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Elkhart man charged with transportation and possession of child pornography
SOUTH BEND — An Elkhart man has been charged in federal court with transportation and possession of child pornography. Steven Perry, 54, was charged Thursday in the Northern Indiana District of U.S. Court.
Teen planned to commit violence at Indiana school, but police say tipster helped them stop him
(CNN)A teenager was en route to an Indiana middle school Thursday to commit an act of violence, but police were able to stop him after receiving a tip, state police said. The 14-year-old exchanged gunfire with police at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond before killing himself, Indiana State Pol
Elkhart Police Department issues statement in the wake of Chief’s resignation
The Elkhart Police Department has issued a statement in the wake of the resignation of Chief Ed Windbigler:. In regards to the resignation of Chief Windbigler, Chief (Todd) Thayer will continue to be the interim Chief for the Department. Until a replacement is named as chief, the Elkhart Police Depa
El Niño is probably coming back this winter. Here's what it means for Indiana weather.
The weather in Indiana leading up to the official start of winter has see-sawed between traffic-snarling ice storms and brief bursts of warmth that have Hoosiers reaching for their jogging shoes.
Sister of man killed by 2 officers filing wrongful death lawsuit against Elkhart police
There are more problems for the embattled Elkhart Police Department. The sister of a man fatally shot by two officers is filing a new wrongful death lawsuit after the case was dismissed.
Mishawaka High School student Breana Rouhselang remembered for dedication to sports and compassionate nature
MISHAWAKA — A white candle sat inside a pink iridescent glass holder on a small table covered in a white cloth. As a girl sang "You Raise Me Up," Melissa Wallace walked up and lit the candle in remembrance of her daughter, 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang, the Mishawaka High School junior found stabbed
Elkhart receives $16M to build railroad overpass at Hively Avenue
The city of Elkhart has received nearly $16 million from the Indiana Department of Transportation's Local Trax Program to construct a railroad overpass at Hively Avenue. The overpass will reduce travel time and improve safety for drivers.
Elkhart woman sentenced for armed robbery
GOSHEN — An Elkhart woman convicted of robbing a former classmate at gunpoint was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday. Mitzy Romero, 18, was convicted of armed robbery, a Level 3 felony, at the end of a three-day jury trial in early November.
Guidance Ministries host gift-giving program
ELKHART — Guidance Ministries will host sign-ups for its Christmas Outreach Program this week. Families who have missed the deadline or have children who have aged out of the Toys for Tots program up to age 17 are welcome to apply.
Driver swerves to miss animal, strikes tree
GOSHEN — An 18-year-old Elkhart woman was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital with injuries Wednesday after the car she was riding in slammed into a tree. Javona Emerson suffered a possible fractured pelvis in the crash, according to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.
Driver of car that killed three given 10-year prison sentence; wife gets two years
GOSHEN — A Mishawaka man faces a decade in prison, and his wife will do jail time, for their roles in killing two children and a man in a hit-and-run crash in Elkhart and then trying to cover up the evidence.
Concord school officials clarify incident at high school
DUNLAP — Concord School officials are refuting claims that a disruption at the high school Tuesday was thought to be gang related because of the colors some students involved were wearing.
16-year-old charged with killing girl, baby because she ‘waited too long’ to get abortion
MISHAWAKA, Indiana, December 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Sixteen-year-old Aaron Trejo has been charged with murder and feticide after reportedly confessing to killing seventeen-year-old Breana Rouhselang because she didn’t tell him she was pregnant until it was too late for her to get an abortion.
Passenger injured in three-vehicle crash
A Topeka man was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Middlebury Tuesday. Ervin Miller was a passenger in an SUV driven by Jeremy Hochstetler, Topeka, when the SUV rear-ended a car driven by Elmer Lambright, Shipshewana. Lambright stopped abruptly for traffic on Ind. 13 around noon, Elkhart County
Indiana high school football player Aaron Trejo confesses to killing pregnant cheerleader Breana Rouhselang, affidavit says
MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player confessed to fatally stabbing a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to get an abortion, according to court papers.
Concord High School disruption could be gang related
ELKHART, Ind. – Administrators say vulgar language disrupted the learning environment at Concord High School before the morning bell on Tuesday morning. The school explains threatening and intimidating words toward a high school administrator caused Concord Community School Police officers to step i
City, police named in 2016 death civil suit
ELKHART — The sister of a man shot and killed by Elkhart police two years ago alleges in a new lawsuit that department leaders interferred with an independent investigation of the incident.
POLICE NEWS: Man suspected of tossing drugs during pursuit
A New Paris man was arrested following a police pursuit, during which he allegedly ditched drugs, Monday night. Elkhart County police said Stephen Hayes Jr., 29, fled during a traffic stop on C.R. 17 near C.R. 42, around 7:20 p.m. Monday. The chase wound through the county into Goshen until Hayes’ v
Elkhart police chief fired for lack of officer discipline
ELKHART, Ind. (ADAMS) – A northern Indiana police chief is out of a job after he didn’t take his officers’ discipline seriously. Chief Ed Windbigler on Monday said that Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese asked him to resign.
Lights burn with hope for walks in Elkhart, South Bend and Three Rivers
The darkness helps us to see 400,000 colored lights flick on for the “Winter Wonderland” display at Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, reflecting off of the frozen pond.