5 things to know for your Saturday in Indiana

A surgeon enters a multi-million dollar settlement, some Goshen residents plan a peaceful protest to recognize Ferguson and three other stories to start your day. 

Posted on Aug. 30, 2014 at 6:04 a.m.

Jamie Gottlieb enters a multi-million dollar plea deal 

Elkhart surgeon Jamie Gottlieb, in addition to a medical device maker based in Texas, agreed to pay $2.6 million for federal kickback charges. 

Gottlieb was charged with accepting payments from the company — Omni Surgical L.P. — with the expectation he would use the products. 

Federal prosecutors handed down Gottlieb’s charges. 

Goshen residents will peacefully assemble at the Elkhart County Courthouse to honor Ferguson 

Between 12:30 and 3 p.m. today, protesters will rally in front of the Elkhart County Courthouse on Main Street in Goshen to support those in Ferguson, Mo. 

Organizers say the rally is meant to show the people of Ferguson support in the weeks after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 

The rally is also open to children and families. 

Plans are back in motion for Goshen’s new Wal-Mart Supercenter

After filing plans with the city time and again since 2007, the updated and expanded Goshen Wal-Mart is making progress. The company agreed to a grant for trails which are bike, pedestrian and buggy accessible, as well as infrastructure and beautification updates. 

While it is not certain how long construction of the new store will take, the existing store will stay open for the duration of the project, which could take around 11 months, according to store officials. 

A Millersburg woman was thrown from her moped and killed in an accident on C.R. 38

At around 5:35 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Jennifer Myers, of Millersburg, was driving her moped when she was hit from behind by a vehicle. 

James D.R. Fugate, of Wawaka, Ind., was identified as the vehicle’s driver, arrested at the scene on an unrelated warrant and taken to Elkhart County Jail. 

Myers was pronounced dead at the scene and police are investigating the incident. 

An Indiana University-Bloomington student was found dead in a sorority house 

Indiana University student Kelly Ann Hackendahl, 20, was found dead at the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house on IU-Bloomington’s campus. She was unresponsive to police and medics, who were at the scene. Hackendahl was a member of the sorority. 

No foul play is suspected at this time, but the incident is under investigation by IU police department and the Monroe County coroner’s office. 


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