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Pence files re-election bid

Rep. Greg Pence, R-Indiana, is seeking a second term as the United States congressman representing Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District. Pence, 63, officially filed a declaration of candidacy Thursday with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office in I…

Local Police, Fire – January 24

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire, and hospital agencies. Arrests Monday Leonel Salazar-Guzman, 37, of 2952 Andrew Drive, Columbus, possession of false government issued iden…

City, county reject ‘sanctuary’ proposal

Bartholomew County and Columbus officials said they will not consider any proposals for either to become a Second Amendment sanctuary. The statement, from the Bartholomew County commissioners and Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, was issued Thursday afterno…

Regional Hospital, Police – January 24

JENNINGS COUNTY Arrests Tuesday Weldon Willey, 44, of Westport, auto theft, resisting law enforcement, residential entry, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, 10:50 a.m., by the Jennings County Sheriff…

Ivy Tech to host appeals hearing

Ivy Tech to host state appeals hearing Indiana’s second highest court will conduct oral arguments at Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the CLC Auditorium, Room 100. A panel consisting of Judge John G. Baker, Judge L. Mark Bailey…

Passenger arrested on drug-related charges during traffic stop

Staff Reports A traffic stop led to the arrest of a local man on drug-related charges. Bartholomew County Sheriff Deputy Ryland Fluhr stopped a vehicle at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of North Dellasburg Road, deputies said. During the stop, a sh…

Fatal alcohol crash team formed

A new investigative team has been created to examine traffic crashes resulting in deaths or serious injuries where impairment is believed to be involved. Members of the Bartholomew County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) will be called in when deeme…

CPD seeks driver accused of stealing vehicle, hitting patrol car

Columbus police officers are seeking information on the identity of a man who is accused of stealing a car and then striking an unoccupied CPD patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene of the crash early Thursday morning. At about 6:45 a.m., officers res…

Rough road ahead: DSI braces for financial challenges

A Columbus-based nonprofit helping individuals with mental, physical and emotional disabilities is bracing for tough financial times ahead. Developmental Services Inc. Chief Executive Officer Shane Burton used those words to describe the challenges his…

JNET arrests local man accused of dealing in meth

Staff Reports Bartholomew County’s Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team, assisted by the Intelligence Lead Policing Unit, arrested a local man on multiple drug-related charges after a lengthy investigation. Christopher Hubbert, 40, Columbus, was arrested a…

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