The Herald Bulletin

November 15, 2013

Local Briefs: Nov. 16


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Section of Lincoln Street to close for repairs

ANDERSON — On Monday, Lincoln Street will be closed between 14th and 16th streets as CSX crews work on a railroad crossing. That section of Lincoln Street is expected to remain closed until Friday, Nov. 22.

Veterans of Madison County host blood drive

ANDERSON — The Veterans of Madison County facility will hold a community blood drive from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event will be at 3607 E. 10th St., Anderson.

Also available will be hearing checks and blood pressure checks. The event is free to the public. To have any questions answered, call (317) 445-1982

Deer firearms hunting season opens today

INDIANAPOLIS — The most popular phase of Indiana deer hunting kicks off Saturday with firearms season, and it serves as a reminder to hunters: Follow the rules, practice ethical hunting behavior, and have an enjoyable, safe time in the woods, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said.

It’s estimated that at least 250,000 Hoosiers will participate in firearms season, which runs through Dec. 1.

Hunters are required to have a valid deer license unless otherwise exempt. Exemptions are listed in the DNR Hunting/Trapping Guide, available at outdoor retail stores or online. Deer licenses can be purchased at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov, at many DNR-managed properties, and at hundreds of retail outlets across the state.

Indiana files suit over Delaware County fish kill

MUNCIE — Three Delaware County residents are being sued by the state over a 2012 fish kill whose cause had eluded state investigators. Indiana's lawsuit against David, Mary and Adam Howell seeks more than $2,000 in damages plus investigative costs for the June 2012 fish kill.

More than 5,800 fish died downstream of two drainage tiles that empty into Bell Creek from Delaware County fields the Howells farm. The lawsuit states Adam Howell told investigators about weed killers and other chemicals that had been applied to those fields.

Pence asks board for help in education fight

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is asking a national school boards group to step into an ongoing power struggle with state Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz.

The fight between Ritz and Pence reached a new level this week when the Democratic schools superintendent stormed out of a meeting of the State Board of Education. On Friday, the Republican governor wrote a letter to state education board members offering guidance from the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Wolf center expands with new enclosure

BATTLE GROUND — A wolf research center in central Indiana has opened a new 1.5-acre enclosure and is preparing for a new litter of pups in the spring.

Employees and supporters of Wolf Park opened the new enclosure this week for the center near the Tippecanoe town of Battle Ground. The new enclosure will soon be home to a new pack, which will allow researchers to study how different packs interact.

Woman faces theft charges in identity scheme

SOUTH BEND — A northern Indiana woman faces theft charges alleging that she bilked two women out of thousands of dollars by using social media to create fake identities.

Kim Savage, 44, was charged by St. Joseph County prosecutors with two counts of theft. She remained jailed Friday on a $3,000 bond.

Sheriff: Work-release center lacks insulation

PRINCETON — The sheriff of a southwestern Indiana county says a metal building that serves as an inmate work release center is saddling the county with high utility bills because it's not properly insulated.

Gibson County Sheriff George Ballard told the county council the building's utility bills are "way out of line" because it lacks a ceiling barrier to keep warm air from escaping through the roof.