Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
NEWARK, AR (KAIT) –Many schools are trying to figure out how to better protect their students in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy and other recent shootings.
The Cedar Ridge School District in Newark has proposed hiring additional security, a move that is anything but cheap.
That's why administrators have recommended raising the amount people pay in property taxes so that the district can collect new revenue to step up its security system.
Dr. Ann Webb intended to raise the local millage rate only once during her time as Cedar Ridge superintendent, but she would like to do it again to better protect her students.
"I never dreamed I would be sitting there talking about safety and security and a school shooting either, but times are changing," Dr. Webb said. "We need to step up so that we can take care of our children."
Dr. Webb would like the district to hire two full-time school resource officers, which she says would require raising one additional mill.
According to the most recent figures from the Arkansas Department of Education, the total millage in the Cedar Ridge School District is currently at 38.20, the lowest in Independence County.
The state education department reports that the Southside School District has the highest number of mills (40.20), followed by Batesville (38.75) and Midland (38.30).
Adding an additional mill to Cedar Ridge would bring its total to 39.20.
"One [extra] mill will generate approximately $142,000," Dr. Webb said.
That amount of revenue would cover the cost of salary and equipment for two officers, an annual expense estimated at more than $52,000 each.
Dr. Webb plans to station one officer at the main campus in Newark and place the other permanently at the isolated elementary school in Cord-Charlotte.
"I would feel more comfortable if there was a full-time resource officer there [in Cord-Charlotte]," she said, "and then we would share a resource officer on this campus [in Newark]."
The district currently employs a part-time resource officer, who also patrols the community of Newark and assists the Independence County Sheriff's Office when needed.
Dr. Webb says the district can hire him now full-time without a millage increase, but the additional revenue she is requesting would help fund other safety measures like the installation of extra security cameras and panic buttons.
The Cedar Ridge school board will decide if a special election is needed to vote on the millage increase.
Their decision was not immediately clear, as board members voted on that issue Tuesday evening during a regularly scheduled meeting.
They also discussed their interest in providing stipends to teachers that would like to train as reserved police officers and carry guns on campus.
"I do support it at this time," Dr. Webb said, "because I think that's what it's going to take to keep our students safe and secure."
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.