Arrests made after night of overdoses in Jennings

Aug 24, 2016 282

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that there were 10 overdoses between 6 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. last night and one person has died after being treated with Narcan. Lt. Mike Mowery, spokesman for the sheriff’s department, says that nine people were treated with Narcan, a drug that counteracts the effects of opiate overdoses. A 52-year-old North Vernon woman was found unresponsive and not breathing. Deputies administered the drug and performed CPR, but she was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital. Mowery said that the exact cause of that woman’s death has not yet been confirmed. Mowery said there two drug overdoses in Center Township, two overdoses in Geneva Township and five in Spencer Township. Deputies made several arrests including: Jarvie Williams III, 23, of North Vernon, faces preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, a syringe and drug paraphernalia along with a Jennings County warrant.: Damon Clark, 25, of North Vernon faces preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. Caleb Barton, 18, of North... ...

Bad heroin batch leading to multiple overdoses

Aug 24, 2016 517

Authorities are warning of a bad batch of heroin that has led to many overdoses overnight in Seymour, Jennings County and as far as Cincinnati. Indiana State Police, Seymour police and Jennings County deputies are dealing with a rash of bad heroin that has led to at least 12 overdoses overnight and at least one death, police report. Trooper Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the Indiana State Police says that the extent of the situation is still unclear. 08-24 Stephen Wheeles-1 Fentanyl is a powerul opiate pain killer. Many people have been found unconscious and barely breathing after taking the drug, Wheeles said. Wheeles said there have been four arrests in Jennings County overnight related to the situation, but there are no further details on those arrests. Seymour police report arresting 34 year old Seymour resident Michael Purvis on drug-dealing charges overnight due to investigations into the overdoses. On the Seymour Police Department’s Facebook page, the agency is reporting that officers have had to use Narcan several times overnight to combat... ...

Two Packs To Take Your Shift in the Prison Laundry? DEAL!

Aug 24, 2016 473

Except you should know that the “pack” in question is actually a pack of…instant ramen, which is now the up-and-coming currency in prisons.  It’s even spawned a cookbook of prison recipes built around the noodles. Which, when you get right down to it, is probably a lot better tasting than the Swedish Fish Oreos we choked down yesterday… More about the new currency here.  And if you missed us wrestling the abomination of Oreos that bring to mind the flavor of that stuff they numb your mouth with at the dentist’s office, you might as well see this, too. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 The Man Who Owns the Ramen Company Will Rule the World ...

Atterbury-Muscatatuck Community Day is Saturday

Aug 23, 2016 315

The Atterbury-Mascatatuck Community Day is Saturday. Capt. Jessica Cates is with Camp Atterbury… Later that afternoon, Cates says that you can watch a live-fire exercise… Cates says that this is the second year for the event. Last year, Cates says some 500 to 600 people showed up. They are hoping for many more this time around… Saturdays’ event runs until 3 p.m. ...

Economic Development Corp. celebrates 40 years

Aug 23, 2016 247

The Columbus Economic Development Commission held its annual meeting on Monday. Jason Hester, president of the commission, said that a couple of milestones were celebrated… The group also announced new branding for the organization… Hester, president of the commission, said that IU President Dr. Michael McRobbie gave the keynote address… Hester says that the announcement is awaiting final approval from the Indiana Higher Education Commission. He says that there is no word on when that approval might come. ...

Rocky Ford Road work begins Wednesday morning

Aug 23, 2016 184

The next phase of the Rocky Ford Road Project will begin Wednesday. Milestone Contractors LP will begin the construction and plans to close Rocky Ford Road from Taylor Road to Talley Road on Wednesday at 9 a.m. The road will be closed to thru traffic and a detour route has been posted, said the Columbus City Engineer’s Office. Officials say that the road will be closed to all traffic between Talley Road and Virginia Street. Milestone will immediately begin constructing underground storm sewers and water mains in the area. Later this fall, they will begin replacing the bridge over Sloan Branch. This section is expected to re-open early next year. The section between Taylor Road and Carolina Street will be closed to through traffic but will remain open to residents along the road. Construction of the Rocky Ford improvements began early this year with the relocation of utility lines. With that work now nearly complete, the contractor can begin the street construction. Rocky Ford Road is a major east-west thoroughfare... ...

State Road 11 at Dudleytown to close this weekend

Aug 23, 2016 227

The much-delayed replacement of a small drainage structure under State Road 11 at Dudleytown in Jackson County will be completed this weekend, if favorable weather holds up. The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 11 from 6 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Monday, August 29. Harry Maginity, INDOT spokesman, says that drivers will be detoured around the closure, located north of State Road 250 in Jackson County via State Road 250, Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 50. He says that Temple & Temple, the state’s contractor for this $137,008 project, plans to remove the existing drainage pipe and replace it with a larger arched pipe measuring 73 X 55 inches, extending 36 feet in length. Maginity says that the project will require a single-lane restriction early next week while contracted crews lay asphalt pavement and place rip rap. INDOT says that all restrictions will be lifted before Labor Day weekend. ...

North Vernon alternative energy company ‘bankrupt’: City Attorney

Aug 23, 2016 242

The city of North Vernon may be out $1.4 million dollars with little chance of recovery. That’s the message from City Attorney Larry Greathouse, who gave his opinion of Windstream Technologies’ business and financial standing during Monday night’s city council meeting. Greathouse was tasked by the council to look into the alternative energy company after company founder and CEO Dan Bates talked to the council July 25th. When Windstream Technologies opened its plant there in 2011, it received a 10-year, $1.4 million loan from the city, through its Redevelopment Commission and Tax-Increment Financing funds. Since the loan was issued, repayments to the city have been irregular. Shawn Gerkin, North Vernon Clerk-Treasurer, says that the money the city has received has essentially been enough to cover the interest payments, leaving the $1.4 million balance largely intact. Part of the loan agreement includes a scheduled balloon-payment of several hundred-thousand-dollars, which was due August 1st. When Bates addressed the council last month, he explained that the balloon-payment was part of the problem in... ...

Police investigate Edinburgh burglary

Aug 23, 2016 241

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary in Edinburgh. Sheriff Doug Cox says that just at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, deputies responded to a call from K&L Machining in the 6900 block of South U.S. 31. Authorities say that security camera footage shows one man breaking a window and gaining entry in to the building, then opening a door to let another man in. Sheriff’s officials say that the first suspect was brandishing a pistol as the pair walked around the building. The business owners reportedly told police that an older-model computer was taken, along with a small amount of cash. Authorities say the burglary is believed to have occurred between 11:15 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. on Monday. If you have any information about this case, or the identities of the burglars, Sheriff Cox asks you to contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department Tip-Line at (812) 346-4654. ...

Sheriff’s Department looking for suspect

Aug 23, 2016 222

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help in finding its most-wanted suspect this week. Judy Jackson, the department’s spokeswoman, says that deputies are trying to locate 47-year-old Russell L. Sutton. He is described as a white male, five-feet, seven-inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. Authorities say that Sutton has brown hair, blue eyes and multiple tattoos. Jackson says he is wanted on an outstanding warrant. If you have any information on Sutton’s whereabouts, please call Capt. Dave Steinkoenig at (812) 565-5940. You may also call the Sheriff’s Department Tip Line at (812) 379-1712 or by email at sheriff@bartholomew.in.gov. Jackson says that tips and information can be left anonymously. ...