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Local News: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jasper Man Arrested for Home Burglary

JASPER — A  Jasper teen is behind bars accused in a home burglary weeks ago.

Police say 19-year-old Logan Sager broke in to the home and stole more than $12,000, silver certificates and old coins from a safe in the home.

Police say the investigation is on – going and other arrests are expected.

Jasper Man Arrested on Meth Charges

JASPER — A Jasper man was arrested yesterday on meth charges following a disturbance at an apartment.

It happened around 3 yesterday afternoon in an apartment above Jay’s Computers in Jasper.

Police say when they arrived, they discovered Tyler Letterman of Jasper had two smoking devices in his pockets, with a small amount of methamphetamine inside.

Letterman is charged with possession of meth and the paraphernalia.

 

Jasper on List of Top 10 Safest Cities in Indiana

JASPER — The city of Jasper has been named one of the safest cities in Indiana.

Safe Wise, a home security and safety consulting firm, placed Jasper on the Top 10 Safest Cities List due to the reduction in violent and property crimes.

Jasper Police Chief Mike Bennett said in a statement the ranking shows a collaborative effort between Jasper Police and the community.

That relationship, the chief says, inspires officers to do the best job they can to keep the community safe.

Mayor Terry Seitz echoed those thoughts and added, “We build strong community policing from the foundations of a strong community.”

 

Gov. Keeps Eye on Health Bill, Impacts on Indiana

STATEWIDE — The Holcomb administration is keeping an eye on efforts to craft a health care bill — and what it might cost Indiana.

Several states have publicly released their calculations of what the health care bill would cost them. Democrats have criticized Governor Holcomb for not following suit . Holcomb says Indiana hasn’t done so because the bill keeps changing, and those changes all affect the bottom line.

The current law gives Indiana more than a billion dollars a year to expand Medicaid — different versions of the new bill have different timelines for phasing out that spending. Holcomb notes the amount of money set aside to combat opioid addiction has also varied wildly.

Holcomb says he’ll “express how we feel about the bill and what impact it will have on Hoosiers” once he’s satisfied a bill will actually come to a vote — which he cautions might not happen.

Senate Republicans plan to unveil their latest version on Thursday.

  • Media Partner, Network Indiana, contributed to this story.

 

 

 

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