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UPDATE - Pharmacy Drug Bust


08/22/14 10:25 AM
UPDATE – This investigation has produced charges for three Owensboro residents that have been linked to this case. At this point in the investigation, it is believed that well over 50,000 prescription pills have been illegally distributed. 

Transportation Cabinet resolves failed manhole issue on KY 2121/Southtown Boulev


08/22/14 10:12 AM
OWENSBORO, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2014) – Work has ramped up this week to remedy problems caused by a failed manhole along the KY 2121/Southtown Boulevard Project in Owensboro.   Initial work has included drilling a number of wells for use in pumping gr

Stabbing at Methodist Hospital in Henderson


08/22/14 10:01 AM
Trooper Keding responded to Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY for a report of a stabbing. The victim, Richard Chumbley, had been stabbed two times. Through the investigation it was discovered that Mr. Chumbley and his girlfriend Christi Roberson had bee

A Push for Protecting Wildlife from Polluted Water


08/21/14 03:22 PM
A coalition of conservation groups claims recently weakened federal water quality standards pose a threat to wildlife in Kentucky - both from coal mining and agricultural pollution. The conservation groups are asking the U.S. District C

DCPS Celebrates Record ACT Scores!


08/21/14 03:16 PM
The average composite ACT score for Daviess County High School students who graduated in 2014 was 21.2 — above the state's average of 19.9, and the national average of 21.1. That achievement helped the district post its highest composite score i

Update on the Proposed Smoking Ban Ordinance


08/20/14 02:50 PM
Owensboro city leaders have made more changes to the proposed smoking ban ordinance.  During the second reading, Commissioners decided to exclude any existing stand-alone bars.  This does not include bars inside restaurants.  They made the

Theft By Extortion


08/20/14 02:43 PM
On August 19, 2014 Trooper Jason Pagan initiated an investigation into an Incident involving the crime of Theft by Extortion.  On August 20, 2014 Troopers and Detectives from Post 16 Henderson and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Invest

Owensboro Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop


08/20/14 11:03 AM
On Friday, August 22nd, members of the Owensboro Police Department will be available for community interaction in an informal setting to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. You can meet us from 8:00 a.m. to 10:0

OPD Investigating Robbery


08/19/14 06:01 PM
Owensboro police are investigating a robbery that was reported Tuesday afternoon. At around 1:07pm, OPD responded to the 3900 block of Evergreen Drive. The initial investigation into this incident began when the adult male victim alleged that while inside his apartment on Evergreen Drive, two male subjects entered the apartment.

Brescia University Freshman Class Dedicates A Day of Service to the Community


08/19/14 09:17 AM
Owensboro, KY – Brescia University welcomed the Class of 2018 to campus on Saturday, August 16th.  The culmination of New Student Orientation 2014 is the completion of a service project on Tuesday, August 19. New students, peer mentors, and adv

?Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over? Campaign Targets Drunk Drivers


08/19/14 08:59 AM
The Owensboro Police Department will be out in force as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign on drunk driving. The campaign runs from mid- August and will conclu

River City Cluster Dog Show Returns to Owensboro


08/18/14 03:06 PM
After six years of wandering from venue to venue after the Executive Inn Rivermont closed, the River City Cluster dog show is returning to downtown Owensboro this week.  The five-day American Kennel Club-sanctioned show opens at the Owensboro Convent

Tornado in Henderson Co.


08/18/14 02:49 PM
It came out of nowhere.  That’s what Henderson County EMA Director Larry Korber says about an apparent tornado that did damage to two residences near Robards yesterday.   Several 911 calls reported high winds and a funnel cloud that t

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WEST KENTUCKY RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR


08/18/14 01:15 PM
Owensboro, KY—Junior Achievement of West Kentucky has been awarded one of Junior Achievement USA®’s (JA USA) highest honors: the Five Star Award. The purpose of the Star Award is to recognize staff and boards of JA Areas that meet Junior A

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries


08/18/14 01:06 PM
The Kentucky State Police responded to Veach Road in reference to a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Jarrett Braden, who was operating a 1998 Ford Ranger, lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line striking Tiffany Howe, who was op

Online Bullying Still a Problem


08/17/14 09:17 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying.

Storms, Possible Tormado, Hits Area


08/17/14 09:09 PM
Showers and thunderstorms moved through the area Sunday, resulting in flooding and even reports of a possible tornado in Henderson County.  Weather spotters reported several funnel clouds associated with the storms, and the possible Henderson tornado is being investigated.  

 

USPCA Region 5 Certification Trials Are In Town


08/05/14 09:37 AM
Dozens of K9 units are back in school in Owensboro sharpening their skills. The Owensboro Police Department is hosting Regional Certification Trials this week.  K9's from Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio started at Daviess County High School parking l

Sign Up for CERT Training


07/31/14 12:22 PM
Daviess County Emergency Management is now accepting applications for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training. The training is free and upon completion the participant will receive a backpack stocked with safety equiptment and medical supplies. The purpose of the training is to teach residents how to take care of themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster before emergency

OPD Continues Search For Missing Man


07/03/14 01:22 PM
On Wednesday, July 02, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Owensboro Police Department responded to a missing person call in the 900 block of Pennbrooke Avenue in reference to missing adult, Richard Earl Noffsinger. The investigation into this case has revealed that Mr. Noffsinger left his apartment on foot at approximately 1:00 p.m. in an agitated state.

Neighborhood Cleanups Set


03/27/14 11:47 AM
Five City of Owensboro Neighborhood Alliances will host neighborhood cleanups this year. The cleanups will take place from 6am to 11am. All residents in the cleanup areas are invited to help beautify the neighborhood by picking up litter along sidewalks and streets on their cleanup day.
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