Trial for teen accused of rape starts today
ANDERSON — The trial of Iquise Taylor, a 17-year-old Anderson resident accused of raping a 93-year-old woman in her home last July, starts 8 a.m. today in Madison Circuit Court 3.
He was charged with burglary, criminal deviate conduct, criminal confinement and strangulation in connection with the attack.
Black Expo plans membership meeting
ANDERSON — Anderson Black Expo Inc. will hold a general membership meeting at noon Saturday at the Anderson Black Expo office, 931 Meridian St. (Citizens Bank Building), Suite 302.
Upcoming events and venue changes will be discussed. Meetings are open to all members and anyone wishing to join; membership applications will be available.
Library insurance group to meet
ANDERSON — The Anderson Public Library Insurance Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in the boardroom of the library at 111 E. 12th St.
Ruling on missing doctor awaits autopsy
PORTER — A northwestern Indiana coroner’s office says until an autopsy is completed it won’t confirm whether a body found in a lake is that of a Michigan doctor missing since December.
Doris Amling of the Porter County coroner’s office says an autopsy likely will be conducted today.
Charges filed in reported molest
TERRE HAUTE — A man who reportedly grabbed a 5-year-old child and allegedly molested the child at a Terre Haute motel faces multiple felony charges.
Timothy R. Blazier appeared via video in Vigo Superior Court 1 Monday, when he was charged with Class A felony child molesting and attempted child molesting; Class B felony criminal deviate conduct and attempted rape; two counts of Class C felony criminal confinement; battery resulting in bodily injury; and a repeat sex offender enhancement that can add up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.
Report: Child death investigations lag
INDIANAPOLIS — A state ombudsman has told the Indiana Department of Child Services its investigations into child deaths and near-fatalities still can take too long.