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Schools' reading scores improve
Bartholomew County public schools are seeing a growing number of third-graders pass the state's IREAD-3 exam, allowing them to advance to fourth grade.
Sat May 18, 2013
Library change emphasizes preservation
Changes to the plaza at the iconic Cleo Rogers Memorial Library in downtown Columbus will be focused on historic preservation rather than redesign.
Wed May 15, 2013
WLFI-TV West Lafayette
Man who found bodies returns to scene
Police in Bartholomew County are expanding their search for evidence at a murder scene in Waynesville.
Tue May 14, 2013
Live Coverage: Waynesville murder news conference
Press conference at noon today regarding Waynesville multiple murder case. We have live video coverage of the event.
Waynesville quadruple homicide 911 call, full transcript
Here is a transcript of a telephone call placed to the Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center by Daniel Burton, who returned to his Waynesville home Saturday, May 11, 2013 and soon after placed a 911 call at 10:39 p.m., when he talked to a dispatcher.
Decision on firing of deputy expected at Thursday meeting
The question of whether a 38-year veteran of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department can keep his job is expected to be answered later this week.
The Miami Herald
Coroner says 4 slain had multiple gunshot wounds
Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher tells The Associated Press that all four were shot in various parts of their bodies and that the female homeowner was stabbed several times.
Local Police & Fire
Police, Fire EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police, fire and hospital agencies.
No suspect after 4 murdered in Indiana
According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett, the bodies of Katherine Burton, 53, Thomas Smith, 39, Aaron Cross, 41, and Shawn Burton, 41, all of Columbus, Indiana, were discovered Saturday night by Katherine Burton's son, Daniel Burton, 27.
Mon May 13, 2013
Coroner: Multiple wounds possible
The first of four autopsies on victims of Saturday's quadruple homicide in Waynesville turned up something Monday that Bartholomew County Coroner Larry Fisher said he wasn't expecting: the possibility of multiple wound locations.
Lightning likely culprit in generator problem at Emergency Operations Center
A possible lightning strike fried the controls of the backup generator at the Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center last week, leading it to run unnecessarily for about 11 hours, the County Commissioners learned Monday.
No arrests yet in Bartholomew County quadruple murder
No new details will be released concerning the deaths of four Bartholomew County residents until a news conference Tuesday.
Sun May 12, 2013
Drug problems plagued neighborhood before four murders
Waynesville is a small town with a big problem. Four people were shot to death late Saturday night - Thomas "Tommy" Smith, Aaron Cross and Shawn Burton were found in the living room, while Katherine Burton Neighbors say drugs have become a problem in the Waynesville neighborhood where four people were shot to death Saturday night.
Letter: Thanks to volunteers that helped beautify city
Special thanks to the city of Columbus, Bartholomew County Code Enforcement, Cummins employees and church volunteers organized by First Christian Church.
The Miami Herald
Coroner IDs 3 of 4 victims shot dead in S. Indiana
A southern Indiana man returning home from work found two people shot to death in the living room, and investigators found two other bodies inside, authorities said Sunday.
4 dead in Waynesville home Sheriff Gorbett: Resident found bodies...
Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett made a statement just prior to 5 a.m. Sunday May 12, 2013 regarding the discovery overnight of four bodies, found with gunshot wounds in Waynesville home in Bartholomew County south of Columbus, Indiana.
Sat May 11, 2013
Local Police & Fire
Police, Fire Arrests Tuesday Roger Lee Robinette III, 32, Hartsville, Tenn., warrant, 3:40 p.m., by Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department, released on $35,000 bond.
Fri May 10, 2013
Driver sent to prison for 2012 hit-and-run
Ryan Uhls, 34, of 221 Della Road has been sentenced to two and one-half years in prison on a pair of criminal charges related to a hit-and-run accident that severely injured a pedestrian in the parking lot of Caddies Pub last summer.
Late-night storm fells tree
A storm that produced a tornado warning late Thursday for northern Bartholomew County caused a tree to fall on a house, tree limbs to fall on some roads and a few high water spots, police and an emergency operations official said.
Hit-and-run suspect Tolbert released on bond
The Elizabethtown man charged with reckless homicide in the hit-and-run death of a Vallonia man is out of jail after his aunt paid his bond.