EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University has officially released its request for site proposals for a new medical school facility in the Evansville area.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/IMLdUw ) the request calls for a minimum of 170,000 square feet, must include future expansion capability and must be ready for occupancy by July 1, 2017.
IU, the University of Southern Indiana, the University of Evansville and Ivy Tech Community College will offer programs at the center. IU’s Evansville campus serves students for two years now, but the new site would allow students to finish their medical education in Evansville.
The school is expected to have 1,700 to 2,000 students taking part in programs offered by the four schools.
The deadline to submit proposals in Jan. 31. Proposals will be reviewed in February.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) – A large fire destroyed a southern Indiana restaurant, with flames soaring high through the roof as it burned overnight.
Authorities say the fire broke out late Monday at Sam’s Food & Spirits in New Albany.
Police tell the News and Tribune that no one was inside at the time and no injuries were immediately reported. WHAS-TV reports firefighters needed about three hours to put out the flames after an alarm came in from a kitchen sensor.
Restaurant owner Sam Anderson says he’ll somehow figure out how to reopen but that he’s disappointed for his workers and customers as the restaurant was set to host many Christmas parties.
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A current Dubois County Commissioner has been chosen to serve on a prestigious board of directors.
Randy Fleck was elected as vice president of the board of directors for the Indiana Association of County Commissioners. The elections were held last week at the group’s annual conference. The 3-day-long conference also featured workshops and breakout sessions not only for elected officials, but also for their support staffs.
Fleck will represent elected county commissioners in all 92 Indiana counties in his new role. Wayne County Commissioner Ken Paust (a past president of the association) says Fleck will be a great spokesperson for the association.
The board of directors determines the policies and legislative goals for the Indiana Association of County Commissioners.
A Martin County man was arrested yesterday morning after a weekend investigation into drug activity.
Back on Friday, Indiana State Police received information about possible ongoing drug activity at a residence in the 300 block of Water Street in Shoals. Troopers secured a search warrant through the investigation and went to search the residence at 8:30 yesterday morning.
When they arrived there, police found that the man living there (38-year-old Larry Holt of Shoals) was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Holt was taken into custody without incident and was lodged in the Martin County Jail.
Holt faces Class D felonies for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Department also assisted.
Police have now released the name of the Washington teen who was fatally shot early Friday morning.
17-year-old Devan Burris of Washington was pronounced dead at Daviess Community Hospital in the early morning hours on Friday. Police say a shooting was reported in the 2200 block of Oak Grove Road just before 2:15 am Friday morning. Police were also told that two vehicles had stopped at the Ebenezer Church and a pair of gunshots was heard. One of the vehicles, described as a silver or gold Cadillac fled the scene. The second car was found with a gunshot through it when police arrived.
According to the report, police received another call about 10 minutes later stating that an unknown person had dropped off a gunshot victim at the emergency room at Daviess Community Hospital. Emergency room staff spent about 30 minutes working on Burris before he was pronounced dead.
Shortly after all of this occurred, police took 2 people into custody in connection with the case. It is unknown at this point whether or not the two were suspects.
Police say their investigation into the events surrounding this shooting is still ongoing.
Weekend weather continues to have an effect across our listening area this morning.
All school districts in Dubois, Pike, Daviess, and Spencer Counties are closed today. Perry Central schools are also closed while Tell City/Troy Township Schools are on a 2 hour delay this morning. Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University are also closed today.
Now the weekend storm dumped at least 6 inches of snow all across our WBDC listening area over the weekend. Some places in Dubois County got up to 9 inches of snow while parts of Pike County got as much as 11 and 1/2 inches of snow and other places got as much as 13 inches of snowfall. Several communities and counties were in a state of emergency on Friday into Saturday. Those included Huntingburg and Ferdinand locally. Perry and Martin Counties also were in a state of emergency over parts of this past weekend as the storm moved through. Several weekend events, such as the Loogootee Christmas Stroll and the Huntingburg Christmas Parade were also cancelled as a result of the weather.
With the end of this storm, forecasters have a bit of a chance to look back at their work in predicting it. Kevin Deitsch is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville. He says overall, the tracking of this storm was what had been originally anticipated:
Deitsch says though this storm was a big storm and caused a lot of havoc, it isn’t necessarily indicative of what we’ll see the rest of this winter:
State, county, and local road crews all put in long hours this weekend and in spite of schools being closed, main roads locally were pretty well cleared of snow though there are still slick spots. For up-to-date road conditions, you can go to the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at in.gov/indot or trafficwise.in.gov.
The storm also brought frigid temperatures with it as lows could drop into the single digits over the next couple of nights. A warm up is expected later this week.