Vandals tear up whimsical pathway known as Friendship Alley

A colorful and whimsical garden tucked away on a path called Friendship Alley was torn apart by vandals just before members of a local garden club had hoped to showcase its beauty to visitors attending Exhibit Columbus. Members of the Let’s Grow Garden Club began calling each other early Monday morning after being notified by

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CPD arrests local man on drug-related charges

CPD officers arrested a wanted person on drug-related charges after he was seen walking on Monday evening in Columbus. Officers saw Phillip T. Roberts, 32, Columbus, walking near 10th and Wilson streets at 5:50 p.m., said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. Officers confirmed a local warrant for Roberts’ arrest and he was taken

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Jail corrections officer terminated after arrest

Staff Reports A Bartholomew County Jail corrections officer was terminated Friday after the Indiana State Police arrested her for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Kimberly A. Cruser, 42, Morgantown, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Friday by state police troopers, who have not yet released details, including the location of the arrest. Jail records indicate

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Regional Hospital, Police – August 20

Region Police JENNINGS COUNTY Arrests Saturday Ashley Westerkamm, 36, Butlerville, driving while suspended with a prior conviction, 10:05 p.m., by the North Vernon Police Department, $605 bond. Incidents Friday 12:15 p.m. — Trespassing in the 100 block of North Jackson Street. 1:13 p.m. — Trespassing in the 1400 Block of East Buckeye Street. 6:39 p.m.

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Local Police, Fire – August 20

Police, Fire EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county, and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Arrests Friday Isiah M. Stitt, 20, Edinburgh, illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage, 3:01 p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, released on $2,500 bond. Nickolas A. Montambo, 50, of 1225 Eighth St.,

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Local man arrested after stolen parks utility vehicle spotted

A utility vehicle reported stolen by the city parks department during a recent burglary at Greenbelt Golf Course was recovered after it was spotted by a Columbus Parks and Recreation employee on Thursday. At 6:30 p.m., Columbus Parks and Recreation Director Mark Jones observed what appeared to be a city-owned golf course utility vehicle being

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Flood barricade ordinance voted down

Local motorists who drive through roads closed by floods won’t pay any more in fines tomorrow than they do now. An ordinance that would have significantly increased the fine for driving around barricades warning motorists of closed, flooded roads was defeated by the Bartholomew County Commissioners on Monday. Commissioners chairman Rick Flohr and Larry Kleinhenz

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Man arrested after observed yelling in an intersection

Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies arrested a local man who was accused of standing in an intersection yelling at passing motorists. Deputies were sent to the area of State Street and Gladstone Avenue in Columbus at 2:38 a.m. Sunday about the man in the intersection. The man, identified as Delfino Galacia, 37, 1111 Eighth St., was

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