The Herald Bulletin

May 22, 2013

Local Briefs: May 23


Memorial Day salute planned

ANDERSON — The United States Christian Commission and the One Way Kids Club of Parkview Nazarene Church will conduct its third annual Salute to the Veterans at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at East Maplewood Cemetery at the Military Memorial.

Kidney Walk set for June 2

ANDERSON — The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana Kidney Walk is planned Sunday, June 2 beginning at 9th and Meridian streets.

Registration and sign-in starts at noon with the walk beginning at 2 p.m. For information contact Janine Mooree at 800-382-9971.

92-year-old found during meth raid

MUNCIE — State police say troopers found a 92-year-old woman inside a Muncie home where methamphetamine was being produced.

An agency meth squad went to the home on Muncie’s south side on Tuesday, and officers report that they encountered overwhelming fumes from an active meth lab when the door was opened.

State police Sgt. John Bowling says the 92-year-old woman on oxygen was among the people who were removed from the house.

Police arrested a 46-year-old man on several felony charges, including meth manufacturing. A 46-year-old woman was arrested on resisting arrest charges.

Grain truck spills load on I-64

ELBERFELD — A grain truck overturned on Interstate 64 in southwestern Indiana, closing part of the highway for a time while its spilled load was cleaned up.

State police Sgt. Todd Ringle says the driver wasn’t injured in the crash that happened Wednesday morning on I-64 about a mile east of its intersection with I-69 north of Evansville.

Ringle said I-64’s westbound lanes were closed because of the grain that was scattered across the roadway. The eastbound lanes remained open.

$3.4M Lilly grant to help Indy district

INDIANAPOLIS — A $3.4 million grant from the Lilly Endowment will help place about 90 teachers in the Indianapolis Public Schools.

Some $2 million of that grant to The Mind Trust will go toward adding 40 people to the Teach for America program in the Indianapolis school district. That program places top college graduates as teachers in schools with high poverty levels. About 140 teachers are now in the Indianapolis schools through that program.

Judge sentences man in bar shooting

SOUTH BEND — A judge has given a two-year prison sentence to a man for firing shots into a crowd outside a South Bend bar during a fight in which his cousin was killed.

The St. Joseph County judge ordered the sentence Tuesday for James Garcia Jr. stemming from the September 2012 melee at the Anchor Inn on the city’s west side.

Authorities say a fight escalated into gunfire and that Cesar Flores was fatally shot. Garcia says he was trying to help his cousin when he got a gun from his car and wounded another man.