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5 things to know for Wednesday in Indiana

Top news for Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Posted on Dec. 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Goshen police seeking two men in connection with MC Sports robbery

The Goshen Police Department is seeking two men who may have information about an armed robbery at MC Sports last weekend.

The men are being sought as persons of interest and may have information to help police in the investigation, according to a department news release.

Donnelly, Walorski back plans to exempt volunteer firefighters from ACA provision

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski expressed support for proposals that would exempt volunteer firefighters from being considered full-time workers, per terms of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

The two lawmakers voiced support Tuesday, Dec. 17, for measures in their respective chambers that would exempt volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency responders from being counted as full-time workers or FTEs.

Dickerson rejects Dawson's advice in an intense exchange [AUDIO]

Arvis Dawson, a former longtime councilman who now serves as executive assistant to Mayor Dick Moore, and councilman Brian Dickerson, had a heated discussion at Monday night's city council meeting in Elkhart.

Essentially, Dawson was imploring Dickerson to contact the mayor's office when he needs information or has questions. Dickerson, the first year Republican who has filed numerous public records request including one that involved a 7,000 page document dump, said he prefers to contact department heads directly.

Read more from Elkhart Truth reporter Dan Spalding's blog post and listen to an audio recording of the argument here.

Conflict of interest claim prompts a Board of Zoning Appeals vote on possible redo

The Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Thursday, Dec. 19, to vote on the possibility of a redo in a future session.

The issue in question is a variance requested by Benteler Automotive, which was rejected but which the company also believes involved a conflict of interest.

Benteler first approached the BZA in November asking for a variance to allow a temporary structure behind their building at 910 Eisenhower Dr. S.

Family to get back dog lost in Indiana tornado

An Indiana woman said she expects to be reunited with her dog Wednesday after he wandered 45 miles from home following a tornado last month and was adopted by a new owner.

The 3-year-old boxer named Rosco was being returned by his new owner Tuesday to the Clinton County Humane Society and reunited with Kyla Robinson of Mellott on Wednesday, she told the Journal and Courier.

Rosco's adoptive owner, who originally planned to keep the dog, agreed to give him up after being moved by news accounts that the dog would not be reunited with Robinson and her family.




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