A fire in Hamilton Township late last night destroyed a home. Delaware County Dispatch says firefighters from Eaton and Gaston, as well as Hamilton and Center Townships were called to the scene. Water had to be brought in by the four departments due to several false walls in the house and several renovations to the home, making the fire difficult to put out.
A candlelight vigil will be held in honor of Staff Sergeant Bradley king today at Mississinewa High School at 830 p.m.Kking was killed last week in Iraq while on a mission near Al Amiriyah. He had served in Iraq with the 152nd infantry since last September.
INDOT officials say highway driving is one of the safest ways to travel, despite three wrong way driving accidents in the last three weeks. INDOT spokesperson Megan Kaderavek says the three recent incidents only account for three out of 10 wrong way related accidents since 2003 and that they are few and far between.
Muncie residents in the Shideler area are concerned about issues of a possible ethanol refinery. They say their concerns about odor, truck exhaust and dust that could be generated by the plant were ignored by city and county officials last year. Officials from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management say they do not regulate diesel exhaust from trucks, nor the odors from ethanol refineries, and residents should expect the plant to run every day of the year.
A law to ban smoking statewide in most public places passed the Indiana House Monday. However, the law would exempt places such as bars from the ban. The bill was added to a plan to offer health insurance for the working poor and will have another vote in the House today. The final version will be determined by a conference committee in the House and Senate to negotiate differences over the plan.
Formal charges were filed Monday against an Indianapolis man accused of driving his car into a horse-drawn carriage while he was drunk. 46-year-old Timothy Carlson was charged with possession of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving without ever being issued a license. Carlsons blood-alcohol-content measured at .115 at the scene. He is currently being held in Marion County Jail on a $50 thousand bond.
Grand opening festivities at the new Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Gas City is expected to draw a large number people. General manager Scott Murphy says about twelve hundred people, including Governor Mitch Daniels and Mayor Larry leach will be on hand for the 10 oclock ribbon cutting ceremony. The invitation-only event will allow guests to tour the plant after speeches are made.
Fort Wayne police believe a three-year-old boy may have been taken by his grandparents. Police say Juan and Marisela Gavina may have Jason Gavina and be on their way to New Mexico. The three were last seen in a green 1997 Dodge Intrepid with Indiana license plate QW 9276. Anyone with any information on the location of the boy is asked to call 9-1-1.
Six Richmond schools were placed on lockdown Monday morning. A bus driver reported seeing a man with a rifle close to the schools. Four elementary schools, a middle school and Richmond High School were involved in the lockdown, however a canvas by police did not find anyone with a weapon in the area. The schools were on lockdown until after 11 a.m.
An Indianapolis teenager will face murder charges. A public defender was appointed to represent 14-year-old Robert Woods, Jr. In the shooting death of 39-year-old Herbert Patton. Police say Woods shot Patton after the two got into an argument over the cost of repairs on a van. Woods is the youngest person in Marion County to be charged with murder in four years.