September 1, 2014

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APD: One hurt in Friday afternoon collision
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, August 29, 2014 4:25 PM

One motorist was taken to Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, after a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon, Aug. 29, said Aurora police.

Mildred Hyden, Lawrenceburg, receive minor injuries after a 2012 black Ford Escape collided with her white 1998 Buick LeSabre passenger car, said police. She was taken to the hospital by Aurora Emergency Rescue after the 3:10 p.m. wreck at U.S. 50 West westbound at the Sycamore Estates intersection.

Linda Cutter, Rising Sun, was driving the Ford, which struck the driver's side door of the Buick, said police. The crash remains under investigation at this time. Aurora Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Learn how to escape sinking vehicle
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, August 29, 2014 3:01 PM

Recently, The Indiana State Police Underwater Search and Recovery Team along with Doctor Gordon Giesbrecht, a world renowned expert in vehicle immersions, recorded a segment on vehicle immersions for ABC Good Morning America that is scheduled to air on Tuesday morning, September 2nd, barring any unforeseen breaking news.

The ISP Dive Team and Doctor Giesbrecht have a long relationship and a mutual philosophy on how to escape a vehicle that goes into the water. Doctor Giesbrecht, a professor at the University of Manitoba, was initially contacted by the producers of Good Morning America as he is considered an expert in vehicle immersions.

Doctor Giesbrecht, having worked with the ISP dive team in the past, contacted Dive Team Leader Detective Robert May to assist him with GMA segment. It was filmed at a retention pond on the District 52 Post property located at 21st and Post Road in Indianapolis.

A drivable vehicle was provided by Lawrence Towing and environmental precautions were taken prior to the car being driven into the water by ABC Correspondent Matt Gutman. The vehicle was also occupied by Doctor Giesbrecht, ISP Diver Sgt Chris Lambert and a manikin child in a child restraint seat. Gutman’s objective was to remove the manikin child and himself and escape to the roof of the car prior to it sinking.

The entire event was filmed with both interior and exterior camera’s and documents well Gutman’s removal of the manikin child and himself from the vehicle.

“We wanted to show the public that it is possible to escape a vehicle that has gone into the water”, stated Detective May. “But you must rely on yourself to get you out of the car."

The State Police Dive Team suggests you do the following if your vehicle goes into the water:

1. Seatbelts: Off or cut

2. Windows: Open or break

3. Children: Undo their restraints, oldest to youngest

4. Out: Through the window. Children first. Then climb on the roof to wait for help or prepare to swim to shore.

Aurora exec. session: city manager, land acquisition
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, August 29, 2014 1:24 PM

Aurora City Council will meet in an executive session Wednesday, Sept. 3, to receive information about and/or interview candidates for the city manager position, said city attorney Jeff Stratman.

The council also will discuss negotiations of a possible land acquisition during the executive session, which will be at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room on the second floor of the Aurora City Building, 235 Main St., he said.

Immediately following the executive session, the council will meet in a public session to take any necessary formal action or vote as a result of the executive session discussion.

E. coli found in raw Aurora water, not in distributed H2O
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Friday, August 29, 2014 10:48 AM

The water Aurora Utilities customers are and have been getting "tested good" Tuesday, Aug. 26, a day after samples taken of untreated water at the wellheads came back positive for E. coli, said Aurora Utilities Superintendent Randy Turner Friday morning, Aug. 29.

Nonetheless, Aurora Utilities issued a boil water advisory Friday morning, as directed by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, he said. IDEM officials told Aurora that was the only way to handle the situation, and also advised Turner that the way the utilities samples water at the wellheads needs to change.

Johnson Fork Road to close for bridge repair
Written by Submitted   
Friday, August 29, 2014 10:06 AM

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 2, Paul H. Rohe Company will close Johnson Fork Road between 29470 Johnson Fork Road and Thomas Road for 60 days.  Paul H. Rohe will be doing a bridge rehabilitation on County Bridge No. 88.