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Neal trial delayed again; case now 6 years old

By Dave Taylor Another trial date has come and gone for Scott Neal, the former Hancock County High School English teacher and cross country coach, who was indicted in 2012 on multiple counts of possession of child porn. Neal’s arrest made headlines in the region in November 2012, and cost him his 15-year career in…

Former HCHS track standout charged with murdering infant son

By Dave Taylor In May 2014, Austin Haaff was the star of the Hancock County High School track team, leading the boys to the Region 2A championship as the meet’s top scorer. Now just four years later, he’s facing life in prison after police say he murdered his infant son.  Haaff, 22, was charged with…

Cooper charged with juvenile sex abuse

By Dave Taylor A 41-year-old man is in jail after being charged with the sexual abuse of a young juvenile in Hawesville earlier this year. Michael Dewayne Cooper, whose address has been listed as both Fordsville and Hawesville, was arrested by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Monday to answer state charges that he sexually abused…

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