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Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

September 10, 2013
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Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

A North Vernon man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop led to his arrest in Ripley County. Sheriff’s Deputy AJ Smith stopped a vehicle for minor traffic violations on US 421 in the area of the North Co-Op on Tuesday morning around 3:52 a.m. When Deputy Smith became suspicious of the driver,...

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Evening Road Work Continuing In Brookville

September 10, 2013
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Evening Road Work Continuing In Brookville

Road maintenance will continue on U.S. Highway 52/ Main Street in Brookville for a few more nights. The Indiana Department of Transportation began milling and paving certain sections of the road on Sunday evening. Terri Hartwell, a representative with INDOT says “Their grinding the road out and putting blacktop down. So it should be...

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North Vernon Police: Argument Leads To Fatal Shooting

September 10, 2013
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North Vernon Police: Argument Leads To Fatal Shooting

North Vernon Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. Police responded to 309 Franklin Street around noon and found 24-year-old Jeremy Moore, of North Vernon shot and laying in the front yard. He was transported to St. Vincent...

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Upgrades Coming to Liberty Park Pavilion

September 9, 2013
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Upgrades Coming to Liberty Park Pavilion

Park Commissioner Mike Baumer was at the monthly Batesville City Council meeting on Monday evening to request upgrades in the pavilion at Liberty Park. Baumer asked council members to consider and approve upgrades to...

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Man Found Deceased Inside Hotel Room

September 9, 2013
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Man Found Deceased Inside Hotel Room

Batesville Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an unresponsive male at the Hampton Inn in Batesville on Sunday morning around 7:30 a.m. Police along with EMS responded to the hotel and found a male inside of a room, unresponsive and not breathing. The man was identified as Patrick Maguire, of Florida. He was pronounced...

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A Tip Leads Police To Two Arrests

September 9, 2013
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A Tip Leads Police To Two Arrests

Police put two in jail following a tip on Friday evening. Several Indiana State Police troopers went to Canterbury Apartments in Batesville after a tip that 20-year-old Kayla McGovern of Milan was in a specific apartment. McGovern was wanted in Jefferson County on a warrant for Possession of Cocaine and Theft. Officers arrived at...

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Police Put Brakes On Meth Operation

September 7, 2013
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Police Put Brakes On Meth Operation

A report of a suspicious vehicle leads police to stopping a potential meth operation. After receiving a report of suspicious activity on Wednesday evening, deputies with the Ripley County Sheriffs Office arrived to the scene on County Road ...

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Debate Still Surrounds ATV’s In Franklin County

September 7, 2013
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Debate Still Surrounds ATV’s In Franklin County

Off-road vehicles became legal on Franklin County roads on Sep. 1 but some residents are fighting back against the ordinance. The Franklin County Observer reported that Franklin County Commissioners had adjourned their meeting on Sep. 3...

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Messer and Ball State Team Up For Area Scholars

September 7, 2013
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Messer and Ball State Team Up For Area Scholars

Congressman Luke Messer and Ball State University announced the creation of the Congressional Leadership Academy for Indiana’s 6th District scholars. The one day event will connect successful and engaged high school juniors in our area with CEOs, business leaders and other invited experts working in areas critical to Indiana’s economy. The academy will recognize...

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Good Karma For Local Blood Donor

September 6, 2013
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Good Karma For Local Blood Donor

A local man gave blood earlier this week and received quite a surprise on Friday. The Hoxworth Blood Center held a blood drive at the Sunman American Legion on Tuesday and..

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