Mall to host carnival this weekend
ANDERSON — The North American Midway Entertainment Carnival will be at Mounds Mall starting tonight at 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 11 p.m. They will be set up in the mall parking lot in front of the former Sears building.
This is the same carnival company that will be at the Indiana State Fair next month.
Youth group to hold car wash
ANDERSON — Church Upon The Rock Youth will host a car wash on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 303 E. 29th St., Anderson (down the street from Pay Less at 29th and Main streets). Donations will be accepted. For information call 642-2447.
Homeowner fatally shoots home invader
INDIANAPOLIS — Police say an Indianapolis homeowner has shot and killed a suspected home invader with a history of violent crimes.
Police say 31-year-old Joshua Renick of Indianapolis died at the scene of the shooting early Wednesday on the city’s east side.
Officers responding to a report of shots fired were approached by 28-year-old homeowner Chad Heugel, who directed them inside his residence. There they found Renick lying in a hallway. Detectives suspect the case was a home invasion.
Caravan to retrace Potawatomi march
LOGANSPORT — A caravan of vehicles this fall will mark the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Death that marked the forced removal of Potawatomi Indians from Indiana to Kansas.
The caravan will travel through 26 counties from Indiana to Kansas for the sixth commemoration of the event. The caravan takes place every five years to retrace the path the Potawatomis took. The event began in 1988. This year’s caravan will begin Sept. 23 and run through Sept. 29.
Police: Gunfire at park wounds 2 men
MUNCIE — Two men were wounded in an exchange of gunfire near a Muncie city park’s busy basketball court.
Muncie police Sgt. Kirk Mace says the shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Heekin Park on the city’s south side.
Mace said that two young adult men suffered non-life-threatening wounds. He says one was hit in the leg, while the other has forearm wound.
Indy council stalls panhandling ban
INDIANAPOLIS — A proposal pushed by the Indianapolis mayor to ban panhandling in the city’s downtown has been tabled by the City-County Council.
Democratic council Vice President John Barth says Tuesday’s decision by a council committee was based on worries about lawsuits over such a ban. Barth says he and others will work with the tourism group Visit Indy to draft an ordinance that could survive legal challenges.
Republican Mayor Greg Ballard has sought a downtown no-solicitation zone prohibiting even passive cup shaking and sign holding.
64-year-old bicyclist killed on N. Ind. highway
MIDDLEBURY — Police in northern Indiana say a 64-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was hit by an SUV while riding along a highway before dawn. The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says Elmer Miller of Middlebury was riding on the shoulder of U.S. 20 near the town of Middlebury when he was hit about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A 20-year-old man driving the SUV left his lane and struck Miller who had a flashing light on his bicycle.
Indiana solider remembered with county fair award
LAFAYETTE — An Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan last year is being remembered with an award at the county fair where he showed cattle for 10 years as a youth
The family of Army Sgt. Kyle Osborn took part in an awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. The Osborns were part of a committee that picked 18-year-old Ross House as the first winner of the “Sgt. Kyle Bruce Osborn 100 percent and then some Memorial Award” for his dedication to the 4-H organization.