Road-Funding Plan Could Mark A First

The road funding plans moving through the House and Senate would mark a first: they’d reduce the amount of money the state considers an adequate reserve. Three decades ago, the state thought a six-and-a-half-percent surplus was enough, only to discover in the 1991 recession that it wasn’t. Governors have gradually targeted larger and larger surpluses […]

Remembering Butler U’s Andrew Smith

Students and fans alike celebrated the life of former Butler University basketball player Andrew Smith over the weekend. At a game at Hinkel Fieldhouse, a video was played that paid tribute to the Academic All-American that died earlier this month after a two year battle with cancer at the age of 25.

Convicted Shooter To Appear At Parole Hearing

A man accused of shooting a Jay County resident in 2005 during an attempted break-in will appear before the Indiana Parole Board in March. 46-year-old Todd C. Crouse was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in the crime. Crouse, an inmate at the New Castle […]

Murder Trial Of Yorktown Teen Continued

A Yorktown teenager’s trial on an attempted murder charge has been rescheduled for May 10. 17-year-old Troy Olen Fogle stands accused of stabbing an 18-year-old Wes-Del High School student in the head on January 8. The Star Press reports that the teenager’s trial had most recently been set for February 8, but the defense attorney […]

MadCo Sheriff Raising Funds For New K9

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to raise funds for a new canine. Sheriff Scott Mellinger says they need between $15 and $20,000 for the new dog and its training. The department currently has about $4,000 and is soliciting donations to cover the balance of the new K9 officer.

Primary Battle For 5th District Dems

Democrats in Indiana’s 5th Congressional District will have a primary battle. Indianapolis-based veteran and veterinarian Angela Demaree and Allen R. Davidson, a Fishers resident who works for the Indiana Department of Transportation, have declared their intentions. The winner is expected to face two-term incumbent Republican Susan Brooks.

Jury Selection Begins Today

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in Fort Wayne today for an Indianapolis man accused in the November 2012 natural gas explosion that destroyed a neighborhood and killed two people. Bob Leonard Jr.’s trial comes less than a year after his brother; Mark was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Leonard is accused of […]

Driving Instructor Killed On The Job

A driving instructor was killed trying to do his job. Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s officials say the 69-year-old man died from injuries after a student driver he was with stopped abruptly while preparing to turn when a pickup truck crashed into the back of the driving school’s car. The teen driver was treated and released.