Warsaw Times Union 12 31 2016 E Edition Page 1A

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Butler athletic director Barry Collier has dealt with plenty of turbulence during his bas ketball career. It was nothing like Thursday night's flight home from New York. Collier said the lights on the plane went out about 40 minutes into the flight, oxy gen masks deployed, tears flowed and text messages started being sent as the Bulldogs descended from 35,000 feet to 10,000 feet before an unscheduled land ing in Pittsburgh. In Collier's opinion, it was eventful and unusual but not terrifying. "It felt a lot like a normal descent for a landing, it was n't dramatically different - other than the cabin was dark," Collier told The Associated Press on Friday as the Bulldogs took a bus home. "After about five or 10 minutes, the lights came back on." The charter plane was fly ing from LaGuardia Airport to Indianapolis after Thursday's 76 73 loss to St. John's. Collier said the Bulldogs still haven't gotten an explanation about what happened. Earlier in the day, coach Chris Holtmann told ESPN the plane became "really cold" and after the oxygen masks dropped down, a flight The news cycle is never ending, with some stories headlining for more than a year. While some of the top sto ries of 2016 are carry overs from 2015, some will contin ue to make news in 2017. An example is the No. 1 story of 2016: 1. A grand jury convened in Kosciusko County and indicted three people in February, including Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine. The 10 counts against Rovenstine include a level C felony count of bribery; two counts of level 5 felony bribery; intimidation, a level 6 felony; assisting a criminal, a level 6 felony; and five counts of official misconduct, one a D felony and four level 6 felonies. Also indicted were Grace College professor Mark H. Soto and Kevin L. Bronson, the former owner of a mar tial arts business in Warsaw. The six counts against Soto include three charges of cor rupt business influence, class C and Level 5 felonies; and three counts of intimidation, class D felonies. The 10 counts against Bronson are three charges of corrupt business influence, class C and Level 5 felonies; intimi dation, a class D and level 6 felony; three charges of intimidation, class D felonies; intimidation, a level 5 felony; intimidation, a class D felony; and intimidation, a class D and level 6 felony. The orders to issue arrest warrants for Rovenstine, Soto and Bronson were filed Feb. 29. Bail for Rovenstine and Soto was fixed at $10,000 surety each and Bronson's at $50,000. Rovenstine will get a jury of Kosciusko County resi dents, as decided by a judge Nov. 9. On Nov. 4, Special Judge Evan Roberts held a test jury in court to deter mine whether an impartial jury could be found within the county. Special Prosecutor Nelson Chipman asked Roberts to consider calling a jury from outside the county to ensure a fair trial. The test jury was held in response to Chipman asking the judge to reconsider an earlier denial for a change of venue. On Nov. 9, Roberts denied Chipman's motion, confirming his earlier ruling. Rovenstine's trial is scheduled for February 2017. In late November, court documents indicated Chipman was close to a plea deal with Bronson. Soto's jury trial was scheduled to begin Dec. 15 in Elkhart County, but was rescheduled. 2. In February 2015, Joshua Knisley, 19, and his girlfriend, Tara Thornburg, 23, were murdered in Thornburg's Syracuse home. The trials of the men accused in the murders took place in October of 2016. Brandon Woody and Kyle DeHart were convicted of murder Oct. 7 and sentenced to 120 and 110 years in prison, respectively. A third man, Thomas Hursey, pleaded guilty Dec. 14 to robbery charges in con nection with the double mur der. Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed took the plea agreement under advisement, and set a hear ing date for 9:45 a.m. Jan. 26. 3. The murder of a 2 year old girl shocked, sad dened and angered many in the Warsaw community and beyond. Police arrested Christopher Grimmett, 29, of 53 EMS C17 Lane, Warsaw, Nov. 11 and charged him with the murder of Adalin S. Stamper, 2. Shortly after 5 a.m. that morning, police found Stamper's body buried in a shallow grave in the back yard of 1835 Sue Ave., on Warsaw's west side. Grimmett told police he beat her to death with his hands, according to a proba ble cause affidavit from the Kosciusko County Prosecutor's Office. More than 100 people attended a candlelight vigil Nov. 26 at Center Lake Park. Stamper died from multi Today: High 39 Low 23 Mostly cloudy. Sunday: High 38 Low 32 Mostly sunny. TIMES UNION December 31, 2016 & January 1, 2017 WARSAW, IN - $1.50 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 311 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Nation Coast Guard suspends search for miss- ing plane. Page 8B Business Investor calls 2017 'great un- known' for markets. Page 6D Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Sports Mangas joins 1,000-point club at Hall of Fame Classic. Page 1B TIMES UNION $1.00 8 2 32320 00002 www.BrianPetersonGroup.com 574-268-1899 2000 E. CENTER ST., WARSAW Fab Holsclaw Jan Orban Weekender IN OUR 162ND YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY The See PLANE- Page 2A See STORIES- Page 2A $1.50 "The Bachelor" Ben Higgins (L) is pictured with Mayor Joe Thallemer during filming of an episode for the ABC reality show, which premiered Jan. 4, 2016. Higgins and the woman he chose on "The Bachelor," Lauren Bushnell, also premiered their new reality show in October. Photo by David Slone, TIMES-UNION BY DAVID SLONE TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dslone@timesuniononline.com An investigation into child molestation has led to the discovery of what police describe as thousands of images of child pornography on a suspect's phone, according to Warsaw police. As a result, Andrew Steven Finch, 31, of 318 S. Lake St., Warsaw, is facing two charges of child molestation, one charge of child solicitation, one charge of child exploitation and one charge of posses sion of child pornography. The investigation began when police were called to a Warsaw residence Dec. 24 to investigate a report of child molestation and then obtained a search warrant for Finch's phone, Detective Lt. Paul Heaton said. Heaton said they found thousands of nude images of boys 10 to 13 years old on the phone. Police believe some of the photos include two local victims and believe there may be more, Heaton said. Finch was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of child pornog raphy. Police added the other charges late Friday after noon. The case remains under investigation, Heaton said. Finch is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail. Initial bond was set at $5,250. As has been the case for more than two decades, Fast Cab taxi service in Warsaw will be available tonight for partiers who have had too much to drink. Revelers can get a free ride from Fast Cab to and from participating sponsors. The free service will be available from 6 p.m. until the bars close. Company owner Dave Cesaretti expects a big crowd in part because it's a Saturday night and - as he points out - the night will include a full moon. "It's going to be crazy," Cesaretti said. "If you're a heavy drinker, have a name tag with your address on it so we can get you home safely." The company, which started 30 years ago, will have 20 people on hand, using a fleet of vehicles to assist with what is expected to be a high demand, Cesaretti said. Companies sponsoring free rides include Service Liquor, American Legion, VFW, Susi's Sandbar, Rex's Rendezvous, Time Out Inn, The Downtown Bar, Moose Lodge, Holiday Bowl and Handy Spot Liquors. Fast Cab is also taking reservations throughout the night. The phone num ber is 574 269 222. "We will pick you up and we will get you home," Cesaretti said. Impact Of Year's Top Stories Won't End In 2016 Andrew Finch Warsaw Man Faces Multiple Counts In Molestation, Child Porn BY MICHAEL ANDERSON TIMES-UNION Staff Writer manderson@timesuniononline.com Fast Cab Offers Rides For Revelers BY DAN SPALDING TIMES-UNION Staff Writer dspalding@timesuniononline.com Butler Team Plane Loses Pressure

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