Indiana State Police say they’ve received nearly 4,000 tips in the deaths of two Delphi teenagers. State police said Thursday that those tips are coming in via phone and email since the murders of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams. Their bodies were found in a wooded area on Feb. 14. Police said the reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects has swelled to $50,000.
Formal charges have been filed against a Muncie man in a Valentine Day’s slaying. 24-year-old Alonzo Williams has been charged with the murder and criminal confinement of Jeffrey D. Brown. The body of the 39-year-old Muncie man was found in a field southeast of Muncie on Feb. 14. Williams – being held without bond in the Delaware County jail.
A former Grant County government employee has been arrested and accused of corruption and theft. Chief Deputy Treasurer Peggy Dickerson resigned from her position recently, and soon after that officials noticed more than $13,000 missing from their accounts. She’s been booked on one count of corrupt business influence and five counts of theft.
You could be on your way to a big payday if you know who stole explosives from a mine in Kokomo. Police and the ATF say someone stole explosives from a Martin Marietta Aggregates mining facility between February 7th and the 16th. ATF is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest. Tips can be given at 1 (800) 283-4867.
The Pipe Creek Fire Department, assisted by other northern Madison County departments, spent several hours battling a house fire in the 10700 block of North 23rd Street. Officials say water had to be shuttled into the scene by tankers from Elwood, Summitville, and Lafayette Township fire departments. No one was injured. Damage to the home was reported to be extensive.
Live in Carmel? If you do, police need your help finding the couple who passed fake money earlier this week. Carmel police are looking for a white female and black male who passed a counterfeit hundred dollar bill at the Rangeline Road Circle K. The couple was seen driving away in a dark green Saturn.
I-69 traffic in both directions between Anderson and Muncie should expect two rolling closures between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today. Law enforcement will slow traffic for about 10 minutes, allowing AT&T crews to safely install a service line across I-69. Any traffic backups will be allowed to clear between the rolling closures.
The Anderson City Market is moving again. The farmers market will find a new home at Park Place Community Center. It will operate from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May through October. The move will take the market away from downtown, but the new location will allow the market to be moved into the community center’s gymnasium during inclement weather.
Governor Eric Holcomb told Rexnord workers on Thursday that the state cannot save their jobs, but they are ready to help them find new ones. The governor met privately with workers and union representatives, telling them that he could not stop the company from moving over 300 jobs to Texas and Mexico. However, he said he would do everything he could to help them find new jobs. Although the news is not what workers had hoped to hear many said they remain hopeful.
It could soon be tougher for teens to get an abortion in the Hoosier State without their parent’s knowledge. Right now, anyone under the age of 18 must get parental consent to have an abortion in Indiana unless they get a court order to have the procedure. In order to receive the “OK,” a teen has to prove that she’s mature enough to make the decision to have an abortion on her own or that it’s in her best interest. Health care providers also have to notify the State Department of Health and the Department of Child Services if anyone under the age of 14 gets an abortion. Under the new bill, a judge would no longer be able to rule on a petition from a minor unless shown proof that their parent was notified.