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‘Bad blood’: Richmond couple accused of gunning down friend after fall out, court docs reveal
RICHMOND, Ind. — Court documents reveal how bad blood turned into bloodshed after a woman caused a rift between two Richmond men who once were friends. Now one is dead and the other is accused of pulling the trigger. Earl Juston Ray, 35, is charged with murder in addition to one count of burglary resulting […]
Traffic stop leads to narcotic arrest
According to a press release from the Liberty Police Department, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, while conducting speed enforcement near US 27 North and North Market Street, Officer Brandon Creech observed a vehicle driving over the posted 55MPH zone. Creech conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and, after a short investigation, resulted in the discovery of narcotics, including cocaine and open alcohol containers. The driver was identified as Tyreke Braxton of Richmond, arrested and booked into the Union County Jail for -
🚓 Richmond man charged with murder Wednesday in 2022 shooting
Ahh, March. The farewell of winter and the beginning of spring, Easter, and Women's History Month. It's also the beginning of the spring seasons for baseball and softball, as Earlham College will field a softball team for the first time in 31 years this Saturday (more on that in today's feature below).
EMPLOYEE: WERNLE TO FULLY CLOSE IN 30 DAYS
(Richmond, IN)--Wernle Youth and Family Services has not yet confirmed, but multiple people – including an employee – said Thursday night the Wernle employees were informed earlier Thursday that the facility would close entirely in 30 days. Back in January, Wernle had announced that it would end its residential services but would transition into an outpatient facility. Now, it appears that won’t happen and that a Richmond organization that had survived 140 years through two world wars and a depression could not survive sanctions issued by the state over repeated violations in the last five years. The Kicks 96 and 101.7 The Point report on what brought about the last round of sanctions has now been pushed back to next week.
MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING PURSUIT
(Richmond, IN)--A Richmond man with a history of fleeing police was jailed Wednesday for leading officers on another pursuit. 32-year-old Kory Owens was taken into custody near the intersection of North West 18th and Main after a short chase. An undisclosed of marijuana was located. Nine years ago, Owens was sentenced to 14 years in prison after shooting a teen in the leg. He had led police on another chase in the same general area of the city and threw cocaine and Xanax out of a vehicle during that pursuit. Owens posted bond and was free Thursday morning.
Eclipsing the sky in Union County
On April 8, 2024, a rare and spectacular celestial event, a total solar eclipse, is set to occur. This stunning phenomenon will be visible from a narrow path that stretches across North America, offering viewers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the moon completely block out the sun and plunge the environment into darkness. Liberty will begin totality at 3:07:54. The duration will be 3m 31s.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.21 and $3.49 in Richmond as of 2024-03-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.331, a week ago the price is $3.267 , according to AAA.
RCS OUTLINES USES FOR McBRIDE STADIUM
(Richmond, IN)--After formally acquiring McBride Stadium and some surrounding athletic fields earlier this week, Richmond Community School has now released a statement talking about some of the stadium’s uses. RCS says the stadium will host both baseball and softball teams, but will also be open to the public for various recreational activities including youth leagues, summer camps, and community tournaments. It will also host non-sports-related entertainment events. It will not be hosting the Richmond Jazz – at least this year. The Jazz have suspended their upcoming season. A cleanup day at McBride is set for Saturday.
RADAR-INDICATED ROTATION PROMPTS EARLY MORNING TORNADO WARNING
(Whitewater Valley)--A line of strong thunderstorms passed through the Whitewater Valley early Wednesday morning and prompted a tornado warning for several counties, include Wayne. The warning, which came at around 3:40 Wednesday morning, was not based on any actual tornado sighting but rather on radar-indicated rotation. Wayne County’s only reported significant result of the storm was a transformer that blew and brought lines down across U.S. 40 near Hiser Station Road. 40 was closed while that issue was addressed. In Preble County, tight rotation was indicated by radar in an area between Eaton and Lakengren, but no damage was reported.
Local county preparing for economic boom during total solar eclipse
We are a little more than five weeks away from the total solar eclipse in the Miami Valley.
WATCH: Two men arrested after Middletown church break-in, 25-mile car chase
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - Michael Bledsoe is an employee at the Calvary Tabernacle Church in Middletown. Tuesday was a day of work he will never forget. While Bledsoe was working inside the church, he said two men broke into the building. What happened next was a standoff in a church hallway, a 25-mile car chase into Preble County and one of the two suspects turning on the other one.
Wildcats smash Spartans by 21
CONNERSVILLE - Behind a game-high 23 points by Isaiah Kemp and 15 more for senior Eli Butt - before a slight injury ended his night prematurely - the Franklin County Wildcats secured a 57-36 victory over Connersville at the Spartan Bowl Thursday in a Beat Cancer in 4 Quarters rescheduled matchup. This was FC's largest margin of victory in the annual series in 23 seasons and first win over CHS in four years.
Man sentenced to 39 years for helping teen hide guns after deadly shooting
Earlier this month, a Henry County jury found Lindsay Willoughby guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
WALTON STEPS DOWN FROM RCS BOARD
(Richmond, IN)--The Richmond Community School Board met Wednesday afternoon. And, in that meeting, one Board member announced his resignation. Brad Walton is stepping down, but he’s not going far. He will become an RCS employee as he becomes the Director of Facilities Management. Walton had served on the RCS Board for 7 ½ years. The remaining Board members will have 30 days to find a replacement.
FIRE DESTROYS AUTO REPAIR GARAGE
(Richmond, IN)--Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that broke out Monday morning on the west end of New Paris Pike in Richmond. "It was a garage where they do maintenance work to vehicles," explained Battalion Chief Eric Holmes. The fire had a good head start. "It was fully involved when we arrived," Holmes added. The structure was a total loss. There were no injuries. Smoke from the fire could be seen from Richmond’s east-side shopping areas.
60-year-old Detroit women charged for stealing 30 houses
(The Center Square) – A 60-year-old Detroit woman was charged with conspiring to steal 30 houses from low-income people facing potential tax foreclosure. Zina Thomas was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for her role in a fraud scheme that stole houses from dozens of Detroiters.
RICHMOND SHOOTER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS
(Richmond, IN)--A Cambridge City man has been sentenced for a shooting that occurred in the summer of 2022. Joseph Cottman, who is now 21, was a teenager when he shot Skylar Goodwin in the legs near North 13th and B from the passenger seat of a vehicle. Cottman was later identified by the driver. On Monday, Cottman was convicted of three felonies related to the shooting. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.
COUNTDOWN TO THE ECLIPSE: All the events going on in Wayne County during eclipse weekend
This story will be updated as more events are announced and more information is known. According to Wayne County Tourism Bureau Executive Director Mary Walker, the eclipse will be "the biggest event in all of our lifetimes," because it has been 1,200 years since the county has been in the path of totality.
Indiana State Police: 2 New Castle men arrested after meth found during traffic stop
NEW CASTLE, Ind. — Two New Castle men were arrested early Wednesday morning after Indiana State Police troopers reportedly found methamphetamine during a traffic stop. According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, 39-year-old Tyler Ward and 52-year-old William Wooten were both arrested on one count of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 […]
⛽ Be sure to check the gas pumps this morning!
Well, do I have good news for you! Besides predicted rain for the next two days (which is a positive in my opinion with how dry it's been), today's temperatures will be between 59 and 64 degrees, before dropping back to a low of 22 tomorrow. I'm not a weatherman,...