Afternoon News: Monday January 23rd 2023

Monday, January 23rd, 2023 2:00pm

Posey County Radio News and Sports

News:

The westside Evansville Walmart store remains closed after an active shooting incident happened last Thursday evening. As we reported, authorities responded to the store on the west side of Evansville late Thursday night after a man walked into the building and opened fire. That man was 25-year-old Ronald Mosley II, police said. Mosley was killed in a shootout with officers, but only after Mosley shot a former coworker in the face, sending her to the hospital. As of the last update from police, the victim in the shooting remains hospitalized, but in stable condition. The store remains closed for now, with no reopening date set in stone.

A statement from Walmart says: "The store remains closed while we provide support to our associates and determine next steps. A reopening date has yet to be finalized."

 

New Harmony Fire Department's annual Sausage and Bean Supper will be taking place this Saturday, January 28th at the Posey County 4-H Fairgrounds. Dinner will be served from 4pm until 7pm. Adult meal tickets will be $10.00 and children's tickets (12 & under) will be $5.00. This year, there will be a raffle for two guns. Raffle tickets are $10 each or 5 tickets for $40. Tickets can be purchased from any New Harmony Fire Department member, or at the door during the event. Back by popular demand, they will also have a Chinese auction this year. They ask that you bring your family and friends to help support the local fire department in their annual fund-raiser. 

 

After a brutal start to the flu season, the flu season is continuing to ease, with activity reaching low levels. On Friday, the Indiana Department of Health released its weekly influenza report, showing cases and deaths in the week ending January 14th. Officials say 156 people have died from the flu so far this season. This is 24 more deaths than reported in the previous week. Of the deaths this season, the majority occurred in people who were 65 years old or older. Nationwide, there have been 6,367 people admitted to the hospital with influenza over the last week. While hospitalizations are going down, the CDC reports that the cumulative hospitalization rate was 1.6 times higher than the highest cumulative in-season hospitalization rate dating back to 2010-2011. However, it was still lower than end-of-season hospitalization rates for all but four pre-COVID-19 pandemic seasons. The CDC says the highest rate of hospitalization is among adults aged 65 and older followed by children aged 4 years and younger.

 

Sports:

Yesterday, the IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectional pairings were released. This week is the final week of the regular season and then next Tuesday they will begin postseason play with the first round of sectionals. North Posey Girls Basketball who will play in the Class 2A Sectional 48 at Forest Park, drew the host school Forest Park in the 2nd game of the opening next Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Mt. Vernon will host the Class 3A Sectional 32 and play Memorial in the first game on the tournament next Tuesday evening at 6:00 PM.

 

Coming up this evening on 106.7 FM WMVI, it’s another edition of the Mt. Vernon Basketball Coaches Show. The show will be broadcasted live from 6:00 PM until 6:30 PM at United Fidelity Bank in Mt. Vernon. Allen Buck will host the show and chat with Wildcats Basketball Head Coach, Joe Newcomb. Mt. Vernon is coming off a 3-1 week at the Carmi White County Tournament last week, to improve their record to 7-9 on the season. They will play two games this weekend. Friday night the Wildcats will be home against Tell City and the Saturday evening travel to Pike Central.

 

North Posey Boys Basketball is 9-7 on the season and they have just one game this week. The Vikings will be home against Princeton Saturday night.

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