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HEADLINES: Monday, April 17, 2017

Jasper Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

JASPER — Kurt Gabhart, 34 of Jasper was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and a syringe Friday after a police K-9 detected the presence of an illegal substance in his home in the 200 block of Brucke Strasse.

The search was part of a drug investigation.

 

Huntingburg Man Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges

HUNTINGBURG — Lance Camplin, 33 of Huntingburg was arrested early Saturday morning in front of the Huntingburg IGA after police say they found him unconscious, slumped over a bench with a pill bottle in his hand.

During the investigation, police say they also discovered unknown pills, a marijuana pipe and a small jewelry box containing rings that were allegedly stolen.

 

POLICE:  Facebook Killer May Be in Indiana

STATEWIDE — The suspect accused of killing a man live on Facebook over the weekend in Cleveland, Ohio MAY be in Indiana, according to investigators.

Police say 34-year-old Steve Stephens may have left the state after he posted a live video of himself shooting an elderly man at random.

Stephens is black, six-foot-one, nearly 250 pounds with a bald head and full beard driving a White Ford Focus.

Investigators believe he may also be New York, Pennsylvania or Michigan.

 

Pre-K Funding at Center of Expansion Debate

INDIANAPOLIS —

The final obstacle to expanding Indiana’s preschool program comes down to money:

Senate President Pro Tem David Long says money for an online preschool program will be part of a final bill. He says the software called “Upstart” gives the state a way to reach up to a thousand kids in counties which otherwise aren’t part of Indiana’s pre-K pilot program. House Speaker Brian Bosma agrees he’s a convert, after some initial skepticism.

Bosma says online pre-K needs to be an add-on, not a substitute. He says the focus of the pre-K program needs to remain on low-income kids. The Senate still wants to spend less money overall than the House, but says it’s likely negotiators will split the difference between the 20-million-dollar increase passed by the House and the six-million set aside by the Senate.

The Senate spending included a million dollars for the online pre-K program.

Legislators are planning to adjourn next Friday.

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