Man writes memoir on journey from West Indies to W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A memoir called "I Am a Dirty Immigrant" is the story of one man's journey from the West Indies to West Virginia. Anderson Charles grew up in a tightly knit community in...
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to neglect in connection with the death of her 23-month-old daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
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Volunteer fire departments go above and beyond call
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Officials are seeking to return laundry facilities that work to residents of a public housing complex in central Indiana who haven't had them for more than two...
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana judge has sentenced an Elmwood man to 70 years in prison for child molestation convictions.
The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports that Madison...
Dogs attack 76-year-old attending funeral in S. Carolina
DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 76-year-old Virginia woman was attacked and wounded by a pack of dogs while attending a funeral in South Carolina, and the dogs' owner has since been...
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to a year of probation after pleading guilty to 30 misdemeanor counts of voter registration fraud stemming from allegations before...
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Allie Walker's shared dream with her mother, Susan, almost didn't come to fruition.
Around Thanksgiving 2016, Walker and her mom started talking seriously about the...
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to a neglect charge in connection with the death of her 23-month-old daughter.
Man whose murder conviction overturned sues authorities
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A man whose murder conviction was overturned in 2017 by the Indiana Supreme Court after he served more than two decades in prison is suing authorities involved in the...
Indiana man allegedly burglarized home, ruined its interior
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Police say a central Indiana man who allegedly burglarized a home and smashed items throughout the residence told officers he did it as revenge for a car sale he believes left him short-changed.
Fifty-seven-year-old Darryl Rogers of Muncie faces preliminarily felony burglary, theft, and criminal mischief charges.
Indiana bridge needs $120K in repairs even before completion
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A replacement bridge that's under construction in a central Indiana city already needs $120,000 in repairs even before it's completed.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says an expansion joint needs replaced in the Eisenhower Bridge in downtown Anderson.
Ex-NewSpring founder Noble opens new South Carolina church
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina pastor who launched one of the biggest churches in the country in the past 20 years is preaching again.
Perry Noble gave his first sermon last Sunday at his new Second Chance Church in Anderson.
South Carolina city waited to tell public about lead
BELTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a small South Carolina city missed a state deadline to tell the public about lead in the drinking water as they tried to come up with a plan for the problem.
Purdue, Indiana, other universities drop classes over cold
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Universities across Indiana have canceled classes Wednesday ahead of a deep freeze that's forecast to last through Thursday afternoon .
Among the universities cancelling classes because of the cold weather are Indiana-Bloomington, Purdue, Notre Dame, Ball State, Indiana State, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Butler, DePauw, Manchester, Anderson, and Taylor.
Leader says South Carolina Secessionist Party is disbanding
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of the South Carolina Secessionist Party says the group is dissolving.
The Anderson Independent Mail reported Friday that chairman James Bessenger says "the organization was taking a turn I didn't want it to take." More specifically, he says that the people genuinely interested in history were being outnumbered by "blatant and racist homophobes."
- The Herald-DispatchMan writes about journey from West Indies to West VirginiaApril 21, 2019
- Aiken StandardPride and discipline: A day in the life of a firefighterApril 6, 2019
- The Florence Morning NewsPee Veterans Advisory Council honors volunteer, others for serviceMarch 27, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchMARY LOU "BABE" FRAZIER ANDERSONMarch 22, 2019
- The Journal GazetteAnderson man gets 6 years in bank robberiesFebruary 27, 2019
Authorities: Officer shoots man who pointed gun at police
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has shot and wounded a 24-year-old man who allegedly pointed a weapon at officers in central Indiana.
Anderson police spokesman Maj. Joel Sandefur says the man was shot in the arm around 5 a.m. Wednesday during the execution of a search warrant.
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Parents surrender on charges in 4-month-old’s heroin death
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The parents of a 4-month-old boy who are facing neglect charges after the child died last February of heroin intoxication in central Indiana have turned themselves in to authorities.
The Madison County Prosecutor's Office this month charged 28-year-old Daniel E. Jones and 29-year-old Tiffany McNutt of Alexandria with felony neglect of a dependent.
‘Real character:’ Mourners remember 2 boys killed with dad
MARION, Ind. (AP) — Classmates were among the mourners at a funeral for two brothers who were fatally shot two weeks ago in northeastern Indiana.
Twelve-year-old son Javon Blackwell Jr. and 11-year-old Jayzon Blackwell wore baseball caps in caskets at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Marion. They were killed with their father, Javon Blackwell Sr., on Dec. 30.
Fire department that lost trucks, gear in fire gets help
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fire department has donated a firetruck to a southern Indiana department that lost three trucks and other equipment in a fire at its station.
Teen who went into cardiac arrest on court looks to future
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Clate Pendergrass has spent a lot of time in cardiologists' offices over the last year — enough to change his career aspirations.
In November 2017 during his sophomore year at T.L. Hanna High School, Pendergrass went into cardiac arrest while playing in a varsity basketball game.
Pendergrass was revived thanks to the quick actions of an athletic trainer who used an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, to shock him.
Anderson County police car burns inside fenced in lot
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's office in South Carolina says it appears someone set one of its police cars on fire.
Anderson County deputies said the fire was reported in the fenced in parking area of the county's lot around 12:50 a.m. Thursday.
Deputies say someone reported two people around the fence around the time of the fire and several other county vehicles in the lot appeared to be broken into with items stolen.
Tate, McDonald lead Northern Kentucky over UIC 73-58
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Tate scored a career-high 25 points, Drew McDonald had 19 points and 20 rebounds, and Northern Kentucky beat Illinois-Chicago 73-58 on Sunday night.
McDonald became the first Norse player in over 46 years to record at least 20 rebounds. Jim McMillan had 23 rebounds for the Norse (12-3, 2-0 Horizon League) on Dec. 18, 1972, against Anderson (Ind.)
Woman and her dog struck and killed crossing SC highway
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her dog were struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a South Carolina highway.
Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said the 31-year-old woman was crossing U.S. Highway 76 with her boyfriend just south of Interstate 85 around 7 a.m. Friday.
McCown told media outlets he will release the woman's name after her family is notified of her death.
Appeal of $4.6M award for parking lot needle prick continues
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A $4.6 million verdict for a South Carolina woman after she was pricked by a needle in a Target parking lot is still in appeals.
Court records obtained by the Anderson Independent-Mail said Carla Garrison's lawyer asked Target for $12,000 and the retail chain offered her $750.
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Cleanup set for 200,000 waste tires left at Indiana business
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — State environmental officials are stepping in to clean up nearly 200,000 shredded tires left at a former central Indiana recycling business.
Homeowner says he killed man trying to break in house
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a homeowner told investigators he shot and killed a man who tried to break in his home.
Anderson County deputies said the homeowner reported firing at several people trying to break into his Anderson house around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The coroner's office identified the man killed as 29-year-old Terrence Edward Mackey.
Competency to be reviewed for man charged in 2 slayings
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Competency evaluations will be reviewed for a man charged in the fatal shootings of a woman whose body was found in an abandoned rural central Indiana farmhouse and a man found slain at a nature preserve.
Former Ricker Oil owners will pay off theater’s mortgage
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The former owners of Ricker Oil say they'll pay off the mortgage on a historic theater in central Indiana.
The Herald Bulletin reports that Jay and Nancy Ricker are creating a foundation, and the first beneficiary will be the 89-year-old Paramount Theatre in Anderson. More details will be announced Thursday.
The Latest: Prosecutor asks for life for teen school shooter
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a teen pleading guilty to a fatal school shooting in South Carolina (all times local):
A prosecutor say he will ask for a life sentence without parole for a teen who was 14 years old when he shot and killed his father and an elementary school student outside for recess.
In a statement issued Wednesday after Jesse Osborne pleaded guilty, Solicitor David Wagner said Osborne deserved to die behind bars for the September 2016 killings in Anderson County.
Judge: Woman can’t keep pet pigs in central Indiana city
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a woman can't keep her three miniature pigs within the city limits of her central Indiana community.
Kevin Bryant is ready for life after 14 years in statehouse
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — As he prepares to end his 14-year tenure in the Statehouse, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant has taken up a new hobby.
Instead of drafting legislation or hitting the campaign trail, the Republican from Anderson is honing his culinary skills on his new Big Green Egg, a ceramic charcoal grill.
"I've done pork tenderloin. I've done bacon-wrapped turkey breasts," he said during a recent interview. "I've done pizza."
Police: South Carolina man says he shot man trying to enter
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina homeowner has shot and killed a man he says was trying to force his way into his home.
Police said several men came to an Anderson home twice Monday night, asking for the homeowner's son both times.
Police told news outlets the homeowner told investigators during the second visit he shot a man who tried to force his way into home while he was in the doorway talking to someone else.
Woman charged in son’s hot car death won’t get lower bond
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who authorities say had been drinking and was taking a nap when her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died isn't getting her bond reduced ahead of trial.
South Carolina woman calls 911 for help getting to polls
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A woman in South Carolina says she called 911 after waiting outside her polling place for 45 minutes to get help because she is disabled.
Sandy Hanebrink told the Anderson Independent-Mail that she can't walk inside her polling place at an Anderson church because she can't walk on the gravel or grass where vehicles have to park.
Homeowner shoots man accused of breaking into her house
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina homeowner says she shot and wounded a man who was trying to break into her house while she and her three children were inside.
Ashley Jones tells news outlets the man and a woman had attempted to enter her Anderson County home Thursday morning while her daughters, ages 10, 6 and 1, were sleeping.
Bombs placed in basket and teddy bear could get man 40 years
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who placed bombs inside items like a teddy bear and a wicker basket around his South Carolina neighborhood has pleaded guilty.
A plea deal with 27-year-old Wesley Ayers said prosecutors will ask he spend 40 years in prison when sentenced later.
Authorities say Ayers constructed three bombs and put them in places around his Anderson home in January and February.
Revived Indiana needle exchange program has positive results
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county's revived needle exchange program has collected nearly twice as many used needles as the number of clean needles it's distributed, according to the behavior health system running the program.
Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man who allegedly threatened multiple schools, had a "detailed plan of attack" and was stopped while pulling out of his driveway shortly before the school day ended Thursday.
Democratic Superintendent candidate has felony conviction
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Education Superintendent in South Carolina, Israel Romero, has a felony conviction that may mean he is ineligible to be elected.
Romero was found guilty of practicing law without a license in Greenville County in 2009 and was sentenced to five years in prison, which was suspended when he served 90 days in jail and one year of probation, according to online court records.