Yorktown water to be "shut off" temporarily

City officials announced Thursday that the Yorktown Water Department will be “shutting off the water” temporarily on Friday March 30th from 9p.m. to 4a.m.  The following areas will be affected:  “South” of River Road to Cornbread Road and “West” of Sarasota Drive on ST RD 32 to just past the General Dollar Store.  For more […]

Children playing outside in cold barely clothed

TWO CHILDREN FOUND PLAYING OUTSIDE THIS MORNING FOR ABOUT AN HOUR WERE BARELY CLOTHED. A NEIGHBOR SA W THE TWO CHILDREN IN THE 8200 BLOCK OF YOSEMITE IN COUNTRY VILLAGE. THAT NEIGHBOR SAYS THE TWO CHILDREN WERE COLD TO THE TOUCH AND TRIED TO GET THE CHILDREN BACK INTO THEIR HOME, BUT NO ONE CAME […]

Man drives through house in Marion

A MARION WOMAN GOT A RUDE AWAKENING THIS MORNING WHEN A TRUCK DROVE THROUGH HER LIVING ROOM.  POLICE SAY A 37-YEAR-OLD MARION MAN WAS DRIVING HOME FROM A FRIEND’S HOUSE WHEN LEFT THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A HOUSE ON WEST SECOND STREET AT ABOUT 3:30 THIS MORNING.  THE WOMAN WAS INSIDE IN THE LIVING ROOM […]

37 students caught skipping school in Indy

A TRUANCY SWEEP IN INDIANAPOLIS RESULTED IN 37 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN OUT ON CITY STREETS WEDNESDAY, RATHER THAN IN SCHOOL.  WEDNESDAY WAS THE SECOND DAY OF TRUANCY SWEEP IN INDIANAPOLIS AND HAS RESULTED IN ALMOST 80 STUDENTS CAUGHT SKIPPING SCHOOL SINCE TUESDAY.  THE MEASURE WAS COORDINATED BY SEVERAL AGENCIES IN INDIANAPOLIS . THE AGENCIES ARE  HOPING […]

Banned sorority sues DePauw University

A SORORITY BANNED FOR REMOVING 23 MEMBERS FROM THEIR LOCAL CHAPTER BASED ON THEIR LOOKS IS SUING DEPAUW UNIVERSITY.  THE LAWSUIT FILED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN TERRE HAUTE ALLEGES THE UNIVERSITY BROKE IT’S CONTRACT WITH THE DELTA ZETA SORORITY AND DAMAGED THE REPUTATION OF ITS MEMBERS.  THE SORORITY IS DEMANDING IT BE LET BACK […]

Piston making plant faces job cuts

A FORT WAYNE PISTON MAKING PLANT IS PLANNING ON AT LEAST 140 JOB CUTS AFTER LEARNING THEIR CONTRACT WILL NOT BE RENEWED WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY.  HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR JOE COBB SAYS THE CONTRACT FOR 4.6-LITER PISTONS EXPIRES JUNE 30 AND DOES NOT KNOW WHEN EMPLOYEES WILL BE CUT.  COBB SAYS IT COULD BE LATER, […]

Indiana minimum wage could be same as Federal rate

A SENATE COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING TYING INDIANA’S MINIMUM WAGE TO THE FEDERAL RATE.  LAWMAKERS ARE HOPEFUL THE MOVE WILL BOOST SUPPORT FOR THE PROPOSAL.  THE CURRENT BILL WOULD RAISE THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE TO $7.50 PER HOUR BY 2008. HOWEVER, THAT RATE COULD POSSIBLY BE HIGHER THAN THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE WHICH CONGRESS IS EXPECTED […]

Eli Lilly latest to oppose gay marriage ban

PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT ELI LILLY BECAUME THE LATEST LARGE INDIANA EMPLOYER TO OPPOSE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.  SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES TONY MURPHY SAYS THE AMENDMENT COULD HINDER LILLY’S ABILITY TO ATTRACT EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS PAINT AN IMAGE OF INDIANA AS AN INTOLERANT STATE.  LILLY EMPLOYS NEARLY 16 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN […]

Alexandria woman dies getting morning newspaper on Ind. 28

AN ALEXANDRIA WOMAN DIED AFTER SHE WAS STRUCK BY AN S-U-V WEDNESDAY MORNING ON STATE ROAD 28 WHILE GETTING HER NEWSPAPER.  MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF RON RICHARDSON SAYS 69-YEAR-OLD SHARON SUZY LUM WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE. POLICE SAY 40-YEAR-OLD RANDALL HOGGARD OF INDINAPOLIS WAS DRIVING A 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER  WESTBOUND WHEN HE HIT LUM […]