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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – Officials are warning the public not to fall for scams during the coronavirus health situation and to report suspected fraud to the National Disaster Fraud hotline.
Suspicious emails, texts or any forms of suspicious communication related to the COVID-19 crisis should be reported to the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) Hotline at 1-866-720-5721, or to the NCDF e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
United States Attorney Josh Minkler, of the Southern District of Indiana, says the office continues to serve the citizens of the district during the pandemic.
“We find ourselves in a place where most Americans have never been. Hoosiers are experiencing many different emotions and concerns including the care of family and friends, furthering their children's education and protecting their livelihoods," he said, explaining that criminals tend to prey on others' weaknesses during trying times.
"Unfortunately, criminals are finding ways to use this unique time to take advantage of our elderly, sick and economically disadvantaged citizens by an array of fraudulent and illegal schemes," he added.
The office looks to investigate and prosecute those taking advantage of those who are vulnerable.
Minkler announced that he has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Sawa to serve as the Coronavirus Coordinator for the Southern District of Indiana.
In that capacity, AUSA Sawa will leverage local, state and federal law enforcement resources to protect citizens against this rising threat of COVID-19 fraud schemes.
For the most up-to-date information about #COVID19, visit the CDC’s website at http://cdc.gov/COVID19 .
Indiana Department of Transportation
VIGO COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the contract for the pedestrian bridge between West Terre Haute and Terre Haute was awarded to Beaty Construction for $6.6 million.
Watch for lane closures on eastbound U.S. 150 (National Ave.) beginning this week for utility relocation. These closures will take place daily between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, weather permitting.
The pedestrian bridge will be just over one mile in length and have a 10 ft. clear space for walking or biking with overhead lighting and will have an overlook area near the midpoint looking out over the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife area. The project is scheduled for completion in October of 2021.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry