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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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  • Sullivan County LEPC makes plans to keep residents safe

    Sullivan County LEPC makes plans to keep residents safe


    By: Dennis Clark

    If a hazardous materials incident occurs, the Sullivan County Local Emergency Planning Committee has … well, a plan in place.“We’ve been around about five or six year now,” SCLEPC chairperson Rob Robertson said following their first meeting of 2015 on Monday. “We try to get plans in place on what we need to do in the county and work with other agencies.”The local LEPC was tasked with developing an emergency response plan to deal with accidental chemical re...

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  • Worthington man arrested for using vehicle to harass his wife, children

    Worthington man arrested for using vehicle to harass his wife, children


    By: Times staff

    A Worthington man faces charges of criminal recklessness and invasion of privacy after police say he tailgated and harassed his wife and two children with a vehicle on SR 48 last week.Mastin Curtis Samm, 31, was arrested around 9:20 p.m. Friday by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department for the incident, which began 9 p.m. on SR 48.The wife called 911 as she was heading west of Jasonville, near Shakamak State Park.Eventually, when the vehicles arrived in Shelburn, the town’s mars...

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  • Briefs: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Briefs: Tuesday, January 27, 2015


    By: Times staff

    [Wheels fall off dually pickup, causing trailer accident near Hymera; Farmersburg man arrested after traffic stop reveals drugs] Wheels fall off dually pickup, causing trailer accident near HymeraPolice are blaming wheels that fell off of a pickup on an early-morning accident that caused the vehicle to flip, injuring two.Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jason Bobbitt was called to the scene around 7:45 a.m. Monday.He said the pickup, which was hauling a flat trailer containin...

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  • 2 arrested following Shelburn meth bust

    2 arrested following Shelburn meth bust


    By: Times staff

    An Indiana State Police raid of a Shelburn residence early Monday resulted in two individuals being arrested on charges related to manufacturing methamphetamine.Bradley Stuck, 57, Shelburn, faces preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, illegal dumping of a controlled waste, maintaining a common nuisance and reckless possession of paraphernalia — all felonies — according to an ISP press release. Also arrested was Jessica Nelson, 24, Bloo...

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  • Bulldogs coast to win over Gibson County

    Bulldogs coast to win over Gibson County


    By: Aaron Kennedy

    The Dugger Union Bulldogs rode a big first-half lead to a 60-50 win over the Gibson County Eagles on Monday night at Dugger.Dugger was red-hot shooting the ball from deep to start the game.Melidian Maze and Grant Sauri nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game. The Bulldogs went on to make five 3s in the first quarter, and eight in the first half, to take a commanding 40-15 lead at halftime. Each of Dugger’s three second-quarter 3s came on consecutive attempts from freshman Arric...

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  • New court officers face high-profile case right from start

    New court officers face high-profile case right from start


    By: Andrew Krull

    The coming criminal proceeding of Johnus Orr, 32, Sullivan for his alleged murder of Tiffanie Adams could be thought of as trial by fire for the new prosecutor and judge — John Springer and H.R. Hunt — who will handle the case.Both say they knew what the jobs entailed when they ran for office.“When I ran for this job, I knew what I was getting into,” said Hunt, who began his first term as Sullivan Superior Court judge on Jan. 1 after his election last November. “...

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  • Plan Commission braces for fallout from blight program, upcoming housing project

    Plan Commission braces for fallout from blight program, upcoming housing project


    By: Harold Bosstick

    When Sullivan County and City officials first learned that over $1.9 million would be made available to purchase and tear down already-selected blighted properties, eyes were turned toward the benefit to the area.Now, the Sullivan City Plan Commission is turning its gaze towards other aspects of the program, as well as the impact an upcoming housing plan may have on the numbers of such houses.Brian Pound, the city’s building commissioner who has spearheaded the joint county-city applica...

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