I&M Welcomes The Sun

Indiana Michigan Power begins 2016 by bringing the power of the sun to generate some of its energy. The Deer Creek Solar Facility, just south of Marion went online Dec. 31. I&M says they will build three more large-scale facilities this year in Indiana and Michigan. Together, the four sites will have the capacity to generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 2,000 homes for a year.

No Monday Classes For AU

In honor of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Anderson University is suspending classes on Monday. Instead, students will have opportunities to participate in service projects, demonstrations and other celebratory events in remembrance of King’s legacy.

Indiana missed big jackpot but still has Powerball winners

Three Powerball winners will share the record-setting $1.6 billion jackpot, with the winners in California, Tennessee and Florida. Each will decide whether to take a lump sum payment or collect annual payments for 30 years. Another 73 players won a one million dollar jackpot – including Indiana where one was sold in Terre Haute. Another two tickets are worth $100,00, sold in West Lafayette and Zionsville. Fifteen tickets sold in Indiana are worth $50,000, and were sold as close as Richmond. What’s more, the stores will get different amounts for selling the winning tickets. Tennessee’s store gets a check for $25,000, Florida’s store gets $100,000 and California’s 7-11 gets a million dollar bonus. Those amounts are determined by each state’s lottery rules.

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Jan. 14, 2016 12:45 PM CST
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Dunkirk fire injures child, displaces at least 5 people

A house fire in Dunkirk injured one child overnight, suffering a non-life-threatening injury while escaping from a second-story window. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of E. Center Street. Three other children and one adult were also in the home at the time. The child was taken to Muncie’s IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The fire’s cause remains under investigation, and the home suffered extentive damage.

Yorktown teen remains critical, in Indy hospital

An update on the Yorktown teen driver injured Monday when her car crashed and caught fire. Allayah Corbin remains in critical condition in Indianapolis at Methodist Hospital. She suffered hip, leg and foot injuries in the crash at 4 a.m. on Delaware County Road 600-W. She was pulled from the burning car by a passing motorist. A fund-raising effort has begun to help her mother with medical bills and lost work time on GoFundMe under Allayah Corbin’s name.

Powerball hit by 3, another 73 win $1M

Three Powerball winners will share the record-setting $1.6 billion jackpot, with the winners in California, Tennessee and Florida. Each will decide whether to take a lump sum payment or collect annual payments for 30 years. Another 73 players won a one million dollar jackpot – including in Ohio where three players picked the right numbers. They all hit the five winning numbers but missed the Powerball. Finally, eight players won $2 million prizes in the Power Play. And what’s more, the stores will get different amounts for selling the winning tickets. Tennessee’s store gets a check for $25,000, Florida’s store gets $100,000 and California’s 7-11 gets a million dollar bonus. Those amounts are determined by each state’s lottery rules.

Muncie Parents Upset About Weather Delays

Muncie Community Schools is getting heat from parents who wanted schools to be delayed because of the weather. The Superintendent explained why he didn’t delay like other area schools. He said outlying schools were delayed because of road conditions, not temperature. And because the temperature wouldn’t be warmer with a delay, he decided it was best to go ahead with school.

Down To Two Locations For CATS Bus Terminal

The Anderson City Council has narrowed the search for the location of a new bus terminal for the City of Anderson Transit System. The two sites that will continue to be considered are the township trustee property at 14th Street and Central Avenue and the property west of the downtown McDonald’s. The council will meet again on Thursday, Jan. 21 to discuss the acquisition of property.

Update On Injured Yorktown Teen

An update on the teen driver injured in a crash where her car caught on fire. She’s 17-year-old Allayah Corbin of Yorktown. She is listed in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was driving on Delaware County Road 600-W at about 4 am Monday when she hit a tree and the car burst into flames. She was rescued by a passing motorist.

Hill Named New ACS President

The Anderson Community Schools board has a new leader. Patrick Hill has been named president and Tim Long elected vice president. Hill, an Indiana University-Kokomo professor, did not outline any specific goals for the board this year, but he thanked previous President Ben Gale and Jean Chaille for their service as board officers.