A crash on Jasper's south side Wednesday night injured a Huntingburg mother and baby.
At 8:55 PM Wednesday, 15 year old Beronica Dubon of Huntingburg was traveling southbound on Meridian Road, just north of State Road 162. Investigators believe Dubon failed to yield at the intersection of Meridian and SR162, and pulled her 2002 Dodge Stratus into the path of a westbound 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 28 year old Morgan Schnarr of Jasper.
The impact of the Chevrolet into the Dodge caused Dubon's unrestrained baby to be ejected from the vehicle. The Jasper Fire Department had to extricate Dubon from her drivers seat. Baby Dubon was transported by medical helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, where she was listed in stable condition. Dubon was also transported by ambulance to St. Mary's for injuries sustained, and was also listed in stable condition. Schnarr was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for a laceration to her knee.
Last night at approximately 10:20, Trooper Ryan Johnson stopped Alexander Dugas, 25, of Vincennes, in the 600 block of North 3rd Street for driving the wrong way on a one-way street and for not wearing his seat belt. Trooper Johnson detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage during the stop and observed signs that Dugas may be impaired. After Dugas performed all the field sobriety tests he fled on foot southbound in the alley between 3rd and 4th Street. He continued to run west on Seminary Street and then south on 3rd Street. Dugas then ran east between a couple of houses in the 400 block of North 3rd. He attempted to elude Trooper Johnson by jumping over a couple of six foot fences, but he was eventually caught and arrested without further incident. Further investigation revealed Dugas had a blood alcohol content of .15%. He was taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
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Indiana State Police Evansville News Release - February 23, 2017
ORIGINAL POST: At approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of Abigail J. Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn German, 14, both from Delphi, IN, were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, east of Delphi, IN, in Carroll County. The teens had been reported missing the previous day by family members. Their bodies were discovered by volunteers who were helping in an organized search for the girls. Law enforcement is investigating the case as a double homicide.
Today, the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects in the murders of Liberty German and Abigail Williams has increased to $50,000. The increase is because of a $9,000 dollar donation by the office of United States Representative Todd Rokita.
There have been approximately 3,900 tips received via phone and email. Approximately 1,900 of the tips were received after the release of a voice recovered from Liberty German’s cell phone.
The FBI is utilizing approximately 6,000 electronic bill boards, in 46 states, requesting information about this case.
Vectren announces plan for energy grid modernization to enhance reliability, customer service; company to continue path toward a balanced energy mix with universal solar projects
Evansville, Ind. – Today, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) announced a robust electric infrastructure improvement strategy the company intends to undertake over the next seven years to modernize its electric grid that delivers power to more than 144,000 southwestern Indiana homes and businesses. The official filing requesting approval for the 7-year plan will be made tomorrow with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC).
The electric system improvements include upgrades to portions of Vectren’s network of substations, transmission and distribution networks that serve seven counties in southwestern Indiana to maintain reliable system performance. The improvement projects were identified through a detailed risk assessment analysis of Vectren’s electric infrastructure over the past 18 months. Likewise, this work will prepare the grid to accept advanced technology to improve service to customers and provide access to better information about their energy use. Vectren will spend approximately $500 million over the next seven years on this energy grid modernization plan.
“Over the next several years, this modernization work will ensure our energy grid is resilient and more capable of meeting the energy demands of our customers for years to come, especially as advancements in energy technology require a smarter grid,” said Carl Chapman, Vectren chairman, president and CEO. “We developed a long-term asset management plan – from utility pole replacement to rebuilding older, aging circuits to installing digital meters – to ensure our 7,800-mile, 130 substation energy grid continues to reliably deliver power to our customers for years to come.”
The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for U.S. 41 and U.S. 50 near in Vincennes.
Work that began last spring will resume beginning Monday, March 6. Motorists will see lane restrictions on the bridges spanning CSX Railroad tracks near Old Wheatland Road and at the tri-level bridge at the U.S. 41/50 interchange while contractors work to finish small jobs on the project. Work will include installation of center line reflectors, rumble strips, pavement markings and painting of bridge components.
Lane restrictions are expected to be intermittent as these operations are completed. Most will be work-day restrictions will some could be three to four days at a time depending upon weather conditions. Work may also require intermittent closures of Old Wheatland Road for short periods of time. During restriction hours, loads over 17-feet wide will need to find an alternate route. The project is expected to be complete by the end of June.
The Delphi Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff, the Indiana State Police, and the FBI are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the double homicide of two teenage girls, Abigail J. "Abby" Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn "Libby" German, 14, both from Delphi.
On Monday, February 13th, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the two young girls were let off near the Monon High Bridge, an abandoned rail bridge over Deer Creek to walk around and hang out. They were to be picked up later in the afternoon, but did not show up there at the previously arranged time. Following an extensive search, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of the two girls were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately one-half mile upstream from the bridge.
Help solve the murders. Please visit this website: DELPHI HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
Indiana State Police - February 22, 2017
Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office: After two days of trial, 26-year-old Tyron McNeal entered a guilty plea to four counts of armed robbery. Those are level 3 felonies, punishable anywhere from 3-16 years. Those charges stem from an armed robbery at a Evansville Hardee's in late 2016.
Sentencing is set for March 16th at 9 a.m.
The Midwest Regional Classic Division II GLVC Girls Softball Preseason Tournament is this weekend at Deaconess Sports Park. Thirteen teams from Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee as well as local favorites USI and Kentucky Wesleyan from Owensboro will play three days – Feb. 24-26. USI Softball and Deaconess Sports Park will host the first tournament of the 2017 - the Midwest Regional Classic on Feb. 24-26th beginning at 1PM on Friday until the last game at 12PM on Sunday. See full schedule below.
Teams expected include Bellarmine University (Louisville, Ky.), Saginaw Valley State (Saginaw, Mi.), Truman State (Kirksville, Mo.), Drury University (Springfield, Mo), Travecca Nazarene University (Nashville, Tn), Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, Oh.), Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, Mi.), McKendree University (Lebanon, IL.), University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, In.), Northwood University (Midland, Mi.), and Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Mi.).
USI invites the public and media to attend the tournament to see girls’ softball competition at the college level.
Upgrade Bike Share Program Celebrates 1,000th Ride; 70 Bikes Available for Public Use at Seven Locations Across Evansville