BLOOMINGTON – A student protest of an evangelical pastors speech led to chanting and at least one arrest on the Indiana University campus.
IU Police Chief Keith Cash tells the Herald-Times that 21-year-old Sebastian Modes was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct Friday evening outside Ballantine Hall.
Cash says Modes was arrested after refusing to stop disrupting a speech by the pastor, who has drawn criticism for his beliefs about homosexuality, slavery and other issues.
Junior Aidan Crane is vice president of IUs Feminist Action Coalition. He says the organization protested the pastors speech and then started a dance party to show solidarity and love in the face of hate and bigotry.
43 charges for alleged dogfighting
A Muncie man arrested after police seized 25 pit bulls from an alleged dogfighting training facility now faces 43 charges.
Delaware County prosecutors accuse 36-year-old Rahsaan Ahmad Johnson of promoting animal-fighting contests or engaging in animal cruelty. Thirty-four of the 43 counts filed Friday are felonies.
Johnson remains jailed on a $251,000 bond.
Police officers and animal shelter workers removed the pit bulls from a squalid mobile home during a late March raid in which they found some dogs in crates and others chained outdoors.
An affidavit says Johnson picked up two of the pit bulls at Indianapolis International Airport days before the raid. They had been shipped from the Dominican Republic.
Cruelty charge over 2 dead horses
A central Indiana man faces a preliminary charge of animal cruelty after police found two dead horses on his Anderson property.
Sixty-one-year-old Robert Clendenin is being held without bond at the Madison County Jail.
Maj. Brian Bell of the Madison County Sheriffs Department says deputies were called Friday to Clendenins residence to investigate a horse that had gotten loose. He tells The Herald Bulletin that deputies instead found two corpses.
Time capsule in Evansville ruined
More than 500 people who gathered at an Evansville elementary school for the opening of a time capsule were dismayed to find that much of its contents had been ruined by a quarter-century of moisture.
The crowd waited eagerly Friday at Daniel Wertz Elementary School to see what had been placed in the time capsule 25 years ago.
But once the capsule was opened as part of the schools 125th birthday bash, it was immediately apparent that the elements had taken their toll. Much of its contents, including old newspaper clippings, pictures and videotapes, had been ruined.
But school principal Mike Taylor told the Evansville Courier & Press the schools birthday is still exciting and a time to puff our chest out with pride.
ODOT replacing flashing signals
The state says its phasing out many flashing Prepare to Stop signs in favor of a technology considered safer for drivers.
Traffic officials say too often the flashing signals cause drivers to speed up to make a light, causing more accidents at intersections.
Such crashes tend to be more severe because of the speed of cars trying to beat the red light, Joe Rutherford, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation in central Ohio, told the Columbus Dispatch.
ODOT has already removed the flashing signs from its central Ohio district, including Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties.
Officials are replacing many of the 90-some lights around the state with dilemma zone detectors that monitor the speed of vehicles and can extend a green light if cars cant stop in time.