A female reported to be unconscious and allegedly using intoxicants and cocaine turned violent after a Hammond police officer responded to 1110 Broadway St. in Hammond March 23. Patient-turned-suspect Jessica A. King, 38, Hudson, is facing charges of battery to law enforcement officer, two counts of battery to emergency rescue worker and resisting an officer. If convicted, she could face up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines for each felony count.
A mistake was made at the middle school last week with the showing of a politically-slanted video (Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s I Pledge Video) to all students during “Peace One Day.” Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten would not talk about who authorized the video, but said the district made a mistake. In fact, she said “we are accepting responsibility and taking this very seriously.” An apology letter was quickly posted on the school’s website, penned by middle school Principal Dan Koch. Other media sources claim the video was essentially selected by a small group of teachers.