Afternoon News: Friday January 20th 2023

Friday, January 20th, 2023 12:00pm

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News:

Evansville Central Dispatch confirms authorities responded to an active shooter situation on Thursday night. Dispatch says this happened at the Walmart located on South Red Bank Road in Evansville. The call originally came in at 9:59 p.m. Police say they have identified the suspected gunman as 25-year-old Ronald Mosley II. The gunman was shot and killed. Authorities say Mosley was a former employee at the store. According to EPD, the female victim who was shot currently works at Walmart. The woman was flown to a hospital to be treated. Sgt. Anna Gray with the Evansville Police Department says that when police arrived, officers immediately entered the building. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the shooting, with both deputies and police officers going inside to locate the gunman. Police say when law enforcement entered the building, Mosley opened fire at officers. Multiple police officers returned fire. Gray says Mosley would fire and then run off, leading the officers around the store. Officials say anyone who was at the store or was injured in the incident should contact police.

 

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra received a big check during a presentation on Thursday. The Philharmonic received over $200,000 from the Vanderburgh County Commissioners and council members to help the orchestra. Kim Bredemeier, executive director of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, says they are currently partnering with other nonprofits in the area to help present their new “Tradition Series.” Tickets are free this season to all currently enrolled students.

 

People in need of food can come to Pleasant Ridge Estates today as Feed Evansville will be handing out food boxes from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The address in 4901 Pleasant Ridge Drive. That’s on the northeast side of Evansville.

 

A bill to help prevent human trafficking in Indiana is one step closer to becoming law. On Thursday, House Bill 1196 passed on its second reading. There were no amendments to the proposal. The legislation would require training for people getting their commercial driver's licenses or permits. They would learn how to recognize, prevent, and report possible human trafficking. The House has to hold a third reading before it goes to the Senate for consideration.

 

Sports:

- Mt. Vernon Boys Basketball (5-9) takes on Harrisburg at 5:30 PM over at the Carmi White County Tournament. You can hear the game on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com. 

- North Posey Boys Basketball (9-6) heads on the road to play South Spencer at 7:00 PM. Catch the game on 98.9 WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com. 

- Evansville Womens Basketball (7-7, 2-4) travels to Bradley at 7:00 PM. 

- The Indiana Pacers (23-23) continue their road trip at the Denver Nuggets at 8:00 PM. Pacers have lost 5-straight games. 

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