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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Vigo County Health Department
Oct. 3 – Oct. 18
Little Caesars, 2520 Wabash Ave (3 Critical, 4 Non-Critical) Expired Certified Food Handler, Observed pizza not marked with time to discard, Observed several gnats in and by 3-bay sink.
Penn Station, 2566 Wabash Ave -(3 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Chicken salad and salami chub found without date of disposal, Stainless steel sheet pans found dented and found with greasy film and burnt on debris, Ice scoop found dirty and pitted, white storage pans found greasy and dirty, lobby soda nozzles found dirty, Par-fried potatoes not marked with time to discard.
Ave Sayana, 2455 Lafayette Ave-(1 Critical) Found multiple items in walk in cooler, open and not date marked, found ice machine in back room with built up debris.
Pizza City, 992 Walnut St. - (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Found built up debris in ice machine observed built up debris on pan.
Joe Mugg’s Coffee Shop, 3370 S. US. Hwy 41 - (1 Critical) Observed ice machine with built up debris.
McAlister’s Deli, 3830 S. US Hwy 41- (1 Critical) Found multiple items with date mark held past 7 days and not discarded, Observed several items not marked with date of consumption.
Food Mart, 1257 Poplar St.-(2 Non-Critical)
Circle K, 1280 Lafayette Ave-(1 Non-Critical)
Family Dollar #4059, 1400 Poplar St. - (1 Non-Critical)
Establishments with No Violations
Aldi #65, 5501 S US Hwy 41
The Bucket, 2414 Prairieton Rd.
Tokyo Grill, 2950 S 3rd St.
Little Caesars, 2520 Wabash Ave.
Approved to Open
Wings and Things Mobile
Approved to Operate
Rosie Jean’s Sweet Tea and Jesus
Pop’s Kettle Pop
Heavenly Shake Ups
Fat Daddy’s BBQ
United States Attorney Josh Minkler issues release concerning the Nov. 2020 general election
INDIANAPOLIS – United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Tiffany Preston will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election.
AUSA Preston has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the Southern District of Indiana, and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights concerns in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington.
“Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud,” said Minkler. “The Department of Justice will always act appropriately to protect the integrity of the election process.”
The Department of Justice has an important role in deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur.
The Department’s long-standing Election Day Program furthers these goals, and also seeks to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open through Election Day.
Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. It also contains special protections for the rights of voters, and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them. For example, actions of persons designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law. Further, federal law protects the right of voters to mark their own ballot or to be assisted by a person of their choice (where voters need assistance because of disability or illiteracy).
The franchise is the cornerstone of American democracy. We all must ensure that those who are entitled to the franchise exercise it if they choose, and that those who seek to corrupt it are brought to justice. In order to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting rights concerns during the voting period that ends on November 3, 2020, and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, United States Attorney Minkler stated that AUSA/DEO Preston will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. She can be reached by the public at the following telephone numbers: 317-452-0242 or 317-229-2401.
In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on Election Day. The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at 317-595-4000.
Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights Division in Washington, DC by phone at 800-253-3931 or by complaint form at https://civilrights.justice.gov/ .
Please note, however, in the case of a crime of violence or intimidation, please call 911 immediately and before contacting federal authorities. State and local police have primary jurisdiction over polling places, and almost always have faster reaction capacity in an emergency.
“Ensuring free and fair elections depends in large part on the cooperation of the American electorate,” said Minkler. “It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available to my Office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.”
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News Writer: Lucy Perry