LOCAL NEWS: Monday, October 30, 2017

BREAKING NEWS — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been told to surrender to police as he faces charges is connection to Russian election meddling.

Rick Gates, a business associate of Mr. Trump, is being told to surrender


Man Charged With Burglary in Connection to Birdseye Murder

BIRDSEYE — An Eckerty man has been arrested on burglary charges stemming from the murder of Darin Atkins in Birdseye in July.

Police say Quentin McMickle wore plastic bags on his hands and feet as he cleaned up the murder scene.

Investigators say McMickle has denied being in the crime scene.

McMickle is also charged with obstruction of justice.

No one has been charged with Atkins’ murder.


Listner Found Guilty on Child Molesting Charges

DUBOIS COUNTY — Guilty of child molesting …. A Dubois County jury handed down that verdict last week against 36-year-old Douglas Listner of Jasper.

Court documents show Listner molested a victim under the age of 14 between 2015 and May of last year.

He was also found guilty of voyeurism charges.

He’ll be sentenced November 21st.



Warrick County Drug Roundup Nets 16 Arrests

WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. — Over a dozen people arrested in a drug round-up in Warrick County.

16 people to be exact and they were arrested at various homes around Warrick County Friday afternoon.

This after an investigation by Boonville Police, the sheriff’s department and the US Marshall’s Task Force.

The men and women arrested ranging in age from 19 to 63-years-old, all face a long list of charges including: dealing methamphetamine and marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.


Dubois County Trick-or-Treating Times

COUNTYWIDE — Tomorrow is Halloween and Dubois County trick-or-treaters will be out over the next two evenings.

Holland will hold trick-or-treating tonight (Monday) from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m.

Tomorrow, the Dubois Annual Halloween Parade at Dubois Middle School kicks off at 6:30.

Trick-or-treating in Ferdinand will take place tomorrow from 5:00 to 8 p.m.

Huntingburg from 5:30 until 8 p.m.

And Jasper from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Be sure to use extra caution the next two nights with all of the kiddos out on the streets.


Dubois Co. High School Marching Bands Headed to State

FERDINAND — The Forest Park Marching Rangers are headed to the state marching band finals this weekend in Indianapolis.

They join the Jasper Marching Wildcats and Southridge Marching Raiders in competing this weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium for that state title.

I will be traveling with our local teams.

We’ll have full coverage on-air Saturday and on our WITZ Facebook page.

We want to wish all of our Dubois County marching band teams the very best of luck this weekend in Indianapolis.


Poverty Up in Many Hoosier Cities

STATEWIDE — — Poverty in many Indiana cities is on the rise, according to a new study.

One of the lead researchers for the local think tank, The Sagamore Institute, is the former police chief for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Troy Riggs.

An individual is considered to be living in poverty if they make less than $11,000 per year.

The study shows poverty is up in 11 of Indiana’s major cities. It’s the highest in Bloomington, with 38-percent of residents there making less than $11,000 a year. Gary has the second highest poverty rate at 37-percent.

In Indianapolis, 21-percent are living in poverty, up from just 11-percent in 2000.

“That equates to over 175,000 Indianapolis residents,” Riggs said. “Thirty percent of which are children. I think that should galvanize all of us to do more.”

Wheeler Mission is an organization that serves the homeless population of central Indiana.

Steve Kerr, the chief development officer of Wheeler Mission said they primarily see two groups of people coming for food and shelter: A younger population addicted to drugs, and an older population who have just lost their jobs.

“That blue collar is falling way below and that’s what drives people to unfortunately become homeless,” Kerr said.

  • WITZ is an affiliate of Network Indiana News.














Now to local Ag news —


The Purdue Extension Office and Dubois Strong are once again teaming up for this year’s Southwest Indiana Ag Summit in November.


The summit is geared toward updating local producers —

— Ag business and financial institutions —-


— on the latest in economic programs and opportunities for those involved in farming.


The summit will be held November 17th from 8-30 a-m until 1 p-m. . .


… and the Vincennes University Jasper Campus —

— in the technology building.


Call Dubois Strong to register.  The deadline is November 6th.

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Meanwhile —

Police in Huntingburg — asking for the public’s help in a hit-and-run investigation.


It happened at 2-50 a-m in the 3 hundred block of East Third Street Sunday.


Police say a parked 20-17 Ford Focus was totaled in that crash.


The driver left the car at the crash scene and fled on foot.


The car belongs to a leasing company —

— so police have no solid leads at this time.


The driver — and a passenger — are believed to have injuries sustained in the crash.


Anyone with information should contact Huntingburg Police.

In other news —-


Poverty in many Indiana cities is on the rise, according to a new study.


Kurt Darling reports….


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In news for your health —


Flu season is approaching —


— and the Health Department is reminding you —


— it’s not too early to get that flu shot.


Donna Odeing with the Dubois County Health Department —


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Flu shots are available at the health department daily from 8 till 11 a-m


—-and again —–


—–from 1 – 3 p.m.


Most insurance is accepted.  No appointment is needed.



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