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New Castle mayor resigns

New Castle Mayor Bobby King resigned as the city’s highest public official at Monday’s Sept. 9 regular city commission meeting due to injuries suffered in a fall.

King’s sudden departure was announced officially at the meeting, with King reading from a previously released statement.

The mayor is on prescription medication and in severe pain, calling into question his decision-making ability, he said.

Although King wanted to resign effective immediately, the change cannot take place that quickly.