Kids day to take place at YMCA this Saturday

THE ANNUAL HEALTHY KIDS DAY WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY AT THE DOWNTOWN Y-M-C-A.  OTHER Y-M-C-A’S AROUND THE COUNTRY WILL JOIN THE MUNCIE Y IN THE NATION’S LARGEST EVENT DIRECTED AT ACTIVE LIVING CHOICES IN CHILDREN.  THE EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 11:30 TO 4.

Westfield teenagers arrested in drug bust

THREE TEENAGERS FROM WESTFIELD WERE ARRESTED FOR DEALING MARIJUANA.  POLICE SAY 18-YEAR-OLDS ALEX MCDONALD SMITH, ERIC MOORE AND ROBERT ASHBY WERE ARRESTED TUESDAY ON ONE COUNT OF DEALING IN MARIJUANA.  THE TEENS SAID IN THEIR STATEMENTS THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR SELLING THE DRUG TO AT LEAST 30 OTHER WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  ALL THREE TEENS HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HAMILTON COUNTY JAIL AFTER POSTING BOND. 

Several injured in school bus/car crash in Indy

A CRASH INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS AND A CAR INJURED SEVERAL PEOPLE WEDNESDAY MORNING ON INDIANAPOLIS’ NORTHEAST SIDE.  NINE PEOPLE ON THE BUS WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN THEY COLLIDED WITH A CAR AT 42ND STREET AND FRANKLIN ROAD.  THE WOMAN DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS CRITICALLY INJURED.  POLICE ARE NOT SURE WHY THE DRIVER OF THE CAR CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND INTO THE BUS. 

Deadline approaching for insurance claims

INDIANA RESIDENTS WISHING TO FILE INSURANCE CLAIMS IN RELATION TO LAST YEAR’S HAIL STORM HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO DO SO.  INDIANA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER JAMES ATTERHOLT SAYS PROPERTY OWNERS MAY HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT OR GET AN EXTENSION WITH THEIR SPECIFIC INSURANCE COMPANY WITHIN ONE YEAR IN ORDER TO SUE ON THEIR CLAIM.  INDIANA LED THE NATION LAST YEAR IN INSURANCE CLAIMS AFTER THE APRIL 14 STORM CAUSED ABOUT $1.3 BILLION IN PROPERTY DAMAGES. 

Indianapolis man to plead guilty to fraud, DWI

A MAN ACCUSED OF BEING INVOLVED IN THE 2006 HAMILTON AVENUE SLAYINGS IN INDIANAPOLIS IS PLEADING GUILTY TO UNRELATED CRIMINAL CASES.  AUTHORITIES SAY JAMES STEWART WILL PLEAD GUILTY TO WELFARE FRAUD AND A D-W-I CHARGE IN MARION SUPERIOR COURT.  ACCORDING TO A PLEA AGREEMENT, STWEART COULD FACE UP TO THREE AND A HALF YEARS IN PRISON WHEN THE JUDGE HANDS OUT THE SENTENCE.

State budget moves on to committee

A NEW STATE BUDGET WAS PASSED BY THE SENATE YESTERDAY.  THE $26 POINT THREE BILLION PLAN FROM REPUBLICAN LEADERS WOULD INCREASE SPENDING ON EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER INITIATIVES.  THE BILL WILL MOVE ON TO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FOR RESOLUTIONS AND A FINAL VERSION OF THE BILL. 

Drivers not likely to see price drop at the pump

PRICES AT THE PUMP ARE NOT LIKELY TO DROP.  GREG SEITER OF TRIPLE A HOOSIER MOTOR CLUB SAYS THE RECENT JUMP IN GAS PRICES IS DUE TO AN ANNUAL CHANGE TO SUMMER BLENDS OF FUEL, AS WELL AS RISING CRUDE OIL COSTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.  EXPERTS ARE PREDICTING SUMMER PRICES OF REGULAR GAS TO BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER, BUT ABOUT THE SAME AS LAST YEAR’S PRICES.