***Q-100 News***

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

An investigation is underway after skeletal remains were found near in Orange County. The discovery was made Sunday by a man who was walking in the area of 173 West Quarry Road in Orleans and came upon what he thought to be skeletal remains. Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigators were notified and collected the remains. Indiana State Police and the Orange County Sheriffs Department are currently investigating the discovery.  The identity of the remains has not been determined at the time. This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as it becomes available. Assisting at the scene were Orleans Police Department and the Orange County Coroner.

On Tuesday, Indiana State Police concluded a lengthy drug investigation by arresting a Mitchell man. Indiana State Police had received information that 45 year old Robbie Leatherman of Mitchell was dealing methamphetamine in and around Mitchell. The Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section initiated an investigation which led to information that Leatherman was indeed distributing methamphetamine in the Mitchell area. Leatherman was arrested Tuesday on an active warrant issued out of Lawrence Superior Court II, for dealing methamphetamine. Indiana State Police located Leatherman during a routine traffic stop at 5th Street and Railroad Street in Mitchell. He was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Lawrence County Jail, where he is currently being detained.

A Heltonville teen was arrested on Thursday after a report of a stolen  vehicle in Mitchell. According to a probable cause affidavit, on Thursday, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. Police spotted the vehicle at the intersection of 5th and Oak streets in Mitchell with two males inside. The two males then got out of the vehicle and entered the an apartment at 504 West Oak Street.  Police knocked on their door and they were met by a 17 year old and 19 year old Clayton McKinney of Heltonville. Police searched the vehicle and found a bag that contained marijuana and the stolen vehicle was returned to its owner. Mckinney was taken to jail and juvenile probation was contacted and the teen was released to his mother. McKinney was charged with possession of marijuana, theft, and receiving stolen property.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

An Orleans man was arrested on a warrant after a report of a man leaving an apartment with a weapon in Oolitic. According to a probable cause affidavit, on April 8th at 4:58 p.m. police were called to an apartment on 9th Street in Oolitic after a female reported that her boyfriend 34 year old Cody Akin of Orleans had left their apartment on foot and was armed with a gun. When police arrived at the scene they found Akin walking.  Akin was carrying a backpack and when police search it they found a Kel-tec PMR-30, .22 Magnum pistol with a full magazine and one round in the chamber, a box of .22 Magnum rounds, a clear container with marijuana and a small package inside that contained meth. The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and Akin was charged with possession of meth, possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of marijuana, residential entry, and criminal mischief.

An Orleans man was arrested early this/Tuesday morning on a warrant after he was accused of stealing items from a Bedford home. According to a probable cause affidavit, on August 18th at 3:25 p.m. police received information that a home in the 8530 block of State Road 54 in Avoca had been burglarized. Several items were reported missing including a black gun safe containing guns, a Hobart flux core welder, and a safe containing the title to a blue 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck and a second title to a silver 2001 Chevy Tracker. The homeowner told police he thought 28 year old Justin Lacey of Orleans and his girlfriend were the ones who stole the items after all three had gotten into an argument over Lacey fixing one of the vehicles. After an investigation, Lacey was found with the black safe and police then requested a warrant for his arrest. Lacey was charged with burglary, theft, and residential entry.

A Mitchell man was arrested Friday morning after police were called to a report of a man trying to break into a Mitchell home. Police responded to a home in the 1200 block of West Brook Street in Mitchell at 5:51 a.m. after the caller said 36 year old John Spilmon was trying to force his way into the home. When police arrived on the scene Spilmon took off on foot and the officers followed. When Police caught up with Spilmon they noted he appeared to be upset and incoherent. Spilmon then looked at an officers and said “lets fight” and then asked for the handcuffs to be taken off so he could fight them. As police attempted to escort him to a police vehicle he again yelled at and fought with officers. Spilmon was then placed in a police vehicle and he continued his erratic behavior on the way back to the jail. Once at the jail, Spilmon refused to exit the police vehicle and attempted to kick and bite the officer. Spilmon was removed from the vehicle by force and he continued to struggle with the officer while walking into the jail. Spilmon is facing charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest by fleeing, resisting arrest by force, battery against a police officer, and intimidation.

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Two people were arrested by police after they allegedly resisted arrest and possessed drugs. While police were patrolling near 24th and G streets in Bedford when they located 28 year old Ricky Terrell who was wanted on an active warrant in Monroe county. Once Terrell saw the officers he took off running. Police followed on foot and they later caught up with Terrell. Police located three syringes in his coat pocket. Terrell later evaded police while they were doing a pat down. He was caught a short distance away and while police were walking him back, a female later identified as 25 year old Constance Gonzales ran up to the police car and picked up the three syringes and took off running. She was caught by police and the three syringes were located near a shed she ran past. Gonzales was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, possession of meth, unlawful possession of syringes, two counts of resisting arrest, and possession of meth. Terrell is facing charges of resisting arrest, unlawful possession of syringes, possession of meth, and the Monroe County warrant.


Friday, November 27th, 2020

On Wednesday Stephen Durham, a former Greene County Center Township Trustee, was arrested for official misconduct and theft after a lengthy criminal investigation.  In August 2018, Indiana State Police were assigned to investigate, after requests to look into possible misuse or misappropriation by former Greene County Center Township Trustee, Stephen C. Durham, that took place from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018.  After a complete audit and an execution of four search warrants, the findings revealed that over $58,557.02 of funds had been misappropriated for purchases that did not come to or have any benefit to Greene County Center Township or its citizens.   After a complete review of the investigation, a warrant was issued for Durham’s arrest.  Durham was arrested on the active warrant by the Indiana State Police on Wednesday without incident and transported to the Marion County Jail.  He is currently being held on a $24,000 bond. Durham is facing charges of Official Misconduct of a Public Servant and Theft.


Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

An Oolitic woman was arrested on Monday on a warrant after she was accused of  breaking into a home and stealing items. Lawrence County detectives began an investigation on August 18th after a report by a man who  discovered his home had been broken into. Numerous items were reported to have been stolen from the home including a gun safe containing several guns, a Hobart flux core welder, and the titles to a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup and a silver 2001 Chevrolet Tracker. The homeowner also told police all the kitchen drawers had been rummaged through. The homeowner told police he didn’t believed he knew the burglar who he believed was 25 year old Dashia Deel of Oolitic and her boyfriend 28 year old Justin Lacey. After police completed their investigation, they requested warrants for Deel and Lacey. Deel was arrested on Monday on charges of burglary, residential entry, and theft.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

A motorist running a red light on M and 18th streets led to a two vehicle crash in Bedford. When police arrived at the scene of the crash at 3:14 p.m. they found two vehicle’s in the northbound lane of M Street in Bedford. A silver 2020 General Motors Terrain that was driven by 66 year-old Edward Gates and a 2018 Kia Rio driven by 58 year-old Dianne Callaway of Seymour both had heavy damage to their vehicles. According to Gates he was traveling west on 18th Street through the intersection and had the green light when he was struck by Callaway’s car. Callaway told police she was traveling north on M Street and thought she had the green light. A witness at the scene of the accident told police the driver of the Kia Rio ran the red light. A Seals ambulance crew treated both Gates and Callaway and both refused to be transported to the hospital.

A Bedford man was sentenced to jail time Monday morning in Lawrence County Superior Court after he pleaded guilty to possession of meth in a negotiated plea deal. Paul Diehl was sentenced to six years in prison by Judge John Plummer and he was given credit for 222 days for time served. Deihl was arrested on December 13, 2019 when the Indiana State Police concluded a lengthy dealing methamphetamine investigation in Lawrence County which resulted in his arrest and another man. Police obtained information that Diehl was dealing large quantities of meth and that he was wanted on two warrants. Diehl was found sitting in the passenger seat of a 2018 Kia Sorento in the Hardee’s parking lot in Bedford. The driver was identified as 30 year old Chadwick Hayes of Salem. When Hayes got out of the car officers saw a loaded 9mm handgun in his waistband that he did not have a permit. Hayes’ pockets also contained drug paraphernalia and a baggie of methamphetamine. During a search of Diehl, troopers located paraphernalia, marijuana, and more than 10 grams of meth. More meth and paraphernalia was found in the vehicle and both Diehl and Hayes were arrested. On February 2nd Hayes pleaded guilty to a Level 6 felony of possession of meth and was sentenced to 1 years and 182 days in prison by Judge Plummer who then suspended 365 days of the sentence to supervised probation.

A Sunday morning crash on County Road 700E north of County Road 400S in St. Anthony resulted in a Huntingburg man being arrested for driving drunk. 911 dispatch received a call about an accident Sunday on County Road 700E at 3:28 a.m. Police arrived at the scene and found a damaged white pickup truck. Three men were there and two suffered lacerations but denied medical treatment. According to police the men identified 20 year old Jeovany Dubon of Huntingburg as the driver. Police noticed the smell of alcohol and conducted field sobriety tests. Police then arrested Dubon after his BAC tested at .137%. Dubon was booked into the Dubois County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment.


Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Two Lawrence county residents were injured and one was arrested after an accident Saturday on John Williams Boulevard at Williams Park Drive in Bedford. Police were called to the scene of the accident at 11:56 a.m. on Saturday. According to the report, the accident happened in the westbound lane of John Williams Boulevard, west of Beech Street in Bedford. When police arrived on the scene they learned 20 year old Michael Roach, of Mitchell had fled the scene on foot and was headed toward Beech Street. He was found a short distance from the accident scene and arrested. According to police Roach was intoxicated and taken to a hospital for a blood-draw and medical treatment for his head injury. The driver of the other car involved identified as 34 year old Jamie Jones of Bedford was trapped inside her vehicle and had to be freed from the wreckage by the Bedford Fire Department’s extrication team. Jones suffered broken ribs, a skull fracture, and possible internal injuries during the crash. Both Jones and Roach were then flown for treatment of their injuries to other hospitals.

A Jasper man was taken into custody on several drug charges over the weekend after his vehicle was stopped by police in Huntingburg. On Saturday night, Huntingburg Police pulled over a vehicle after it failed to stop at a stop sign. Police identified the driver as 28 year old T Hai Duong of Jasper  During the traffic stop police deployed  a K9 to conduct an open air sniff of the vehicle and the K9 indicated a positive alert on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle police located 5 pounds of marijuana, 17 grams of cocaine, a scale, and an undisclosed amount of money. Duong was taken to the Dubois County Security Center where he was booked in and lodged without further incident. Duong was charged with a Count of Dealing in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic, Dealing in Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia.

Friday, November 20th, 2020

A Seymour man was arrested early this/Friday morning after Mitchell Police were called to a report of an unwanted male at a Mitchell residence. Police arrived at 1:18 a.m. to the home in the 820 block of West Brooke Street in Mitchell and they spoke to the caller who said 53 year old Edward Bundy of Seymour was attempting to break in to the house. Officers had received a call about Bundy the night before when someone reported a suspicious male behind the laundry mat. When police arrived at Bundy's home on West Brook Street they found Bundy in the back yard. Police patted down Bundy and they found two syringes in his jacket pocket. Police also found a small yellow container bearing the letters “DOPE” on it containing two white pills and a white and blue paper that contained crystal meth. Bundy was arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of a controlled substance.

On Wednesday an investigation led by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes against Children task force (ICAC) resulted in the arrest of a Charlestown man. The investigation began in October when Indiana State Police Investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. That investigation led investigators from the Sellersburg ICAC Task Force to interview 36 year old Justin Allen Freytag of Charlestown. Officers also requested and were granted a search warrant for his residence. As a result of the interview and investigation, Freytag was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, and Dissemination of Child Pornography. Officers then requested a second search warrant based on information gathered during the search. On Thursday, , acting on new information gathered during the search warrants, officers charged Freytag with one count of Child Molestation, and one count of Child Molestation.  Freytag was remanded into the Clark County Jail and bail has been set at $100,000 full cash.

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

An Orleans woman was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after police stopped her vehicle for a traffic violation at Mitchell Road and 30th Street in Bedford. Police were on patrol at 3:10 p.m. when a gray Mitsubishi Eclipse came to a stop at the stop sign located at 28th Street and Mitchell Road. The driver then failed to signal before turning right and the officer than conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The drive was identified as 35 year old Melissa Phillips of Orleans. Phillips could not provide any identification, police also noticed her hands shaking. Police asked Phillips for consent to search the vehicle in which she denied them. K-9 Maximus was brought to the scene and did a free-air sniff around of the vehicle and alerted police to possible drugs in the vehicle. She then threw a bag of crystal meth onto the driver’s seat. While Phillips was in custody, she continued to pull away and had to forcibly be placed in the back of the vehicle. Police later learned Phillips had a suspended driver’s license. While at the jail, Phillips was seen grabbing a plastic bag from her waistband and tossing it away. The bag contained crystal meth. Phillips is facing charges of possession of meth, resisting arrest by force, trafficking with an inmate, driving while driver’s license suspended with a prior conviction, and was issued a citation for failure to use turn signal when changing lanes.

A Jasper woman was arrested Tuesday night after a single-car crash that occurred on North Hickory Grove Road in Dubois. Police responded at 8:36 p.m. to a call that a car on North Hickory Grove Road in Dubois had flipped and was stopped near a residence. When police arrived at the scene they  found the driver, identified as 32 year old Brandi Sorrells of Jasper. According to police Sorrells was not hurt from the crash. Police could smell the odor of alcohol in the air and they ran a BAC test on Sorrells in which it came out to .15%. She was arrested and lodged in the Dubois County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license.


Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

A 15-year-old male was taken into custody Monday afternoon after his mom came to Bedford police to report he ran away from home. A mother arrived at Bedford Police Department to report her 15 year old son had run away from home. She told police the last time she saw her son was Monday morning and that her son took her husband’s cell phone. A while later, police who were on patrol noticed a vehicle parked at the Bedford Public Library that matched a vehicle the boy could be in. The 15 year old was found inside the vehicle by the officer. The juvenile was taken into custody and police also located the stolen cell phone, marijuana and paraphernalia. Probation was contacted and they requested officers to release the juvenile back to his parents with a signed promise to appear. The 15 year old is facing charges of theft, runaway, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Bedford man was arrested after he was accused of stealing a FedEx package in Bedford. According to police, a woman reported her FedEx package had been delivered to an old address of hers and the new residents signed for the package. She said that she tried to speak with the individuals about the package and was told they didn’t have it. Police went to the apartment on Ted Jones Drive in Bedford and spoke with a female and 31 year old Daniel Simmons of Bedford. Both became verbally abusive and refused to identify themselves to police along with denying having the package. The female struck an officer and began resisting police.  Simmons also started fighting with police until backup could arrived. Simmons was arrested and the female was transported to the hospital. Charges are pending against the woman. The missing package was located inside the apartment along with marijuana and paraphernalia. Simmons is facing charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, battery on a public safety officer, resisting arrest, false informing, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Bedford teen was arrested on a warrant Thursday after he allegedly stole several items from Wal-Mart. According to a probable cause affidavit, on October 26th police were alerted by Wal-Mart security that 18 year old Elias Bartlett of Bedford had not paid for several items on five different occasions. According to police Bartlett skip scanned item that totaled around $62 on the dates of August 3rd, September 17th, September 24th, September 28th, September 30th, and October 26th. Police made contact with Bartlett at his girlfriend’s house. According to police when Bartlett was shown  photos of him skip scanning items he said that he made a few poor decisions when he was checking out at Wal-Mart. Bartlett is facing a charge of theft.


Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

On October 26th, Martin County police went to Rox Storage in Shoals while on patrol and smelled the odor of Marijuana in the area. A Police K9 gave a positive indication for the odor of narcotics at a unit. Police called the owner, and the owner told police that the renter was 34 year old Danny Krodel of Shoals. Police were granted a search warrant for the storage unit and a search resulted the recovery of two pounds of marijuana, 1 gram of suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamine, and paraphernalia. Later in the day police were granted a search warrant for Krodel’s Residence. The warrant was then executed and a search resulted in the recovery of 6.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled substances and $2,268 in cash. A female in the residence who was identified as 55 year old Carolyn Smith of Shoals was arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana. On Thursday police observed a black SUV being driven by Krodel. A traffic stop  was initiated on the vehicle and Krodel was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in officers locating additional suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia. Krodel is facing charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Dealing in Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Narcotic Drug, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Marijuana.

A Martin County home was destroyed on Monday after it caught fire in the town of Cale. Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Martin County Fire/Rescue responded to the residence at 5:33 p.m. in the 20562 block of Martin Lane in Cale. When firefighters arrived on the scene the home was fully engulfed in flames power lines were on the ground and the roof of the home was already sagging. The residents of the home where not home at the time of the fire. As of 9:30 p.m. Monday night firefighters were still one the scene of the fire letting it burn itself out. The cause of this fire is still under investigation. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion at the scene.


Monday, November 16th, 2020

A Bedford man was arrested Sunday morning after police were called to a Bedford home after a report of a domestic fight. Bedford Police were called to a home in the 1200 block of M Street after a report of a domestic fight on Sunday. When police arrived at the home the caller told them 32 year old Jeffrey Johnson of Bedford had left the home. The caller also told police they had been arguing and Johnson got upset when she asked him to leave and he went outside and started throwing bricks through the windows. According to police an officer the was patrolling in the area located Johnson riding a bicycle. When police asked him to stop and talk he took off. Johnson was located by police hiding in some shrubs. Johnson refused to cooperate with officers while he was in custody. Johnson is facing charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Two Monroe county residents were issued summons to appear in court on Saturday after a police pulled them over in Bedford. Bedford police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle a 1:05 a.m. Saturday morning after the driver was traveling the wrong way on J Street between 16th and 17th streets in Bedford. The driver, 18 year old Sarah McPherson, and her passenger, 21 year old Jacob Magness were found by police to not have valid driver’s licenses. According to Police, McPherson gave police consent to search the vehicle and during the search they located marijuana, paraphernalia, and synthetic marijuana. McPherson and Magness were each issued court summons for their charges and released from the scene. McPherson is facing charges of driving a vehicle while never licensed and Magness is facing charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Friday, November 12th, 2020

Beginning Monday, students in the Paoli School System, will be going to e-learning. The decision was made by school officials, to go to virtual classes after an uptick in Corona Virus cases. Students will return to School beginning November 30th.

A Orange County man was arrested Wednesday after a Mitchell Police officer stopped his vehicle for speeding. According to a probable cause affidavit, at 7:33 p.m. a Mitchell Police officer was conducting a stationary speed patrol in the parking lot of Roots RV when he noted a vehicle traveling in the left lane traveling south on State Road 37 at a high-rate of speed. The officer exited the parking lot and followed the vehicle and watched the driver change lanes merging between two vehicles without signaling. These actions cause one of the vehicles to have to brake suddenly. The driver then made an abrupt turn onto Spice Valley Road. The driver, identified as 27-year-old George Hobson of Paoli was then stopped. During the traffic stop the officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. After asking for his driver’s license and registration, he was then asked to exit his vehicle. A further check revealed Hobson has a prior arrest for possession of cocaine. A consent to search was given. During a search of the vehicle the officer found an empty pill bottle that had a corner baggie with meth residue in it, also located was a metal straw that tested positive for meth residue in the center console and marijuana was also found. Hobson was arrested on charges of possession of meth and possession of marijuana, taken and booked into the the Lawrence County Jail

A Monroe County woman was arrested Wednesday after a Gibson County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled her over for speeding on US 41. According to police reports, 28-year-old Kayla Collins of Bloomington lied about her identity. Police finally identified Collins and found she was driving on a suspended driver’s license with a prior conviction. They also determined Collins was under the influence of narcotics. Collins in possession of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and arrested on charges of driving while her driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction, false informing, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Police arrested a Michigan woman Wednesday night after she was involved in a crash while driving the wrong-way on I-69.  At 7:23 Wednesday night, Police received several calls reporting a wrong-way driver on I-69. Moments later, the vehicle sideswiped another vehicle. Further investigation revealed that 50 year old Patricia Vanderhoff of Grand Rapids, MI was traveling the wrong-way in the passing lane on I-69 in a 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis when she sideswiped a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was traveling northbound in the driving lane. The 64 year old female driver from Washington was taken to Daviess County Community Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  Vanderhoff displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. A Pike County Sheriff’s K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside Vanderhoff’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag containing over 38 Xanax pills and another plastic bag containing prescription pills. Vanderhoff was arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where she is charged with Operating a Vehicle while Impaired-Refusal resulting in Injury (Controlled Substance) and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

A Paoli man was arrested in French Lick and is facing charges after he allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol, crashed into a wall and then became combative with authorities.  According to the crash report Police and emergency crews responded to an accident on Louise Street, near Poplar Street around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, police found a Volkswagen sedan against a brick wall. The occupant of the vehicle was identified as 27 year old Jacob Cook and police noted that he smelled of alcohol. Cook was bleeding profusely from a laceration to the back of his head and blood was also on the car’s seat. Witnesses at the scene told police the car was traveling at a high rate of speed, ran a stop sign, lost control, spun out and collided with a street sign and the wall. According to police, Cook admitted to driving the vehicle and also to drinking. As Cook was being transported to IU Health Paoli Hospital he reportedly became combative. While Cook was being treated for his injury, officers obtained a warrant for a blood draw and the results  showed  his BAC at .205. Cook was then taken to the Orange County Jail on charges of battery against a public safety official, operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent of .15 or more and disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

A Bedford teen was arrested on a warrant Friday, after police allege he stole a dirt bike on October 12th.  According to a probable cause affidavit, on October 12th, police were called to a home in the 70 block of Rainmaker Street in Tunnelton after a report that a stolen dirt bike was located near the home. When police arrived, they spoke with the caller and searched the area of Sunset Street and Lowland Drive in an attempt to locate the suspect 18 year old Austin Sullivan of Bedford. Police found the stolen green 2002 Kawasaki KX250 dirt bike parked next to the roadway in the 50 block of Sunset Street. Police spoke with a witness that established Sullivan as the person who was seen riding the stolen vehicle back on October 12th. When police completed their investigation, they issued their findings to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Sullivan’s arrest. Sullivan was charged with auto theft.

A Jasper man was arrested on several charges Saturday morning after a woman accused him of pushing her.  Police were called at 1:15 a.m. Saturday after a report of a possible domestic incident in the area of 14th and Dewey streets in Jasper. The male subject, who was identified as 29 year old Devonte Chatman of Jasper, fled the scene but was found at Vine and 14th streets. Police determined Chatman had battered a female. As police attempted to arrest Chatman he began resisting police. Additional officers were called to the scene to assist in detaining Chatman and they finally got him into custody. The victim later came to the police station and reported that she and Chatman were in an argument and it became physical. According to police, Chatman later admitted that he pushed the victim. Chatman was taken to the Dubois County Jail on charges of domestic battery, battery against a public safety official, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

An Otwell man was arrested after police caught him peeping into the residence of a woman in Jasper.  Police received a complaint at 9:56 p.m. on Friday in the area of Walnut and Darry streets in Jasper about a man peering through a window at a female’s home. When police arrived at the home the male was not there. At 10:50 p.m., police received another complaint that the male was again looking into the female’s window again. The male was gone by the time officers arrived at the home. This time police stayed in the area and the man showed up to the home again. The male later identified as 40 year old Michael Webb of Otwell was taken into custody by police and taken to the Dubois County Jail. Webb was charged with stalking, voyeurism and public intoxication.

Monday, November 9th, 2020

A Bedford man was arrested on Thursday after he was accused of breaking a window and pushing his girlfriend during a dispute.   According to a probable cause affidavit, on October 21, at 11:41 a.m. police were called to a home at 406 22nd Street in Bedford after the report of a physical domestic fight. Police arrived and spoke to two females who told them 19 year old Ethan Davis of Bedford had been physical during a verbal argument with his girlfriend. The woman told police Davis then stood up and shoved his girlfriend and left the room. Shortly after leaving the room, Davis returned and attempted to kick the front door in and he also broke a window at the home. The girlfriend told police the two have had several physical altercations in the past and didn't file charges because he has threatened to kill himself when anyone attempted to call the police. Police then arrested Davis on Thursday on charges of  domestic battery in the presence of a minor and criminal mischief.

A Bedford man was arrested following a traffic stop in which police found meth in his vehicle.  According to a probable cause affidavit, Monday morning at 2:35 a.m. police on patrol on State Road 37 observed a 2014 black Jeep Cherokee traveling south toward Bedford at a high-rate of speed. Police clocked the vehicle traveling at 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. After the driver pulled the vehicle over, police noticed the he appeared nervous. Police asked the driver identified as 27 year old Zachary Fish of Bedford if they could search his vehicle and he said no. A K-9 Dusty was brought in to do a free air-sniff around the vehicle and alerted to possible drugs in the vehicle. Police located a black digital scale inside the vehicle along with a plastic baggie containing crystal meth. Fish was then arrested on a charge of possession of meth and issued a warning for speeding.

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

A Lawrence County man, who has a prior conviction for reckless homicide against an infant, was arrested Monday for alleged child neglect. According to reports, 28-year-old Casey Garrison of Bedford, was caring for his 5 week old son on Sept. 17, 22 and 23, and while in his care, the child reportedly suffered a fractured rib, a fractured femur and a bruised and swollen humerus bone. The injuries were documented by medical doctors. Garrison allowed the child to fall off a Pack-N-Play crib, a couch and a kitchen counter top, the affidavit stated. Garrison reportedly told the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department he was the only one responsible for allowing the injuries to take place. Garrison was then arrested and booked into the Lawrence County jail.

A Lawrence County man was sentenced to prison for stealing cigarette cartons from a local gas station.
According to police reports, the owner of Revere’s Food and Fuel told police 57 year old Sol Wayne Stivers of Bedford, an employee of Reveres, was possibly stealing cigarette cartons and selling them on the side, after someone contacted him and said Stivers had a storage shed full of cigarettes. Police also received and viewed video footage allegedly depicting Stivers carrying cigarette cartons. Stivers was sentenced to five years at the Indiana Department of Correction for one count of theft. He was also ordered to pay $48,847.20 in restitution.

The Indiana Bass Federation announced they will be releasing about 3,000 six- to 10-inch largemouth bass into Patoka Lake on Friday, at 11 a.m. at the Lick Fork SRA Boat Ramp.
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the state of Indiana, after Lake Monroe. This stocking is part of the Indiana Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program developed by the Indiana DNR. This is a follow up stocking to the nearly 1,000 largemouth bass stocked in Patoka Lake in May. The stocked bass are all being microchipped and will be studied by the Indiana DNR over the next five years in an effort to evaluate the benefits of stocking Indiana reservoirs. All are invited and encouraged to attend the fish release event on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Patoka Lake at the Lick Fork SRA Boat Ramp at 11 a.m. ET. Anglers are particularly encouraged to bring their boat to help with the distribution of the fish throughout the lake.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

French Lick Resort has adjusted plans for its 2020 tree lighting ceremonies, in an effort to limit crowd size and to protect the health and safety of resort guests and associates. The resort has operated as a closed campus since early summer, and will continue allowing overnight hotel guests only during the tree lighting nights at both historic hotels. The West Baden Springs Hotel tree lighting will kick off the resort’s holiday season on Saturday, November 14 while the French Lick Springs Hotel tree lighting will follow one week later on Saturday, November 21. You can still witness the tree lighting events as both tree lightings will be streamed online. Tune in to French Lick Resort’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. on November 14 and 21 for the respective tree lighting ceremonies at West Baden and French Lick. As the resort remains a closed campus and for social distancing reasons, meet-and-greets with Santa Claus will not be available this season at the resort. Overnight guests at the resort will still have a couple opportunities to connect with Santa during their visit. A virtual meet-and-greet with Santa will be offered by reservation for French Lick Springs Hotel guests on French Lick tree lighting weekend. At both hotels, kids can also write a letter to Santa during their stay, drop it off and receive a personal reply from Santa Claus before Christmas Day. French Lick Resort appreciates patience and understanding of our guests and the community during this time, and eagerly anticipates the return of traditional holiday and tree lighting festivities in 2021.

On Saturday at approximately 7:30 p.m. deputies from the Washington County Sheriffs Department responded to a report of a off-road vehicle accident in Pekin
. Upon arrival, deputies found a green 2019 Honda Talon 1000R with major front end damage.The driver, 30-year-old Andrew Prousa, of Pekin, was traveling west on Mostsinger Road when he failed to maneuver through a sharp left hand curve. The vehicle traveled off the road and collided head-on into a guardrail. Prousa was transported by air ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation. 

A Lawrence County man was arrested following a Bedford officer stopping his vehicle early Monday morning for an equipment violation. According to police reports, after stopping 31 year Brandon Miller of Bedford, and during a conversation with Miller, officers say he was acting suspicious and denied consent to search his vehicle. A K-9 was requested and after giving a positive alert officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, and some prescribed medication he did not have a prescription for. Officers then arrested Miller on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of meth.

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The flood of Indiana voters choosing mail-in ballots or heading to early voting sites has kept up as the final votes are being cast in this year’s election. With more than 1.5 million votes cast heading into the weekend, Indiana is on its way to doubling the number of early votes cast during the 2016 presidential election and has already tallied more than half of the 2.8 million total votes cast that year.That follows the  national trend of voters looking to avoid possibly crowded Election Day polling places on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic or wanting to make sure there’s no doubt about getting their ballot in. The Indiana secretary of state’s office, which oversees state election policy, said 1,515,641 voters have cast ballots by mail or in-person at an early voting location as of Friday morning. More than 560,000 mail-in ballots were requested by the Oct. 22 deadline, although not all have been returned to county election offices yet.

A man was shot and killed Sunday night by Seymour Police. According to Seymour Police reports, the shooting happened near the intersection of Tipton Street and Burkart Boulevard in Seymour around 8:30 p.m. State Police say officers from the Seymour Police Department were responding to a reported shoplifting at the nearby Walmart.
A man matching the suspect's description ran across to the street and tried to hide in a ditch in front of the Taco Bell and the suspect was allegedly armed with a handgun. Two Seymour police officers fired their weapons. The suspect was taken to Schneck Medical Center where he later died. Investigators are working to identify the man who was shot and to notify his family. The identity of the officers who shot the man has not yet been made public.Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

No one was injured in an apartment fire on Bloomington’s southside early Sunday morning. Firefighters from the Bloomington Fire Department and Monroe Fire Protection District responded to a reported apartment fire at 5:00 a.m. Sunday. Bloomington Police officers arrived to find fire coming out of a second story apartment and quickly went to work making sure everyone got out safely. A second alarm was sounded for the blaze minutes after the first dispatch to bring additional equipment and personnel to battle the early morning blaze. Bloomington firefighters were quickly able to bring the fire under control despite the windy conditions. The total number of residents displaced by the fire is not known at this time. Fire officials say the fire remains under investigation. Bloomington Fire Department, Monroe Fire Protection District, Bloomington Police Department and IU Health Hospital Bloomington Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Orange County Prosecutor, Holly Hudelson, has charged a Paoli woman, Sabrina Dunn, with murder following the shooting death of her ex-husband, Bill Dunn. The murder charge results from an investigation that began on Wednesday at approximately 7:48 a.m. when Orange County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a 911 call from Sabrina Dunn advising that she had shot and killed Bill Dunn. Officers with the Paoli Police and Indiana State Police Departments responded to the scene located at 831 College Hill Road in Paoli. During the investigation, officers interviewed Sabrina Dunn, who stated that she and the deceased, Bill Dunn, were divorced, but lived in two different houses on the same property. Dunn told police that she shot Bill after he entered her home carrying a large knife that he brought with him. Police also interviewed a man named David Wilson, Sabrina’s boyfriend, who lived with her. Wilson advised that he had left for work at approximately 6:15 a.m. on the 21st, and that Bill was not at the home at that time. Wilson further stated that Sabrina contacted him by phone around 7:00 a.m. that morning wanting to know where his gun was in the house. When officers asked Wilson about the knife Sabrina had described Bill carrying, Wilson said that the knife belonged to Sabrina and that it had been in her home for days, not Bill’s. Also, during the investigation, officers learned that Bill had security cameras at his home. Upon reviewing the video, officers observed Bill walking to Sabrina’s home at approximately 7:36a.m. carrying a flashlight, but not a knife. At 7:48 a.m. Sabrina called 911 stating that she had shot Bill. Based, in part, on this information, Prosecutor Hudelson has charged Sabrina Dunn with Murder, a felony. Murder charges carry a range of imprisonment from 45 to 65 years. An initial hearing on the case was held Thursday, with a jury trial date has been set for April 21, 2021.

Thursday at approximately 10:05 AM EST, Indiana State Police, Dubois County Sheriff's Department, and the Ferdinand Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in Ferdinand. According to police reports, the crash occurring on State Road 162 just north of Interstate 64. At the time of the crash, 45 year old Derrick Carter, of Louisville KY, was operating a 2014 Isuzu box truck northbound on State Road 162. The vehicle then traveled off the west side of the roadway. Carter was flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville for treatment of his injuries. 42 year old Juanito Lyons, also of Louisville, KY, was a passenger in the vehicle. Lyons was transported by ambulance to Jasper Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The accident is still under investigation by the Indiana State Police. Agencies assisting at the scene were Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Ferdinand Police Department, Ferdinand EMS and Fire, and Huntingburg EMS.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

On Wednesday at 7:48 AM, the Paoli Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department were called to a residence at 837 College Hill Street in Paoli in reference to a shooting that had occurred.  After arriving at the residence, a male was discovered deceased inside the residence. Detectives with the Indiana State Police and Officers with the Paoli Police Department began an investigation into the events that occurred. During the investigation, detectives learned that the homeowner 43 year old Sabrina Dunn had fatally shot 51 year old William Dunn both of Paoli.   After further investigation  by police, probable cause was determined to charged Sabrina Dunn with the Murder of William Dunn. Sabrina Dunn has been taken into custody and incarcerated in the Orange County Jail. Assisting at the scene were Orange County EMS, Paoli Police Department, Orange County Coroner’s Office, and the Orange County Prosecutors Office.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

A French Lick man has been arrested following an investigation by Indiana State Police into allegations of inappropriate contact with a minor.  Indiana State police launched a criminal investigation on September 29th after receiving information from the Dubois County Department of Child Services concerning allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. The investigation revealed that 30 year old Derek Breitwieser of French Lick had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor under the age of 16 and sexual battery that allegedly took place in Dubois County. After reviewing the investigation, the A warrant to be issued for Breitwieser's arrest on Oct. 16. Breitwieser was arrested on Friday by police on the active warrant and then taken to the Dubois County Jail. Breitwieser is charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two counts of sexual battery.

A Dubois man was arrested Monday night on multiple charges after a traffic stop near Patoka Lake.  At 10:04 p.m. on Monday, an Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement officer noticed a vehicle driving northbound County Road 175E entering the Patoka River bottoms. The vehicle then slowed down twice to shine a light out of the window which lit up a nearby field. The Officer pulled over the vehicle after noticing it had no license plate light. A shotgun was found in the front seat and the officer asked the driver, later identified as 36 year old Robert Rasche of Dubois to step out of the vehicle. During a search of Rasche, the officer found a digital scale in his pocket. A search of the vehicle resulted in the officer finding a bag that contained a green substance that field tested positive as marijuana, a leather belt that had shotgun shells, and a small handgun case. Rasche allegedly admitted to the officer that methamphetamine was in the vehicle in which the officer found two plastic metal containers that contained residue that field tested positive as methamphetamine. Rasche was charged with jacklighting, which is spotlighting a deer with a weapon in the vehicle, possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Friday, October 16th, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a statement advising of enhanced fire danger Saturday afternoon.
Wind gusts of over 30 MPH, low humidity, and dry ground will lead to an increased fire danger Saturday afternoon and early evening. Avoid open burning on Saturday afternoon and early evening. Burn bans remain in effect for Orange, Lawrence, Martin, Daviess, and Greene counties.

Two people were injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday morning at the intersection of State Road 37 and Smithville Road in Monroe County. According to the accident report, at around 750AM, the driver of the school bus, 58-year-old Steve Grogan, of Bloomington, was driving a 2013 Freightliner School Bus and was traveling westbound on Smithville Road. Grogan pulled out into the path of 46-year-old Marilyn Wessell, of Williams, who was driving a 2016 Jeep southbound on State Road 37.There were no students on the bus at the time of the accident. Grogan reports he did not see the Jeep, and multiple witnesses report the driver of the school bus did not stop at the intersection. Grogan complained of back pain following the accident. He then refused to be transported to the hospital. Wessell was transported to IU Bloomington Hospital with head and internal injuries by IU Bloomington Ambulance Service.The Indiana State Police, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe Fire Protection District, and IU Bloomington Hospital responded to the accident. The Indiana State Police investigated the accident.

A late afternoon crash on State Road 56 claimed the life of a Scott County resident Thursday. Around at 4:40 pm Thursday, the Scott County Sheriff's Department and Scottsburg Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of SR 56 and Slab Road just east of Scottsburg.  After their preliminary investigation, officers believe a black 2014 Chevrolet Equinox was eastbound on SR56 approaching Slab Road.  The Equinox was slowing as it approached an uninvolved vehicle preparing to turn north from eastbound SR56 onto Slab Road. A white 2000 Saturn LS1 passenger car was also eastbound on SR56, approaching the black Equinox from behind.  Investigators believe the Saturn failed to slow down or stop for the black Equinox and entered the westbound lane of SR56.  As the Saturn entered the westbound lane, a blue 2006 Toyota Highlander approached the intersection from the west.  The white Saturn and the blue Highlander collided head-on. After the collision, the Highlander drove off the north side of SR56 and came to rest.   The white Saturn spun slightly and then struck the black Equinox.  The Saturn then came to rest in the roadway.The driver of the blue Highlander, 64 year old Beth Senatore, 64, of Scottsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scott County Coroner. The driver of the white Saturn, Christian Williams, of Madison, was transported by ambulance to Scott Memorial Hospital and later to U of L Hospital.  The driver of the black Equinox, Deanna Reed, of Madison, was transported to Scott Memorial Hospital. At this time, investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, but toxicology reports are pending. 

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Around 2 pm on Monday, Washington County authorities were dispatched to a vehicle crash on South Blue River Church Road west of Pekin.  After arriving, police learned that the male driver of a blue Ford Ranger had fled the scene on foot after crashing into another vehicle. While investigating the crash, police discovered the Ford Ranger was stolen out of Kentucky.  Police observed the Ranger earlier in the day near a residence on Purlee Road, just west of the crash scene.  Police went to the address and when they arrived, observed a male walk behind the residence. Police spoke with the homeowner and few moments later a male later identified as 37 year old Kyle Whitlow of Pekin jump out of a window.  Police escorted Whitlow to his police car for questioning and while doing so, observed Whitlow drop a small clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana.   Police continued the investigation and learned that Whitlow allegedly drove the Ranger from the residence knowing it didn't have properly operating brakes, possibly leading to the accident. Whitlow was also discovered to have a suspended driver's license and that Whitlow was also wanted on a warrant.  Whitlow was arrested and charged with Vehicle Theft, Resisting Law Enforcement, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, Possession of Marijuana and a Warrant for Possession of Firearm by Serious Violent Felon.

A teen was injured on Tuesday after failing to yield on a mini-bike and colliding with a vehicle in Springville.  According to the Lawrence County Police report, a 15 year-old male was traveling northbound on Old Farm Road on a mini-bike. The youth failed to yield the right of way and stop sign at the intersection of State Road 54 and Old Farm Road in Springville. 69 year old Shelia Doty of Bloomfield was traveling westbound on State Road 54 in a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. She said the she thought the driver of the mini-bike would stop and did not even look over her way. Doty applied her brakes but was unable to avoid the mini bike. Her vehicle sustained front end damage and she was not injured. The male suffered head trauma and injuries to both of his legs and was taken by AirEvac to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The Lawrence County Police Department, Bedford Fire Department, Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department, and Seals Ambulance Service responded to the accident

Monday, October 12th, 2020

A Mitchell man was arrested on drug charges after police received a report of a stolen item related to a burglary on Thursday.  At 6:42 p.m. on Thursday Mitchell Police and the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant at the home of 31 year old Toby Livingston of Mitchell. Livingston told police that he knew about the stolen firearm but it was not in his house. No illegal items were found in the home, but officers were concerned about the children’s living conditions. Police found a large number of cockroaches throughout the home, animal feces on the floor, limited food, and an overwhelming odor of animal urine and the Department of Child Services was contacted. Police then noticed some illegal items inside a detached garage. In a bag police found several baggies used to package narcotics, two glass smoking utensils with white residue.  Police then located a safe and found over a gram of a substance, which tested positive for meth, digital scales, cut straws with white residue, several legend drugs, several burnt rolled marijuana cigarettes. He was then arrested on charges of possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Saturday at 8:52, Pike County police received a call regarding a single vehicle crash at the corner of CR 1000 East and CR 325 North near Otwell in Pike County.  Pike County police arrived on scene at 9:05 p.m.. A search of the area was conducted and moments later, police located the male driver and the child near a ½ mile away from the crash site. The driver was identified as 33 year old Chaz Lengacher of Huntingburg and the child was identified as his two-year-old son. Lengacher displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Officers on scene were able to determine Lengacher was driving his 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck when he lost control and crashed into a ditch. Lengacher’s two-year-old son received minor injuries and was checked by Pike County EMS. Lengacher refused medical treatment at the scene and further investigation revealed Lengacher had a blood alcohol content of .12%. He is currently being held without bond in the Pike County Jail. Lengacher was charged with Neglect of a Dependent, Operating a Vehicle with a Passenger less than 18 years of age, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Reckless Driving and Public Intoxication.

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

A Saturday crash involving two motorcycles in Orange County sent two men to the hospital.  According to the accident report shortly after 2:30 p.m., 58 year old Darryl Werline of Paoli was traveling east with a group of motorcycles on State Road 60 near Shanks Road when another motorcycle struck him from behind driven by 29 year old Dustin Hurst of Pekin. According to Werline, the motorcycle that struck him was traveling at a high rate of speed and pushed his bike several feet down the highway before leaving the south side of the road and ejecting both men. Hurst was unconscious and was reported as not breathing at one point after the crash. Hurst was airlifted for treatment by Air Methods to the hospital. Werline was taken by ambulance for treatment of an arm injury. He also submitted to a blood draw while at IU Health Paoli Hospital and results are pending.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

A Bedford man was sentenced on charges of possession of a narcotic drug and a probation violation in a Bedford court on Monday.  Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge Williams Sleva sentenced 40 year old Steven Sykes of Bedford on Monday and also fined him $685. Sykes was sentenced to 365 days on the possession of a narcotic drug charge and 286 days on the probation violation for a total of 1,824 days. Sykes was arrested on September 6th when he was found at Jackson’s Mini Mart pumping gas. While speaking with Sykes and his passengers he noticed all three of them were extremely nervous and showed signs of being impaired. Police then found a pill bottle laying on the ground and found pill bottle to contain a white powdery substance that tested positive for Fentanyl. There was 1.43 grams in the package. Sykes was arrested on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, littering, and obstruction of justice.

Monday, October 5th, 2020

A Floyd County man was shot early Monday morning after police responded to a 911 domestic disturbance call from his residence.   A preliminary investigation reveals that around 1 a.m. this/ Monday morning, police were dispatched to a residence on Country Trace Lane near Floyd Central High School.  A female 911 caller advised of a domestic disturbance and requested police to respond. When officers arrived, they observed an ongoing domestic situation between the couple, but deputies eventually spoke with both the husband and wife at the door to the residence.   At one point in the conversation, the husband walked away from the door and returned with a shotgun.   After repeated orders to drop the gun, at least one officer fired, striking the subject.  The male was taken to University Hospital in Louisville, where he is currently listed in critical condition.  The male was also found to be in possession of a handgun immediately after the shooting. The Indiana State Police were assigned to investigate. This investigation is ongoing. ISP detectives were assisted by officers from the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.   Floyd County Animal Control was also called to the scene due to numerous K-9s in the residence.

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Seven Orange County seniors have been named Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Finalists.  The student chosen as recipient of the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Orange County will receive full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years at any Indiana public or private college. Finalists under consideration are Mackenzie Freed, Paige Jones, Devyn Martin and Gavin Morgan, all of Orleans High School, and Springs Valley students Mya Miller and Aerienne Acuff and  Lauren Umpleby from Paoli. This year’s Orange County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient will be the 40th in the county to receive this prestigious award.

The Dubois County Health Department is reminding residents to stay vigilant in protecting themselves from West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.   A sample of mosquitoes has recently tested positive for West Nile Virus in Dubois County. The Dubois County Health Department encourages everyone in the county to protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes by following these simple steps: apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothes and exposed skin; wear light colored clothing; Avoid wet, highly vegetative areas where mosquitoes live; and avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, dusk to dawn, when possible.

Some simple steps to prevent mosquitoes from breeding are as follows: Eliminate areas of standing water on your property; Repair failing septic systems.; Remove any containers that will hold water.; Clean your clogged gutters.; Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed.  Tall vegetation is an excellent harborage area for mosquitoes.; Keep swimming pools chlorinated and clean. The basic rule is; if water lasts more than 4 days mosquitoes can reproduce. Even a small bucket can produce up to a 1,000 mosquitoes in just a few days. Some symptoms of West Nile Virus are; High Fever; Severe Headache; Stiff Neck; Muscle weakness or paralysis; Nausea, vomiting; Confusion. West Nile Virus can also infect our domestic animals like horses.  The Virus is very serious and often fatal in horses.  It is very important to contact your Veterinarian to get your horse immunized if you haven’t already.

A Kentucky man was charged after leaving-the-scene of an accident Tuesday in Jasper.  According to a Jasper Police press release, around 1:20 p.m., while traveling westbound on 47th Street, a 2011 Mazda driven by 23 year old George Veloz of La Grange, Kentucky failed to stop at a stop sign when he collided with a 2003 Buick driven by 55 year old Darwin Heckard of Shoals. The front of the Mazda ran into the front of the Buick. Veloz then left the scene. Police later located the Veloz at the intersection of 15th Street and Kellerville Road. After an investigation Veloz was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to stop at a stop sign and operating with expired plates.


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