Next month marks the beginning of the trial of an Anderson man charged with child molestation and incest. Police say 31-year-old Dustin Schoettmer was charged in November, accused of inappropriate contact with an 8 year old girl. The alleged victim said Schoettmer tried to have sex with her on two separate occasions. He is pleading not guilty.
A Marion man facing several robbery allegations across the state has been linked to a June 5 jewelry heist at the Muncie Mall. 44-year-old Tracy Lee Lloyd has been identified as the gunman who robbed a clerk at the J.C. Penney store in the mall. Lloyd has also been identified as a suspect in holdups in Kokomo and in the Fort Wayne area.
A Muncie man charged in a shooting spree has struck a deal with prosecutors. 22-year-old Tryvone Perette Bennett has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and is now facing a maximum six-year prison term. Bennett’s actions resulted in the wounding of a 7-year-old boy in 2015.
The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles will have to pay out over $62 million in settlements for overcharging from 2002 to 2014. If you paid for registrations, IDs or drivers licenses in those years, you will get your money back in the form of a credit in your next transaction with the BMV.
You cannot swim legally at the Dunes of Indiana State Park. The Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources has closed the beach indefinitely because of an unidentified substance found in the water. The Dept. of Environmental Management will be testing the substance. It was unclear how long that could take.
President Donald Trump has tapped Ted McKinney to oversee trade and foreign agriculture affairs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The current director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture grew up on the family farm in Tipton. He worked for 19 years with Dow AgroSciences and spent 14 years with Elanco. McKinney is a graduate of Purdue University.
Making college accessible and affordable for everyone is why Rep. Andre Carson says he is keeping the Higher Education Caucus going. It’s an informal, bipartisan group in the House that discusses college and issues related to higher education. Carson founded the Higher Education Caucus in 2012.
Like going to Florida on vacation? You’ll soon have another way to get there. Frontier is adding nonstop flights from Indy to Tampa this fall. The airline already offers service to Tampa…but those flights include a 10-hour layover in Denver. The first nonstop flight is scheduled for November 12.
Dr. Pete Voss has been named chief medical officer for the IU Health East Central Region. He has been on medical staff at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital since 1991. Get more on the story at Muncie Journal dot com
The Demolition Phase has successfully been completed on the former Indiana Steel & Wire property and the Kitselman Pure Energy Park has the green light to enter into the Construction Phase. Get more on the story at Muncie Journal dot com.