A long time Delaware County farmer says he doesn‘t think President Obama‘s executive order on immigration is truly going to help farmers or migrant workers. David Howell has been a corn, soybean and vegetable farmer for more 43 years. He says he employs migrant workers, many of whom really want to go back home outside of the United States. Howell says migrant workers already contribute to payroll taxes and he believes the President‘s order will overstep legal bounds.
A 21-year-old worker at a Noblesville foundry was killed on the job Thursday. Police and firefighters responded to ID Castings on a report of a workplace accident. The worker, Anthony J. Brock of Noblesville, was taken to Riverview Hospital but pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Officials declined to say how he died, but did say that it happened during the course of his regular duties.
Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Parker City Thursday afternoon. The call to a North Fulton Street home came in around 4pm. Officials say the fire was mostly contained to the attic. The structure suffered water damage and the exact cause of the blaze is still unknown. No injuries were reported.
A Pendleton woman, who pleaded guilty to her involvement in the largest heroin bust in Madison County, received a 20-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement that will be stayed upon successful completion of drug court. 22-year-old Jayme Dollens was one of eight suspects arrested in connection with one of the county’s largest heroin busts. Police estimated the street value of the drugs at a quarter of a million dollars.
A retired Delaware County sheriff’s deputy is being sued by two people injured in a multi-vehicle traffic accident that he allegedly caused. Off-duty Deputy Todd Daily was traveling in his SUV at about 60 mph when he ran into the back of a car stopped at a red light, causing a chain reaction accident that damaged two more vehicles. Daily’s blood-alcohol content measured at .387 percent — more than four times the legal limit. The deputy — a 23-year veteran – retired from the sheriff’s department two weeks after the accident.
A Muncie woman has again been accused of victimizing a senior citizen, this time using a child to do it. 33-year-old Tina Marie Lofton is accused of sending her son to an 85-year-old woman’s home on Aug. 12. It was there that the child asked the elderly woman to use her phone. After the child left, the victim noticed her wallet was missing from her purse. Video surveillance allegedly shows Lofton repeatedly trying to use the stolen card to withdraw cash at a southside ATM. She is charged with forgery and two counts of fraud. Her trial is set for March 19.
If you have little ones, you’ll want to read this. A major stroller recall is impacting nearly 5-million units in the country. Graco announced the recall after learning of a problem with a folding hinge that can pinch, cut and in some cases amputate little fingers. The recall includes 11 Graco and Century strollers with the model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate.
Madison-Grant schools superintendent John Trout and Yorktown Superintendent Jennifer McCormick were among a delegation participating in a White House meeting Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Education selected eight Indiana superintendents, to participate in a Connected conference, a White House meeting on digital learning. Obama announced a plan last year to connect most students to high-speed Internet and empower teachers with needed technology.
Indiana‘s bobcat population is growing and that has prompted an advisory about the animals. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says reported sightings are coming in from around central Indiana, but there is no reason to be alarmed. DNR officers say they are not a safety threat to people, livestock or pets.
“WWII – The Home Front in Anderson,” is the newest exhibit on display at the Madison County History Center. The people of Anderson, whose hard work, sacrifice and total commitment to the war effort are highlighted in the exhibit. The home front story is being told by a collection of original World War II posters and several hundred other artifacts. The exhibit also features the story of Anderson resident Dan Brinduse – a survivor of the 1944 landing in France. The exhibit will run through Jan. 9, 2015.