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Columbus firefighters respond to house fire
COLUMBUS, Ind.–Fire crews fought a blaze at a home on the north side of Columbus on Sunday afternoon. Public information officer for the Columbus Fire Department, Captain Mike Wilson, said the fire occurred at a residence on Northbrook Drive, near the airport. An elderly woman lived in the home with
Sheriff’s deputies have busy Friday
COLUMBUS, Ind.–In two separate incidents on Friday, the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department nabbed a total of six individuals on various drug charges.
Two arrested after traffic stop on Jonesville Road
Deputy Andrew Dougan stopped the vehicle at 9 p.m. Friday and spoke to the driver, later identified as Edwin H. Berrera, 25, Seymour, who told deputies he didn’t have a driver’s license.
Grandson gets burned trying to put out fire at grandmother's home
COLUMBUS, Ind. (WTHR) — A man suffered burns Sunday while trying to put out a fire at his grandmother's house.Firefighters say the 83-year-old woman who lives at the home woke up when she heard the smoke alarm and got out.Her grandson then came over and tried to put the fire out with a garden hose,
‘Greensburg Power of the Past’ starts tomorrow
Greensburg, In. —For the 29thconsecutive year the Greensburg Power of the Past Reunion will fill the Decatur County Fairgrounds. Four days of demonstrations, contests, flea markets, toy shows and the consignment auction begin Thursday, August 16.
Columbus man gets 12 years for dealing drugs: Plea bargain reduces time from 20-year sentence
Matthew “Matty” Zook, 36, of 2622 Pavia Court, was given a 20-year sentence Thursday from Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin.
No signs of trauma in jail inmate death
Coroner Clayton Nolting said he is waiting for toxicology results in the death of Cathy A. Hull, 61, of 3036 Fairlawn Court, who was pronounced dead in her jail cell Thursday afternoon. The autopsy was done on Saturday at Columbus Regional Hospital, he said.
Lanes to shift on interstate near Columbus for construction
E&B Paving is INDOT’s prime contractor for this three-year added travel lanes project, which calls for full-depth construction of a six-lane roadway between U.S. 50 and State Road 58, then repairing and resurfacing the existing four-lane pavement section between State Road 58 and State Road 46.
Two arrested after traffic stop on Sunday
Officer Travis Harbaugh stopped a speeding vehicle there at 12:15 a.m. Sunday and spoke with the driver, Rikki G. Herrera, 25, Columbus, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
Pair arrested for pot, illegal gun
COLUMBUS, Ind.–Local police officers caught a car speeding near Terrace Lake Road and County Road 200S early Sunday morning. Columbus Police Department’s public information officer, Lieutenant Matt Harris, said that the vehicle driven by Rikki Herrera, 25, of Columbus, was pulled over and immediatel
Fine print: Jail bookings Aug. 6-12
11:12 p.m. Jacob Shepherd, 26, Bloomington, two failure to appear warrants. (Yentz)
Holton man dies in North Vernon crash
NORTH VERNON, Ind.–Investigators are still determining the cause of a fatal one-vehicle accident near U.S. 50 and County Road 200N in North Vernon on Monday. Lieutenant Mike Mowery, of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, tells Local News Digital that a car, driven by Richard Sutton, 69, of Hol
Police, Fire – August 15
Anastasia Gale Priddy, 22, 1463 Rebecca Lane, Franklin; arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court; held on $500 bond.
Moped driver busted for OWI, drugs
TRAFALGAR, Ind.–The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says that the operator of a moped, Jeremy Wagers, 38, of Trafalgar, was allegedly intoxicated when he stopped at a property on County Road 400W in Trafalgar late Sunday. Law enforcement says the owner confronted Wagers and an argument ensued. Word
Mini-cars stolen from North Vernon Shrine Club
JENNINGS CO., Ind. (WHAS11) -- The Jennings County, Indiana Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in finding four stolen mini-cars.
Local Police, Fire – August 14
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies.
I-65 construction traffic to have new pattern this week
Indiana Department of Transportation will shift all Interstate 65 traffic to the east side of the north-south highway between mile markers 64.0 and 61.5 as part of the state’s $143 million Next Level Roads project between Seymour and Columbus. The new traffic pattern is expected to be initiated dur
Sheriff meets with Clay Township residents
COLUMBUS, Ind.–One of the customary practices of Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is to have regular meetings with residents throughout the jurisdiction to listen to their thoughts and give updates on what is happening with the sheriff’s department. Myers has scheduled his next informal get-tog
Man arrested after Trafalgar residents report a suspicious person
Jeremy Wagers, 38, 6789 S. County Road 125 W, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, possession of marijuana and reckless possession of paraphernalia.
Police arrest two on drug-related charges
Columbus police arrested two people on drug-related charges after a traffic stop near Terrace Lake Road and County Road 200S.Officer Travis Harbaugh stopped a speeding vehicle there at 12:15 a.m. Sunday and spoke with the driver, Rikki G. Herrera, 25, of 2316 N. Cherry St., said Lt. Matt Harris, Col