Alexandria City Council members discussed a number of projects on the citys plate during the council meeting Monday night. Things like a city website, the Washington Street project and economic development were part of a progress report received by the council. Some are frustrated with the pace of things.
A Fairmount woman remains in Ball Memorial Hospital after Mondays crash at the intersection of State Road 28 and Delaware County Road 600W. Kimalia Joseph, 50, was partially ejected through the windshield of her pickup truck and suffered a serious neck wound on the broken glass. The driver of the semi that struck Joseph’s pickup told police he couldnt see the flashing red light at the intersection due to the sun.
Marion and Grant County firefighters were busy with several residential blazes Monday night and Tuesday morning. A blaze at 1000 E. 39th Street, lot 55 on Marions southeastern edge sent three people to the hospital, including two children. The adult was sent to a Fort Wayne hospital with burns while the children were taken to Marion General Hospital. Cold and snowy weather hampered firefighting efforts.
Animal Rescue Fund representatives are looking for the owner of a mastiff found running loose along Nebo Road in Delaware County this week. The dog was severely malnourished and was extremely underweight. The owner, if found, could face animal cruelty charges.
Fire gutted two rooms of a house at 1422 E. 6th Street in Muncie Tuesday morning. The fire apparently started around a clothes dryer. It was one of several residential fires around the region Tuesday. Cowan, Yorktown and Chesterfield firefighters were also busy with blazes that caused various degrees of damage to homes. Several were blamed on heaters being used to thaw out frozen pipes.
One of the two boilers that heats the Grant County Courthouse will be replaced. The county commissioners have approved a $30,000 expenditure to install a new heating unit. Johnson Controls will install the new boiler.
A Selma man who allegedly robbed a CVS pharmacy in the 3300 block of East Jackson Street in Muncie Tuesday overdosed on the drugs he allegedly took shortly after the robbery. Police say Carl Lee Gibson, 30, is in serious condition at Ball Memorial Hospital. He was found in a fetal position in a gas station bathroom shortly after the robbery.
The Grant County Commissioners and Sheriff Darrell Himelick have agreed to hire Indianapolis attorney Michael Morrow. He will help the county deal with a lawsuit about overcrowding in the Grant County Jail.
The Cowan School Board meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the administration office. The board will vote on a plan to offer full-day kindergarten only beginning next year.