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Crawford County News

Indian Hills fire leads to burglary, arson and car theft charges

    A Cuba man stands charged with arson, burglary, and stealing a car, allegedly confessing the crimes to county law enforcement and a state fire marshal. Carl W. Shafferkoetter, 34, has been charged with three class C felonies: arson in the second degree, burglary in the second degree and tampering in the first degree, all stemming from an incident that took place on November 11, 2014.

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Crawford County CenCom has new storage area, updates procedures

The Crawford County E-911 office will soon be able to move some old records out of their cramped space. In a joint effort with STE, the 911 office has a new storage facility located next to the parking lot on their side of the STE building. The 911 board approved the purchase of the small building, and STE took care of the ground preparation to install it. It will be used to house old records that 911 is required to keep indefinitely.

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County clerk opposes self-funded health insurance

    Health insurance for Crawford County employees may change in 2015 from the self-funded plan that has been in place the last three years to a more traditional one. Commissioners met with the two bidders at their January 6 meeting, then heard a report on the topic from County Clerk John Martin at the following week’s session. Martin is opposed to the self-funded plan, claiming it is far too costly for the county budget.

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Numerous felony charges filed between December 4 and January 13

    The Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney filed felony charges against the following people between December 4 and January 13:

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Troop I announces DWI saturation planned in Crawford County

Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, has announced that sometime during the month of February, troopers assigned to Troop I will be involved in a special enforcement operation specifically targeting those drivers who are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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