Sunday, September 21, 2014

5 things to know for your Monday in Indiana

Your questions about vest cams for police answered, a boil order is in effect for Goshen, and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on Aug. 25, 2014 at 5:51 a.m.

Elkhart teen fighting degenerative muscle disease passed away

15-year-old Zach Talley’s fight with a degenerative muscle disease caused Elkhart community members to rally around him and his family.

Talley died Saturday, Aug. 23 at Elkhart General Hospital according to a pending obituary from Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home.

Earlier this year, several community groups including Elkhart firefighters and Talley’s Boy Scout troop organized fundraisers and other projects to assist with Talley’s medical bills.

Talley was diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia when he was 2 years old and had been in and out of the hospital throughout his life.

A boil order is in effect today for Goshen residents

The city of Goshen will shut down the water main that serves South Eighth Street between Waverly and College avenues from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, so crews can relocate a fire hydrant, according to a city news release.

While the boil order is in effect, city water in the affected area should not be consumed without first being boiled. The water is still safe for bathing, laundry and restroom facilities.

Excise police make arrests in Bloomington, Muncie

Indiana State Excise Police arrested 47 people in Muncie and 74 in Bloomington on alcohol-related charges over the weekend. 

Charges include possessing a false ID, making a false statement of age to an employee at a licensed establishment, misuse of driver’s license and others.

Classes at Indiana University are scheduled to begin today.

South Bend police looking for hit-and-run driver

Police were called to the 1700 block of South Franklin Street at around 12:21 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, for a report of a crash, according to a South Bend Police Department news release.

A moped was struck from behind by a pickup truck, possibly a red Ford F-150, and the truck fled the scene, dragging the moped and the moped driver for several blocks. 

The moped driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the crash or the pickup truck is asked to contact Lt. Eugene Eyster at (574) 235-9818.

Cost of vest cameras for police varies

Cameras used by police in Daytona Beach, Fla., for example, cost about $950 each, but the police department also has to pay $23,000 annually for video storage. 

Elkhart mayor Dick Moore has suggested the possible addition of vest cams to the Elkhart Police Department and he referenced the city budget as a source of funds to pay for the equipment. 

Read more about vest cameras for police here, including the impact such cameras are expected to have on policing.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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 Former Army Reserve Sgt. Xavier Watt visits his grandfather's grave, who served in the U.S. Air Force,  on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery on May 26, 2014, in Houston.  Like hundreds of thousands of soldiers back from the war in Iraq, Watt has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is finding that complicates things in the workplace. He takes medication to control his dark moods, he's had extensive counseling to help him cope with conflict and he leans on his supportive family as he wrestles with scarring memories earned a decade ago far away.  He says he is OK to return to work and that he's got medical reports to prove it. So far, SunEdison won't let him back.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates 400,000 veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have some form of PTSD.  (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson)

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 ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 21- In a fall 1987 file photo, Paul Florence, vice-president of the Drive-In Theater Corp., looks at the back side of the movie screen at the Airport Drive-In Theatre in Marquette, Mich., shortly before the Marquette County Board approved purchasing and razing the theatre. Plowed under by an ever-building wave of technology, Marquette County's once popular three outdoor theaters reside in what's known today as the drive-in theater

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