***Q-100 News***

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Jasper residents are being warned not to drink tap water because of safety concerns. Any water used for drinking or cooking should first be boiled at least five minutes. Officials say the water’s higher-than-normal amounts of manganese are having an adverse effect on the chlorine level.

Mitchell police received a call Wednesday morning reporting a 1991 Ford Ranger stolen. As well as a chrome tool box, a chainsaw, weed eater and several air hand tools and boots which were in the pickup. The Ranger was taken on West Warren Street. Later, a resident reported the maroon and silver truck was parked in his yard on Frank Street.. All the items were still in the pickup..

A woman who was killed, mutilated and organ parts consumed by her killer had posted bond two months prior for the man accused of the murder. 46 year old Tammy Blanton posted the $500 bond on July 31st for then-boyfriend Joseph Oberhansley of Jeffersonville. He was released on charges of criminal recklessness and resisting arrest. He was charged Monday with murder and abuse of a corpse.  


Monday, September 15th, 2014

Two were injured following a one-vehicle accident Saturday on Mitchell Road, south of T Street.According to a police report, at around 3:18PM, 35 year old Timothy Childers, of Bedford was driving north on Mitchell Road in a 1997 Ford F250. He said he remembered coughing when he was at Sandpit Road, but that he passed out and didn’t remember anything about the accident. The vehicle struck a rock cut on the east side of the road and then continued north. The vehicle came to a stop, facing north, on the east side of the highway. Childers required immediate medical attention at the scene and a female passenger, whose name was not included in the report, complained of pain. Four other passengers in Childers vehicle, all juveniles whose names were not listed, were taken by Seals Ambulance Service to Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. The accident report listed driver illness as a circumstance contributing to the crash.

A Lawrence County woman was injured in a one car accident Sunday. According to the crash report, at around 12:46PM, 42 year old Jodi Terry, of Bedford was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty east on U.S. 50 East in Lawrence County and was attempting to turn on Leatherwood Circle when the steering malfunctioned on her vehicle. The vehicle, then crossed Leatherwood Circle and went off the east side of the roadway before then going northeasterly across U.S. 50 and coming to rest on the north side of the highway. Terry complained of pain in her abdomen and pelvis following the accident. Terry was wearing a seat belt.

A Mitchell man was arrested after he fled from police in a vehicle Saturday afternoon. According to Bedford City Police, they received a call about a man who had a suspended driver's license for life operating a vehicle near the Parkview track. Police did not find 28-year-old Raymond Marshall at that location, but he was spotted a short time later. Police say Marshall drive by the accident scene. Police followed him that is when Marshall sped up. He then turned on Sand Pit Road and was pulled over, but then he reportedly refused to get out of the vehicle. Officers had to forcibly remove Marshall from the vehicle.Marshall was arrested on charges of driving a vehicle while having a lifetime suspension, resisting arrest by fleeing in a vehicle, resisting arrest by force and cited for reckless driving, unsafe lane movement, false registration, driving left of center and failure to use a turn signal.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg along with United States Postal Inspectors, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents, executed a search warrant at 5420 North Terry Road in rural Scott County yesterday. The search warrant was the result of an investigation that began yesterday morning after reports of alleged illegal drug activity going on at the residence. During the search, officers located approximately three ounces of Methamphetamine, with a street value of approximately $9,000.00. After the execution of the warrant, Bonnie Y. Wicker, 31, from Deputy, IN, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony. Bonnie Wicker is currently being held in the Scott County Jail. This investigation is continuing.

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle wreck that happened during Wednesday night's heavy rainfall near Bedford. According to police reports, at around 11:27PM, 29 year old Ashley Boyd of Bedford told police she was driving west on State Road 158 in her 1997 Honda Civic when she slowed down because of the severe amount of rain. She estimated she was driving about 40 mph when the Civic hit a utility pole next to the highway, near Old Farm Road. She told officers she was unaware she was driving off the road until she hit the pole. Passengers in her vehicle 18 year old Chris McCarty and 8 year old Cody McCarty of Bedford suffered leg injuries in the crash. The Lawrence County Police Department investigated the accident.

A building that had previously housed Armstrong Furniture in Bedford, partially collapsed following last nights rain storm in Bedford. Crews today began cleaning up the debris from the building located on the northwest corner of 13th and I streets in Bedford. The structure, at 1229 I St., was vacant, dilapidated and already was scheduled to be razed.

Wednesday, Septembr 10th, 2014

Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Thursday, September 11 in honor of Patriot Day. Flags should be lowered at sunrise and remain at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, September 11.Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents across the state to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the men and women who were injured or lost their lives on September 11, 2001

The 4-year-old boy Huntingburg , Indiana boy is recovering after being attacked by the family pit bull. The dog, which belongs to the boy's father, attacked and bit the boy multiple times in the head. The boy suffered numerous lacerations to his face and was taken to Jasper Hospital for treatment.According to his mother Danielle Wigodinski, Terrance is recovering after having surgery but will have to spend the next few days in the hospital. The pit bull, is currently in isolation at the Animal Control Holding Facility. Police had not made any decision on euthanizing the dog until after they see and verify the animal's vaccination chart. The owner told police he doesn't think he will keep the dog and Danielle has stated the dog will be euthanized.Police say no charges have been filed, but attack remains under investigation.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

US Rep Todd Young has announced that retired Staff Sergeant Merrill E. St. John from Orange
County is one of the winners of the 2014 Congressional Veterans Commendation for the 9th District.  St. John received his award at a recent town hall meeting.  The award is a nominations-based program designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of veterans. 

The former head of the Indiana BMV
will have to answer questions about how people ended up being overcharged for various expenses.  Reports say Scott Waddell will have to come clean about at least 28 questions he avoided in a taped deposition.  It’s part of a larger investigation into how many people were overcharged and how many millions of dollars would be involved in refunds. 

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Five people, two adults and three children were in a vehicle that crashed and caught fire around 6:40PM Sunday along Orange County Road 775 north
, just west of Orleans. According to the OC Sheriffs department, 43 year old Timothy Schell of Laporte was driving a 2003 GMC Envoy utility vehicle west on County Road 775 north. The passenger side tires dropped off the roadway as the vehicle crested a small hill. Schell over corrected, the Envoy spun out of control and hit a tree, it came to a stop facing west. Timothy Schell along with his wife Sheila and their 3 children were trapped inside the burning vehicle. OC Rural District 2 firefighters were able to quickly get Sheila and the children out of the Envoy. They were then able to get Timothy Schell out, and put out the car fire. Timothy Schell was flown by Medi Vac helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville. Sheila Schell wand the 3 children were initially transported to by ambulance to IU Health Paoli Hospital. Property damage was estimated at over 5000 dollars.

A Dubois County man suffered head injuries when he struck a guard rail along U.S. 231 south of Jasper Saturday. According to the Dubois county Sheriffs Department, at about 1:15 a.m, 65-year-old Carlos Rodriguez of Huntingburg, was southbound on U.S. 231 about a mile south of Jasper on a 2012 VIP scooter. Rodriguez was operating on the shoulder of the roadway and struck a guard rail. After striking the guard rail, Rodriguez was ejected and landed in the roadway. He suffered a head injury and possible chest and arm injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for treatment and later transferred to St. Mary’s hospital in Evansville. According to authorities, drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the accident. Rodriguez was not wearing a helmet. The scooter was a total loss.

A Kentucky man was arrested on arson charges early Sunday morning after a car was set fire on South Leatherwood Road Saturday night. A call was received at 11:34 p.m., by the Lawrence County Police Department, that a car was on fire in a driveway on South Leatherwood Road in Lawrence County. The Shawswick Township Volunteer Fire Department was then dispatched to the scene, and the State Fire Marshal’s office also was called. Opon arrival at the scene, they heard from two people who said Terrell had battered them. A female said she was struck with a stick several times. A male said Terrell had struck him several times with his fist. Craig said neither victim requested medical attention. The incident accrding to Sheriffs officials, began with the battery to the female. Terrell then is alleged to have attempted to set fire to a vehicle, and then the male was struck after having extinguished the fire. Terrell then is reported to have set fire to the vehicle again. In addition to the arson charge, 52-year-old Roy V. Terrell was charged with two counts of battery and was arrested on two warrants for failure to appear in court. Terrell was booked into the Lawrence County Jail Sunday morning. He remains in custody without bond.

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Lawrence County Coroner Rob Herr has confirmed that one person is dead following an accident that occurred Thursday morning in Mitchell. The accident occurred at 11:47 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 60 East and Meridian Road, east of Mitchell. According to information in the Mitchell Police Department dispatch log, three ambulances were needed. Mitchell First Responders also were dispatched to the scene. An accident reconstructionist also was requested. The name of the victim was not available this morning. The Mitchell Police Department has not completed the accident report and no other details available at news time.

Twenty-five southern Indiana residents face charges following multiple illegal ginseng investigations by Indiana Conservation Officers. During the past month, conservation officers targeted ginseng violations in Operational District Eight, and arrested or cited individuals in Clark, Harrison, Martin, Orange, Scott, and Washington Counties. Acting on tips, conservation officers executed multiple search warrants and seized several pounds of illegal ginseng. Additionally, several illegal drugs were seized and a stolen handgun was recovered. Indiana Conservation Officers utilized their K-9 units to track suspects and locate evidence, in addition to conducting surveillance throughout these investigations. Several leads were developed and investigations are continuing. Wild Ginseng is a plant sought for its root, valued anywhere from $500 to $1000.00 per pound, which is then sold to licensed dealers, who often export it to other countries. Legal ginseng harvest season runs from September 1 to December 31, and harvest restrictions also apply; Visit https://secure.in.gov/dnr/naturepreserve/8235.htm for more information on ginseng regulations. Citizens are urged to report natural resource violations by calling Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536, or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-TIPIDNR.

A Lawrence County woman was trapped in her vehicle and suffered minor bleeding from her head following a two-vehicle accident Thursday. According to police, at around 5:14PM 21-year-old Alexandra D. Cobb, was driving a 2003 Dodge Neon east on Eighth Street. She told police she didn’t see the stop sign when she reached R Street. The second driver, Georgetta K. Vaught, told police that, as she was driving north on R Street in her 2007 Mercury Montego, Cobb’s vehicle came into the intersection and she could not avoid the collision. Vaught said she believed the accident caused both vehicles to spin. When police arrived at the scene, they found Cobb’s vehicle facing east into an embankment at 728 R St. Vaught’s vehicle was facing southeast with the rear driver’s side against Cobb’s vehicle. Cobb suffered bleeding from her head, nose and mouth. Cobb was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

An amish man was injured and his horse euthanized following a crash that involved a horse and buggy and a semi and trailer. The accident occurred around 1:55PM Wednesday on SR 56 East of Paoli. According to the OC Sheriffs department, 75 year old Ronald Sons of Campbellsburg was driving a 1997 Peterbuilt tractor and trailer east on SR 56. When the semi crested a hill, it hit a eastbound single axel horse drawn cart operated by 54 year old Lonnie Lambright of rural Paoli. The impact knocked the buggy operator and horse off the south side of the roadway. The semi and trailer came to a stop with the tractor in the west bound lane and the truck partially blocking the east bound lane. Lambright suffered severe leg injuries and lower abdomen injuries. He was transported by ambulance to the IU Health Paoli Hospital. The horse was euthanized at the scene. Sons was reportedly not injured. Property damage was estimated at over 5000 dollars.

At 1:10 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Dubois Volunteer Firefighters were called to the report of smoke in a shop building at Patoka Regional Water and Sewer District
, 2647 N State Road 545.  A construction crew was on scene doing some digging work on an expansion project at the facility when they hit an underground power line.  This caused electric current to flow to multiple buildings at the facility, possibly through the water line the crew was working on.  Several fixtures in multiple buildings were damaged from the heavy electrical current, but there was no structural damage. Dubois REC responded to the scene in short time disconnecting all power to the facility so that the electric line could be repaired and all fixtures could be inspected. Firefighters checked all the buildings involved. The facility was operating off of generator power when units departed the scene, and would be until all repairs were made and Dubois REC got the power back on.  There were three trucks with 13 firemen responding to the scene and were there for about one hour.  They were assisted on scene by Dubois REC and Memorial Hospital Ambulance service stood by as well.   There were no injuries in the incident. 

A Lawrence County woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine. Senior Lawrence County Judge J. David Holt ordered four years of the sentence to be suspended to supervised probation. 22 year old Cecily Conn, of Bedford, also will participate in purposeful incarceration with the Indiana Department of Correction and ADAPT when she starts serving the suspended portion of the sentence. She received credit for 118 days already served. Holt was substituting for Lawrence Superior Court I Judge Michael Robbins Wednesday. During the five-minute hearing,  Conn was sentenced according to a plea agreement for the Class B felony charge. In addition to serving time in prison and on probation, Conn must complete 40 hours of community service and find a job, according to Holt. Conn was originally charged with the following: two counts of dealing in meth, Class A felonies; two counts of possession of meth, Class C felonies; dealing in meth, Class B felony; two counts of maintaining a common nuisance, Class D felonies; possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor. All charges were dismissed, according to the plea deal, except for the Class B felony charge of dealing meth.

Wednesday, September 3d, 2014

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a motorcycle accident with injuries that occurred around 8:00 PM, EST, Tuesday, on Hwy 257 in Velpen.  
According to investigators, Robert N. Williams, 27, from Milltown in Crawford County, was test driving a motorcycle, a type commonly called a “crotch rocket”, following some maintenance to the vehicle he had attempted. According to Williams, the throttle stuck at a high rate of speed as he approached a railroad track crossing. As the vehicle crossed the tracks, Williams lost control of the motorcycle, ran through a roadway ditch, and struck a bob wire fence causing severe neck injuries.
Nearby witnesses called 911. The call came in to Pike County Dispatch at 8:14 PM. After assisting Williams with his injuries, the witnesses then drove Williams approximately 8 miles west on State Road 64 to Arthur Junction and a waiting ambulance. The victim was then airlifted by AirEvac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where he remains in the critical care unit at this time.    Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Williams was wearing a helmet. The accident is still under investigation

Hoosier Hills Food Bank of Bloomington (HHFB) will be delivering food commodities Thursday, September 18, to Paoli and French Lick sites for seniors who have qualified for this federally funded program.  Participants must show valid ID such as driver's license, VA card or state ID card. Proxies who are not designated as a permanent proxy, must have a proxy form completely filled out, including the recipient's signature and the proxy's signature. Food cannot be distributed without both signatures.  here will be no deliveries by volunteer personnel working at the sites. Each client is responsible for making arrangements to receive food.
Delivery at Paoli Christian Church is set from 10 a.m.-noon.
French Lick Delivery at Springs Stadium Theater Parking Lot  off of 145 is set from 10:30 to noon.
Delivery in Orleans is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, east of Orleans Elementary School at Orleans First Baptist Church parking lot on 751 E. Washington St. Participants should enter on west side and exit on east. Delivery time is 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Follow entrance and exit signs and keep cars in park while waiting in line.
In Case of Inclement weather, listen to your local radio stations for changes of delivery.
For questions, contact Casey Steury with HHFB toll free at  866-914-4432  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DNR News Division of Law Enforcement:
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred on private property near Bedford in Lawrence County. Shortly before 5:00 p.m., an off-duty conservation officer was in his patrol vehicle and pulled up on the accident scene off Buddha Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Brandon Teague (14) of Bedford, was operating a full-size Suzuki ATV when he lost control and struck a tree. He was ejected and sustained head injuries. Teague was airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment. Assisting agencies at the scene included the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and Air EVAC. Teague was not wearing a helmet or any safety equipment. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV.

Columbus, Indiana police say three separate churches were vandalized on Sunday
.  St. Bartholomew Catholic, Lakeview Church of Christ and East Columbus Christian Church had been tagged with spray paint.  The graffiti read:  “Infidels” and “Qur’an 3:151.  Police have no suspects and are checking nearby security cameras any clues..

An Indiana dermatologist says the number of Americans with tattoos age 18 to 35 can range anywhere from 50 to 70 percent.  Dr. John Randall says removing tattoos keeps him in business.  He has worked in laser tattoo removal for 20 years.  Randalll says theres a usual “regret factor” within six months after getting a tattoo. 

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A woman pedestrian was struck by a van early this morning in Ellettsville has died. According to reports, the female pedestrian had been walking diagonally toward a gas station at Sale and Temperance streets in Ellettsville. One other car may have missed hitting the woman before she was struck. According to Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer, the female died at IU Health Bloomington Hospital of her injuries sustained in the accident. Traffic on Ind. 46 through Ellettsville was blocked as reconstructionists from the Indiana State Police were on the scene, along with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and the Ellettsville Police Department.

A IU Student died Thursday night at the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house. According to reports, Shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Indiana University Police responded to a call for medical assistance at the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house at 1020 N. Jordan Ave. Upon arrival, officers found 20 year old Kelly Ann Hackendahl a student on the IU Bloomington campus unconscious and unresponsive. Police and emergency medical personnel attempted to revive Hackendahl for nearly an hour, but were unsuccessful. In a statement issued Friday morning, IU Spokesman Mark Land said Hackendahl, a native of Libertyville, Ill., was beginning her junior year at IU and was working toward a degree in education. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

A Jackson County man was arrested in Jennings County on Monday afternoon after police found a meth lab set up in the back of an old vehicle. 30 year old Bobby Sexton II of Seymour was arrested and taken to jail on charges of manufacturing and dealing meth, possession of a syringe and possession of two or more chemical reagents. 39-year-old Diana Hupp of Edinburgh and 18-year-old Jayde Stephens of North Vernon were also arrested for their involvement, according to Maj. Jerry Shepherd with Jennings County Sheriff's Department.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This morning at approximately 11:45 a white male entered the Peoples Bank at 310 North Armstrong St. in Crothersville and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8” to 6 feet tall, approximately 175 to 200 pounds wearing a “Mr. Rogers” T-shirt, camo shorts, camo ball cap, with short “buzzed” red hair. The suspect did not display a weapon. Approximately one hour prior to the Crothersville robbery, the Centra Credit Union located on South Jackson Park Drive in Seymour was also robbed. The description of the suspect in the Seymour robbery matches that of the suspect in the Crothersville robbery with the exception of the Mr. Rogers T-shirt. The suspect in the Seymour robbery was described as wearing a blue plaid, collared shirt however investigators from the state police and Seymour Police Department believe the same suspect robbed both banks. This is the only information available at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available. Inquiries regarding the Seymour robbery should be directed to the Seymour Police Department. Anyone with information regarding either robbery is urged to contact either the Indiana State Police at 800-566-6704 (in Indiana only) or 812-689-5000 or Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.

Sheriffs officials in Lawrence County are investigating the theft of air conditioning parts from the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. According to the Sheriffs Department in Lawrence County, deputies were called to the church in the 1500 block of Trogdon Lane Tuesday afternoon at 2:40 p.m.. Taken was the fan, wiring, breaker box and some tubing. Anyone with information about the theft or who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to call the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

The Virgil I. Grissom Boyhood Home in Mitchell will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The house, where Grissom lived from age 2 through his high school years, offers a glimpse into what Grissom's formative years were like. The home is furnished with some Grissom family pieces as well as other period furnishings. The Grissom Boyhood Home is on Grissom Ave., between Seventh and Eighth streets. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 

On August 13th, Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs while  traveling in a 2011 Chevy Tahoe, a police vehicle,  on Hwy 60,  suffered a medical issue causing him  to lose control of the vehicle causing it to rollover several times.  Combs, who was wearing a set belt was taken to the St. Vincent Hospital in Salem and hospitalized.  In days prior he had been seeing a doctor concerning a high fever..  Combs stated he became progressively more ill and lost consciousness while driving.  His symptoms so closely matched those of a viral infection that doctors treated him for that over the past weeks. But the medicines he was given weren't strong enough. Doctors since have contributed the illness to a tick bite and  placed the Sheriff on strong antibiotics that he's hopeful will eliminate his fever, lack of appetite and other symptoms.  .

In Evansville, A former Harrison High School teacher has been found not guilty of deviate conduct.  27 year old Jordan McGuire was accused of giving alcohol to an 18 year old male and performing a sex act on him against his will in January of 2012.  The victim, when questioned by McGuire’s attrorney could not remember the incident of if he consented.  The jury deliberated only 15 minutes.  

A new Sheriff has been named in Clark County after the death Monday night of interim Deputy Sheriff John Kahafer.  Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden has appointed Lt. Col. Brian Meyer to the position of Chief Deputy of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.  Rpddem jas beem on an administrative leave of absence after he was indicted on criminal charges involving a prostitute in July.  He had appointed John Kahafer as interim Sheriff.  Kahafer was found unconscious in his Jeffersonville home by his wife a week ago 

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A Dubois County farmer was found after several hours of searching by local authorities. According to sheriffs authorities in Dubois County, they were alerted by a call from family members of the farmer 51 year Steve L. Noble of Haysville had last seen walking into the woods near his home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and last seen with a shotgun. The family assumed he was going squirrel hunting but after he had not returned that evening, they called police. Search efforts began with Indiana Conservation Officers and the Haysville Volunteer Fire Department around 9PM. The group searched a 20-40 acre wooded area just south of Haysville for over three hours but search efforts were called off shortly before 1 a.m. Authorities had planned on starting up again at daylight with a second search party, however, Noble was reported to have returned to his home of his own accord at about 6:30 a.m.

A fire at a Williams home was contained to one room of a house that caught fire Saturday morning. According to firefighter reports, the house, which was unoccupied, is at the corner of Hammersly Lane and Robbins Lane and the Williams Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at at 6:41 a.m. Kyle Knight, chief of the Williams VFD, said the cause of the fire is unknown, pending investigation by the State Fire Marshal. The homeowner was not at the scene and firefighters are unsure of the homeowner’s name.Five trucks and 12 firefighters responded to the fire. The Huron and Indian Creek VFDs were called to assist the Williams department. 

The Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council (OCCFYC) has begun accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. The Youth Council is open to all Orange County students in grades 8-12. Interested students should ask their school office for applications or visit the OCCF website at www.orangecountycommunityfoundation.org. The Youth Council works to empower the youth of the Orange County community by helping them better understand the philanthropic process through the fundamentals of giving. Questions about the Youth Council should be addressed to OCCF Communications and Program Associate Kelsey Roach at 812-723-4150 or via email at kelseyr@orangecountycommunityfoundation.org.

Friday, August 22, 2014

At 11:12 Thursday morning, Dubois Volunteer Firefighters were called to the report of a barn on fire at Skyview Farms, 2963 E 725 N. 
The farm raises layer hens for Wabash Valley Produce in Dubois, who also owns the farm.  The barn, which was about 50 ft by 500 ft, was used to store manure from the two barns that were about 100 ft to each side of it.  The barn to the south was full of birds.  None of the chickens in the building were harmed in the incident.  There were three trucks with 27 firemen from Dubois, three trucks with 12 firemen from Haysville,  2 firemen with one tanker from Celestine, 4 firemen with one tanker from Lost River Township, one tanker with four firemen from Madison Township, and one tanker from Orange County Rural wtih 2 firemen.  Assistance also came from Simple Transport out of Dubois with two semi tankers responding to the scene.  Knies Construction arrived on scene with a trackhoe to help tear what was left of the building. Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service was on scene as well and assisted in cooling firefighters off. Units were on the scene for about five hours and fifteen minutes.  The cause of the fire was most likey spontaneous combustion of the manure inside the building.  The structure was an entire loss.  There were no injuries during the incident.

Due to the very high heat and humidity, the Orange County Historical Societys Lindley House ice cream social for Sunday Afternoon has been cancelled. The heat index is forecast to be about 110.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2014

Three adults and three juveniles are facing charges in connection with the recent string of church burglaries, here in Orange County.
19 year old Matthew Scott Arnold, 20 year old Joshua James key and 18 year old Chelsea Denny, all of paoli were charged with 4 counts each of Level 5 felony burglary. Information on the juveniles charged was not available. The OC Sheriffs department received information that led to the arrests, on August 8th. An initiakl hearing was held for key and Arnold on August 14th in the OC Circuit Court. Their bond was set at 5000 dollars each. Denny's initial hearing is scheduled for August 25th. The break ins were reported between July 19th and 21st at the Old Union Church, Liberty Church, Valeene Church and the Stampers Creek Primitive Bapt church.

Following customer complaints that some of their mail had been tampered with and some of the contents had been taken, a Mitchell woman was arrested
. Special Agents from the United State Postal Service, Lawrence County and Mitchell Police officers went to the post office in Mitchell 3:46 p.m Tuesday. Police arrested 52-year-old Beth Dumond of Mitchell on charges of theft and official misconduct. In May, USPS OIG Special Agents from the Indianapolis Resident Office began receiving complaints from Postal Service customers located in and around Mitchell. Special agents began lookingat the affected mail routes and soon focused their investigative efforts on letter carrier Dumond. Utilizing various investigative techniques, the special agents followed Dumond on her assigned route and determined that the carrier opened (without authorization) several pieces of mail during the delivery sequence. Postal authorities say additional criminal charges may arise from the investigation. She posted 755 dollars cash bond on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Customers of East Fork Water that live north of US 50 including Loogootee, Dover Hill and Trinity Springs, have had an interruption of water service.  These customers are under a boil order,, effective immediately thru the next few days, until further notice.  Boil water vigorously for three minutes,, then cool and store in the refrigerator.  Use only boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, diluting fruit juices and other food preparation.   

Sullivan County had the highest unemployment rate in Indiana in July at 7.9%.  Dubois County had the lowest at 3.9%.  Lawrence County ranked 9th highest in unemployment at 7.1%. Crawford County in July at 6.6% while Washington County posted 6.1%.  Orange County unemployment in July was the 35th highest at 6% even, Martin County boasted only a 4.4% unemployment rate.  Statewide average unemployment for July was 5.4%. 

Indiana has 46 brand new state troopers.  Sgt. Noel Houze says they received their vehicles and final commissions Monday.  This after graduating from the 73d State Police Recruit Academy in May.  They are now “Solo” patrol officers and are spread across the state. 

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A Bedford man was injured in a head-on crash Monday morning on Hwy 50 east of Bedford.  28 year old Timothy Pal Gothra of Medora was driving a 2007 Saturn west on 50 when he attempted to pass a semi truck .  In doing so, he pulled into the path and struck head-on
a Chevy Lumina driven by 46 year old Matthew Jacobs of Bedford.  Gothra was not injured, Jacobs complained of head pain.  Total property damage was estimated at over 5 thousand dollars.  

Police have released the name of a Salem man killed last Thursday in a crash on 60 East.  27 year old Brian Schuler, was killed in an Ford F-150 pickup after if crashed and burned.  The driver of the pickup, 27 year old Andrew Stingel was flown to U of L Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

The American Red Cross is under “Urgent Appeal” for blood donations.  It takes only a few minutes to save a life.  Wed need and appreciate everyone who donates.. A blood drive will be held Wednesday, August 20th, from 8:30am to 1:30pm at Springs Valley High School.  Give the gift of life, give blood.  

Monday, August 18th, 2014

A Lawrence County Huron woman was uninjured in one car accident this morning on US 50 west in Lawrence County. According to police reports, 50-year-old Leeann Walls of Huron was traveling west at approximately 50 to 52 miles-per-hour on U.S. 50 West, near Watson Merry Road when she says a deer ran from the north side of the highway into the path of her Jimmy early this morning. Walls told police she swerved to miss the deer and ran off the north side of the highway and went about 210 feet before colliding with a guardrail. After hitting the guard rail, the vehicle spun around and Walls continued to travel west for about 81 feet and at some point crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic of US 50. She then drove off the south side of the roadway and drove through a yard in the 5300 block of U.S. 50 West and collided into a wooden fence owned by Carl Lee. Walls continued traveling through the yard colliding with a bush and then a building, also owned by Lee, where the vehicle stopped. Walls was not injured, but was checked out at the scene by a Seals ambulance crew and first responders from Huron Volunteer Fire Department.

Police have released the name of a Salem man killed last Thursday in a one-vehicle crash on State Road 60 East. 27 year old Brian Schuler, of Salem, was killed when a Ford F-150 crashed and caught fire in a accident near Powers Road on State Road 60. According to Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber, Schuler died from injuries in the accident. Schuler was a occupant in Ford F150 driven by 27 year old Andrew Stingel who was also injured and was flown to U of L hospital where he remains with non-life threatening injuries. The pickup was registered to Amtek Signs in Salem. Police are not sure who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident and the investigation is continuing.

A Bedford man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he plead guilty to dealing meth. According to court records, Lawrence County I Judge Michael Robbins sentenced Kalib McPike to 10 years in prison and suspended four of those 10 years. McPike will serve those years on supervised probation. McPike will also participate in the Lawrence County Drug Court.McPike and 22-year-old Cecily Conn were arrested for dealing meth after the vehicle McPike was driving was pulled over for running a stop sign at Ind. 37 and Art Gallery Road in May. They were both arrested on charges of dealing meth with a firearm, two charges of dealing meth, possession of more than 3 grams of meth, possession of meth with a firearm, two charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana. Following a motion filed by the prosecutor's office on July 30, the court dismissed all charges against McPike except one count of dealing in meth in exchange for the plea agreement. Prosecutors have also offered Conn a plea deal. All the charges were dropped against her except dealing in meth and she is scheduled to be sentenced on September 3 by Judge Robbins at 9 a.m.

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Attempted murder charges have been filed against the man suspected of an unprovoked knife attack in Bloomfield on Sunday night. Thursday morning, the Greene County Prosecutor's Office filed a criminal case against 23 year old Michael Miller in Greene Circuit Court which including a preliminary charge of attempted murder, a Level 1 felony, as well as aggravated battery, a Level 3 felony. According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Deputy Town Marshal Marvin Holt, Miller, of Bloomfield, allegedly admitted to the attack during an interview and told the officer that he knew what he did was against the law. Miller was arrested by Bloomfield Town Marshal Ken Tharp just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Miller and was held on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery.

A family in Jackson County has lost everything following a fire that burned their log cabin home. Robert and Terri Reynolds and their high school-aged children were not at home located in Grassy Fork Township at 6199 E. County Road 700S in Jackson County. The family also lost their family dog, a Chihuahua named Mickey and two rescue kittens.

Following a traffic stop in Bloomfield, a man wanted on felony warrants both in Lawrence County, and in Kentucky took off running. According to Bloomfield Deputy Marshals they gave chase and were able to apprehend 31-year-old Thomas Shaffer III, of Terre Haute. Bloomfield Deputy Bowers, who was off-duty, spotted Shaffer around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and knew he was wanted on a warrant. Bower called for backup and Deputy Allor attempted to stop Shaffer on a traffic violation in the area of State Roads 54 and 57 west of Bloomfield. After Shaffer stopped, and officers were in the process of checking on the status of warrants, Shaffer took off on foot. Both officers followed. They caught up with Shaffer and ordered him to stop or he would be tased. Shaffer ignored the warning and Deputy Allor deployed his taser. Shaffer was arrested and taken to the Greene County Jail. In addition to the two warrants Shaffer is now facing additional charges of resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Wednesday at approximately 2:44 pm, 65 year old Claude C. Combs, Sheriff of Washington County, crashed his department issued vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed Sheriff Combs was travelling west on State Road 60 in rural Washington County, when just west of Henderson Park Road, he experienced a medical issue. His issued vehicle, a black 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, travelled across the east bound lanes, off of the roadway, striking a ditch and flipping several times before coming to rest. Sheriff Combs was transported via ground ambulance to the St Vincent Hospital in Salem with non-life threatening injuries.
Sheriff Combs was wearing his seat b

The Orange County Delinquent Property Tax Sale will take place at 10AM on September 25th. The tax sale will beh eld at the County Office Building located at 205 E Main Street in Paoli.The list of properties on the delinquent property tax sale list are published in the Olreans Progress Examiner and Paoli News Republican.

A Martin County woman was injured after a two-vehicle collision at John Williams Boulevard and Williams Park Drive Wednesday night. According to a Bedford Police report, 23-year-old Shelby Sorrells, of Loogootee, was stopped on John Williams Boulevard and was to turn right onto Willams Park Drive when her 2008 Ford was struck in the rear by a 2009 Chrysler driven by 51-year-old Karen Larson, of Bedford. Sorrells complained of head pain. Lawson was not injured.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The federal government expects Indiana and the nation to grow bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second consecutive year.  Indiana farmers are on track to harvest 1.04 billion bushels of corn - a record for the second year in a row - surpassing 1.03 billion last year. Nationwide, farmers are projected to produce 14 billion bushels, eclipsing the previous record of 13.9 billion, also of last year. Indiana's soybean crop could reach 279.9 million bushels - third-largest for the state - compared with 264.7 million last year. Farmers nationwide could produce a record 3.82 billion bushels, up from last year's 3.29 billon.  . Overall good weather across the nation has provided just about ideal growing conditions. 

While the total production signals a bounty of corn and soybean supplies that will provide enough product for livestock and ethanol producers and eventually help to moderate increases in food prices, futures prices for both crops have dropped to their lowest levels since 2010 - corn below $4 per bushel and soybeans under $11. Prices that farmers will receive could fall so low that they would trigger payments to farmers under provisions in the new farm bill. Because of the abundance of crops,  revenues will be down sharply this year. Farmers’ incomes could fall 25-30 percent.

The Orange County Veteran’s Van is in need of volunteer drivers transporting the county’s veterans to the New Albany Clinic and Louisville VA Hospital.  A free service to the veteran.  However, if a quota of drivers is not met, the service will be discontinued, leaving many veterans with no transportation to medical treatment and service.  So, give back to those who have given so much.  If you are retired or have some time to help out, call Jessee at 723-5557.  This is a non-paid volunteer service. 

Bloomington based Monroe Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Spokesman Joe Roche says this follows a long period of financial troubles for the facility that employs about 300 people.  Roche says the facility is currently managed by Prime Healthcare of Ontario, Canada.   

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Two Lawrence County residents were arrested in connection with a burglary at National Gypsum in Martin County.
  According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Department, the burglary was reported around 8am Monday morning.  After in investigation conducted by the Sheriff Department and Indiana State Police, 30 year old Justin R. Tolbert of Williams and 45 year old Sonya M. Lagel of Bedford were arrested.  Tolbert was charged with burglary and obstruction of justice.  Lagel was charged with burglary.  Both were booked into the Martin County Jail.  The crime is under investigation. 

Indiana now has more people without health insurance then all of our neighboring states.  The rate remains unchanged from a year ago.  Indiana’s rate fell less than every state around it’s borders..  Only Ohio joined Indiana in deciding to not expand Medicaid coverage as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act

An important statistic to remember as Indiana kids are back in School:
  1 in 4 kids will be bullied and 1 in 20 will drop out because of bullying.  Social Health Association is launching the “StepUp for Kindness Initiative” in central Indiana.  The program will provide four hours of bully-free education.  The program could be expanded throughout the state

Monday, August 11, 2014

Indiana State Police arrested several people and recovered numerous drugs after a traffic stop in Brown County last Thursday afternoon.
Just before 4 p.m. ISP Trooper Chris Griggs stopped a car for a traffic violation on State Road 46 just East of Nashville. During the course of the stop, Trooper Griggs asked Nashville police officer Tim True have his K-9 Biker search the vehicle. Biker alerted police to possible drugs in the vehicle. Police then seized more than 30 grams of marijuana, heroin, drug paraphernalia, Alprazolam (Xanax) tablets and over 100 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. Arrested were 24-year-old Molly B. Bilsky of Memphis TN and 18-year-old Dale Curtis Spangler-Hall on charges of possession of Schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana over 30 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. 27-year-old Matthew Scott Michael of Bloomington was arrested on charges of dealing marijuana over 30 grams, possession of Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of Schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 26-year-old Conrad Andrew Spangler-Hall of Bloomington was arrested on charges of dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana over 30 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and he was wanted on a warrant in Monroe County. All were taken to the Brown County Jail.

A Patoka man has been charged with theft after he allegedly stole property from CSX Railroad. Sheriffs Deputies in Gibson County received a report around 8:50 a.m. Sunday morning of a truck that was backing up to railroad tracks near the intersection of Elizabeth and Town Hall Streets in Patoka. After arriving they found 51-year-old Richard Dillon loading railroad material into the bed of his truck. Deputies then took Dillon to the Gibson County Jail and charged him with theft.

Two brothers were apprehended by Jasper police after a short vehicular pursuit through Jasper Saturday evening. The pursuit began when an officer attempted to stop a 1988 Ford F-150 that was westbound on 15th Street at about 8:45 p.m. after observing the truck speeding and neither occupant wearing a seatbelt. When the officer turned his vehicle around to initiate the stop, the truck fled at a high rate of speed west on 15th before turning north on Cherry Street. The truck continued to accelerate and ran through the intersection of Cathy Lane and Kellerville Road at about 75 mph, according to the officer. The truck pulled into the parking lot of Ditto Sales and drove to the rear of the building with the officer following. Once the truck was at the back of the building, the two occupants, later identified as 46 year old John L. Rogers Jr., and 51 year old Danny L. Rogers, 5both of Jasper exited the vehicle and fled on foot in opposite directions. Danny L. Rogers, the driver was soon captured place under arrest. A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy located and arrested J0hn Rogers a short time later in a field adjacent to Ditto Sales. Both were transported to Memorial Hospital. Danny L. Rogers’ blood alcohol content was determined to be .145 percent. John L. Rogers had complained of rib pain and was medically cleared before being booked into the Dubois County Jail.


August 8th, 2014
The Martin County Sheriff's Department is investigating a break in that occurred at Chastain's Flowers & Gifts on Main Street in Shoals. Police say the break in was reported at 10:20 a.m. Thursday and although there was nothing taken, the inside of the business was ransacked. The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Martin County Sheriff's Department.

A Jackson County man is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle crash at County Road 400 East and 550 North, just south of Cortland. Officers were called to the crash at 7:46 a.m. Thursday. According to a police report, 18 -year-old Garrett Lee Fields of Seymour, was driving a Dodge truck west on County Road 550 North in Jackson County. 63-year-old Lee S. Ertel of Seymour was driving a Chevrolet utility pickup south on County Road 400 East when they collided. Ertel was trapped in his vehicle and was freed by Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department and Jackson County EMS personnel and then was taken to the fire department just north of Cortland, where a landing zone had been set up by firefighters. He was stat flighted to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was pronounced dead of his injuries. Fields, who police say was out of the vehicle when they arrived, was taken from the scene to the helipad at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour by Jackson County EMS after complaining of pelvic pain. LifeLine Helicopter Service transported him to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Police say the cause of the wreck remains under investigation.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

A Huntingburg man was arrested late Wednesday night after he led Troopers on a pursuit through two counties.
Around 10:53 P.M., Trooper Andrew Beaver was patrolling US 231 near County Road 200 South, south of Loogootee, when he observed a southbound motorcycle at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. Trooper Beaver activated his radar, which indicated the motorcycle was traveling 71 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. Trooper Beaver activated his emergency lights and siren in attempt to initiate a traffic stop; however, the motorcycle accelerated, attempting to flee. The motorcycle continued south, with speeds reaching as high as 115 miles per hour. After crossing into Dubois County and through Haysville, the pursuit was terminated. Trooper Beaver contacted the Jasper Police Department to observe for the motorcycle. At approximately 11:00 P.M., Jasper Police located the motorcycle southbound into Jasper, still in excess of 100 miles per hour, and continued the pursuit. The motorcycle turned west on 36th Street, and continued for less than a mile before stopping behind a residence at 1146 West 36th Street. Jasper Police placed the driver and passenger in custody until Trooper Beaver arrived. The driver, 21 year old James Schepers of Huntingburg, was transported to the Martin County Jail by Indiana State Police for Resisting Law Enforcement, Criminal Recklessness, and Reckless Driving. The female passenger on the motorcycle was released without charges. Charges against Schepers in Dubois County may be pending as a result of the incident The Indiana State Police was assisted bythe Jasper asper Police and the Dubois County Sheriff’s Departments.

Starting on or after Monday, Indiana Department of Transportation traffic crews will install a new left-turn signal at the north junction of State Road 37 and State Road 60 ( Main Street). The signal will provide a flashing yellow arrow for S.R. 37 traffic turning left onto Main Street. The flashing yellow arrow will allow left-turning traffic to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. National research has shown that the flashing yellow signal is more intuitive for drivers, results in fewer crashes and moves traffic more efficiently at an intersection. The signals are being introduced nationwide and have been adopted by most states. INDOT installed the first flashing yellow arrow signals in Indiana last year and plans to replace most of its five-section or "doghouse" left-turn signals with the new four-section signals featuring a flashing yellow arrow.

Two were injured following a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Fifth and J streets Wednesday. According to a Bedford Police report, at around 5:11PM, 47-year-old Angela Johnson was driving a 2011 Toyota Camry east on Fifth Street and was approaching J Street when a 2007 Subaru Impreza pulled into the path of her vehicle. The impact caused Johnson's vehicle to be pushed into a fire hydrant on the northwest side of the road. Johnson then told police that the vehicle that hit her was traveling north on J Street, which is the wrong way on the one-way street and there was nothing she could do to avoid the collision. 50-year-old Scott Hewitt of Bloomfield, who was traveling north on J Street, told police he didn't see Johnson's vehicle. Several witnesses told police Hewitt was traveling in the wrong direction on the one-way street and traveling at a high-rate of speed just before the collision and did not slow down or stop but continued to cross Fifth Street in front of Johnson's Subaru. Hewitt was not injured, but Johnson complained of hip and pelvis pain and her 12-year-old passenger complained of head pain.

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

A 21 year old former Paoli resident was killed in a Trimble county Kentucky crash Monday morning.
  Jennifer Lundergan, who was living in Huntingburg was traveling near Milton, Kentucky on Hwy 36 when she attempted to pass another vehicle in foggy conditions and crashed head-on with another vehicle.  The driver of that vehicle was treated at a local hospital for non life threatening injuries.  Lundergan was pronounced dead at the scene.  She was a 2012 graduate of Paoli High School.   

An elderly farmer was rescued from a grain bin Monday evening near Worthington.
  Rescue crews were called to the grain bin around 5 p.m. Monday after 81-year-old Bill White became entrapped in the grain.  Farmhands and personnel from  Switz City were able to rescue White. They then called 911 and an AirEvac helicopter was notified.  The men started placing plywood around White to protect him and so they could distribute their weight across the grain as they worked to free their father.  Once additional rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they used a grain bin rescue tube, which works like a vacuum to remove the grain. The piece of equipment was purchased by Pioneer and donated to the fire department several years ago.

Indiana is saluting 55 family farms which have stayed in operation through multiple generations
.  Twice a year, Indiana presents "Hoosier Homestead" awards to farms which have worked the land for 100 years or more.  The honorees this time include two farms in Gibson and Clark Counties which have operated for 200 years, making them older than the state itself.  

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Orange County Sheriff’s Dept has released their statistics for the month of July
.  Last month, the Dept served a total of 248 court papers:  issued 49 traffic tickets: gave out 91 traffic warnings: performed 272 public service duties, 371 courtesy checks, investigated 35 traffic accidents, 33 crimes and 13 incidents.  The top crimes in the county for the month were:  Failure to Appear with 13 charges filed and theft with 9 charges filed. 

Indiana Dept of Transportation contractors are shifting US 150 traffic onto new pavement ths week as part of the re-hab project west of Paoli.  US 150 will remain open except for temporary closures of one lane with flaggers.  Crews also plan to close CR 225 W/Indian Boundry road north of US 150 for about one month beginning this Thursday. 

Indianapolis, IN - Aug. 5, 2014 - Yesterday, for the first time since March 12, the national average price for unleaded gasoline dropped below $3.50 per gallon ($3.4997). Today's national average is $3.490. These numbers mark the lowest overall gas price average for early August since 2010. The national average has fallen for 38 of the last 39 days and has dropped 18 cents per gallon during that time. Today's price is three cents less than it was one week ago, 17 cents below the price one month ago and 12 cents under the cost of gas Aug. 5, 2013.The average price of regular unleaded gas in Indiana currently stands at $3.418 which is 22 cents less than what it was one year ago today, according to AAA Hoosier Motor Club. The retail price of gas per gallon fell in 40 states and Washington, D.C. during the last week

Monday, August 4th, 2014

An Orleans man was injured in a one car crash that occurred around 9:15PM Friday night on Orange County Road 825 W.
According to the OC Sheriffs Department, 41 year old Christopher Knight of Rural Orleans was driving a 1997 Buick LeSabre 4 door south on CR 825 W, the Buick crested a hill, did not make the turn and the car hit a tree with the front passenger side then spun into a ditch. Knight was trapped in the car and had to be freed by the firefighters and EMS rescue workers. He suffered a head injury and severe bleeding. Knight was flown by helicopter to a Louisville area hospital. Property damage was estimated at over $5000.00.

The ISTEP scores have been released and here’s how area schools fared : Springs Valley 76.4, Paoli 68, Orleans 69.3, North Lawrence 70.6, Mitchell 72.5, W. Washington 79.9, Shoals 72.1, Loogootee 77.6. Overall State Average on the ISTEPS 74.7

Evansville police have arrested two Arizona men and a Mexican national they say are part of a methamphetamine ring. The Evansville-Vanderburgh County drug task force says it‘s had five men under surveillance, and was watching the delivery of crystal meth to a police informant in a business parking lot in Gibson County. Detectives followed a car and a tractor-trailer involved in the drug deal. Police say the car fled when police tried to pull the driver over back in Vanderburgh County. Authorities caught up with the driver and a passenger after a chase through a neighborhood. They seized 14 pounds of meth from the two vehicles. Two men from a third vehicle are still at large.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

A Shelby County man earlier today was charged with the murder of former Orange County resident Rebecca “Becky” Cassidy. A former boyfriend, 46 year old Scott Wayne Schuck, 46, told police he struck her, strangled her and buried her body, that according to Associated Press reports. A probable cause affidavit filed in Shelby Superior Court on Thursday says Schuck confessed to killing 33-year-old Rebecca Cassidy after an argument in April 2010. The affidavit also states that investigators found human remains and a purse with Cassidy’s identification buried in Schuck’s backyard. Cassidy was last seen in April 2010 and was 33 when she disappeared.

A string of thefts in Washington and Clark County are solved and officers have arrested a Pekin man. At approximately 1:28a on Thursday, Washington County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant in Pekin and arrested 38 year old Jason D. Pixley. He’s charged with the July 24th armed robbery of J&R Liquor in Pekin and the July 29th armed robbery of Morgan’s Market in Canton. Each charge includes one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a deadly weapon, one county of armed robbery with a deadly weapon. Pixley was additionally charged with one count of intimidation with a deadly weapon for the Morgan’s Market incident. Also, according to Washington County Chief Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon, Pixley is a suspect of the armed robbery of the Subway restaurant in Borden. One additional arrest is expected to follow. Pixley was jailed at the Washington County Jail with no bond set.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The remains of a missing Orange County woman have been recovered in Shelbyville and her boyfriend has been arrested and charged with her murder. 46-year-old Scott Wayne Schuck has been charged with the voluntary manslaughter of Rebecca Cassidy, who disappeared on April 10, 2010. Schuck was being held without bond. He is cooperating with police but says he had nothing to do with Cassidy's disappearance. Shelbyville Police Chief Keith England says officers discovered what they believe to be human remains near Schuck's home. Cassidy's mother, brother and sister-in-law are saddened but have a sense of relief now that they have closure.

An Orange County teen was arredted early Sunday in connection with a string of incidents that included auto theft and arson. The 15 year old juvenile of orleans was booked into the Jackson County Juvenile Detention center Monday evening. He was picked up by police along with another juvenile male in the early morning hours along Noe Road. The other teen was released to the custody of his parents. The 15 year old is accused of stealing his mothers boyfriends 1999 Chevy Blazer in Orange County on Friday. Around 5:54PM Frfiday, the stolen Blazer was found in the parking lot of the Woodville Baptist Church north of Mitchell. A 2013 Chevy Equinox belonging to Kyle Abel was stolen sometime Friday night or Saturday morning from a residence located in the 800 block of Wesley Chapel Road. The Equinox was on fire around 11:30PM Saturday night in Lawrenceport. The Lawrence County Sheriffs Department received a report at 2:31AM Sunday morning reporting 2 males in a cornfield and reports of a woman screaming along Noe Road. No woman was found. The 15 year old was arrested first on auto theft and arson charges by the Lawrence County Sheriffs department, then released. He was then arrested and charged with auto theft by the OC Sheriffs Department. The 15 year old was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Jackson County on Monday evening. A court hearing will decide if he will be waived into adult court to face Felony charges.

Officers arrested a Lawrence County man Saturday after two women said he kept them locked in a bathroom and threatened them with a pocketknife. Lawrence County Police arrested 42 year old Adam “Todd” England, and he was booked into the Lawrence County Jail at 2:50 a.m. for resisting arrest by force, Class A misdemeanor; criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, Level 3 felony; and two counts of intimidation, Level 5 felony. According to Mitchell Police at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, they received a 911 call from the 300 block of Dean Street from a caller who then hung up. Three hours earlier, police visited the same home to arrest England on an active warrant for petition to revoke probation, but no one answered the door, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lawrence Superior Court II. When officers responded to the 911 call, a woman was outside the home. She told officers when they came earlier in the day to arrest England on the warrant, he made her and her daughter go into the bathroom. He blocked the back door with a stick. If he’s found to be guilty of criminal confinement, a Level 3 felony, England can face three to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Wednesday July 30th 2014

There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday at the Paoli Walmart from 10 AM to 3 PM in the air conditioned bus.
  There is an "Urgent Appeal"  and the goal is 25 good units.  Each Unit helps save 3 lives.  All blood types are welcome. 

More than 200 immigrant children in the country's overcrowded system are in Indina, but Governor Pence has some questions. 
Calling it a "conundrum" Pence is sending a letter to the president asking some fundamental questions about the immigrant children.  As of July 7th, Pence says 255 immigrant kids were brought into Indiana, though, the governor indicates that the state's Department of Homeland security had no idea about the kids.

The Indiana Railroad Company has released video taken from the conductors perspective on a train that ran over two women on a railway bridge in Monroe County.  The incident happended on the morning of July 10th as the train was headed northeast.  Officials say the women were trespassing on the 80-foot tall bridge.  The engineer hit the brakes and sounded the horn but the women were not able to escape.  They were not harmed and left in a car after the train passed the bridge.  The women have been identified and may face charges.

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