Sheriff's deputies say a Rockport man was arrested Thursday night after a report of shots fired and a later high speed chase. 911 dispatchers received the call about the gun shots around 10:30, and when deputies arrived at the residence on county road 350 North near 225 West they found a victim who had received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the left shoulder area. Before being transported by Gibson County Medics he was able to give a description of the suspect's vehicle. About an hour later Haubstadt Town Marshal Kevin Cox got into a high speed pursuit with a vehicle that matched that description. The pursuit ran down 41, through city streets in Fort Branch, and onto state road 168 before 29 year old Fred Maldonado was stopped and arrested. Maldonado is initially charged with resisting arrest and driving under the influence but further charges could be pending.
Those of us in the 812 area code will have until February before we need to begin using 10 digit dialing. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Thursday approved February 7th as the date the mandatory change will go into effect. It's part of to implementation of the new 930 area code - that will see those numbers overlaid with the 812 numbers in the region. New numbers with a 930 area code will be issued starting in March of 2015.
The Princeton Lady Tiger volleyball team eliminated from sectional play Thursday night, 3 sets to 1 by 11th-ranked Bosse. In the class A tournament at Tecumseh Wood Memorial's Lady Trojans make their way to the championship with a 3 set to none win over Cannelton Their opponent will be the host Lady Braves.
Opening round play in Indiana High School Football Tournaments set for tonight: In Class 3-A - Sectional 32. Pike Central plays at Bosse. Gibson Southern hosts Evansville Memorial. Princeton will host Mount Vernon. Vincennes Lincoln at Heritage Hills.
Wood Memorial in Class A - Sectional 48 travels to Linton.
Mount Carmel is ranked 7th in Illinois class 3-A as the Aces head into their regular season finale against Mount Vernon. Tournament pairings in Illinois will be released Saturday night.
Indiana's unemployment rate fell for a second straight month in September, while workforce development officials say Indiana continues to lead the nation in manufacturing jobs. There's been an increase of nearly 26,000 Hoosier manufacturing jobs in the past 12 months, putting Indiana in the top five. Officials say unemployment in September fell statewide to 5-point-7 percent - down a 10th of a point from the month before. Unemployment in all the counties in southwest part of the state continue to be lower than the state's. Last month in Vanderburgh County unemployment was 4-point-7 percent, Knox and Posey 4-point-4, Pike County 4-point-9 and in Gibson County in September unemployment was 4-point-6 percent.
State officials say they're still trying to figure out how to pay for finishing the Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville. Officials also said during an I-69 Regional Summit meeting Tuesday in Bloomington that money also hasn't been lined up for a bridge to take the highway across the Ohio River into Kentucky. The Associated Press reports Indiana highway commissioner Karl Browning says the agency is uncertain how to finance the extension's last section from Martinsville to Indianapolis.