Police are investigating a crash yesterday in Kosciusko County
that injured two men-one of them critically. The sheriff’s department says
officers were called to a single-vehicle crash on County Road 150 West, just
south of County Road 400 North around 5pm. Officers found a yellow 2011 Camaro
severely damaged after apparently hitting a wooden fence, several posts and a
tree. The driver-- 29-year old Michael Thomas of Warsaw -- was pinned inside the wreckage.
He was airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical
Center in Fort Wayne. 20-year old passenger Joseph
Haupert was taken to Lutheran Hospital in Fort
Wayne. Witnesses told investigators the car was
speeding then lost control.
WAYNE- The Allen County Drug Task force along with several other departments
seized approximately 582 pounds of marijuana Tuesday. The task force worked
with Indiana State Police, ICE, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the DEA and
New Haven Police. After surveillance of the delivery to a house on Auburn Road near N Clinton, the Allen County SWAT team went into the home
and recovered not only the 550 pounds delivered, but an additional 32 pounds
already pre-packaged for sale. The total street value is over 580 thousand
dollars. Two men, 49-year-old Luis E. Perez, and 23-year-old Alvaro A. Rivera,
both of Fort Wayne,
and charged with dealing marijuana. The case is still under
Indiana residents will be able to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted
prescription drugs at state police posts and other locations on April 26. The
federal Drug Enforcement Administration leads the "Prescription Drug Take
Back" initiative that seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.
The program is intended for medications in liquid and pill forms only. New or
used needles will not be accepted. Last spring, Indiana residents turned in more than 1,875
pounds of unused prescription drugs.
INDIANAPOLIS- The revamped Indiana
State Fairgrounds Coliseum is about to open to the public. Indiana State Fair
Spokesman Andy Klotz says after the highly-touted $63 million renovation, the
building is opening three months ahead of schedule. The building was closed to
the public for major upgrades for about 18 months.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson is collecting donations of women's suits and
business clothes. It's to help women in need of business wear as part of Dress
for Success' Send One Suit Week. People are being asked to donate one suit, one
blouse or money. The suits are given to Hoosier women who need professional
clothes for job interviews or new careers. Contributions can be made next week.
For more information, contact the Secretary of State's office.
-- Lane restrictions are scheduled to begin today in Silver Lake.
INDOT says construction will affect SR 15 and SR 14 in various locations
throughout the town. Crews will be preparing the roadway for the upcoming
asphalt resurface project. During this time, sidewalk and ramp
improvements will also be made to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act
-- A Germany-based company that makes industrial hoses for the
pharmaceutical, food production and plastics industries is opening a North
American facility in South Bend.
"Norres" plans to invest nearly $2 million to purchase,
renovate and equip a 30,000 square-foot facility on Foundation Drive. The company
expects to launch its Indiana
operations at the end of May. The company plans to begin hiring
engineering, production, sales and administrative positions in the coming months.
KOKOMO -- The Indiana Department of Transportation is
agreeing to plant nearly 300 trees along the new U.S. 31 bypass in Kokomo. The trees
will replace others that were removed during the construction. Mayor Greg
Goodnight says the state removed hundreds of mature trees, leaving an empty
landscape along the road. He says the area "looked barren." The new
bypass around Kokomo's
east side opened in November.
WARSAW -- A Meet
The Candidates Night will be held tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Champagne Jam.
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