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Woman charged with stealing almost $250,000 from estate of fallen THPD officer Rob Pitts

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A Sullivan County woman has been charged with theft after stealing from the estate of fallen Terre Haute Police officer Rob Pitts. Indiana State Police Detective Brian Maudlin initiated a criminal investigation on March 6, 2021, after receiving information from a family member that Josie M. Huff, age 31, of Robinson, Illinois, had allegedly misused and misappropriated funds for self-gain from the estate of her son, in the amount of $248,653.81.
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Indiana State Police investigating death of Black woman in custody

Indiana State Police are investigating the death of 23-year-old Ta’neasha Chappel, a Black woman who died after being transported from a Jackson County jail to a local hospital on Friday, July 16. “It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Ta’Neasha Chappell. She unexpectedly passed away at...
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UPDATE: Passengers were on their way to EAA from Indiana, mechanical issue caused crash

RIPON, Wis. (WFRV) – A plane was making its way to EAA from Indiana before it suffered some mechanical issue causing the pilot to try to land in a field. According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, four people were on the 1933 Stinson single-engine plane. The field was reportedly wet which caused the plane to flip.
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Official: Manhole covers likely caused Indiana girl’s burns

YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a toddler whose hands and feet were badly burned as she was playing at a central Indiana splash pad is believed to have been injured by manhole covers left hot by exposure to sunlight. Seventeen-month-old Kai’Brea Maurice was hospitalized after being burned Monday at...
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Highway Worker in Hospital After Being Hit By Car in Cass Co.

CASS COUNTY, Ind. — A highway worker is in the hospital after being hit in a Cass County construction zone. Indiana State Police say a pickup truck driven by James Paullus, of Logansport, stopped Wednesday morning after seeing Charles Davis, a highway worker who was holding a stop sign to control traffic for a work crew milling the road.
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