Nestlé announced on Tuesday plans to invest in another manufacturing facility in Indiana. Connecticut-based Nestlé Waters North America will lease a 215,000-square-foot facility to house a Nestlé Pure Life water bottling factory in Greenwood, in Johnson County just an hour south of Anderson. Nestlé Waters will invest $2 million into modifications of the building and $30 million in equipment. The facility will produce a million bottles of Pure Life and Pure Life Splash, which is flavored water, each day. Nestlé Waters said it would hire 64 workers for the company.
Two people face drug charges after police allegedly intercepted a parcel containing 10 pounds of marijuana sent to an Anderson home. Saul A. Cardenas, 41, was charged with dealing marijuana, a Class C felony, and maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony. He is being held in the Madison County Jail on $25,000 cash-only bond. Theresa M. Hurtado, 42, was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class D felony. She is being held on $10,000 cash-only bond. According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the charges, police received a tip on Thursday that the drugs were being sent to a home in the 2600 block of Main Street from Rio Grande City, Texas. A Delaware County sheriffs detective posed as a delivery person, and Hurtado gave a fake name when she signed for the package. After getting a warrant to search the home, Madison County Drug Task Force detectives discovered the package contained about 10 pounds of marijuana. They found about 2 1/2 more pounds of marijuana in an upstairs closet.
A 17-year-old Grant County girl remained in serious condition this morning at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after the vehicle she was riding in rolled over Sunday afternoon on Grant County Road 600 East between County Road 100 North and Ind. 18. Shayna Elston, 17, Van Buren, was pinned beneath the vehicle when it overturned in a bean field at 3:50 p.m. Sunday. She was then transported be helicopter to Parkview Hospital. Reports said the vehicle was traveling southbound on County Road 600 East when it crossed into the northbound lane. The vehicle overcorrected and returned to the southbound lane and went into a ditch, where it struck a wooden fence post and a small tree. The vehicle became airborne and flipped three times, landing upside down in the bean field.
On Tuesday, 30 citizens attended the Anderson Board of Aviation Commissioners meeting looking for answers regarding the proposed new airport. On Aug. 7, Aerofinity Inc. presented study findings to the board. The study examined the possibility of creating an airport in southwest Madison County to replace Anderson Municipal Airport and Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers. Both the board and the Indianapolis Airport Authority must approve the study in order for plans to move forward. Board President Tony Rogers said he was considering whether a replacement airport would improve the quality of aviation in Madison County and whether such an airport would stimulate economic development.
Seven people were stuck in a Ball State residence hall elevator for over two hours on Sunday. An overheated motor caused the elevator to stop functioning and stop between the 5th and 6th floors of BSU’s Clevenger Hall. A maintenance contractor from Indianapolis had to be called to open the elevator and rescuse those trapped inside. Among the victimes was a woman who is four month’s pregnant.
A Modoc man was killed in a late Sunday night accident, when he crashed his motorcycle into a tree. David Hummel died in that accident. No other vehicle was involved in the accident. Hummel was not wearing a helmet. The accident happened near Selma.
A routine traffic stop by Indiana State Police turned into a drug and weapons arrest. David M. Rodrigeuz of Gas City, was preliminarily charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and possession of marijuana and a handgun, both class D felonies, besides a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia. The suspect was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 69 near Gas City. A search of the vehicle found Rodriguez had a .40 caliber Glock handgun without a valid permit and also possessed meth and marijuana. He remains in Grant County Jail on a $45,000 bond.
A Muncie woman was stabbed and beaten on Monday. The suspect in the incident is Dustin J. Shreves. He allegedly hit her in the face and stabbed her with a rake. He is facing charges of felony battery with a deadly weapon. The victim was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment.
An emergency text message service is the latest method Ball State University will use to warn students and other members of the university community of a potential crisis on campus. The opt-in message service will send emergency bulletins via cell phones to all students, faculty and staff who sign up online. School officials say the service will be used for immediate situations that demand attention, like weather cancellations, tornado sirens or imminent threats on campus. Recipients of the emergency messages are asked to follow instructions and take immediate action.
Patrons of two libraries in East Central Indiana now can download classic and independent movies, cooking shows, travel specials and health advice for free as part of a new partnership with MyLibraryDV. The Muncie Public Library added the service to its Web site in August, and the New Castle-Henry County Public Library implemented it back in April. Users go to the library’s Web site and click on the MyLibraryDV link. First, they must download the free player to their computer, and then can browse a directory of more than 450 topics and titles.