DeMOTTE — A Rensselaer woman was taken into custody for domestic battery with a deadly weapon during an incident on March 21 in the area of 8th St. SE and Orchid St. SE in DeMotte.

JASPER COUNTY — A Crown Point man was arrested by Jasper County Sheriff’s Office deputies for slamming into a car and a home at a residence three miles east of Wheatfield.

JASPER COUNTY — Two different incidents led to multiple charges against a Wheatfield man who was nabbed by Jasper County Sheriff’s Department deputies recently.

RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer Police Department issued arrest warrants on four people who frequented the same apartment in Rensselaer recently.

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JASPER COUNTY — Besides dealing with slide-offs and stranded motorists over the weekend, local police departments were involved in an auto theft ring at the Fieldhouse car dealership in DeMotte early Saturday morning.

RENSSELAER — A Wheatfield man was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and other charges after he damaged items at the Jasper County Courthouse while police tried to take him into custody last Thursday, Jan. 21.

City council in Placerville, Calif., votes to remove noose from logo The Placerville City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to remove the noose symbol from the logo of the California city. The “meeting has been a long time coming,” said Mayor Dennis Thomas. The issue was first raised last summer when council members discussed removing the noose. The City Council decided to delay the ...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally announced a Sept. 11 deadline to end military involvement in Afghanistan, arguing that the 2001 terrorist attacks that led to the U.S. invasion can no longer justify prolonging an unwinnable war. “We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago,” Biden said, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New ...

A stop-and-start week for the Orioles and Mariners at Camden Yards continued Wednesday with a second postponement in three nights, with the game to be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader Thursday beginning at 12:35 p.m. The teams were scheduled to play a four-game series Monday through Thursday, but Monday’s game was postponed after a 1 hour, 40 minute delay. The Orioles and ...

MINNEAPOLIS — An expert witness in the Derek Chauvin trial on Wednesday backed the defense's contention that George Floyd died of cardiac arrest combined with illicit drugs in his body and not from a lack of oxygen while pinned to the pavement by the now-fired police officer for more than 9 minutes late last spring. The testimony of Dr. David Fowler, who recently retired after 17 years as the ...