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September 21st, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly virus has killed deer in at least four Indiana counties and is suspected in dozens more.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologist Chad Stewart said Thursday epizootic hemorrhagic disease has been confirmed in samples collected from dead deer in LaGrange, Miami, Morgan and Sullivan counties.
Alejandro Lopez, 18, and David Veliz, 19, both of Fort Wayne, were arrested and an unnamed juvenile have been detained by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for their involvement with alleged crimes committed against members of the Amish community in Adams County last Monday, according to Adams County Prosecutor Chris Harvey.
The prosecutor said both men have been preliminarily detained pending charges of armed robbery and criminal confinement.
Students in Bellmont High School's Health Careers class and in Project Lead the Way kicked off a day-long seminar Wednesday morning with the arrival of the Samaritan lifeline helicopter from Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
The seminar offered demonstrations, lectures and power point presentations for the students in the two career-oriented courses.
Paramedics and nurses were on hand throughout the day to explain their careers, purposes and lifesaving measures.
The Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church released a statement on Wednesday in which it confirms that Bishop Luers head football coach Matt Lindsay was dismissed from that position earlier this week after "a large number of inappropriate video clips, none involving nudity, were discovered" on the coach's computer.
Two Fort Wayne men are being held without bond today in the Adams County Jail in connection with several attacks on Amish residents in southern Adams County Monday.
Adams County Sheriff Shane Rekeweg announced this morning that his department, with assistance from the public and the Berne Police Department, was able to identify and arrest David Veliz, 19, and Alejandro Lopez, 18. Both are preliminarily charged with armed robbery.
South Adams High School's head football coach Jason Arnold will be the new athletic director (AD) at the school. The schools' board unanimously approved hiring Arnold for the position at a special meeting on Tuesday (Steve Dobler was absent).
Arnold will resign from his coaching position at the end of the season and will take on full-time AD responsibilities beginning Monday, Sept. 24. He will serve in both capacities for about six weeks.
David G. Maclean, 81-year-old Decatur resident, who was injured September 11 in a car-moped accident in the city, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Maclean had been in the hospital since the accident.
Police said this morning they were attempting to determine if the death was a result of the traffic accident.
Adams County Solid Waste District Manager Hank Mayer reported to the district's board of trustees on Monday that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has backed off an earlier requirement that a passive gas study be performed at the county's long-closed south landfill.
After IDEM earlier this year had required the county to implement the additional test vents to monitor methane gas at the landfill, Mayer called the state agency to protest.
Celebrity singer Tony Orlando stopped in for a meal at Richard's Restaurant in Decatur on Friday after performing at Bearcreek Farms.
He also purchased an oil painting by local artist Sandy Abel, who is a student of Bonnie Schultz at the North Adams Arts Council. Orlando told restaurant manager and arts supporter Andy Gay that the painting is meaningful to him because monarch butterflies land on his property in Branson, Mo. when they migrate ever year.
Former Bellmont High School football coach Steve Keefer has been named to coach the Bishop Luers football team the remainder of the season in the absence of the terminated Matt Lindsay.
Lindsay was fired Sunday as the school's football coach and athletic director. No reason was given.
No replacement for the athletic director's job was announced.
Keefer, 66, was the Bellmont coach from 1988 to 1993 and continued teaching at BHS until retiring over a year ago.