U.S. Olymian Bode Miller's cousin killed

A cousin of skiing star Bode Miller was killed by a passer by after he fatally shot and ran over a police officer in New Hampshire.  Authorities say 24-year-old Liko Kenny shot Corporal Bruce McKay four times and then ran over him with his car during a traffic stop Friday night.  Gregory Floyd was driving by with his son and grabbed the officer’s gun and shot Kenney when he refused to put his gun down.

Woman set on fire dies

An Indianapolis woman who police say was set on fire by her boyfriend more than a month ago died during the weekend.  33-year-old Nupur Srivastava had been in the hospital since early April as the result of her boyfriend, 33-year-old Michael Wilson, pouring gasoline on her during an argument and set her on fire.  The woman suffered third-degree burns to more than 80 percent of her body.

Toddler run over by pick-up truck

An Indianapolis toddler was run over by a pick-up truck Sunday afternoon.  Police say the 18-month-old boy was standing behind the vehicle as it was backing up in a driveway.  Sgt. Matthew Mount of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the boy did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

Anderson police need help in victim's identification

Police in Anderson are seeking help in the identification of a woman found dead in the White River.  They say her death was the result of an apparent bicycling accident just south of Scatterfield Road near the Mounds Mall.  The victim is a white female, five feet six inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds with red hair, brown eyes.  She is believed to be in her early 20’s. Anyone with information to help in the identification of the victim is asked to call Anderson Police at 765-648-6730.

Al-Qaida members say they have three U.S. troops

Members of an Al-Qaida front said yesterday they captured three American soldiers in a deadly attack on Saturday. Thousands of U.S. troops were searching an insurgent area south of Baghdad for their missing comrades. At least 124 people were killed or found dead in one of the deadliest days in Iraq in recent weeks.

Study could determine fate of transit system

A study on the needs of a local transit system could decide the future of Job Connection.  The service for the working poor is in danger of elimination upon the decision of Muncie bus officials.  They say more funding is needed to keep the service running.  Bus Manager Larry King says Job Connection will continue to run through the summer until a plan for funding is prepared in July.

Lynn resident wanted in Union City break-in, beating

Authorities in Union City were searching for a Lynn resident accused of breaking into a home and severely beating a man. They say 25-year-old Troy Lewis of Lynn likely beat 34-year-old Steven Johnson with a baseball bat. Johnson suffered severe head injuries and was flown to a hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  Anyone with information on the location of Troy Lewis is asked to call the Union City police at 765-964-5353.

Jay Co. man sentenced for jail fire

A Jay County man was sentenced to six years in prison for setting fire to the contents of a trash can while being held in jail. Authorities say 27-year-old Kable Daniels pleaded guilty to arson for setting the blaze last October while being held in a cell block with eight other prisoners.

New Castle man faces prison time for biting incident

A New Castle man was arrested in a bar fight in which witnesses say he bit another man’s ear.  32-year-old Josh Wade Helton is could face up to eight years in prison if he’s convicted on a charge of battery resulting in serious bodily injury.  Authorities say Helton and his girlfriend had been in an argument when they went to Scotter’s Bar and Grill.  That’s when 45-year-old Tommy Cross tried to intervene between the two and Helton jumped onto Cross’ back and bit his ear.

New Castle inmate attempts escape using bedpost

Police say an inmate at the New Castle Correctional Facility tried to escape using a bedpost to break through a concrete wall.  32-year-old Shawn Lee Arnold is facing charges of attempted escape.  He was imprisoned at the facility and then moved to another location after the riot. Authorities at the facility say Arnold had pounded a hole through the interior wall to the outside brick.