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March 20, 2014

Local Briefs: March 21

NAACP hosting town hall meeting

ANDERSON — The Anderson-Madison County branch of the NAACP will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturdayn at Ivy Tech Community College.

Branch President James Burgess said the purpose of the meeting is to discuss voter registration and how the NAACP plans on tracking registration during elections this year. The organization will also talk about how new laws will effect primary voting in May.

The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Prosecutors file formal fire charges

EVANSVILLE — An Evansville man who admitted setting an apartment building fire that killed three people now faces three charges of murder and 10 counts of arson.

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office filed formal charges Thursday against 31-year-old Christopher Compton. Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann says his office has initially filed to seek life without parole for Compton but the death penalty remains an option.

The fire killed 3-year-old Jazmine Jones; her mother, 28-year-old Keri Jones; and 76-year-old Donald Lankford. All died of smoke inhalation in the same apartment.

IU WR breathing after near drowning

SARASOTA, Fla. — Doctors expect Indiana wide receiver Isaac Griffith to make a full recovery from a near downing along Florida’s Gulf Coast, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday.

Griffith was brought out of heavy sedation and was awake, breathing on his own and responding well to others on Thursday, Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Kim Savage said. His condition has been upgraded to serious. A friend rescued the 19-year-old Griffith after he was caught in a rip current Monday at Siesta Beach in Sarasota.

Condemned man pleads guilty

NEW ALBANY — A southern Indiana man already facing the death penalty for killing a 75-year-old family friend pleaded guilty Thursday to the 2002 slaying of a Florida woman in return for a 65-year sentence.

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Local Briefs
  • Local Briefs: July 26 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 25, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 26 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Thursday and Friday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 25, 2014

  • Church News: July 26 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.

    July 25, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 25 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Wednesday and Thursday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 25, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 25 A compilation of community news as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 25, 2014

  • What's Where: July 25 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Friday, July 25.

    July 25, 2014

  • Support breakfast at Cross Roads Through The Eyes of Special Kids will host its support breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 2000 N. Scatterfield Road.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 24 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 24, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 24 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 23

    Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 23, 2014

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