New Castle man denies starting church fire

The man accused of burning a New Castle church is now denying he started the fire.  33-year-old William Abbot, Jr. said Friday he was not responsible for the fire at St. Anne Catholic Church.  He says two other men are responsible for the blaze that destroyed the church, but refused to name the two.  New […]

House agrees to pay for war in installments

The House of Representatives voted last night to pay for military operations in Iraq on an installment plan.  The move defies President Bush’s threat of another veto in a test of wills over the unpopular war.  Bush was facing increasing political pressure from Republicans and said he was willing to sign a military money bill […]

Woman struck in head with beer bottle over drug money

Police say a woman was hit in the head with a beer bottle after she was given money to buy drugs.  35-year-old Yvette Celmens says 46-year-old Charles Peterson gave her 20 dollars to buy drugs, but then became enraged and wanted his money back early Thursday morning.  The man then allegedly hit Clemens in the […]

Mansfield will reman director of Visitor's Bureau

Muncie Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Mansfield says he will remain as Director of the Visitor’s Bureau during his campaign.  The Delaware County Convention and Tourism Commission agreed yesterday to allow Mansfield to be their director.  However, they say their decision should not be viewed as a political endorsement.

Richmond, Bloomington vie to host 2008 debates

Two Indiana cities are being considered as possible sites for next year’s presidential or vice-presidential debates.  The Commission on Presidential Debates will determine if Bloomington and Richmond will be one of four sites for debates between presidential candidates in the 2008 general election.

Shenandoah H.S. teacher arrested for breaking into home

A high school teacher has been accused of breaking into a Henry County home.  Police say 44-year-old Matthew Ray Fox of New Castle allegedly broke into a home near Indiana 234 in December to steal hydrocodone.  He was employed at Shenandoah High School and was released from the Henry County Jail after posting a 30 […]

10-year-old brings gun to Evansville school

Evansville Police say a 10-year-old boy who brought a loaded handgun to school and showed it to a student, likely didn’t intend to shoot the firearm.  The weapon was confiscated by a school bus driver without incident Wednesday afternoon.  The boy told police he found the gun as he was looking for bubble gum in […]

Investigation of riot expected to be complete today

State officials are anticipating their investigation to be complete later today into what sparked a riot at the New Castle Correctional Facility.  State Prisons Chief J. David Donahue will review the findings and has the ability to make them public by next week.  Indiana Department of Corrections Spokesman Evan Hawkins says it is unclear if […]