55 people have died from overdoses in Vanderburgh County so far this year, compared to last year's overall total of 50 deaths.
Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.
The county's anti-discrimination ordinance will now include sexual orientation and gender identity.
In the first two months of this year, there have been three confirmed fatal doses of such drugs.
Hundreds of cases statewide could be at risk following a mistrial in Evansville in an arson and explosives case.
Richard Barnes was found guilty of shoving an officer who tried to follow him through his apartment door during a domestic-violence investigation.
8th District Congressman Brad Ellsworth announced in an e-mail Friday that he plans to run for the U-S Senate seat soon to be vacated by Evan Bayh.