Week in Review for March 7th-11th, 2011

Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Andrew Glover

Andrew Glover of Knox was arrested Saturday, March 5th after police were called to his residence in reference to a domestic violence incident. Glover engaged in a standoff with police and was eventually taken into custody by a SWAT team. He has preliminary charges of Criminal Confinement, Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Minor Child with a Prior, Intimidation, Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement.

Harold Welter

Knox Community School Board President Harold Welter says that traditional public schools and charter schools are not yet on a level playing field and when that gets ironed out, he doesn’t see a problem with the competition between the two. The says the Knox staff is full of competitors and will do what they can to draw students to their particular class. He also said that the Knox Federation of Teachers and the School Board have always had positive collective bargaining sessions when it comes to discussing salaries and benefits.

Forensic Fluids Laboratories in Kalamazoo, Michigan was contracted by the Starke County Commissioners to conduct oral fluid drug tests on new County employees and 10 percent of current employees.

Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens, who was convicted of shooting her husband Jeff in the shower in their home in Knox, was featured on the “Breaking Down the Bars” program on the Oprah Winfrey Network Tuesday night.

Starke County Sheriff Oscar Cowen informed the Starke County Commissioners that the furnace and air conditioning unit is going out at the Starke County Jail, the roof needs replaced and a water pipe leak caused damage to the lower floor of the Jail where the Prosecutor’s Office is located.

23 people charged with Attending an Animal Fight Contest plead Guilty in Knox City Court Monday evening. 7 others who charged with the same charge plead not guilty. 31 other defendants appeared before Judge Charles Hasnerl Wednesday afternoon.

Adam Lolmaugh of Plymouth was arrested on a charge of burglary after he allegedly confessed to police that he was involved in the act of burglary at People’s Drug Store on February 16th.

Starke County Courthouse

Starke County Courthouse Custodian, Carl Goodrich, says the Courthouse elevator will soon be in the state of repair. The hydraulic system has failed and other repairs will need to be done to bring the elevator up to code.

The British Broadcasting Corporation visited Knox this week to do a story about time zones. They visited the WKVI studios to film how broadcasting to listeners in two time zones often causes confusion.