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March 1st, 2013
An appeal by Tyler White, found guilty of murdering his wife, the former Amy Meyer of Berne, has been unanimously denied by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
The former Bluffton man is serving a 70-year sentence in prison after being convicted on October 11, 2011.
In October of 2009, White shot and killed his estranged, pregnant wife in front of their two-year-old son. He was sentenced to 60 years for murder and 10 years for enhancement, having to due with the victim being pregnant.
Science Central and the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo will return to Spotlight this year, Decatur Chamber of Commerce Director Wes Kuntzman has announced.
Spotlight will be held at Bellmont Middle School on Saturday, March 9.
When Karyle Green steps down as East Allen County Schools (EACS) superintendent today, she will depart with a $200,000 settlement. The agreement was announced on Thursday.
In a surprise announcement earlier this week, the board said Green was stepping down 18 months ahead of her planned departure, officially ending her tenure today.
Despite having to pay several large invoices this month described as "once a year charges such as building insurance and malpractice fees," the Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) still showed a positive balance at the end of the first month of 2013, according to a report issued Wednesday night to members of the Adams Health Network (AHN) Board of Trustees.
The Adams Central High School marching band which marched to the State Finals last year is more than halfway to its $25,000 goal to purchase new uniforms, according to an announcement.
The Band Boosters have converted some donated uniforms from another school into solid black uniforms for the front ensemble (pit) members. Meanwhile, it was noted, the current marching band uniforms are wearing out.
Dave Meyer, head of the county's maintenance department, brought contracts to the county commissioners this week for work at the county courthouse.
He also announced an insurance payment for damage to the courthouse.
For further details, see today's print edition.
Icy road conditions on I-69 in Huntington County on Tuesday caused an Adams County Sheriff's Department transport officer escorting two adult prisoners to the Department of Corrections near Indianapolis to lose control of his squad car, resulting in heavy damage to the vehicle.
ACSD Chief Deputy Eric Beer said this morning that veteran reserve officer Fritz Bultemeyer, rural Decatur, was southbound on I-69 when the car hit a patch of ice on the road, causing it to spin out of control and into a nearby field where it struck a fence.
Police in the Holland, Michigan, area have Wade R. Cron, a 26-year-old Decatur resident, in custody.
Cron will be returned to Decatur as soon as arrangements can be made by law-enforcement authorities here.
Cron is wanted here on a charge of criminal confinement, a class D felony.
Further details in today's print edition.
Numerous police were in and around the mobile home court on S. 13th St. early Tuesday afternoon in search of a probation violator.
It is believed that one mobile home was entered, but the unidentified person was not found.
The city's new police dog was called out at one point, but tracking was difficult for the dog due to the rainy weather.
North Adams officials announced at 1 p.m. today that all evening activities have been called off.
No word had yet been received on boys Sectional basketball games at South Adams, where the Starfires and Adams Central are scheduled to play in separate games, or Norwell, where Bellmont is on tap to play.
Any announced postponements will be posted here.
At 1 p.m., the temperature in Decatur stood at 34 degrees.