CRANE, Ind. (AP) — The visitors' center at southern Indiana's Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center has been named in honor of a Marine who was killed in action in Afghanistan.
BIRDSEYE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana officials are closely monitoring Patoka Lake after recent heavy rains filled the sprawling reservoir to near capacity.
Disbarred lawyer gets jail for stealing client funds
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — A disbarred Alabama lawyer has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for stealing client funds.
Al.com reports 67-year-old Garve Ivey Jr. was sentenced Monday, having...
Law officers shut down bingo halls in northern Alabama
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general is praising local law officers for shutting down what he called illegal electronic bingo halls in Walker County.
BIRDSEYE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana officials are hoping to win federal approval to lower Patoka Lake Reservoir before spring rains arrive because months of precipitation have pushed it close...
Kimball Electronics: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ Kimball Electronics Inc. (KE) on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $7.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Jasper, Indiana-based company said it had profit of 27 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 26 cents per share.
The electronics manufacturing services company posted revenue of $284.1 million in the period.
Kimball International: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ Kimball International Inc. (KBAL) on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $9.4 million.
On a per-share basis, the Jasper, Indiana-based company said it had profit of 25 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 26 cents per share.
The furniture maker posted revenue of $201 million in the period.
German American Bancorp: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ German American Bancorp Inc. (GABC) on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11 million.
The bank, based in Jasper, Indiana, said it had earnings of 44 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 53 cents per share.
The financial services holding company posted revenue of $49.3 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $42.7 million, surpassing Street forecasts.
INDOT to shutter 2 southern Indiana rest stops along I-64
DALE, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials are preparing to close two little-used rest stops along Interstate 64 in far southern Indiana.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Jason Tiller says the rest stops along westbound and eastbound lanes of I-64 between Huntingburg and Ferdinand will close by the end of February.
GOP caucus chooses new mayor for S. Indiana city of Jasper
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana city councilman has been chosen to replace a mayor who's stepping down to take a senior staff post with Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Mike Braun.
A caucus of Republican precinct committee members chose Dean Vonderheide from among four candidates Wednesday to finish out Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz's term.
2 women die in Christmas Day wreck in Alabama
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Two women have been killed in a two-car wreck early on Christmas Day in Alabama.
News outlets reported that the Alabama Department of Public Safety said the wreck happened near Jasper in Walker County around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.
The victims were 38-year-old Kerrie C. Martin of Empire and 61-year-old Suzanne C. Brown of Cordova. Troopers say Martin was driving one of the vehicles in the wreck and Brown was a passenger in the other vehicle.
Indiana mayor resigning for post with Sen.-elect Mike Braun
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana mayor is stepping down to take a senior post with the office of Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Mike Braun.
Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced Thursday that he will resign Jan. 1 to take a staff post with Braun, who unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 6 election.
Kimball Electronics: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ Kimball Electronics Inc. (KE) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $5.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Jasper, Indiana-based company said it had net income of 19 cents.
The electronics manufacturing services company posted revenue of $265.6 million in the period.
Kimball International: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ Kimball International Inc. (KBAL) on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $10.9 million.
The Jasper, Indiana-based company said it had profit of 29 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 31 cents per share.
The furniture maker posted revenue of $194.1 million in the period.
German American Bancorp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ German American Bancorp Inc. (GABC) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $12.6 million.
The Jasper, Indiana-based bank said it had earnings of 55 cents per share.
The financial services holding company posted revenue of $42.4 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $37.5 million, exceeding Street forecasts.
2nd man who escaped Alabama jail captured
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Alabama have captured a second inmate who escaped from a work release center last week.
The Alabama Department of Corrections said in a news release Monday morning that Walker County deputies caught 39-year-old Jacob Larry Burnett Saturday night while responding to a report of a person breaking into a vehicle near Nauvoo.
Alabama man sentenced for trying to have sex with minors
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama man has been sentenced to federal prison for enticing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity on two occasions.
U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak, in a news release, says 40-year-old Christopher Braden, of Jasper, Alabama, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years and six months in prison. He also will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.
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Alabama agency: Councilman found dead killed woman then self
DORA, Ala. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results in Alabama show a city councilman and part-time police officer fatally shot a woman and then killed himself.
News outlets report that authorities have not released a motive in the deaths of 70-year-old John Allen Softley and 30-year-old Monica Jean Graves.
Their bodies were found in a parked pickup truck last month by a passing motorist. Softley was a Parrish City councilman and part-time Jasper police officer.
Indiana couple weds at ‘A League of Their Own’ stadium
HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (AP) — Two baseball fans have tied the knot at a southern Indiana baseball stadium that features in the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own."
Kristopher Weisheit and Brittany Birk took their vows Saturday at home plate in League Stadium in Huntingburg. Their groomsmen and bridesmaids lined up along the first and third baselines.
Hagood named interim superintendent of Walker County BOE
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Walker County Schools has named a new superintendent after its current leader resigned.
Indiana boy, 6, bags largest turkey taken during 2018 hunt
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana boy who shot a 26-pound wild turkey during a spring hunting trip ended up bagging the largest bird taken during the state's 2018 turkey hunting season.
Cohen Werne of Jasper was 6 when he shot the turkey in April during Indiana's youth turkey hunting season from a hunting blind he and his father were waiting inside in a Spencer County field.
Church pastor struck by lightning: ‘Lord had his hand on me’
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Lighting has struck a pastor in Alabama following church service.
WBMA-TV reports that Walker County dispatchers sent the Argo Area Volunteer Fire Department to the Argo Church of God Sunday afternoon. Firefighters discovered Pastor Ricky Adams had been hit by an indirect lightning strike.
Kimball Electronics: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ Kimball Electronics Inc. (KE) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $5.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Jasper, Indiana-based company said it had profit of 22 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to 27 cents per share.
The electronics manufacturing services company posted revenue of $276.8 million in the period.
For the year, the company reported profit of $16.8 million, or 62 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $1.07 billion.
German American Bancorp: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
JASPER, Ind. (AP) _ German American Bancorp Inc. (GABC) on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $11.1 million.
The Jasper, Indiana-based bank said it had earnings of 48 cents per share.
The financial services holding company posted revenue of $40.4 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $36.4 million, which topped Street forecasts.
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor says four members of his city's police force have been suspended for making a hand gesture some say is a hate symbol.
Discussions continue on Indiana highway project
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Southwestern Indiana officials have met with Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state's transportation commissioner in their continuing efforts to get a four-lane, limited-access highway built to ease traffic congestion in the region.
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JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful and evangelist Scott Dawson said if people are surprised to see him running for governor, they are not alone. In a way, he is too.
Dawson said he got in the governor's race because he was tired of the state being embarrassed by corruption, noting the number of recent governors involved in scandals. He said he sees his newness to the political arena as an advantage, not a hindrance.
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama law officers are investigating the death of an inmate at the Walker County Jail.
Al.com reports that 37-year-old Bryan Michael Freeman died at the jail Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities said he'd been booked into the jail April 23, after Jasper police arrested him on two warrants for failing to appear in court.
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A 1930s southern Indiana theater has reopened for business following a more than 3-year renovation that returned its luster.
The Astra Theatre reopened Wednesday night before about 200 people who watched a relighting of its colorful sign and marquee in the city of Jasper.
The venue's grand reopening for the public was scheduled for Saturday evening, with performances by Nashville recording artists Will Kimbrough and Patrick Sweany.
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of a historic southern Indiana church are raising money to restore ornate stained-glass windows installed more than a century ago by German settlers.
Jasper's St. Joseph Catholic Church was outfitted with 20 stained-glass windows in 1898, but they now have cracked and bowed glass.
2 rail cars to be renovated for French Lick-Jasper route
FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — Two historic railway cars will be renovated and put back into service ferrying tourists between two southern Indiana communities.
The Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick plans will use a $250,000 grant from the state's Office of Tourism Development to restore and refurbish a 1940s-era Atlantic Coast Line Railroad car and a 1950s-era Canadian National Railway dining car.
Holcomb adds 4 counties to disaster areas from flooding
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has added four more Indiana counties to the disaster emergency following widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall.
Holcomb on Tuesday added Harrison, Jasper, Ohio and Pulaski counties, bringing to 22 the total number of counties included.
CHARLES ALLEN NAPIER, age 69, of Jasper, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded with the love of his family, at 12:06 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his home. Charles Allen was born in Wayne, West Virginia, on March 4, 1948, to Henry and Juanita Ferguson Napier. He married his wife of 47 years, Gail Schneider, on March 13, 1971, in Walled Lake, Michigan. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Widefield in...
Hoosier National Forest ends year-round bat cave closures
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana's sprawling Hoosier National Forest is ending the year-round cave closures officials imposed nearly a decade ago to protect hibernating bats from a deadly disease.
The policy barring the public from caves in the 200,000-acre (81,000-hectare) national forest took effect in 2009 to combat the spread of white-nose syndrome. That fungal disease has killed millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada.
BEECHER — "Warm up to Snowshoeing," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 2-6 and from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center in eastern Will County, 27064 S. Dutton Road.
Rent one pair of snowshoes and get a second pair free on the same day. The program is for ages 7 and older and costs $10 per person. A $10 cash deposit and a valid driver's license also are required for rentals. Registration is not required.
Sandhill cranes making migration stop in Indiana marshes
MEDARYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Several thousand sandhill cranes have been roosting in rural northwestern Indiana as part of their annual fall migration.
More than 10,000 cranes a day have been counted at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area. The marsh-filled wildlife area, about 40 miles southeast of Gary, has long been a pit stop for cranes as they migrate from late September through December.
Southwestern Indiana man sentenced for crash that killed 3
BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southwestern Indiana man to 15 years for causing a crash that killed three family members returning from a band competition.
Greene Superior Court Judge Dena Martin sentenced 20-year-old Mason Hartke of Jasper on Wednesday to five years on each of three counts of operating a vehicle causing death while intoxicated. She suspended 1½ years of each sentence.
Alabama man pleads guilty to meth trafficking in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking charge in New Mexico and is facing a five-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors say 25-year-old Ralonte Terrell Swain, of Jasper, entered a plea agreement Monday in federal court in Albuquerque.
Swain remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
Wetlands group donates 107 acres to Patoka wildlife refuge
WINSLOW, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana wildlife refuge has grown by 107 acres (43 hectares) after conservation groups donated a tract to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The land donated by Wetlands America Trust and Ducks Unlimited is now part of the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge, which spans about 9,000 acres (3,642 hectares) in Gibson and Pike counties along 30 miles (48 kilometers) of the Patoka River.
Sandhill cranes have been arriving by the thousands at Indiana's Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area during their annual migratory trip from northern Midwest states to the southeast coast area.
JP's online report notes that 3,848 cranes had arrived by Oct. 10 and 4,759 were there Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The cranes will keep arriving until their northwest Indiana stay-over peaks in late November or early December.
Man killed in lift collapse at Indiana football field
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says one man was fatally injured when a lift collapsed at a southern Indiana high school football field.
Jasper police say emergency crews were called about noon Monday to Jasper High School's football stadium, where two men were injured.
Southern Indiana girl, 14, bikes 2,000 miles in a month
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old southern Indiana girl who spent part of her summer break making a 2,000-mile bike trip says the excursion gave her a close look at the American West's beauty.
Mia Ahner joined her father and about 40 other cyclists on the 25-day trek that started in Santa Monica, California, and ended in Bloomington, Indiana.
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi teenager drowned while on a church outing in Alabama.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the 16-year-old drowned around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Smith Lake in north Alabama. Al.com reports that Cathy Davis, the head of Oak Hill Academy in West Point, Miss., identified the teen as Thomas Lee Bales of Aberdeen, Miss.
Indiana changes child abuse reporting procedures
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana school employees are now required to report suspected child abuse or neglect directly to the Department of Child Services or local law enforcement instead of first notifying a school administrator.
Republican State Sen. Mark Messmer of Jasper co-authored the legislation. He told the Tribune Star that the change was made because there's been a history of issues being swept under the rug and not reported.
Indiana boy, 6, starts aluminum can recycling service
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — A 6-year-old southern Indiana boy with a passion for recycling has started an aluminum can recycling service to save up for college.
Eli Harting travels around the city of Jasper every two weeks with his father, collecting and crushing cans for recycling.
He's saving the money he makes for college and to get a bigger truck for his business in the city about 50 miles northeast of Evansville.
Republican Indiana lawmaker launching bid for Senate
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana state Rep. Mike Braun plans to join the increasingly crowded Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
The Jasper lawmaker said Tuesday that he intends to "move forward" with a bid, which he will formally announce soon.
Braun was elected to the Legislature in 2014 and also owns an auto parts distribution company.
JASPER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the escape of 12 inmates from a county jail in Alabama. (all times local):
The sheriff in Walker County, Alabama says he's not going to make any excuses for the escape of a dozen inmates from his jail.
Sheriff James Underwood says an inmate used peanut butter to write the number of an outside door over his cell, and then persuaded a new employee watching on closed-circuit camera from a control room to open what he thought was the door to the man's cell.