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Indiana's Jobless Rate Drops!

The job market is improving in Indiana. The Department of Workforce Development says the state's jobless rate fell to 7.9 percent in April. That's the lowest it's been since November 2008. The agency says the private sector added more than 15,000 new jobs, the fourth-largest one-month increase in 22 years. The unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent from March. Kentucky's jobless rate is 8.3 percent. It's 8.7 percent in Illinois.<!-- Below is only used by KNS --><!-- /is only used by KNS --><!-- below for ap registry -->

Subway Robbed...Again

Maybe it's time for a change in security policies. An armed robbery at the Subway restaurant located at 1677 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville. A guy came into the restaurant around 9:15 p.m. just before closing wearing a mask. he had a silver hand gun and fled the scene with cash. Police say 2 workers were inside the restaurant at the time, but no customers. No one was hurt. This is the same Subway restaurant that was robbed less than a month ago.

Lawn Equipment Theft

Cops caught em in the act....Officers responded to 16 N Frederick for a burglary in progress. They saw a truck leaving the scene and made a traffic stop. Police found a lawn mower and a weed eater taken from the garage at the home. The owner verified that nobody had been given permission to enter his garage or take any property. The would be gardeners, 2 women and a man in the truck were arrested for Burgalry and theft.

Election Results Available Here

The big stories from Tuesday's election: State Treasurer and former Vanderburgh County Commissioner Richard Mourdock wins in a landslide over veteran U.S. Senator Richard Lugar; Congressman Larry Buschon scores a strong victory over Kristi Risk in the 8th District race.

Click HERE for Vanderburgh County results.

New poll in Lugar & Mourdock race

A dramatic reversal in the final Howey-Depauw poll before Tuesday's election. It finds veteran Sen. Richard Lugar trailing State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by ten points -  48 percent to 38 percent. It was taken Monday and Tuesday of this week. The last Howey-DePaul poll conducted a month ago had Lugar leading Mourdock 42 to 35 percent. Mourdock is a former Vanderburgh County Commissioner. Lugar has been a U.S. Senator for six terms - after serving in the Indiana General Assembly and as Mayor of Indianapolis.

The state of the air in Vanderburgh County improves

An American Lung Association "State of the Air" report gives Vanderburgh County passing grades for ozone and particulate levels. Head of Sustainability Dona Bergman says that for the first time, Vanderburgh County has been designated by the EPA as "in attainment" with a new, and stricter ozone standard. The Lung Association report reflects air quality from 2008 through 2010, and Vanderburgh County's grade improved from an "F" on the previous report to a "C" this time.

County Clerk Susan Kirk announces early voting options

Library voting starts the week of April 30


Early voting (for voters who choose to vote early at the Election Office, Libraries or the designated Saturday Vote Centers)

Early voting ends May 7th at noon.

Monday thru Friday
8 am to 4 pm
April 9th to May 7th at noon

8 am

Murder for Hire Plot Busted

A Princeton couple faces felony charges in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme. State police say 31-year-old Jason Gardner met with an undercover ATF agent posing as a hit-man in the Walmart parking lot in Princeton Sunday night. Gardner paid the undercover officer $900 and allegedly agreed to pay an additional $1,100 to kill his ex-wife. Gardner was arrested without incident. Officers later arrested his current wife, Pamela Gardner. Police say Gardner was involved in an child custody battle with his ex-wife.

Students Break "into" School

They say they were just looking for souvenirs. Evansville Police arrested two teenage boys accused of breaking into the old North High School building on Stringtown Saturday night. Officers responded to a burglar alarm, surrounded the building, and prepared to send dogs in. But before deploying a K-9 unit, police say 18-year-old Joseph Logsdon exited the building and then, a 17-year-old boy was found near the football field. They apparently got in through an unlocked window, and both were arrested for burglary.

Van Crashes into Bedroom

Scary moments on Evansville's Southeast Side, when a van driven by an elderly woman crashes into a house. It happened yesterday Sunday at the home of 40-year-old Michael Babb at 1924 S. Parker Drive. Police say the driver, 82-year-old Lora Niles of Evansville, was trying to park her van at a nearby church when she accidentally hit the gas pedal, panicked, and drove into the house. The van ended up in Babb's bedroom, but he was in the kitchen and not injured. Nobody else was home. Niles was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center to be checked out.

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