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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaVol. 164, no. 361 classified c4-c10 comics b2 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1,b3-4 weather a Chance for a few showers High 86 Low 64 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Erica Stafford to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside $1.00kokomotribune.com saturday August 29, 2015 Kokomo Tribune Tipton county pork festival downtown Tipton in september 10, 11, 12 featuring arts and crafts marketplace 2 parades carnival new pork court with free concerts by sat., sept. 12thfri., sept. 11th fri., sept. 11th @ 8pm sat., sept. 12th @ 9pm follow us on Eriks credit approval process will help you get in to a new Chevrolet Call Randy Bush at 765-457-8333 for pre approval today 1800 s. Reed Road / Highway 931 in Kok Mowe believe in you Drunken Driver sentenced to 10 years the Man who caused a serious crash on july 5 at Davis Road and Morgan Street was sentenced Friday in Superior court 3 after previously pleading guilty to All nine charges he faced. Judge Doug Tate delivered a 10 year total sentence for William d. Spence 45, of Butte Montana. Spence will serve eight years in the Howard county criminal Justice Center followed by two years of supervised probation one of which will be served As in Home detention. Tate said financial restitution for the dam age caused by the crash and the family is medical Bills will be deter mined at a future Date after insurance matters Are settled. When determining spences sen tence Tate said the aggravating fac tors far far outweighed the mitigating factors in his Case. You have led a life that has caused you to become almost i think desensitized to Law enforcement and the process of the Law Tate said during the sentencing referencing spences 16 prior convictions. Spence pleaded guilty on july 28 to one count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a per son four counts of causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated level 6 felonies and four counts of reckless driving. At about 11 25 . On july 5, he drove his 1990 Ford f150 North bound on Davis Road after leaving big dad dyes show club sped through the flashing red Light at the Morgan Street and collided with a 2000 Honda Odyssey headed eastbound through the intersection. Two other vehicles also were impacted by the crash and one of those Drivers suffered minor injuries. Spences blood alcohol Content at the time of the crash was 0.12, according to the police report. William Ebert his wife Michelle Ebert and their two Young daughters were in the Van Spence struck and were seriously injured in the Acci Dent. They appeared in court Friday along with other family members by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune Man who seriously injured family apologizes for causing wreck Man injured in tree stand Accident Greentown a 26-year-old Greentown Man narrowly avoided serious injuries thursday after he fell 18 feet out of a tree stand and landed just 6 inches away from a Metal Post according to Indiana conservation officers. Bradley Gillam was Squirrel Hunting with a Friend in the 10700 Block of East 450 South at around 5 30 . When he climbed up to an old tree stand that had not been used for at least two years officers said. After climbing the stand the Middle of the ladder buckled away from the tree causing the stand to fall around 18 feet to the ground. An investigation revealed the strap holding the stand to the tree was broken. From staff reports ? Squirrel Hunter managed to avoid serious injury in 18-foot fall Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune intense Josh Hozey works on an Independent assignment during his advanced manufacturing class at Western High school wednesday. Learning the ropes Russiaville after 22 years of teaching Jacob Turner decided he needed a summer internship. The Western High school teacher spent this past summer learning the ropes As a production line supervisor at Fca us formerly the Chrysler group to better inform the Way he teaches his advanced manufacturing classes. This is the second school year nine area High schools and career centers have offered advanced manufacturing classes through a partnership with Fca us. I did this so i could teach my courses Here better from experience said Turner who is in his second year of teaching at Western. When we go to a tour i can go up to one of the operators and ill know his name possibly. Its kind of Nice to be Able to network those connections. Turner was the first advanced manufacturing instructor to com plete an internship at Fca us where he spent six weeks at Indi Ana transmission Plant 1 helping make Pinion and annular gears for transmissions. He monitored qual Ity assigned workers to different tasks and even suggested a new production process and then tracked How effective it was. By Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune instructor improves advanced manufacturing skills through summer work William d. Spence sentenced to 10 years see tree / / Page a6 drug dog alerts police to narcotics Peru state police say they found meth marijuana prescription medi cation and drug paraphernalia in a truck after making a routine traffic Stop thursday. Police pulled Over Melissa and Robert Elliott both from Peru at around 8 40 . On Broadway Street near Riverside Street after troopers noticed their pickup truck had expired plates. During the traffic Stop officers began to suspect there might be criminal activity in the truck from staff reports Man catches exotic fish in missis sinew Lake Peru Glenn Salyer was out on missis sinew Lake trying to Hook Catfish with raw Chicken soaked in Strawberry Kool Aid. What he caught instead was something he did not expect. On monday the 49-year-old Peru native pulled out what was later identified As a Pacu an omnivorous South american Freshwater fish related to the Piranha. Salyer who retired about a year ago from the Grissom fire depart ment said he did not know what to make of the strange fish which has human looking Teeth. I did not want to touch its Mouth and did not know How i would eat it because i did not know what it was he said. After wrapping up fishing for the Day Salyer took the fish to the local Branch of the . Army corp of engineers to see what they could make of it. Corp officials eventually identified it As a red bellied Pacu which Are common in Rivers and streams around the Amazon River and can grow up to 3 feet in length and weigh More than 50 pounds. Salyer said they recommended he take the fish to woodys spillway Camp and bait shop near the Lake which they knew had a 125-gallon aquarium that could hold it. I was pretty excited about the by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune ? red bellied Pacu is native to the amazonian River Basin see fish / / Page a8 see narcotics / / Page a6 see ropes / / Page a6 see Drunken / / Page a7 is football area teams play in week 2 games b1 Robert Elliott Melissa Elliott submitted photo exotic a Peru Fisherman recently caught an exotic Amazon fish common in South America at missis sinew Lake

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