Eight counts of theft filed against owner of Scottsburg jewelry/coin shop PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:40

A total of eight counts of theft, three as Level 6 felonies and the remainder as Class A misdemeanors, were filed on Monday, June 6, against the owner of a jewelry and coin shop in downtown Scottsburg.

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Entries encouraged to register for July 10 “Come to the Fair” Parade in Scott County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 07:39

The popular “Come to the Fair” parade is set for Sunday, July 10, and the entire community is invited to attend and/or participate starting at 3 p.m.

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Scottsburg couple’s indoor marijuana operation broken up by State Police PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

A Scottsburg couple has been charged with dealing in marijuana and growing the illegal plant in their home at 1348 Kristina Court in Scottsburg.

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Removing Your Vehicle from the Roadway after Property Damage Crash Will be Law Once Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 03 June 2016 14:57

A law that had been on the Indiana books as a misdemeanor, and was inadvertently removed, has been reinstated as a class “C” infraction.
Beginning July 1st, 2016, IC 9-26-1-1.2 is added to the Indiana Code as a new section and states, “If, after an operator of a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to a stop in the traveled portion of the highway, the operator shall, as soon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as possible. However, the operator of the motor vehicle shall not move the motor vehicle if the accident involves the transportation of hazardous materials or results in the injury or death of a person or the entrapment of a person in a vehicle.” The previous law only applied to interstate highways. The reinstated law applies to all government maintained roadways.
The intent of the law is to safely remove traffic hazards from the roadway so as to reduce secondary crashes, especially on multi lane highways, that are often more severe and result in more injuries than the original crash. Also, this law ensures that motorists have statutory backing when they move their vehicles. Many times insurance companies tell their clients not to move their vehicle after it has been involved in a crash, even if it’s only a property damage crash, until law enforcement arrives.
Information from IN-Time, Indiana’s Traffic Incident Management Effort, states that for every minute that a freeway travel is blocked during a peak travel period, four minutes of travel delay results after the incident is cleared. Their statistics reveal the following:
Crashes that result from other incidents (secondary) are estimated to be 22% of all crashes.
Chances of a secondary crash increase by 2.8% for each minute the primary incident is not cleared.
These secondary crashes are estimated to cause 18% of deaths on freeways.
In 2008, 21% on Indiana’s crashes showed vehicles “slowed or stopped” in traffic, secondary crash.
Past records indicate neither a ticket nor arrest was issued while the law was a misdemeanor and authorities do not anticipate tickets being issued under the reinstated law, except in rare circumstances.
“Our intent is to educate the public that if they are involved in a property damage crash, they have a statutory requirement to remove their vehicles from the roadway,” stated Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “The Indiana State Police will utilize traditional media and social media to inform the public of this reinstated law which is designed to remove hazards and keep traffic moving safely on Indiana highways.”
Included below is the reinstated statue IC- 9-26-1-1.2.

SECTION 2. IC 9-26-1-1.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE

AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY

1, 2016]: Sec. 1.2. (a) If, after an operator of a motor vehicle is

involved in an accident, the operator’s motor vehicle comes to a

stop in the traveled portion of a highway, the operator shall, as

soon as safely possible, move the motor vehicle off the traveled

portion of the highway and to a location as close to the accident as

possible. However, the operator shall not move the motor vehicle

if the accident:

(1) involves the transportation of hazardous materials; or

(2) results in injury or death of a person or the entrapment of

a person in a vehicle.

A person who violates this subsection commits a Class C infraction.

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US 31 Restricted To One Lane At Scottsburg Bridge PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Friday, 03 June 2016 14:56

The Indiana Department of Transportation will restrict U.S. Highway 31 to a single lane for up to 90 days at its bridge over Stucker Ditch and the Conrail railroad tracks at Scottsburg—beginning Monday (JUNE 6).
American Contracting Company of Jeffersonville, the state’s contractor for this $886,833 bridge preservation project, plans to install temporary traffic signals at either end of the 5-span steel girder bridge Monday morning. At that time, U.S. 31’s northbound lane will close to allow work on the east half of the 476-foot-long structure.
Motorist will cross the bridge in the southbound lane—one direction at a time.
American Contacting is charged with removing the existing bridge deck overlay and installing a new 1¾ -inch latex modified concrete overlay in two phases. This new overlay will project the superstructure from degradation caused by weather and salt, extending service life, while providing motorists a new smooth driving surface. New bridge approaches will also be constructed.
This U.S. 31 bridge site is located two miles north of State Road 56. Traffic count is 10,110 vehicles per day.

 
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