Warsaw Times Union 11 28 2016 E Edition Page 1A

Like many other employers, the City of Warsaw and Warsaw Community Public Library had to increase some employees' salaries recently to meet Fair Labor Standard Act rules that were to go into effect Thursday. But on Tuesday, a federal court blocked the start of the rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eli gible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season, according to an Associated Press story. As a result of the ruling, the changes are unlikely to be in play before President elect Donald Trump's administration takes over, and he has spoken out against the President Obama backed govern ment regulation. In order to stay in compliance with the Fair Labor Standard Act, the Warsaw City Council Sept. 19 approved an amendment to its 2016 salary ordinance regarding Airport Manager Nick King's pay. King was the only city employee affected by the rules and the salary amendment raised his salary by about $5 per week to get him to that exempt level. King's wage was $46,037, and needed to be raised to $1,826 bi weekly. This morning in a telephone interview, Mayor Joe Thallemer said, "It only affected one employee and it was somewhat of a nominal amount. With his merit increase in 2017, it will still be above that anyway." INDIANAPOLIS - A for mer Warsaw woman is accused of injecting feces into her son's IV bag while he was receiving cancer treat ments at Riley Hospital for Children, according to TIMES- UNION reporting partners News Now Warsaw. Tiffany Alberts, 41, Wolcott, is charged with six counts of aggravated battery and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in seri ous bodily injury. Law enforcement officers were called to Riley Hospital to investigate possible child abuse occurring Nov. 17, according to court docu ments. Alberts' 15 year old son was at Riley being treated for cancer. Doctors discovered he had several unexplainable infections that were delaying treatment. Hospital staff placed video surveillance in his room, and the video showed Alberts injecting an unknown substance into her son's IV bag using a syringe several times, NewsNow reports. Staff told police that Alberts' son received his first round of chemotherapy for leukemia in September, went home, and returned several days later with a fever, diar rhea and was vomiting, according to Indianapolis news channel Fox 59. He has required several surgeries to change his cen tral venous line due to con cern for infection, and he spent 18 days in the ICU. The staff said his symptoms were not improving. Doctors also told authori ties there is no medical rea son to explain the ongoing blood infection. The teen tested positive for blood cul tures with organisms that are normally found in stool, according to Riley. Investigators questioned Alberts, who initially said Over a hundred people Saturday at Center Lake Park lit candles in honor of Adalin Stamper, 2, who was found murdered Nov. 11. Christopher Grimmett, 29, admitted to beating the tod dler to death, according to court records. Grimmett is currently being held in Kosciusko County Jail with out bond. "This is an absolutely senseless tragedy. There is nothing that child could of done to deserve what hap pened to her," said Josie Ryan, the assistant club manager at American Legion Post 49, who organized the event. Ryan said she been close friends with Stamper's moth er, Katie. She said the news of the murder shook the Legion to its core. "There was nothing to be said, but we knew we had to do something," Ryan said. "She (Adalin) was just a won derful, vibrant, happy chub by cheeked little 2-year old that warmed your heart and put a smile of your face." Ryan passed out candles and pictures of Adalin, and prayed for the family, the police working the case, the coroner and the community. "I hope I never have to do this again," she said. Katie Stamper said it meant the world to her that people showed support to her family. "My Addie bear would have been so happy to see all these people come together for her," Katie Stamper told the crowd. The Legion will host a fundraiser for the Stamper family Saturday. The fundraiser will have a Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament, a silent auction and a dinner. The poker tournament will begin at 10 a.m., with the silent auction at 4 p.m. and the spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Items for the silent auc tion or cash donations can be dropped off at the Legion. All money will be used to help Katie and her daughter, Arabella, with financial needs resulting from the tragedy. Ryan said they've already had to dedicate a room with all the donations the Legion has received so far. Mark Stamper, Adalin's grandfather, said Adalin would want to people to share love with the communi ty, and thanked the communi ty for its support.. In addition to the Legion benefit, the community raised over $11,000 on a GoFundMe account to help with the family financial needs. "It shows this is a true community. When one of us is hurting, there is always someone to pick you up," Ryan said. TIMES UNION November 28, 2016 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 282 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Washington Will Washing- ton shout down voices of Trump voters? Page 5A Opinion Self-govern- ment in the wilderness. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 45 High 55 Sports Warsaw boys, girls edge con- ference foe Wawasee. Page 1B Rain likely tonight and Tuesday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 20% off Accessories Thru Out December Carpet (574)267-8054 Furniture (574)269-4070 333 3 E. Center St., Ext., Warsaw- Across from Comfort Inn Free Local Delivery Open Mon.-Thurs. 9-5:30 Fri. 9-7; Sat. 9-4 Monday IN OUR 162ND YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY STAFF REPORT See FLSA- Page 2A See SON- Page 2A $1 Pictured (L to R) lighting candles in memory of murder victim Adalin Stamper, 2, are: Josie Ryan, assistant club manager, American Legion Post 49; Jason Collins, Adalin's father; Arabella Stamper, Adalin's sister; and Katie Stamper, Adalin's mother. Photo by Michael Anderson TIMES-UNION BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com Two Etna Green residents were in hurt in a crash in Mentone Sunday afternoon. Marcella Phillips, 72, Tippecanoe, was driving a car westbound on Ind.19 near the intersection of CR 100S when she ran a stop sign and struck a pickup, causing it to roll over and come to rest against a fence at Long Family Farm, according to a report from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department. The truck was driv- en by Travis Scott, 29, West Railroad Street, Etna Green. Scott reported suffering an injury to his shoulder. Tracie Scott, 34, same address, a passenger in Travis Scott's truck, complained of a head injury. Damage was estimat- ed at $10,000 to $25,000. Photos by Gary Nieter TIMES-UNION Sunday Crash More Than 100 Attend Vigil For Adalin Stamper BY MICHAEL ANDERSON TIMES-UNION Staff Writer manderson@timesuniononline.com City, Library Likely To Keep FLSA Rule Changes, Despite Court Ruling Former Warsaw Woman Accused Of Intentionally Infecting Son In Hospital Tiffany Alberts in a Marion County booking photo.

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