Local & Area News: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

From the WITZ Radio Newsroom:


BREAKING NEWS:  Congressman Shot, Bucshon Reacts 

Courtesy: Fox News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Scalise was taken on a stretcher moments after being shot during baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia a short time ago.

Indiana congressman Larry Bucshon and his staff were not in attendance and are OK.

Bucshon issuing a statement, offering his prayers for everyone injured. He also thanked Capitol Police officers that worked so quickly.


Dubois County to Join Child Support Registry Next Week

JASPER — Dubois County will now be included in the state’s Child Support Registry.  Beginning next week, the registry will allow courts to issue warrants for failing to pay child support.

Police in counties that participate will now have access to those warrants and can detain someone for those warrants out of other counties.

The Indiana Child Support Bureau hopes every county in the state will eventually participate in the registry.

40 counties in Indiana currently participate in the Child Support Registry.



11-Year-Old Killed, Another Airlifted, Following Two Separate ATV Crashes This Week

GIBSON CO. — Two separate ATV Crashes this week have claimed one life, and severely hurt another.

Tuesday, in Gibson County, a Haubstadt boy rolled the ATV he was driving in a field;  the vehicle  landed on top of him.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Just a day before, on Monday, a Daviess County child – also 11-years-old — was airlifted to the hospital after the ATV he was a passenger on clipped a moving van; flipping the vehicle.

Neither children were wearing helmets, according to police.



Area Bishop Named Archbishop of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Pope Francis has named the new Archbishop of Indianapolis.

It’s Bishop Charles Thompson of Evansville. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson is 56-years-old. He graduated from Moore High School there and also graduated from Bellermine University in 1979, before heading to St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana, where he earned a master of divinity degree in 1987.

LISTEN:  Bishop Thompson discusses his appointment

Now that he has been announced, Thompson will head to Rome where he will meet with Pope Francis at the end of this month. Thompson replaces Cardinal Joseph Tobin as the Archbishop of Indianapolis, after Pope Francis relocated him to Newark.



Gov. Holcomb Begins 8 Day Trade Mission to Hungary and France

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Holcomb has kicked off an eight-day European trade mission with meetings in Hungary:

Holcomb met Tuesday morning with Hungary’s minister of national economy. On Wednesday, he’ll sign a memorandum of understanding calling for economic partnerships with Hungary.

It’s Holcomb’s first overseas trade mission as governor, and the first visit to Hungary by any Indiana governor. Indiana’s economy is double the size of Hungary’s, but Holcomb says they have a lot in common, with both countries heavily invested in manufacturing.

Listen:  Gov. Holcomb Discusses Trade With Hungary 

Holcomb leaves Budapest for Paris on Thursday, where his schedule includes the annual International Paris Air Show. The event features about 15-hundred vendors from the aerospace industry, where Indiana is trying to become a bigger player. Holcomb’s scheduled meetings there include sessions with executives from Rolls-Royce, Boeing, and French-owned Michelin, whose B-F Goodrich subsidiary employs 12-hundred Hoosiers in Fort Wayne.

Holcomb will also talk up Indiana’s motorsports industry at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.





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