LOCAL NEWS: Monday, October 9, 2017

Argument Lands 2 in Jail on Drug Charges

JASPER — A verbal argument over the weekend lands two Jasper women in jail on drug charges.

Police were called out to a home in the 1,000 block of Main Street around 1:00 Saturday morning on a report of a verbal dispute.

When officers arrived, they say 32-year-old Ashley Childress and 37-year-old Tonya Gunn appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

A search of the women’s property turned up paraphernalia and used syringes.

Gunn is charged with possession of paraphernalia.

Childress with felony possession of the syringes.


Local Dentist & Wife Back in Court on Felony Charges

JASPER — It’s back to court today for the Huntingburg dentist and his wife accused of locking a child in a cage.

Alan and Aimee Friz have been held without bond since being arrested last week.

A Dubois County judge will consider bond during today’s hearing.

Court documents allege the couple locked one of their children in a cage with a mattress.

There was a pan to use the bathroom in and the name of that child was placed on the outside of the cage.

The well-known Huntingburg couple is charged with neglect and criminal confinement.

Prosecutors say more charges could be filed.



Jasper Chamber to Host Small Biz Workshop

JASPER — Jasper small businesses will be the focus of an upcoming Chamber workshop.

The Jasper Chamber of Commerce will team up with the Small Business Development Center for the program.

It’s for anyone looking to start a small business locally or those looking for help with their existing endeavors.

The Launching Your Own Business Workshop will be held Monday, October 16th from 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce office on West 6th Street.

There is a $35 registration fee, which includes a comprehensive workbook.

Register no later than tomorrow – October 10th by calling the Chamber at (812) 482 – 6866

LISTEN:  Nancy Eckerly with the Jasper Chamber discusses workshop and local small business impacts


Archery Season Begins, Use Caution in Tree Stands

STATE WIDE–Archery season started last weekend for deer hunters in Indiana, and if you plan to be out in the woods, you might want to invest in some new equipment, especially if you’re going to be in a a tree stand.

Capt. Bill Brown, with the Dept. of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, said last weekend there were at least two tree stand accidents. He said if you fall out of a stand, or if your stand falls with you in it, it could mean a life-long injury.

“We’re trying to stress tree stand safety. It is our number one hunting accident that we face every year,” said Brown, “about 22 people per year, as an average.”

Brown said new technology can help keep you safer if you fall. He was a guest on Indiana Outdoors, with Bryan Poynter.

“Those full body harnesses that they’re making right now, you can hang up there for a long period of time and it doesn’t pinch off any of your circulation, like those old- I used a seatbelt for a while, too, the ones that hook around your waste,” said Brown.

He said the new harnesses can even let you down slowly, all the way to the ground.

“With these technologies, there’s no sense in any of our hunters getting hurt while in the field. Let’s go ahead and get those.”



















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In other news —


Thousands were expected in Jasper over the weekend for the I-S-S-M-A Scholastic Finals —


— but Mother Nature put a snag in those plans.


Jasper — Forest Park and Southridge were forced to cancel their performances because of the heavy rain.


Northeast Dubois Marching Jeeps were able to go on — however.


They received a gold rating.


The Jeeps advance to the finals — October 21st.




In your Eye on Washington Report —


The Trump administration is undoing the Obama-era policy —-


— requiring employer-provided benefits include birth control.


Kurt Darling with what it means for you –


— and how Indiana lawmakers are reacting.


<< PKG – Messer – Birth Control >>








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