Local News: Friday, February 23, 2018

Dubois County Roads CLOSED Due to High Water

Updated information as of 8:00 p.m. Friday 2/23

 Madison Township

  • CR 800 W       – North of CR 300 S – River Bottoms
  • CR 150 S        – West of Old Huntingburg Road
  • Ell Creek Rd.  – North of CR 400 S


Bainbridge Township

  • Meridian Road – South of SR 162
  • Old Huntingburg Rd. – South of SR 162

Jackson Township

  • CR 230 S –  East of SR 162

 Patoka Township

  • CR 400 S        – West of Ell Creek Road
  • CR 400 S        – East of U.S. 231
  • Old Road 64   – West of Patoka Road
  • 1st Street        – Huntingburg West of CR 75 West
  • Ferdinand Rd NW  –  2 Places East of CR 200 West

 Forecasters Watching Significant Flood Potential For Our Area

AREA-WIDE:The next round of heavy rain is moving through the area today.

A Flood Watch remains in effect.  A Flood Warning on area rivers.

We would see anywhere between a half inch to just over an inch through tonight and an even more soaking rain moves in on Saturday.

Meteorologists warn near major to major flooding may occur this weekend going through next week, forcing road closures and possibly affecting residential areas.

In the latest update from the weather service, meteorologists say flooding could exceed the levels the area saw during last year’s flooding.


 Two Men Beat Another Man with Clubs, Rammed Car

JASPER — Two men are in the Dubois County Jail after police say they beat a man with clubs after ramming his car.

Those men are Travis and Brandon Karns.

Police got a call just before 2 yesterday morning that their car was chasing another car near the Y in Jasper.

Officers say Travis was driving.

He rammed the car he was chasing several times until it had to pull over on U.S. 231.

The two men then got out and allegedly hit the driver with wooden and metal clubs.

Before they arrested them, investigators found pot, meth, and pills in Karns’s vehicle.

The man they hit wasn’t severely injured.

Jasper Man Jailed on Battery, Strangulation Charges

JASPER — A Jasper man is in jail today following a battery.

Police were called to an apartment in the 4,000 Block of West 4th Street around 9:30 yesterday morning when a neighbor called 911 to report the assault.

When officers arrived, they heard arguing and made contact with the suspect, 25-year-old Alex Wagner.

During the course of their investigation, officers learned Wagner allegedly battered, strangled and kept the woman from leaving the apartment.

Police add Wagner did not live in the apartment with the female.

He’s charged with Battery, Strangulation, Criminal Confinement and Disorderly Conduct.


Two Men Arrested For Theft

JASPER — Police were called to St. Vincent Depaul yesterday regarding theft of items from their drop box off of Meridian Road.

Footage from security cameras gave officers a lead and they caught up with 2 males believed to be involved.

During the investigation, police discovered Chad Klein allegedly took items twice as John Bickwemert drove the truck.

The two are roommates.

Police say items stolen include a loveseat, 2 lamps, 2 pictures, a backpack, trash can, numerous items of clothing, bedrails and wood blanking.

Both men were arrested and charged with theft.

Most of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the store.

ISP to Conduct March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day Patrols

STATEWIDE —  Indiana State Police will be stepping up patrols next month for the agency’s annual March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day drunk and dangerous driving campaign.


Police say, they know people will be celebrating during those big celebrations next month, but Lt. Richard Kivitt reminds you, “drive sober, or get pulled over.”

During the March enforcement blitz, police will be utilizing checkpoints and saturation patrols to stop dangerous or impaired drivers.

Remember, aggressive, distracted and impaired driving reduces your reaction times to unexpected slowed traffic, bicycles and pedestrians.


Huntingburg Police Warn of IRS Scam

HUNTINGBURG — Police are warning area residents about an old tax scam is reportedly surfacing again this tax season.

Huntingburg Police say they have received multiple calls in recent days regarding an IRS Scam.

Not many details are being released about the nature of the scam, but police say the scam comes up every year at tax time.

Huntingburg Police remind you never give out your personal information over the phone, e-mail or through social media.



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