Local News

Huntingburg Man Killed in Crash on I-64

Warric County / Huntingburg (NNDC):

A Huntingburg man was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a tow truck on Interstate 64 late Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Warrick County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan Alcantar-Ramirez, 21, was driving West near the 38 mile marker just east of the Lynnville exit.  At about 5:15 p.m. his vehicle struck a tow-truck attempting to turn around to pick up a disabled vehicle.

Alcantar-Ramirez of Huntingburg was pronounced dead at the scene.

An Indiana State Police accident reconstruction team assisted at the scene.

Local Police request Public’s Help

Jasper (NNDC):

Jasper City Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying both the individual and the owner of the truck in the pictures.

These pictures were taken on 11/14/2018 at approximately 6:20pm.

The vehicle is described as a white Ford F150 with a bed cover. The truck also has a license plate on the front with white and red on it. The truck traveled southbound on Third Ave.

If you recognize the vehicle or the individual, please contact the Jasper Police Department at 812-
482-2255 or the tip line at 812-481-COPS.

Southridge Football Semi-State Tickets on Sale / Live Game Broadcast

Huntingburg (NNDC):  The Southridge Raiders Football team will travel to Western Boone on Saturday for a Semi-State tilt that will send the winner to the Class 2A State Championship game next weekend.   All State Final games will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.    Tickets for the 2pm Saturday afternoon game can be purchased this week at Southridge High School from 8am-3pm.   All tickets are $10.

Western Boone enters the contest undefeated with a 13-0 record and ranked #1 in Class 2A.   The Raiders also have an impressive record of 10-3 and ranked #9.   Southridge knocked off previously undefeated and 10th ranked Paoli in the Regional 42-35 while Western Boone earned their Semi-State berth with a 19-7 win over 2nd ranked Indianapolis Scecina.

News Now Dubois County will be broadcasting the Class 2A Semi-State game live at newsnowdc.com with pregame starting at 1:45pm.   The game will then be archived for viewing anytime you choose.



Southridge Raiders Travel to Western Boone for the Indiana State Football Semi-State

Huntingburg/Western Boone (NNDC):

Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM, the Southridge Raiders football team will be playing in the Indiana semi-state finals, hosted by Western Boone.

News Now will be broadcasting live and archive the event for later viewing.  Pregame begins at 1:45.

Jasper awarded City of the Year

Jasper (NNDC):




Tuesday evening, Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting in Indianapolis accepted the Community of the Year award from the State of Indiana.

In accepting the award, the Mayor noted that this is indeed an honor, because through the emphasis is on Community, rather than City, and it distinguishes an entire region.

He continued that we serve as the economic center of Southwest Central Indiana. Long before the term regional city was promoted by the State of Indiana, we established ourselves as: A center of enterprise and employment, dining and shopping, and a center for tourism and entertainment.

He reminded us all that the historical marker on our City Hall has these words:  (Jasper is) a leading Indiana city and a city of leaders,  if you want to get things done, and done well, have people from Jasper on your team.

This award represents the starting line for our future with the best yet to come.  He concluded by complimenting the community of Jasper, our citizens and our businesses.

Huntingburg Officially Opens Long Awaited Railroad Overpass (Click on videos for details and increase screen to full size and adjust sound for best effect)

Huntingburg (NNDC):

The Huntingburg railroad Overpass, a long awaited project, came to fruition Wednesday morning on a cold winters day.





Huntingburg Mayor Dennis Spinner opened the new addition and speaks of it’s planning and success.


First vehicles to cross were emergency vehicles as public safety and easy access to the community including hospitals was a high priority with the project.


Mayor Spinner and County Commissioner Elmer Brames discuss history and benefits of the new overpass.





Tough Night for Area Girls Basketball Teams

Dubois County (NNDC):  Tuesday night proved to be a tough night for 3 Dubois County Girls Basketball teams.   Southridge, Forest Park and NE Dubois were all in action on Tuesday night and all 3 picked up a loss.   Southridge entered the game at 0-4 against Evansville Mater Dei who came into Memorial Gym with a 1-0 mark on the young season following their OT win last week over Boonville.   The Raiders held tough but came up 7 points short with Mater Dei winning 41-34.  Southridge drops to 0-5 on the season and will travel to Evansville Bosse on Friday night.

NE Dubois was also looking for their first win of the season on Tuesday night as they traveled to South Knox who entered the game with a 1-3 record.   South Knox gained control early and cruised to a 54-31 win.   The Jeeps fall to 0-7.  NE Dubois returns to action on Thursday night as they travel to Orleans who will enter the game with a 2-0 record.

The Forest Park Rangers hosted Gibson Southern as both teams entered the game with a 1-2 record.   The Titans proved to be to much for the Rangers to handle as Gibson Southern rolled to a 74-48 victory.   The Rangers drop to 1-3 on the season and travel to Perry Central on Thursday night.   The Commodores will enter the game with a 1-4 record following their 17 point, Tuesday night loss to South Spencer.

Basketball (Girls)

Evansville Mater Dei: 41 -vs- Southridge: 34 (Myah Montgomery – 17 pts)

Gibson Southern: 74 -vs- Forest Park: 48 (Ali Welp – 13 pts)

South Knox: 54 -vs- NE Dubois: 31







Local Law Enforcement Arrests 6 Individuals in Ongoing Drug Investigations

Dubois county (NNDC):

The three Dubois County narcotics officers have developed cases against several drug dealers in Dubois County; six were arrested recently.  The arrests were assisted by county Police agencies and the Indiana State Police.

Deputy John Anderson has been acting as a narcotics officer with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department since 2012. In spring of 2018, he was joined by a narcotics detective with the Jasper Police Department as well as Huntingburg Police Department Narcotics Officer Rusty Drew. Last week these officers began serving arrest warrants for drug dealing charges that they jointly investigated.

In the past, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office collaborated to coordinate roundups with a large number of drug-dealing arrests. However, given the overcrowding issues at the Dubois County Security Center, the Prosecutor’s Office has been filing a smaller number of warrants at a time.

The Prosecutors office states that even though they no longer are coordinating roundups, the public should not believe that the drug problem in Dubois County has gotten better, rather it has continuously gotten worse.  Police stress that doesn’t mean that they’ve stopped pursuing the dealers.  Actually, the three narcotics officers participate in undercover drug buys with confidential informants and undercover police officers on a daily basis.

Local prosecuting attorneys note that narcotics officers are doing an outstanding job seeking out the major drug dealers in the community. The narcotics officers have been assisted by other officers in their respective departments, and they’ve also been assisted by the Indiana State Police.

In prior drug operation planning, the informants used in the undercover drug buys are primarily developed through street-level arrests made by uniformed patrol officers and the narcotics officers.

Last week, officers began picking up individuals facing charges on these warrants. Additional arrests are expected in the coming days.  Charges stemmed a variety of Meth. related charges, possession and distribution of controlled substances and a variety of other narcotics related activities.

Snow and Ice a Real Possibility for Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana (NNDC):

Snow and Ice are likely on the horizon for Wednesday evening and into Thursday.

A special Weather Statement was issued November 13 at 3:40PM by the National Weather Service out of Louisville KY

Local Areas Affected: Dubois; Orange; Crawford; Washington; Perry; Washington; Green; counties.

 Spencer and Pike Counties are already under a a winter weather advisory.

The threat for a wintry mix is increasing across much of southern Indiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Some accumulations of snow, ice, and freezing rain will be possible, especially across southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. These snow and ice accumulations could make travel hazardous at times Thursday morning.  Caution is urged when traveling.

Precipitation will begin with rain first in southern Kentucky and southern Indiana by or shortly after sunrise.

If current forecasts and model trends remain consistent, a winter weather advisory may be issued for parts of southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Be sure to keep up to date with the latest forecasts.

Forecast models are still changing, NNDC will keep you updated.

Elderly Man Hits Gas Instead of Brakes, Damages Local Supermarket

Jasper (NNDC):

An elderly gentleman mistakenly hits the gas instead of the breaks, jumps parking block and crashed into Hometown IGA on the South Side of Jasper on Saturday afternoon.  No significant injuries were reported but the store’s front window and wall sustained a modest amount of damage.