New Indiana Law Addresses Legal And Civil Issues For People Who Forcibly Enter A Locked Vehicle To Remove An AnimalOn April 26th, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed Indiana House Bill 1085 into law. The law addresses legal and civil issues for civilians who forcibly enter a vehicle to remove a domestic animal. There are several key points to this law that people need to be aware of before taking any action.—-The animal must be a domestic animal as defined by Indiana statute—-You must feel the animal is imminent danger of serious bodily injury (The law does not specify hot or cold temps)—-You MUST call 911 or contact a law enforcement officer, animal control officer, a firefighter, or other emergency responder BEFORE you forcibly enter the vehicle—-You will be responsible for 50% of the cost to repair damage that you cause—-You MUST only use the amount of force reasonably necessary to enter the vehicle—-You MUST remain with the animal until one of the previously listed public safety officials arrive—-You will be immune fro m criminal liability if you followed the law—-The owner of the animal is immune from civil liability if you are injured by an animal after you forcibly enter a vehicle—-Public safety officials and certain veterinary professionals are immune from all criminal and civil liabilityIf you are concerned about an animal that has been left in a car in the city of Evansville, we recommend that you call 911 and wait for a public safety official to arrive. Doing so will protect you from all potential liabilities. If you feel you can’t wait, please follow the listed guidelines to ensure you receive the protections provided by the new law.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The City Of Evansville Deserves A First Class Hotel Evansville, IN – Mayoral candidate Gail Riecken at a press conference today discussed the future downtown convention hotel. While construction has started on the parking garage that will serve both the hotel and the future IU medical center, construction of the actual hotel is yet to begin. The original plan proposed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council was a first class, 10-story hotel with a roof top bar, indoor pool and apartments. What we are getting is a completely different hotel.“No one – and I mean no one – wants a downtown convention hotel more than I do,” said Riecken. She continued, “A first class hotel the people of Evansville can afford would be a big boost for the downtown. A first class hotel is what we the taxpayers were sold by the Winnecke Administration. A first class hotel is what this city deserves. Unfortunately, the hotel being built is neither first class nor affordable.“In building this hotel the Winnecke administration was so desperate to get it done they failed four times. In the end, the residents of Evansville are getting a cheaper hotel and still paying the same price, which ends up being a higher percentage of the total cost.“After four years of failure the Winnecke administration is desperate to do something – Anything!” said Riecken. “First, the administration failed when it could not convince City Council to fund a shockingly high public subsidy in the hotel approaching $40 million. Second, the administration failed when the Winnecke administration recruited an investor to “bail out” the city in order to save the hotel deal. The deal fell millions short because the investment in the hotel and the Old National Events Plaza naming rights were not worth the price promised. As quickly as the “bail out” came in, it disappeared. Third, the administration failed when it scrapped the original first class hotel concept for the motel we now see. The developer would not finance a first class project without more free city money – smaller, less amenities, and a lower class of hotel is the result. Fourth, the administration failed when the overall price of the project went down but the City taxpayers’ financial commitment went up. We are paying more and getting less.”Gail Riecken is running for Mayor of Evansville and is a former Evansville City Council woman, Evansville Parks Director, and a current member of the Indiana State House of Representatives. She is a lifelong Evansville resident and has been married for 46 years, has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail read more
The news wasn’t as good for Clanwilliam and Thurles.They lost 8-3 to Galbally and 23-17 to Young Munster respectively. Cashel followed up their defeat of holders Shannon in the previous round with a 18-17 win over UCC at the Mardyke.Clonmel, who were beaten in last season’s final, had an equally fruitful trip to Rebel County – they beat Youghal 30-12.Kilfeacle made the best of home advantage, overcoming Highfield 23-7.
The cadet football team ‘U-17’ of B&H gathered in Čitluk, where they will take part in the first phase of preparations for participation in the tournament of the elite circle of qualifications in Scotland. They had their first training today in stadium “Krehin Gradac” under coach Sakib Malkočević.‘’This is our first gathering after the October qualifications. We have a little more than a month until the elite circle, so we have to use this time to our maximum benefit in order to make up for lost time. The players are aware that they achieved good results. However, we have to do everything in order to make another step forward‘’, said Malkočević.The B&H cadets will have two trainings on Tuesday. The first one is at 10:00 at stadium ‘Krehin Gradac’ and the second one is at 16:00 at stadium ‘Bare’, announced the B&H Football Association.(Source: Fena) read more
PASADENA – An Alhambra couple accused of killing 2-year-old Sarah Chavez pleaded not guilty Monday.Frances Abundis, 35, and Armando Abundis Sr., 32, appearing in front of Judge Teri Schwartz for their arraignment, sat silently during the brief hearing in Pasadena Superior Court.A heavy-set woman, Frances Abundis appeared tired, her long black hair pulled back in a ponytail. Armando Abundis Sr., who will now be represented by public defender Paris Cohen, looked stoic.Sarah was found dead Oct. 11 in the couple’s home in the 1700 block of South Second Street after a frantic 9-1-1 call from Frances Abundis – believed to be the child’s great aunt – indicating the toddler was not breathing. Three days later, Arcadia police arrested the couple on suspicion of murder, assault and child abuse. After a three-and-a-half-day preliminary hearing in early December, Alhambra Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench decided the couple would stand trial for murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse.Frances Abundis also is charged with possession of a pound of marijuana.At the time of the toddler’s death, the Abundises were caretakers of Sarah, whose biological mother Sophia Chavez was under investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in early 2005 after giving birth to a stillborn baby.Department social worker Nicole Nathan responded to an emergency call on Jan. 1, 2005, about the birth of the child and found Sarah with a scab over the bridge of her nose and bruises under her eyes. Nathan testified at last year’s preliminary hearing that she decided to detain the child at that time. Sarah was placed in foster care with a Los Angeles couple – Corri Planck, 37, and Dianne Hardy-Garcia, 40 – until late April, when a judge ordered her returned to the Abundises. The foster couple was present throughout most of the preliminary hearing.During that hearing, a Los Angeles County Coroner’s medical examiner testified that the toddler’s death was due to “blunt force trauma to the lower abdomen,” which resulted in the severing of a piece of her intestine, causing toxicity, shock and eventually death. But defense attorneys disputed the examiner’s contention that the injury could have only been caused by an adult, frequently indicating they believed Sarah could have fallen on a protruding object, such as a bedpost or a toy.Records show Frances Abundis brought Sarah to Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park with a broken arm the night before the child’s death. After interviews with the doctor and two nurses who treated Sarah during her visit, the state Department of Health Services determined there were indications of child abuse that should have been reported by medical staff, who are mandated by law to notify authorities of abuse.A pretrial hearing for the Abundises is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Pasadena Superior Court, Dept. E. [email protected](626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
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