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PARR — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a cellular 911 call from a residence located on S.R. 14 in the Parr area, early morning on Dec. 27. After answering, dispatchers just heard an “open line” with talking in the background. The call was disconnected and dispatchers called back …

ROSELAWN — State Troopers encountered another wrong-way driver on I-65, fortunately, this time there wasn’t a head on crash. On Dec. 26, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Trooper William Carlson was dispatched to a wrong-way vehicle on I-65 northbound near the 240 exit (Lowell exit). The Lowell R…

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REMINGTON — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a home burglary in southern Jasper County on Dec. 19. A press release from the sheriff’s office states two male suspects knocked on a resident’s door, where a couple were at home. The wife answered the door and one sus…

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JASPER COUNTY — On Dec. 11, Officers of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office and Drug Task Force to execute a search warrant at a residence north of Remington. This is according to information from the JCSO.

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VALPARAISO — Since August 2018, the Jasper Newton Foundation has been in litigation against the Law office of Robert Monfort, Monfort himself, and his assistant Teri Hardin. Hardin became the legal guardian of a client of the law office, and after the client passed, she filed a will giving h…

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JASPER COUNTY — Thursday morning, Dec. 12, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Deputy served a warrant on Jordan R. Davis-Jakich and she was transported to the Jasper County Detention Center for incarceration. The warrant had been issued by the Jasper County Superior Court on Nov. 6, for the fo…

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DEMOTTE — A DeMotte man was arrested the day after Thanksgiving after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a physical domestic disturbance, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Donald W. Eger, 49, was accused of domestic batter, a Class A misdemeano…

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RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Nov. 26, regarding a stolen 2000 Ford Ranger truck taken from the Parr area. The caller said the person who took the truck, Paul J. Widup, of DeMotte, did not have permission to take the vehicle. The caller also said Widup ha…

New data released Wednesday - ironically, by the climate-change-denying Trump administration - show that the last decade was the hottest since such recordkeeping began in 1880, and that 2019 was the world's second-warmest year in that same period. (The hottest was in 2016.) This news is less a surprise than it is an affirmation of the known: By burning fossil fuels for energy, people are ...

President Donald Trump has come up with a new solution for the Middle East, a region that has embroiled the United States for decades in conflict and war. "I think that NATO should be expanded, and we should include the Middle East," he told reporters last week. "And we can come home, or largely come home and use NATO." He even had a name for it. "You call it NATOME" - NATO plus the Middle ...

Illinois began allowing recreational cannabis sales on New Year's Day, and the experience has been enough to induce the sort of giddiness users have been known to exhibit. Long lines confirmed a lot of pent-up demand for legal weed, and sales the first week amounted to $12.9 million - higher than (um, in excess of, we mean) the first week's revenue in any other state. "It is a really strong ...

It might just be America's greatest moral panic since the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s. On Jan. 1, a law passed last year by lawmakers in New York state that aimed to end one of the most pernicious inequities of the mass-incarceration era - bail rules that locked up those accused but not convicted of minor and often nonviolent crimes for months or longer, mainly because they are poor - went ...