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2/17/17

"Human Relations Commission reccomends anti-discrimination ordinance amendment"

The Madison Human Relations Commission voted to recommend an amendment to the city’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance during their meeting Thursday.
Commission Chair Bob Canida said the amendment to the ordinance is being proposed by City Council Member David Alcorn, who brought the issue to the HRC for their support. The ordinance would mandate that the city not discriminate against individuals in terms of employment or services based on race, gender, age, religious affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or country of origin. The amendment adds language that the current ordinance lacks, such as the protection for sexual orientation and gender identity. Canida stressed that the policy would be in place for the city’s operations, not individual businesses in the city. Canida said the purpose of the amendment falls in line with the core purpose of the Human Relations Commission.
Commission Vice Chair Nathan Montoya added that the amendment is an opportunity for the city to take the lead on inclusion.
The commission voted unanimously to recommend approved changes to Alcorn, and voted unanimously to offer their support to Alcorn’s proposal when it reaches the full council.
In other meeting news, the commission approved the book Just Mercy for their next One Book, One Community series. The commission will aim to start the reading program in the spring, with community events and discussions to take place in the summer. The commission will also explore setting up a community forum on alopecia, a condition which results in premature hair loss and baldness. The commission also elected its officers for 2017. Bob Canida will serve as chair, Nathan Montoya as vice chair, and Bob Pimlott as secretary.
The Human Relations Commission will next meet May 18th.

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"Osgood man killed in US 421 accident"

State troopers are investigating a car crash that killed a man in Ripley County.
According to the Indiana State Police, on Wednesday at approximately 8:30 a.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle personal injury crash on US 421 near Andrews Street in Osgood. As a result of the collision, an Osgood man later died from his injuries.
The initial investigation indicated that a vehicle being driven by 79-year-old Gary L. Fraser of Osgood pulled onto US 421 into the path of a truck being driven by Aaron M. Carroll of Holton that was traveling southbound on US 421. The vehicles collided nearly head on at that location. After the collision Fraser’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of US 421 while Carroll’s vehicle left the roadway before coming to a stop.
Fraser was initially entrapped in his vehicle. He was extricated from the vehicle and then air lifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment, where he later died as a result of his injuries. Carroll was not injured in the crash.
US 421 was closed for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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"Warrant leads to three arrests in Jennings County"

Three Jennings County residents face multiple charges following their arrests Monday.
According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, on February 13th at 11:15 a.m. deputies served an arrest warrant on Damon Clark at a residence on Magnolia Place. While at the residence deputies observed a vehicle in the driveway matching the description of a vehicle stolen from Bishop Motor Sales in Vernon on February 8th. Jennings County Central Dispatch confirmed the truck as well as the license plate displayed on the vehicle was stolen.
Deputies spoke with the subjects inside the residence while Damon Clark was taken into custody for his arrest warrant. Further investigation into the vehicle’s presence at the home led deputies to apply for a search warrant of the residence. A search warrant signed by Circuit Court Judge Webster was obtained. The search warrant was executed and resulted in the recovery of syringes, paraphernalia, Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Fentanyl.
Arrested following the search were Jarvie Williams, III, of North Vernon and Alexandrew Mullikan of Vernon. The two face multiple drug-related Level 6 Felony charges along with a Level 6 felony charge for Auto Theft. The investigation is ongoing.

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"Woman killed in Bedford health clinic shooting"

The alleged culprit is in custody following a shooting at a Bedford, Kentucky, health clinic.
According to the Kentucky State Police, on Tuesday at approximately 11:43 a.m. troopers were called to the You First Medical Center in Bedford. Upon arriving on the scene, police learned that 38-year-old Lora Cable of Milton had been shot and killed. Preliminary investigation identified 45-year-old Timothy Riddle of Milton as the alleged shooter.
Police began searching the area for Riddle, with the search resulting in a cautionary lockdown of Trimble County Schools and the Trimble County Courthouse. Police report that Riddle was taken into custody without incident at around 6:15 p.m. near Sulphur-Bedford Road.
Riddle has been charged with one count of Murder – Domestic Violence and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing at this time. In a video posted on the Trimble County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, KSP Post 5 Public Information Officer Josh Lawson said police are still looking for answers.
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