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1 hr ago | via The Republic
EDITORS NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county, and state police, fire and hospital agencies. Meghann M. King, 30, 903 Chestnut St., Columbus, failure to appear, 3:19a p.m., by the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, held in lieu of $5,000 bond. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 25 | via The Indianapolis Star
Jury gets case in Waynesville quadruple murder trial Samuel Sallee has denied killing the four people, whom he said were his friends. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1EQWbjt COLUMBUS, Ind. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via The Republic
Let's start with the immediate, local present and expand our considerations outward from there. One reason there are more decent-paying jobs in the Columbus area than there are people to fill them is that a significant percentage of applicants can't pass the drug screen. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via TheBlaze.com
Inclement weather can negatively impact our lives, making the traffic longer or a walking commute less pleasant, but on Wednesday it led police directly to a theft suspect . Police in Columbus, Indiana were responding to a call about a vehicle that had been robbed when they noticed clear footprints in the snow away from the scene of the crime. Comment?
Monday Feb 16 | via The Republic
Police arrested a Columbus man at 5:40 a.m. Sunday after he was accused of aggravated battery and rape. Police arrested Gregory Scott Taskey, 31, 2225 Union St., accusing him of assaulting a woman at his residence Sunday morning, Sgt. Comment?
Friday Feb 13 | via The Republic
Columbus police arrested a Columbus East High School student after he was accused of threatening a school staff member and counselors with a knife in a classroom at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Jacob "TJ" Acton, 18, 730 Wilson St., was arrested on charges of possession of a knife on school property and intimidation by drawing a deadly weapon, according to information provided by the Bartholomew County Jail. Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via The Republic
Columbus police arrested one suspect and are looking for another after an early morning burglary in the 700 block of Werner Avenue. Police were called at 3a a.m. Thursday when a homeowner there advised that two people were trying to break into his home and had fled in a vehicle. Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via WISH-TV Indianapolis
Police in Columbus are looking for a suspect they think may have been hit by gunfire following a thwarted theft Thursday morning. Officers were dispatched shortly after 4 a.m. to the 2200 block of Southeastern Boulevard about an attempted theft of catalytic converters. Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via The Republic
Columbus police arrested one suspect and are looking for another in an early morning burglary in the 700 block of Werner Avenue. Comment?
Jan 30, 2015 | via The Republic
Note: The statements, views, and opinions contained in this letter to the editor are those of the author and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect, the opinions of The Republic. On Jan. 17, The Republic published a letter from me stating that Mayor Kristen Brown was ill-advised to encourage the citizens of Columbus to participate in the national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Comment?
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