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Shoes thrown into Kokomo alley, shootout ensues

A pair of shoes thrown into a Kokomo alley prompted a daytime, weekend gunfight and the arrest of a 17-year-old for attempted murder, say police. Around 2 p.m. Sunday, Kokomo Police officers responded to the 700 block of South Bell Street following gunshots heard in the area; multiple officers were


How social media devastated two local restaurants

It may only take seconds to click post, but in the internet age, social media posts can almost instantly devastate restaurants that have existed for decades in the community. That’s what two business owners have learned in recent months, falling victim to social media posts that cost them thousands


Worker Dies After Accident At Plant In Northeastern Indiana

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after being accidentally crushed at a plant in northeastern Indiana. Whitley County Coroner Randy Dellinger said Monday that 55-year-old Kevin Sieber died of crush injuries at the Steel Dynamics Inc. facility in Columbia City.


Sheriff postulates inmates took advantage of shift change for suicides

After two suicides at the Howard County jail this month, details emerged about how these incidents may have occurred and potential changes the sheriff is considering. The separate suicides occurred just under two weeks apart, although the inmates didn’t die immediately. Releases from the Howard Coun


Did You Know That Doing This In A Parking Lot Is Illegal In Indiana?

I would be willing to bet that all of us have broken this Indiana law at least once.However, we probably had no idea that it was technically illegal. Let's say that you are in the Target parking lot with a lot of empty parking spaces, like this:


Kokomo man sentenced to 8 years in arson case

A Kokomo man arrested in connection with a Jan. 2018 fire that destroyed an east side Logansport residence was sentenced in Cass Superior Court 2 on Monday to eight years in the Indiana Department of Correction. Four of those years were suspended to probation.


Man found dead after apartment fire in Indiana

RICHMOND, Ind. (WDTN) – An Indiana man was found dead last night after a fire at an apartment building in Richmond. The Ricmond Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Genesis Apartments located at 958 South 23rd Street around 10:50 p.m. on March 25.


Olde Thyme Mercantile steps back in time

Visitors shuffling into Olde Thyme Mercantile’s grand opening over the weekend walked through the front door and stepped right into the past. Greeted immediately by bins of old-fashioned candy and displays of nostalgic toys including tops and model train sets nearby, that’s exactly the vibe owners M


Woman sentenced to 95 years in gruesome SE Indiana double murder

AURORA, Ind. — A woman was sentenced to 95 years in prison for her part in a grisly double murder in January 2018. Margie Thompson, 48, will be 119 years old when she is first eligible for parole.


Monticello man charged with multiple molestations

DELPHI — A rural Monticello man is currently lodged in the Carroll County Jail on multiple counts of child molestation. Kenneth Alan Neff, 64, is charged with five counts of Level 1 child molestation, according to Carroll County Prosecutor Nick McLeland.


Indiana Cop Charged With Bribery, Theft in Salvage Car Inspection Scheme

A Lake County, Indiana, sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on bribery and theft charges for allegedly falsifying vehicle inspection reports. Deputy Louis Vasquez, 38, is charged with one felony count each of bribery, official misconduct, theft and perjury, according to a criminal complaint filed in


Logan teen discusses managing own business

Is the outside of your house in need of some painting TLC this summer? Could your deck or vinyl siding stand a little power washing? Well, one Logansport teen believes she has a fix for that.


Carroll County is getting a new jail after ongoing overcrowding issue

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) —Carroll County leaders decided on a permanent solution to fix their overcrowded jail issue. The county is building a new jail. The current Carroll County jail has a maximum of 34 beds. Right now, it's housing 42 inmates.


Investigators seek more info on man accused of child molesting

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Carroll County investigators are asking anyone with information on a man charged with child molestation to come forward. Kenneth Neff of Monticello is in the Carroll County Jail, facing five felony charges of child molesting with victims as young as eight years old.


Motorist drives into pond after suffering from apparent medical issue

CASS COUNTY, Ind. – Cass County deputies say a motorist drove into a pond after suffering from an unknown medical issue Tuesday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m., deputies responded to a crash with injuries on M40 north of Bair Lake Street.


Police issue Silver Alert for 15-year-old boy missing from Fort Wayne

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. – Police issued a statewide Silver Alert for a 15-year-old boy missing from Fort Wayne. Kyle Nayhzieare Kelly is 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing glasses, a black jacket with lime green stripes down the side, blue jeans and


Goodnight announces bike share program, trolley expansion in SOTC

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, in his final State of the City address, highlighted on Monday what he called the facts of his administration’s accomplishments, while also announcing upcoming initiatives aimed at public transportation and the city’s trail system.


Kokomo VA clinic closes less than a year after opening

The part-time Veterans Affairs clinic in Kokomo has closed less than a year after opening, and local officials say they were blindsided by the decision by VA administrators. The VA outpatient facility opened in February 2018 inside the current city-county clinic at 620 N. Bell St. and was open two d


John and Jan Adler support Ivy Tech campus transformation

KOKOMO – In his six years as a member of the board of trustees of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region, John Adler became a regular in the Executive Board Room in the Main Building at 1815 E. Morgan St. When he learned the room would be included in the transformation of the Kokomo Campus, he and wife Jan knew w


Teachers Press For Solutions To Better Pay As Many Question Their Future In The Classroom

Widespread protests in several states have brought teacher pay and school funding into the spotlight, and this year, Indiana educators have pressed for statewide action on the same issues.