Semi fire closes northbound Interstate 65 at Columbus

Jul 3, 2017 83

Northbound Interstate 65 is closed down at the 72-mile marker, as of 5:30 p.m., between Columbus and Edinburgh due to a semi fire. Dispatchers at the Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center say that authorities hope to have at least one lane of traffic flowing again soon, but it will likely be several hours before the entire interstate is reopened. Authorities recommend you avoid the area by taking U.S. 31. ...

Gladstone Avenue closing Wednesday for hydrant work

Jul 3, 2017 43

Columbus City Utilities will be closing Gladstone Avenue on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 in the afternoon. that is so they can replace a fire hydrant. The street will be closed between Illinois and Indiana Avenues. Local residents will still be able to gain access to their properties but no through traffic will be allowed. ...

Two people arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Jul 3, 2017 56

Two people were arrested on several drug related charges Friday afternoon after their vehicle was stopped for a minor traffic violation. Alyson Rech, Columbus Police Department spokeswoman, says that Officer Drake Maddix was patrolling the area of 19th Street and Cottage Avenue at around 4 p.m. when he saw a vehicle fail to use its turn signal. Maddix stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, 31-year-old Michael F. McCrory, of Elizabethtown. The officer learned that McCrory’s license was suspended, and that he had an outstanding warrant through Bartholomew County. During the stop, Maddix also learned that the passenger, 35-year-old Bernice A. Woodsen, of North Vernon, had an outstanding warrant out of Jennings County. Both McCrory and Woodsen were arrested. During a search of the vehicle, police reported finding methamphetamine inside three small clear bags, a glass pipe that also contained methamphetamine, along with multiple syringes, marijuana, a digital scale, a burnt spoon, and numerous pills. McCrory and Woodsen were booked in the Bartholomew County Jail and are being held... ...

Columbus man arrested after short foot-pursuit

Jul 3, 2017 63

A Columbus man who was wanted on a warrant was arrested early Sunday morning after the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about a man walking in the middle of the road. Judy Jackson, department spokeswoman, says that Deputy Jon Lanning responded to 25th Street near Bush’s Market shortly before 2 a.m. The deputy reported finding 34-year-old Jacob Dale Rice, of Scotland Drive, walking in the eastbound lane. As Deputy Lanning approached, Rice allegedly fled, running toward the Talley Square Addition. He was founder there shortly after. When Rice was captured, police reported finding a set of keys belonging to a recently recovered stolen vehicle. Along with the outstanding warrant, Rice was arrested on preliminary charges of Auto Theft/Receiving Stolen Auto Parts and Resisting Law Enforcement. He is being held without bond. ...

2-1-1 is available to help Hoosiers in need

Jul 3, 2017 53

Indiana 2-1-1’s mission has been codified into law after a slew of new state regulations took effect over the weekend. Alicia Monroe, director of 2-1-1, says that despite the formal changes, 2-1-1’s mission remains the same. Monroe talks about 2-1-1’s reach. Monroe says that all calls are handled by a live person, but if you don’t want to talk to anyone, a text service option is available. All you need to do is text your ZIP code to 898211. ...

Parks Department updating master plan

Jul 3, 2017 44

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department is updating the its master plan – setting the direction and priorities for the parks for years to come. Parks Director Mark Jones said that based on the public feedback, the community sees several needs in the years to come. Jones says that the department’s People Trails system will also be addressed. Jones said will help predict where the community’s population is growing. The next steps of the master plan will be a review of all the feedback, which is expected to happen in August. ...

Amber Alert Cancelled

Jul 3, 2017 49

The Amber Alert for three missing toddlers from Anderson has been cancelled. The cancellation was requested by the Anderson Police Department. ...

Amber Alert issued for three toddlers

Jul 2, 2017 49

The Anderson Police Department is investigating the abduction of three children from Anderson, approximately 44 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Adyson Rindahl is a two-year-old white female, 31 inches tall, 30 pounds, brown collar length hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a white polka-dot shirt and diaper. Peyton Rindahl is a two-year-old white female, 31 inches tall, 30 pounds, brown collar length hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a pink halter top and diaper. Jayden Rindahl is an eight-month-old white male, 27 inches tall, 22 pounds, blonde curly hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a diaper. The children were last seen at 2 p.m. in Anderson and are believed to be to be in extreme danger. The Anderson Police Department believes the children were abducted by 28-year-old Blake Rindahl. He is described as white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 215 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes. The suspect vehicle is a Silver 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora, with Minnesota Plate 399VED. If you have any... ...