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Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Hopkins Co. flattens COVID-19 curve, residents attempt returning to normalcy

Los Angeles allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

  5 new cases of COVID-19 in Vanderburgh Co.; Indiana deaths up 21

  Summer child care options for local families

  Bike shops witness rise in sales, repairs during pandemic

  History in the making as House is poised for proxy voting

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  Evansville family shelter seeking donations to accommodate more residents

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

  Local restaurants using mobile technology to keep customers safe amid pandemic

Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

KY surpasses 9k total COVID-19 cases, 400 deaths

  Senator Todd Young stops in Evansville to discuss ‘RESTART Act’

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent this summer.

IL surpasses 5k total COVID-19 deaths

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced 1,111 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 160 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.

  CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.

  Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Independence Day Fireworks called off in Mt. Vernon

  Landlord threatens Texas church’s lease over COVID relief effort

YMCA of Southwestern IN hosting Summer Day Camp

  Ford heats up police SUVs to 133 degrees to kill COVID-19

  CDC: More than 62,000 healthcare workers sickened by COVID-19, at least 291 dead

NerdWallet: Looking for safer ways to pay? Go contactless

Breaking old habits of forking over cash or swiping a credit card may be challenging, but contactless payments themselves are easy to use and may even help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Red Cross in need of blood donations as non-urgent, elective procedures resume

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals resume non-urgent and elective procedures.

  AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Among Americans who say they wouldn’t get vaccinated, 7 in 10 worry about safety.

Daviess Co. Public Library to gift 5 seniors with college survival baskets

The Daviess County Public Library is giving away five college survival gift baskets to local graduating high school seniors.

  Campers back at Scales Lake

Tuesday was the first day campers were welcomed back for the season.

  COVID-19 testing site open in Henderson

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says a Kroger Site will be open at the Henderson Community College.

  Early voting begins in Vanderburgh County with social distancing

Early voting started on Tuesday in Vanderburgh County. And despite the pandemic, people were allowed inside polling locations.

  Posey County Fair canceled

The Posey County Fair Association’s Board of Directors announced the decision on Facebook Tuesday.

  Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

By allowing the casinos to reopen, with new rules on social distancing and sanitizing, the governor said Nevada would again welcome visitors but would be prepared to close down again if there is a spike in cases.

Walt Disney World presenting plans for reopening parks

Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando will present their proposals for phased reopenings before an Orange County task force on Wednesday, said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.

  Family learns of NY nursing home resident’s death of coronavirus from funeral home

More than half the nursing home residents and 10% of the workforce have tested positive for COVID-19, according to New York state data.

Ky. State Fair board remains positive about potential festivities

The state fair is held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville each year.

  EVSC announces commencement dates

EVSC has just announced commencement dates and times for the class of 2020.

  Gov. Beshear on effigy: ‘A celebration of assassination in front of where I raise my children'

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear took time Tuesday during his daily briefing to discuss the doll with his image that was hanged in effigy at the State Capitol.

Kentucky and Indiana theme and water parks preparing to reopen

Kentucky Kingdom and Holiday World are two area amusement parks getting ready to open.

  Hancock Co. High School hosts graduation parade

The class concluded the parade with students walking on stage accepting their diplomas.

  Farm aid program opens for applications Tuesday

Farmers and ranchers have been walloped by issues related to the closures of restaurants and schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Stocks rise on Wall Street, but US braces for 100,000 deaths

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged at the opening bell, even as the official U.S. death toll closed in on 100,000, a mark President Donald Trump once predicted the country would never see.

  Green River District shares address of COVID-19 patients to help first responders

The Green River District Health Department is now sharing the addresses, but not the names of confirmed COVID-19 patients with first responders.

Ky. Gov. Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions.

NHL adopts 24-team playoff format if it can resume season

The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play.

  Muhlenberg Co. loses millions from TVA closing

Tennessee Valley Authority’s Paradise Fossil Power Plant shut down in February, and county officials say they’re now seeing a dip in their budget after losing millions of dollars in TVA funds.

US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades

Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma have been informed that the Justice Department has closed investigations into their stock trades.

  Deadlocked Congress shifts virus focus to small business aid

It's a defining moment for the political parties heading toward the election and one that will affect the livelihoods of countless Americans suddenly dependent on the federal government.

  Evansville Civic Center partially reopened

Employees have now started coming back.

  United Way of Southwestern Indiana hosting virtual K-Camp

The United Way of Southwestern Indiana is hosting its annual K-Camp this summer, but leaders have decided to host this program virtually.

  Mayor Winnecke addresses different mental health resources

All of the mental health professionals strongly encourage people to check up on their family, friends, and children to make sure that any trauma during the pandemic hasn’t affected their mental health.

IL surpasses 113K positive cases

Gov. Pritzker announces 113,195 total people have tested positive for COVID-19 along with 4,923 total deaths.

  What psychiatric problems can follow a severe case of COVID-19?

Delirium, confusion and agitation may be common for people while hospitalized with severe coronavirus infections.

  Six Flags announces new safety measures for when parks reopen

If you are planning a trip to Six Flags this year, you will need to know about the new policies the company has put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

Doctors and scientists at dozens of hospitals and universities around the globe are seeking answers while trying to measure virus patients’ risks for clots and testing drugs to treat or prevent them.

Muhlenberg Co. Health Department reports 2 additional cases

No new cases reported in Green River District or Hopkins County.

Few new COVID-19 cases reported locally, Indiana deaths up by 18

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated the coronavirus map.

  Bell rings but trading floor chaos subdued as NYSE reopens

The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened for the first time in two months with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ringing the iconic bell, but the controlled chaos was more subdued Tuesday under new pandemic rules.

  Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

The industry has historically relied on foreign-born workers — from people in the country illegally to refugees — for some of America's most dangerous jobs.

  Pandemic precautions alter airport security procedures

If you haven’t flown since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, things at the airport are definitely different.

  Scales Lake Park in Boonville reopening Tuesday

Scales Lake in Boonville will open Tuesday for the season.

  Vanderburgh Co. courts to begin reopening Tuesday

Judge Les Shively announced in a press conference Thursday that Superior Court will reopen May 26.

  Boy Scout, 13, plays ‘Taps’ nightly outside NJ veterans’ home hit by coronavirus

At least 79 veterans at the hard-hit New Jersey facility have died from COVID-19.

  Evansville’s Inflatable Fun Factory sees decline in customers despite reopening

Although the Factory specializes in “bounce parties,” it’s not the entertainment some parents are seeking in the times of a pandemic due to the high-contact nature of the bouncing.

  Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

U.S. authorities warned beach-goers to heed social-distancing rules to avoid a resurgence of the virus that has infected 5.4 million people worldwide and killed over 345,000, including nearly 100,000 Americans, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

  Burdette Park reopens in time for Memorial Day

As Memorial Day began, many Burdette Park visitors found themselves running from the sun and having picnics under the trees.

  Trump honors war dead in events colored by pandemic’s threat

President Donald Trump honored America’s fallen service members on Monday as he commemorated Memorial Day in back-to-back appearances in the midst of the pandemic.

Gov. Beshear hanged in effigy at 2nd Amendment protest at Capitol

Protesters hung an effigy of Governor Andy Beshear Sunday. Some argued it was a peaceful protest.

  Owensboro-Daviess Co. Veterans Organization finds way to honor veterans amid pandemic

Local leaders read the names of veterans who have died since Memorial Day last year. But the Veterans Organization chairperson says things had to be different this year.

  Owensboro tattoo shop ecstatic about reopening

Hooded Crow Tattoo and Permanent Cosmetics opened their doors for the first time since early March - which has put a strain on their business.

  Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool open for the summer

Jasper Park officials say due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, capacity has been cut in half.

Ewing out of hospital after being treated for COVID-19

The 57-year-old Hall of Famer, who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks in the NBA, announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital.

  Kentucky hair salons re-opening

Shear Attractions in Henderson is just one hair salon that is welcoming their clients back.

  NY Times publishes names of lives lost to virus on front page

They gathered information about victims from across the country and pointed out that they represent only about 1% of the total number.

  How to stay safe while stepping out during a pandemic

By now, all 50 states have reopened to some degree and while experts are warning moving too fast could accelerate the COVID-19 pandemic, many are wondering if it is even safe to visit businesses.

  Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

When Biden emerged on Monday, he wore a face mask, in contrast to President Donald Trump, who has refused to cover his face in public as health officials suggest.

UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems, there would be “a temporary pause” on the hydroxychloroquine arm of its global clinical trial.

  High prices at grocery stores and supply chain disruptions expected to persist

Americans looking to get outside this holiday weekend, maybe fire up the grill, should be prepared to see high prices at grocery stores, especially cookout staples like ground beef and chicken.

  Crowds pack pool bar at Lake of the Ozarks amid pandemic

Pasmore said, while at Backwater Jack's, he didn't see anyone practicing social distancing.

  Sunset Cemetery holds Memorial Day service

Some who attended the service told us that regardless of a pandemic, there always needs to be a way to recognize the day.

  Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from N.C. governor

Trump's tweets about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.

Green River District reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

The Green River District Health Department reported two additional COVID-19 cases on Monday.