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Jail Log: April 20

These people were booked into the Madison County Jail on Thursday and Friday. Charges are recommended by arresting officers, but are not final until the Madison County prosecutor reviews the case and files official charges.


‘Upscale flea market’ plans to open Anderson location

ANDERSON — Antique enthusiasts will soon be able to get their browsing fix a little closer to home thanks to a decision by a popular Muncie store to open a Madison County location.


Cops: Rain was factor in crash that killed 2 in Indiana County

State police said weather was a factor in a crash Friday that claimed the lives of 17-year-old girl from West Virginia and a 67-year-old Saltsburg man who was a passenger in the sport utility vehicle she was driving on Route 286 in Indiana County.


No one injured when van strikes church

ANDERSON — Rev. Anthony Harris was not shaken by the sight of a van buried in the side of his church around 7 p.m. on Good Friday. He was counting blessings. “It could have gone from a catastrophe to a tragedy,” he said after the accident at Missionary Baptist Church Upon The Rock, 303 E. 29th St.,


Head-on crash in southern Indiana leaves one dead

A Vallonia man has died after a crash in Jackson County. Vallonia is south of Indianapolis. Police say 61-year-old Lamar Anderson, of Vallonia, was travelling westbound on State Road 258, west of Seymour, on Friday night. That’s when he left the roadway, hitting a guardrail before stopping, facing e


Indiana Police To Announce Developments In Case Of Murdered Teens Libby German And Abby Williams

CHICAGO (CBS)—The investigation into the murders of two Indiana teenagers is moving in a “new direction,” authorities say. Indiana State Police plan to announce new developments in the case on Monday.


Mushroom hunters find human remains

ANDERSON -- Mushroom hunters stumbled upon a grisly scene when they found human remains in a wooded city park on Wednesday. Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone confirmed the skeletal remains found at River Bend Park, near Grandview Golf Course on the city’s northwest side, are human.


Indiana County's population slide continues

Indiana County’s downward population trend reflects that of much of Pennsylvania, according to figures made available this week by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. The county’s estimated population as of July 1, 2018, is 84,501, a decrease of 4,388, or 4.9 percent, from 88,880 reported on April 1, 201


Indiana hiker spots huge snake hanging from tree branch

A hiker in Zionsville, Indiana was in for a slithery surprise when she came across a huge eastern rat snake hanging from a tree branch. The hiker, identified as Michelle Modglin by the Town of Zionsville’s Facebook page, was walking along the Big-4 Rail Trail when she saw the eastern rat snake, also


Community reacts to Indiana State Police 'moving in new direction' with Delphi homicide investigation

DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — It's now been more than two years since Libby German and Abby Williams were killed on the Monon high trail. and two years ago this month, investigators released pictures of the suspect along with an audio clip taken on Libby German's phone.


Anderson man accused of injuring officer while resisting arrest

ANDERSON — Zebediah Campbell is accused of hitting a police officer and resisting arrest when he was stopped while leaving an abandoned house. Officers said they were investigating a report of squatters living in an abandoned house in the 2200 block of Columbus Avenue around 7:22 p.m. Tuesday when t


Community Briefs: April 20

ANDERSON — An Easter egg hunt will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Keystone Woods, 2335 N. Madison Ave., Anderson. It is for children under 12. ANDERSON — Eastview Church of the Nazarene, 2552 E. 200S (half mile east of the Coca-Cola plant) will have its annual Easter celebration on Saturday from noon


School money, gambling decisions near for Indiana lawmakers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Just how much additional money will go toward Indiana schools is a top unanswered question as the General Assembly nears the end of this year's legislative session.


Federal charges filed against Indiana man accused of threatening to shoot Trump

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against an Indiana man who authorities say threatened to shoot President Donald Trump in Facebook posts. The indictment says 20-year-old Steffon Gonzalez posted on March 28 that he was “standing outside the president’s location with a bullet ‘cham


Indiana officer saves skunk with head stuck in cup

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WLS) -- A police officer in South, Bend Indiana saved a skunk that found itself in some trouble. The skunk wound up with its head stuck in a cup. That's when South Bend Police Officer Ron Kaszas spotted the skunk and helped free it.


Breast implants, pacemakers set to help Indiana coroners identify dead bodies

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier coroners soon will be permitted to use the unique serial number on a pacemaker, breast enhancements or any other implanted medical device to identify a dead body.


Fishers police chief apologizes, removes Facebook post about 'suspicious man'

FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) - The Fishers Police Department is apologizing for a Facebook post about a man caught on camera standing outside someone's door. Police called him "suspicious" because he didn't live in the area. Some people said it was racial profiling.


Father and son discover human remains in Anderson park

ANDERSON — Police in Anderson are investigating after a father and son discovered human skeletal remains in an Anderson park on Wednesday. According to Anderson police Maj. Joel Sandefur, police were called to River Bend Park shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. Sandefur said the father and son were lo


Police pursuit from Nobleville to Indianapolis ends with arrest of theft suspects

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Two suspected thieves were arrested Thursday after a police pursuit that started in Noblesville and ended in Indianapolis. The Noblesville Police Department says Catrina Jones, 44, and Marcellous D. Warner, 45, are accused of stealing from the Walmart on Clover Road.


GO MAD: April 20

• Super Saturday Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Animal Protection League, 613 Dewey St. • Seniors Dance, 6-9 p.m., American Legion Post 127, 4118 Columbus Ave. DJ Buddy Patterson.