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  • Fired police officer is denied unemployment benefits

    A former Carroll police officer — who was fired in January after she failed to tell residents to shovel snow from their sidewalks — is not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, a judge has decided.

  • Carroll officer drives through town with live animal hanging out window

    A Carroll police officer who was dispatched to capture an opossum last month transported the animal about a mile through town with it hanging by its neck in a noose out his patrol vehicle’s window.

  • Those who want to carry a gun in public can get certified for free by attending a new class offered by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New Opportunities gives antidotes, trains officers for overdoses

    Substance abuse counselors trained local law officers on Tuesday how to administer a nasal spray that is designed to counteract an opioid overdose.

  • Police chief was slow to address ‘problem officer’

    The first police officer Brad Burke hired after he was promoted to chief of the Carroll Police Department in 2015 was Jacob Smith, who, public records show, had been fired from his previous police job, in part, for engaging in a Facebook conversation with a 16-year-old girl while he was on duty.

  • Council calls off meeting on police chief’s job performance

    A closed City Council meeting scheduled Monday evening, evidently to privately discuss Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke’s job performance, was called off after Burke and members of the public showed up to protest what they described as unfair secrecy on the part of city officials.

  • Judge dismisses former officer’s lawsuit against Daily Times Herald

    The Daily Times Herald’s account of what led a former Carroll police officer to resign under the threat of termination in July 2017 was accurate, a district judge ruled Monday when he dismissed the officer’s lawsuit against the newspaper and its reporter Jared Strong.

  • City questions funding of communications center

    Carroll city and county leaders have agreed to discuss whether Carroll city residents are unfairly taxed, under a 30-year-old agreement, to fund the communications center that handles the county’s 911 calls.

  • Carroll police officers gave several hundred dollars to repair the vehicle of the mother of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead early this month.


    In a darkened, chilly house, a man slips through a hole in the floor to hide.

    The cops are looking for him, but it’s dark, and he’s out of sight.

    Then, suddenly, a shout — a young, strong dog has him by the leg.

  • Chief: Fired officer bred toxic morale

    If Sandy March — a recently fired Carroll police officer who had patrolled the town’s streets for 18 years — is reinstated to her post, other officers would grow increasingly insubordinate, the police chief said during March’s termination appeal hearing on Tuesday.

  • Chief: Officer violated ‘last chance agreement’

    A longtime Carroll police officer was fired for insubordination in January after she violated department policy several times.

  • Longtime police officer is fired

    A patrol officer who had worked for the Carroll Police Department for more than 18 years was fired last month for reasons that have not yet been publicly disclosed.

  • A question of legality

    Every morning, Jacky Sklenar bends down to administer an oil to her 10-year-old son, Nolan, to fend off the seizures that had wracked his body every day for three years.

  • A Greene County emergency dispatcher resigned late last month for concealing a report that a deputy sheriff drove from Wild Rose Casino in his pickup truck after he was intoxicated and bartenders there refused to serve him more alcohol.

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