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SHARING HOPE: Recovery Walk reminds those struggling with addiction they are not alone

2020-10-19T18:26:48+00:00September 29th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Lyndsey Denney’s immediate family huddled together in the Courthouse Plaza. They were there to tell the crowd how much they miss and love the young woman who died from a drug overdose earlier this summer, despite an intense battle against her addiction. The moment is always the most difficult part

FOCUS ON HOPE: Recovery Walk to spotlight addictions

2020-10-19T18:25:08+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Zoey's Place|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Her name was Lyndsey Nicole Denney, and she died from a drug overdose — heroin and fentanyl — on July 19. The Greenfield native was only 20 years old. Far too young to really branch out into the world to make a real difference capitalizing on her outgoing,

Judge accepts plea deal in rape case

2020-10-19T18:20:23+00:00August 1st, 2020|Daily Reporter, Rape|

By Kristy Deer - HANCOCK COUNTY — Judge Marie Castetter on Friday, July 31, reluctantly accepted a plea agreement in a rape case in which the defendant admitted guilt to two misdemeanor charges. Nabil Zaim, 36, Greenfield, was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with eight days executed and 357 days suspended to probation on a domestic

With precautions in place, courts set to resume jury trials

2020-10-19T18:19:04+00:00July 17th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Judges were set last week to test their new courtroom safety protocol for a 12-person jury, but the case was settled through a plea agreement and the trial never took place. Still, after suspending jury trials for months, the courts are pushing forward to resume them

Police: Nearly $17,000 in cash, meth found in traffic stop

2020-10-19T18:55:54+00:00June 26th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — Four people from Vincennes face multiple drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in January during which officers found methamphetamine and almost $17,000 in cash. The prosecutor’s office didn’t file the charges until earlier this month at the completion of an investigation, Prosecutor Brent Eaton said. Catherine Lynn

Rape case to get special prosecutor

2020-10-19T18:54:42+00:00June 25th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Rape|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — The case against a Cumberland man accused of raping a woman in March is headed to a special prosecutor. Prosecutor Brent Eaton requested a special prosecutor to pursue charges against Nabil Zaim, 35, after Zaim’s attorney informed the prosecutor’s office he planned to call at least one

Leaders gauge domestic violence amid pandemic

2020-10-19T18:53:03+00:00June 6th, 2020|Daily Reporter, Domestic violence|

By Kristy Deer, Greenfield Daily Reporter HANCOCK COUNTY — Many counties around the state have reported an increase in domestic violence and battery charges during the pandemic, but that has not been the case in Hancock County. County officials looked into arrests reports for the months of March and April and found charges for domestic violence

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