Woman accused of violently punching herself in the face and blaming it on a man

Woman accused of violently punching herself in the face and blaming it on a man

A Jasonville woman has been charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon for allegedly hitting a man with a hammer. She’s also been charged with false informing for allegedly saying the man had punched her in the face. Video evidence revealed she punched herself in the face.

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Ramirez sentenced to 17 years in prison for driving drunk, causing tragic crash

Ramirez sentenced to 17 years in prison for driving drunk, causing tragic crash

On Friday, May 18 in 2018, Jeremiah Murphy lost his life in a horrific crash involving two vehicles in eastern Greene County. Murphy’s two passengers, including his young child, were very seriously injured. Today in Greene Superior Court, Raul Ramirez, the driver who pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing the crash, was sentenced by Judge Dena Martin to 17 years in prison.

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NWS reports preliminary info on Saturday evening tornado outbreak

NWS reports preliminary info on Saturday evening tornado outbreak

The National Weather Service (NWS) sent storm survey crews out on Sunday, June 16, and is expected to conduct additional surveys today, Monday, June 17, to assess the damage from a widespread tornado outbreak that occurred Saturday evening, June 15. This post contains the public information statement released by NWS late Sunday on their preliminary findings and damage survey on all five tornadoes. According to NWS, the Greene County Tornado was an EF-2 with wind speeds up to 130 mph, a path up to 400 yards wide that touched down in a 3.52 mile swath. It touched down at an estimated time of 6:56 p.m. and ended at 7 p.m.

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Center-Jackson Fire reports severe storm damage in eastern Greene County

Center-Jackson Fire reports severe storm damage in eastern Greene County

It’s been a long night in Greene County. Tornado touchdowns, rotating clouds, strong winds and torrential rain starting on the evening of Saturday, June 15, and continuing through the night and into Sunday, June 16, have taken a toll on families and businesses, especially in eastern Greene County but also in the Freedom area in southern Owen County as well as northwestern Greene County. Power outages and downed trees blocking roads have also been reported in other areas of Greene County. [Editor’s Note: Although you will need a subscription to read this story on this site, the entire story is posted on the GreeneStreets Facebook page.]

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GCSD issues reminder to drivers to take official SR 54 detour, and slow down on county roads

GCSD issues reminder to drivers to take official SR 54 detour, and slow down on county roads

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is asking drivers to follow the official detour around the construction project on State Road 54 east of Bloomfield in the Ridgeport area, and to slow down and be mindful when traveling on rural gravel roadways.

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Ongoing investigation and DNA matches result in charges against two suspects in home burglary

Ongoing investigation and DNA matches result in charges against two suspects in home burglary

After a home was ransacked in January, a lengthy and involved investigation began. Step by step, a detective followed leads that resulted in charges against two suspects after DNA testing linked both of them to a cigarette that was tossed away on the scene.

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Coal City man transported to hospital after Tuesday night ultralight plane crash

Coal City man transported to hospital after Tuesday night ultralight plane crash

Switz City - (Greene County) Last night, Tuesday, June 11, just after 9 p.m., a one-passenger aircraft suffered engine failure at approximately 2000 feet. The engine failure caused an unplanned “dead-stick” landing near County Road 600 West.

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