Woman arrested after robbery PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 00:00

It didn’t take long for authorities to arrest a suspect in an armed robbery Friday, Oct. 29.
Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin, alleges that Holly Chastain, 32, Salem went into The Dutch Bakery Store with a pair of scissors in hand and committed the robbery.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:07
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Juvenile flees after crashing into Taco Bell PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 00:00

A 17-year-old Washington County male is in custody after he wrecked into Taco Bell last weekend.
Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin said the his office has a history with the teen and there is a possibility he will be charged as an adult.
After the accident the teen fled the scene, but was arrested by Salem Police officer Chris Cauble.
The teen is currently being held under suspicion of being intoxicated with both drugs and alcohol in his system.
--George Browning

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:07
 
Cecil Smith named Citizen of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00

Cecil Smith was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award at the annual Washington County Chamber of Commerce dinner. 
Smith was chosen based on his commitment and support of the community, his leadership skills, desire for positive impact, integrity and creativity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:26
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Suspect sought in Salem robbery PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 00:00

At around 9 p.m. Friday night Gracie’s Quik Pik, which is located at the corner of Anson Street and State Road 56, was robbed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 04:27
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Updated -- Four injured in Highway 60 crash PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 October 2010 00:00

Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions on Highway 60 in Salem near Saddlebrook Trail Wednesday, Oct. 20 due to a three-car accident.

According to a press release by Salem Police Department Major Roy Overshiner, four people were injured, including three adults and one 3-year old.

All four were flown from the scene to Louisville area hospitals by three medical helicopters.

Injured drivers were, Brenna L. McCarty, 30, Pekin. She was driving a 1997 Mercury. She was headed northwest bound. Also injured was McCarty's daughter Addison.

Mickey R. Altemose, 47, of Salem was also injured. He was driving a red 1983 Chevrolet Camaro and was headed Southeast bound from Salem. His car was struck in the driver's side by McCarty's vehicle. It then left the roadway and struck a rock enbankment.

Amy Beth Burns, 31, of Salem was the driver of a 2003 Mitsububishi. She was traveling behind Alemose. Her vehicle was struck head-on by the McCarty vehicle.

Conditions of those injured are not known at this time.

Overshiner said Highway 60 was closed for more than two hours as members of the Salem Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police's Accident reconstruction team. The Salem Fire Department as well as Washington EMS services also assisted with the rescue.

Also assisting on the scene were three civilians, two of which were nursing students witnessed the accident and stopped to assist with the child before rescue workers arrived. There was also a man who witnessed the accident who stopped to help.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 05:46
 
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