The Herald Bulletin

November 7, 2013

Local Briefs: Nov. 8


The Herald Bulletin

---- — Frankton High hosts veterans program

FRANKTON — Frankton Jr./Sr. High School will present its Veterans Day Program on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

The combined junior and senior high school choirs and high school band will perform. Several seniors will assist in leading the program. The local Boy Scouts will present a flag-folding ceremony. Veterans and active duty personnel in attendance will be introduced and honored.

The public is invited. Veterans are asked to sign in prior to the program at the table in the outer hallway.

Aunt Millie's to distribute Hostess

FORT WAYNE — Aunt Millie’s Bakeries has entered into a limited distribution agreement with Hostess Brands L.L.C. that will allow Aunt Millie’s to sell Hostess snack cakes including Twinkies, Ho Ho’s and Cup Cakes to convenience stores in certain markets, including Indiana. The program will begin in early December.

Aunt Millie’s, headquartered in Fort Wayne, will also continue to distribute the Snack Planet line of sweet goods that the company launched in May.

Gallagher part of watermelon drop

VINCENNES — The comedian Gallagher will help revelers in Vincennes ring in the New Year with the spectacle of watermelons dropped from a giant man-made watermelon.

The comedian would seem a natural for Vincennes' annual watermelon spectacle because he's known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer. A dozen watermelons are dropped each New Year's Eve about 100 feet onto a "splatform" from an 18-foot steel-and-foam melon lifted high.

Bodies found in truck in river

FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne police say the bodies of a man and a woman have been removed from a pickup truck that apparently drove off of a bridge and plunged into a river.

Police Sgt. Scott Caudill said a passerby called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to report new damage to the south end of the Tecumseh Street bridge. Fire personnel who responded to the scene determined there was a vehicle submerged in the Maumee River below the bridge and that there were victims inside.

Man in officer attack loses attorney

MUNCIE — A Muncie man who allegedly attacked two police officers after his car was pulled over following a fight outside a nightclub has lost his defense attorney.

Michael J. "Mick" Alexander abruptly withdrew Wednesday as attorney for 32-year-old Bryan William Modglin, who faces attempted murder and other charges in the September attack that ended when one of the officers Modglin allegedly attacked shot him two times.

Delaware County's chief trial deputy had filed documents asking that Alexander be disqualified because the officer who shot Modglin had sought legal advice from Alexander the day after the shooting.

Part of mummified dino at museum

INDIANAPOLIS — Part of a mummified, 77-million-year-old hadrosaur considered the world's best preserved dinosaur has gone on display at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis four months before the full specimen makes its Indianapolis debut.

Only the tail of Leonard went on display Wednesday. Come March, the rest of his 23-foot-long, duck-billed body will be shown in the museum's Dinosphere. The museum says Leonardo is believed to have been about four years old when he died and fell into water, which helped preserve him along with sand that piled over its body.

Indiana man gets 28 years in killing

KOKOMO — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to killing a friend and stuffing his body inside an unplugged freezer has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Walter Logan was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 29-year-old Alex Shipp. Murray ordered Logan to pay more than $1,800 in restitution for Shipp's funeral expenses.