Latest Anderson News

Tax abatement rejection threatens Indiana solar farm project

Oct. 12, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Officials in a central Indiana county have rejected a tax abatement for a proposed solar farm, putting the $110 million project in jeopardy. The Madison County Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to deny the Lone Oak Solar Energy Center's request for a traditional 10-year tax abatement. The...

Gun shot, not crash caused death of man in wrecked vehicle

Sep. 25, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Murder charges have been filed in the case of an Indiana man initially believed to have died in a two-vehicle crash but later found to have been shot to death. Indiana State Police say Devon Anderson was believed to have died as a result of the Sept. 21 crash on westbound Interstate-70...

Indiana bus driver sues school district in free speech suit

Sep. 25, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

SUMMITVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school bus driver is suing the district that employs him, alleging his First Amendment rights were violated when he was suspended after speaking out against proposed changes that would have forced some children to travel further to attend school. The American...

Law enforcement dog attacks woman being helped by deputy

Sep. 24, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a law enforcement dog attacked a woman who was being helped by a sheriff's deputy after she fell off a motorcycle in central Indiana. Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger tells The Herald Bulletin the woman was thrown from the motorcycle Friday after her clothing...

Central Indiana county halts regional jail consideration

Sep. 15, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Talks have ended between two central Indiana counties about possibly building a regional jail that they would share. The Madison County Council voted to halt discussions with Henry County and recommend that Madison County commissioners start a feasibility study for a new jail in...

Central Indiana steel distribution center being shut down

Sep. 13, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — An official says a central Indiana steel distribution center will be shutting down and putting up to 50 people out of work. Anderson economic development director Greg Winkler says he met this week with workers at Mill Steel's facility, offering to help them find jobs with other...

Man released from prison in January must finish his sentence

Sep. 12, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man who was released from prison in January is headed back behind bars to finish out his original sentence. Forty-seven-year-old Robert Lee Engram of Anderson was sentenced to 85 years in prison in 2001 following his conviction on charges of conspiracy to commit...

Jones eager to show he's up to being Notre Dame's top back

Sep. 11, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tony Jones Jr. is in no position to demand the football. It is not his nature, either. It may finally be time for Notre Dame to make the patient senior its featured running back, even if the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish may be arriving at this point somewhat by default. With junior...

Coroner: Skeletal remains are those of missing Indiana man

Sep. 10, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Skeletal remains found last spring in a central Indiana park have been identified as those of a man who vanished more than a year ago. Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone says a DNA match obtained by Indiana State Police determined the skeletal remains are those of 52-year-old...

Goodwill store gets cigar box _ with a gun inside

Aug. 22, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A cigar box held an unusual donation. A Goodwill store in Anderson says it discovered an old unloaded revolver inside a box among the items given by an anonymous person Monday. The gun was turned over to police. Maj. Joel Sandefur tells The Herald Bulletin says he's heard similar...