A Muncie convicted felon now faces 20 years in prison after being found guilty of beating a local man with a baseball bat in September 2013. The victim suffered a broken arm and leg. Now 46-year-old Timothy Hahn could go to prison for 20 years. He’ll be sentenced in Delaware Circuit Court on February 11th.
We have the latest on a Dunkirk home fire yesterday. Several family members were reportedly injured while escaping the 3:30 a.m. fire by jumping from the second floor. One child broke his hand and requires surgery in Indianapolis. Two other family members were treated and released. And a website asking for donations says one of the daughters suffered a broken back. The fire is a total loss, no insurance. The family lost everything. No word on what sparked the fire.
Charges have been filed in the deaths of two Muncie teens who were killed last January in a crash. The victims were Annie and Caroline Clark, who attended Cowan Junior-Senior High School. They were with Ethan Lee, now a 19-year-old from Cayuga, who lost control of his F150 at the top of a hill, hit an embankment, flew about 40 feet and crashed into a wall at Colonial Brick Corporation. A third passenger from the area was also killed. A woman in the office was injured. After Lee’s indictment yesterday, he surrendered and released on bond.
Family members suffered non-life-threatening injuries as they escaped from a Dunkirk house fire Thursday. Officials say the injuries were sustained as they fled through a second-story window at their home in the 300 block of East Center Street. The fire’s cause remains under investigation, and the home suffered extensive damage.
It’s been a short snow-removal season so far, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any problems. Crews in Anderson say they experienced eight break-downs on the city’s 10 snow-removal trucks. Officials say all have been repaired and they are now ready for service. The city went through about 400 tons of salt during the latest snowstorm. An additional 500 tons has been ordered in preparation for the next round of winter weather.
Governor Pence accompanied the Mayor of Carmel Thursday in making a major business announcement. Allied Solutions, which provides insurance and marketing products to financial institutions, will make Carmel the company’s new corporate headquarters. Allied will invest more than 32-million dollars to construct the new headquarters and will add 600 jobs by 2025.
Four days after she suffered multiple injuries in a one-vehicle accident, a Yorktown teenager remains in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 17-year-old Allayah Corbin was injured when her car left the road and struck a tree. A passing motorist pulled her from the vehicle before it was consumed by flames.
The hiring of an assistant Anderson city attorney is causing some to wonder if the move falls into a gray area of the state and city’s nepotism laws. Evan Broderick, the son of Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr., has been appointed an assistant to City Attorney Tim Lanane. Jodie Woods, general counsel for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, says there is not a violation if the hiree doesn’t directly report to his relative.
A planned visit by Taylor University students and faculty to the nation of Turkey has been cancelled for safety reasons following a bomb blast in the Turkish capital city of Istanbul. Ten people were killed in Tuesday’s bombing in Sultanahmet Square, a busy tourist location in Istanbul.
Ball State students are learning that some residence halls will not be open this fall. Woody/Shales in LaFollette Complex will not be reopening for students in Fall 2016. The university is allowing any students currently living there to sign up to live in Studebaker West. BSU officials say there are no set plans on what will happen to Woody/Shales.