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October 9th, 2014
SOUTH WHITLEY â A police standoff near the schools in South Whitley ended in an arrest Wednesday afternoon. Justin Tingle, 34, of South Whitley, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement after a traffic stop went wrong.
WASHINGTON (AP) â The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.
At the White House, spokesman Josh Earnest said an additional layer of screening would begin at New York's JFK International and the international airports in Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago and Atlanta. He said the new steps would include taking temperatures and would begin Saturday at JFK.
DALLAS (AP) â The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.
Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been kept in isolation since Sept. 28.
"Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease," hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitko High and Elementary Schools have been placed on lockdown as a precaution due to a man who has barricaded himself in his home on State Street.
According to police scanner traffic, officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a man, who fled to his home and locked himself in. There are no weapons believed to be involved at this time.
An emergency response team is en route to the scene, according to police scanner traffic, and an ambulance has been staged in the area.
COLUMBIA CITY â An open house was held recently for The Wolf Lake Clinic, and was declared a âwonderful success.â Members of the board of directors were in attendance and dedicated a handmade cross for the clinic. A plaque in appreciation of Phil Hakey, who built and donated the cross, was installed as well.
CHURUBUSCO â Agreements made between the Churubusco Teacherâs Association (CTA) and the Smith-Green Community School Board of Trustees were solidified last week at a board meeting. Included in the master contract agreement is a change in the language of personal and sick leave days. The total personal and sick days are now lumped into a single combined leave bank.
COLUMBIA CITY â The Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a Haunted Historical Halloween Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum located at 108 W. Jefferson St. in Columbia City. Community members are invited to bring their families for a âhauntinglyâ historical spooktacular event. Treats will be handed out.
COLUMBIA CITY â Indian Springs Middle School students presented Disneyâs âCinderellaâ as its fall musical Tuesday night. Directed by the ISMS drama department, the musical had two shows with separate casts, one at 6:30 p.m. and another at 7:15 p.m.
WHITLEY COUNTY â After two weeks of training with the U.S. Army, State Sen. Jim Banks headed overseas Friday, en route to Afghanistan.
Banks, a member of the U.S. Navy, will be joining the Armyâs chain of command to âhelp fill gaps.â
WHITLEY COUNTY â CR 250 W between CR 450 N and CR 500 N will be closed today for a culvert replacement.
Officials ask drivers to plan accordingly, as there is no short route around the closure for northbound traffic especially.