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Unemployment Numbers for Counties

The unemployment numbers for counties in Indiana shows Dubois County: October’s rate was 3.8 percent. September was 3.4 percent. November’s was 4.1 percent. December’s rate was released on Wednesday and remains at 4.1 percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says that another 9,000 people returned to the job market to look for jobs, which MORE >

Lt Governor Ellspermann Touts Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann was in Ferdinand Tuesday night and held a press conference at the Ferdinand Community Center to tout the just approved H.I.P 2.0. The State of Indiana has been waiting for the Obama administration to approve the Healthy Indiana Plan to be approved for months. The Lt. Governor says it’s been a long wait, MORE >

Jasper School Board Hears Challenge on Artificial Turf Field

The Greater Jasper School Board along with Jasper Football Boosters Club President Richard Farr got an earful in Monday night’s board meeting about proceeding with a new artificial turf field at Jerry Brewer Alumni Stadium. Farr first appeared before the board last summer with a request to move ahead with seeking an approval from the board MORE >

Salt Brine Helps Keep Drivers Safe

There wasn’t any snow or ice to deal with on your morning commute this morning, but you might have noticed salt brine on the streets in Jasper. Street Commissioner Raymie Eckerle says it’s by design: Eckerle says that it’s a precautionary measure to keep motorists safe: He says they should be done with the brine MORE >

Hit And Run Suspect Sought

Deputies with Dubois County Sheriff Department joined officers with Ferdinand Police in an investigation Sunday around 2 pm involving a hit and run accident on Virginia Street near 17th Street. A 2011 Jeep Police vehicle was parked at the location and it was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Police say that the MORE >

Donnelly Talks Foreign Threats to US and Economy

Senator Joe Donnelly has a keen sense of the dangers facing the US after a recent trip to the Middle East. Donnelly spoke with WITZ News and reported what he took away from the trip: Donnelly also addressed the efforts to change the definition of a workweek back to 40 hours from the 30 hours MORE >

Overturned Cattle Trailer Closes Interstate 64

January 22, 2015 Indiana State Police report that a west bound 2009 semi tractor pulling a loaded trailer of 88 head of cattle crashed closing I64 in Harrison County around 5 am this (Thursday) morning. The driver, 36 year old John Forester of Jonesboro, TN, allegedly fell asleep and drove off of the roadway into MORE >

Jasper Common Council Passes Wastewater Rate Increase

January 22, 2015 The Jasper Common Council met Wednesday night and approved an ordinance (2014-30) to raise wastewater rates in the city. The original recommendation came from the Utility Service Board on December 15th. Since the last rate study took place about two years ago, it was time to re-visit the rates again. The Utility Service Board recommended MORE >

Huntingburg Woman Arrested on Insurance Fraud Charge

A Huntingburg woman was arrested after an insurance fraud investigation showed she used a false identity while receiving medical treatment. The Huntingburg Police Department started the investigation in October after receiving a report from an insurance company involving a woman by the name Sarah Ann Hernandez. 42 year old Berenice Barrientos-Galcana of Huntingburg, was hired by MORE >

Donnelly Responds to State of Union Speech

Senator Joe Donnelly spoke with WITZ News this morning to give us his impressions of the President’s State of the Union Address last night: Donnelly appears to differ with Obama on the threats being faced around the world and acknowledges that the war on Terror is far from over: We’ll hear more from the Senator MORE >

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