Child molestation charges face a 28-year-old Anderson man. Police cuffed Jesse Blinson at his home on the 900 block of West First Street. He’s accused of fondling a girl in 2017 and of having intercourse with her, threatening to spank the girl, “one million times,” if she told anyone. Bail was set at $35,000.
Some people don’t like the sound of a 10,000-hog farm in northern Delaware County but lawmakers placing a moratorium on such an operation may not be the primary path. Two lawmakers telling the Star Press that they would be more inclined to regulate confined animal feeding operations than look to shut them down. Regulate instead of restrict altogether.
A Blackford County man is dead, killed in an early Friday morning crash. Police say the driver, 49 year old Richard Traylor was pronounced dead at the scene after his SUV left a rural roadway and rolled several times. Arriving police spotted the vehicle on its side in a field and Traylor had been ejected. They were called there at around 5:15am.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving open the possibility of calling lawmakers back to the Statehouse after this year’s legislative session descended into chaos. Bickering Republicans blew past Wednesday’s midnight deadline to adjourn without taking up some key bills. The Republican governor said in an early morning statement that there “still work to be done” and aides say he is open to the idea of calling a special session.
The death of House Bill 1315 in the Indiana Legislature late Wednesday night caught Ball State University by surprise. It also shifts the focus back to the MCS Emergency Manager. House Bill 1315, which would have given Ball State University control of the deficit-ridden school district on July 1, was derailed on the last day of the 2018 legislative session.
A convicted murderer may soon be released from prison. 44-year-old Matthew Stidham beat robbed and stabbed an Eaton man back in 1991 when he was just17 years old. He was initially sentenced to 141 years in prison. After a new sentencing hearing this week, Stidham was given credit for good behavior and time served, and was ordered by the judge to be released on probation.
An Alexandria man has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and invasion of privacy. 35-year-old Carlos Sauri II entered the pleas this week through a plea agreement that will cap his executed prison sentence at a maximum of six years. Sentencing is set for March 21 by Madison Circuit Court Division 3 Judge Thomas Newman Jr.
Muncie police are searching for a man who has repeatedly touched the hair of female shoppers at local stores. According to city police he has been approaching women in stores like Meijer, Walmart and Target since last December. He touches the woman’s hair, pretending to remove a foreign object, such as a piece of lint.
Three new vice presidents have joined Anderson University over the past few months. They include vice president for enrollment and marketing, Ryon Kaopuiki, vice president for advancement, Jen Hunt, and vice president for finance, Jim Ragsdale. The three will help lead university into the second century.
If you plan on drinking some green beer Saturday in Indianapolis for St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to take advantage of a free ride offer from Uber. You can enter the promo code INDYSTPATS into the Uber app, and get one free ride of up to $15. The promo lasts from 11 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.