Only Seven Years to Go Until the Next Eclipse…

Aug 22, 2017 58

…which will be in April, 2024. And here’s the kicker: we’re pretty much right in the path of it, if you live in Columbus or nearby. This year, we saw MOST of it, but not the 100% (or near) block…but 2024 will be another story. There’s some good news coming our way, so save those special eclipse glasses. Read more about it here. – Todd Berryman Middays on WIN 104.9 Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes ...

Gunshot leads to accident near Amity

Aug 22, 2017 30

A fatal accident in southern Johnson County yesterday was caused when a driver shot himself, leading his car to crash through several yards before flipping onto its side and hitting a parked vehicle. The accident happened near Amity at about 5:40 p.m. Monday on old U.S. 31, says Sheriff Doug Cox. Witnesses estimated the vehicle was travelling at more than 100 mph when it went airborne. The driver was found bleeding from his head and after he was removed from the vehicle the injury was discovered to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  A .22 pistol was recovered from the wreckage, deputies report There is no word yet on whether the 37-year-old driver died from the gunshot or from the accident, Cox says. An autopsy is scheduled for today. Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the accident. ...

Residents asked to line route for fallen soldier today

Aug 22, 2017 40

Residents are being asked to line the route of the procession carrying the body of U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Hunter from Columbus Municipal Airport to Barkes Weaver and Glick Funeral Home this morning. Sgt. Hunter was killed Aug. 2nd by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. The Columbus Police Department says that a military aircraft carrying Sgt. Hunter is scheduled to touch down at Columbus Municipal Airport at about 10:40 a.m. The procession will leave the airport at about 11 a.m. The 4.5 mile procession route will begin on Ray Boll Boulevard, turning west on Arnold Street and then south on Central Avenue. It will turn west on 25th Street and then south on Washington Street, where it will conclude at the funeral home at 1029 Washington Street. Space at the airport is limited, so authorities are urging you to line the procession route. Services for 23-year-old Hunter will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Columbus East High School gymnasium. Those services will be with full military honors by the... ...

Report shows healthy Bartholomew County housing market

Aug 21, 2017 28

Monthly real estate statistics from F.C. Tucker Company show a housing market with homes fetching higher prices while being on the market a shorter amount of time. According to the report, year-to-date home prices in Bartholomew County rose 4.2 percent to $201,054 and homes flew off the market 13 days quicker. Jennings County’s average home price dropped 3.1 percent to $108,432, while Shelby County’s dropped 0.5 percent to $126,249. F.C. Tucker says that these the only two counties in the region to dip in July. Brown County saw the largest year-to-year increase in average sale price, jumping 15.3 percent to $218,057. Johnson County say a substantial increase of 6.5 percent to $201,429, while Decatur County homes increased a modest 1.2 percent over last year, with an average sale price of $131,519. The report says that Johnson County was the only county in the region to see a decrease in year-to-year pending home sales, dropping 5.4 percent. ...

Vehicle chase ends in arrest of wanted Columbus man

Aug 21, 2017 39

A suspect man who was wanted on a felony probation warrant for burglary was arrested Saturday after he allegedly fled from police after an early morning break-in was reported. Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that at approximately 6:45 a.m., a homeowner in the 1700 block of Chandler Lane reported a man broke into her home, stole her purse, and fled on a moped. A short time later, officers saw a man nearby riding a moped and attempted to stop him after he disregarded a stop sign. The suspect refused to pull over and a vehicle pursuit ensued. Police say the suspect, 20-year-old Brandon L. Richardson, of Columbus, crashed after traveling through a field in the 6200 block of Regency Drive. The chase continued on foot for a short time until Richardson was arrested. Harris says that officers determined that the moped Richardson was driving had been reported stolen in Bartholomew County earlier this year. They also reported finding the stolen purse stolen inside the storage... ...

West Nile Virus found in Bartholomew County

Aug 21, 2017 38

The West Nile Virus has been found in Bartholomew County. The county health department says that mosquitoes collected in Bartholomew County have tested positive for the virus. This is the first time West Nile has been detected in Bartholomew County. Authorities say that they will be concentrating their mosquito control efforts in the areas where the virus was found. You are urged to take steps to remove standing water from your property, as they are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. You should also take precautions at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. That includes wearing long sleeves and using an insect repellent containing DEET. Authorities say that West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes that have bitten an infected bird. Infected humans usually show symptoms three to 15 days after they are bitten. Health Department officials say that most people who get infected wither have no symptoms, or very mild symptoms. They add that those who suffer from the most serious cases are over 50 year of... ...

North Vernon Police arrest two after disturbance

Aug 21, 2017 58

North Vernon Police arrested two people Sunday night after responding to a report of someone holding a knife to a baby at Oak Meadows Apartments. Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the North Vernon Police Department, says that police received the call just before 7 p.m. Officers saw the vehicle pass them as they were entering the complex parking lot. They stopped the vehicle and detained 25-year-old Kelby R. Leonard and 26-year-old Joshua R. Collett, both of North Vernon. Richmond says the pair had two toddlers in the vehicle with them. Sgt. Richmond says that the investigation revealed that Leonard had driven Collett to an address in Oak Meadow apartments with the two children in the car. Once there, they say that Collett began arguing with a family member about money. The argument became heated and Collett allegedly produced a meat cleaver style knife and demanded money and threatened the people in the apartment. In addition, police say that Collett threatened the people if the police were called, including a one-year-old... ...

Two people arrested on suspicion of breaking into storage units

Aug 18, 2017 46

Columbus Police arrested two people early Friday morning after receiving a report of suspicious people carrying bolt cutters inside a storage unit facility. Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that officers responded to Storage Express, located at 2650 Eastwood Drive, shortly after 2 a.m. When they arrived, they reported finding a suspicious vehicle with a license plate that had been taken off the back of the car and placed inside the vehicle. A short time later, the officers reported seeing the two suspects using a tool to enter one of the storage units. They were identified as 26-year-old Cody R. Manvilla, of Taylorsville, and 43-year-old Christina L. Michael, of Columbus. During the arrests police say they recovered a set of bolt cutters, along with and a number pad locks that had been cut. Harris says that Manvilla was wanted on five outstanding local warrants. He says that both he and Michael were arrested on four preliminary counts of theft. The pair are being held on 48 hour holds as police... ...

Manhunt leads to school lockdown in Seymour

Aug 18, 2017 53

Seymour Police say that Jackson Elementary School had to be put on lock-down for a couple of hours on Thursday after a man, who was believed to be armed and possibly suicidal, was in the area. Police say that the man evaded them be ducking into a cornfield near Freeman Field. Authorities stressed that the man was not near the school, but he was close enough that school officials decided to take action. “The Tribune” is reporting that the manhunt was resolved peacefully around 3 p.m. Some school activities had to be postponed due to the search. The identity of the man has not been released. ...

Police rescue suicidal man from bridge

Aug 17, 2017 109

A man is in custody after threatening to jump from the Interstate 65 bridge at State Road 46 in Columbus. Columbus Police say that first-responders went to the scene Thursday after the man appeared on Facebook Live threatening to hang himself from the structure. In the video, the visibly distraught man spoke about the court system and not being able to see his children. He also lamented a perceived double-standard in the court system when it comes to fathers being allowed to have access to their children. The incident restricted traffic on both I-65 and State Road 46, according to police Police say that crisis negotiators were able to talk the man off of the bridge where he was safely taken into custody. ...