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Today's News

  • 1 twin in fatal accident comes home

    Two members of a Shelby County family remain hospitalized in Florida, recovering from a devastating crash that killed Carolyn Phillips and her 13-year-old son, Devin Miller.

    Victor Phillips, 27, and Jordan Miller, 10, are under care at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, but Jordan’s twin brother, Seth, got to come home to Shelbyville on Thursday, said Uley Washburn, Victor Phillips’ stepfather.

  • SOUDER: Are you ready for some football?

    A couple of weeks ago you could have learned a lot about a person by asking them a simple question: “I was watching the news today and was wondering, do you think they’ll reach a deal?”

    Now some people who follow the political scene would’ve likely assumed you were talking about the debt-ceiling debate going on in Congress at the time, and answered accordingly.

  • Man once deported now heads to prison

    A man living illegally in Shelby County has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for returning to the United States after being deported.
    Federal charges were handed down against Jacinto Lopez-Medina, 31, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he was sentenced Aug. 10 in federal court in Frankfort.

  • Shelby County man charged with incest, multiple rapes

    A Shelbyville man has been indicted on a dozen charges of incest, first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The indictment says the incest charges against Carlos Juan Sapon, 23, of Shepard Way span from May 16, 2008 through July 2010.

    The document says the victim’s relationship to Sapon was that of either a brother or sister, an ancestor or descendent.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on bullets that struck house

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis is working with Crime Stoppers to solve the mystery of who shot through a house in the Todds Station subdivision on Sunday.

    The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when someone apparently fired three rounds from a .22 caliber rifle, striking a house at 122 Lincoln Station Dr.

    No one was hit inside the house, and Minnis said the family did not realize that shots had been fired until later that evening, when they found bullet holes.

  • Fugitive of the Week

    Crime Stopper’s fugitive of the week is Alfonzo M. Cochran. There is a warrant out for his arrest on drug-related charges and contempt of court for child support. Cochran is described as a black male, 29 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000. Callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers can be reached at 633-4500 or at www.shelbyclue.com.

     

  • Shelbyville man charged with sodomy

    A Shelbyville man is out on bond, charged with first-degree sodomy that police say allegedly occurred while the victim was sleeping.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Leroy Blackburn, 63, of Rockbridge Road of first-degree sodomy, a Class B felony, on June 29.

    The sheriff’s report on the incident said that on May 11 Blackburn initiated the sexual encounter on his friend, Rebecca Hawkins, 49, while she was in a deep sleep because of some prescription medication she had taken.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, Aug. 12, 2001

    Anthony M. Green,  52, of 110 Fairview Drive in Simpsonville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), a Class C felony, tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony, first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, failure to or improper signal, a violation, and excessive window tinting, a violation.

  • UNDERWOOD: Catch the spirit of success with 3 key steps

    USA! USA! USA! could be heard chanted around the country on Sunday afternoon when the U.S. women’s national soccer team played Japan in the World Cup. This courageous group of women won the hearts of not only diehard soccer fans but also many Americans as well because of their determination and will to win.

    Game after game we watched as they came back from deficits and overcame obstacles to ultimately triumph. Even though they came up two penalty kicks short after leading most of the game, they held their heads high as the true champions.

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 12, 2011

    Revere company plans

    new Indiana facility

    Revere Plastics, a sister company to Revere Packaging in Shelbyville, is looking to build a 122,000-square foot facility that would bring 178 new jobs to Jeffersonville, Ind. Both companies are subsidiaries of Revere Industries, which is based in Indiana.