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(Richmond, IN)--An Earlham College icon has died.  Landrum Bolling served as Earlham President for over 15 years in a time when the campus grew tremendously.  "I would gladly have paid for the priviledge of doing the jobs I have had if I would've had to pay for it," Bolling said in an interview a couple of years ago.  He was nationally known for his devotion to global peace and remained active with Earlham.  "The college continues to be a very strong institution doing wonderful work," Bolling said in 2014.  This was his philosophy:  "I've enjoyed life.  I think the real secret is to enjoy life, enjoy people, and enjoy what you're doing."  Landrum Bolling was 104.

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(Richmond, IN)--On Thursday, Kicks 96 and The Point News reported that a man had tried to pass his finger off as a gun in a holdup attempt at the Village Pantry at 5th and West Main in Richmond.  Now, he’s been identified and arrested.  45-year-old Francis Dunn was in the Wayne County Jail Friday morning.  A resident of South 6th Street tipped police off a few hours after the robbery attempt and said that Dunn was hiding underneath her bed.  That’s where officers found him.  Dunn has been charged with felony robbery, even though his alleged attempt was unsuccessful.

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(Richmond, IN)--A car driven by a drunken driver smashed into a house in Richmond Friday morning.  It happened at about 1:30 Friday morning in the first block of South 17th.  A woman later identified as 32-year-old Charlene Byrd of Fort Wayne smashed into the house.  "There was some damage to the brick porch," said Battalion Chief Jeff Glenn.  She was able to drive away, but not before hitting a parked car.  Police were able to track her down on South 11th.  She was taken first to Reid Health because of a blood alcohol content of .258.  That’s more than three times the legal limit.  She then went to the Wayne County Jail.  No one in the house was hurt.

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(Richmond, IN)--An RPD officer checked on a suspicious person Friday morning and made a drug arrest as a result.  The officer came into contact with 22-year-old Dallas Dunn in the area of South 13th and M Street just after midnight Friday morning.  And, inside Dunn’s mouth was allegedly a baggie full of heroin.  He was taken first to Reid Health for a possible overdose and then to the Wayne County Jail.

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(Richmond, IN)--21-year-old Brendan Linville of Richmond had only been legally able to drink for about an hour and 15 minutes before being crashing early Friday morning.  First responders were sent to the area of State Road 227 and River Court in Richmond at 1:15 Friday morning on the report of a crash into a pole.  They found Linville there with a blood alcohol content of .190.  That’s more than twice the legal limit.  Linville was not seriously hurt but now faces charges that include criminal recklessness.

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(San Juan, PR)--An RP&L crew has arrived in Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts.  Now, the crew is awaiting the arrival of equipment.  An RP&L truck is on a barge that’s nearing Puerto Rico.  RP&L General Randy Baker said that he heard from FEMA this week.  "They're trying to expedite some of the reimbursements for this whole project.  Instead of waiting until the whole thing is over, we may be able to bill them in 30-day increments," Baker said.  The crew could be working in Puerto Rico for as long as two months.

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(Richmond, IN)--There was an attempted armed robbery of sorts Thursday morning at a Richmond Village Pantry.  It happened at around 5 o’clock Thursday morning at the VP at 5th and West Main.  A man was milling around in the store for a while and then walked up to the clerk.  The clerk saw the man take his hand out of his pocket and stick it under his shirt as though he had a gun.  He then demanded cash.  The clerk told the man she saw him stick his hand under his shirt and knew that it wasn’t a gun.  He then fled the scene without any cash.

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(Whitewater Valley)--If you saw the sky light up briefly late Wednesday night, you’re not alone.  Dispatchers from across the Whitewater Valley received calls at just before midnight questioning the event.  The source appears to be a second meteor that has entered Earth’s atmosphere this week.  One RPD officer who was out on a call Wednesday night witnessed the event and said that the sky lit up with a blue color.  Preble and Randolph County also received calls with a similar description.

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(Richmond, IN)--Pet owners filled Richmond Common Council chambers Tuesday night as council addressed an ordinance aimed at cracking down on neglectful owners.  "Unfortunately, the owner does not always know what's best.  I think there should be set temperatures," said one of numerous people who spoke.  Council passed an ordinance that does not set a specific temperature at which pets must be brought in, but does require owners to alleviate any distress.  Council member Clay Miller said enforcement is the real issue.  "We can add all the language in the world we want to add.  But, if it's not enforced, it doesn't make a difference.  Miller cast the lone dissenting vote.  The fine for a first offense is $100.  Penalties essentially double after that

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(Richmond, IN)--The EDC of Wayne County has hired a new manager of Existing Business and Education.  Sarah Mitchell will be joining the EDC staff in a few weeks.  Mitchell is the former planner for the city of Richmond and has already worked on multiple projects that have had EDC involvement.  In her work with the city, Mitchell was involved in projects that include Stellar Communities, Blight Elimination, and Neighborhood Stabilization.

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(Richmond, IN)--An alleged Richmond prostitute was arrested Tuesday at the Leisure Village Mobile Home park on South Q Street.  36-year-old Angelina Hayes was in the Wayne County Jail Wednesday morning facing multiple charges, including possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Details of what led police to arrest Hayes have not yet been released.

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(Eaton, OH)--Eaton’s police chief has resigned.  Chad DePew has led Eaton’s police department for the last seven years, but is stepping down to take a position with the Kettering Health Network’s Medical Center Police Department.  He’ll manage several facilities in the Kettering network, including the Preble County Emergency Room.  Eaton city leaders will now look for a replacement.  DePew’s last day on the job is Friday.

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(Goodlettsville, TN)--An initial hearing has now been set for a man accused of murdering his wife, who is a former Lynn resident.  Randolph County native Jacqueline Castano was shot and killed by her husband in the Nashville, Tennessee suburb of Goodlettsville.  Her husband called 911 and admitted to the crime.  Jacqueline had become a special education teacher after leaving Lynn.

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(Richmond, IN)--A woman who recently was featured on the website fav-meth-head-of-the-day.com was captured in Richmond Monday.  29-year-old Kylie Cashdollar was caught in the first block of North West 3rd Street.  Cashdollar is wanted in Henry County.  She had been arrested there a year ago after police found her with a significant quantity of both methamphetamine and Viagra.

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(Richmond, IN)--A Richmond man was flown to a Level One trauma center after being critically injured early Tuesday morning.  First responders were called to the 200 block of North 12th Street at around 2 o’clock Tuesday morning after a man fell out of a second-story window.  Details that led to the fall have not been disclosed, but alcohol is suspected to have played a role.  His injuries were described as life-threatening.  The man’s identity and current condition have not been released.

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(Richmond, IN)--Four people were jailed Monday after a short police chase in which stolen shoes were being flung out of a car window.  Justin Day and Ashley Sparks of Richmond, along with Haley Lewis of Williamsburg and Matthew Thompson of New Paris were all in jail Tuesday morning.  The four allegedly fled Kohl’s in Richmond after stealing multiple items.  They were all taken into custody near the intersection of Elks Road and East Main.

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(Richmond, IN)--Reid Health has seen an explosion of flu cases this season.  How bad is it?  There were only 22 confirmed flu cases all of last flu season at Reid.  So far this season, there have been 350…that’s nearly 16 times as many.  46 people have had the flu bad enough to require admission to Reid.  There were only two last year.  Reid recommends the three C’s: clean your hands, cover your cough, and contain yourself – meaning stay home if you’re sick to avoid infecting others.

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(Wayne County, IN)--Water main breaks prompted boil advisories in two Wayne County communities on Monday.  A large main break in Cambridge City nearly drained the town’s water tower on Sunday and put the entire town under a boil advisory.  There was also a break in Centerville.  Residents in much of the southwestern section of Centerville were also under an advisory Monday.  Water should be boiled for several minutes before using it for cooking or drinking.

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(Randolph County, IN)--A Fountain City man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing a Lynn town marshal at 95 miles per hour in southeastern Randolph County.  27-year-old James Cook was found with heroin, meth, Xanax, and drug paraphernalia.  Also in the car was 28-year-old Alexis Peden.  She faces similar charges.  Peden was wanted in a three-year-old Darke County burglary case.

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(Wayne County, IN)--The Wayne County Highway Department is getting set for the looming winter weather.  "On Friday morning, we will probably just treat down the middle of the roadways and get them prepared for the ice," said Mike Sharp with the Highway Department.  He said covering 720 miles of Wayne County roadways can be a challenge.  "We don't have a lot of extra personnel.  I'll have two people that will be on night crew (Friday night) just for running emergencies," Sharp added.  A full crew will return to work Saturday morning.

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