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Fire victims identified

The Dubois County Coroner released the names of the victims of today’s fatal fire in Jasper. Killed in the fire were 20-year-old Linsey Parsley, her son, 3-year-old Robert Parsley, and her live-in friend, 20-year-old Alex Snedeker. All three victims were found near a window in a room of the apartment. The adults were pronounced dead […]

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Community Corrections director steps down

The Dubois County Community Corrections director, J.P. Weisheit, announced he would be stepping down from his position. Weisheit made the announcement during the five-minute public meeting of the Community Corrections Board Tuesday after a nearly 3-hour executive meeting that was closed to the public. Weisheit accepted a position as a corrections officer. The board approved […]

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Freedom Bank reports scam

Freedom Bank representatives reported that customers have been receiving automated calls purporting to be from Freedom Bank. The bank does not call its customers with an automated service, according to a bank representative. The message customers are receiving states that their debit card has been locked. They are then directed to dial “1” to speak to […]

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Jasper fire claims three lives

Jim O’Neal, WITZ AM/FM News Director contributed to this report Jasper — The Jasper Fire Department is reporting three fatalities in a fire on Third Avenue that occurred Wednesday morning. Authorities have not released the identities of the two adults and one juvenile who perished in the fire in an upstairs apartment at 413 Third Avenue. […]

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County attacks $1.3 million tax revenue shortfall

County Council President Greg Kendall announced Monday night’s meeting could be considered Black Monday due to the recent revelation that the state would be withholding about $1.3 million of tax revenue from the 2015 county budget. The state will send $8.2 million to the county for 2015; $1.3 million less than the $9.5 the county […]

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Orange County homeowner kills intruder during home invasion

Hardinsburg — A home intruder was shot during a struggle involving a knife early Tuesday morning in rural Orange County. According to Detective Craig Starr, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a male subject — later identified as Jacob Grimes, 23, of Paoli — entered the residence at 7909 South County Road 700 East, Hardinsburg. The homeowners, Barry Frost, […]

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Single vehicle accident kills one, sends another to hospital

Jasper — An 18-year-old died in a single-vehicle accident reported Sunday evening. Update: According to authorities, 18-year-old Theodore Boeglin of Timberlin Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained from the crash. Boeglin had been operating a 2003 Dodge Neon when it crashed. The front seat passenger, identified as 19-year-old Justin Wright, of West […]

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A still from the surveillance camera of the man caught taking the donation jar.

Donation jar thief arrested in North Dakota

Jasper police announced the arrest of 35-year-old Eric Baldwin for the theft of the donation jar at the Sternberg Citgo. Arrest made in Sternberg Citgo Donation Jar Theft….Eric Baldwin, age 35, in custody in Hillsboro, North Dakota #longarmofthelaw — Jasper Police Dept. (@JasperCityPD) November 21, 2014 According to police, they sought a felony warrant for Baldwin’s […]

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Jasper’s proposed tax district creates questions and concerns

Officials with several government units affected by a proposed tax-increment finance district were in attendance at Wednesday’s Jasper Common Council meeting. Concerns that the proposed district encompassing a majority of Jasper’s industrial base would detrimentally impact the revenues for those taxing entities have elected officials interested in the process. Representatives from the Dubois County Commissioners and […]

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Foundation announces $100,000 grant for Astra Theatre group

A $100,000 grant through the Dubois County Community Foundation will kickstart fundraising efforts by a new nonprofit seeking to reopen the Astra Theatre in Jasper. The foundation and members of Next Act, Inc., a new nonprofit formed to purchase, refurbish, and maintain the 77-year-old venue, met today in the cold theatre with representatives of the […]

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Braun sworn in as state rep

Indianapolis — State Representative Mike Braun joined fellow legislators at the Statehouse Tuesday, Organization Day, for the first official meeting of the 119th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including eight new Republicans, were sworn in by Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Rep. Braun was elected to represent House District 63, which includes portions of […]

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A still from the surveillance camera of the man caught taking the donation jar.

Police seek identity of donation jar thief

The Jasper Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a donation jar from the counter at Sternberg’s Citgo, 1781 S. U.S. 231. The man stole a jar containing donations meant to help a family with funeral expenses. It was taken November 1. Anyone with information about the theft […]

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Sheriff’s department issues driving warning

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department has responded to several accidents since the snow hit Dubois County overnight. According to the department, deputies have responded to 15 reported accidents or slide offs between 1:45 a..m. and 9:07 a.m. They report that the majority of the snow was in the southern section of the county but the […]

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Mike Jones at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. Jones was awarded the 2014 President's Community Excellence Award.

Jones 2014 recipient of Jasper Chamber President’s Community Excellence Award

Mike Jones looked at Ray Snowden, CEO and President of Memorial Hospital, at his table during the annual Jasper Chamber meeting and mouthed “did you know about this?” Jones had just realized he was being awarded the 2014 President’s Community Excellence Award. The award is given annually to someone who gives generously of their time, talent, […]

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Flags ordered lowered for Hoosier murdered by ISIS

Indianapolis — Governor Mike Pence condemned the tragic murder of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig at the hands of ISIS Sunday. Pence issued the statement following confirmation of Kassig’s murder. “Today, all of Indiana mourns the tragic loss of an inspiring Hoosier and heroic American, Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig. The murder of Indiana’s Abdul-Rahman Kassig at the hands of ISIS terrorists is an unspeakable act […]

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