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LOCAL NEWS: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Man Suffers Health Issue, Crashes and Dies on SR 162

DUBOIS CO. — A medical condition is being blamed for a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon on State Road 162 just south of Schnellville Road.

Police say a male driver had a medical issue while driving causing him to crash down a steep embankment and flip on to its top.

That man, identified as Larry Fogleman, 66 of Greenwood, died a short time later at Memorial Hospital as a result of the medical condition.

A female passenger was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

162 was shut down for about 40 minutes as the scene was cleared.

 

DACA:  Immigration Outreach Program Message to Dubois Co. “Dreamers”

Courtesy: NBC News

DUBOIS CO. — President Donald Trump’s decision yesterday to end the Dreamers Act has immigrants here in Dubois County on edge.

Advocates here at home say immigrants are terrified of what may happen to them.

The Latino and Immigration Outreach program at Saint Benedict in Ferdinand issuing an announcement yesterday to DA-CA holders in Dubois County.

The president’s decision to rescind the Obama – era program won’t take effect for 6 months; the hope being Congress passes legislation to fix the immigration issue first.

But, for now, Sister Joan says applications are still being accepted.

LISTEN:  Sister Joan’s message to “Dreamers” in English

 

LISTEN:  Sister Joan’s message to “Dreamers” in Spanish

If you need help, or have questions, you can TEXT the Immigration program at St. Benedict at (812) 463  –  2898.

 

Huntingburg Elementary Holding Open House

HUNTINGBURG — Huntingburg Elementary is continuing its open house tours this week.

The community is encouraged to come out and see the building and get more information about the school.

The open house began last night.

It continues today and tomorrow from 11 – 1.

No appointment needed.  You can stop by anytime during the set times.

 

Indiana Task Force Returns From Hurricane Ravaged Texas

STATEWIDE — Indiana’s Task Force One is coming home from the flood relief effort in Texas. But the team may have a new assignment soon.

Hurricane Irma, a fierce Category Five storm, is raging toward a possible strike on the coast of Florida. Task Force One spokesman Mike Pruitt says team members expect to hear soon whether they will get that job.

But for now, there’s a chance to rejoin their families and get some rest. Hazardous materials personnel were coming home to Indianapolis Tuesday night.

The water rescue unit is expected back Wednesday afternoon.

Incident support personnel will remain in Texas for now.

 

 

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