Cartoon Cat Has New Owner

Garfield, the local lasagna-loving comic-strip feline, has a new owner. Viacom has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paws, Inc., the entity that holds all rights to the cartoon cat. Nickelodeon plans to develop a new “Garfield” animated television series. Creator Jim Davis is reportedly pleased with the move.

Gas Station Owner Accused Of Dumping Fuel

A Muncie convenience store owner is accused of dumping gasoline into the local sewer system more than two years ago. 57 year old Balwinder Singh, owner of the Philips 66 station at Wheeling and Centennial Avenue, faces a charge of improper operation of underground storage tanks, a felony carrying up to 30 months in prison.

Farmland Man Accused Of Arson

Authorities in Randolph County have arrested a Farmland man accused of arson. 67-year-old Charles McQuitty allegedly admitted to starting the fire in the 400 block of Lone Oak Drive. Police say they have reason to believe it was an attempt to collect insurance money to pay off debts.

Madison County Trial Of Michigan Man Underway

The Madison County trial of a Michigan man accused of felony drug dealing and identity deception is underway. According to the Herald Bulletin, 40-year-old Robert Shorter, of Westland, Michigan, is charged with dealing in methamphetamine, and other drug counts after he was caught on video during an undercover investigation.

Archeological Dig Continues At Anderson Bus Terminal Site

So far they’ve found two old outhouses, part of an old foundation and bits and pieces of miscellaneous items. And so the archeological digging will continue at the site of Anderson’s new bus terminal.  The federal government is providing a minimum of $6.3 million in grant funds for the project with the city of Anderson allocating $750,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds.

Dillinger Nephew Files New Exhumation Request

The nephew of notorious Indiana gangster John Dillinger filed a new request to exhume his body. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, the new date of exhumation is listed as Dec. 3, 2019 with the remains to be re interred on Dec. 17. The State Department of Health must still approve the application. The family had worked over the summer to have Dillinger’s remains exhumed as part of a documentary for the History Channel. However, the cable network announced last week that it had called off the documentary.