Limited discussion

The Yorktown Town Council Monday approved new rules for public comments during meetings.  The rules give the council president more authority in limiting comments.  Public comments will also be allowed at the beginning of the meeting rather than at the end and all comments were limited to two minutes at the president’s discretion.

Truck carrying hogs overturns

A truck hauling hogs to market was involved in a crash along State Road 18 near Montpelier in Blackford County Monday morning.  Police say Janis Cornett of Converse had to swerve to avoid a car that turned in front of her.  The truck ended up on its side in a ditch.  Cornett wasn’t hurt, but […]

Work continues on mission building

Construction is proceeding well on the new Muncie Mission structure planned near Memorial Drive and Liberty Street according to Rev. Ray Raines, the mission’s executive director.  The basement is taking shape and walls could start going up soon.  The mission still needs to raise about $300,000 toward the building’s $3.5 million cost.  Raines says they […]

Slippery conditions result from snowfall

Road clearing efforts will continue around the area following Sunday’s snowfall.  About three inches of snow blanketed much of the area.  Few accidents are reported following the most significant snowfall we’ve had this winter.  The National Weather Service does have a Winter Weather Advisory out for freezing drizzle this morning.

Man gets jail sentence cut

The Lewisville man convicted in a hit-and-run fatal car-pedestrian accident will get out of jail next month on early release.  Andrew Saunders, 25, earned 311 days in credits for good behavior and earned a collegiate associates degree in general studies.  Saunders pleaded guilty to charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving […]

Woman on trial in husband's death

A Gas City woman accused with her husband’s shooting death goes on trial Monday.  Joyce Hawkins is accused with shooting Timmy Ray Hawkins as the two sat in the cab of his semi-tractor in March of 2004.  She then allegedly claimed to have burned her husband’s body and abandoning the semi near the I-69/State Road […]

Student stabbed; another student held

A Huntington North High school freshman was taken from school by police Friday after witnesses say h e stabbed a fellow student in the abdomen in a school hallway.  Two faculty members confronted the 14-year-old after the alleged attack.  They told police the boy surrendered immediately.

In a roundabout way

Noblesville officials say they plan to construct four roundabouts at intersections this year.  Meanwhile a Fishers intersection will see a roundabout next year.  The city of Carmel already has more than 40 roundabouts.  Officials say the circular intersections greatly improve traffic flow.