Tip leads to drug task force arrest – On March 6, members of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force arrested Curtis Combes, 47, of Indianapolis and charged him with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony; one count of possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of cultivation marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. Combes’ arrest stems from a five-month-long investigation. A tip to the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force led to the investigation of Combes. Officials said information obtained during this investigation may lead to further arrests.
U.S. 31 construction to end early – INDOT has announced its intent to speed up U.S. 31 Hamilton County construction using contractor financing, a public-private partnership strategy enabled last year through one of Gov. Mitch Daniels’ legislative initiatives. Under this proposed plan, the project would open to traffic by the end of 2015, three years earlier than expected. In May, Daniels signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 473, which allows for expanded use of private capital for transportation improvements. Using this new law, INDOT intends to bundle remaining construction phases for U.S. 31 Hamilton County into one contract, taking advantage of low construction and financing costs.
Baseball umpires sought –Central Indiana Umpires is seeking umpires for the upcoming season. Rookies and those with limited experience are welcome, as well as experienced umpires new to the area. Training will be provided, including a rules review and instruction on umpiring mechanics.
Umpires are compensated for games they work.
CIU, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of umpires, has served baseball programs in theIndianapolisarea for many years, doing mostly Catholic Youth Organization, Babe Ruth, Little League and travel-team tournaments. For more information, call 845-8112, 685-1840 or 902-6175.