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Advisory: Scammers Posing As Sheriff’s Deputies

February 10, 2016
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Advisory: Scammers Posing As Sheriff’s Deputies

The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office has received calls regarding a recent scam in which the caller ID shows the telephone number for the Sheriff’s Office and the caller identifies themselves as a deputy. The scammer is telling residents that the call is regarding the IRS. Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth advises residents to use caution when...

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Reds Mourn Death of Bernie Stowe

February 10, 2016
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Reds Mourn Death of Bernie Stowe

The Cincinnati Reds offer condolences to the family and friends of legendary clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe, who died Tuesday at age 80. Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said, “There is no one in the Reds’ family more loved, admired and respected than Bernie Stowe. For almost 70 years he deeply touched...

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Franklin County Downgraded To Level Yellow

February 10, 2016
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Franklin Co has downgraded from a Level Orange to a Level Yellow. Use caution while driving there are still slick areas.

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Effort Underway to Get More Students to Apply for Financial Aid

February 10, 2016
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Effort Underway to Get More Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Thousands of students miss out on the chance to go to college every year because they don’t file for financial aid in time, so this year there’s a big push to get them to meet the March 10 deadline for FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Kaylee Showers, spokeswoman with...

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First Human Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Indiana

February 10, 2016
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First Human Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in Indiana

State health officials today announced the first Indiana case of Zika virus infection in a non-pregnant resident who recently traveled to Haiti. This individual’s illness, which was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was not severe enough to require hospitalization. “I’m thankful for the work of the Indiana State Department...

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New Damage Assessment App to Speed Disaster Recovery

February 10, 2016
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New Damage Assessment App to Speed Disaster Recovery

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has finalized an Apple and Android application that will streamline data gathering and confirmation following a disaster, with the goal of faster reporting for federal assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses. The current version of the app is for use by local, state and federal inspectors who...

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Scholarship Available from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association

February 10, 2016
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Scholarship Available from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association

Ripley County Sheriff, Jeff Cumberworth, announced today that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be 40 – $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state. The Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship...

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Police Chase on I-65 Ends With Arrest of North Vernon Man

February 10, 2016
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Police Chase on I-65 Ends With Arrest of North Vernon Man

Monday, at approximately 7:00 PM, officers from three police departments were involved in a pursuit of a vehicle driven by a North Vernon man on I-65 northbound in Jackson County which led to his arrest on numerous charges.The incident that led to the arrest of Joseph Creech, age 37, North Vernon, began when the...

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Franklin County Under Level Orange

February 9, 2016
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Franklin County is now under a level orange.  This means essential travel only such as to and from work and emergency situations.

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State helps Hoosiers get ‘Cash for College’

February 9, 2016
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State helps Hoosiers get ‘Cash for College’

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers met with high school seniors to kick off the state’s annual Cash for College campaign. The statewide effort aims to help Hoosiers of all ages pay for education beyond high school with a series of activities leading up to Indiana’s March 10 deadline for filing the FAFSA—Free...

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