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Local News: Monday, August 7, 2017

Two Killed in Moped Crash Near Ireland Identified

IRELAND — Indiana State Police have released the names of the two people killed Saturday in a crash involving a moped west of Ireland.

26-year-old James Posey of Jasper, and his passenger, 25-year-old Ashley Stephens, also of Jasper, were killed when they stopped their moped in the middle of County Road 600 West.

The driver of a truck couldn’t stop in time to avoid hitting the moped.

One rider was thrown from the bike.  The other was pinned under the truck after being dragged about 200 feet.

Posey was pronounced dead at the scene.  Stephens was taken to a hospital where she died a short time later.

 

Leopold Man Killed in Saturday ATV Accident

LEOPOLD — A Perry County man was killed over the weekend in an ATV accident.

54-year-old Donald Gill of Leopold was found pinned under his Polaris Ranger ATV around 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

Police say he wasn’t wearing a helmet or protective gear.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Woman Arrested After Battery at Strassenfest

JASPER — A Huntingburg woman is in jail after another woman says she was attacked in an alley during Strassenfest.

Police say it happened Friday night near the town square where Strassenfest celebrations were going on.

No details have been released, but police arrested 19-year-old Hanna Fleck of Huntingburg.

She’s charged with Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

 

Jasper Man’s Bizarre Arrest Leads to Prostitution Charges

JASPER — A Jasper man is in jail, charged with prostitution and other charges in a bizarre case over the weekend.

Police were called to a home in the 2,000 block of Newton Street yesterday after John Layman of Jasper called 911 saying he was being held against his will.

Officers responded  but left after there was no answer at the door and no sounds or light coming from the home.

Police say Layman called 911 again later in the day saying his girlfriend was holding him against his will.

Fearing for the man’s safety, police attempted to force entry when no one answered the second time.

That’s when police say Layman said he was just kidding.

Police believed the man was drunk, so he was taken to Memorial Hospital to get checked out.  That’s when things went from bad to worse.

Police say Layman offered a police officer $100 to perform a sex act on him.

He’s charged with prostitution for that.

He’s also charged with false informing and unlawful reporting on a 911 System.

 

Huntingburg Won’t Have to Give Back Extra Grant Money

HUNTINGBURG —   The city of Huntingburg won’t lose the $74,000 in money left over from last year’s Community Crossings grant.

Our friends at the Free Press report it was originally thought the city would have to give the extra money back, but the city went to INDOT for clarification.

INDOT told city leaders the city can be used for ANY project listed in the grant, not just one project.

The extra $74,000 came up after the city decided to put the 12th Street Project on hold after it became more expensive than originally thought.

 

Back-to-School for Dubois Co. Students Thursday

COUNTY-WIDE — Dubois County students are going back to school this week.

Greater Jasper, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Dubois Schools will welcome back their students for the first day of classes this Thursday.

Southeast Dubois Middle and High School students are getting new devices this year.

Students with last names beginning with the letters L to Z pick up their devices today.

Tomorrow will be a make up day for device pick up.

Students must have a guardian present to pick up those devices.

 

TRAFFIC ALERT:  CR 850 S. Closing Today for Bridge Replacement

COUNTY-WIDE — Beginning today, County Road 850 SOUTH will be closed from 75 EAST to Ferdinand Road NW for bridge replacement.

The bridge is located about half a mile EAST of Ferdinand Road NW.

It will be closed for about 3 months.

Be sure to find another route.

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