Mark Hicks The Detroit News Published 7:55 PM EST Jan 10, 2019 Detroit — An Indiana man has been charged in connection with illegally dumping on the city's west side, city police announced Thursday. While investigating an unrelated incident last month, officers reviewed surveillance footage and learned a driver in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country minivan left a large amount of debris on a street on Dec. 6. The officers linked the suspect and vehicle to two other dumping incidents in the same area on Dec. 8 and 12, city officials said in a statement. Police did not describe the materials or the amount. Authorities identified the motorist as Khadum Khazaly of South Bend, Indiana, and found him Jan. 3. The 46-year-old admitted to the dumping and was taken into custody without incident, according to police. Investigators impounded his van and submitted a warrant package to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office for review. Khazaly was … [Read more...] about Indiana man charged for illegal dumping in Detroit
Updated 6:30 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo provided by the Indiana State Police, dozens of pigeons, which were found in a container at a rest stop along Interstate 65 are photographed near Wolcott, Ind. State police issued a statement Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, about the discovery, saying Trooper David Vido found the boxes after responding to an early-morning call. They're believed to have been used in an illegal pigeon gambling race where the birds' wings are clipped and they race around a track. (Indiana State Police via AP) less In this Dec. 10, 2018 photo provided by the Indiana State Police, dozens of pigeons, which were found in a container at a rest stop along Interstate 65 are photographed near Wolcott, Ind. State police issued a ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP … [Read more...] about Pigeons apparently used in illegal racing dumped in Indiana
Tom Davies, Associated Press Updated 1:42 pm PST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Indiana Office of Management Director Micah Vincent, right, speaks Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, before the State Budget Committee. At left is State Budget Director Jason Dudich. less Indiana Office of Management Director Micah Vincent, right, speaks Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, before the State Budget Committee. At left is State Budget Director Jason ... more Photo: Tom Davies, AP Photo: Tom Davies, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Indiana Office of Management Director Micah Vincent, right, speaks Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, before the State Budget Committee. At left is … [Read more...] about Governor proposes small funding boost for Indiana schools
COMMENTARY Pacers guard Victor Oladipo didn’t sugarcoat things after his team’s 27-point loss to the Celtics Wednesday evening at TD Garden. “We sucked tonight,” said the 2018 All-Star, who didn’t log a minute of playing time in the fourth quarter due to the lopsided score. “There is no way around it.” In Indiana’s defense, the Pacers were operating on the second night of a back-to-back and without big man Myles Turner. Still, the Celtics put on quite the clinic for their fourth straight win — trouncing the league’s second-ranked defense with a season-high 135 points. Increased ball movement continued to be an effective strategy for the C’s, who boasted 30-plus assists for their fifth consecutive game. Seven players scored in double figures, highlighted by 22-point outings from both Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown. “I thought we had a lot of good performances from a lot of good people against a really good … [Read more...] about 3 takeaways from the Celtics’ 135-108 blowout of the Indiana Pacers
Aria Bendix, provided by Published 12:19 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Gary Community Development The city of Gary, Indiana, is selling a handful of homes for just $1, but buyers are expected to renovate them within one year. The Dollar Home Program is part of a strategy to reverse decades of urban blight, which has plagued the city since the decline of the steel industry in the 1960s. About a third of homes in Gary are unoccupied or abandoned, but the government remains optimistic that it can breathe new life into its neighborhoods. The small city of Gary, Indiana, has endured decades of hard times. More than half of its population has disappeared since 1960, and a third of its homes remain unoccupied or abandoned. Recent years have seen high levels of crime and low levels of employment and education. The local school district has even taken to selling off dilapidated schools that have dealt with vandalism and arson. Despite their crumbling … [Read more...] about An Indiana city is selling $1 homes to save itself from decay. Here’s what you can get for the money.