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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

June 20, 2016
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The national weather service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Franklin County, Northeastern Ripley County, and far Northwest Dearborn County until 9:45 EDT. Main hazard is 60 mph wind gusts. Main impact could be damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Batesville, Brookville, Oldenburg, Bomming Grove, Columbia, Metamora, St. Leon, Laurel,...

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Inmates Escape Fayette County Jail

June 20, 2016
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Inmates Escape Fayette County Jail

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. — Two inmates escaped the Fayette County Jail Friday night. Jail staff were locking inmates in their cells for the night when they noticed two were gone. Officers noticed a hole in both the interior and exterior walls of the cells of the escaped inmates. Surveillance showed Michael Roberts and Chadwick Heath...

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Man Dead in ATV Accident

June 20, 2016
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Man Dead in ATV Accident

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. — A Shelbyville man died after a tree fell onto his ATV in Morgan County. Conservation officers found a large part of a tree had fallen on Robert Blacker, 28, of Shelbyville. Blacker was pronounced dead at IU Health Morgan Hospital in Martinsville. Officers say Blacker was helping a friend gather wood...

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Relay for Life Sets New Record

June 20, 2016
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Relay for Life Sets New Record

OSGOOD, Ind. — 29 teams and over 400 people participated in this year’s record setting Ripley County Relay for life. Over $117,000 was raised to help fight back against cancer. This is the largest donation in the Relay’s 21 year history. Donations may still be made through July.

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Miss Indiana 2016 Crowned

June 20, 2016
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Miss Indiana 2016 Crowned

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding teen were announced Saturday and both women are from Kendallville. Brianna DeCamp, 22, was named Miss Indiana 2016 Saturday night at the pageant in Zionsville. Her local title was Miss Limberlost. Jordan Axel, 17, was named Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen 2016. Her local title was...

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Dads Honored at Ronald McDonald House

June 20, 2016
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Dads Honored at Ronald McDonald House

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ronald McDonald House Charities made sure dads weren’t forgotten on Sunday. The organization provides a place for parents to stay while their kids are getting medical care at Riley Hospital for Children and other area hospitals. Dads there got to enjoy a barbecue lunch with activities and give-aways. They also had...

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PTSD Awareness Month: Diagnosis is Only the First Step

June 20, 2016
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PTSD Awareness Month: Diagnosis is Only the First Step

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Almost 25 million people in the U.S. are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Hoosiers who have suffered a traumatic event, from crimes or natural disasters to events surrounding military service. Dr. Matthew Friedman, senior adviser at the Veterans Administration’s...

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Country Showdown Winner

June 18, 2016
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Country Showdown Winner

BATESVILLE, Ind.– WRBI would like to congratulate Courtney Pitzer of Kokomo, Indiana on winning the 2016 Jim True Ford Country Showdown. Runner-up accolades go to Eliana Knakiewcz of Moroco, Indiana. A crowd of over two-hundred people came to Liberty Park’s pavilion for the live show on Friday night, as the closing event of the 2016...

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Local Shops Burglarized

June 17, 2016
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Local Shops Burglarized

BATESVILLE, Ind. — Guys and Gals and Jaynebugs Giftique were broken into this past weekend. Batesville Police Detective Sergeant Blake Roope tells WRBI at this time, they are unsure of how many suspects are involved. Roope said that 2 rocks were thrown through each of the front doors to Guys and Gals and Jaynebugs...

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Decatur County Vehicle Tax is Increasing

June 17, 2016
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Decatur County Vehicle Tax is Increasing

GREENSBURG, Ind. — If you live in Decatur County, you’re going to pay more in taxes for every vehicle you own. The Decatur County Council voted to raise the county’s wheel tax, as well as the annual license excise surtax. That means the tax you pay per vehicle each year goes from $20 to...

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