Anderson Man Gets 8 Years in Shooting Death

An Anderson man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the shooting death of an Anderson woman, struck by gunfire on August 25th.   18-year old Desmond Edmonds was charged in the killing of 43-year old Lorene Tami Love.   She was hit by gunfire while sitting on the porch of her home on Fulton Street.

Madison-Grant Superintendent Search Underway

The Madison-Grant School Board has begun a full search for a new superintendent.  Four months ago, the contract of the existing superintendent Fred Herron was not renewed.   Both Herron and the board have not commented on the reason for that non-renewal.   Applications are being accepted through April 24th.

Tornado Drill on Wednesday

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for tomorrow, with schools and businesses expected to participate.  There will be two drills:  one from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. and the other from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.   In many communities, warning sirens will be sounded as part of the test.

Charges to be Filed in Marion Shooting

Charges are expected to be filed today in Grant County against 49-year old Theron Lee Bailey.   He allegedly shot 47-year-old Rita Sharon-Underwood at a Marion diner on Saturday night.   She remains in critical condition and on life support in a Fort Wayne hospital.   Bailey was captured soon after the shooting.

State Sen. Errington to Speak at YMCA

State Senator Sue Errington of Muncie will be speaking at the YWCA on Friday morning, March 24th.   She will be speaking on the topic of “Women of the Indiana General Assembly.”  The event which begins at 10 a.m. is part of an open house which starts the organization’s annual fund raising campaign.

Randolph Deputy Enters Guilty Plea

A former Randolph County sheriff’s officer has entered a guilty plea to a theft charge dating back to the January 2005 ice storm.   39-year-old Sean Webb was indicted on charges regarding the theft of two generators owned by CSX Railroad.   Webb lives in Winchester.

Anderson Sandbagging Cancelled

Sandbagging which had been scheduled in Anderson for Saturday was cancelled, when the White River began receding. Frank Dick, director of Anderson Emergency Management, said the river started slowing down. Many volunteers arrived to assist with the operation, but were told their services were not needed. Individuals needing sandbags can contact the agency directly for assistance.