Woman Takes Plea Agreement in 100 Million Dollar Fraud Case

An accused woman in a 100 million dollar fraud scheme involving a Middletown company has reached a plea agreement. Evelyn Katrina Pattison, of New Jersey, was one of six people and three companies accused in September of selling fraudulent biofuels. E-Biofuels in Middletown is one of those companies. Pattison has since gone into hiding fearing […]

New Castle Man Is Sentenced to 17 Years

A 20-year-old New Castle man was sentenced to 17 years in prison yesterday. Caleb P. Cooper was arrested in 2013 after he pulled a 6-year-old girl from a New Castle playground into his nearby apartment and sexually assaulted her. The judge accepted a plea agreement calling for dismissal of a criminal confinement charge that prevented […]

Indiana Hog Farmers Are Taking Steps To Control Virus

Indiana hog farmers are taking precautions against another round of a virus that wiped out five percent of the nation’s pigs last winter. Sarah Ford with the Indiana Pork producers says more farmers have been inoculating their herds against the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. She also says the National Pork Board is investing millions in […]

Indy Woman Expected Baby To Die

Disturbing details are being released in a case of an Indianapolis woman accused of throwing her newborn baby in a trash can at a factory where she worked. Police say 22-year-old Brianna Holland gave birth to a baby boy in the restroom last Friday. The baby, who survived, was found covered in a bag with […]

The Scatterfield Road Gateway Moves One Step Closer

The Anderson Redevelopment Commission approved an additional 800,000 dollars for the proposed roundabout project of the Scatterfield Road gateway. The commission awarded a 2.1 million dollar contract for the project. A resolution was also approved to include the Wigwam complex into the Tax Increment Financing District and Redevelopment Plan to assist the unnamed developer in […]

Sen. Joe Donnelly Warns Against Scammers

Officials are warning that scam artists are getting more tech-savvy and more aggressive, and they are zeroing in on senior citizens. Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly presided over a field hearing at the State Fair reminding Hoosiers not to give out bank information. He says seniors are often a target because they’ve outlived their debt and […]

Additional Funding For Ball State Still Up In The Air

Ball State University is showing improvement in several performance-based standards set by the state, but it may not be enough to secure additional funding. Universities like Ball State receive money according to, in part, how well they are performing against their peers. Some early performance results from BSU’s peer schools suggest the university could actually […]

Madison County Is Taking Bids For New Radio System

Madison County officials should know next month how much it will cost for a new countywide radio system. The Public Safety Interoperable Communications Board and the Madison County Commissioners approved the accepting of requests for proposals for the new radio system that would include all emergency agencies. A subcommittee will evaluate the proposals and make […]

Indiana’s Solar Energy Production Explodes

A new report from an environmental advocacy group says Indiana had the nation’s 11th largest expansion of solar energy production last year. The report released Tuesday by the Environmental Research and Policy Center says the state added 54 megawatts of solar power during the year. That was a big surge from 2012, when Indiana generated […]