April 25th, 2015
NORTH MANCHESTER â€” After a 4.5-hour lockdown, police gave the all-clear at Manchester University at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
The school was locked down after someone allegedly called 911 and said there was a stabbing, explosives and possible armed subject on the campus.
Police searched every building of the school and found the phone call to be a prank.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
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Police are on the scene of a possible hostage situation at Manchester University.
Reports say a college had taken a 12-gauge shotgun to a fellow student's head. There is also a report of a possible explosive and that another student has been stabbed.
These reports have not been confirmed by police.
School officials did send students an email, alerting them to lockdown their dorms, turn off all lights and stay quiet until the situation is under control.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” An Indy woman has been sentenced for the death of a Columbia City man in 2012.
Morgan Mannix, 26, was convicted of killing Alex Trabert, 23, in a hit-and-run accident in Indianapolis.
The woman was sentenced to six years â€” three to serve in the Department of Correction and one at home detention.
Mannix was remorseful in Friday morningâ€™s sentencing.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A slow start by Columbia Cityâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team and patience at the plate by the visiting Churubusco Lady Eagles put Columbia City in an early hole against the visitors, but scores in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings let Columbia City rally to come away with a 6-3 win Friday night at Morsches Park.
The normally dependable Columbia City pitching struggled early giving up back-to-back walks to start the game. A single loaded the bases and another walk forced in the first run of the game for Churubusco.
LIGONIER â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Lady Eagle softball team banged out 13 hits and used a six-run second inning to take a 12-9 win at West Noble Thursday night.
With the score tied 1-1 after the first inning, Churubusco came to bat in the top of the second inning and pushed across six runs to go up 7-1.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Town Council members of South Whitley have approved a $364,000 project to update and repair the townâ€™s water tower due to the tank springing two leaks.
The council settled on the plan after comparing prices to build a new structure or to have a new tank placed on top of the existing legs.
AKRON â€” Whitkoâ€™s girls tennis team picked up a conference win at Tippecanoe Valley High School Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats got wins in all matches but one to take a 4-1 victory.
Delaney Keirn picked up a singles win in a long match against Valleyâ€™s Whitney Haneline. Keirn won the first set 6-1, but fell in the second 6-4. Keirn won the final tie-breaking set in extra points, 7-3.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The school board approved two policy changes to the Whitley County Consolidated Schoolsâ€™ handbook at Mondayâ€™s meeting.
One of the changes is in regards to graduating seniors.
Previously, Columbia City High School only honored the top 10 students from each class.
Now, the school will give honors to the top 10 percent, based on GPA.
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne invites kids and families throughout the community to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with an Open House on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all YMCAâ€™s in Whitley, Allen and Wells counties. This free community event includes fun, active play and educational activities that will inspire the whole family to focus on health.