Local News: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Police:  Woman Drives Drunk, Crashes, Escapes, Then Arrested

HUNTINGBURG — A Huntingburg woman is facing multiple felonies after allegedly crashing in to two cars, drunk, then fleeing the scene.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Monday on U.S. 231 near Phoenix Drive.

Police say 33-year-old Sarah Nicholson was drunk when they caught up with her.

Officers put Nicholson in a squad car.  As police collected evidence, they say the woman was able to escape from the squad car.

She was detained AGAIN, taken to the hospital to be medically cleared, then to the Dubois County Security Center.

She’s charged with driving while intoxicated with a prior in the last 5 years, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, and felony escape and obstruction of justice.


Gibson Co. Deputy / School Officer Arrested for Child Solicitation 

GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. — A Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputy, arrested for child seduction.

29-year-old Daniel Greer, of Princeton, is accused of having sex with two boys on two separate occasions.

The Indiana State Police say Greer, who worked as a school resource officer, was off-duty and not on school grounds when both incidents took place.

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Department began investigating complaints about Greer earlier this year and asked the Indiana State Police to take over the investigation. ISP started working on the case in early June.

Greer was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with two counts of child seduction and count of obstruction of justice. He’s being held without bond in the Knox County Jail.


Staples to Close Jasper Location

JASPER — Another big retailer in Jasper has announced it’s closing its doors.

An employee at Staples confirmed the office supply store on the city’s north side will close September 9th.

The closing comes amid sharp declines and, what the company calls a continued pivot away from brick – and – mortar stores.

Earlier this year, the chain shut 70 stores across the country, citing the same reasons.


Four Dubois Co. Fire Departments Receive Grant Money

DUBOIS CO. — Some grant money is coming to four Dubois County volunteer fire departments.

Our media partner, Matt Crane with the Dubois County Free Press reports, the DNR grants total more than $13,000.

The Celestine and Dubois Volunteer Fire Departments EACH received just over $4,800, Haysville got around $1,400, and the Ireland Volunteer Fire Department received just over $2,000.

The grants go to rural fire departments for training, installation of dry hydrants or for equipment to fight wild – land fires.


Indiana House Passes G.I Reform Package

STATEWIDE — The G.I. bill reform package, pushed by Indiana Congressman Luke Messer, would restore benefits to the 7-thousand Hoosiers veterans who were attending the school prior to its shutdown, allowing them to finish their degrees at another accredited institution.

Congressman Luke Messer, speaking on the House floor Monday, “Our military men and women count on their GI bill benefits to build a career and a life after they serve our country. This bill will make sure they get a chance.”

This package calls full restoration of GI Bill benefits within 90 days to veterans who attended ITT Tech. The bill will now head to the Senate for a vote.

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