Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)


Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)


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GE to shutter plants; 90 jobs to be lost

General Electric Corp. will shutter its last two remaining Fort Wayne operations early next year, costing about 90 workers their jobs.

Friday's announcement came after a 60-day bargaining period with the International Union of Electrical Workers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

The Journal Gazette reported GE said in its statement that the union's proposals fell short.

The Fairfield, Conn.-based company once had more than 10,000 workers in Fort Wayne and has had a presence in the city since 1911.

But its two remaining Fort Wayne operations, a motor testing lab and an executive center, will close Jan. 15, eliminating the last 88 GE jobs in Fort Wayne.


Psychologist jailed over gun collection

A central Indiana psychologist convicted of illegally possessing firearms and ammunition has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison.

A federal judge in Indianapolis sentenced 66-year-old Bruce Jones of Anderson on Friday to 100 months and ordered him to forfeit his ammunition, 47 firearms and pay a $12,000 fine.

Jones was barred from possessing firearms or ammunition under 1984 convictions for insurance fraud and selling drugs.

U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett told The Herald Bulletin the guns and 14,000 rounds were found in Jones' possession when a search warrant was served on his two Madison County properties and his Montana ranch.

Hogsett says the investigation found Jones encouraged his patients to buy weapons for him.


Reputed drug boss gets 25 years

A federal judge has sentenced the reputed boss of a major Chicago heroin ring to 25 years in prison.

One issue at Domingo Blount's sentencing Friday was whether the judge should factor in what prosecutors said was the likelihood he committed several murders in the course of drug trafficking. …

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