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March 15th 8 am Newscast

Here’s the 8 am Newscast on WITZ.  Click on the link below to listen: Mar15EightAMNewscast

Holland Town Council Meeting

The Holland Town Council met Wednesday evening and accepted Town Marshall Josh Hemmer’s resignation.  His last day will be March 21st. Hemmer was hired by the Board of Works & Safety last week as the new police officer with Huntingburg Police Department. Holland Town President Tom Thacker says that they discussed replacing Hemmer with a MORE >

Officer Drew Resigns from Jasper Police Dept

Jasper Officer Dave Drew, who was under consideration for termination as a Jasper Police Officer has resigned effective Thursday. The action comes the day before Drew’s employment was to be terminated by a special meeting of the Jasper Board of Works & Safety on Friday at 11:30 am. Drew was the subject of an investigation MORE >

Senator Hume Bill for Veterans Approved in House

The House of Representatives recently approved a proposal authored by Democrat State Senator Lindel Hume of Princeton that would allow veterans to become certified as emergency medical providers if they have previous medical training. Hume had this to say about the bill that is ready for the Governor’s signature: Senate Bill (SB) 290 is a MORE >

Dubois Fire Run to Varner Residence

The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire in the 8000 block of North Hillham Road South Tuesday evening at 8:13 pm. Firefighters found a house fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.  The homeowners, Eugene and Francine Varner were having dinner when they noticed smoke in the residence. Mr. Varner stated MORE >

South Spencer Student Killed in Accident

The death of 18 year old Jacob Hamilton, a student at South Spencer High School, Tuesday has sparked a petition drive to put up a stoplight at the intersection of SR 66 and Orchard Road near Reo. The accident happened when Hamilton allegedly pulled out in front of a semi truck in his car and MORE >

Ferdinand Town Council Meeting

The Ferdinand Council met Tuesday night for their regular monthly meeting.  During departmental reports, Police Chief Ted Bieker asked the Council if he could begin the selection process for his open position in the department.  The opening came about due to the sudden resignation and departure of officer Donna Abrams last month. Bieker reports that he MORE >

Local Police Departments Find Ammo More Expensive and Harder to Find

From the Dubois County Free Press: Jasper Police Chief Michael Bennett presented quotes to purchase ammunition for duty and training to the Jasper Board of Public Works this morning. The national demand for ammunition due to speculation on coming federal mandates is being felt by local law enforcement. The low bid came in from Kiesler Police MORE >

Father John Boeglin in Vatican City

Father John Boeglin of Holy Family Catholic Church is in Vatican City in Rome right now and supplied to us an update as he arrived with his tour group. Boeglin says the scene is pretty wild in St. Peter’s Square:   Boeglin also says that he doesn’t think the selection of the new Pope will MORE >

Former Boy Scout Leader Pleads Guilty

No victims have come forward in the case against Ryan Bieler, the 33 year old former Ireland resident who was charged last November in a federal exploitation case. U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett was in Jasper at 1:30 this (Tuesday) afternoon to announce that Bieler has agreed to plead guilty to one count of possessing sexually MORE >

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