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Friday, May 24th, 2013
A Salem man was arrested in connection with two fires that took place early last Wednesday morning. Police arrested 52-year-old Ronald Walton, of Salem around 5PM Wednesday. He was charged with two counts of arson, both Class B felonies. According to Salem Police reports, Walton set a log skidder parked in the 11000 block of McCullough Road in Livonia on fire around 2:30AM, the skidder was owned by Craig Wilson. The second blaze was a GMC Yukon, owned by Enterprise. The fire was reported at 6AM and the Yukon was parked at Maple Leaf Apartments in Salem. Salem Police say both fires were suspicious and police and firefighters found inconsistencies in Walton's story. After an investigation, and checking out the physical evidence and along with Walton's own statements, police arrested him. Police say the investigation is continuing.
A Lawrence County man was arrested on a charge of battery with injury Thursday. According to police, officers were called to Cobb Lane at 6:30 p.m. and the alleged battery happened between 27 year old Matthew W. Jordan and a family member. Jordan allegedly struck the victim in the face causing some injury. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail at 7:25PM Thursday on a charge of battery with injury. If convicted, Jordan could face up to one year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
Holiday World is replacing one of its last original rides. The Freedom Train was the last of the park‘s original rides from when it opened in 1946. Maintenance work over the winter determined that the locomotive and coaches were in worse condition than expected and couldn‘t be repaired. A new train should be operational next month.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Following a 3 day trial in the Lawrence Superior Court 1, 42 year old Michael Dustin Moore of Mitchell was found guilty of Class B felony dealing in a Schedule one controlled substance. It took the jury less than one hour to return with their verdict, which was read just after 1PM on Wednesday. Moore was on trial in connection with the overdose death of 43 year old William Alan Napier on April 11th 2010. Moore was taken into custody and booked into the Lawrence County Jail. His sentencing date was scheduled for June 11th. He is facing six to twenty years in prison and up to a ten thousand dollar fine.
Indiana Conservation officers are looking for the person that stole a maroon 1999 Cadillac Escalade from the parking lot of the fishing pier at Cutright State Recreation Area. Conservation Officer Brian Bailey says the vehicle was last seen at 7 pm on Monday, and was discovered missing Tuesday morning around 11 am. The vehicle was recovered by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department at the intersection of Friendship and Gross road in eastern Monroe County Wednesday morning. Goldman says the vehicle had been set on fire. Officer Bailey is seeking any information on who may have taken the vehicle or set it on fire. Anyone with information is urged to call ICO Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536.
The Orleans Community School corporation has announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free melas will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons 18 years of age who are enrolled in a state approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children. Other adults may eat for a cost of $1.50 Breakfast and $2.50 for lunch. Dates for the free meals are June 3rd-July 26th 2013. Closed on July 4th. Times are 8:30AM-9:30AM for Breakfast and 11:30AM-12:30PM for lunch.
Wednesday, May 22d, 2013
The National Weather Service confirms two tornados touched down in Hendricks and Putnam counties early Tuesday. One of the twisters hit in North Salem. The other touched dwon in Roachdale in Putnam County. No injuries were reported.
A small southern Indiana town knows what the slow and painful recovery from tornado damage is like. Henryville is still rebuilding over a year later after a tornado slammed into it. The high school was destroyed and much of the town badly damaged. Ten people died that day across four Indiana towns.
Hooisers now have more time t sign up for the "Do not Call" Registry. The Attorney Generals office entended the registration deadline to midnight on Monday becaue many callers could not get through on the toll free phone number on Tuesday. The number is 1-888-834-9969.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
REMC power was knocked out around 3:20 am this morning when a tree was downed by high winds west of the Bethel Church on Vincennes Road. Orange County REMC restpred power to theNorthwest Township area around 7:50am. The early morning storms dropped over a half an inch or rain.
A new education to work program is set to begin next month. A paratnership between Vincennes University and Toyota allows students to work at Princeton based Toyota Manufacturing two days a week and take classes three days a week. The program is the first of its kind in Indiana.
An Indiana animal control expert says the nation's cat population has exploded and shelters are turning away kittens. The Human Society of Indianapolis says now is the worst time of year for shelters when it comes to cat intake. Cats not spayed or neutered often have large litters. Shelters everywhere are overwhelmed and can't accomodate any more cats.
Monday, May 20th, 2013
A Paoli man was killed in an accident that occurred Sunday afternoon in Washington County. 53 year old Ricky Cole of Paoli and 55 year old Terry Miller of Glasgow, Kentucky were stopped on Hwy 56 turning onto Hwy 39. The cycles were hit from behind by 24 year old Ashley Ranson of Salem, driving a 1996 Subaru. Cole died of his injuries and Miller was flown from the scene to the University of Louisville Hospital. The crash is under investigation.
Indiana Conservation Officers along with members of the Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a drowning at Empire Quarry Hole near Needmore around 2am Sunday morning. The body of 37 year old Jamie Fleener of Bedford was pulled from the water around 5:30am. An autopsy has been scheduled. According to Conservation Officer Jim Hash, Jamie Fleener was walking along a trail and slipped over the edge of an 80 foot cliff. Rescue workers had to use ropes to retrieve her body. While at the scene, police discovered a meth lab and the State Police Clandestine lab was called in. 29 year old David Fleener was booked into the Lawrence County Jail at 5:55am Sunday and charged with manufacturing Meth and possession of pre-cursors to manufacture meth. The incident is under investigation by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.
Indiana could see some turbulent weather this week from the same storm system responsible for back to back days of tornadoes in the Great Plains. Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threat but isolated tornadoes will also be possible. The entire state is in a slight risk are for severe weather on Tuesday.
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Lawrence County Detectives have arrested a Lawrence County man and charged him with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. According to Lawrence County Police, they began their investigation on May 9 when they received a report that a 15-year-old girl was taken into the woods, held at knife point and made to undress and was then molested. Police received a call from the girl's parent at 12:55 a.m. reporting a family friend had been at their home in the 500 block of Woodhills Lane and had taken the girl into the woods, threatened her with the knife and then molested her. The girl was not injured, but was taken to IU Health Hospital to be examined. After the incident the man had left the home and police were looking for him for questioning. Yesterday afternoon police arrested 37-year-old Charles Struck of Bedford on two warrants charging him with sexual misconduct with a minor and he was booked into the Lawrence County Jail.
Police in southern Indiana say a mentally ill woman drowned her two children in a creek last March. The bodies of 35-year-old Jaime Clutter, 10-year-old Brandon and 6-month-old Katelyn were found in New Albany‘s Binford Park. The causes of death were drowning, and hypothermia was a contributing factor. Police say Jaime Clutter murdered her two children. It‘s not known if the woman‘s drowning was intentional or accidental. An investigation found that Clutter had a serious mental illness, including postpartum depression and psychosis.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Last night at approximately 8:50 Trooper Mike Allen observed the driver of a tan 2002 Mitsubishi driving without wearing his seatbelt on College Street in French Lick. As Trooper Allen turned around on the vehicle to conduct a traffic stop the driver, 24 year old Angel Pagan Jr. of French Lick, sped up in an attempt to avoid being pulled over. Pagan turned onto Jefferson Street from College and disregarded three stop signs before losing control and crashing into a mobile home at 892 S. Jefferson Street. After crashing into the mobile home Pagan fled on foot to his residence at 858 S. Jefferson Street. As Trooper Allen, F/Sgt. Greg Ashby and West Baden Assistant Chief Jason Kendall approached his residence, Pagan again fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued and Pagan was taken into custody about two blocks from his house. Further investigation revealed that Pagan was wanted on a warrant out of Orange County for Stolen Property. Trooper Allen has estimated the total damage to vehicle and residence to be between $25,000 and $50,000. The owners of the mobile home were not at home at the time of the crash. He was transported to the booked into the Orange County Jail.
Wedesday, May15, 2013
Drugs may have been a factor in the murder of four people late Saturday night at a home in Waynsville. Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Corbett says since the murders there has been a lot speculation that they were drug related homocides and are considering the deaths of Katherine Burton, Thomas Smith, Aaron Cross and Shawn Burton bobe drug related. Crime scene investgators have recovered from the crime scene methamphetamine, several spent shell casings and a knife that was used in one of the murders. Also recovered near the crime scene was a rifle.An investigation into a sspicious 2009 fire in Fayette County has led to the arrest of 44-year old Richard Burgoerfer. Investigators were looking into the fire in an outbuilding at Burgdoerfer's home. Police found an automatic machine gun, body armor and bomb making materials. Burgdoefer was in California at the time and returned Monday and later himself in.State Police will be conducting a Sobriety checkpoint in Daviess County Friday. Drivers passing through will be required to provide a license and registration. The checkpoint is part of the State Police's Over the Limit and Under Arrest campaign.Tuesday, May 14th, 2013The two suspects from last Wednesday’s armed robbery of the Dale Pharmacy, 26 year old Jacob D. Bayers, of Mt. Vernon and 27 year old Mallory a. Johnson, also of Mr. Vernon, have been taken into custody in Knoxville, Tennessee by the US Marshall’s Service. State Police want to thank the many tips in identifying the suspects. The with the names “Tea Party”, “Patriots” or “9-12 in their names. Internal Revenue Service’s admission that it targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exemp status for extra scrutiny has Republicans up in arms. Indiana’s 6 district Congressman Luke Mesmer says that anger includes Comgressional Republicans. He the the confession “Chilling”. The IRS gave extra scrutiny to groups Vincennes University will dedicate its Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing today at it’s Jasper Campus. Lt Gov Sue Ellspermann is scheduled to attend the ceremony. The center will focus on education and training needs for employers and residents of Dubois and surrounding counties.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
Three people were taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville Saturday following a one vehicle crash on County Road 25S approximately three miles west of Paoli. At approximtely 5:20PM Saturday, multiple 911 calls were received by the OC Sheriffs Department dispatch reporting the crash. When deputies arrived on scene they found a vehicle on its top in the roadway with two people ejected from the vehicle and a third person partially ejected. The investigation showed that the vehicle had been westbound on CR 25S when, for an unknown reason, it traveled off the north side of the road, struck a utility pole and then flipped onto it's roof. The driver of the vehicle, 19 year old lance Smith of Mitchell and 18 year old Sean Griffith of Paoli were ejected and found lying in the roadway. Rear passenger 18 year old Joshua Rice of paoli was partially ejected. Smith and Griffith were taken from the scene by U of L Helicopter to University Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Rice was transported by ambulance to IU Health Paoli Hospital then taken by helicopter to University Hospital. Also responding to the scene were Paoli anf French Lick Police, Paoli and Rural 1 VFD's and ambulances from IU Health Paoli Hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
A former Monroe County Auditor faces seven felony charges for allegedly making personal purchases on her county-issued credit card. Charges were filed today (Monday) against Amy Gerstman. Court documents indicate Gerstman used taxpayer money to buy clothing, airline tickets, and hotel expenses for a personal trip to Key West, Florida.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
A French Lick man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred around 7AM Wednesday in Dubois County. According to the Dubois County Sheriffs department, 44 year old Stephen Plimpton the 2nd, of French Lick was riding a 2005 Yamaha west on SR 56. He lost control of the bike and laid it down just past Kellerville Road. Following the crash, Plimpton complained of pain in his head, hip and hands. He was transported by ambulance to the Jasper Memorial Hospital. Property damage was estimated at over 2000.00 dollars and SR 56 was closed for about half an hour following the crash.
ISP investigated a semi truck and trailer crash that occurred around 6:15AM Wednesday morning on SR 56 near Hillside Drive in French Lick. According to the police report, 50 year old Brian Acton of Seymour was driving a Kenworth semi and trailer registered to Wischmeir Trucking of Brownstown west on SR 56. Acton told police that after rounding the curve he saw two eastbound vehicles traveling side by side. H e stated he turned the semi truck to the right to avoid a head on collision. The Kenworth semi went off the north shoulder and side swiped the guard rail. The semi and trailer rolled over the guard rail onto the passenger side. The trailer was loaded with Soybeans and the beans spilled onto the ground. Acton was reportedly not injured. IDEM was called into help with the diesel fuel spill. Property damage was estimated at over 100,000 dollars. Stae Police were assisted at the scene by members of the West Baden and French Lick Police, French Lick VFD, IU Health Ambulance service and INDOT and IDEM.
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were called to a fire at C& M Conveyor on Ind. 37 early this morning. When firefighters arrived just after 3 a.m. this morning, after a fire alarm sounded at C & M Conveyor, they found a fire inside the building which was extinguished quickly. The fire was contained to a paint room in the factory and there was minimal damage to the building.
The Valley Health Clinic will be closed tomorrow (Friday) due to parking lot expansion and repaving
The Morgan County Prosecutors Office has filed more serious charges against a man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash. Travis and Kristen Ferran were seriously injured last May when they were struck head-on by Matthew McKinney. McKinney was initially charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person. He now faces operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. The new charge carries up to 8 years in prison.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2012
Orange County Property Owners are reminded that the Spring Installments of Property Taxes are due this Friday, May 10th. Property values have been reassessed and most will find changes. To avoid late fees and penalties, the Spring Installment must be paid by May 10th. Indiana’s entire congressional delegation is supporting the Ohio-Indiana bid to be selected as an unmanned aircraft system test site but some have concerns. The bid is for Ohio and Indiana to be the official test site for the use of drones. However, ACLU of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar says they have concerns regarding the way in which drones are used. Henegar says they don’t have an issue with testing drones in Indiana, especially if it brings jobs to the state. However, she says they urge lawmakers to think about the privacy implications of the use of drones.
Orange County Clean-Up day is this Saturday, May 11th. 9am to noon at the Orange County Hwy Garage in Paoli. Non-hazardous household and residential items from county residents will be accepted. No business, industrial or institution waste of any kind accepted. Appliances without refrigerant will be accepted. Old Tires from Orange County residents only accepted. Sponsored by Orange County Solid Waste District.Monday, May 6th, 2013
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Police continue to search for a Jackson County man wanted for questioning in an incident in which he reportedly pointed a handgun at his wife early Thursday and led officers on a high-speed chase Police are asking for the public's help in finding 36-year-old Curtis G. Collman, of Crothersville. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about Collman's whereabouts may call the sheriff's department at 358-2141.
Two Bedford Police Department officers were injured Thursday while arresting a man on several charges. 26 year old Raymond J. Wachman, of Norfolk, Va., was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest by force, two counts of battery on a police officer with injury and disorderly conduct. BPD Chief Dennis Parsley said police received a call at 7:57 p.m. reporting that a man was on K Street between 15th and 16th streets and that he appeared to be intoxicated. The man had taken his pants off but was wearing shorts. Police found the man lying on the ground. He told officers that his pants became wet while he was fishing at Lake Monroe and that he had taken them off. “By all appearances, he was intoxicated,” Parsley said, adding that officers could smell alcohol on him. Wachman was told he was under arrest for public intoxication. “At that point they started to handcuff him, which is our procedure,” Parsley said. He said Wachman began resisting arrest and had to be taken to the ground. Wachman continued to resist. “In the process, one officer had his arm all scratched up and the other had his hand cut and was bleeding,” Parsley said. “When they started to load him into the car, he resisted again and had to be forced into the vehicle,” Parsley said. “He was transported to the hospital to make sure he was OK and then taken to jail. Parsley declined to identify the officers. He also said he didn’t know why the man was on K Street.
Indiana State Police arrested a Gary man a second time for theft at a local truck stop. 21-year-old Joshua Cloyd was arrested this morning (Friday) for stealing women‘s socks and cupcakes from the Pilot Travel Plaza in Memphis. Cloyd was arrested at the same location on theft charges April 7th. Police determined Cloyd would ride a travel coach bus from northern Indiana south and back again, stealing from the businesses at stops along the trip.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2012
Governor Pence was involved in a car accident this morning. It happened shortly after he left the Statehouse to attend a bill signing event in Fort Wayne. The Governor was not driving, and there were no reported injuries. The event with the Governor is still planned on the campus of Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.
A man suspected of killing a woman in Wisconsin last week shot and killed himself along the B-Line trail Tuesday night after police captured him. The man was on the ground at gunpoint when he pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head, police report. 26 year old Eddie D. Callaway, of Waukesha, Wisc., was wanted in connection with the April 22 murder of 24-year-old Shanel Negron, whom he lived with in Waukesha, a town west of Milwaukee. Callaway has family members in Bloomington, and police had been looking for him here the past few days. Police say he shot himself at about 10:30 p.m. just south of West 11th Street and North Fairview Street at the B-Line Trail. According to a Bloomington Police Department news release, an Indiana State Police detective flagged down a BPD officer in the area of West Second Street and College Avenue at 10:30 p.m. when he recognized a man wanted by U.S. marshals on a warrant. He described the suspect as a black male on a blue bicycle who had left the area going north on the B-Line Trail. Another BPD officer found the man and intercepted him where the B-Line Trail crosses North Fairview Street, just south of West 11th Street. The officer ordered him off of his bicycle and was holding him on the ground at gunpoint until back-up officers arrived. When a second officer got there, Callaway reached toward the waistband of his pants, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, the news release said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. BPD said no police officers fired their weapons during the encounter with Callaway.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
French Lick Police responded to a crash that sent one person to the hospital. The accident was reported at 12:33am this morning along Hwy 56 near Hillside Drive in French Lick... No other details are available. A Crawfordsville man is hospitalized after being shot while on his tractor. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says 40 year old Josh Tribby had driven his tractor to his barn when he heard a gunshot and realized he had been shot in the chest. Police are looking for information in the case. A sinkhole opened on Indianapolis' northeast side Tuesday evening. No one was injured but there was damage to four vehicles. The City Department of Public works said the section or road has been closed and will remain so until the hole is repaired.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013Indianapolis, IN - Thunderstorms often end with a shocking result. A single bolt of lightning can pack a wallop of up to 100 million volts of electricity and can generate heat in excess of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, All that heat can also lead to fires. But AAA Hoosier Motor Club says some quick actions can help reduce your risk of getting shocked. "The National Weather Service reported more than 23 million lightning flashes in 2011," said AAA Hoosier Motor Cvilub Public Affairs Manager Greg Seiter. Lightning can strike up to 10 miles beyond the rainy part of a thunderstorm. Therefore, anytime a person hears thunder, they are potentially in danger. Each year, lightning strikes injure approximately 400 people. About 55 to 60 of those strikes are fatal, while other strike victims are left with permanent disabilities. Estimated losses due to lightning strikes can reach up to $5 billion per year. AAA Hoosier Motor Club offers the following safety tips to greatly reduce a person's chances of injury. Lightning Safety Tips:
----Seek shelter inside a building with plumbing pipes and wiring, like your home or a store. Avoid contact with conducting pathways, like plumbing, corded phones, televisions and electronic equipment. Appliances, when plugged in, can conduct electricity from the outside. ----Use only a cordless telephone during an electrical storm and stand away from the phone charging base. ----Avoid household chores, like doing the dishes, and delay showering until after a storm passes, as pipes are conduits for electricity and touching them can result in an electrical shock.
----Stay indoors for 30 minutes after a storm passes, as lightning can strike miles from a storm's center.@
A Vincennes man was shot and killed following a confrontation with police Monday evening. Officers say that 42 year old Ross Darkis refused to drop his weapon when police arrived at his home on a domestic disturbance. He reportedly pointed his gun at officers, who fired several shots, striking Darkis multiple times. He was pronounced dead a local hospital. No police officers were injured.
The Dogwood Festival continues in Orleans today. At 6pm this evening, the Phi Beta Psi Style Show and Salad Supper at OES, Also at 6pm, Tumble Time/OC Fitness-Main State, and 7pm, an Acoustic Jam on the Library North Lawn. The carnival runs 5-10pm nightly on Congress Square... And the big parade at noon on Saturday
Monday, April 29th, 2013
The Orange County Sheriffs Department is investigating a theft that was discovered this morning West of Prospect. A theft reportedly occurred sometime over the weekend at a construction site along US 150 west of Prospect.
Saturday at approximately 1:35 p.m. the Martin County Dispatch Center received a call of a possible personal injury traffic accident on SR 550 at Abel Hill Road involving a silver Ford Focus. The Martin County Dispatch also received information that a vehicle matching this description had damaged the concrete wall along the driveway of 8618 Progress School Road and left the scene. Trooper Jarrod Lents and Martin County Deputy Keith Keller arrived at SR 550 and Abel Hill Road and located the silver Ford Focus off the roadway, down an embankment and up against a utility pole. The driver 47 year old John Kendall, of Loogootee was still in the vehicle and was being checked for injuries by the fire department. As trooper Lents got to the silver Focus he noticed several alcohol containers in the vehicle. Trooper Lents also observed several other indicators that led him to believe that Kendall could possibly be intoxicated. After being looked at by the fire department for injuries Trooper Lents and Deputy Keller asked Kendall to get out of the vehicle but he refused and closed and locked his doors. Kendall continued to not respond to the officer’s commands to exit the vehicle so Trooper Lents and Deputy Keller had to break out a window on the car. Even after breaking out the window Kendall still was resisting the officers and Deputy Keller deployed his Taser to gain compliance but Kendall continued to resist the officers. A fireman on scene assisted Lents and Keller and the three of them were able to get him out of the vehicle and into custody. While conducting a search of Kendall several pills were located in his pockets. Kendall was transported to the Martin County Jail where he was offered a certified chemical test in which he tested .24% BrAC. He was placed under arrest and lodged at the Martin County Jail. Further investigation into the pills revealed Kendall was in possession of Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, Levetiracetam, a Legend drug, and Peroxetine, a Legend drug.
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Indiana State Police are investigating last Friday’s death of a Mitchell infant. 9 month old Madilyn Elizabeth Marie Reid, died at her Warren Street home at 12PM. An autopsy was performed Friday afternoon, but Sgt. Curt Durnil, from the ISP public information office, reports the final report from the pathologist was not complete. Lawrence County Coroner Rob Herr said this morning he is awaiting lab results and also a toxicology report before making a final verdict. Herr expects the results to be available in about two weeks.
Ninth District Congressman Todd Young will meet with senior constituents at the Paoli Senior Citzizens Center in Paoli Wednesday, May 1st from Noon to 1:15 p.m. to discuss the Affordable Care Act and the healthcare changes that will affect seniors in 2014. The Paoli Senior Citizens Center welcomes any and all senior citizens in our community and surrounding Counties to come to this informative talk, it’s a great opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the future of your healthcare. The Paoli Senior Citizens Center is located on West Main Street, across from the former Integra Bank.
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