Walking zone review

Carmel-Clay school officials plan to review walking zones around schools.  The zones haven’t been reviewed since they were established several years ago.  Officials say the review never happened because of the system’s rapid building boom, and now is a good time since the city is expanding walking and biking opportunities.

Man accused with robbing store after bogus call

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.

Man admits to charges in fatal accident

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 couldn’t 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.

Busy intersection reopened

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.

Blaze at warehouse may have been set

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.

Prison guard charged

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 man’s 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.

City hall dedicated

Noblesville officials got a chance to show off the city’s expanded and renovated city hall Tuesday.  Around 500 people attended an open house at the building that also served as the building’s dedication.  The $17.9 million project wrapped up in November.