Archive - Apr 12, 2013 - News Article
TERRE HAUTE (AP) â€” A Connecticut man died and his girlfriend was seriously injured when they were compacted inside a garbage truck after spending the night in a trash bin, police said.
Police responding to a 911 call early Thursday found the body of 46-year-old Franschon Barr in the rear of the garbage truck near a Terre Haute hotel.
SUMMITTVILLE (AP) â€” A prosecutor said Friday that an Indiana barn where investigators found starving animals living on top of more than 100 rotting carcasses was the worst case of animal cruelty he has seen, while one of the owners maintains that the conditions have been exaggerated.
No charges have been filed against the owners, but Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings said "many counts of animal cruelty are a possibility."
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COLUMBIA CITY â€” There might be some new citizens to the community who ask, â€śWhy a new high school?â€ť
With the announcement of Whitley County Consolidated School Districtâ€™s (WCCS) plan for a new high school in Columbia City, Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor explained that, while a new high school will be costly, it is needed.
In fact, it may be needed for new individuals in the community.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, Columbia Cityâ€™s Common Council passed a more specific version of its ordinance banning strip clubs.
Language was included in the revised ordinance, explicitly stating what constituted a nude or semi-nude act.
It also included the definition of a commercial establishment.
There was a section of the ordinance that included provisions for areas where nudity is normally allowed â€” such as locker rooms, hotels and doctorâ€™s offices. Those establishments would not constitute an ordinance violation under normal conditions.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Property tax bills will be in the mail soon.
While citizens will need to make payments for the spring installment by May 10, there are alternative methods to take care of the bill that do not involve a trip to downtown Columbia City.
Whitley County Treasurer Laurell Hodges said e-payments are encouraged.
â€śItâ€™s quick, easy and free,â€ť she said. â€śVisit the county governmentâ€™s website, www.whitleygov.com and click the option to pay taxes online.â€ť
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Food was the focus at The Center for Whitley County Youthâ€™s 6th Annual Benefit Cook Off Thursday night, and wild game won over the palate of those in attendance.
Team Dillon, led by Dr. Gary Dillon and Bob Addison, took home the honor of Best Overall Meal at the fundraiser. Four teams competed with a variety of dishes.
Team Green served vegan dishes, while Team City, headed up by Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, served cinnamon-candied bacon over vanilla ice cream. The other team to compete was Team Forklift, with Hank Workman as the captain.