CRIME & SAFETY
One in Custody Following Pursuit of Stolen School Bus
The pursuit started around 10 AM in the Batesville area. Photo by Indiana State Police. (Batesville, Ind.) – Multiple agencies joined a pursuit of a stolen school bus in southeastern Indiana. According to Indiana State Police – Versailles Post dispatch, an unknown subject stole a Universal Transportation Services bus...
Man arrested after shooting into Indiana home with people inside: sheriff’s department
FRANKLIN, Ind. (WXIX) - A man was arrested for attempted murder Sunday after shooting into a Laurel home, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Joseph Steele, 37, of Laurel, was arrested around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s department announced Thursday. About an hour before his arrest, the...
Good Samaritan praised for saving family from house fire
RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WXIX) - A Good Samaritan is being praised for his life-saving actions in an early Friday fire. Lisa Pierson, 53, says she and her fiance were sleeping when their cabin on North County Line Road in Sunman went up in flames around 4 a.m. Barnes says he...
SILVER ALERT CANCELLED FOR CONNERSVILLE MAN
(Connersville, IN)--Indiana’s state website was indicating Friday morning that a Silver Alert that had been issued Thursday for a missing for a Connersville man has been cancelled. The Silver Alert was issued for 66-year-old Roger Mills, who was last seen late Wednesday night driving an older van. The alert said that he was believed to be in extreme danger. Friday morning, though, the website said the alert had been cancelled without detailing how it was resolved.
Home destroyed by blaze, 2 others badly damaged
At 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, Batesville Fire Department was called to the Scott and Tammy Miller residence on BoB White Blvd. in Quail Meadows of Batesville. Todd Schutte, Chief of the Batesville Fire Department, told The Versailles Republican that the fire started at the back of the house with a four-wheeler. The fire spread and went under the awning on the back porch and then moved into the house and garage. The home is a total loss, but everyone made it out safely with no major injuries.
Batesville firefighters extinguish fully involved house fire
BATESVILLE, Ind. — Batesville Fire and Rescue, with help from other fire departments, extinguished a house fire Tuesday evening. Click the video player above to watch other afternoon headlines from WLWT News 5. Crews responded to calls of a residential structure fire on the 300 block of Bob White...
Batesville Police Announce Speed Limit Change on State Road 129
The speed limit has been reduced on a portion of SR 129. (Batesville, Ind.) - There is a new traffic regulation in place within the city limits of Batesville. The Batesville Police Department announced Thursday that the speed limit on State Road 129 has been reduced to 35 MPH from State Road 46 to Winding Way.
Police search for person who abandoned 24 dogs in two Central Indiana county parks
A central Indiana dog shelter said someone abandoned 9 dogs at its city dog park this weekend and 15 more dogs were also dumped in a nearby county.
Juvenile arrested following vehicle pursuit
May 19—GREENSBURG — A teen driver has been arrested following a brief pursuit that ended when he drove a stolen truck into a local building. According to information provided by the Greensburg Police Department, at approximately 8:24 p.m. Thursday, May 18, an accident in which a vehicle left the scene was reported in the 1800 block of N. Montgomery Road.
Police: Man charged for setting father’s girlfriend on fire
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX/Gray News) - An Ohio man is accused of setting his father’s girlfriend on fire and causing the woman to suffer severe burns. The Fairfield Township Police Department reports officers found 50-year-old Brenda Scott lying in the backyard of a home last week with multiple injuries and severe burns on her body.
Juvenile arrested for false shooting rumor
May 18—RUSH COUNTY — The Rush County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of a juvenile who, according to a news release, posted a false rumor that an unnamed student brought a gun to school and that there would be "bloodshed on Tuesday." The allegation, which had no foundation...
Decatur Co. road closed starting next week for emergency vehicle training
(Decatur County, IN) – The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers of an upcoming annual road closure. County Road 250 West between Base and Vandalia roads will be shut down from May 25 through June 5 for the annual Emergency Vehicle Operation training for first responders. The...
‘Hee Haw’: 3 steers caught after escaping Fairfield Twp. pasture
BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — Three steers have been rounded up after they went on an adventure across Fairfield Township earlier this week. According to a Facebook post by the Fairfield Township Police Department, three Texas Longhorns escaped from their pasture on Morris Road on Monday, May 15. Residents and motorists were urged to take […]
Man accused of setting woman on fire indicted for attempted aggravated murder
May 17—A Fairfield Twp. man accused of assaulting a woman and setting her on fire before she jumped from a second floor window to escape was indicted Wednesday morning for attempted aggravated murder, according to court records. Brenda Scott, 50, of Liberty Twp. suffered multiple injuries as well as...
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