Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:08 PM EST2013-12-04 21:08:10 GMT
EVANSVILLE (WFIE) -Evansville Police are on the scene of a barricaded gunman. According to the department's Facebook page, it happened Wednesday morning in the 1500 block of South Alvord Boulevard. DispatchersMore >>
Several streets near Covert Avenue and South Alvord Boulevard were closed Wednesday morning as police responded to a man who barricaded himself inside his home. More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:01 PM EST2013-12-04 04:01:42 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police and emergency crews are on the scene of an accident on I-164 near mile marker 11. According to dispatch, a dump truck ran off the road and down an embankment. No other carsMore >>
I-164 is back open on Tuesday night after a semi carrying a load of coal ran off the roadway. More >>
South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events to commemorate the liberation struggle icon that will...More >>
South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela as a large contingent of foreign dignitaries, including royalty, begin arriving in the...More >>
POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -
A Posey County Township says they will not provide emergency assistance to anyone unless you first get a drug test.
We have had a few people say they don't believe this new policy is a good idea, but the vast majority of those online, as well as those 14 News spoke to on Monday, believe this is a step in the right direction.
"I am responsible to the taxpayers, and also, I am responsible to the clients. I want to help them, and we've had to redefine the word 'help,'" said Lindsay Suits, Black Township's trustee.
Suits says her office is now helping emergency assistance clients, by making them accountable for drug use.
"We now have drug testing that began on January 13th, 2013. I don't want to have our clients dependent on drugs, because then that cycle of dependency is harder to break. Because, then they won't be able to get a job," Suit told 14 News.
Suits also says she wants to make sure applicants are using money to pay for things like water and energy bills, instead of drugs.
"Probably, every one of each small communities that you will come in contact with, there will be a drug problem," Mt. Vernon resident Shanell Evans said.
Evans has lived in Mt. Vernon for two years, and says that in that time, she has noticed a drug abuse problem. She believes this new policy could be an incentive to stop drug use in Posey County.
"We take steps in the right direction. Sometimes, they're small steps. But, this is a very small part in the whole big picture, when it comes to fixing this problem," Suits said.
Suits also says that curtailing drug use will help taxpayers. She says while it does cost $60 per drug test, that dollar amount is much less than the hundreds a client would normally receive.
She also says the office saves money with this because some people simply choose to bypass the process, since they know they won't pass the test.
Black Township is the first Indiana township to screen all applicants for emergency township assistance for drugs.
Indiana isn't among seven states that require welfare applicants to have drug screens.
Friday, December 6 2013 4:46 PM EST2013-12-06 21:46:36 GMT
A woman has been arrested after police say she used her small child to enter her neighbor's home though a doggie door to steal.Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies arrested Cheryl Keele, 25, at her homeMore >>
A woman has been arrested after police say she used her small child to enter her neighbor's home though a doggie door to steal.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:48:17 GMT
14 News, the Tri-State's News and Weather Leader is proud to announce a full featured weather app for Apple and Android devices. Our new weather app has an interactive radar, 10 day and hourly forecastsMore >>
14 News has a new weather app in the iTunes store and Android market. It has interactive radar, hourly forecasts and targeted weather alerts.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 1:28 AM EST2013-12-06 06:28:26 GMT
A second case of disturbing animal abuse has been discovered involving a puppy's mouth tied shut. A man found a puppy in a box with filthy blankets in Kane Park in Gresham at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The puppyMore >>
A second case of disturbing animal abuse has been discovered involving a puppy's mouth being tied shut.More >>
Saturday, December 7 2013 2:54 AM EST2013-12-07 07:54:07 GMT
PIXLEY, CA (KMPH/CNN) – A mom in California is searching for answers after she says a teacher locked her 5-year-old daughter in a dark classroom. The mother, Hilda Salazar, says it happened on TuesdayMore >>
Mom searching for answers after she says teacher locked her 5-year-old daughter in a dark classroom.More >>
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