Friends of Library elects new officers
ANDERSON — The Friends of the Anderson Public Library has elected new officers for 2013. They are: Jim Wilson, president; Barbara McGuire, vice president; Linda Garrison, secretary and Christie Snelson, treasurer.
The Friends is a nonprofit group dedicated to supporting and improving library services and resources. The group has donated over $450,000 since 1992. If you’re interested in becoming a Friend of the Library, call 641-2445 or visit a book sale, held every second Friday and Saturday of the month.
Audit: Indiana owes $5.8M to Medicaid
INDIANAPOLIS — A federal audit recommends that Indiana’s human services agency refund more than $5.8 million in Medicaid funds because a state hospital failed to “demonstrate compliance” with special conditions for psychiatric hospitals.
The audit released Friday by the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services says Logansport State Hospital failed to demonstrate it met staffing and medical record requirements from 2008 through the end of 2010.
AM General extends layoff
SOUTH BEND -- AM General will extend its layoff of 400 workers at the military assembly plant in Mishawaka through at least sometime in April.
The company has been working with an international customer that was going to purchase about 2,250 Humvees, which are made at the plant. But now that total has been upped to 3,000.
But some terms in the deal have changed and that has resulted in a delay.
Tornado debris piles remain
HENRYVILLE — Two southern Indiana towns are still marked with damaged buildings and piles of debris nearly a year after an outbreak of deadly tornadoes, a county official says.
Clark County building inspector Tony Semones told the county’s commissioners Thursday night that the Henryville and Marysville areas still have 23 buildings to repair and a dozen large piles of storm debris also remain on private properties.
Ex-custodian gets 15-years
SOUTH BEND — A federal judge Friday sentenced a former Penn High School custodian to 15 years in prison for placing a camera in a boys’ locker-room shower at the school and filming the boys, most of whom were minors.
Robert Troup, 54, of Mishawaka, pleaded guilty in November to one count of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce pornography.
Fort Wayne judge to retire
FORT WAYNE — Allen Superior Judge Steve Sims will retire April 26, he said Thursday.
“I’ll be 67 in October, our kids and grandkids are out of the state. It’s time for a younger person (to step in),” said Sims, who has specialized in juvenile cases, was instrumental in construction of the Allen County Juvenile Justice Center and previously served as Allen County prosecutor.
Sims’ term of office would have expired in 2014.
Friends of Library elects new officers
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Mayor asks council to reconsider annexation
Anderson's mayor said he plans to resurrect the so-called southwest annexation that was part of the city expansion plan rejected by the City Council this past winter.
Man accused of kidnapping found guilty
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Ingalls Town Council approves Love's truck stop
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Court lets $100,000 in Democrats' fines stand
House Democrats who had to pay more than $100,000 in fines after they walked out of the Indiana Statehouse two years ago won’t get the help they sought from the Indiana Supreme Court.
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Local and State Briefs: June 19
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