Shelby County crash closes Interstate

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A two-vehicle crash late Thursday afternoon in Shelby County closed one direction of Interstate 74 and sent multiple people to the hospital. Louie Koch, Chief Deputy of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, says that his department received the call at about 5 p.m. Deputies responded shortly thereafter to the scene, near the 101 mile marker of eastbound I-74. When they got there, deputies reported finding an inverted passenger van, along with a car, sitting in the eastbound lanes of the interstate, bringing traffic in that direction to a complete stop. Koch says that members of the Shelbyville Fire Department and Moral Township Fire were on the scene treating multiple patients and that a Lifeline helicopter was en route. Koch says that an investigation revealed that the van was headed west on I-74 when it began to skid through the median. That resulted in the van rolling over and becoming airborne, before ultimately careening into the path of the second vehicle, resulting in a collision. The Sheriff’s Department identified driver of... ...

Gwen Stefani Concert Tickets

Jul 1, 2016 326

If you’ve been looking forward to seeing Gwen Stefani at Klipsch Music Center coming up on July 31st, here’s a great deal for ya! Check it out… 4 tickets to the show (That’s enough for you and friends!) for only $40! If you haven’t gotten your tickets from us yet, now’s the time to take advantage… This deal is only good through Monday the 4th. Click Here for all the details.   ...

State Street group gathering items for fire victims

Jul 1, 2016 206

The State Street Area Association will be collecting donations for victims of last week’s Stonegate Apartments fire over the next few weeks. Collections will be taken at the America and Roby Anderson Community Center (the former Eastside Community Center) at 421 McClure Road: Tuesday, July 5th 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6th 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Monday, July 11th 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12th 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13th 4 to 6 p.m. Items needed include: General items: Bottled water Paper plates Plastic utensils Napkins and/or Paper towels Health: Bandages Rubbing Alcohol Peroxide Antibiotic Ointment Hand Sanitizer Personal Hygiene Products: Shampoo/Conditioner Body Wash for men, women, and children Toothpaste and Toothbrushes Combs Brushes Nail files, clippers Shaving cream Disposable Razors Soap Body Lotion Cleaning: Laundry Soap Fabric Softener Laundry Baskets or hampers Office: Notebooks Pens and/or Pencils Envelopes Stamps Gift Cards: Restaurants Laundromat Department Store For more information call Julie Bilz at 812-371-7459 or email jabilz@msn.com; or Wendy Eubanks at 812-375-4814 or email steveeubanks@att.net State Street Area Association Facebook page ...

Firefighters urge safety when enjoying fireworks

Jul 1, 2016 225

Columbus firefighters know that a lot of people will be setting off fireworks over the next few days as part of their Independence Day celebrations. Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman for the fire department, offers some tips to keep your family and your property safe. He suggests making sure that you have an extinguishing agent handy, whether a garden hose or a fire extinguisher, should a fire break out. Wilson also suggested only having one person shoot off the fireworks, to avoid getting in each others way, to allow plenty of room for your fireworks display and to take care to supervise any children who are near fireworks. He said more than a third of fireworks injuries happen to children under the age of 15. He also said that if you let children use fireworks and give them a lighter or matches to do so, to make sure to collect those igniters at the end of the evening. Other fireworks safety tips from the firefighters include: Always wear shoes in an area... ...

Two arrested on drug charges after warrant served

Jul 1, 2016 406

A search for a fugitive in Jennings County led to two arrests on drug charges, according to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department. On Tuesday night, deputies served an arrest warrant on 33-year-old Joni Little at a house on Whitehall Drive in Country Squire Lakes, says Lt. Mike Mowery, spokesman for the sheriff’s department. Little was taken into custody without incident but while in the home, deputies noticed what appeared to be drug-related items. After getting a search warrant, deputies allegedly found items used in the sale of methamphetamine, marijuana, syringes, drug paraphernalia and other narcotics. The homeowner 65-year-old Larry Janes was arrested on felony charges including dealing meth, possessing meth, child pornography, syringes, controlled substances and maintaining a common nuisance. In addition to the original warrant for possession of syringe, Little is also facing felony charges of possession of meth, a syringe and a controlled substance. ...