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DNR confirms dead, sick deer from EHD in Clark County

Preliminary lab results were positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus in a sample of a dead deer from Clark County the DNR staff submitted to a lab for testing early this month.

Additional testing is required to determine the strain of the EHD virus. Results of testing of samples from deer from several other counties are pending.

EHD is a viral disease that may affect white-tailed deer to some degree every year. It typically occurs during late summer and early fall, and there is evidence that outbreaks may be worse during drought years. EHD is transmitted by flies commonly known as biting midges, sand gnats, and “no-see-ums.”

Humans are not at risk for contracting the hemorrhagic disease.

The testing came about from investigations DNR staff have been conducting after receiving reports of sick or dead deer in central and south-central Indiana. Clark County seems to be experiencing the most intense outbreaks thus far, but suspect reports have come from 10 counties in total.

“Although the reports DNR is receiving are consistent with EHD episodes of past years, it’s important for testing to be done on samples before it can be confirmed,” said Dr. Joe Caudell, DNR deer research biologist. “Samples need to be collected as soon as possible after the deer dies to be most useful for testing.”

Caudell worked with Indiana Conservation Officers to collect an adequate sample, the one that tested positive for EHD, on Aug. 2.

“Deer infected with EHD may appear depressed or weak and often seek out water. Other signs may include a blue-tinged tongue, swelling of the head, neck or eyelids, ulcers on the tongue and the oral cavity, or sloughed hooves,” said Dr. Nancy Boedeker, DNR wildlife veterinarian.

Hemorrhagic disease is often fatal to deer, but some will survive the illness. Not every deer in an affected area will contract the hemorrhagic disease. Localized death losses during an outbreak can range from negligible to greater than 50 percent. Outbreaks can be more severe in years in which there is a wet spring followed by a hot, dry fall. Severe outbreaks rarely occur in subsequent years due to immunity gathered from previous infections.

“If you see a deer that you suspect may have died from EHD, you can report it directly to the DNR through our website at deer.dnr.IN.gov,” Caudell said. “Just click on the link for Report a Dead or Sick Deer.”

The DNR monitors for EHD annually. The most recent significant outbreaks were in 2007 and 2012.

Rose-Hulman’s ‘Ask Rose’ Ready to Help Local Students with Math and Science Homework

Area middle school and high school students confronting math and science homework problems from a new school year can find help a phone call, email or chat session away through Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose tutoring service.

 And, it’s free!

Rose-Hulman students are available Sunday through Thursday from 7-10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) during the school year to help youth in grades 6 through 12 review math and science concepts. Connections can be made at 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) or the AskRose website, AskRose.org.

AskRose Director Susan Smith Roads says, “Homework isn’t always easy. However, AskRose makes assistance easily available through a variety of different resources, including approximately 30 tutors each night.”

She points out that rather than give students the answers, tutors guide students through homework problems to help them better understand math and science concepts. Student privacy is always protected, and students are never asked for their last name or telephone number.

The service, certified by the National Tutoring Association, has conducted approximately 700,000 tutoring sessions since starting in 1991. AskRose.org also offers more than 500 resources available through videos and downloadable reference materials.

All AskRose services are available at no cost to students or parents through a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant and financial assistance from Rose-Hulman.

AskRose Basics:

– Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers free math and science tutoring for students in grades 6-12. Students may call 877-ASK-ROSE (877-275-7673) to speak with a tutor, or go to the AskRose website, AskRose.org, to interact with a tutor online or through email. Questions filed by email and other means are answered during AskRose’s hours of operation.

– Hours of operation: 7-10 p.m. (EDT), Sunday through Thursday, through May. (The service is closed during Rose-Hulman’s holiday breaks.)

– Online resources: Students and educators may access resources and educational materials at AskRose.org.

– Sponsors: The service is supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. and Rose-Hulman.

Harrison County Inmate Roster – 8-12-19

August 11

Spurlock, John

  • Domestic Battery 

Jackson County Inmate Roster – 8-12-19

 

Inmates booked into the Jail within the last 24 hours.
 
Cummins, Adam K
Booking #: 101919
Booking Date: 08-12-2019 – 3:55 am
Charges: 35-44.1-3-1(a) Resisting Law Enforcement
16-42-19-18 Poss of Syringe
Bond: No Bond
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Forrester, Steven
Booking #: 101918
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 7:23 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 7:17 pm
Charges: 35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant
Bond: $1505
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Herrera, Hugo R
Booking #: 101917
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 3:58 pm
Charges: 9-26-1-1 Leaving the Scene PI (Ser Inj)
36-46-1-15 Invasion of Privacy
9-25-8-2 No Financ Responsib
9-30-10-16 Habit Traffic Violater
Bond: No Bond
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Inmates released from the Jail within the last 24 hours.
 
Acosta Martinez, Javier
Booking #: 101916
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 8:23 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 4:22 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox
9-30-5-1 BAC .08% to .14%
Bond: $355
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Forrester, Steven
Booking #: 101918
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 7:23 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 7:17 pm
Charges: 35-33-10-1 Rearrest-Adult/Warrant
Bond: $1505
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Perry, Deron W
Booking #: 101910
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 6:08 pm
Booking Date: 08-10-2019 – 8:53 am
Charges: 9-30-5-2 Operating Vehicle While Intox
Bond: $705
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Allman, Dennis M
Booking #: 101826
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 1:08 pm
Booking Date: 07-29-2019 – 12:23 am
Charges: 7.1-5-1-3 Public Intoxication
Bond: $355
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Prince, Shane S
Booking #: 101915
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 12:53 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 1:00 am
Charges: 9-26-1-2 Leaving the Scene-Property Dam
7.1-5-7-7 (2) Minor-Consumption of Alcohol
Bond: $355
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George, Cody W
Booking #: 101245
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 12:08 pm
Booking Date: 05-07-2019 – 11:29 am
Charges: 35-38-2.3 Probation Violation (Adult)
Bond: No Bond
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Fenton, Andrew J
Booking #: 101593
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 10:08 am
Booking Date: 06-28-2019 – 10:43 am
Charges: 0 Serve Time Superior Court
Bond: No Bond
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Scott County Inmate Roster – 8-12-19

 

Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.
 
MATEO, JEREMIAS
Booking #: SCJAIL:2019-000954
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 8:25 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 7:26 pm
Charges: IC 9-24-18-1 ~ OPERATOR NEVER LICENSED
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MARTINEZ, ERIKA
Booking #: SCJAIL:2019-000953
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 5:40 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 5:06 pm
Charges: IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR)
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Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours.
 
RUSSELL, CHARLES
Booking #: SCJAIL:2019-000904
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 9:40 pm
Booking Date: 08-04-2019 – 5:54 pm
Charges: OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANT
IC 35-43-4-2(A)MA ~ THEFT — LESS THAN $750
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MATEO, JEREMIAS
Booking #: SCJAIL:2019-000954
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 8:25 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 7:26 pm
Charges: IC 9-24-18-1 ~ OPERATOR NEVER LICENSED
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MARTINEZ, ERIKA
Booking #: SCJAIL:2019-000953
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 5:40 pm
Booking Date: 08-11-2019 – 5:06 pm
Charges: IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR)
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PARKER, JACOB
Booking #: SCJAIL:2019-000950
Release Date: 08-11-2019 – 1:55 pm
Booking Date: 08-10-2019 – 4:11 pm
Charges: IC 9-30-5-1(A)MC ~ OPERATING A VEHICLE WITH A BAC OF 0.08 OR MORE
IC 9-30-5-1-(B)MA ~ OPERATING VEHICLE WITH AN ACE OF 0.15 OR MORE
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Washington County Inmate Roster – 8-12-19

August 11

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Grant Allen Norris, 24, Salem

  • Invasion of Privacy

August 12

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Walen T Galen Gilstrap, 38, Salem

  • Failure to Appear on Felony Charge

Heather Lyn Nicholson, 25, Scottsburg

  • Here for Court

Mitchell Cane McCosky, 38, Pekin

  • Writ of Body Attachment

Daniel B. Wall, 50, Pekin

  • Operating a Motor Vehicle While Privileges Are Suspended

Abigayle R. Lewellen, 26, Pekin

  • Violation of Probation

 

Evansville Man Arrested for DUI while Transporting his Two-Year-Old Child

An Evansville man was arrested for drinking and driving while transporting his two-year-old child. 

Arrested and Charged was Christopher Fowler, 26, Evansville, IN

  • Driving While Intoxicated with a Passenger less than 18 years of age, Class 6 Felony
  • Neglect of a Dependent, Class 6 Felony
  • Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 1:20, Fowler was stopped for driving erratic near North Governor and East Columbia.

Further investigation revealed Fowler was intoxicated and had a blood alcohol content of .14%.

Fowler’s two-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle.

He was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

The two-year-old was released to her mother.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Ross Rafferty, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Evansville Police

Indiana State Police to Patrol for Drugged and Alcohol Impaired Drivers

Indiana State Police is joining approximately 230 law enforcement agencies across Indiana in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

From mid-August through Labor Day, troopers will be working overtime to locate and arrest impaired drivers. Motorists should expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols.

Overtime patrols are supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day weekend, with thousands of Hoosier families taking to their vehicles for end of the summer barbecues, football games and pool parties.

With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired.

If you see an impaired driver please call 911 and be prepared to give a vehicle description, license plate number if possible and route of travel. Here are just a few signs that a driver may be impaired:

  • Weaving, swerving, drifting or straddling the center line
  • Driving at a very slow speed
  • Braking erratically
  • Making wide turns
  • Stopping without cause
  • Responding slowing to traffic lights
  • Driving after dark with no headlights
  • Driving on the wrong side of the roadway