Initiative To Help Guard Members Dealing With Drug Abuse

A new program in Indiana aims to help National Guard soldiers struggling with substance abuse. The Indianapolis Star reports that Fairbanks Hospital, Community Health Network and the Indiana National Guard announced the “Mission: Recovery” initiative Tuesday. It aims to help guard members without veterans insurance benefits find the care they need in a place that understands their military background. Fairbanks will provide $120,000 a year in care to guard members without insurance.

Old Fort Wayne School Sold To Neighboring Quarry

Fort Wayne’s former Elmhurst High School is being sold to the company that owns a limestone quarry bordering the longtime school property. The Fort Wayne Community Schools board voted unanimously Monday night to approve the $600,000 sale to Hanson Aggregates Midwest. The company hasn’t said what it plans for the property on the city’s southwest side. Elmhurst was closed in 2010 in a budget-cutting move.

Two Injured In State Fair Hit & Run

A hit and run at the Indiana State Fair put two kids in the hospital about 9 o’clock Tuesday night. Police said the two people were hit as they were walking in the infield and were taken to the hospital, but were not hurt seriously. The car was found later, but the driver was not. Police are still looking for that person.

State Fair Fight Leads To Charges

A fight at the state fair Tuesday night ended with a woman being arrested after she pulled out what police are calling a “box cutter-type knife” and cut another woman. Police said it was a fight between several women that led to the stabbing. They did not ID the woman who was arrested, except to say she’s 24 years old. She’s being charged with aggravated assault.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges

A 19-year-old Muncie woman has pleaded not guilty to all charges connected with the shooting of a man she was with one week ago. Sierra Swoveland is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and carrying a handgun without a license. She is accused of shooting 29-year-old Timothy Lampkins of Marion in an incident just north of Alexandria that closed a state highway and placed local schools under a delay.