LOCAL NEWS: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Trial Date Set for Warrick Co. Murder Suspect

WARRICK CO. — A trial date has been set for the man accused of murdering an ISU student in Warrick County earlier this year.

Isaiah Hagan is charged with the murder and robbery of Halee Ratheber near the Alcoa Soccer Complex.

Autopsy reports show the student was shot.

Hagan is also charged with obstruction of justice.

He’s set to go to trial on October 17th.


Local & State Crews Now in Florida Helping With Relief Efforts

ORANGE CO. FL — Many residents in Florida are returning home to begin the process of cleaning up and rebuilding.

Meanwhile, Indiana power crews are on the ground in some of the hardest hit areas today.

As we’ve been reporting, Dubois R.E.C crews have been sent to the disaster zone to help restore power to the millions still without.

Another Hoosier Utility, Duke Energy,  sent teams to help with recovery efforts.

In addition to the power crews, Indiana governor Eric Holcomb has deployed a 120 National Guard troops to assist in the storm ravaged south.


Officials Urge Caution As Fall Harvest Approaches

DUBOIS CO. — The fall harvest season is nearly upon us and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch wants you to be alert, slow down, and share the road with farm equipment.

Nearly 14 million acres of farmland will be harvested this year across Indiana.

During harvest, you’ll likely encounter slow moving farm equipment on area roadways.

Crouch says, be patient.  Most farmers will pull over when they are able to safely let you pass.

Also, be sure to reduce your speed, especially near area farms.

Equifax Hack Leaves 3.8 Million Hoosiers Vulnerable 

STATEWIDE — Three-quarters of Indiana adults may be affected by the Equifax hack.

Deputy attorney general Betsy Isenberg says the credit-rating agency estimates three-point-eight-million Hoosiers may have had their credit information stolen.

An app on the company’s website is supposed to tell you whether you’re among the victims, but tests have found it just says yes no matter what you type in. Indiana law requires companies to notify customers if their information is hacked. Isenberg says there’s been no determination of whether the website by itself meets that requirement.

Isenberg says contrary to some reports, you don’t forfeit a potential right to sue if you accept the company’s offer of credit monitoring. The company says that’s a misinterpretation of a clause that applies only to the monitoring itself.

Isenberg says to watch your bank and credit card statements closely, and suggests a credit freeze so no one opens an account in your name. If that does happen, though, you don’t have many options. Identity thieves are often from other countries and hard to prosecute. The attorney general’s office does offer advice on how to straighten out your debts and credit rating if someone else runs up charges in your name.

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