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Driver caught after attempting to run from police after traffic stop

A Columbus police officer used a stun gun to arrest a local man wanted on multiple warrants after he fled during a traffic stop. Officer...
Proposal would create governing body for local opioid addiction response

Creation of a new arm of local government to process funding requests regarding the opioid crisis has been proposed to the Bartholomew County Council. Council...
Hope Town Square lights up to celebrate seasonvideo

Hope is having a blue Christmas this year. White, red and green, too. The sights and the sounds of the season have grown amid a...
Utilities office closes for holiday luncheon

Columbus City Utilities will close at 11:30 a.m. Monday for the annual City of Columbus Employee Christmas Luncheon. The office will reopen at 1 p.m. Customers...
Columbus man faces drunken driving charge

Columbus police officers arrested a driver with a breath-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit after seeing his vehicle weaving near 25th Street...
Jennings couple killed in collision

Staff Reports A two-vehicle, head-on crash in Jefferson County has claimed the lives of a North Vernon couple. A black 1997 Ford Mustang driven by Joshua...
Mother of sick child awarded free car

A Columbus woman will drive away with a free car thanks to the generosity of a local dealership. Chevrolet of Columbus, 2825 Merchant’s Mile, plans...
Parade winners

Holiday Winners The 27th annual Festival of Lights Parade has announced trophy winners from its Dec. 2 event. The parade’s top award, The Marshal’s Trophy, was...
Area native seeks state Senate seat

A Jennings County native who has lived in Columbus for the past 15 years plans to challenge an incumbent in the Indiana General Assembly. Ross...
North Vernon couple killed in head-on crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Indiana -- A two-vehicle, head-on crash in Jefferson County has claimed the lives of a married couple from North Vernon. A black 1997 Ford Mustang...

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