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Tractor accident kills man in Columbus

The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office says David E. Eckert, 38, was using a front end loader filled with gravel to fill a hole when the load shifted, the tractor rolled and he was pinned.

FOX 59 - 2018-06-18 21:35:14

Woman asleep in drive thru arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Columbus police were sent to a drive thru at a restaurant in the 1600 block of North National Road at 4:50 a.m. Saturday about a customer, later identified as Joanna M. Purtlebaugh, 30, Columbus, who was asleep in the driver’s seat, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

REPUBLIC - 2018-06-18 13:17:14

One killed in Bartholomew County accident involving front-end loader

Investigators said David E. Eckert, 38, was using a the loader to fill a hole with gravel when the load shifted. The equipment rolled and pinned Eckert.

WTHR - 2018-06-19 01:09:21

Search for missing 6-year-old boy in Columbus called off for the day

Brendan Sperry, 6, was playing on a sandbar Thursday afternoon when he was swept away by the swift current.


34-year-old dies when load shifts, front-end loader rolls

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - A 38-year-old man died Monday in a front-end loader accident at his home in southern Bartholomew County, the coroner's office said.

WISH-TV - 2018-06-18 21:06:30

Man charged with promoting prostitution

Mihirbhai N. Patel, 27, 2250 Cedarmill Drive, was charged with promoting prostitution, a level 5 felony that carries a maximum sentence of up to six years in prison.

DAILYJOURNAL.NET - 2018-06-18 06:21:13

North Vernon police arrest man after treating him for overdose

When police arrived at 1:30 p.m. June 12, they found a man, identified as Jonathon L. Noel, 33, North Vernon, slumped over in a vehicle in the parking lot, said Sgt. Andrew Richmond, North Vernon Police Department spokesman.

REPUBLIC - 2018-06-18 14:31:43

Body of 6-year-old recovered from Flat Rock River

Brendan Sperry was with his mother, a brother, two sisters, and a cousin on a sand bar at the park around 3 p.m. on Thursday when he went into deeper water.


Local Police, Fire – June 17

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies.


Shirley A. Jones Marcelle, 83, Services pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - North Vernon Plain Dealer Sun

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PLAINDEALER-SUN.COM - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Body of missing boy recovered from southern Indiana river

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Mom Lives With Mystery Illness For 10 Yrs Until Contractors Tell Her She’s Slowly Being Poisoned

Kathi Wilson of Shelbyville, Indiana was struck with an illness no one could diagnosis. As time passed, the 41-year-old mother only grew more and more exhausted and miserable.

LITTLETHINGS.COM - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Indy man arrested for DUI with six juveniles in van

Then Berry, 38, failed a number of field sobriety tests, according to the deputy's report.

WTHR - 2018-06-17 16:42:00

DNR: 6-year-old drowns at Columbus’ Mill Race Park

COLUMBUS, Ind. – A 6-year-old has drowned at Mill Race Park in Columbus, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

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Family waiting for searchers to find 6-year-old boy swept away in river current

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- The family of a 6-year-old Columbus boy who was swept away by a strong current, is waiting on the scene until searchers find the boy.

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Pence to be welcomed by ‘Big LGBTQ Dance Party’ in Columbus

The vice president will be speaking at the America First Policies event at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel,according to WBNS, our sister station in Columbus.


Around Town – June 17

• Mike, Patty, Vicki and Rona, and especially to Gina, for all the hard work that made the Elks Piggie Party a success.


DNR concludes Friday’s search without finding missing boy

After two days of using sonar and divers in an attempt to locate the boy, Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Friday night they will suspend the underwater search, said DNR spokesman Mark Baker.


River search underway for 6-year-old near Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - Police and fire authorities are using boats to search for a missing 6-year-old boy in the East Fork of the White River, according to The Republic.


Two arrested after traffic stop in Columbus

Two people were arrested after a Columbus police officer stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation.Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, officer Lukas Nibarger stopped the vehicle near Second and Jackson streets and spoke to the driver, Tara S. Stark, 38, of 102 Ross St., and a passenger, Zachar