Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Briefs

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Briefs

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KNOX COUNTY, IND.

Ind. woman dies in vehicle wreck

A Linton, Ind., woman was killed Wednesday morning in a single- vehicle wreck in Knox County.

The crash occurred around 10 a.m. on Indiana 67 south of Scepter Road.

Joyce Landis, 63, was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she died from her injuries.

Her husband, William Landis, 65, was taken to good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where he is being treated for chest injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates William Landis' 2006 Lincoln Mark pickup truck was southbound on Indiana 67 when for no apparent reason it left the roadway on the west side and struck a fence. The vehicle continued to travel southwest through a farm field, a small wooded area and across a steep drainage ditch before striking an earthen embankment.

SOUTH BEND, IND.

FDA says recalled shrimp safe to eat

The Food and Drug Administration has informed Martin's Super Markets a brand of frozen shrimp it recalled last month is safe to eat.

The bacteria found in the shrimp are found naturally in many seafoods, including shrimp. The FDA says if the food is cooked properly, the bacteria usually don't make people sick.

The store chain voluntarily pulled Harvest of the Sea brand shrimp from its freezers during the weekend of Feb. 17 and 18 after a South Bend hospital alerted the county health department it had a patient with a certain type of bacteria in his system. That man died a week later.

County health officer Dr. Thomas Felger said the man was battling another type of illness and had a weakened immune system.

FORT WAYNE, IND.

Air Force proposes cutting 152 jobs

The Air Force is proposing to eliminate 152 jobs at the Indiana Air National Guard base in Fort Wayne as part of its plan to replace A-10 fighter jets there with reconnaissance aircraft.

The 122nd Fighter Wing said in a news release Tuesday it had been informed the cuts would include 85 full-time personnel. …

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