County coroner is no longer allowed to use WCMH has a holding facility PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Thursday, 10 December 2009 00:00
    Washington County Memorial Hospital's pending bankruptcy is affecting more than just the local ambulance service. Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber and the coroner's office is also feeling the pinch.
    Brishaber and deputy coroner Steve Garloch attended the county commissioner's meeting Dec. 8 to inform them that due to the hospital's situation, there is no longer a place locally to take bodies.
    Garloch told commissioners that the county is no longer permitted to take bodies to WCMH as a holding facility.
    That's something local officials expected might happen after the hospital's bankruptcy is complete, but they weren't ready for it with three weeks remaining in 2009.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2009 09:46
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Failed robbery attempt turns deadly PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:25

George Browning
Managing Editor
Green Banner Publications

    Ronald Lee Chastain Jr., 36, was found dead in a home on Old State Road 56 (near Salem), Dec. 8, the victim of an apparent robbery attempt gone bad.
    According to a press release by the Indiana State Police, the incident happened at approximately 9:14 p.m. and when officers arrived on the scene they discovered Chastain's body.
    Wave3.com reported Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 9) that state police told them the altercation was the result of an apparent robbery.
    During the investigation officers also discovered that another white male, 5’10” to 6’ tall, wearing what appeared to be a black and white colored homemade mask on his face fled the home during the altercation.
    Police are still looking for the  second subject and although it is unknown if he is armed, he should be considered dangerous.
    Anyone seeing a person matching the description of this second individual should dial 911 immediately and give the location where he was last seen.
    The homeowner, whose name was not released, sustained minor injuries during the altercation.
    According to the Wave3.com report, the homeowner told investigators that a man knocked on the door asking to use the phone. As that man came inside, the report said, another man wearing a mask entered and the homeowner retrieved a gun and shot the first man.
    Washington County Coroner Rondale Brishaber said the time of Chastain's death was not known.
    He said the agency that reported the death was the Washington County Sheriff's Department and his office certified Chastain's death certificate.
    The Indiana State Police has ordered an autopsy, which was performed in the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's office in Louisville Wednesday.
    Brishaber said the death has been ruled a homicide and the cause of death is a gun shot wound.
    The case is still being investigated by the Washington County Coroner's Office, the Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 13:43
 
Camm to face trial for a third time PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    David Camm will go to trial for the third time for the alleged September 28, 2000 murders of daughter Jill (5), son Brad (7), and wife Kimberly Camm.
    Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson made the announcement last week.
    The need for a third trial is due to the fact that the first two convictions were thrown out.
    The most recent trial was in 2006 and had to be moved to Warrick County because of the amount of attention the case has received locally.
    A Warrick County jury found Camm guilty in the 2006 trial, but that ruling was thrown out by the Indiana Supreme Court in July of this year because the prosecution introduced evidence that Camm allegedly molested his daughter.
    The supreme court ruled that there was no evidence connecting Camm to the alleged molestation.
    Henderson said that he had spent many months considering all of the factors and evidence involved, and with the support of the Kim's (Renn) Family, he has decided that the State must re-try Camm for what he called the sake of justice.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 09:50
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Tyler Byrne of North Harrison competes in National event PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    This past weekend, Tyler Byrne got to participate in one of the ultimate races in cross country on a National scale at the 6th Annual Nike Nationals held in Portland, Oregon. These elite participants from across the Nation consisted of 199 individual runners and 22 teams coming to Oregon by racing earlier in November from the 8 Qualifying Nike Regionals.  On Saturday December 5th, Tyler represented North Harrison and Southern Indiana in great fashion by finishing in 19th place overall in this highly competitive field with a time of 15:37. Tyler ran a 5:01 mile pace even with the challenging obstacles of Nike’s whoop-dee-doos and hay bales on a cold and foggy morning on the Portland Meadows 5K Course.
    But Tyler’s season is not over yet. Tyler is off again this coming weekend, to compete at the 31st Annual Foot Locker National Championships held in San Diego, California. Tyler is the only Indiana runner who qualified for both post season National Races.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 09:50
 
Santa to visit Buffalo Trace Park PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:00
    The staff at Buffalo Trace Park in Palmyra would like to invite area children to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 12 from Noon to 5 p.m.
    Santa will be in the new log cabin, just East of the campground.
    Children will be served hot cocoa and candy canes, and can have their picture taken with Santa for a nominal fee, or guests may bring their own camera.
    Entrance to the park will be free. Visitors will be directed to turn right at the tollhouse, drive to the top of the hill past the campground and turn right again. The cabin will be 100 yards ahead.
    For more information, please call the Harrison County Parks Department at (812) 738-8236.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 09:53
 
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