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Woman arrested in Scott County after DUI investigation shows driving five times over legal limit, police say

A woman has been arrested in Scott County, Indiana after a traffic stop and DUI investigation reveals the driver operated her vehicle over five times the legal limit.

  Smoke fills sky following explosion at Scottsburg plastics plant

  Scott Co. dedicates new ambulance to veterans as part of EMS fleet expansion

  Free bikes for the holidays for children in Kentucky and Indiana

  Southern Indiana early voting polls packed to the last minute

Scott County sheriff selected as Indiana Sheriff of the Year

Semi driver dies in crash on I-65 after driver tries to warn others of disabled vehicle

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COVID-19, school funding hot topics in 1st Indiana governor debate

  State, federal police searching for Metro Corrections escapee in southern Indiana

  Decision 2020: Meet Andy Ruff, Indiana’s 9th Congressional District Democratic nominee

Death investigation underway in Scott County, Indiana

  Southern Indiana businesses will receive $750,000 in state grants

Coronavirus puts federal trials in Indiana on hold

Man injured in dump truck crash on I-65

Indiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-65 near the 35-mile marker near the Scott/Jackson County Lines.

Police need leads to find missing Southern Indiana teen

Emily Evans, 16, was last seen Thursday near Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

  New law means changes for phone use by Indiana drivers

Indiana's new hands-free law goes into effect on July 1 and it impacts anyone who ever drives through the Hoosier state.

Hoosier senator talks police reform

Sen. Mike Braun said he is going to introduce a bill about reforming qualified immunity.

  Deadline approaching to request absentee ballot for Indiana primary

  Indiana churches face May 8 reopening with uncertainty

Holcomb extends stay at home order for Hoosier residents

Scott County (Ind.) reports its first case of coronavirus

  Scott County School District 1 offers support to students after classmate’s death

  One killed, two injured in fatal train, car collision in Scott County

Traffic stop in Scott County leads to arrest for meth possession

Two Indianapolis residents have been arrested after troopers find two pounds of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

  Local teen produces song to raise awareness about suicide prevention

Jackson Snelling is using his talent to talk about something that many struggle with: Depression and suicide.

Scott County votes to affirm second amendment rights

Scott County is now the 29th county to pass the ordinance.

Georgetown firefighter dies one year after double lung transplant

A post shared on the #TeamJacobs Facebook page from Jacobs' wife shared the news.

  Scott County prosecutor dismisses 34 cases involving two officers arrested for drugs

The two men were arrested in November on drug charges.

  Men find toddler wandering alone; 2-year-old boy wearing only T-shirt, no diaper

A 2-year-old child who wandered away from his home overnight has been found safe and returned to his guardians.

  Scott County deputy arrested, charged for dealing steroids

Scott County Deputy Joe Baker is accused of using and dealing illegal steroids.

  Police encouraging check of sex offender registry when planning trick or treat route

Tools are available online to find out where registered sex offenders are in their neighborhoods so parents can decide if they want to put those homes on their route for trick or treating.

2 dead after crash in Jennings County

The crash happened on Indiana State Road 3 near County Road 650 early on the morning of October 8, 2019.

Fight in jail lobby lands one behind bars

Police say the suspect walked into the jail, told officials there was a warrant for his arrest and then started a fight because he didn't want to go to jail.

Southern Indiana couple arrested for child abuse

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation began August 19 based in information received by the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  Deadly, rare, mosquito-borne virus is now in Indiana

Public health officials in Northern Indiana said the virus was found in three horses and a cluster of mosquitoes in Elkhart County.

  Active shooter drill held at Scottsburg Middle to prepare for ‘that day’

An ambulance, fire truck and helicopter swarmed a Scott County school campus as the school district and first responders prepared for something that has become the unfortunate norm for schools across America.

  Quick action, investigation lead to charges in Scottsburg’s bomb threat hoax

A 15-year-old Scottsburg High School sophomore is facing felony intimidation charges after allegedly sending an anonymous text about a bomb in a school locker, leading to a building evacuation and a search for the phony bomb.

  Indiana reports state’s first vaping death; cases of mysterious lung illness climb

The Indiana Department of Health said the victim, identified only as a person over the age of 18, died on Sept. 5.

Indiana reports state’s first vaping death

The Indiana Department of Health says the victim, identified only as a person over the age of 18, died on Sept. 5.

  Parvo Virus hits Southern Indiana Animal Rescue trying to help puppies

The Southern Indiana Animal Rescue is struggling to keep up after 12 of the puppies they’ve taken in have been diagnosed with the virus.

  Local educators agree with state leaders’ call for hold harmless as ILEARN results loom

Students in the Hoosier state last spring all sat down to take a new kind of assessment test, ILEARN, leaving their traditional test, ISTEP, behind.

Man arrested for making online threats to police

An investigation was started August 13 into the threats.

  Toxic algae that killed at least 5 dogs found in some Indiana lakes

Blue-green algae has been found in Hardy Lake, which sits on the border of Scott and Jefferson counties.

  Scott District 2 rolls out permanent plan with SROs in all 6 schools

While some school districts like JCPS are getting rid of their school resource officers, Scott County District 2 is stepping up, establishing a permanent program for SROs in schools.

  Indiana senator calls for tougher gun background checks, red flag laws

His position is similar to that of other Republicans, including President Donald Trump. But Braun said he draws the line at imposing checks on private sales or closing the so-called gun-show loophole.

  Victims killed in early morning crash in Scott County, Indiana identified

Five people were killed and two people survived the crash and were airlifted to UofL Hospital.

Man accused of rape and molestation of minor arrested

The sheriff's office says the victim is under the age of 14.

  One year in, school district still learning how best to use state-provided safety wands

More than one year ago, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged a way to help make your child's school safer, by providing free handheld metal detectors, or wands, to schools.

  State superintendent’s Facebook post highlights need for Indiana teacher pay increase

It's back to school in a few weeks for many school districts in southern Indiana. Or Monday, for students in New Albany-Floyd County’s district.

Indiana State Police need help identifying bank robber

The man robbed the Stockyards Bank around 2 p.m. Friday and may have been armed.

Man facing charges after leading police on chase

Thursday afternoon, police received 911 calls about a pickup truck driving recklessly on I-65 North near Jeffersonville. Callers said the driver and passenger were also hanging out the windows, making obscene gestures towards other drivers.

Bed bugs biting in Kentucky, Indiana

Terminix has released its list of U.S. cities most infested with bed bugs, and it’s not pretty for WAVE Country.

Investigation underway after possible drowning at Hardy Lake

Officers say Tim Nickelson, 53, of Marengo, may have drowned while swimming with friends and family at Hardy Lake.

  Rhododendrons infested with Sudden Oak Death sold at Indiana stores

Infested rhododendrons were sold at 18 Rural King stores and more than 70 Walmart locations around the state of Indiana.

End-of-year project turns school into wax museum

Fifth-graders at Vienna-Finley Elementary School in Scottsburg dressed up and created a presentation about a famous person.

Marvin Jenkins, former ISP Sellersburg spokesman, dies

Retired Sgt. Marvin Jenkins had been battling cancer.

  Family mourns couple killed in chain-reaction crash on I-265

The family wants drivers to pay more attention because it’s not just their own lives that are at risk.

New drug tip line launced in Indiana

Authorities hope the tip line will assist in removing illicit drugs from Indiana streets.

  Indiana man charged with child molestation, accused of posing as wrestler online

Investigators believe Brandon Ruff could have posed as a wrestler to get children to trust him.

ACLU files lawsuit on behalf of expelled Scottsburg High School student

The lawsuit filed against Scott County School District 2 and the Sheriff of Scott County claims Sean Small was subjected to a search, handcuffed, arrested and held in jail without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.

Hole left in school after truck crashes into building

Police had to chase the truck involved after it fled from the scene.

Multiple roads closed in Scottsburg area due to flooding

Multiple roads in the Scottsburg, Indiana area have been closed due to high water

  Indiana animal cruelty bill to become law in July

House Bill 1615, approved 92-0 in the House Wednesday, will update Indiana’s animal cruelty statutes to crack down on people who choose to harm animals.

  Indiana, Kentucky governors push for more resources to help kids graduate, succeed

A program that helps at-risk students graduate and build a better future may soon grow.

  Neighbors claim fight over girlfriend led to Scottsburg, IN shooting

Indiana State Police are investigating two deaths in Scott County on Sunday morning.

Indiana vaping tax one step closer to law

A bill that would place a 20 percent tax on vaping products passed committee Thursday.

  Scott County Jail lockdown only part of sheriff’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to drugs

The Scott County Jail is the middle of week-long lockdown initiated by Sheriff Jerry Goodin after drugs were found Tuesday.

  High school students get hands-on teaching on dangers of drunk driving

This time of year, around Thunder Over Louisville and prom season, impaired driving tragedies seem to happen all too often.

  Report finds Indiana lagging behind neighboring states in education funding, teacher pay

A recent study found Indiana is below the national average and area states when it comes to funding schools and paying teachers.

Indiana House to hear revenge porn bill

The bill would make it illegal to share intimate images of someone without their consent.

Thousands remain without power in Louisville, outages reported all over WAVE Country

As of 6 p.m., more than 22,000 LG&E customers are without power in Louisville.

  Pass the Cash: Family of child with spina bifida gets money for handicap-accessible room

Kaylee has been in a wheelchair for years, and as she gets older, she needs her own handicap-accessible room in her family's home.

Mock gas line rupture shows dangers of digging without permission

The mock explosion shows just how dangerous it can be if a pipeline is hit around a home.

No injuries after train and semi collide

The crash was reported just before 10:30 Tuesday morning.

Suspect in December police chase that led to a Charlestown sergeant’s death takes plea deal

Benjamin Eads is expected to be sentenced on March 8.

  Scott County Sheriff works to connect veterans coming into jail with services and support

Since taking office Jan. 1, Jerry Goodin has been busy, partnering the Scott County Sheriff’s Department with county leaders, as well as judges and prosecutors, to come up with a plan to make big changes at the jail.

  Dueling duo of restaurants battle over signs

For the past few weeks, there’s been a serious feud brewing outside two Scottsburg restaurants that’s all spelled out in black and white.

  Dozens of WAVE Country schools closed due to frigid temperatures

Closing or delaying school due to weather conditions is not something school systems take lightly.

  Proposed bill would allow nurses to work in Indiana, Kentucky with one license

Right now, if you want to be a nurse and work in both Kentucky and Indiana, you need two licenses.

  WAVE Country trees, cars, houses could be impacted by flash freeze

The flash freeze is expected to happen Saturday night intro Sunday morning, with lows in the single digits on Monday.

  Educators welcome governor’s call for increased teacher pay

Bringing in and keeping quality teachers in Indiana schools -- that goal was outlined by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb during his State of the State speech Tuesday night.