Students to practice traffic stops at Columbus East

Sep 28, 2016 131

Members of the C-4 criminal justice program will be taking part in mock traffic-stops Thursday at Columbus East High School. Gene Hack explains… Hack explains some of the situations students will have to deal with… Hack says that the main thrust of the exercise is to tech students how to be safe, and keep other drivers safe, when they execute a traffic stop. He adds that those students taking part in in a two-year program, with those in the second-year conducting the stops and the first-year students observing. ...

Authorities searching for Nineveh gun-theft suspect

Sep 28, 2016 197

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help locating a suspect after he allegedly fled from officers. Sheriff Doug Cox says that police were investigating a Wednesday morning burglary in Nineveh that resulted in the theft of a handgun. He says that when confronted, the man fled and was able to escape. Cox says the man was spotted inside a Nineveh business, where security camera still were captured. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve shirt and camo shorts wearing a baseball cap backwards on his head. Anyone with information on the identity of the man is asked to call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at (317) 346-4654. Authorities say that tips and information can be left anonymously. ...

Survivor of fatal Jennings County crash facing charges

Sep 28, 2016 183

Authorities don’t believe there was foul play involved in the death of a Seymour woman in a rural Jennings County crash. But what happened next has led to charges against the man driving the SUV. 37-year-old Nikki K. Hobbs Reed, of Seymour died Sept. 17th in an accident on U.S. 50 when the SUV she was riding in went off the road, down an embankment and crashed into a tree. Her death appears to have come shortly after the crash, according to an autopsy says Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, of the Indiana State Police. But a police investigation into why the driver, 39-year-old Kevin E. Bell, of Dover, Pennsylvania took three days to leave the wreckage and crawl for help, has led to a string of charges. Wheeles said that when Bell was found on the side of the road and initially questioned, he didn’t mention the wreck just down the embankment, or that Reed had died and was still inside the vehicle, Wheeles said. Bell was hospitalized at an Indianapolis hospital for... ...

Remember “Is This Dress Black and Blue or Gold and White?” LET’S MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT. :)

Sep 28, 2016 247

The image at the top is easy – the cone’s a dead giveaway.  But THIS quiz may be a little bit more complicated – are you looking at pictures of vanilla ice cream, or mashed potatoes. (For the record, I crashed and burned on more than a few of these.) Take a look, and play along.  AND GOOD LUCK. –Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Well, If It’s Not a SUGAR Cone or a Waffle Cone, I Suppose That Mashed Potatoes in One of Those Cup Cones Might Not Be Bad…Oh, Who Am I Kidding? If I’ve Got What I Think Is an Ice Cream Cone, and I Find Out It’s Full of Mashed Potatoes Instead, I’d Probably Retch the Same Way Anyone Else Would ...

Joint raid leads to finding of “bad heroin” source

Sep 28, 2016 136

Columbus and Bartholomew County authorities believe they have made an arrest that will get to the source of bad heroin in the community that is causing overdoses. Last night the county Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, the federal DEA and the Columbus police community policing unit served a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of Hope Avenue. Investigators found about five grams of what they believe to be bad heroin and added that to another nine grams found during the investigation, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the county sheriff’s department. The bad heroin is cut with ingredients like powerful painkillers that increase the likelihood of a drug overdose. Although there have been many overdoses, no one in Bartholomew County has died from the recent surge of bad heroin, authorities say. 22-year-old Christopher P. Rees of Columbus is facing preliminary charges of dealing and possessing, while 21-year-old Andrew C. Ash of Columbus and 22-year-old Corey B. Hofelich are both facing preliminary charges of possession of heroin. Other charges include:... ...

Hospice says 30th-anniversary concert raised most so far

Sep 28, 2016 103

Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is reporting that this year’s concert at Mill Race Park was the best fundraiser for the organization so far. Raffle sales and sponsorships meant more than $120,000 in net revenue for this year’s event with Peter Cetera. That’s about $10,000 more than expected, says Laura Hurt, with the agency. The grand prize winner in the raffle was Carol B. Shoultz. Other raffle winners included: First Prize – Mary Lou Slattery Second Prize – Kris Gohn Third Prize – Jane Jennings Fourth Prize – Kathy Sasena Fire pit and grill table – David Banks Grill and smoker combo – Brent Howell Just right upright grill (Minion) – Steve Drews Faurecia was the title sponsor for this year’s event, which drew more than 8,000 people. This year’s concert over Labor Day weekend was the 30th anniversary concert. ...

VIMCare welcomes new doctor

Sep 27, 2016 141

Columbus Regional Health is welcoming a new VIMCare physician. The hospital says that Amy Hale, M.D., is the newest member of the staff. CRH says that Dr. Hale graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Franciscan St. Francis Health, in Indianapolis, in family medicine. The Columbus native and Columbus North High School graduate also served two years in Swaziland as a United States Peace Corps volunteer and worked to provide health screenings to rural Hondurans, says the hospital. Dr. Hale is the primary care physician at VIMCare Clinic, formerly known as Volunteers in Medicine. VIMCare Clinic has been designed to provide care to patients without a primary care physician who have HIP 2.0 or other Medicaid coverage, as well as the uninsured in Bartholomew County. VIMCare Clinic is located within Columbus Regional Hospital in the former Emergency Department. Qualified patients seeking care can call VIMCare Clinic at 812-375-3660. More information is also available at crh.org/vimcare. ...

North Vernon continues work on 2017 budget

Sep 27, 2016 140

As the city of North Vernon works to finalize its 2017 budget, the city council is looking for ways to deal with a lack of revenue. During the council’s meeting Monday night, a large crowd gathered to call on the council to fully fund a request from the Senior Resource Center for $10,000. During earlier budget hearings, council members cut that amount in half. Connie Rayburn addressed the crowd… Ford’s Crossing is the former golf course that went out of business that city officials indicated a desire to turn into a park. Rayburn stressed that she, and all council members, think that the Senior Resource Center does excellent work. She says that it is simply a matter of making the best use out of the tax dollars available. The city council is scheduled to go over the final numbers again on Thursday evening before making a final vote on the budget on October 11th. ...

Seymour Oktoberfest opens Thursday

Sep 27, 2016 167

This year’s Seymour Oktoberfest is about to get underway. Zach Clark is vice-president of the organization that is putting the event together. He says that while the event opens to the public on Thursday, not-for-profit groups get an entire day to themselves… Clark says that the carnival rides are always popular. He adds that you have a little time left to get your pre-sale bracelets for the those rides… Along with the carnival rides, food and beer, Clark says that there is a special focus on activities for the kids… Among the events scheduled are a baloon glow, baloon race and the annual parade on Saturday… For more on Oktoberfest, visit www.seymouroktoberfest.com. ...

AMBER ALERT Update

Sep 27, 2016 112

Indiana State Police say that the Amber Alert issued for a missing 7-year-old girl out of Greenwood has been cancelled. The cancellation was requested by the Center Grove School Police Department. ...