Archives for September 2018

Officer Involved Shooting In Warsaw

A Warsaw Police officer shoots a suspect during a struggle. Officers were called to a house on Michaels Street for an unwanted party. The suspect ran away from the house before police arrived and started walking in traffic on Lake Street. Officers find him anyway and a fight ensues. They try to taze Kyle Miller…to no effect. So, an officer fires, wounding Miller in the arm. He faces a list of charges at this hour. The officers are alright.

Prison Fire Knocked Down

Firefighters battled a blaze at central Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility. Spokesman Ike Randolph says the fire was in a workshop at the men’s prison about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Local fire departments were battling the blaze. Officials tell reporters the fire began in a building that houses the prison’s auto body center. After roughly an hour, the blaze was under control. Indiana State troopers were on the scene to help with security at the prison.

Uber Deal Done For IN

Attorney General, Curtis Hill says Indiana will receive nearly $1.5 million of the $148 million Uber has agreed to pay to states after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. $752,400 of Indiana’s share will be distributed to drivers affected by the breach. The state will provide each with a $100 payment. Eligible drivers are those whose driver’s license numbers were accessed during the 2016 breach.

Holcomb To Turn Over Emails

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office is ordered by a judge to turn over emails between then-Gov. Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump and Carrier Corp. about Trump’s negotiations to prevent the company from moving most of its operations from Indianapolis to Mexico. The not-for-profit Citizens Action Coalition first requested the documents in December 2016 after Trump and Pence struck a deal with Carrier to keep the plant open for 10 years and employ 1,100 workers there.

Local Resident Gets WNV

The first human case of West Nile virus confirmed by health officials in Williams County. The case is not fatal. State health officials add local mosquitoes have tested positive. One in five who actually get the symptoms…head and body aches…rash…vomiting…less than one percent of all cases are fatal. The best way to avoid West Nile?…take precautions to avoid getting bitten by the pests carrying the virus.

The Polansky Boys Are Going To Jail

Edward and Rodney Polansky are found guilty and convicted of a slew of car break ins, mostly at public hunting land locations. Over two dozen victims reported their vehicles were burglarized. A score of various items were taken in the spree. Besides the burglaries, the two men are accused of several poaching incidents in Williams, Fulton and Henry counties. Both get four year prison sentences.

Meat Recall Extends Nationwide

Word of an extensive meat recall is coming in. State health officials say Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling about 132,606 pounds of ground beef products nationwide due to E. coli concerns. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says they were notified of an investigation into E. coli and determined raw meat was the source. 17 people fell ill and one person died from E. coli died back in July. The beef was distributed to Meijer and Sam’s Club stores nationwide, as well as to a Target distribution center in West Jefferson, 20 minutes outside of Columbus.

Trains 1, Towns 0

The Indiana Supreme Court has struck down a more than 150-year-old state law that allowed local governments to fine railroads when a stopped train blocks a street for more than 10 minutes. The justices unanimously agreed the 1865 Blocked Crossing Statute was pre-empted by the 1995 Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act. The act prohibits states from enacting a law or rule that manages or governs rail transportation. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. challenged the statute after receiving 23 citations in Allen County from December 2014 to December 2015. The railroad’s lawyers said the company faced a heavy compliance burden of having to run trains at higher speeds, operate shorter trains more frequently or temporarily pull trains apart at crossings to limit blocked crossings.

Big Blaze In Napoleon

A Napoleon building, that also caught on fire a few years back, is in flames, as crews from around the area take on the huge blaze. Firefighters were dispatched to the Brick N’ Brew Pub, on N. Perry St. Defiance, South Richland, Archbold and a list of other fire teams also battled the fire. Then, a little while after that, the Bryan, Whitehouse and Delta fire departments were called in. Crews fought the flames for hours as the main drag in Napoleon is closed down. Another big fire erupted in the building back in 2016.

Delivery Truck Crash

A FedEx driver suffers minor injuries after crashing a delivery van into a ditch on County Road 42 near County Road 49 in DeKalb County. Monica Cooper-Hopkins was traveling east on County Road 42 and missed the right curve onto 49. She overcorrected and lost control, causing her vehicle to run off the road into the yard of a nearby residence…and then into a ditch.