Trial seven days old

The Grant County murder trial of a Gas City woman hits the week mark Thursday. Joyce Hawkins is charged in the shooting death of her husband Timmy Ray Hawkins. She told police she shot her husband as they sat in the cab of his semi tractor-trailer. She then allegedly burned his body and drove the […]

Change of venue proceeding

Attorneys in the Taylor University van crash have a list of seven counties to choose from for a change of venue in the case.  Robert Spencer, 37, faces five reckless homicide and five other charges in the case.  Grant Superior Court Two Judge Randall Johnson approved a change of venue request last week.  Possible counties […]

Man found guilty in homicide

A Hamilton County jury has convicted an Indianapolis man in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.  Willie Dumes, 33, was accused with killing Stephanie Gillum, 20, in Hazel Landing Park in Carmel in August of 2004.  Dumes faces a 65-year prison term that could be extended another 30 years if the jury rules he’s a […]

A chance at fame

A 2002 Ball State University graduate will get some air time during Super Bowl XLI (41) this Sunday. Ryan Woodle will appear and play a prominent role in a TV commercial for adidas/Footlocker involving NBA star Kevin Garnett. During the commercial Woodle’s character and his friend will meet Garnett in a mall after the friend […]

Group identifies homeless

The Anderson/Madison County Homeless Task Force has accounted for 168 homeless people in the area.  The group recently took part in the National Homeless Count.  All but one of the homeless people have some sort of shelter.

Agency gets big donation

Cancer Services of Delaware County/Little Red Door has received a $24,000  grant from the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Fund.  The money will be used to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.

Trial continues

Jurors in the murder trial of a Gas City woman Tuesday saw an emotional videotaped confession by the woman.  Joyce Hawkins is accused with shooting and killing her husband Timmy Ray as they sat in the cab of his semi tractor-trailer in March of 2004.  She then allegedly burned his body and drove his truck […]