

February 3, 2016 27 year old Tyler Peek of Huntingburg is the man in an Evansville Hospital after being shot by two Huntingburg Police Officers on Tuesday afternoon at Huntingburg Park. Peek allegedly sent a Facebook message to the Huntingburg Police Department requesting a meeting with him at the park.  Officers have had recent encounters MORE >

Sue Ellspermann Talks Work Force Training and Investment

February 2, 2016 The skills gap is shrinking in Indiana, but at a slow pace.  Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann says that it’s a high priority for the Pence administration to get workers trained for higher paying jobs in the state.  She explains how:   She says that the Department of Workforce Development, headed up by MORE >

Board of Animal Health Pulls Operations Out of DC Fairgrounds

February 2, 2016 A press release on Monday from the Board of Animal Health reveals that they have pulled their operations out of the Dubois County Fairgrounds due to the winding down of the activities related to the eradication of the Avian Flu at area poultry farms. The release states, “With the completion of on-farm MORE >

Holiday World Set to Hire For Upcoming Season

February 1, 2016 SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to receive a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming weeks. “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who want to help families enjoy their vacations with us,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President MORE >

Update with Sue Ellspermann

February 1, 2016 Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann stopped by WITZ on Friday and took the time to give us an update on legislative activities in Indianapolis. We asked her about the Roads and Bridges funding going through the General Assembly right now. She says that Governor Pence doesn’t want to raise taxes for infrastructure but MORE >

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