Body Identified As That Of Alzheimer’s Patient

He had Alzheimer’s and walked away from the nursing home where he lived. That’s what police are saying about a man whose body was found close to a month ago in New Castle. The body of a man now identified as 74 year old Larry Tucker was found in a field near Troy and Q Avenues. Tucker had been reported missing back on August 14th after wandering away from Addison Place, a nursing facility about a quarter mile from where his body was found. Searchers didn’t find Tucker. His body was found during harvesting of the cornfield.

MCS Wants Cuts in Teachers’ Contracts

Citing the district’s dire financial situation, Muncie Community Schools officials are asking a state board to help cut money from the teacher contract. It’s been more than a year that the district and its teachers have been hashing out a new contract to replace one from 2014. , The district wants the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board to order about 6 million dollars in cuts to that accord.

Trump/Pence Address Carrier Company

President-elect Donald Trump spoke to workers at the Carrier plant in the capital city Thursday. Trump expanded on details of the agreement reached with company officials, to keep the jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to Mexico. Governor Mike Pence says the state is giving the company around $7 million in tax incentives as part of the agreement.

Giving To Gatlinburg

Giving to Gatlinburg: that’s what a Rushville woman is doing and so are other people in the area. All to provide relief efforts to those who need it most affected by the recent wildfires in Tennessee. She says there are between six to eight trailers full of stuff, and they’re in need of more before she and several others make the hour’s long trek down to Tennessee tonight to begin providing necessities.

Trooper & Civilian Injured in Crash

An Indiana State Police trooper and an 82-year-old driver went to the hospital Thursday morning after their cars collided in New Castle. It happened on State Road 3 at Trojan Lane when the driver turned in front of the police car. Trooper Jarrin Franklin was treated for knee pain. Harold Devine Jr. was taken to the hospital after suffering a broken shoulder.

Body ID’d As Missing Alzheimer Patient

The body found in a New Castle field August 14th has been positively identified as that of a missing Alzheimer’s patient. DNA evidence confirms that the body is that of 74-year-old Larry Tucker, who went missing after walking away from his assisted living facility, Addison Place. Tucker’s body was found by a farmer around a quarter mile away from the facility.

Robbed Twice Since Thanksgiving

A southside convenience store has been robbed for the second time since Thanksgiving. The Star Press reports that the Village Pantry on South Madison Street was robbed by a suspect that was armed with a knife and was described as a white male, approximately 5’6” tall and weighing 120 pounds. The same Village Pantry was robbed shortly after 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Scholarships Fund New Generation Of Teachers

Anderson Community Schools are hoping that scholarships will lead to a new generation of teachers. The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides up to $7,500 for each year of college, but recipients must commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after completing their degrees. Up to 200 scholarships will be awarded based on past academic achievement, a teacher nomination and an interview.

Portland To Improve Water Treatment Plant

The Jay County City of Portland has been awarded $600,000 for wastewater treatment plant improvements including the construction of two new center-feed final clarifiers. This project will improve the overall sanitary and environmental conditions within the community. Funding is provided by of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.