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Headlines for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Fairfield Mayor Charles Griswold is looking for a way to restore Lakeside Park Lake.  The mayor is working with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Fairfield Park District and the city’s engineer to develop a plan to restore the lake as a way to alleviate flooding downstream.

The Fairfield City Council has authorized the city attorney to begin the legal process to demolish a dilapidated house at 1007 Bryan Street in Fairfield. The city must go through the courts to have the house condemned before it can be demolished.

The Fairfield City Council Tuesday night voted to make a $1,000 donation to the Dr. Dennis Scranton Memorial Cancer Fund.  The fund helps cancer patients with non-medical expenses related to their illness, including transportation, meals and lodging related to their cancer treatment.

Haier Plumbing has been granted a $50,000 change order and an extension of time to complete the raw water intake facility at the Little Wabash River. Mayor Charles Griswold objected to the request, but found no way to avoid the payment.  Because Haier Plumbing is behind on their project, Curry Construction was granted another time extension to complete the water treatment plant east of town.

It will be at least a week before the judge will decide on the admissibility of statements double-murder suspect Danny K. Coston made to police in the hours after being picked up for questioning about the slaying last summer of a young White County couple.  Following a day-long motion to suppress hearing Tuesday, Judge Thomas Foster said he would rule on the motion to suppress in about a week.  Coston is set to stand trial August 20 for the August, 2012 slaying of Jessi Evans, 17 of Norris City and Jacob Wheeler, 22 of Centerville.

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