Local News: Monday, December 18, 2017

Local Catholics Have New Bishop

EVANSVILLE — Father Joseph Siegel has been installed as the new Bishop of Evansville.

Siegel accepted the appointment by Pope Francis at an installation mass at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville today. Among the attendees at the mass were his predecessor, now Archbishop of Indianapolis Charles Thompson as well as Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Papal Nuncio to the United States.

Siegel comes to Evansville after formerly serving as Bishop of Joliet, Illinois. He says he looks forward to getting to know the members of the Catholic Church in twelve counties of the Diocese of Evansville.

The Evansville Diocese includes parishes in Dubois and surrounding counties.


Jasper Man Arrested Again on Felony Charges

JASPER — Jasper Police arrest a man on multiple felonies Sunday.

Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Baden Strasse Sunday on a report  from a female stating the suspect, Michael Fryou, beat and strangled her on multiple occasions.

Police allege the abuse occurred between October and this month.

Fryou faces multiple felonies… 3 counts of Domestic Battery, 2 counts of Strangulation and 1 count of intimidation.

Fryou was arrested back in August for disorderly conduct after becoming angry at the Jasper north side McDonald’s over a chicken sandwich.

Sisters Arrested on RX Fraud Charges

JASPER — Two sisters are in the Dubois County Jail on charges stemming from an investigation into an altered prescription.

Warrants were issued for 53-year-old Kimberly Feltner of Holland and her sister, 59-year-old Pamela Hoffman of Loogootee.

Indiana State Police allege Feltner got a prescription and Hoffman altered the quantity of pills to receive more.

The investigation found  the sisters split the extra quantity of pills.

That investigation began back in September after ISP received a complaint of an altered prescription being passed.

Both women are charged with felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.


Time Running Out to Get Christmas Gifts Out in Time

STATE WIDE – FedEx, UPS and the US Postal Service are tuning up their sleighs for one last round of deliveries, but you’ll need to scramble to guarantee your gifts arrive by Christmas Day.

Thursday is your last chance to send a box or bundle using UPS Next Day Air. Friday is the deadline for U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail Express.

And, if you really want to keep your relatives on edge, FedEx Same-Day service will be making pick-ups and deliveries on Christmas Day.

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