Daily news and links – May 14, 2023

Fire and Police News:

Monroe Fire Protection District responds to a collision Saturday evening; One vehicle inverted

The MFD released the following on Facebook:

“MFD units responded to S Old State Rd 37 and Dillman Rd for a motor vehicle accident earlier this evening.

Crews arrived to find one of the vehicles inverted. All occupants were able to get out of the vehicles on their own. Two individuals were transported to the hospital for further evaluation of their injuries.”

Indiana 46 east of Vandalia was closed Saturday

The Owen County Sheriff’s Office released the following on Facebook Saturday, May 13, 2023:

“All lanes of State Road 46 east of Vandalia and west of Spencer in Owen County are currently closed. Crews are working on an emergency slide repair. The location of the slide repair is east of Chapman Road and west of Carmichael Lane.

Access to local homes and businesses will be maintained.

Detour will follow the route of S.R. 59 to I-70 to U.S. 231.

We will keep you up to date as more information becomes available.”

Lawrence County Indiana Sheriff’s Office warns about scam

The LCSO released the following on Facebook on May 11, 2023:


If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be an officer who informs you that you have a warrant for your arrest and must send money….IT’S A SCAM!!! We do not do that.”

News with a local connection:

Deep dive: Opioid settlement fund investigation (Part 4)

CBD could help Naloxone reverse opioid overdoses

(Story quotes IU Bloomington research scientist)


Sports news:

IndyCar results, points after GMR Grand Prix


New metal detectors at Speedway picking up more than weapons

Indiana softball loses 2-1 to Northwestern, falls just short of Big Ten Championship



Indiana baseball will play against Purdue today at noon:


Bloomington drum and circle dance – May 14, 2023




Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Indianapolis IN

340 AM EDT Sun May 14 2023







Including the cities of Delphi, Flora, Williamsport, West Lebanon,

Lafayette, West Lafayette, Frankfort, Kokomo, Attica, Covington,

Veedersburg, Crawfordsville, Lebanon, Zionsville, Tipton, Fishers,

Carmel, Noblesville, Anderson, Muncie, Winchester, Union City,

Farmland, Parker City, Clinton, Fairview Park, Rockville, Montezuma,

Rosedale, Greencastle, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville,

Indianapolis, Greenfield, New Castle, Terre Haute, Brazil, Spencer,

Gosport, Martinsville, Mooresville, Greenwood, Franklin,

Shelbyville, Rushville, Sullivan, Carlisle, Shelburn, Farmersburg,

Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington, Bloomington, Nashville,

Columbus, Greensburg, Vincennes, Washington, Loogootee, Shoals,

Bedford, Mitchell, Seymour, and North Vernon

340 AM EDT Sun May 14 2023

This hazardous weather outlook is for central Indiana.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Weather Hazards: Lightning

Isolated thunderstorms are possible today, mainly over southwest

Central Indiana.

Storm motion will be from the northwest around 30 mph.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.


More information, along with other weather, hydrological and climate

information can be found at http://weather.gov/ind



If you have local Bloomington, Monroe County, or Central Indiana news for the Bloomingtonian, or a press release, please send it to: [email protected], and we’ll consider it.

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