It took a helicopter, a boat and police dogs, but they got their man. Police have arrested the suspect accused of a Lapel bank robbery. 31-year-old Michael E. Cook was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase after he allegedly robbed the Community Bank branch. The three hour chase – reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour, ended in Anderson after Cook crashed his car. No bank employees were injured in the incident.
The Delaware County sheriff’s deputy who is accused of drunk driving and causing an accident involving multiple injuries has bonded out of jail. 46-year-old Todd Daily, a county police corporal, was transferred from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital —where he was taken after the accident —to the Delaware County jail. He was then released after being processed and posting a $12,500 bond. Daily was placed on administrative leave pending completion of a crash investigation by the Muncie Police Department and an internal investigation by county police.
There will be no more same sex marriages in Indiana until the Supreme Court decides the issue. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to a request from Attorney General Greg Zoeller to issue a stay of its most recent marriage ruling. A three-judge panel from the court unanimously ruled on September 4th that Indiana and Wisconsin could not bar same-sex couples from getting married.
We‘re a little over a month and a half away until election day, and Indiana campaigns are turning up the pressure to try and get the vote out. This year is not offering many, if any, high-profile races, so members of both parties are worried we could even see some of the lowest voter turnout ever. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is launching a 750-thousand dollar campaign to help boost the number of voters showing up this November.
A lawsuit has been filed over a September 2012 accident in Yorktown that saw a vehicle hit a pedestrian. Randy Mahon and his daughter, who was hurt in the accident, filed the Delaware Circuit Court 5 lawsuit against the estate of David F. Foley. The suit alleges Foley — who died in December 2013 — was driving a sport utility vehicle westbound on Isanogel Road when he struck the young pedestrian, who suffered “severe injuries.” The suit seeks compensation for the resulting hospital and medical expenses.
An attorney with Indiana Legal Services Inc. will offer free legal help on civil matters 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Carnegie Library at 301 E. Jackson Street in Muncie. No appointment is necessary. To be eligible for the free assistance, qualified persons must meet financial guidelines and must be U.S. citizens or documented immigrants.
The gruesome details of a Jeffersonville homicide are coming to light. Jeffersonville Police say they responded to the home of Tammy Jo Blanton around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning to find Joseph Oberhansley acting strangely. Detectives say they held Oberhansley on the porch of the home while they went inside and found the body of Blanton in the bathtub. Oberhansley admitted to killing Blanton and then eating parts of her organs (brain, heart and lungs). Oberhansley is facing murder and abuse of a corpse charges.
Former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is speaking out on Scotland‘s independence referendum. Lugar says he hopes the referendum vote this Thursday fails. Scottish citizens are voting on independence from the United Kingdom. Analysts say the vote looks tight and could go either way. Lugar says if Scotland breaks away, it‘ll change the face of the United Kingdom as we know it and directly impact the U.S. He says it would affect the U.S. on economic and military fronts. He says current U.S. involvement on the world stage – for example, in the Middle East – is bolstered by its alliance with Great Britain and NATO.
Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler, and officials from the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, Community Development Office, Ball State University and the Neighborhood Investment Committee will present the Muncie Urban Revitalization Program designed to assist City departments, neighborhood associations, nonprofit organizations and individual homeowners in acquiring property. The meeting will be held tonight from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Southside Middle School.
To celebrate Indiana Archaeology Month, members of the Upper White River Archeological Society will display their artifacts & share the stories behind them on Saturday, September 27th from 11-3 at Mounds State Park. You are invited to bring your artifacts that you would like to have identified, as well. There will also be activities for the kids including cookie excavations and crafts. The event is also sponsored by the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and Ball State University.