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Teen gets four years in jail for molesting

September 21, 2010

     A Columbia City teenager who pleaded guilty to child molesting for taking off a three-year-old girl’s clothes and bouncing her on his lap was sentenced Monday to six years at the Whitley County Jail with four to serve.
     Whitley Circuit Court Judge James Heuer said he wanted to have some portion of the sentence suspended so 18-year-old William B. Leeka could be under the court’s authority and be made to seek sex offender treatment classes.

Students to get real life nursing practice

September 21, 2010

     Senior nursing students at Huntington University will begin working in the Parkview Huntington and Parkview Whitley hospitals this Thursday.
     The 10 students will conduct health assessments, give medications, perform several treatments and assist with activities of daily living to fulfill a clinical requirement for one of their current courses, Adult Health II. Five students will work at the Huntington location, and five will care for patients in Columbia City.

Baseball legend, father of disabled man to speak at Passages dinner

September 21, 2010

     Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and father to a man with Down syndrome, Carl Erskine, will inspire families and community members when he speaks at Passages’ upcoming annual meeting.  

Man stabbed seven times in bar fight

September 21, 2010

     A rural Churubusco resident had his initial hearing Monday afternoon in Whitley Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing another man seven times in the gut during a bar fight Sunday morning in Churubusco.
     Twenty-six-year-old John W. Reed was originally charged with aggravated battery, battery causing bodily injury and criminal recklessness, but those charges were amended to a class C felony charge of battery with a deadly weapon.

County puts K2 ban on the books

September 21, 2010

     Once the ordinance is published for the public to see, it will be illegal to buy or possess any form of synthetic marijuana in Whitley County.
     “We’re not going to allow it to be sold in the county and be possessed in the county,” Whitley County Commissioner Mike Schrader said after the commissioners voted Tuesday to put the ordinance in place.

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