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INDIANAPOLIS — A big jump in Indiana county jail overcrowding has state lawmakers looking to partially roll back a nearly decade-old criminal sentencing overhaul and let judges send more people convicted of low-level felonies into state prisons.

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FLOYD COUNTY — As your prosecutor and in partnership with state and local law enforcement, we are focused on your safety as you travel the roads this time of year. For that reason, we want to take this opportunity to pass along some helpful information.

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NEW ALBANY — A New Albany man was sentenced Thursday in Floyd Circuit Court to 7.5 years for an operating while intoxicated crash that seriously injured a local teen.

NEW ALBANY — The holiday season is filled with shopping, parties and gatherings with loved ones. It’s a season of joy, but it’s also a time when you can be at greater risk for dangers such as theft and break-ins because you’re busy and may let your guard down.

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NEW ALBANY — Deanna McLaughlin, a New Albany City Council member who was selected in a July caucus to represent District 4, was arrested Thursday night on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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CORYDON — Early Thursday morning, a New Albany man was arrested on numerous charges after he fled from an Indiana State Police trooper in Harrison County.

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FLOYD COUNTY — A Corydon man investigators say was wrongly charged after a New Albany police officer is said to have planted drugs on him is preparing to take legal action against the officer, department and chief.

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NEW ALBANY — A New Albany High School track coach has been charged with misdemeanor theft after investigators say he took more than $600 from a team fundraiser earlier this year.

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NEW ALBANY — A federal judge has denied a motion to include virtually all drivers who have paid tolling fees related to the Ohio River Bridges in litigation pending between three motorists and the companies responsible for collecting tolls on three bridges between Louisville and Southern Indiana.

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FLOYD COUNTY — Residents of Floyd County who have had their driver’s, hunting, fishing, professional or other license suspended because they owe child support can take advantage of a new program that may allow them to get their license reinstated.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville man is being held in the Clark County jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond after police say he had illegal drugs in his system when he fatally struck a cyclist on 10th Street in August.

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CLARK COUNTY — A Clarksville man is facing multiple felonies after police say he followed a woman who had cut him off in traffic, pointing a revolver at her as they both drove.

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NEW ALBANY — A man is being held in the Floyd County jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond after police say he shot another person near a business on Spring Street in New Albany last week before fleeing from officers.

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CLARKSVILLE — A federal judge has ruled that the Clarksville building commissioner did not have the authority to deny an annual license to the new owner of Theatair X last week and that the business still has the temporary license in effect that had been issued moments before.

The special Olympics prepares for the Borden Polar Plunge at Deam Lake in February. And, the New Albany head basket ball coach achieves his 600th win.

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