As Hurricane Florence continues to batter the east coast, 51 Indiana Red Cross volunteers are part of the 15-hundred disaster workers helping with hurricane relief efforts. Some 80 emergency response vehicles and more than 120 trailers of equipment and relief supplies are on site in the Carolinas and Virginia. As many as 100,000 people may […]
A Chesterfield firefighter is in the Carolinas aiding in rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Chesterfield Union Township Fire Department Division Chief Dave Bobo and other members of an urban search & rescue team are on the scene. Bobo is a rescue specialist and a heavy equipment rigging specialist for Indiana Task Force […]
Hoosiers wanting to help with hurricane relief have some options: GIVE BLOOD: Platelet and type O positive blood donations are critically needed. The Red Cross estimates they need 13,000 blood donations each day, to ensure patient needs are met. GIVE GENEROUSLY: Financial donations may be made at redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the […]
Law enforcement officers in Blackford County are tracking down the individuals responsible for tipping over tombstones at a rural Montpelier cemetery. Blackford County Sheriff Jeff Sones says evidence was recovered and is being tested by Indiana State Police. Officials say the damage is estimated to be nearly 24-thousand-dollars. A reward is being offered.
On second thought, the Madison County Council has decided not to hire a case manager to deal with jail overcrowding. After the council’s personnel committee met with members of the local judges and attorneys, they recommended that the request by the county commissioners for a case manager should be denied.
More than 10-million people are under storm watches and warnings in three states because of Hurricane Florence…slightly weaker at Category 2 but still packing 115-mile-an-hour winds. The storm field growing larger and shifting a bit south…and could make landfall along the southern North Carolina Coast into South Carolina. Florence is expected to stall and dump […]
Indiana State Representative Tim Brown was involved in a serious motorcycle crash in northern Michigan Wednesday. Brown was riding with State Rep. Mike Speedy when an SUV pulled out in front of them. Speedy’s bike was able to avoid the vehicle, but Brown could not. Brown’s district covers parts of Montgomery, Boone and Tippecanoe counties.
A Blackford County man is charged with breaking the collarbone of his 12 day-old son and also causing other injuries to the newborn. 27-year-old Nathan Frederick is charged with domestic battery and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury. Doctors say the child also has bleeding on the brain and bruises to the […]
A contract has been awarded for $580,000 to fix the storm damaged roof and parapet at the Muncie Fieldhouse. Commercial Team Construction of Indianapolis will do the work. They’ll also clean up and reuse about 7 thousand bricks for the project.
He held up a Marion convenience store with a hammer. Police say it happened at the Marion Pantry on South Washington Street. The assailant hit the store clerk numerous times on the hands and arms before escaping with cash, cigarettes and candy. Police are still looking for him.