There were some tense moments along the White River yesterday, when a canoe carrying three people capsized. Doug and Kellie McClellan and their 10-year-old son are safe this morning after their canoe crashed into an abandoned pipe. The mother and son were both pinned, Dad rescued the boy and the mom was able to free herself from the pipe, which is believed to have washed downstream after recent floods. The incident happened west of Muncie’s water pollution control facility.
A house explosion Sunday in Richmond may have been caused by methamphetamine production. The “Palladium-Item” reports the explosion knocked the home from its foundation, but no one was at the home when emergency crews arrived. The investigation is ongoing.
Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested18 people for underage drinking during a tailgate party at Ball State University yesterday. State Excise officers made the arrests in the tailgating parking lots near Scheumann Stadium, where the Cardinals beat the Colgate Raiders. The primary mission of the State Excise Police is to enforce the state‘s Alcoholic Beverage Code, focusing on alcohol and tobacco-related issues.
A three-vehicle accident in Anderson has claimed the life of a local woman. According to reports, the Anderson Police Department is investigating the week-end pile-up at 67th and Robin Hood Lane, near Scatterfield Road late Friday night. In addition to the fatality, several other drivers and passengers were injured slightly, but their injuries were not serious enough to require them to be taken to hospital. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident continues.
The Star Press reports that police apprehended the driver of a blue Chevy Silverado around 3 a.m. Sunday after he rolled his truck on Ind. 32 at the entrance to Selma, then fled, leaving his truck blocking the highway. According to police, the driver of the vehicle was headed east on Ind. 32 when his truck left the road and struck the side of a ditch at a high rate of speed before it rolled onto its side and blocked both eastbound lanes. Police eventually located and arrested the driver. The incident is still under investigation.
The body of an unidentified female was found Sunday behind a house on the west side of Indianapolis. A homeowner told police he was walking his dog when he discovered a badly burned female body in his backyard. Detectives said they do not believe the victim was killed at the location she was found. Police say the victim as a 15-year-old girl. An autopsy is being performed.
Authorities are seeking some church vandals. Columbus police say three separate churches were vandalized on Sunday. St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Lakeview Church of Christ and East Columbus Christian Church had been tagged with spray paint. The graffiti read “Infidels!” and “Qur‘an 3:151.” Police do not have any suspects at this time.
One person was flown by air ambulance from the scene of a traffic accident in Blackford County over the holiday weekend. The Blackford County sheriff’s office reported that a minivan struck a utility pole in the 3500 block of North Ind. 3 around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. One adult was flown from scene by helicopter ambulance service. IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis reported that the female victim had been released from the hospital by Sunday afternoon; several children in the vehicle were released to their parents.
In two month‘s time, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts will be standing before a judge in a Hamilton County Courtroom for what will not be a trial….but for a plea deal agreement. Jim Irsay is facing a couple of charges of driving under the influence. He reportedly has reached a deal with the prosecutor to avoid felony charges and a court trial. Irsay is scheduled to appear in court again October 30th.
Kokomo city officials are scheduled to announce additional details today of a planned 11-point-5 million dollar baseball stadium. Part of the Kokomo Municipal Stadium project includes funding to mitigate flooding issues in the area.