Indiana State Police investigating fatal Hagerstown shooting

One Hagerstown man has died after a shooting believed to stem from a dispute between neighbors, police said. KC Allen Simpson, 32, died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds received Wednesday afternoon. Wayne County emergency personnel were called to a possible shooting at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 4700 block of Brick Church Road west of Hagerstown, according to a news release from Indiana State Police Trooper C. Ryan Davis. Officers from the Hagerstown Police Department were the first to arrive on scene, where they found Simpson lying in the front yard. Officers immediately rendered aid to Simpson, who was eventually transported by medical helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital, where he died.

Wayne County Democrats issue Nov. 4 statement on vote count proceedings, other election concerns

Wayne County’s Democratic Party chair Beth Harrick shared this statement on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 4, with local media regarding November 2020 Election Day and vote count proceedings. RELATED ARTICLE: WAYNE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

“Above the desire to elect any one candidate, the Wayne County Democratic Party is committed to protecting the interests of voters and the integrity of the election process. On October 28th we became aware of a serious discrepancy between the Indiana state statute (IC 3-11-14-30) and how Wayne County Poll Workers were being trained by the Wayne County Clerk’s office. The discrepancy was in regards to documenting the final per-precinct, per-candidate tally of votes at each polling site, prior to the election machinery being removed and taken to the Courthouse for a merged final count.

5 p.m. update: Nearly 3,700 ballots, envelopes still being reconciled

Wayne County might go another night before election results are made public. Bipartisan teams and the Voters Registration Office staff are painstakingly reviewing the nearly 3,700 mail-in absentee ballots cast in the 2020 election to make sure each one is counted. Wayne County Clerk Debra Berry said the process begins when a voter requests an absentee ballot. The voter is sent an absentee ballot and a secure envelope for its return. The voter marks their ballot and returns that ballot to the Voters Registration Office in the secure envelope.