Wolcottville has boil notice

January 15, 2019

Wolcottville residents are being told to boil their water after a large weekend fire sent water pressure plunging.

The fire Saturday afternoon destroyed MC Surplus in downtown Wolcottville.

Utilities Superintendent Darin Garrett  said the town normally pumps 80,000 to 100,000 gallons of water per day, but it pumped more than 220,000 gallons Saturday.

Garrett says Wolcottville didn’t run out of water, but the pressure dropped so low it seemed that way. He says that when the pressure gets that low, the town issues a boil water notice as a precaution.

He says the town is sending two water samples to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and hopes to learn Wednesday if it can lift the boil order.

Local man held in NY road rage case

A Fort Wayne man has been accused of pointing a gun at a vehicle while driving on the New York State Thruway.

Chad A. Rickard, 30, was arrested Friday on charges of felony criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor menacing.

Police said Rickard was in a road rage incident Friday on the highway in central New York where he is accused of pointing a semi-automatic handgun at the driver of another vehicle.

Rickard was taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center in Syracuse.

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