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News in Hancock County, Indiana

Hancock County prepares for Ebola in Indiana
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:35:52 -0700

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hancock County public safety and healthcare workers are preparing just in case an Ebola patient ends up in Central Indiana. The county’s 911 dispatchers are now asking all people calling with medical concerns if they’ve traveled internationally in the past two months.

Officials: Hancock Co. underage drinking task force is working
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:20:49 -0700

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Almost a year and a half ago, Hancock County started up a concentrated task force aimed at cutting down underage drinking.

Area home sales snap year-old losing streak
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:24:40 -0700

Central Indiana ended a one-year slump in home sales in September, recording its first monthly increase in home-sale agreements since August 2013.

Handcuffed man escapes from Indiana jail guard
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:33:28 -0700

Authorities say a handcuffed man escaped after breaking away from a guard while being led into a central Indiana jail.

Man caught day after escape from Indiana jailer
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:03:27 -0700

Officials say a man who escaped from a central Indiana jail guard while handcuffed has been caught.

Proposed pipeline to cut through county
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:00:04 -0700

The blue line indicates the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline by Texas-based company Energy Transfer. The pipeline goes between Bowen and Augusta before veering west of Carthage and eventually connecting to the Mississippi River north of Hamilton.

Firefighters make sure homeowners have working smoke detectors
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:20:41 -0700

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Firefighters say having a working smoke detector in the home could cut a person’s chance of dying in a fire in half. This week, the members of the Sugar Creek Township Fire Department took it upon themselves to remind homeowners of that.

Crews clean up hundreds of pumpkins spilled in Sullivan Co. crash
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:05:38 -0700

Workers spent hours unloading hundreds of pumpkins from a semitrailer that slid down an embankment along a southwestern Indiana highway.

Area homebuilding permits up slightly in September
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:54:47 -0700

Permit filings for home construction in central Indiana increased 1 percent in September, marking a small jump following two months of declining activity in the local homebuilding market.

Full House Resorts, Inc. Reiterates Commitment to New York Projects
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:19:00 -0700

Full House Resorts, Inc. , a developer and manager of gaming facilities throughout the country, today issued the following statement: