The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

State News

December 11, 2013

State Briefs: Dec. 11

Church worker accused of stealing

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman who worked for more than 12 years at an Indianapolis church is accused of stealing more than $177,000 from there.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says Stephanie Hicks was charged Tuesday with one count of theft and two counts of forgery for the unauthorized, personal use of a credit card and checking account while working as the office manager at the Pleasant View Lutheran Church.

Suspects had stolen Craigslist items

INDIANAPOLIS — Police say two Indianapolis brothers accused of killing a National Guardsman, who was shot while trying to buy an iPad advertised on Craigslist, also had property belonging to others who said they were robbed while answering ads they saw on the website.

Nineteen-year-old Tryon Kincade and 18-year-old Tyshaune Kincade were formally charged Tuesday with murder and robbery in the Dec. 4 shooting death of 32-year-old James Vester of Lizton.

Vester, a Yorktown High School graduate, was assigned in 2002 to the former 138th Signal Battalion in Anderson.

18 Xmas trees stolen from preserve

MISHAWAKA — A youth and nature preserve in northern Indiana that sells Christmas trees as a fundraiser says someone stole 18 trees that sell for $20 each.

The trees were stolen from The Res in Mishawaka after the first day of sales Nov. 30.

Greenfield mayor dies from cancer

GREENFIELD — The mayor of a central Indiana city has died just days after his family said he had ended treatment for a recurrence of liver cancer and was in home hospice care.

Greenfield Mayor Dick Pasco died at his home Tuesday morning, Chuck Anderson, administrative assistant in the mayor’s office, said. Anderson said he had spoken with Pasco’s daughter.

State extends plan through April

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 10,000 low-income Indiana residents who participate in a state-run insurance plan will be able to keep their benefits through April.

The Family and Social Services Administration announced Tuesday it is extending its Healthy Indiana Plan to participants who earn between 100 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The move will give members more time to obtain coverage through the federal health care exchange.



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