Flood Advisory issued for south-central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Indianapolis has declared a Flood Advisory for portions of Bartholomew, Jennings, Jackson, and Decatur Counties until 2 p.m., today. Doplar radar indicates heavy rain could cause minor flooding. By 8 a.m., Saturday, up to two inches of rain had already fallen. Some cities that might experience high waters are Columbus, Seymour, North Vernon, Edinburgh, Greensburg, and Hope. When encountering flooded roads, NWS reminds you to “turn around, don’t drown.” Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Report high water to your loccal law enforcement agency when you can safely do so. Again, a Flood Advisory is in effect for portions of Bartholomew, Jennings, Jackson, and Decatur Counties until 2 p.m., today, April 20..  

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State, Federal income tax deadline is today

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) reminds taxpayers that the 2019 individual tax filing deadline is today. Federal tax returns are also due at this time. DOR Commissioner Adam Krupp says, “Customers can file electronically to receive a quicker refund if one is due, or they can file a paper return.” Paper tax returns require a postmarked date no later than 11:59 p.m. today, to be considered on time. Electronic filing can be submitted online anytime today, including through the Indiana freefile program (INfreefile). INfreefile offers qualified individuals, with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018, several options for filing both their state and federal taxes for free. Qualifications for INfreefile can be found online at www.freefile.dor.in.gov.  For additional information, call DOR Customer Service today before 4:30 p.m., at 317-232-2240. The post State, Federal income tax deadline is today appeared first on Local News Digital.

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Indiana DNR sets Saturday as first ‘Free Fishing Day’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites you to fish at your local fishing hole at no charge on Saturday, April 20, the first of four Indiana Free Fishing Days this year.

On Free Fishing Days, DNR says Hoosiers can fish public waters and state parks without a fishing license or a salmon/trout stamp. Free Fishing Days are a great opportunity for families to learn to fish together because adults do not need a fishing license on those days. Children 17 and younger do not need a license on any day.

As a part of the Free Fishing Day event, a “Family Learn to Fish” workshop will take place at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required by calling 812-522-4352, extension 12, or emailing donna_stanley@fws.gov.
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Indiana DNR sets Saturday as first ‘Free Fishing Day’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites you to fish at your local fishing hole at no charge on Saturday, April 20, the first of four Indiana Free Fishing Days this year.

On Free Fishing Days, DNR says Hoosiers can fish public waters and state parks without a fishing license or a salmon/trout stamp. Free Fishing Days are a great opportunity for families to learn to fish together because adults do not need a fishing license on those days. Children 17 and younger do not need a license on any day.

As a part of the Free Fishing Day event, a “Family Learn to Fish” workshop will take place at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required by calling 812-522-4352, extension 12, or emailing donna_stanley@fws.gov.
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Free Legal Aid clinic set for April

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Legal Aid District 11 is presenting another Free Legal Aid Clinic later this month. It is scheduled for Monday, April 22, at the United Way Center, 1531 13th St., in Columbus, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income residents for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice to those of whom might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney. Individuals coming to the Legal Aid Clinic can expect to receive a 10-minute conference with a lawyer who will answer general questions or offer legal advice on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register in advance. Legal Aid offers additional clinics throughout the year in Indiana’s Pro Bono District 11 on a rotating basis. The post Free Legal Aid clinic set for April appeared first on Local News Digital.

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Learning Center hosts student research expo

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Office of Student Research at IUPUC is holding its ninth annual Student Research Exhibition this Tuesday, April 16, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Columbus Learning Center. The expo brings together the work of 24 students and 13 faculty mentors to showcase 12 research projects selected for the academic year. Each student-faculty team received a $1,000 grant from the Office of Student Research to fund their project. To earn a grant, students submitted detailed project proposals, passed a rigorous vetting process by a review committee, and then completed their projects with direction and guidance from a faculty mentor. “These innovative research projects have been an excellent opportunity for students to integrate their academic knowledge with professional research,” explained Dr. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, professor of English at IUPUC. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The post Learning Center hosts student research expo appeared first on Local News Digital.

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Trash collection on for Good Friday, recycling center closed

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Columbus Department of Public Works has announced that the city’s normal trash collection schedule will be observed for Good Friday, April 19. Please have all TOTERS and brush out by 7 a.m. for collection this Friday.
The office of the Department of Public Works, however, will be closed to celebrate the holiday and will reopen on Monday, April 22. If you have any questions, call 812-376-2509 or click here. The Recycling Center and Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District Office will also be closed Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. The Landfill will be open normal business hours. For more information, phone 812-376-2614.
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‘Breakthrough’ plays at YES Cinema

COLUMBUS, Ind. – YES Cinema in downtown Columbus will be screening the film, Breakthrough, this Wednesday, April 17. It is based on the inspirational and seemingly impossible true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds after her son falls through the ice on a Missouri lake. Breakthrough stars This is Us’ Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas and Marcel Ruiz with Mike Colter and Dennis Haysbert. More information, showtimes, and tickets are available by clicking hereor by visiting the YES Cinema Box Office. YES Cinema, is a non-profit program of Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center and is located at the corner of 4th and Jackson Streets in downtown Columbus.
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Pair arrested trying to cash stolen check

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Public relations officer Lt. Matt Harris with the Columbus Police Department (CPD) says law enforcement arrested two people after they attempted to cash a stolen check on Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to the drive-through of Centra Credit Union, 601 Union St., around 3:30 p.m.
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Bank officials advised that Travis D. Lyles, 35, of Columbus, was attempting to pass a personal check from an account that was closed due to stolen checks. CPD also spoke with a passenger in the vehicle, Amber F. Harris, 34, of Columbus, and allegedly found several driver’s licenses and social security cards in her purse that were reported stolen during a separate theft from a vehicle in Columbus last month. Both Lyles and Harris were placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail. Lyles was charged with attempted forgery and Harris was booked for theft. The post Pair arrested trying to cash stolen check appeared first on Local News Digital.

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