A multiple-vehicle accident on U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County has claimed the lives of two local teenage girls. It happened yesterday on U.S. 30 Eastbound, according to the website InkFreeNews.com. Continue reading
Friday’s deaths of a Monterey couple in their home have been ruled a murder-suicide. Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer says Clifford Foster, 53, shot his wife, Lynn, age 52, in the head with a pistol before turning a shotgun on himself.
Independence Day is less than a month away, and the Indiana State Fire Marshal is reminding Hoosiers about safe and legal ways to purchase fireworks. Continue reading
An Ohio woman’s lead foot landed her in the Marshall County Jail early Wednesday morning after a county patrolman reportedly witnessed her driving nearly double the posted speed limit. Continue reading
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle injury crash. It happened Wednesday just before 5 p.m. in the area of Lincoln Highway and U.S. 30, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading
Members of the Monterey Fire Department are teaming up with the American Red Cross to ensure members of their community stay safe in the event of a house fire. They will be doing a door-to-door canvassing campaign on Sunday, June 11 starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Continue reading
Indiana posted its third-highest spring turkey harvest on record in 2017. DNR officials say hunters statewide harvested more than 13,000 wild turkeys. That’s an increase of 7-percent from the 12,081 turkeys taken last spring. Continue reading
Now that summer appears to be here to stay, NIPSCO officials remind customers to prepare for possible severe weather.
Get a storm preparedness kit together before inclement weather strikes. It should include essential medicines, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, a fully-charged cell phone, portable radio and extra batteries. Make prior arrangements for a backup power supply if someone in your family requires life support equipment. Continue reading
June is Men’s Health Month. State health officials say many conditions that disproportionately affect men can be avoided with healthy lifestyle choices and regular medical care. Continue reading
Indiana anglers can catch fish for free this weekend. State residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish in the state’s public waters today or tomorrow as part of the DNR’s Free Fishing Weekend. Continue reading
If your summer plans include a trip to the Indiana State Fair, you may want to schedule it around the free nightly concerts. Fair officials have announced the first five of 17 shows that will be part of the Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage headline entertainment during the fair, which runs Aug. 4-20, 2017. Shows are free with paid admission to the Indiana State Fair. Continue reading
Marshall County’s April unemployment rate of 2.3 percent is well below the state’s figure for the same time period, according to data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. That represents a full percentage drop from March of 2017. Continue reading
A bill sponsored by Indiana’s two Senators aims to improve the quality of life for police officers. The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act passed the United States Senate unanimously last week. It was spearheaded by Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly. Continue reading
The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the sentence of the Plymouth man accused of beating his girlfriend’s toddler to death with a hairbrush after she wet the bed in their motel room. Shane Weedling received the maximum 65-year sentence for murder in connection with Serenity Wilson’s 25-year death after pleading guilty. His sentence was left to the discretion of Marshall Superior Court Judge Robert O. Bowen. Continue reading
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is the co-sponsor of a bipartisan suicide prevention bill. It looks especially at veterans and young people. Continue reading
Hoosiers are urged to protect themselves against ticks when taking part in outdoor activities. The small, insect-like creatures are found in grassy, wooded areas throughout the state. Ticks tend to be most active during the late spring and early summer.
State health officials warn they can transmit a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Last year more than 200 cases of tick-borne illness were reported in Indiana. Continue reading
Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly is pleased with the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate alleged ties between President Trump’s campaign and the Russians. During an interview on WKVI’s “Grossman in the Morning” Thursday, Donnelly said it’s important to find out what the facts are. Continue reading
Crop farmers are keeping an eye on the sky this week as they attempt to finish planting. The Indiana Farm Bureau estimates half of corn and soybean crops have been planted statewide. President Randy Kron says weather was ideal for most of April, but heavy rains at the end of the month, followed by cooler temperatures halted them in their tracks. Continue reading
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award. It honors senior citizens for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities and is considered one of highest honors the state gives. Continue reading
State officials from several agencies are warning of an extremely potent and potentially deadly mix of heroin that has made its way into Indiana.
It’s known as Gray Death and is a mixture of heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil and other synthetic opioids. At least one person has overdosed in central Indiana this week. Continue reading