Newspaper to host blood drive
ANDERSON — The Herald Bulletin, 1133 Jackson St., will host a blood drive today from 1 to 4:45 p.m. Current time openings are 1:30, 1:45, and 2:15 p.m., as well as 4:15, 4:30 and 4:45 p.m.
The Bloodmobile will be parked in the newspaper’s lower parking lot west of the building. Appointments may be made by calling Tammy Everitt at 648-4242.
Ind. 28 closed briefly Monday
ELWOOD - A section of Ind. 28 east of Elwood was closed Monday morning after a car struck an electrical utility pole and knocked lines down onto the highway.
No one was injured in the 10:40 a.m. accident which occurred in the 6700 block of West Ind. 28. An underground gas line was also ruptured in the accident.
Tea Party group to meet Monday
MUNCIE — The Muncie 9.12 Tea Party will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road.
The United Nations Agenda 21, sustainability, will be the topic of Frank Weyl’s message. He will discuss Common Core, Blue Way, national parks, and public and private ownership of industry. The public is invited to attend.
Korean War veterans to meet Monday
ANDERSON — Anderson Tri-County Chapter 308 of KWWA (Korean War Veterans Association) will meet Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266, 3210 Columbus Ave. The meeting had initially been set for a different time.
Any veterans of the Korean War or veterans who served in Korea are invited to attend. The program will be presented by Ralph Luke, a retired Anderson fireman. Information: Chapter Commander Ray Turpen, 643-7196.
Privacy protection bill passed in House
INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would restrict law enforcement access to surveillance drones, GPS trackers and unwarranted cellphone searches has cleared the Indiana House.
The House voted 85-11 in favor of the bill Monday. The measure would prevent law enforcement from operating unmanned aircraft, requesting passwords for electronic data or using real-time tracking devices without first obtaining court orders.
Teenager sentenced in 2010 killing
WARSAW — A northern Indiana teenager who admitted conspiring to help kill a friend’s stepfather could be released to a residential facility after he turns 18.
Paul Gingerich, 15, was sentenced Monday to 25 years under state supervision in the April 2010 death of Phillip Danner at his home near Syracuse. He was one of three juveniles charged in the killing that prosecutors say was part of a plot to run away to Arizona.
Homeschool group says state intruding
INDIANAPOLIS — An attorney representing a suburban Indianapolis homeschool group says a state commission intruded on its religious affairs when it found it discriminated against a girl with a food allergy, but a lawyer for the girl’s family says the 11-family group is guilty of discrimination based on disability.
The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Monday.