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At approximately 2:36 Thursday afternoon, the Randolph County Sheriff Department responded to a two vehicle accident northeast of Saratoga. 

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(September 6, 2021) – On Sunday, September 5, 2021, at approximately 4:40 pm, the Randolph County E911 Center received a report of a Personal Injury accident on County Road 200 East, south of County Road 100 North.

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Randolph County Coroner Darren James has advised positive identification for the deceased driver involved in the crash yesterday.

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No one likes it when a wrench gets thrown into the system.  But Mother Nature is doing so as we speak. Monday and Tuesday’s weather looks to bring some very treacherous traveling conditions. For this reason my staff and I have made the decision to postpone delivery of The News Gazette until …

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A suspect is in custody after a shooting incident Thursday on Winchester's east side.

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A suspect is in custody after a shooting incident Thursday on Winchester's east side.

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At approximately 11:10 am a call was received by the Randolph County Dispatch with a report of a body located on the sidewalk in the 300 block of E. North Street in Winchester. Upon arrival Winchester Police Department found a deceased male subject with an apparent single gunshot wound to th…

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INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Commissioner Peter L. Lacy announced the following service adjustments included in Executive Order 20-05 issued by Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today, March 19, 2020. The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/…

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With the recent viral outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, it is vital for citizens to receive the most current information concerning the virus. The television and internet allow for national and state news to be readily available. But when you need more localized information, In rural com…

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Yesterday (January 30) the Winchester Police Department received a call that a Green Chevy S-10 Blazer, owned by Melissa Segura, had been reported stolen from the Pak-a-Sak/Subway location in Winchester, Indiana. After a high speed chase ensued the vehicle was stopped in northern Wayne Count…

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Sources have confirmed there is an active shooting situation underway in the 800 block of West Church Street, Lynn. Officers were called to the scene for a domestic altercation. A male subject was reportedly holding a female hostage who has since been allowed to leave the residence. Heavy po…

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At 8:25 am an alert was sent out via emergency text that the City of Lynn is without water service. The water tower is empty and the source of the leak is unknown. Citizens are advised to use bottled water until further notice. 

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This morning authorities from various departments responded to what is being called an active law enforcement situation. Unofficial reports state that there was  an active shooter where an unknown amount of shots were fired in the area of Deerfield and State Line Road on the northeast part o…

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Winchester - Around 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd 2018, the Winchester Police Department requested the Indiana State Police to conduct a death investigation in their city. Earlier that Saturday morning Winchester Officers had went to the residence at 505 West South St. for a welfare check…

Randolph County’s 2020 primary candidate filings have been rather slow this election season.  Out of the city and town offices that are up for election, including Mayor, Clerk/Treasurer, Judge, Common Council and Town Board,  there have only been 18 candidates step up to file to fill those seats.

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Greg Pence, Republican candidate for US Congress for the Indiana 6th District, visited Mrs. Wick’s restaurant on Wednesday May 23, 2018 as he campaigns for November’s election. Pence enjoyed a slice of blackberry pie with voters who stopped to make his acquaintance, ask questions, or tell hi…

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    Today, the “Winchester House,” a 23-bed residential in-patient treatment facility for women and their children, became a reality. The building that is now the Winchester House is owned by the City of Winchester and the Volunteers of America will operate an expansion of their Fresh Start …

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   The United Way of Randolph County and other local non profits and businesses will sponsor a "Fill the Truck" drive to collect donations for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and in preparation of Hurricane Irma.  

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AURORA – Chris Soules sounded panicked and out of breath in a 911 call where he was reporting the fatal crash that occurred on County Road W45 north of Aurora, Monday around 8:20 p.m., that killed Ken Mosher, 66, of Aurora.

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FAYETTE – It was a shocking crime scene.  Glass shattered throughout the classroom. Desks flipped onto their sides. Blood splatter and drug residue spread across the floor and desktops. What happened in the Upper Iowa University’s Colgrove-Walker Hall at Fayette Campus?

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ELKADER - Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader hosted a standing room only crowd of hunters, landowners and area residents on Monday night who were there to learn about chronic wasting disease and then gave their thoughts on how they wanted to address it.

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OELWEIN — People around the community are starting to hear a buzz about a World Café to be held at the Oelwein Community Plaza from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 9. The first question everyone asks is “What kind of food will be there?”

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ELKADER - Deputy Jed Jones has been with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department since 2010 but recently, according to Sheriff Mike Tschirgi, took on the task of completing an arduous training to become the Department’s DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) officer.

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The Women’s March on Washington that took place on Saturday was joined in solidarity by numerous other marches in cities across the country. The event’s website, womensmarch.com, referred to these as “Sister Marches.” One of those Sister Marches took place in Valparaiso in Porter County. It was a largely peaceful event, even when the participants encountered a pro-life group finishing its own demonstration. The local march was attended by numerous men and women from the surrounding area, including Rensselaer. 

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In his inaugural address President Donald J. Trump pledged to return the power to the people. 

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As new President Donald Trump took over the reins of the nation from former President Barack Obama, about a dozen residents of Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community gathered in Good Shepherd Chapel on Friday morning to witness history in the making.

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OELWEIN, IA. - Oelwein Middle School Social Studies teacher Craig Harrison had his students watch Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony during class on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Jan. 20, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became “the rulers of this nation again.”

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Since the arrival of the Trump administration, local leaders have become largely optimistic about what is yet to come in the President's first term. They are also thrilled with Indiana's connection to the national stage, through former Governor Mike Pence's rise to the Vice Presidency. With these new circumstances, they hope that Indiana's agricultural and political values could influence the direction of the country.  

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Women and men from all corners of the country converged on the nation’s capital a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

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Susan and Mitchell Bence of Watseka, Ill., are in Washington, D.C., this week for President Donald J. Trump's Inauguration Week. Today they sent some photos of events they've attended this week. 

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RENSSELAER, IN. — In the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, local college students reflected on the 2016 election and where the county may be heading. Some lean toward the conservative side and are filled with enthusiasm. Others are more moderate, staying quietly optimistic. And still others, on the liberal side, are disappointed by the decisions that have been made, but choose to remain hopeful.   

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