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Five Indiana Conservation Officers are certified to begin use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) to assist with search and rescue situations. The DNR Law Enforcement Division is the first to have endorsement for use of the two SUAS machines. They hope to add more units in the future for quick assistance with locating lost children MORE >
A Jasper man is facing charges following his involvement in the November 13 crash that killed three members of the Rinehart family of Newburgh. 19 year old Mason Hartke of Jasper is currently free on bond after being placed in Greene County Custody early Saturday morning. Hartke is facing six felonies – three counts of operating MORE >
Funeral Services for 95 year old Mildred Hagedown Leggett, of Santa Claus, will be held at 10:00am CST on Wednesday, November 23rd at St. Nicholas Church in Santa Claus with burial to follow in Saint Meinrad Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 23rd from 8:00am CST until time of services at the church.
WITZ/WQKZ and German American presented the Hadi Shriners with a check for $10,726 for their Local Transportation Fund. WITZ/WQKZ and German American have partnered together for 16 years to collect donations to aid the Shriners in getting children to and from appointments, treatments and other necessary medical care at Shriners Hospitals.
WITZ Radio was presented with the Radio Market 2 “Station of the Year” Award at the 2016 Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Awards in Indianapolis on Thursday, November 18th, 2016. The Spectrum Awards recognize the best in Radio and TV broadcasting throughout the state of Indiana. WITZ General Manger Gene Kuntz said “I’m extremely proud of our MORE >
After emptying our pocketbooks on Black Friday, it’s time to dig up what we have left and support our local entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday. Members of the Jasper Business Association use Thanksgiving weekend as a time to “kick off” their extended hours for the Christmas shopping season. Most stores will be open on Friday MORE >
A deer crossing caused a crash on US 50 in Martin County Tuesday evening. Trooper Andrew Beaver observed a two vehicle crash while patrolling US 50. When he came on the scene, Trooper Beaver found a pick-up truck on its side and an SUV in the roadway. Deanna Smith, 41, of Shoals was westbound and Jason Robbins MORE >
A 7-year-old boy shot his father Sunday after getting into an argument. Charles Yancey, 37, and Ruby Yancey, 34 of Johnson County were placed under arrest for charges of neglect after the boy shot his father in the wrist. The boy told police he was upset about spending the weekend with his father. The father MORE >
An afternoon crash on South State Road 161 lead to the arrest of a Holland resident. At 1:27 p.m., Justin Hinton of Kentucky was struck while parked on the side of State Road 161 just south of Holland. He was waiting for assistance for two flat tires. Kassandra Berger, 18, of Holland allegedly fell asleep while traveling north MORE >
At least one person was killed in a rural house explosion in Owen County Wednesday. At around 12:30 p.m. near State Road 46 and County Line Road, dispatchers were called to the scene. There were originally no injuries reported. By 4:00 p.m., officials were able to confirm that one person, whose identity has not been MORE >