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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
  • What's Where: Aug. 23 Local meetings and activities are planned Saturday.

    August 23, 2014

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 23 A compilation of community news as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    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

  • 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

  • Church News: Aug. 23 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.

    August 22, 2014

  • Local Briefs: Aug. 22

    A compilation of news items of local and state interest as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 22, 2014

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 22 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Wednesday and Thursday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 21, 2014

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 22

    A compilation of community news items as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 21, 2014

  • What's Where: Aug. 21 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Thursday.

    August 21, 2014

  • Local Briefs: Aug. 21 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 21, 2014

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