Secrecy law upheld by Court of Appeals

A STATE LOTTERY SECRECY LAW WAS UPHELD BY THE INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS.  A FORMER HOOSIER LOTTERY SECURITY OFFICIAL COULD FACE UP TO 50 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DISCLOSING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE LOTTERY. WILLIAM C. FOREMAN AND HIS ATTORNEY ARGUE THE PENALTY VILOATES THE STATE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE IT IS DISPROPORTIONATE TO THE CRIME.

New rule bans cell phones from courthouse

CELL PHONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE BUILDING.  OFFICIALS SAY THE RULE WAS MADE FOR SECURITY REASONS DESPITE SEVERAL COMPLAINTS. CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE MARK SPITZER SAYS THE MAIN CONCERN WAS OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF PICTURES BEING TAKEN WITH CAMERA PHONES.  MOST INDIANA COURTROOMS DO NOT ALLOW THE USE OF CAMERAS DURING TRIALS.

Multiple bills signed by Governor Daniels Monday

SEVERAL BILLS WERE SIGNED BY GOVERNOR MITCH DANIELS YESTERDAY.  AMONG THOSE ENACTED INTO LAW WERE A NEW STATE BUDGET, A CIGARETTE TAX INCREASE TO FUND HEALTH INSURANCE, AND A BILL TO ALLOW SLOT MACHINES AT INDIANA’S TWO HORSE RACING TRACKS. SEVEN OF THE GOVERNOR’S TWELVE LEGISLATIVE GOALS WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS YEAR’S GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Yorktown man faces attempted murder charge

A YORKTOWN RESIDENT WILL FACE ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES AFTER HE TRIED TO KILL HIS WIFE WITH HIS TRUCK ON SUNDAY.  POLICE SAY 51-YEAR-OLD DAVID MONROE TOLD HIS WIFE TO SIT IN FRONT OF A PICTURE WINDOW AT THE COUPLE’S HOME, AND THAT HE WOULD “BE RIGHT BACK.” THAT’S WHEN MONROE ALLEGEDLY LEFT THE HOME AND INSTEAD CRASHED HIS TRUCK INTO THE HOUSE.

IBM to bring 500 jobs to Daleville

I-B-M WILL OPEN A NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER IN DALEVILLE. SPOKESPERSON OLIVETTEE WHIPPLE ANNOUNCED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY THE COMPANY PLANS ON EMPLOYING 500 PEOPLE, AS WELL AS INVESTING THREE MILLION DOLLARS WITHIN THREE YEARS. THE NEW CENTER WILL BE LOCATED AT THE FORMER BURLINGTON MOTOR CARRIERS FACILITY, JUST OFF STATE ROAD 67.

Road collapses near Golden Gate Bridge after fiery crash

A STRETCH OF HIGHWAY NEAR THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO COLLAPSED YESTERDAY, AFTER A GASOLINE TANKER CRASHED AND EXPLODED. THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK ONLY SUFFERED SECOND DEGREE BURNS. AUTHORITIES SPECULATE THE ROADWAY MAY BE OUT OF USE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, CAUSING NEARLY 75 THOUSAND VEHICLES THAT USE THE DAMAGED PORTION OF THE ROUTE DAILY MANY PROBLEMS.