This and that: The meaningful Old Oaken Bucket edition
Good morning, Nebraska, who just made this Old Oaken Bucket Saturday that much more interesting. Plus, Carroll County prosecutor's comments on the Delphi murder case. And it's Shop Small Saturday
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This and that on an Old Oaken Bucket Saturday, after a late-night Purdue-Gonzaga game that spilled past midnight ...
SPEAKING OF THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET …: Well, hello, Nebraska. Where have you been all season? With the Cornhuskers taking out Iowa Friday in Iowa City, the Big Ten West and a Big Ten Championship game berth is Purdue’s with a win over Indiana in today’s game in Bloomington. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. on BTN and WAZY. What’s your prediction?
AS THEY WAIT IN DELPHI: After defense attorneys for Richard Allen, a Delphi man charged with two counts of murder in the 2017 deaths of Abby Williams and Libby German, this week questioned whether investigators had a case against their client, Carroll County Prosecutor Nick McLeland went on the defensive himself Wednesday.
McLeland, still arguing to continue sealing details in charging documents against Allen, issued the following statement, seemingly in response to questions that surfaced outside a Carroll Circuit Court hearing Tuesday:
“The Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office appreciates the judge hearing our arguments yesterday morning and looks forward to hearing her ruling. As I stated in court yesterday, we strongly believe the evidence shows Richard Allen was involved in the murder of Libby and Abby. Because the investigation is ongoing and given the intense public interest in this case, we think it would be best if the documents remain sealed. Regardless of the ruling, we believe we have a very solid case against Mr. Allen and look forward to making our argument in trial.”
As of Friday, Judge Fran Gull, an Allen Superior Court judge assigned to the case, had not ruled on whether to unseal the probable cause affidavit that goes with Allen’s charges.
For more, here’s coverage from Tuesday in Delphi: “Delphi murders: ‘Reason to believe’ Richard Allen didn’t act alone, prosecutor says.”
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY: Downtown Lafayette will go all in Saturday for Shop Small promotions, focused on independent shops, restaurants and bars lining Main Street and surrounding blocks. A Shop Small Party, running from 4-8 p.m., will feature comments from Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski at Riehle Plaza to kick off the event, selfies with Santa throughout downtown, a tree lighting at Riehle Plaza at 8 p.m. For a list of specials, including drawings for gift card baskets throughout the night, here’s your link.
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