Friday, March 7th, 2014
A Orange County man was injured after his vehicle left the roadway Thursday morning and hit a tree. According to a Lawrence County Police report, 68-year-old Truman Gilliatt of paoli was traveling west on Ind. 60 East and had a flat tire on his 2006 Chevrolet Avalance.He told police he then hit a patch of ice on the roadway causing him to lose control of the truck. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and into an embankment then hit a fence and tree.Gilliatt complained of head pain and was taken by ambulance to IU Paoli Hospital by a Seals ambulance crew.Also assisting at the scene were Marion Volunteer Fire Deparment and Bedford Fire Department extrication unit.
Just after 6:00 o’clock this morning, a crash occurred on State Road 67 near County Road 700 West. A 2005 Dodge van, was traveling southwest on State Road 67 approaching a 2001 Freightliner tractor trailer combination loaded with coal, travelling northeast. For reasons unknown, the Dodge van traveled left of center and sideswiped the semi tractor. After initial contact was made, the van continued striking the left tandem axles of the trailer. After the collision, the van spun partially off the highway before coming to final rest. The semi came to a stop with the trailer partially blocking the southbound lane of State Road 67. The Dodge van was driven by 26 year old Dakota L. Burnette, of Oolitic who was pronounced dead at the scene. Burnette’s family has been notified. A passenger in his vehicle was taken via Greene County Ambulance to Greene County General Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The driver of the semi, 44 year old Timothy D. Stines, of Bedford was uninjured. Agencies assisting at the scene were the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, Lyons Town Marshal, Greene County Ambulance Service, Switz City Fire Territory, Lyons Fire Department and the Linton Fire Department.
Specifics of the second of two highway improvement projects planned in Paoli were presented during a public hearing Wednesday. About 30 people were present for the session and learned that changes have been made to the project since it was originally outlined. The work, as revised, means road rehabilitation versus reconstruction in the section of town included in the project. Completing it will require INDOT to acquire only about a tenth of an acre along the entire route that will be rehabilitated. The project begins at the intersection of West Main Street and Southwest First Street and continues through the town square to just south of Hospital Road. The project is expected to begin in June 2015 but currently does not have an established completion date. A second INDOT project planned for next year also will affect the town of Paoli. It was discussed during a public session in August. It begins on U.S. 150-/State Road 56 at County Road 225 West and extends to the junction of State Road 37 ( First Street), where the second project picks up. The total length of the westernmost section is 2.1 miles. Contract bidding for that section of work also is scheduled for late this year with construction expected to begin in the spring of 2015.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Superior Court II Judge William Sleva entered not guilty pleas this (Thursday) morning, for two teens charged in the murder of Rodney Allender. Judge Sleva appointed 16-year-old Dillon Hicks Lorinda Youngcourt as his public defender and will appear for a pretrial conference on May 1 at 9 a.m. 19-year-old Taylor Flynn was appointed Attorney John Boren of Martinsville and will appear for a pretrial conference on April 28 at 3 p.m. Both teens were denied bond. Also charged in the crime is 18-year-old Austin Curtis, of Bedford. Curtis appeared in court Tuesday for his initial hearing. Judge Sleva entered a not guilty plea for Curtis. Since his appearance he has hired Bloomington Attorney Sam Shapiro. He too was denied a bond. His next court appearance is a pre-trial conference scheduled also for April 28. If found guilty of the murder the teens could serve an advisory sentence of 55 years, a minimum sentence of 45 years and a maximum sentence of 65 years in prison and fined up to $10,000. If found guilty of the robbery causing serious bodily injury. They could face an advisory sentence of 30 years, a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 50 years and fined up to $10,000.
A Lawrence County woman died after she rolled her car on U.S. 50 West, North of Blue Springs Cavern Road. According to a Lawrence County police report, 35-year-old Jane Gillespie, of Mitchell was traveling west on U.S. 50 Tuesday and was exiting a curve when her 2001 Honda Civic went off the right shoulder and down a rip rap embankment sliding sideways. The car then overturned onto the driver's side and hit a tree. Police say the car traveled more than 146 feet before it crashed into the tree. She suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Bedford Firefighters and volunteer firefighters from Marion Township spent 30 minutes freeing Gillespie from the wreckage. Police say the roof of the car was completely smashed down nearly touching the seat area from front to back. Gillespie was wearing a seatbelt. Police say there was no skid or brake marks at the scene and are not sure why Gillespie lost control of her car. Police also found no paint transfer indicating no other vehicle was involved. Police say the left rear tire was blown, but believe that happened when the car hit the rip rat embankment.
The Lawrence County Drug Task Force has responded to two reports of methamphetamine labs in the past two days. According to a news release from the Lawrence County Police Department reports that on Saturday at 5:37 p.m., Lawrence County officers were called to the 100 block of Mason Street in East Oolitic to take a report of theft. The homeowner had been gone from the home for several days. While the officer was investigating the theft, he discovered items he believed to be associated with a one-pot meth lab and called for a Drug Task Force officer. The DTF officer discovered several precursors used in the manufacture of meth, including three one-pot labs that had been discarded and appeared to have been there for some time. The second report occurred on Monday at 6:29 p.m. in the 400 block of Port Williams Road. Lawrence County police received a call from a resident who reported finding a backpack containing what he believed to be drug-related material. The backpack was found by a visitor to the residence who found it in the woods across the road and 75 yards from the roadway. A DTF officer responded to the call and confirmed that the pack contained all the precursors for making meth. There were no actual one-pot meth labs in the backpack, however. The bag was found on Hoosier National Forest property and there are no suspects in the case. The Lawrence County Police Department urges residents to be careful when finding unknown contents in bags and backpacks. The chemicals in the containers are hazardous, according to the news release. Anyone who finds such an item is urged to leave it in place and call 911 or the police department at 275-3316. As always, drug information can be called in anonymously by using the LCPD tip line at 277-2020
Friday, February 28th, 2014
A Winter Storm to affect portions of the Ohio Valley and Q-100 listening area Sunday and Monday. A Winter Strom Watch takes effect Sunday at 7AM and runs through Monday Eveing. Significant amounts of freezing rain, sleet and snow will be possible from Sunday into Monday. Precipitation will be mostly Snow over Southern Indiana with around ¼ inch or more ice possible due to the Freezing Rain. Snow totals could be 3 to 6 inches possible. Stay to tuned to Q-100 for more details.
Lawrence County Police are investigating a possible murder. According to Lawrence county Police logs, they received a 911 call at 9:42 p.m. Thursday reporting that a person had arrived at the home and found a family member who they believed was dead. Officers and an IU Health Hospital ambulance crew and Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department first responders then rushed to the home located in the 1700 block of Dutch Ridge Road. According to Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig, a family member found the body of 43-year-old Rodney R. Allender. Allender owned and operated Allender Excavating & Logging. Allender lived alone in the home.
Police have initiated a death investigation and have questioned several people. Indiana State Police were also called to assist with the investigation. Police are asking anyone who would have been in the area at the time, or anyone with possible information, please contact the Lawrence County Sheriff's department. at 275-3316, or people can call a tip line at 277-2020
A Washington woman was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. According to U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett, 56-year-old Ruby Ramsey pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute meth and money laundering. Ramsey admitted she was sending packages containing meth to southwestern Indiana and distributing large of amounts in Pike County. She also admitted to depositing large sums of money in a Washington Bank from the meth sales. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren M. Wheatley, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young also imposed 5 years of supervised release. Ramsey is the first to be sentenced federally in the three-state meth but that arrested 15, many from Washington. According to Hogsett, Ramesy was part of a large network of low-level meth dealers that sent the drug from California to Washington.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Three volunteer fire departments were called to a home Wednesday morning in Bedford. According to Shawswick VFD Chief Bob Brown the fire started in a hallway area in a home located at 353 Trinton Circle, a home owned by Shawswick VFD firefighter Terry Pemberton. The fire was believed to be electrical in nature and did damage to the ceiling, hallway and one bedroom, and the state fire marshal coming to investigate. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was injured in the fire. Shawswick Township Volunteer Fire Department is handling the case. Assisting at the scene were Guthrie Township, Marion Township VFDs, Seals ambulance crew and Tabernacle or Praise and Emergency Services.
Two Cannelton residents were arrested by the Indiana State Police on multiple charges, including possessing synthetic marijuana. At approximately 3:43 Wednesday afternoon, Senior Trooper Trey Lytton led troopers on a narcotics investigation at 345 North 7th Street, Cannelton. At the residence, troopers met with 31 year old Kory J. Baker, and 33 year old Annette E. Baker, 33, both of Cannelton. A search of the residence turned up a quantity of synthetic marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Both Bakers were taken into custody without incident and were transported to the Perry County Jail. Arrested and Charges:
Kory J. Baker, 31 and Annette E. Baker, 33 of 345 N. 7th Street, Cannelton, IN
- Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony
- Possession of a Synthetic Drug, A Misdemeanor
- Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor
The Indiana State Police wants to encourage anyone with knowledge of possible drug or criminal activity to call the Jasper Post at 1-800-742-7475 and report it to investigators
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
The Orange County Rural District One Volunteer Fire Department along with the Paoli, Southeast and Orange County Rural District Two Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a house fire that was reported at 6:05pm Tuesday evening. The home was located at 1275 State Road 37, south of Paoli. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were on the scene until 10:35pm.
A Daviess County woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges. 56 year old Ruby Ramsey pleaded guilty to distributing meth and laundering money. US Attorney Joe Hogsett says Ramsey was responsible for distributing large amounts of meth in the Pike county area. She also deposited about $3000 in a Washington, IN bank from proceeds of drug sales.
Beer and wine will return to the Indiana State Fair after 67 years. The House has voted 75-20 to repeal the ban. Gov. Pence has to sign or veto the bill. Envisioned is a wine and beer garden with Indiana craft beers and wine from Hoosier wineries. Indiana is the last “dry” State Fair in the country
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Former District 62 State Representative Jerry L. Denbo of French Lick, has died. Denbo died Monday morning at his home of natural causes. He was 63. He represented District 62 for 17 years and retired in 2007. Denbo spent ten years sponsoring legislation in hopes of re-establishing a casino in Orange County. The bill passed in 2003 and the French Lick Casino opened in 2006.
On Monday, the Senate unanimously approved House Bill (HB) 1039, a measure sponsored by Senator Richard D. Young (D-Milltown) that would establish a Commission to promote and market Indiana-produced agricultural products. “Eating healthy, local and organic food is at an all-time high in the United States,” Sen. Young said. “And it’s important that we promote the food that Hoosiers have available in their own backyard.” The Indiana Grown Commission would work with the Indiana Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Indiana General Assembly to develop and promote the program. The proposal now moves the governor and awaits his signature. Sen. Young represents Senate District 47 which encompasses portions of Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Orange, Perry and Washington counties.
The Indiana Dept of Transportation will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 5th concerning a road reconstruction project in Orange County. An open house at 6pm and a presentation at 6:30pm by the Orange County Community Center on North Sandy Hook Road in Paoli. The project to be discussed begins near the western junction of State road 56 and 37, continuing through the Paoli Town Square and extendign north along Hwy 37 to just south of Hospital Road.
Friday, February 21st, 2014
A Lawrence County man was arrested after two separate incidents Wednesday night. According to Lawrence County Police reports, At 8:03 p.m. Lawrence County police were called to a home in the 6300 block of Sand Pit Road. There police found 35-year-old Matthew Cook-Prichard. It was determined that Cook-Prichard would be taken to the IU Health Bloomington Hospital for a mental evaluation. While Prichard was in the ambulance, he then attempted to jump from the vehicle. Ambulance personnel were then able to restrain Pritchard, then decided to take him to IU Health Bedford Hospital for treatment. While in the emergency room, Pritchard then decided to walk out of the hospital. An employee found him a short time later, in the parking lot inside in a hospital employee's vehicle. The hospital staff then called police and a Lawrence County officer located Pritchard with items that he had taken from the vehicle. Pritchard was arrested and charged with unauthorized entry to a vehicle and theft.
A Jackson County man who police say disobeyed an officer's request to stop was arrested Wednesday. According to Jackson County Police. 38-year-old Robert Baughman of Medora is facing two counts of resisting law enforcement -- one with a vehicle -- after the incident reported about 5:20 p.m. Baughman's arrest occurred at his home in the 7000 block of County Road 350S just west of Medora.
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Spring has sprung at least for today. Spring like temps and Thunderstorms are possible tonite. Currently a Tornado Watch in effect for areas just to our west around the Evansville area. Strong to Severe Thunderstorms are possible tonite between 6PM and the 9PM time frame. We’ll keep you up to date with all the latest watches and warnings here on Q-100 courtesy of the National Weather Service.
A southern Indiana casino hotel is accused of covering up a bedbug infestation in 2012. In a lawsuit filed in Harrison County, Jerri Pollard of Indianapolis claims Horseshoe Southern Indiana had a bed bug infestation in its hotel. In the filing, Pollard claims she was bit by the bugs on her back and right arm and felt them crawling on her face during an August 2012 stay. Her attorney says the casino gave her the run around on the matter, forcing the legal action. A call for comment from Horseshoe Casino has not been returned.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
The Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) presented the Purple Paw Award on Friday, January 31, 2014, during its annual meeting.
The Purple Paw Award is presented to recognize any service or police K9 animal injured or killed in the line of duty during the past year.
This year’s Purple Paw Award recipient is Kilo, who was killed in the line of duty of June 24, 2013, in Clark County, Indiana. When a call to a domestic disturbance in Sellersburg came in, Indiana State Trooper Nathan Abbott, along with his K9 partner Kilo, arrived for backup to the situation when shots were fired. On command, Kilo took the lead entering the residence, even during more gunfire. He suffered a fatal gunshot protecting the other officers there that fateful day.
Trooper Nathan Abbott was present to accept the award in recognition of Kilo’s work in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Indiana.
Police say A say the man found dead at Alcoa aluminum plant along the Ohio River in Evansville was from Martinsville. Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse says investigators have identified the dead man as 35-year-old Joseph Nelson. His body was found Monday morning by workers in the coal-handling system of the power plant . .Authorities are saying foul play could be involved because Nelson's injuries aren't consistent with an accident. An Alcoa spokesman says the company accounted for all of its workers.
Indiana Limestone Company filed for bankruptcy Monday, but the Oolitic based company will operate through Chapter 11 reorganization. Company officials say the company will continue to operate business as usual for the foreseeable future and workers have been notified about the filing. Chapter 11 will enable the company to tackle a full quarrying season and continue fabrication operations through the year and allow the company to implement a transition plan while taking and filling customer orders. The company has seen limited operations over the last three years, because of cash restraints problems. The company has provided stone for some of the most prestigious buildings in the country, including the Empire State Building, the Pentagon, the National Cathedral, 35 of the 50 state capitol buildings and many other structures.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
A bill to make it easier to file trespassing charges against people who stray onto farm property is headed for the house floor. The bill removes the requirement that farmers post no trespassing signs due to the vastness of some farm acerage. Trespassers destroy fencing and damage crops from driving through fields.
An investigation continues into the death of a man found at a Southwestern Indiana plant. Police believe foul play may be involved but few details have been released. The unidentified man was discovered Monday at Alcoa's Warrick Operation.
The Springs Valley Church of the Nazerene will provide the noon meal this Thursday. Serving from 11:30am to 1plm in the Fellowship Hall at the rear of the church. Any questions call 936-9616
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Fire destroyed the home of a Bartlettsville couple Sunday night. According to police reports, Firefighters from Shawswick, Pleasant Run, Guthrie, Marshall, Indian Creek and Oolitic Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the blaze at 5:41 p.m. The home was located at 892 Bartlettsville Road and was owned by Dr. George Sorrels and being rented by Amanda and Scott Hoffman. When firefighters arrived the home was engulfed in flames, but the family was able to escape unharmed. One firefighter suffered a minor injury while fighting the fire The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
An elderly couple who were found dead of an apparent murder-suicide Friday at Meadowwood Retirement Community's health pavilion were married. Monroe County Nicole Meyers says 77-year-old Robert White and his 76-year-old wife Ruth died at the scene from gunshot wounds. Meyer says Robert shot his wife twice and then shot himself. Bloomington Police found a .38-caliber handgun in Ruth's room. Bloomington Detective Jason Shaevitz says several shots were fired from the handgun. They also found Robert's Mercury sedan parked in a handicapped space near the entrance of the facility. Executive Director at Meadowood Larry Diersing declined to comment on the incident
A rural Jackson County man who plead guilty to two Class D felony charges of possession of child pornography recently has received a three-year prison sentence in Jackson Circuit Court. 45-year-old Robert Bryant of Seymour was ordered to serve six months on each of the two counts. Judge Richard W. Poynter ordered the sentences to be served consecutively. Poynter suspended the remaining year on each count, ordering them to be served on supervised probation.
Friday, February 14th, 2014
One person has lost their life in an accident earlier today on SR 58. According to Lawrence County Police reports, two conservation officers on their way to a training session noticed the car off the side of the road this morning and called for assistance. Lawrence County Coroner Rob Herr has confirmed that one person is dead in the wreck on State Road 58. No other details are known at this time.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Indiana State Police have released information stating the injuries to the two men shot by a Harrison County Deputy during an early Monday morning police chase that ended in Orange County were switched in early news releases. 30 year old Ian Goebel of Depauw was shot in the abdomen and 23 year old Daniel Ray Holloway of Leavenworth was shot twice in the hands.
An Assistant football coach at Bedford North Lawrence High School was killed in a two vehicle crash early Sunday morning on Hwy 37 at the intersection of 29th St in Bedford. 39 year old Michael Brown was traveling south on Hwy 37 and was approaching the stop lite that had just turned green at 29th St. A Semi driven by 46 year old David Jones of Sanborn had just started through the lite when Brown's vehicle struck the semi at the rear of the coal hopper. Brown was pronounced dead at the emergency room of Bedford IU Health Hospital.
The State of Indiana has sold its airplane. Selling price was 1.8 million dollars which is above the asking price. The state says the money will be used for Indiana State Police safety programs.
Monday, February 10th, 2014
At approximately 1:59 A.M., Harrison County Deputy Michael Andry observed a black Honda Civic on US 150 at State Road 135 in Palmyra. After observing the vehicle take off from the intersection at what appeared to be a high rate of speed, Deputy Andry followed behind the Honda and checked the license plate through the BMV. The plate returned as a false or fictitious registration, not matching correctly with the Honda. Deputy Andry activated his emergency lights, at which point the Honda attempted to getaway The pursuit continued west on US 150 through Washington County and into Orange County. Near the Rego area, the suspect vehicle turned south onto county roads, eventually turning south onto Valeene Road. At County Road 820 South, the suspect vehicle turned west onto a dead end. The suspect vehicle stopped and turned around, facing towards Deputy Andry. Deputy Andry exited his vehicle and ordered the vehicle to stop at gunpoint. The suspect vehicle proceeded to drive directly at Deputy Andry. Deputy Andry fired three rounds into the windshield of the suspect vehicle, striking two suspects. The suspect vehicle continued towards Deputy Andry, striking him and throwing him onto the hood of his patrol car. The suspect vehicle then struck the patrol car, driving down the passenger side of the car. An Indiana Conservation Officer, who had backed up Deputy Andry during the pursuit, pulled in front of the suspect vehicle, ending the pursuit. The three suspects inside the Honda were taken into custody without further incident. Deputy Andry was transported to the Harrison County Hospital, where he was treated for leg and back injuries and released. The driver of the Honda Civic was identified as 23 year old Daniel Ray Holloway, of Leavenworth. Holloway was shot in the abdomen and was transported to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. The front seat passenger, 30 year old Ian T. Goebel, of Depauw, was shot twice in the hands. He was also transported to University of Louisville Hospital. 25 year old Rachel S. Kirkham, of Corydon, was seated in the back seat of the Honda and was not injured. Troopers from the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section additionally found precursors to manufacture methamphetamine in a backpack inside the Honda. No actual methamphetamine lab was found. Charges are pending against the subjects involved in the incident. The Indiana State Police was assisted during the investigation by the Orange and Harrison County Sheriff’s Departments.
One person was killed in a two vehicle crash that occurred around 6:54AM today on SR 37 at the intersection with 29th street in Bedford. According to the Police Report, 39 year old Michael Brown was traveling south on Ind. 37 and was approaching the stop light at 29th Street when the light had just turned green. A Semi driven by 46-year-old David Jones, of Sanborn had just started through the light when Brown's vehicle hit the rear of the coal hopper, just a few yards south of the stop light. Brown was taken to IU Health Bedford Hospital where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. Jones, driver of the Semi was not injured. Jones was driving for Elmer Buchta Trucking in Otwell. SR 37 was blocked for about an hour while officers worked the accident and traffic was detoured around that accident from Ind. 37 to 16th Street. Alao assisting at the scene was the Bedford Fire Department extrication unit. Brown was an assistant football coach at Bedford North Lawrence High School and coaches and administrators met with team members this morning, and counselors were made available at the school for students and adults.
Friday, February 7th, 2014
A School bus accident this morning left no students injured, but the driver and his passenger in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. According to Police reports, a Salem Community School bus and a van collided at 9:30 a.m. on Brannaman Road, just off Rush Creek Road in Salem. The school was on a two-hour delay because of the recent snow and state of road conditions in Washington County. According to Indiana State Trooper Jerry Goodin, police, 40-year-old Bruce Todd, of Salem, was traveling west on Brannaman Road, driving a 1993 GMC Safari, mini-van when he hit a patch of ice and slid head-on into the bus. Goodin says the bus, driving by 70-year-old Peggie Tuttle, was traveling east on Brannaman Road. Three students were on the bus at the time of the crash. Tuttle and the students were not injured. 35-year-old Stephanie Todd, a passenger in the van, complained of leg pain and was taken to St. Vincent Salem Hospital by personnel vehicle. The Washington County Sheriff's Department assisted.
Two Scott County men were been arrested for child molesting after two separate investigations by the ISP Sellersburg Post. 20 year old Jeffrey Sons, of Austin, was arrested January 31st by the Austin Police Department after a joint investigation. It was learned during the investigation that Jeffrey Sons was allegedly involved in sexual misconduct with a young child. He was charged with Child Molesting, C Felony, and was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail. The second arrest was today after 36 year old Jesse Kiefer, of Lexington, IN, turned himself in to the Scott County Jail. He was charged with 5 counts of Child Molest, a Class A Felony, and 8 counts of Child Molest, a Class C Felony. It was learned during the investigation that Jesse A. Kiefer allegedly fondled, touched and committed sexual deviate conduct with two separate victims. The Scott County Division of Child Services also assisted in the investigations.
Fire crews are trying to account for all of the residents of a home in Vanderburgh County. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that a fire destroyed the Evansville home early this morning. Crews got the blaze under control shortly after arrival. Sheriff‘s deputies are still confirming whether there are any injuries. A salt truck was also sent to the scene because of icing at the site. They‘re also looking into a cause of the fire.
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Two people were injured after the vehicle they were in flipped Wednesday night, trapping them both inside. According to a Lawrence County Police report, at around 9:40PM, 24-year-old Stephanie Grace of Oolitic was traveling south on Ind. 37 near the intersection of Old Ind. 37 at Johnny's Junction in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. Grace told police that it was snowing and she didn't see a vehicle stopped in front her. She swerved the car to the left to avoid a collision and that is when she over corrected and lost control of the car. The car ran off the east side of Ind. 37 and rolled several times before landing on the tires facing east. Grace and her passenger, 25-year-old Kasey Browning were both trapped inside. First responders from Marshall Volunteer Fire Department and firefighters from Bedford Fire Department responded to free the two women from the vehicle. Both complained of body pain and were taken to IU Health Hospital Bloomington Hospital for treatment.
A man who robbed a Spencer County liquor store Wednesday afternoon remains on the loose. State Police report a man wearing a ski mask, armed with a gun, robbed the North Side Liquor Store in Chrisney. He displayed the gun and demanded money before leaving on foot. Police agencies searched the area but didn‘t find the suspect. He is described as a white man, 5‘-11", with a medium build.
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Orange County Prosecutor Kelly Minton has partnered with these Orange County Law Enforcement Agencies: the French Lick, Orleans, Paoli & West Baden Police Departments and the Orange County Sheriff's Department, in making available in Orange County, PoliceOne.com Academy, an internet based training program.
"This program will allow Orange County Law Enforcement Officers to do their continuing education requirements on-line. This will save not only travel time and expenses but also registration fees associated with traditional training courses. In addition, it will allow officers to do their training at times that are more convenient to them and their agencies." said Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Minton. One half the $2,550 cost for the first year of PoliceOne.com Academy was paid for by the Orange County Prosecutor's Office with the other half being split between the five County law enforcement agencies.
Governor Pence has directed the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to ready itself for a full callout across most of the state as dangerous winter weather approaches. INDOT will continue to monitor multiple evolving weather forecasts and deploy a full call out of more than 800 yellow plow trucks to begin alternating 12-hour shifts on state highways before the storm moves through regions of our state. Weather forecasts are predicting a snowstorm will drop up to 9 inches of snow on parts of central and northern Indiana , prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Watch from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The pairings for the 39th annual IHSAA Girls Basketball tournament were announced Sunday afternoon. There are a record 402 schools (3 more than a year ago) and 5,480 athletes set to participate this year.
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
A Lawrence County man was arrested after a Lawrence County officer stopped him for a traffic violation Saturday and police found more than 8 grams of meth. According to Police Reports, 48-year-old Jude Thompson of Bedford was stopped at 14th and I Street just before 5 p.m. During the traffic stop a police K-9 alerted officers of possible drugs in the vehicle. Officers then found a white-crystal-powdery substance that tested positive for meth. Thompson was then arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while never licensed and possession of meth with the intent to deal.
Martin County Prosecutor Mike Steiner is the new President of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys. Steiner says two major issues face Hoosier citizens and prosecutors, the comprehensive criminal code revision now under way in the General Assembly, and ephedrine which is used in the making of Meth.
Two people face charges after a traffic stop in Scott County Sunday night. State Police report 43-year old Kevin Smith of Seymour was driving on a suspended license. Police found a bag of hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia in the car. Smith, and 38-year old passenger Kevin Lucas of Scottsburg, were taken into custody. Lucas faces several drug charges.
Friday, January 31st, 2014
Jasper Police are looking for the driver involved a hit and run accident that occurred Wednesday morning at around 6:30AM. According to a Jasper Police Department report, 40 year old Dawn Allen of Loogootee was southbound on Third Avenue in a 2006 Chevy Equinox and stopped to make a left turn in the 600 block, with two vehicles stopped behind her when a fourth vehicle struck the rear of a 2002 Toyota Camry driven by 39 year old Suyapa Rivera of Jasper. Riveras vehicle was pushed into the rear of a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by 24 year old Hannah Lewis of Shoals. The Lewis vehicle was then pushed into the rear of the Allen Chevy. The driver in the first vehicle which began the chain-reaction crash left the scene of the accident and Jasper Police is asking anyone with information to contact them at 482-2255 or the anonymous tip line 481-COPS. There is no description of the vehicle, which left the scene, but the police report says that there will be damage to the front of the car. No injuries were reported.
Lawrence County Police investigating several burglaries and thefts that were reported Wednesday. According to a Lawrence County Police Department report, the first report came in just after noon from a resident in the 1100 block of Younger Road. The homeowner reported a boat motor and other items were stolen from the property. Then at 2:53 p.m. officers were called to a home in the 11000 block of U.S.50 West. Then just before 4:30 p.m. Officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of Dive Road. Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig is asking that anyone with information about the burglaries or thefts to call police.
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Oolitic Police have arrested a Lawrence County man after they determined he broke into a home in the 800 block of Smith Avenue. The Oolitic Town Marshal and a Oolitic deputy went to the home to investigate. According to police reports, a 22-caliber handgun and a 9 mm handgun were taken from the home. Officers then called the suspect, 18-year-old Seth McFarland, and asked that he meet them at the Oolitic Police Department. After talking to McFarland, he was arrested on felony charges of burglary, two counts of theft and residential entry.
Two were injured after the driver lost control of the vehicle she was driving and it flipped on South Leatherwood Road in Lawrence County Wednesday afternoon. According to a Lawrence County Police report, 39-year-old Brandi Rhoda was driving east on South Leatherwood Road near Goosetown Road, when her 2004 Ford Escape went off the edge of the road on the north side of the road and hit a utility pole and mailbox. The vehicle then flipped and came to a stop facing west on the north side of the roadway. Rhoda suffered minor bleeding and injuries to her shoulder and upper arm. A passenger, 3-year-old Bracey Rhoda, suffered minor bleeding to her face. Both were taken to IU Health Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.
The founder of Wikipedia will be coming to Bloomington in April as the keynote speaker for The Combine technology conference. Jimmy Wales, who was one of two people who launched the free collaborative online encyclopedia Wikipedia in January 2001, is scheduled to speak at 3:45 p.m. on April 12th. Wales already has a Bloomington connection. He taught at Indiana University and was in its Ph.D. finance program, although he did not write a dissertation required for a doctoral degree. Mike Trotzke, Combine chairman and co-founder of the Bloomington startup incubator SproutBox thinks Wales' history in Bloomington helped The Combine land him as a speaker. It's one of the reasons the tech conference tried to book him according to Trotzke..
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Orange County Rural District 2, Huron and Marion Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a house fire Tuesday around 4pm in the Copperhead Valley area of Orange County. Someone had noticed a large amount of black smoke in the Georgia Quarry area. Firefighters located the fire at a home at 8756 North County Road 725 West. The home is owned by Craig Ball and Brook Cavens. It was a total loss. No one was at home at the time of the fire.
The Ohio River Bridges Project is moving forward. The Indiana and Kentucky leaders overseeing the efforts have narrowed the list of potential toll operators to six and have selected a Virginia-based company to provide electronic tolling components.
Some Indiana Senatora have offered an amendment that will help Hoosiers affected by the Midwest propane shortage. The amendment to Senate Bill 1 eliminates sales tax on propane that cost more than $2.50 a gallon. If the move is approved, customers can get a credit on their next propane bill.
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Wind Chill Advisory in effect thru 10am this morning.. Low was minus 3 with wind chill values around 14 mph below zero.. If you have to go outside , wear plenty of warm clothing.. Frostbite and hypothermia can set in.
The Southeast Township and Paoli Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire around 5:57pm Monday. The house at the Harkness residence at 2335 East County road 550 South. Paoli firefighters were out until 7:30pm. No other details are available.
Around 8:30pm Monday evening, Lawrence County Deputies stopped vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy 37 near Mitchell. A K-9 unit alerted to possible drugs. Police then discovered a white powdery substance that tested positive for marijuana. 29 year old Dylan Silvers of Bedford was arrested and booked into the Lawrence County Jail..
Monday, January 27th, 2014
A longtime Orange County Businessman has died. Melvin Dillman owner of Dillman Scott Funeral Home and Hoosier Hardware in Paoli died Sunday, Dillman was 85. Dillman bought the Ellis Funeral Home in Paoli in the early 70’s and upon retiring in the early 90’s bought Hoosier Hardware. He returned to Funeral Directing again in 2012 repurchasing the former Dillman Ellis Funeral Home and partnering with son Tim to form the Dillman Scott Funeral Home. Arrangements for Melvin Dillman will be Thursday 1PM at Dillman Ellis Funeral Home with visitation 12PM-8PM Wednesday and 9AM until time of services Thursday.
Three people were arrested and a fourth was taken to a hospital after Mitchell police officers were called to investigate a report of a man with a gun chasing another person through the halls of an apartment complex. According to a Mitchell Police Department report, At 10:48 p.m. Friday, they received a call from a person who reported seeing a man with a gun chasing another person through the halls of Camelot Courts, an apartment complex located two blocks off Main Street near downtown Mitchell. When Mitchell Police officers Cain Gilstrap and J.D. England arrived at the apartment, they found an underage party in progress, but the gun report was "unfounded," according to Mitchell Police Chief Mike Hardman. Officers asked the men to stop and ended up arresting 18-year-old Ransom Lee on charges of disorderly conduct, illegal consumption and two counts of battery on an officer. Lee would not cooperate with officers and struggled with them as they were placing him under arrest. Police also arrested 19-year-old Dallas Knight and 19-year-old Joshua Cave on charges of disorderly conduct and illegal consumption.
Friday, January 24th, 2013
The Lawrence County Police Department is conducting an investigation into the death of a baby. Emergency crews were called to a home in the 300 block of Farmer Street at 8:21 a.m. Thursday after a report of a child not breathing. First Responders from Oolitic and Shawswick Volunteer Fire Departments along with an IU Health Hospital ambulance crew rushed to the home. The infant was transported to the hospital, and later pronounced dead. Foul play is not suspected and more results will be known following an autopsy
One person was injured in a two vehicle accident earlier today in Salem. According to a Washington County Sheriffs Report, at around 9:13AM, a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 driven by 96 year old Luther Voyles, of Salem had collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox driven by 52 year old Ronald McNew, of Pekin. McNew was taken to S. Vincent Hospital by ambulance. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Salem Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Salem Fire Department and Washington County E.M.S.
The town of West Baden Redevolpment Commission will meet on Mon Feb 3rd at 5:30PM at the Town Council Room of West Baden Town Hall on SR 56 in West Baden to consider a Declatory Resolution concerning the expansion of the Histori west Baden Redevolpment Allocation area. The Commission may consider other matters that may properly come before the Commission.
Thursday, January 23d, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory thru noon for the Q-100 listening area. Northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph with temperatures around zero will create wind chills of 15 to 20 below zero. Frostbite and Hypothermia can occur with prolonged exposure to the bitter cold. Stay inside if possible.
An Indiana economist is saying this winter is having a big economic impact, however, Dr. Matt Will of the University of Indianapolis says calculating the losses for the entire American economy would be a hugh undertaking. Snow removal cost are pinching city budgets and retailers will hurt from fewer customers not going and spending money shopping.
Purdue University was still reeling from the fatal shooting on campus this week when reports came n Wednesday of shots fired on the southwest side of the campus. Purdue police conducted a search and found no threat.
Wednesday, January 22d, 2014
The suspect in the fatal shooting on the campus of Purdue University is scheduled to be in court today. 23 year old Cody Cousins is being held on a murder charge. Police are looking into what prompted the shooting Tuesday of 21 year old Andrew Boldt in Purdue’s Electrical Engineering building.
After two years of re-writes, a bill targeting animal-rights activitst is headed for the Senate Floor with bipartisan support. Farm groups have complained about activist videotaping operations after sneaking into farm property or submitting phony resumes for employment on farms.
This winter is shaping up to be one of the most expensive for cities in Indiana. Indianapolis has already spent more than $5.1 million in snow removal, materials and labor cost associated with the big snow storm from the 1st to 10th of January alone. Thats the average for the whole winter in past years.
Monday, January 20th, 2014
A fire destroyed the Blue River Café in Milltown early Sunday. Calls reporting the fire began coming into the Crawford County Sheriffs Department around 5:30AM Saturday. Milltown and Marengo VFD’s responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown, but firefighters say the fire started in the kitchen area and then spread to the attic and throughout the building. The Café was rebuilt after a 201 fire destroyed the original structure. Firefighters believe the restaurant will have to be torn down.
Bloomington Police have made an arrest in connection to an armed robbery at the Taco Bell on South Walnut Street last November. Police say 28-year-old Quincy L. Clark was arrested Saturday after a warrant was issued for Clark's arrest charging him with armed robbery. He is believed to have entered the Taco Bell on November 30 and at gunpoint robbed the establishment. No one was injured and the gun was not fired during the incident.
Friday, January 17th, 2014
Police and Fire agencies responded to a two vehicle accident on Sand Hill earlier this afternoon. According to the OC Sheriffs Department, around 2:35PM, a accident occurred about a quarter mile off of US 150 on Sand Hill Road. The accident involved two vehicles. There were minor injuries involved. Assisting at the scene was West Baden Police and OC Sheriffs Department and West Baden, Rural 1 and French Lick Fire Departments.
A Lawrence County woman was injured in a wreck Thursday afternoon. According to police reports, at around 2:06PM, 35 year old Troy D. Tillette Mitchell, was driving north on Pumphouse Road trying to pull a different vehicle out of a ditch. 67 year old Helen J. Nelson of Bedford was traveling north in a 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck nearing Tillette and started to slide because of snow on top of the road and was not able to stop. Nelson's pickup truck slid into Tillette's 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck. The airbags in the Ranger deployed, and Nelson's hand was injured. A Seals ambulance was called to the scene, but Nelson declined to go to a hospital.
The Oolitic Post Office will remain open and only be open four days a week. Jeff Leffler, manager of post office operations within the next week, will make an announcement on the new operating hours. Around 40 people attended a United States Postal Service public hearing at town hall Wednesday night. Residents received surveys in the mail and were asked if they preferred reducing the hours, roadside mailbox delivery instead of post office boxes, an alternative location by a contractor instead of a post office, or to use post office box services through another post office in a nearby community. Out of 661 surveys sent out, only 153 were returned. 88 percent of those voted to cut the hours at the current facility. A majority of those wanted to see the post office remain open from noon to 4 p.m.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
This morning’s bout of snowfall brought with it slick road conditions on Interstate 64 throughout the Jasper District. Troopers began responding to slide-off and rollover crashes at approximately 9:30 this morning and investigated a total of six crashes within the next hour and a half. Crashes occurred at the 64, 65, 70, 73, 78, and 88 mile markers. No serious injuries were reported. The Indiana State Police wants to remind all motorists that during the winter season, slow down and use extra care when traveling through inclement weather. The Jasper Post covers Interstate 64 from the 54 to the 97 mile marker as it travels through Spencer, Dubois, Perry, and Crawford Counties.
Both lanes of northbound Interstate 65 are closed at the 20 Mile Marker, (near Henryville). The closure is due to a rolled over semi tractor and trailer.
Troopers are on scene and are working diligently to clear and re-open the roadway as quickly as possible. At this time it is unknown when the roadway will be re-opened. Traffic is being directed off at Exit 19, (Henryville). All the roadways are slick and hazardous in the five counties that the state police post at Sellersburg covers, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington.
At approximately 2:17 pm Wednesday, a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg stopped a blue 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by 29 year old Jeffrey Flanigan, of Louisville, KY. The traffic stop was conducted near the 22 Mile Marker South Bound for a window tint violation. While speaking with the driver, the trooper smelled an odor of raw Marijuana. Flanigan exited the vehicle and alleged Marijuana was located on his person. He was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, a Class D Felony and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony and was Booked into the Clark County Jail.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2015
The Orange County Sheriff Department has released statictics for 2013. Last year, the department traveled 197,586 miles in performing duties. Issued 187 tickets, gave out 635 warnings, there were 1826 police services rendered, 6486 courtesy checks, 278 cases of criminal investigation, 130 incidents and 386 accidents investigated.
The strain of flu that caused a pandemic five years ago is strong again this flu season. H1H1 has been reported in many states including Indiana. This strain can lead to serious complications.
Paoli IU Health Hospital is joining many other hospitals in announcing temporary hospital visitation policies..
This effort will limit visitors to the hospital in order to enhance patient safety and help prevent the spread of the flu.
---Only those 18 and older may visit patients
---Visitors will flu like symptoms will not be allowed visitation
---If you are treated for fly like systems,, you will be ask to wear a mask
---You will be ask to wash your hands and often
---We recommend if you are sick to stay home...
An 18 year old southern Indiana man is facing murder and arson charges in connection with a house fire that killed three children in New Albany. Cody Cashion fired a flare into the home on January resulting a fire that killed a two, four and six year old. Police say a property dispute was motive for the crime. Cashion is being held in the Floyd County Jail.
Monday, January 12th, 2014
A head-on collision ended with a heroic act Friday afternoon. According to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, 27 year old Jesse Roberts, of French Lick was traveling east in the 10000 block of Cuzco Norton Road in a 2011 Chevrolet Impala when he noticed an oncoming vehicle in his lane. Roberts told police that he attempted to veer left to avoid the other car, a 1993 Buick Park Avenue being driven by 86 year old Norma Daugherty, of Huntingburg, but was unable to. The two vehicles collided, and Daugherty’s Buick immediately caught fire. Police said Roberts was disoriented from the crash, but took action, yelling at Daugherty to get out of the burning vehicle. When she could not free herself from the wreckage, Roberts told police he reached inside her car to pull her to safety. According to the report, the action almost certainly saved her life. Daugherty suffered a spinal fracture and 13 rib fractures in the accident, while Roberts complained of pain in his left knee and pain in his back.
A Branchville man is facing several charges, including Class D felony battery on a Law Enforcement officer, causing injury following a hit and run crash that occurred around 8:15PM Saturday night in the parking garage of the FL Casino. Accrding to the ISP at the Jasper Post, State Police and French Lick Police responded to the report of the hit and run crash. Police determined that 29 year old Robert Faith of Branchville was driving a vehicle that had collided with another vehiclein the parking garage and attempted to flee. Indiana Gaming officers located Faith on another level of the garage and attempted to detain him. Police say Faith resisted arrest and battered one of the gaming officers. When police searched Faith's vehicle, they discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Orange County Jail and charged with Class D Felonies; Battery on a law enforcement officer, causing injury; Possession of marijuana with a prior conviction; Reclkess possession of paraphernalia; Maintaining a common nuisance; Class A misdemeanors - Resisting law enforcement; Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment; Driving on a suspended license, with a prior offense; and Class C misdemeanor - Leaving the scene of a Property damage accident. Faiths bond was set at $2005.00 cash.
IU Police arrested a man in connection with the Friday bank robbery at the IU Credit Union branch on East 17th street in Bloomington. 40 year old Patrick Hardy was arrested. According to IU POlice, Hardy walked into the Credit Union, hande dthe clerk a note and indicated he had a weapon, but no weapon was shown to the clerk. Hardy is facing charges of robbery, forgery and possession of cocaine. The case is still under investigation.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Two Bedford residents were arrested on drug charges Thursday evening. According to police, the probation department was at doing a routine check at 1318 Oak St in Bedford when they saw evidence of what they thought was drug use. Police were then called to the scene along with a police dog. Police then arrested 31 year old Brandon Taylor of Bedford and 30 year old Rosa Carcamo of Bedford. They were arrested because police found marijuana and methamphetamine in possession of both.
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Plumbers across the state have been kept busy responding to service calls after freezing temperatures wrecked havoc on water lines and caused pipes to burst. This happens when water inside the pipe freezes and when thawing , expands putting pressure on the line. Many homes and businesses, especially in central and northern Indiana had broken water pipes and maisn,, forcing evacuation.
A Dubois County couple are facing are facing animal neglect charges. 50 year George Kimmel and 55 year old Dorothy Kimmel were charged after their Sheltie mix breed dog “Peanut” was found frozen to the ground Monday night. Dubois County Sheriff’s Deputies rescued the dog an took him to the Dubois County Human Society Shelter. Several people are wanting to adopt the animal.
In Indianapolis, Animal Care and Control has written 71 citations during the winter storm since Sunday evening. Charges will be filed against the owners of two dead dogs found in the freezing cold. Animal crews have made 172 runs, most involving reports of animals left out in the cold.
A new survey is showing nearly half of Americans are paying more for healthcare than a year ago. However, an IU medical ethicist says folks who are paying more for health insurance are going to see greater benefits down the road. Dr. Eric Meslin says greater access to healthcare results in rising cost.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Thousands of Hoosiers remain without power. The outages began Sunday with the winter storm. Indianapolis Power and Light reports around 12,000 remain without power as of last evening. Duke Energy reports around 1200 of their customers are still in the dark. Crews are working around the clock to restore electricity.
Most localities across Indiana have ordinances requiring residents to clear away snow and ice from their property immediately following storms. Now Indianapolis is going a few steps further. The city is asking businesses and homeowners to clear mailboxes. fire hydrants and storm drains near their property.
At least six deaths are being blamed for the winter storm. The body of a 23 year old Anderson man was found in the snow Tuesday. He is believed to have been exposed to the elements for more than 30 hours. A 66 year old Anderson man collapsed and died of heart troubles while shoveling snow. The other deaths occurred in Indianapolis. Two men in their 60s collapsed and died after working outside.. Two older women, 75 and 88, were both found dead outside.