A former Anderson police officer with more than 40 years on the force was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of drunken driving. 69-year-old Lucius Teague was arrested Tuesday evening on a single charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said Deputy Jeff Richwine noticed Teague’s car turn right from 29th Street onto Madison Avenue. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road twice and left of center once. Teague is out of jail on bond.
Anderson Universitys Falls School of Business is presently accepting applications for its new residential MBA program set to launch in August. Deidra Colvin, director of marketing for the RMBA program, says it is designed specifically to connect students with local businesses. That connection will provide them with the necessary skills through hands-on experience. The program also includes an international trip that has been built into the program.
House Democrats want to squash virtual charter schools in Indiana months before the first two are set to open. A budget plan put forward by the Democrat-controlled House last month included a ban on the schools, which teach children over the Internet without ever convening in a regular classroom. Critics say the schools enable parents to home-school their children at taxpayer expense.
Marion High School has hired a new head football coach. Zach Shay was previously the defensive back coach at Central Michigan University. Shay will replace Mark Surface who retired from the position after 23 years.
A motion to move a Marion youth’s criminal case into adult court has been taken under advisement. 15-year-old Chandell Davis is charged with attacking Richard Long in October, taking his bicycle, and striking him in the head with concrete. Also chargedin the case was 15-year-old Reggie Stroud. If moved to adult court, Davis will be charged with a class A felony count of robbery, resulting in serious bodily injury….and a class B felony of aggravated battery.
A Jonesboro woman is accused of embezzling money from her employer. 36-year-old Melissa Hazlewood had allegedly been taking money from Modern Die Systems in Elwood. Police say she had been writing checks to pay vendors, then later changing the name on the checks to her own, after the checks were signed.
The city of Richmond is hoping to host one of the presidential debates in 2008. Jim Dinkle of Wayne County’s Economic Development Corporation, is officially applying to have the city serve as a debate host site. Dinkle said the debate would be conducted at Civic Hall with alternative locations for journalists at Richmond High School and Earlham College.
Establishments which serve alcoholic beverages will not lose an hour’s serving time on Sunday morning, due to Daylight Saving Time. The state has ruled that bars and restaurants may set their clocks ahead at 3 a.m. instead. The directive was ordered by Governor Mitch Daniels. It mirrors one made last fall, resulting in no affect on the number of serving hours on early Sunday morning.
An Eaton man was killed in a Wednesday morning accident in Blackford County. 29-year-old Justin A. Brooks was killed when his van crashed on Blackford County Road 400-S. Brooks’s van apparently crossed the center line and he over-corrected, going into the ditch and hitting two trees.
A lockdown began this morning at the Pendelton Correctional Facility. According to the superintendent, the lockdown was called so searches could be made for contraband and other prohibited items and substances.