NOVEMBER 29TH, 2017 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAUpcoming public projects were the main focus of Wednesday night’s edition of the Traveling City Hall. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was there along with other city departments.City Engineer Brent Schmitt gave an update on projects along North Main Street and near the downtown medical school campus.He also shared plans for road projects starting next summer on Weinbach and Covert Avenues along with the roundabout coming to Haynie’s Corner.Officials say the projects are all part of a new era of growth for Evansville.Schmitt says, “We always take people’s concerns and comments you know seriously and we’ll look into those comments and concerns and we’ll continue to move forward with the approval process for the process.”After the meeting folks got a chance to share their concerns one on one with the Vanderburgh County Department heads.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Capt. Charles Magill stands outside the new Cape May County Correctional Facility. All the inmates were safely transferred to the new Cape May County Correctional Facility on Monday. Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan credited the Correctional staff with assistance from the County Prosecutor’s Office and all local police departments that participated in the orderly transfer.The new jail is located next to the old jail, which will be demolished in the future. The need for a new jail arose as the old building was not fitting within state code and was becoming too costly to maintain.“We have a great team here at the Sheriff’s office,” Nolan said in a press release. “I would like to thank the Corrections Officers transition team, County Facilities and Services employees and other County departments who have been working tirelessly especially over recent weeks to make this transfer work so well.”The Cape May County Freeholders made the decision to build a new jail based on the options that were available. Closing the old jail and sending local prisoners to other counties would have cost more than $12 million per year, which would have exceeded the cost to build a new jail in roughly three years. The issues with rehabilitating the old jail were too prohibitive to become a viable option.“We needed to protect our Corrections Officers and this new facility gives them a safe work environment,” said Freeholder Leonard Desiderio, liaison to the Sheriff’s Department. “Sheriff Nolan has done a great job finishing off this project and ensuring safety for all involved.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A street sweeper driver was killed when his truck flipped after crashing into another commercial vehicle in Lakeview on Friday morning.Nassau County police said Nathaniel Burns Jr., of Brooklyn, was driving an Isuzu street sweeper southbound on Peninsula Boulevard when his vehicle collided with an International Harvester truck shortly before 7 a.m.The victim was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office. The other driver was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.Homicide Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation, but do not suspect any criminality, police said.