Man held on several allegations

A New Castle man faces a burglary charge and two counts of possessing a controlled substance after his arrest last week.  Paul Hanson, 29, allegedly tried to break into a home in the 1200 block of Southern Avenue.  He’ll stand trial March 20.

No more hole in the ground

The hole where the Iroquois Building used to be located in downtown Marion has been backfilled with dirt.  Officials from STAR Financial Bank say they’re close to taking bids to construct a new bank building on the site.

Man faces jury in incident involving wife

The attempted murder trial of an Elwood man could begin this week in Madison County.  Don Shepard, 30, is accused with attempted murder, aggravated battery, domestic battery, resisting law enforcement and interference with the reporting of a crime in the case involving his wife.  Police accuse Shepard with choking and beating his wife and threatening […]

Homicide heads to court

The murder trial of an Indianapolis man gets under way in Hamilton County this week.  Willie Dumes, 32, allegedly shot and killed Stephanie Gillum of Fishers.  Her body was found in a Carmel apartment in August of 2004.  Officials believe Dumes and Gillum had a relationship and that Dumes was the father of Gillum’s baby […]

Vandals cause problems

Cardinal Greenway officials report vandalism problems along portions of the trail.  Many problems have occurred in the Gaston area, at the downtown trail head and at Rotary Park along Burlington Drive.

Getting their shots

An immunization clinic for children is planned at the Blackford County Health Department Monday.  Hours are 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.  Flu shots for kids ages six months to 18 years cost $2.  A similar clinic is also planned for next Monday.

Special prosecutor request to continue

A hearing in Madison County to appoint a special prosecutor in the John Neal gambling case planned for Monday is on as scheduled.  The attorney for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission originally planned to withdraw a motion for a special prosecutor early Monday.  However the Herald-Bulletin reports the Indiana Attorney General’s office contacted the […]

Interchange now safer

Traffic signals are now in place at the I-69/State Road 18 interchange on Marion’s eastern edge.  The signals control traffic exiting and entering the interstate for both northbound and southbound traffic.