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Washington County Newswire

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  1. Black bear spotted again in southern Indiana, moving northRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    The Washington County Sheriff confirms a bear sighting near Pekin, Indiana. A woman posted a picture of the bear in a cornfield to Facebook and the sheriff's department says it has been seen by several other people in the area.

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  2. Southern Indiana woman shaken by racist graffiti on home, vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

    ... her home and car with hate speech. Mia Frias-Russell woke up to find her property in Campbellsburg - in Washington County - vandalized, so she turned to Facebook to show what happened. Her live video has been viewed more than 2 million times. A shed ...

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  3. Southern Indiana woman's home is target of racially-charged vandalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A man painted over the racial slurs that were spray-painted onto the shed of an African-American woman's home in Washington County, Ind. CAMPBELLSBURG, IN An African-American woman's home was the recent target of racially-charged vandalism in Campbellsburg, Ind. 2 comments

  4. Expert: Indiana black bear sightings likely to become more commonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WISH-TV Indianapolis

    ... in and around Corydon, about 20 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky. That bear was last seen in nearby Washington County. She says people who encounter bears should never feed them. Owens says black bears are shy, but when they learn to associate ...

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  5. Riggs Strikes Again, Drugs FoundRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    Late Wednesday, Trooper Zach Smith stopped a vehicle on East Bethel Road near East Blue River Road in Washington County for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop reasonable suspicion was developed that criminal activity was afoot.

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  6. Expert: Black bear sightings likely to become more commonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | The Tribune

    ... in and around Corydon, about 20 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky. That bear was last seen in nearby Washington County. She says people who encounter bears should never feed them. Owens says black bears are shy, but when they learn to associate ...

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  7. Wildlife experts weigh in on local black bear sightingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WDRB-TV Louisville

    ... raise your hands above your head, make loud noises," Owens said. The Corydon bear was last spotted in Washington County, Ind. Wildlife experts have no idea where it will head next. They say male bears typically wander, but may head back to where ...

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  8. Washington County man charged with felony meth possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WDRB-TV Louisville

    Lynn's Paradise Cafe has been closed for almost three years, but some Highland business owners are not happy about what's happened to the property since it was sold earlier this year. Lynn's Paradise Cafe has been closed for almost three years, but some Highland business owners are not happy about what's happened to the property since it was sold earlier this year.

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  9. Hamilton County Parks' placement of historic bridge from 1898 on holdRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Current in Carmel

    A bridge-placement project by Hamilton County Parks and Recreation has been put on hold after technical issues arose during the bridge's scheduled placement July 20. But the bridge isn't new. It's historic, from 1898, and previously served as the #113 bridge in Washington County.

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  10. Black Bear On Move In Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    A black bear that has been spotted in Harrison County over the past few days is on the move -- this time to the north in Washington County. Sheriff Roger Newlon says this morning he and Pekin Town Marshall Jeff Thomas had been responding to four calls about seeing a Black Bear in southern Washington County.

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  11. Prosecutors: Woman brought to US as nanny treated like slaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | The Tribune

    A Minnesota woman is charged with beating and starving a woman she brought from China to work as a nanny, holding her in a state of "slavery or indentured servitude," a prosecutor said. Lili Huang, 35, of Woodbury is charged in Washington County with five felony counts, including labor trafficking, false imprisonment and assault.

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  12. Fair livestock shows: Preparing for unpredictabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | The Republic

    ... Thursday, about 140 spectators watched as 26 heifers were paraded and evaluated by Ryan Bott, a judge from Washington County. But as it got closer for the time for 33 steers to make their appearance, followed by 15 starter calves, the livestock

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  13. Upstate NY events celebrate author of '12 Years a Slave'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | The Tribune

    Events focusing on the life of the author of "12 Years a Slave" are being held this weekend in the upstate New York communities where he lived before his pre-Civil War enslavement. Northup was born in the Adirondacks in Essex County and grew up in Fort Edward in Washington County.

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  14. Nearly 20 Mailboxes Vandalized In Washington CountyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 12 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    Nearly 20 mailboxes were vandalized early Sunday morning at residences on Nubian, Cox Ferry and Rush Creek roads in Washington County.

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  15. Three Were Injured In Wreck On State Road 60Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    According to a Washington County Police report, 77-year-old Rose Mitchell, of Salem, was traveling north on West Washington School Road when she pulled her 2009 Chevrolet Malibu into the path of a new 2017 International registered to Sternberg Inc. that was hauling Cosner's Ice. The impact caused the box truck to flip on its side.

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  16. Ohio man awarded $500,000 in punitive damages in DuPont caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | WTHI-TV Terre Haute

    ... its West Virginia plant into the Ohio River. Jurors awarded $5.1 million in compensatory damages to the Washington County man, who developed cancer. A DuPont spokesman said Friday the verdict will be appealed, and jurors were misled about the risk ...

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  17. Indiana man accused of soliciting 10-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A Washington County, IN man was arrested Tuesday on one count of child solicitation after having inappropriate social media conversations with a 10-year-old girl, according to Indiana State Police . >> MUGSHOTS: July 2016 Roundup A search warrant was executed at the Pekin home of William R. Knight, 44, after a lengthy investigation by ISP troopers and the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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  18. Pekin Man Arrested After Soliciting 10-Year-OldRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 6 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    A Pekin man was arrested Tuesday after Indiana State Police and deputies from Washington County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at his home. Police arrested 44-year-old William Knight after police say he encouraged a 10-year-old female to physically touch him in a sexual manner.

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  19. Historic hotel fundraiser setRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | The Tribune

    A fish fry to benefit the Joe Jackson Hotel restoration project will be from 11a a.m. to 2a p.m. Saturday at Whistle Stop, 2379 S. Main St., Vallonia. Meals, including two sides, will be available for $7.50.

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  20. Indiana man accused of texting random numbers to find teens for sexRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | WLKY-TV Louisville

    A Washington County, Indiana, man was arrested Thursday morning after sending sexually explicit text messages to a person he believed was an underage girl and arranging to meet her, according to authorities. SITTING AT A PICNIC TABLE WHO WORKS FOR THE SHERIFF'S HERE, WAITING FOR LYNCH.

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