Morning News: Wednesday January 25th 2023

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 10:39am

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News:

Nearly a week after an active shooter incident, the Walmart store on the west side of Evansville has reopened. Officials with the company announced that the store on South Red Bank Road reopened at 6:00 a.m. today. That's after an active shooter incident that unfolded at the store last Thursday. Police said a former employee of the store, Ronald Mosley II, walked in with a handgun and targeted employees while they were gathering for a meeting late that night. Mosley was killed after exchanging gunfire with authorites, but not before shooting a former co-worker, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. Mosley had previously been arrested and banned from the store in 2022, after authorities said he attacked multiple coworkers. While Mosley faced four misdemeanor counts in the case and was attending Mental Health Court for treatment, court officials said they had no legal reason to prevent him from owning a gun. Police haven't said how Mosley got the 9mm handgun used in the attack.

 

Jasper Native Scott Rolen, a seven-time All-Star who won eight Gold Glove Awards for fielding at third base during a 17-season career in the major leagues, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. Rolen was the only one of the 28 candidates to reach that threshold with 297 votes, which accounted for 76.3 percent of the electorate. He will be honored during Induction Weekend 2023 July 21-24 in Cooperstown, N.Y., at the July 23rd Induction Ceremony on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Rolen attended Jasper High School and was named Indiana’s Mr. Baseball during his senior season in 1993. He also played basketball and tennis and was a runner-up for Indiana’s Mr. Basketball. During Rolen's 17-year MLB Career, he played for the Phillies, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Reds.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville is joining their college partners along with Deaconess to raise the walls on the second house for their Building Homes and Health partnership. That event is set to happen today at 10 a.m. The collaboration includes Indiana University School of Medicine, University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville. According to a press release, Deaconess is funding the collaboration, which is sponsoring the homes of three local families completing the Habitat homeownership program. Officials say students in health profession fields from the three universities are taking part in the construction of the houses alongside Habitat staff, volunteers and future homeowners. According to a release, the event will take place on Oakley Street in Evansville.

 

There is a state proposal to potentially raise Indiana State Trooper pay. Currently, starting pay for a first year Indiana State Trooper is just over $53,000, but a proposal could change that. The minimum pay for troopers could get up to $70,000 under Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Budget proposal. The proposal has not yet been approved by the general assembly.

 

Sports:

- Mt. Vernon Girls Basketball (1-19) lost at Wood Memorial, 42-24. 

- North Posey Girls Basketball (9-9) fell at home against South Spencer, 40-27. 

- In Mens College Basketball last night...Illinois (14-6) beat Ohio State at home, 69-60. Notre Dame (9-12) got beat at NC State, 85-82. Ball State (13-7) tumbled hard at home against Buffalo, 91-65. Indiana State (13-9) suffered a tough loss at Drake, 70-68.  UK (14-6) pounded Vanderbilt on the road, 69-53. 

- The Indiana Pacers (24-25) snapped a 7-game losing streak by defeating the Chicago Bulls at home, 116-110. Myles Turner and Bennedict Mathurin each had 26 points for the Pacers. 

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