Local News: Friday, August 11, 2017

Warrant Leads to Marijuana Grow Operation in Jasper

JASPER — A marijuana grow operation has been uncovered by police in Jasper.

Jasper Police, serving a warrant at an apartment in the 600 block of West 36th Street Wednesday, made contact with 28-year-old Eric Jackson and 47-year-old Carl Parks.

Officers obtained a search warrant after smelling the odor of burnt marijuana.

Once inside the apartment, Police reports say officers found marijuana, paraphernalia, a large marijuana plant and items used for cultivating marijuana.

Police say Parks admitted the items were his.

During the investigation, arrest reports show officers discovered both men had outstanding warrants.

Parks had two warrants; petitions to revoke for inhaling toxic vapors.

Jackson for failing to appear on a DUI charge.

In addition to the warrants, Parks is now charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.


Jasper Man Arrested in Connection to Home Burglary

JASPER — A Jasper man arrested Thursday on a warrant in connection with a burglary at a home in Jasper earlier this year.

Police say 19-year-old Clint Sadler was involved in stealing over $12,000 in cash old coins and silver certificates from a safe inside the home.

Sadler is charged with felony burglary AND one count of felony theft.

He’s lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.


Patoka 2000 Looking For Donations for Bridge

JASPER — Patoka 2000 needs the public’s help keeping the Patoka River Bridge beautiful!

The group is asking for donations of any amount for decorations and other beautification of the bridge.

Donations can be made in a loved one’s honor or as a tribute to a favorite cause.

For more information, or to donate, contact the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 482 – 6866.


Alcoa Workers Notified They Can Go Back to Work

WARRICK CO. — Warrick County steel workers have formally been notified they’re going back to work.

As we’ve been telling you, the Alcoa aluminum smelter is re-starting,meaning hundreds of union workers who were laid off when the smelter closed can go back to work if they choose to.

The workers were notified just recently.  They have until August 15th to let the union know if they want to go back to work at Alcoa.

Hundreds of employees were laid off back in 2016 when the smelter abruptly closed.



Indiana Senators React to North Korea, China is Key

STATEWIDE — Indiana’s senators say China is the key to defusing a confrontation with North Korea.

North Korea has threatened the U-S before, but this time, intelligence reports say the Communist nation has missiles with enough range to hit the U-S, and has successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for them.

Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly says China needs to make clear it’ll cut financial support to North Korea if its ally doesn’t tone things down. Donnelly says that pressure should include a threat to make China the next target of sanctions if it doesn’t toughen its tolerant attitude toward North Korea.

He notes Korea’s missiles were built with Chinese parts from companies financed by Chinese banks.

Young says the U-S should work with its allies in South Korea and Japan to put forward a credible threat of military force. He and Donnelly both say they want a peaceful diplomatic solution, but warn all options are on the table.

Donnelly says sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council have real teeth, affecting a third of North Korea’s economy. He says one possible option is a naval quarantine, choking off all shipping in or out of North Korea.

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