Council will grow

The Westfield Town Council will add a seventh member during its meeting Thursday night.  The additional member is needed due to redistricting done last year.  The changes will lead Westfield from town to city status next year.

Questions arise about safety of Alex street

The Alexandria City Council is looking to convert a section of Church Street into one-way traffic.  Councilman John Dockrey says some residents have expressed concern that the current two-way configuration is unsafe due to how narrow it is.  The affected section is only a block long between Lincoln and Walnut streets.

Armed and blogged

The number of “Armed and Famous” entries on the Internet continues to grow.  There are now at least three web sites related to the show, including, and  The latter two also have several discussion boards.

BBB issues warning

The Indiana Better Business Bureau says you need to be careful with your money as the holiday season winds down.  President Linda Carmody says that if you get a call from an organization calling itself the Paralyzed Hoosier Veterans selling light bulbs or American flags, don’t buy!  Carmody says it’s unclear where the money is going.  The PHV claims money was givne to Wheelchair games and the Purdue University Center for Paralysis Research.  However, the only documented grant to either of those organizations was $2,000 given nine years ago.  Carmody says claims by the PHV that they turned down a request to join the BBB are also false since they never received an invitation.

Man gets jail time

An Anderson man has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking inappropriate pictures of young girls.  Stephen Scott, 45, also received four years on probation as part of his sentence.  He admitted to the charges last month as part of a plea deal.

Two held in purse snatchings

Anderson police have charged two people in a string of strong-arm robberies.  Justin Lockridge and Blythe Batie, both 19, are charged in a string of robberies that began early last month and ended with a robbery in front of the Harvest Market at 3205 Columbus Avenue last Friday.

Finding the dogs a home

Muncie Animal Shelter officials say a number of dogs seized during a December 20 drug raid will be put up for adoption.  Most of the dogs are pit bulls.  The Unconditional Love Foundation, a rescue organization for animals, is helping with the adoption process.