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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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NEW ALBANY — One person has died after a New Albany crash involving a semi-truck on Grant Line Road, in the area of Grant Line Elementary School.

On Jan. 5, Steve Bush officially filed paperwork to become a Republican candidate for Floyd County Sheriff. Over 25 months ago he formed an organizational committee to start his campaign. Steve is excited with the overwhelming support so far.

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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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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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SELLERSBURG — Town leaders are moving forward on several projects aimed at providing better water pressure and quality in Sellersburg, a benefit to new and future residents and the fire protection services in the area.

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LOUISVILLE — Overnight lane closures are scheduled Tuesday on Interstate 65 North near the Abraham Lincoln Bridge. Three lanes and a shoulder will be closed for maintenance of tolling equipment, according to a news release. 

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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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CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Town Council has passed a proposed $16.5 million budget for fiscal year 2022, roughly 5.4% or $837,558 more than this year’s.

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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.

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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