An employee of the Starke County Jail is on the other side of the law. Donald Milbourn, 44, of North Judson, was arrested Monday by officials from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department on charges of theft, fraud and trafficking with an inmate. Milborn has posted a $1,000 bond in Starke Circuit Court. A news release from the sheriff’s office indicates the investigation is still ongoing, and no additional information is being released at this time.
A Fulton woman refused treatment at the scene of a Wednesday crash on State Road 331 south of Illion Street where her pickup truck slid into an oncoming train car. Tracia Blackman, 42, was northbound on 331, saw that the crossing arms were down indicating a train was approaching and tried to stop. Her 1998 Ford F-150 slid on the snow-covered roadway, according to the crash report from the Marshall County Police. Blackman’s truck hit the down railroad crossing arm and struck the first engine of the train on the right side. The truck then went into a clockwise spin and came to rest on the south side of the railroad tracks facing northeast. The crash report indicates speed and slick roads were both contributing factors. The train engineer told the investigating officer he saw the truck go through the stop arm and hit the engine. That’s when he applied the emergency braking system and stopped the train.
Palmer said the courtroom is located on the third floor in the historic Marshall County Courthouse and it needs to be updated to be ADA compliant. This construction project would help satisfy those requirements.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said this is simply an informational meeting.
A Rochester man whose car plunged into the icy Tippecanoe River late Wednesday afternoon in Fulton County was pulled safely from the water. DNR officials responded to the Menominee Public Access Site and found Joshua Sexton on top of his car. Officers from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the cause of the crash and believe alcohol may have been a factor. The Rochester Fire Department and Indiana State Police also assisted with the rescue.
Chad Isom, 36 of Plymouth, had previously been incarcerated for Dealing in Methamphetamine and had prior drug convictions for ten misdemeanors and two felonies. When he was released from prison after serving a sentence on the dealing charge, he returned to purchasing pseudoephedrine-based products – the essential ingredient in the manufacture of the drug.
Kyle Sullivan pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of Residential Entry as a Class D felony and misdemeanor charges of Criminal Mischief (two counts) and Trespass.
Sullivan was sentenced to serve 13 months in the Department of Corrections and one year in the Starke County Jail on each of the misdemeanor charges. The sentences will be served concurrently, or at the same time. Sullivan was permitted to serve his sentence on electronic monitoring home detention through Knights Community Corrections. He was also ordered to pay $274.40 in restitution and not to be on the property of the Hamlet apartments.
The annual festival took place at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va., Feb. 20–23 and involved 17 military schools, including the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Virginia Military Institute, from 13 states. The final concert of combined musicians and choir members, however, was performed Sunday in Alexandria, Va., at the annual conference of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States, which was celebrating its 100th anniversary.
The team is expected to leave for Terre Haute today at 5:45 p.m. CT from the high school parking lot. Athletic Director Greg Estok encourages you to get there early to cheer on the team and to witness a balloon release. Supporters will gather in the parking lot.
The entities have partnered to award $5,000 in scholarships to students who compose the most creative, inspiring and viral posts on Twitter, Instagram or Vine using the slogan “Drive Now. TXT L8R.” The high school and college student whose post has the most tweets, retweets and favorites on Twitter will win. For Vine and Instagram entries, the most likes and the most creative will win.
Since 1982, Hospice has provided compassionate care to individuals who are at the terminal stage of life by assisting with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs with an emphasis on pain management. Services are offered in La Porte, Porter, Starke and St. Joseph counties. Read the rest of this entry »