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Monserrate Shirley Asks For Separate Trial

The woman accused of blowing up her Richmond Hill home says she was abused by her co-defendant boyfriend and had no part in the scheme.  The attorney for Monserrate Shirley says she should be given a separate trial because Mark Leonard gave her “zero control over her own fate.”  Shirley’s attorney also says she has a history of being in abusive relationships and this wasn’t the first insurance scam pulled off by Leonard and his brother.


Indiana School’s Stolen iPads To Be Replaced

A Western Indiana high school should soon have replacements for more than 400 iPads that thieves stole.

The District’s Superintendent tells TV Station WTHI that thanks to the district’s insurance coverage, 406 iPads are waiting to be shipped from China and should arrive within weeks and a Chicago company has offered to supply covers for the new iPads.

For now students must share textbooks until the replacements ipads arrive.


Lawrence Township Superintendent Leaving For Indiana University

The superintendent of Lawrence Township schools announced yesterday that she will leave her post at the end of the school year.

Concetta Raimondi announced in a letter to faculty and staff that she will retire from the position and join the College of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington as an assistant professor.

Raimondi was hired by Lawrence Township schools in 2009, and prior to that she served as the superintendent of Hamilton Southeastern schools.


BREAKING NEWS: IMPD Officer Arrested For Drunk Driving Wednesday

A Metro Police officer was arrested early this morning on preliminary charges of driving drunk.

State Police say 43 year old Ronald Santa, was arrested at 12:31 at the intersection of Harding and Hudnut Blvd. on the southwest side after several calls to 911 reported an erratic driver in the area.

State Police say a Trooper stopped Santa, and Santa volunteered that he was a police officer.  Supervisors from both departments were called to the scene and Santa was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He had a blood alcohol content of .10. In Indiana, a driver is considered legally drunk with a BAC of .08.

We’ll stay on this story and bring you more as it becomes available.


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