Sullivan County—This morning at 10:38, Indiana State Police troopers and Sullivan County emergency agencies responded to a 911 call reporting a tractor-trailer had crashed into the Coal Miner Café in the town of Dugger.
Preliminary investigation revealed a blue, 2002, Kenworth tractor pulling an empty coal hauling trailer and driven by 63-year-old, Gary Nash of Sullivan, IN., was eastbound on State Road 54 and turned south onto State Road 159. The tractor-trailer traveled approximately 100 feet south and suddenly veered to the right traveling off the west edge of the roadway and striking the café. The tractor-trailer was operating under the name of Ajax Trucking from Sullivan.
Gary Nash was transported to Sullivan County Community Hospital for further investigation into the possibility that a medical episode may have contributed to the crash. There were no early indications of defects found with the tractor-trailer combination after an on-scene inspection by troopers. No citations were issued to Nash and drugs and/or alcohol were not a factor.
The injured café patrons were Madge Booker, age 81, of Sullivan and Gloria Bixler, age 66, of Dugger. Both were treated for complaints of pain at Sullivan County Community Hospital.
The crash was investigated by ISP Trooper Tyler Van Ness. Assisting were ISP Trooper Brent Robinson, Dugger Town Marshal Dave Heaton, Dugger Fire/Rescue, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and Sullivan County EMS.
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During the early morning hours of December 31, 2013 Oakland City Police Officer Michael Collins received a tip that Brian Goldsberry, who was wanted on a Felony Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear on Manufacturing Methamphetamine, was staying in an apartment near Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville Indiana.
With assistance from the U.S. Marshal's Task Force and other local Law Enforcement Agencies, Officer Collins served the arrest warrant on Brian Goldsberry as well as a Gibson County Warrant on Marcella Stuteville. Goldsberry is being held in the Gibson County Jail without bond.
Marcella Stuteville is being held in the Gibson County Jail on a $32,000 bond. Goldsberry and Stuteville were taken into custody without incident.
Oakland City Police Department
Clean Evansville will target the North Main Street area during the monthly trash pick-up this Saturday, January 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. The teams will gather at locations near North Main and Division Street to collect litter along streets and through some neighborhoods west and north of the intersection.
Teams are assigned to pick up trash and litter in the following locations; Division Street from First Avenue to Kentucky Avenue, North Main from Division to Morgan Avenue, Morgan from North Main to First Avenue, Columbia Street from North Main to First Avenue, Harriet Street from Morgan to Columbia, and Franklin Street from North Main to First Avenue.
The teams will meet at the parking lot near Bosse Field to deposit trash collected during the clean-up. Clean Evansville has partnered with Allied Waste to depose of all trash.
Since its inception in January, 2012, Mayor Winnecke and the Clean Evansville Initiative have collected over 50,000 pounds of litter and trash with the assistance of 3,500 volunteers.
Keep Evansville Beautiful coordinates volunteers for the monthly clean-ups.
UPDATE 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 3, 2014: Indiana Conservation Officers have concluded search efforts for Cathryn McGill once again this evening. Corn stalks continue to be gone through with heavy machinery and a private volunteer with a K9 continued searching the area. Several personal items were located today in a field downstream from the accident site. Officers and volunteers should be able to complete the search of the corn stalks in the primary search area tomorrow. Officers will also have boats on the river conducting dragging operations and K9 teams will be searching by land. After the primary search area is cleared tomorrow search efforts may be long term due to the probability that Cathryn is in the main body of the White River. Future media releases will not be sent out on a daily basis but will be sent out if Cathryn is found or something of significance or importance arises.
UPDATE 5:30 P.M. JANUARY 2, 2014: Indiana Conservation Officers are reporting the search for Cathryn McGill has concluded once again at dusk this evening. Search efforts today included five K-9 handlers and the use of heavy machinery to move corn stalks. K-9 teams included handlers from the Department of Homeland Security, Vigo County Search and Rescue and a private volunteer. The McGill truck was able to be recovered and towed from the scene.
UPDATE 7:00 A.M. JANUARY 2, 2014: Indiana Conservation Officers will be resuming search operations for Cathryn McGill this morning and are continuing their efforts.
UPDATE 5:30 P.M. DECEMBER 31, 2013: Indiana Conservation Officers concluded their search efforts for Cathryn McGill at dark this evening. Search operations will resume shortly after daylight tomorrow morning. *Attached to this updated news release (bottom of page) is a photograph of Cathryn McGill.
UPDATE: 1:00 P.M. DECEMBER 31, 2013: Indiana Conservation Officers resumed search operations for Cathryn McGill this morning and are continuing their efforts. Due to a miscommunication, Cathryn’s first name was initially spelled incorrectly, and is spelled with a “C” and not a “K.” Conservation Officers will be deploying a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) within the next hour to assist in the search efforts. Although current river conditions are not optimal, the ROV, a tethered submersible unit housing a camera and sonar, may aid search efforts.
UPDATE 6:00 P.M. DECEMBER 30, 2013: The search for Kathryn McGill is still actively underway. Indiana Conservation Officers have located what they believe to be the McGills' Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck submerged in the water, approximately 75 yards from the roadway. Adam McGill was released from the hospital today after being treated for hypothermia. The search for Kathryn will conclude at dark this evening and resume at daylighttomorrow.
ORIGINAL POST: Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the disappearance of a Des Plaines, Illinois woman.
Kathryn McGill (31) was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband Adam McGill (35) when their vehicle was swept off the roadway in flood waters on highway 257 near the Pike County and Daviess County line.
Around 07:45 this morning waterfowl hunters watched a vehicle headed south on Highway 257 trying to navigate flood waters. After seeing the vehicle get swept off the roadway they drove their boat to the area the vehicle was last seen.
Screams for help were heard and Adam McGill was rescued. Kathryn McGill could not be located.
Adam McGill was transported to Daviess County Community Hospital and later transported to St. Marys Hospital in Evansville for treatment of hypothermia.
Search efforts included bank searches, side scan sonar, canine searches, wading shallow water and dragging operations.
Responding agencies included Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Harrison Fire Department, Jefferson Township Fire Department, Southwest Medical, Pike County EMS, Pike County EMA, Ohio Valley Search and Rescue, American Red Cross and Indiana Conservation Officers.
Water based search efforts will conclude at dusk and begin again tomorrow morning.
Conservation Officers strongly encourage obeying road closing signs and to avoid driving through flooded roadways.
Updates will follow as more information becomes available.
VANDERBURGH COUNTY RECYCLE DAY
January 4, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4-H Center - 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd.
ITEMS TO BRING:
Metal food cans
#1 thru #7 plastic containers – no Styrofoam or plastic bags
(Please be sure items are clean and sorted)
*Bring your Christmas tree to be mulched and a container if you want to take the mulch home w/ you.*
Vanderburgh County Residents Only
Dates & Locations subject to change
“Drunk driving isn’t an accident; it’s a decision that’s made without concern for the safety and well-being of others. Make one New Year’s Eve resolution early – don’t drink and drive.” – Mike Woods, Lawyer
Designating a sober driver has never been easier thanks to the Safe Night Cab Ride Program sponsored by Woods & Woods Injury Lawyers. Entering its 16th year of service, the program provides free cab rides home for those who have been drinking or who don’t feel they have a safe way home this New Year’s Eve.
Need a ride? Here’s How
Safe Night Cab Ride will be available in Evansville and Newburgh, Indiana from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 through 4 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
To request a free cab ride home in Evansville or Newburgh, call Unity Taxi at (812) 421-9999 and tell them Woods & Woods Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab. Please remember:
Cab rides are provided to adults who otherwise might attempt to drive home after drinking. People MUST call Unity Taxi and mention the Safe Ride program to get a free ride home.
About Woods & Woods
Based in Evansville, Indiana, Woods & Woods Injury Lawyers is a family-operated law firm dedicated to presenting the rights of individuals injured or disabled by the negligent conduct of others. Since its establishment in 1985, Woods & Woods lawyers and staff members have actively participated in the well-being of the community through many projects and by annually sponsoring the Safe Night Cab Ride program. Visit WoodsLawyers.com to learn more.
The manhunt for a “cop killer” was expanded today to a nationwide dragnet to find the suspected bank robber who fatally shot a Mississippi police officer two days before Christmas, according to the FBI.
Tupelo Police Department officer Gale Stauffer and another officer were hit by gunfire Monday when they confronted suspected bank robbers during their getaway in the city.
As the officers approached suspects in a vehicle, which was stuck in traffic at a railroad crossing, at least one of the suspects opened fire at close range, according to an account posted online at the Officer Down Memorial Page.
The suspects fled, leaving Stauffer fatally shot and another officer critically wounded.
Stauffer “has made the ultimate sacrifice for his community,” Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said, urging the public to help “so that the criminal or criminals responsible for this horrendous act can be brought to justice.”
After reviewing bank surveillance video from the robbery of a BancorpSouth bank in Tupelo, authorities are looking for a thin, possibly African-American man with light complexion, standing between 5-feet-9 and 6-feet tall, according to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
The suspect seen in the surveillance video was wearing khaki or cargo-style pants, white Converse tennis shoes, a long-sleeved jacket and a blue ski mask, the state public safety department said. A charcoal-colored, medium-sized sedan might have been used as a getaway car.
As part of the investigation, authorities also released a photo (shown below) of a “person of interest” standing in what appears to be a convenience store minutes before the robbery at the bank. Police did not discuss any possible connection to the bank shooting.
More than 100 agents, officers, deputies and marshals worked through Christmas to track down the suspects, an FBI official said.
The FBI, BancorpSouth and others are offering more than $152,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).
Stauffer was a combat veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard, and he had served with the Tupelo Police Department for eight years, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
He was married with two young children, the memorial page said.
ABC News’ Ben Krolowitz contributed to this report.
SOURCE / PHOTO: Blue Alert News National Systems - Nixle
December 27, 2013
UPDATED 11:00 A.M. DECEMBER 28, 2013: Clayton Dame has been taken into custody by the Gibson County Sheriff's Office. The GCSO thanks the community for their assistance in this matter.
ORIGINAL POST: The Gibson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the community's help in locating a wanted person.
Clayton Dame 56 years old, of Hazleton is wanted on multiple felony counts including: Burglary resulting in injury, Aggravated battery, Intimidation with a deadly weapon, Criminal mischief, Criminal recklessness with a weapon, and Criminal confinement.
These Charges stem from a December 23rd incident, where Dame is accused of entering a residence in Hazleton, holding the victim in the kitchen of the residence at knife point, and striking he victim with a hammer.
Dame is a white male approximately 5'10" 175 lbs with thin brown hair and green eyes.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Dame you are asked to contact the Gibson County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (812) 385-3496 Ext. 1
UPDATE 12/27/13 11:20 AM - Added photo of Clayton Dame from 1998
SOURCE / PHOTO: Gibson County Sheriff's Office - Nixle
December 27, 2013 & December 28, 2013