Four semis collide in northbound lanes of I-65 near 59 mile marker

Indiana State Police have closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 59 mile marker south of Columbus after a report of a four-semi accident. The accident was reported at 5:22 p.m. Monday and multiple police agencies and fire departments were sent to the scene, although traffic backups were making it difficult for first

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Saturday event kicks off Bartholomew County Library anniversary plans

Three days before Cleo Rogers died on Jan. 14, 1964, local leaders voted unanimously to name a planned, new library in her honor — a building that would be finished five years later by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei. Now, half a century after the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library building opened honoring the longtime librarian, leaders

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Overdose leads to drug-related arrests in North Vernon

NORTH VERNON — North Vernon police arrested six people after a reported overdose in the 400 block of Fourth Street. The overdose was reported at 8:13 a.m. Saturday and when officers arrived just before paramedics, they were told the male had already received naloxone, said Sgt. Andrew Richmond, department spokesman. Officers noticed drug-related items in

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Multi-vehicle accident results in lane closures on I-65 northbound

Indiana State Police have closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 55 mile marker as first responders head to the scene of a three-vehicle crash at the 58.5 mile marker. The accident is about 10 miles south of the Columbus exit. Several fire departments have been sent to the scene as one of

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Multi-vehicle accident results in lane closures on I-65 northbound

Indiana State Police have closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 55 mile marker as first responders head to the scene of a three-vehicle crash at the 58.5 mile marker. The accident is about 10 miles south of the Columbus exit. Several fire departments have been sent to the scene as one of

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County, townships begin looking at train safety upgrades

Four train-related fatalities in five weeks is more than enough. With that shared conviction, the Bartholomew County commissioners and German Township trustee Chris West are vowing to do whatever is in their power to improve safety at railroad crossings in their shared jurisdictions. In reality, neither township nor county government has the authority to order

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Two arrested after traffic stop

Two people were arrested on drug and weapon possession charges after a traffic stop near 17th and Washington streets. Columbus police stopped the vehicle at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday for a minor traffic violation, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman. Officers detected the odor of marijuana while speaking to the driver, Tykin J.

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Columbus sticking with Wednesday trick or treating

Columbus is sticking with its already announced trick or treat hours, scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city. The city has been receiving a number of calls about the trick or treat hours since some nearby cities are delaying due to forecasted heavy rain. City officials confirmed the Columbus trick or treating

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Deputies at scene of man pinned between semi and guardrail at I-65 and U.S. 31

Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies are clearing the northbound I-65 on-ramp from U.S. 31 after a semi driver was found pinned between his truck and a guardrail there at about 5:15 p.m. First responders said the man who was found at the scene was unconscious and LifeLine helicopter was requested. An accident reconstructionist was also requested.

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I-65 northbound lanes closed due to accident

Interstate 65 northbound is closed between State Road 11 and Stat Road 58 due to a crash involving multiple semis. Indiana State Police said it appears to be a lengthy closure and motorists are asked to use an alternative route this morning. The accident happened at about 6 a.m., state police said.

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