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January 1, 2014

Local Briefs: Jan. 1

Library closed today for New Year’s

ANDERSON — Anderson Public Library will be closed today in celebration of New Year’s Day.

The Main Library will reopen Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and the Lapel Branch will reopen at 11 a.m. Visit

Town hall flood repairs uncertain

ELLETTSVILLE — Leaders of a southern Indiana community still aren’t sure what repairs are needed on a town hall that was badly damaged by flooding last week.

Some Ellettsville workers have moved to temporary offices in a business and retail center while the town clerk-treasurer and utility office are working from Town Hall’s second floor.

Population growth lags behind US

INDIANAPOLIS — New population estimates show Indiana’s population continues growing at a slower rate than the national average but is increasing faster than its four neighboring states.

Census Bureau estimates released Monday show Indiana’s population grew by about 33,000 people from 2012 to 2013, giving it a 0.51 percent growth rate. Nationally, the population is estimated to have risen by 0.7 percent over those two years.

Two plead guilty to computer hacking

LAFAYETTE — Two former Purdue University students have pleaded guilty to charges they hacked into the computer accounts of their professors in order to change their course grades.

Engineering majors Roy Sun and Sujay Sharma pleaded guilty in Tippecanoe County court Monday to felony computer tampering charges. They are scheduled to be sentenced in February.

Woman dies when trapped in house fire

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say a woman who used a wheelchair died after being trapped inside her family’s burning home in Indianapolis.

Fire Lt. Bonnie Hensley says the mother and sister of the 35-year-old woman both suffered smoke inhalation and burns while trying to rescue her Monday night from the house on the city’s south side.

New mayor elected in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — A construction company official has been elected to replace a central Indiana mayor who died three weeks ago.

Republican precinct committee members picked 70-year-old Chuck Fewell as Greenfield’s new mayor during a caucus meeting Monday evening. He will complete the last two years of Dick Pasco’s term as mayor. Pasco died Dec. 10 after suffering a recurrence of liver cancer.



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  • news_indfloods.jpg County escapes major storm damage

    Despite strong winds and heavy storms Thursday night, Madison County property escaped relatively unscathed. While downed tree limbs and power lines led to a power outage for about 2,000 residences in Anderson, there were no reports of structure damage in the county.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS -  HB0823 - Fire-Rozelle Johnson - JC 28a.jpg Lightning might have caused Anderson funeral home fire

    A lightning strike is suspected of starting a fire at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Services, Ind. 32 and Rangeline Road, early Friday morning.

    August 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Teen arrested in alleged robbery, battery of teen girl A teen faces felony charges after allegedly luring and driving another girl out to a county road, robbing the girl at knifepoint and leaving the girl out on the road at night.

    August 22, 2014

  • ACS incumbents facing election challenge Most incumbents seeking re-election to various school boards in Madison County will be facing challengers in the November 4 general election.

    August 22, 2014

  • SWAT Challenge to move to Camp Atterbury The 13th Annual Indiana SWAT Challenge will again be hosted by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, but this year will move to a larger venue.

    August 22, 2014

  • Pendleton Heights clips Muncie Central 28-21 MUNCIE — Pendleton Heights began its season with a win, defeating Muncie Central 28-21. Quarterback Jarred Hubble ran for two 1-yard touchdowns and Christian Gonzalez completed both with extra points kicks. Jake Brooks added another touchdown from an

    August 23, 2014

  • Reservoir could be needed shot in the arm The proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir is being described as the needed shot in the arm that would put Anderson back on the map.

    August 23, 2014

  • VanNess, William mug Local Briefs: Aug. 23 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Coats: Obamacare won't be repealed U.S. Sen. Dan Coats said the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed and that Congress needs to focus on many modifications to the law affecting health care in America.

    August 22, 2014

  • Anderson cop Richardson loses rank Seven months after Anderson Police officer Bill Richardson was arrested in January but not criminally charged, the department has disciplined the officer.

    August 22, 2014

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