Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


January 3, 2014

Winter blast leads to accidents

GREENSBURG – Mother Nature’s New Year’s greeting of frigid temperatures and several inches of slippery snow led to multiple minor accidents and interstate slide-offs throughout the county Thursday.

Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen told the Daily News his department had received 14 reports of vehicle slide-offs on Interstate 74, none of which had resulted in injuries or damage.

The sheriff said the slide-offs involved multiple vehicles in various slick spots along I-74 from early Thursday morning and into the afternoon. Allen said most of the accidents involved vehicles leaving the roadway and coming to rest in ditches or in the median. Responding deputies and towing services were able to right the vehicles and send the motorists on their way, Sheriff Allen said.

In other areas of the county, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to minor weather-related accidents on State Road 3 North, State Road 46 at County Road 750 West and State Road 3 south of Westport.

One afternoon accident involved a rollover of a vehicle on I-74. Neither of the two occupants of that vehicle was injured, and they were able to leave the car on their own power.

Additionally, an early morning semi accident at the Petro Truck Stop was attributed to weather conditions.

Sheriff Allen said the quickly falling temperatures combined with accumulation of three to six inches of snow were the primary causes of the multiple minor accidents throughout the county.

Allen said previously cleared roadways had re-frozen throughout the day Thursday, and many county roads were covered in black ice, which is extremely slick and dangerous.

The sheriff encouraged drivers to operate their vehicles “well below the speed limit” during conditions such as those found throughout much of the state Thursday. Allen also cautioned motorists to be wary of blowing and drifting snow Friday.

At Daily News press time Thursday, the National Weather Service was predicting additional accumulation for the Decatur County area throughout the coming weekend.

News partner WISH-TV said temperatures will remain well below freezing over the next several days.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056;

Text Only
  • 'Family Connections' looks to empower families “Family Connections’ mission is building strong families. We believe by building strong families we build strong communities. We empower families to become the best they can be,” points out executive director Connie DeBurger. The southeastern Indiana

    August 20, 2014

  • nws-gb082014-cookie theft mug Girl Scout Cookie fund theft charged GREENSBURG – A man accused of stealing from a child’s Girl Scout Cookie fund now faces a local theft charge alongside drug-related offenses in a nearby county.Police arrested James K. Sparks, 30, on Monday, following the issuance of a warrant from th

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Events Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240.Aug. 2211 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Baked

    August 20, 2014

  • nwnws-gb082014 record corn crop photo 2 Record crop, but low prices worry farmers GREENSBURG — Decatur County farmer David Miers said this year’s corn plants look better than any he has seen in all the 44 years he has raised crops.“The corn crop this year, at this point … best corn crop we’ve ever raised,” he said. “It’s absolutel

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws-gb082014-casey simmons arrest and mug-19 Woman jailed on multiple battery charges GREENSBURG – A Greensburg woman alleged to have threatened to harm a police officer, jail officer and others during an alcohol-induced rage was arrested and jailed over the weekend.Casey Renee Simmons, 22, of the 900 block of West CR 150 North, was a

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Land Zeppelin inventor to kick off crowdfunding campaign GREENSBURG — A local inventor plans to use the power of the people — and the World Wide Web — to secure funds to produce prototypes for the Land Zeppelin, a Zeppelin-shaped apparatus that allows bicyclists to ride in the rain without getting wet.Jim

    August 20, 2014

  • County clerk says she will officiate weddings Greensburg — Newly appointed Decatur County Clerk Adina Roberts will perform marriage ceremonies at the courthouse weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Those interested in being married by Roberts can contact the clerk’s office at 663-8223 or 663-8642.Most

    August 19, 2014

  • Ladies invited to mammogram program fundraiser GREENSBURG – The Hospital Foundation of Decatur County invites area women to be a part of the first “Tee Off ‘Fore’ Ta-Tas” all-female “Goofy” Golf Tournament, to be held at North Branch Golf Course from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. This unique even

    August 19, 2014

  • nws-gb081914 domestic battery photo Man threatened, beat and choked wife GREENSBURG — A Greensburg man has been charged with three felonies related to a domestic battery in which police suspect he choked his wife and threatened to kill her and her son.Justin Embree, 38, of 227 ½ N. Monfort, has been charged with strangula

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woman shares story of abusive marriage GREENSBURG – Domestic violence is an ever-growing problem that causes permanent emotional damage and takes many lives each year; one in four women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.Many people believe such problems don’t exist in their c

    August 19, 2014