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2 Arrested in Connection with Arson that Destroyed Rising Sun Business

June 8, 2016
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2 Arrested in Connection with Arson that Destroyed Rising Sun Business

RISING SUN, Ind. — Two men have been arrested in connection with a fire that gutted a Rising Sun business on May 23. Devon Radcliff and Curtis Taulbee were arrested and charged with arson, burglary and theft. Officials said the pair burglarized the Valley Supply hardware store on State Road 262 and then went...

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Ritz Proposes Statewide Pre-K Education

June 8, 2016
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Ritz Proposes Statewide Pre-K Education

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz is calling on lawmakers to adopt a pre-kindergarten program that would include all students regardless of family income. Ritz introduced the proposal, saying the state needs to make pre-kindergarten schooling available statewide by 2020. Ritz says Indiana can’t have a system where some students are...

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed on I-74

June 7, 2016
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed on I-74

Greensburg, Ind. — The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a fight on I-74, eastbound near the 140 mile marker at 1:20 AM on Tuesday. While deputies were responding, the Decatur County Dispatch Center received multiple reports that a female had been struck by a semi-tractor/trailer at the same location. When...

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Rising Sun Regional Foundation Awards $46,000 in Scholarships

June 7, 2016
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Rising Sun Regional Foundation Awards $46,000 in Scholarships

The Rising Sun Regional Foundation announced that it has awarded a total of $46,000 in scholarship grants to 46 graduating seniors who reside in Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora, the foundation’s southeastern Indiana grant-making region. Each student has received a $1,000 scholarship award. Recipients of these RSRF scholarships are: Batesville...

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I-74 Lane Closures Begin Today

June 7, 2016
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I-74 Lane Closures Begin Today

DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — Single lane closures on I-74 at Flatrock River and Clifty Creek in Decatur county will go into effect today. The closures will impact the Eastbout lanes to install bridge deck overlays. The Indiana Department of Transportation will also close one lane of I-74 in each direction at Greensburg beginning Thursday...

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Indiana Sees 70% Surge in Syphilis Cases

June 7, 2016
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Indiana Sees 70% Surge in Syphilis Cases

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s syphilis cases surged 70 percent in a single year, a state health official said Monday, urging health care providers to aggressively test patients for the sexually transmitted disease. Indiana’s primary, secondary and early latent syphilis cases rose from 297 in 2014 to 505 in 2015. Indiana isn’t alone in seeing...

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Hoosiers Encouraged to be Aware of Safety Concerns of Amusement Rides

June 7, 2016
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Hoosiers Encouraged to be Aware of Safety Concerns of Amusement Rides

STATEWIDE — Summer has arrived and it is important to remember that although amusement rides continue to be a thrill for Hoosiers of all ages, riders need to remain informed about ride safety. Most amusement rides are safe, but Hoosiers should always observe a ride before boarding to ensure there are no broken parts,...

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Greensburg Man Arrested for Child Solicitation

June 6, 2016
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Greensburg Man Arrested for Child Solicitation

GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg man accused of tricking an 11-year-old girl into sending him nude photos and threatening to release those photos if she did not agree to have sex with him, was arrested after the girl told her mother, who contacted local police. Greensburg Police arrested Joshua David Bergen, 23, on Wednesday...

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Missing Teen Believed to be in Cincinnati or Dayton Area

June 6, 2016
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Missing Teen Believed to be in Cincinnati or Dayton Area

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — A teen missing from Brookville, Indiana may be in Cincinnati or Dayton, police said. Brookville police said McKenzie Grace Pinkston, 15, was last seen at her home around 7 p.m. June 1. She was last seen wearing black sweatpants, a black and white cheetah print shirt and Jordan shoes. Police believe...

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Tornado Confirmed in Wayne County

June 6, 2016
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Tornado Confirmed in Wayne County

RICHMOND, Ind. — The National Weather Service confirmed a small tornado hit Wayne County Saturday night during an unexpectedly powerful storm. The Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio confirmed that the tornado was rated EF0, the lowest rating on the intensity scale. The storm knocked down trees and tore a roof from a barn...

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