Make it 15, an unlucky 15. Today marks the 15th consecutive day Decatur has received no significant rainfall.
And the National Weather Service gives little hope of that changing in the days ahead.
Much of Indiana keeps drying out with little rainfall in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press story. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report released Thursday lists much of Indiana’s midsection and parts of its northern counties as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition.
A Decatur man who was the subject of an intensive manhunt earlier this year has sentenced to six years in prison.
Wade R. Crone, 27, pleaded guilty in two separate cases. In case one he pleaded to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, both class D felonies. In case two, he pleaded to criminal confinement, a class D felony.
Crone was handed three-year terms for each by Superior Court Judge Patrick R. Miller, and was ordered to pay $168 in court costs and $472.78 in restitution.
Charges levied against a Decatur woman have been announced following her arrest last Saturday after she allegedly struck a pedestrian with her vehicle and then argued with witnesses and Decatur police officers.
Alicia M. Susnjar, 34, Piedmont Lane, Decatur, remained in custody Thursday under a $50,000 surety bond.