Local News: Friday, December 22, 2017

ALERT:  Ferdinand Rd NW Back Open After Accident

FERDINAND — Ferdinand Road North West is back open at this hour following an accident that closed the road this morning.

Responders closed the road just west of the Ferdinand Recycling Center for an inverted vehicle just before 6 a.m.

The driver, we’re told is ok.

No other details have been released.




Two Arrested on Drug and Weapon Charges in Jasper

JASPER — Two people were arrested this week in Holland on weapon and drug charges.

Indiana State Police say a trooper stopped a car for running a stop sign at the intersection Kentucky Street and State Road 161 around 8:10 Wednesday night.

Police noticed suspicious circumstances and called in a K-9 to do a sweep of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to narcotics in the car and troopers did a search.

That’s where they found 4 hand guns… rounds and magazines in addition to 27 grams of meth and a small amount of heroin.

Police say one of the guns was reported stolen out of Vanderburgh County.

29-year-old Tiffany Reed of Jasper and 42-year-old Michael Gross of Santa Claus were arrested and both charged with possession of meth and a narcotic drug and carrying a handgun without a license.

Gross is also charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing the handgun.

Both suspects are out on bond.



Wanted Theft Suspects Identified

JASPER — Jasper Police are thanking the public today for helping to identify two suspects wanted in connection to theft at Walmart.

Police released photos of the male and female yesterday and, within just a couple of hours, someone was able to identify the two.

Their names have not been released yet and no other details have been made available.

We’ll keep our eyes on it for you.




Holiday Travel Could Cause Headaches

NATIONWIDE — A winter storm is moving across the U.S. from the West Coast to the East Coast with the potential to hassle holiday travel.

Meteorologist Gary Best says the storm system will bring snow from New York to Massachusetts and the entire New England area. Best says the snow will change to sleet and freezing rain Friday night and rain on Saturday.

He says the rain will stretch from southern New England into the mid-Atlantic. Best says the rain could be heavy at times across West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Showers and thunderstorms could hit Louisiana and southeast Texas.

Behind the system, there could be snow in southeast Missouri, central and northern Indiana and northwest Ohio Saturday morning.



Heating Assistance Available to Low Income Families

AREA WIDE — The coldest air of the season is expected to begin filtering in next week, and for those who can’t afford heat, help is available.

The Low Income Heating Assistance Program continues to help needy families keep their utility from being disconnected in the cold winter months.

In Dubois County, the Tri-Cap office manages the program.

People in Crawford, Perry and Spencer counties should go through the Licoln Hills Development Corporation in Tell City.

To get more information and learn how to sign up, call 1 (800) 382 – 9895 or visit www.incap.org

The heating assistance program runs through March 15th.


Dubois County Habitat Accepting Applications

DUBOIS CO. — Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for its 2018 family partner.

Habitat partners with local families through sweat equity to build homes for families in need here in Dubois County.

Applications can be printed at www.duboishabitat.org  or you can pick up an application at the ReStore in Huntingburg.















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