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Angela Answers: Rescued animals need help

More than 300 animals were recently removed from an Indiana property, leading to the arrest of a Decatur County landowner. Twenty-four animals were found dead, and 23 had to be euthanized because their health was so awful. Now, an Indiana not-for-profit is tasked with saving and caring for them. Deb...
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One person flown from two-vehicle crash

— The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash late Sunday afternoon at the intersection of County Roads 1000 South and 100 West that resulted in serious injuries. When deputies arrived, both a pickup truck and an SUV were overturned in fields at the intersection. The occupants...
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Legal Aid phone clinic set for Tuesday

— Legal Aid District 11’s next free legal aid phone clinic takes place Tuesday (August 9). The phone clinic is for low-income residents in Decatur, Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties and will be held from 3 until 5:30 pm. However, registration is required by calling...
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Next Legal Aid phone clinic is Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Legal Aid District 11 is holding its next free Legal Aid phone clinic for residents in its eight-county district this Tuesday, August 9. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby Counties. The free clinic for low-income residents is from 3 to...
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365 dead, live animals seized from residence in Decatur County

DECATUR COUNTY — At approximately 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy with Decatur County Deputies ordered repossession of a residence in the 4900 block of East County Road 280 North. When the deputy arrived, he found multitudes of neglected animals, including several that were dying and/or deceased throughout the parameters...
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IndyHumane offering free core animal vaccines for life

INDIANAPOLIS — Exciting news for animal owners who adopted their furry friend from IndyHumane recently! IndyHumane is now offering free core animal vaccines for life! Core vaccines include rabies, DAPPV for dogs, and FVRCP for cats. DAPPv includes distemper, adenovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus protection for dogs. FVRCP includes Rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia protection for […]
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Grants Awarded to Local Fire Departments

— Decatur County Community Foundation (DCCF) was proud to offer Fire Department Grants to local community and volunteer fire departments in Decatur County. Each year representatives from each department work together to determine the best allocation of the dollars available based on respective needs. This year the Decatur County Community Foundation awarded grants to:
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Local Facebook Scam

— The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is reporting about a fraud alert that is currently taking place on Facebook Marketplace. Authorities say that there have been two reported cases of cars being sold via Facebook Marketplace. However, the purchase of the vehicles has been made with fraudulent money orders from United Dairy Farmers by men from Ohio.
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DCCF Large Grant Recipients Announced

Greensburg, IN — Decatur County Community Foundation is proud to make an impact in the community with the help of their generous donors. Each year, Decatur County Community Foundation offers three cycles of large grants. Large grants provide up to $15,000 to organizations seeking to meet big needs in Decatur County. The second cycle started in May and wrapped up at the end of July and Decatur County Community Foundation awarded grants to:
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Doug Brown named Greensburg Optimists Law Enforcement Official of the Year

GREENSBURG, IN — Longtime Decatur County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Doug Brown was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Greensburg Optimist Club. “I love the work that I do. I love working in Decatur County,” Brown said. “We work with a great group of law enforcement officers – both men and women. Our front-line people…I respect them so much, and to represent them with this honor…I’m humbled.”
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3 flown out of Westport following serious crash

WESTPORT, Ind. — A car crash near the Westport Covered Bridge has resulted in three people being flown by helicopter to hospitals for emergency medical treatment. According to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred on County Road 1100 South not far from the Westport Covered Bridge which is located on Layton Drive.
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Three people flown from 2-vehicle crash

DECATUR COUNTY, IN — Several agencies and medical helicopters responded to a two-vehicle accident at the entrance to the Westport Dam at West County Road 1100 South and Layton Drive just before 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. One patient was taken by ambulance to Decatur County Memorial Hospital, then transferred by...
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Local EMA receives Duke Energy Foundation grant

PLAINFIELD, IN — A local Emergency Management Agency was one of 47 EMAs to receive a total of $175,000 in microgrants from the Duke Energy Foundation. Decatur County EMA was awarded $2,800 to help increase its response to severe weather events and other emergencies through advance preparation, planning, equipment, and training.
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Meyerrose garners FOP endorsement in Decatur County Sheriff’s race

DECATUR COUNTY, IN — Republican Decatur County Sheriff candidate Bill Meyerrose has picked up the endorsement of Greensburg Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #104. Meyerrose is a former Greensburg Police Chief and current Decatur County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator who is running this November against Independent incumbent David Durant.
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No one hurt in box truck fire on interstate

DECATUR COUNTY, IN — No one was injured when a box truck caught fire late Friday afternoon on westbound I-74 at the 131-mile marker in Decatur County. The Greensburg and St. Paul fire departments responded, along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. The interstate was closed for about...
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