A Marion man was struck and killed early Thursday morning near 30th and Torrence streets. Andrew Westerman, 54, was hit by a van driven by Amber Fuller. Police arrested Fuller, 32, on a felony charge of drunk driving causing death. She allegedly had a blood alcohol content more than twice Indianas legal limit for drunk driving. Fuller was released from the Grant County Jail after posting a $25,000 bond.
A soldier from Frankton died in Afghanistan from a non-combat injury. Army PFC Jason Johns, 19, died in Bagram. Not much else about Johns death has been released.
A former Elwood woman has died in a Lafayette hospital from injuries sustained in a crash on I-65 nearly three weeks ago. Shannon Marie Enriquez-Rosas, 23, was driving a car that was hit head-on by another car that had crossed the median near the 167-mile marker on February 6. The driver of the other car, Keith Nagy, 36 of Crown Point, apparently swerved to avoid rear-ending another vehicle in stopped traffic and shot across the median. Three passengers combined between the two vehicles were also hurt.
Two Ohio men are being held in the Randolph County Jail over an attack on a resident in his home. A Lynn man was hit in the head with a screwdriver when he discovered two of the men in his home. Police arrived and chased the men before they were captured. Douglas Freckman Jr., 21, and John Florek, 25, both of Dayton, are being held on numerous charges. Meanwhile two other Ohio men face charges in an apparently unrelated incident at another Randolph County home. Teddy Hunt, 18, and Jeremy Pollic, 21, are being held after they fought with a woman and a man who came to her defense.
General Motors announced Thursday that the former Manual Transmissions of Muncie plant will be torn down beginning next month. It will be completely gone by the spring of next year. There are still efforts to preserve the old Warner Machine building on the property.
The transition of students at Muncies South View Elementary School went off without a hitch Thursday. The students were moved to three other buildings due to extensive structural damage at the South View building caused by the weight of snow on the buildings roof.
School was in session at Muncies Mitchell Elementary School Friday despite a water main break at the building Thursday night. Bottled water was taken to the school for drinking and cooking breakfast and lunch.
An Anderson man was treated and released from an Indianapolis hospital after a crash on State Road 32 near the Madison-Hamilton County line yesterday morning. Officials say Josh Short, 26, lost control of his pickup truck due to a gust of wind. The truck left the road, hit the edge of a guardrail, went down an embankment and sideswiped two trees. Short, who was wearing his seatbelt, complained of back pain and had a small cut on his head.
A theft charge related to an alleged home improvement scam has been filed against a Chesterfield man. Bo Tipton, 33, allegedly signed a contract with a homeowner to do siding and gutter work on a house and garage and then cashed a $2,300 check for labor costs and materials without doing any work. Tipton also refused to repay any of the money. The homeowner was awarded six-thousand dollars in small-claims court over the situation.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana and ConAgra Foods have opened their seventh Kids Café in the food banks eight-county service area. The new Kids Café is located in Andersons Saint Johns Lutheran Church.