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Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts CRIMINAL: Nov. 28 – State of Indiana vs. Leonardo D. Fernandez, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with BAC of at least .08, criminal misdemeanor. Nov. 28 – State […]

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Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts CRIMINAL: Nov. 21 – State of Indiana vs. Tyler L. Bell, driving while suspended, criminal misdemeanor. Nov. 22 – State of Indiana vs. Nicole M. Hall, operating a vehicle with BAC […]

‘Not impressed’

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Defense says probable cause affidavit ‘flimsy’ in Delphi homicides, prosecutor says suspect may not have acted alone

Richard Allen may not have acted alone. That was the word from Prosecutor Nick McLeland to Special Judge Fran Gull on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Allen, 50, of Delphi, has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Abby Williams and Libby German. The two teenage girls went missing after hiking along the Monon High Bridge Trail on […]

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Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts CRIMINAL: Nov. 14 – State of Indiana vs. James W. Magee, reckless driving, speeding, criminal misdemeanor. Nov. 14 – State of Indiana vs. Cline M. Garriot, minor in possession of alcohol, […]

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Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts CRIMINAL: Nov. 7 – State of Indiana vs. Paul J. Groah, operating a vehicle with BAC of at least .08, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal misdemeanor. Nov. 10 – State […]

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Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts CRIMINAL Nov. 4 – State of Indiana vs. Vicente J. Torres, speeding, reckless driving, criminal misdemeanor. CIVIL: Nov. 1 – Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC vs. Courtney Carter, civil collection. Nov. 2 […]

ISP & Newton County Sheriff’s Department Conduct Traffic Blitz

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Recently The Indiana State Police Lowell Post, in conjunction with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, conducted a joint traffic enforcement initiative yesterday morning in Newton County. The blitz was conducted because of complaints about overweight vehicles traveling through Newton County. Over a four-hour period, officers stopped 11 trucks. Of those 11, […]

Arrest made concerning Delphi murders

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Oct. 28, 2022, will be the day Carroll County remembers as “the day.” On that day, Richard Allen, 50, of Delphi was officially charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German, 2,086 days since the two young girls’ bodies were found near the Monon High Bridge in Delphi. On Feb. 13, 2017, Williams […]

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Editor’s Note: A lawsuit filed or an arrest made is only one side of a story. In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benton County Courts CRIMINAL Oct. 26 – State of Indiana vs. Mario D. Gomez, public intoxication, criminal misdemeanor. Oct. 26 – State of Indiana vs. Alexanderia M. Warren, speeding, driving while suspended, criminal misdemeanor. […]

Illinois man charged concerning deadly wreck

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According to court documents filed in Vermilion County, Illinois, on Oct. 13, Anthony S. Austin, 45, of Georgetown, Ill. was charged with two counts, both involving Aggravated Driving Under the Influence which resulted in the deaths of Lee J. Hall, 52; Felisha J. Hall, 46; and their daughter, Madison G. Hall, 18. Both counts are Class 2 felonies in Illinois. […]


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