Man arrested trying to abduct 17-year-old

Police have arrested a man for attacking a 17-year-old girl from the Youth Services Bureau. They say 50-year-old John Galbreath grabbed the girl by her arm and tried to drag her after she declined his offer to smoke marijuana and drink gin with him.  Authorities say the girl was able to break free from the man and take his ID cards during the struggle.  Galbreath was arrested at his home on charges of battery and criminal confinement.

Anderson man faces 60+ years for murder conviction

An Anderson man could face more than 60 years in prison after he was found guilty of murder and robbery.  48-year-old Jeffery Miller will be sentenced for the April 2006 death of a 62-year-old man June 11th by Madison Superior Court 3 Judge Thomas Newman, Jr.  Authorities say Miller used a wine bottle to beat Charles Robinette to steal money for drugs.

South View to host Spring Fling

The annual PTO-sponsored Spring Fling will take place tomorrow at South View Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m.  Games, food, face painting and other family activities will be available in the school cafeteria, gymnasium and outdoors.  It is the first all-school event to take place at the school since a portion of the south end of the building was closed in February.

Indianapolis firm conducts study for possible Anderson airport

A study will help determine if a new regional airport in Anderson would replace a smaller one in Fishers currently located on prime real estate.  The Indianapolis firm Aerofinity is hoping to finish the 150 thousand dollar study by September, which will examine the feasibility of replacing the Anderson airport that handles corporate and freight jets with a new regional hub.

Construction starts on I-69 project

Work will begin tonight on a project to resurface I-69 between the Daleville exit and 116th Street in Fishers.  Road crews will close one lane in each direction where work will take place. They will cut and remove sections of deteriorating pavement in preparation for resurfacing work later this summer. Work is expected to last through the fall. The $8.4 million project is part of Governor Daniels Major Moves plan.

State Police memorial honors Tom Hammond

The Indiana State Police Redkey post held their 51st annual memorial service yesterday.  Public Information Officer Rod Russell says the yearly event takes place each May to honor those who died while serving for the State Police. This year, the post made an exception and honored former Backyard Broadcasting news director Tom Hammond for his dedication and loyalty to the State Police.  Russell presented Hammond’s mother, Janet, with the state flag that flew over the post the day he passed away.

Body found in Grant County cornfield

Authorities in Grant County are investigating the discovery of a body found in a cornfield.  37-year-old Stephen Mustin of Fort Wayne was found by a farmer on Sunday.  Results of an autopsy do not indicate foul play, however toxicology results are still pending.  Police say there were indications the body had been dead for two or three days prior to being discovered.

Nearly 50 officers killed on purpose in 2006

The FBI says 48 police officers were intentionally killed last year in the line of duty.  46 were shot and killed and two were struck by vehicles.  Overall, 114 officers died while serving and protecting in 2006.  26 of the officers were wearing body armor at the time of their deaths.