Top News Stories DC for Tuesday

Dubois County (NNDC):


Vehicle accident:  Susan Pfau of Dubois was driving a 2006 Toyota, failed to yield the right of way and collided with Edgar Lewis of Jasper, driving a Ford Escape.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.  Pfau was stopped at the intersection of St. Charles and advised officers she felt she had enough room to make the turn but ended up striking the side of Mr. Lewis’s vehicle.  No injuries were reported.

  • Two people were arrested and charged in the 2017 Birdseye Murder of Darin Adkins details and news conference this morning. See separate  story for video and details.
  • Dubois County could experience heavy rains and storms into the afternoon wit rainfall up fo 2”. Residents are advised to be cautious of standing water and flash flooding and drive carefully.
  • St. Henry has issues a boil order for parts of the area due to a planned water outage. Residents were sent notification of the outage and are advised to run their taps after completion. Areas impacted are along 750 west, sunset drive east and other roads in that vicinity. Crews do not have estimated completion dates as of yet and inclement weather may also be a factor.
  • Washington woman, 35 year Annie Johnson was found dead in jail. She had been arrested on drug and gun charges, she had been arrested and surrendered peacefully, though their was a brief standoff with a male in the house.  No official cause of death has been determined as of yet.
  • A Jasper man, 35 year old Brandon Huff, was arrested on felony battery charges for injuring a minor in his care. He is logged in the Dubois County Security Center. Updates to follow.
  • Jasper man and former marine won the FLW bass competition catching bass weighing over a total of 16lbs.  He was awarded $4,500 in cash.  Please refer to the further story for full details.
  • A Ferdinand man, Leon Weyer, acquired a sliver of property in Ferdinand along highway 162 and knowing he would never use it approached local officials with the idea to build a veterans memorial on the site. Many local businesses and citizens have stepped up to the plate to make Leon’s vision a reality. There is no date for construction as of yet.

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