Local News: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Scam Alert:  Jasper Utility Customers Warned

JASPER — Jasper Municipal Utilities are warning customers of a potential phone scam.

The scammer calls from a number that looks like it’s from the utility company.

The person on the phone says the victim owes money and will be disconnected if it’s not paid.

Jasper Utilities does NOT make phone calls prior to disconnecting service and will never ask for payment information over the phone.

Disconnection notices are in writing only.

DO NOT give out personal information over the phone.


Dubois Co. Group Awarded Drug-Free Grant

DUBOIS CO. — Dubois County CARES will be receiving the Drug–Free Communities grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The local coalition empowers Dubois County teens to be drug and alcohol free.

The group will receive $125,000 a year for the next five years to help support its mission.

The group says it will use the money on a coordinator for the group.

Additionally, the funds will go to increase the number of volunteer stakeholders as well as providing more professional development within the group and the community.


Man Arrested For Making Bomb, Warrant For Mom’s Arrest

PRINCETON — Police in Princeton have arrested a man for making a bomb back in July and a warrant is out for his mother.

Police say 28-year-old Gregory Wood used electrical tape and fireworks to build a bomb.

His mother, 50-year-old Lorrie Wood is accused of throwing the bomb out of her car window while in route to the county courthouse.

The son is charged with unauthorized manufacture of a destructive device.

The mother has a warrant for unauthorized possession of a destructive device.

Expect Tight Security at Upcoming Garth Brooks Show

INDIANAPOLIS — The mass shooting at a Las Vegas Country Music festival has IMPD and Banker’s Life Fieldhouse working together to figure out better security measures for when Garth Brooks comes to town.

IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams calls the Vegas massacre “tragic” and with that, you can expect to see an “increased presence” downtown this weekend.

“We’re very fortunate to have a relationship with our large event venues,” Adams says. “We will continue to have discussions as we’ve had and will have in the coming days to discuss what we need to address or plans that we need to adjust.”

Garth Brooks is planning to perform five shows in a span of four days at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Over 70,000 tickets have been sold.


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