New Castle police have charged a man with robbing a Village Pantry convenience store over the weekend. Dennis Godby, 22, allegedly called police to report a purported drug deal outside a department store in an effort to divert them while he robbed the store at 2500 Grand Avenue early Saturday morning. Godby is scheduled to stand trial on an armed robbery charge on May 7.
Governor Mitch Daniels stopped in Marion Tuesday to discuss his priority issues for the state in the General Assembly. He also praised Marion and Grant County for overcoming tough times.
A Muncie man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a crash that killed a 15-year-old girl. Dorssie Carter, 49, pleaded guilty to a charge of causing a death while driving drunk even though he testified in court he couldnt remember the incident. Carter was allegedly drunk when he crashed his pickup truck into a tree along Proctor Road on August 15, 2005. The crash killed Brittney McConnell. Carter will be sentenced March 22.
Vectren has agreed to move a gas line in Bethlehem Road beginning in three to four weeks. A dispute between Vectren and the state delayed the ongoing reconstruction of the road, leaving it in deplorable condition. Once the gas line is removed the reconstruction project will resume.
Death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean spoke in Anderson Tuesday. She spoke to about 150 people in the Anderson City Hall auditorium. Prejean has written two books about people facing capital punishment.
Temporary repairs have been made to a busy Muncie intersection damaged following a fatal traffic accident Monday afternoon. A water main supplying a fire hydrant at Tillotson Avenue and Jackson Street was damaged as a tow truck removed one of the cars involved. A temporary concrete patch is in place over the spot where the road washed out. Asphalt will be placed on the spot in a couple of weeks. Water service was also restored to several businesses in the area as a result of the repairs.
A fire at the Nova Packaging warehouse in Marion Tuesday caused about $100,000 in damage. Officials think the blaze may have been the work of an arsonist. Forklifts were used to remove many of the boxes, but the building still suffered a lot of smoke and water damage.
An Indianapolis woman and guard at the Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility is on unpaid leave after an incident involving her ex-boyfriend. Mary Johnson, 34, allegedly spat in the mans face and then scratched obscenities in his vehicle in Markleville last week. Johnson faces battery and criminal mischief charges as a result of those incidents.
Noblesville officials got a chance to show off the citys expanded and renovated city hall Tuesday. Around 500 people attended an open house at the building that also served as the buildings dedication. The $17.9 million project wrapped up in November.
A woman suffered upper leg pain after a rollover crash in Grant County around mid-day yesterday. Tina Enriquez, 30, was westbound on Grant County Road 400S when she slid on some ice. Her SUV left the south side of the road, hit a dirt embankment and flipped onto its passenger side. The vehicle then slid before landing back on its wheels.