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August 16, 2013

Local Briefs: Aug. 16

Man faces sentencing in officer’s killing

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man who provided a loaded handgun to a career criminal who used it to kill a police officer has been sentenced to 57 months in prison.

An indictment says Eric Jenkins provided a handgun to Thomas Hardy, a convicted felon who used it to shoot Indianapolis police Officer David Moore during a January 2011 traffic stop. The 29-year-old Moore died three days later. Hardy pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. State prison officials say Hardy was on parole and had been erroneously released from jail weeks before Moore’s killing.

Mellencamp’s teen sons face charge

BLOOMINGTON — Rocker John Mellencamp’s two teenage sons are facing battery charges for allegedly punching and kicking a man during a fight that left the victim with serious facial injuries.

Monroe County prosecutors on Thursday charged 19-year-old Hud Mellencamp of Nashville, Ind., and 18-year-old Speck Mellencamp of Bloomington with one count each of battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Nineteen-year-old Ty A. Smith of Bloomington faces the same charge in the July 29 attack.

Court documents say Speck Mellencamp punched 19-year-old Alexander Bucy in the face on the porch of Bucy’s Bloomington home because he thought Bucy had hit him earlier that evening.

K of C hosting spaghetti dinner

ANDERSON -- The Knights of Columbus, 1225 Main St., Anderson, is hosting “Spaghetti with Love” on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The spaghetti dinner is complimentary with donations accepted along with entertainment, silent auction and T-shirts. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the Liv Strong Fund to assist the Weston family with medical costs. For more information go to www.facebook.com/ Olivia Weston.

Looking for singers for chorus

MATTHEWS -- All area singers are invited to participate in this year’s Covered Bridge Festival Chorus. The Chorus will be singing at the 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service at the Festival on Sept. 8.

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  • Woman to be sentenced again for intimidation An Anderson woman’s sentence for robbery and battery was upheld but she will be sentenced again for an intimidation charge, following a ruling Thursday by The Indiana Court of Appeals.

    April 17, 2014

  • Lapel obtains required number The Lapel Town Council finally has enough votes to move forward with its voluntary annexation of land south of the town.

    April 17, 2014

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    April 18, 2014

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    April 18, 2014

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    April 18, 2014

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    The Geater Community Center held an open house Thursday afternoon to celebrate their remodeled facility and new gym floor.

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    April 18, 2014

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