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Local News: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Huntingburg Man Charged With Battering Child

HUNTINGBURG — A Huntingburg man has been arrested on charges of battering a child.

Police were called to the area of the Huck’s gas station, Monday, in response to a possible battery victim.

Police were originally told the 2-year-old fell.  But, as the investigation continued, it became clear the injuries were consistent with the child being battered.

The child was taken to Memorial Hospital and the suspect taken to the Dubois County Security Center.

Gage LeMay is now charged with felony battery on a child 14-years-old or younger.

Investigators to Give Update on Homicide

DUBOIS CO. — Investigators with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department have informed us they will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) to address developments in the murder investigation of Darin Atkins near Birdseye.

Sgt. Tom Klienhelter, the lead investigator on the case, will address the media tomorrow at 2 pm at the sheriff’s department.

I will be at the briefing and will have the very latest information on-air and here on our website.

 

One Killed in Pike County House Fire

PETERSBURG — Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that killed one person Monday in a home just south of Petersburg.

Firefighters were called to the home in the 1700 block of West County Road 200 North just before NOON yesterday.

We’ve learned two people made it out of the house.  One person did not, however.

The woman who died in the blaze has not been identified publicly but we do know she went BACK into the burning home to get some items she never made it back out.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but officials say foul play is NOT expected.

They believe the fire was accidental.

Jasper Fire Dept. Gets New Squad Truck

JASPER — The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department is replacing one of the most – used vehicles in its fleet.

The department  took delivery of its new Fire Rescue truck Friday.

It replaces Squad ONE, which has been in service since 1995.

The new unit has improved lighting, additional tools and other technology needed at emergency scenes.  It comes with a price tag of over $577,000.

The new rescue truck will make its debut in this year’s Strassenfest Parade.

It will officially be dedicated during a ceremony in front of the Jasper City Hall on Wednesday EVENING, August 23rd at 6:30.

The new truck will then be placed into duty at Jasper Fire Station 1 on East 6th Street.

The current Squad ONE will be used as a back up at Fire Station 2.

 

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