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We Care Park, a Kokomo tradition, glows for the first time this holiday season

Ember Pelgen, 3, looks up at the lights after she flipped the switch to turn them on during the annual lighting of We Care Park on Thanksgiving night, November 23, 2017. Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo TribuneKelly Lafferty Gerber With the flip of a switch, more than 1 million lights illuminated We C

KOKOMO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 01:16:00

Police: One person shot early Thanksgiving day

An official from the Kokomo Police Department confirmed a shooting took place early Thanksgiving day. One person has been injured, according to Kokomo Maj. Brian Seldon. The shooting took place in the 2800 block of Amberwood Place. "As of this time, no one is in custody," Seldon wrote in a message

KOKOMO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 21:57:00

Opioid summit results in plan to fight drug issue

Kokomo and Howard County don't differ greatly from the rest of the Midwest in suffering the damage of the opioid epidemic, but local officials are working to make sure it's different in that the problem is tackled head on. As a follow-up to the opioid summit held in mid-September, Commissioner Paul

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2017-11-24 11:00:00

The Red Zone podcast: Mailbag on Minnesota game, early look at Big Ten Championship, Jim Leonhard's future

State Journal beat writer Jason Galloway answers your mailbag questions leading up to UW's game at Minnesota. Topics include the Badgers' chances to win next week's Big Ten Championship game, the health of their defensive line and how long Jim Leonhard may stay in Madison. To hear more Badgers footb

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2017-11-24 14:15:00

Mayor encourages shoppers to shop Small Business Saturday

The City of Kokomo and 100 local businesses are urging residents to "Shop Small" on Nov. 25, for Small Business Saturday. Mayor Greg Goodnight offered a proclamation, declaring Nov. 25 "Small Business Saturday" in Kokomo. Small Business Saturday takes place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, betwee

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2017-11-24 15:00:00

Seen and heard on Paradise Island: On Thanksgiving Day in Bahamas, Wildcats missing Rawle Alkins' impact

The No. 2 Wildcats spent Thanksgiving Day in the Bahamas, losing for the second straight night and this time to Southern Methodist. Here's how turkey day unfolded on Paradise Island. By Bruce Pascoe / Arizona Daily Star After Arizona lost to NC State on Wednesday, the school chose seniors Parker Jac

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2017-11-24 06:30:00

FTC halts abusive debt collection operation

You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors. Under federal law, they can't use abusive, deceptive or unfair practices to collect from you. But not all debt collectors play by the rules. In fact, at the FTC's request, a federal court recently halted operations and froze the assets of a

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2017-11-23 23:00:00

Joss Whedon set to direct Batgirl

Joss Whedon is still attached to direct 'Batgirl' despite 'Justice League' being panned by critics. Rumors had suggested that the 53-year-old filmmaker was set to be dumped as the movie's director following the failure of the much-hyped superhero movie, which he co-wrote and managed its directorial

KOKOMO PERSPECTIVE - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Cedartown Man Arrested in Rome for Shooting a Gun at Woman While Drunk

Clayton Fugate, 43 of Cedartown, was arrested this week after he allegedly pointed a gun at a 36 year-old woman and fired it inside a home on Blacks Bluff Road Reports said that Fugate was also under the influence of alcohol at the time of the assault. Police added that Fugate was also a convicted f

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 16:46:17

Polk woman charged with felony forgery

A woman who tried to pay for a beverage with a counterfeit $20 bill was arrested on a felony forgery charge. According to Floyd County Jail records: Shea Renee Spinks, 33, of 240 Wimberly Hill Road, Cedartown, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging her with felony forgery in the first degree. Sp


Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, age 80, of Silver Creek,

Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Ozment was born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 16, 1937, daughter of the late Joseph William Baker and the late Myrtis Nan Neal Baker. She was also preceded in death by her hu

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 18:47:13

Weinstein aftermath: All the men accused of sexual misconduct

Harvey Weinstein stands accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment and assault. Since the initial allegations of sexual abuse by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced on Oct. 5, women have been stepping forward to publicly share their stories of sexual misconduct. Although many of the ac

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-23 00:13:00

Memories of eating turkey in the desert

The mess hall at an Army base in Kuwait isn't exactly the prime setting for a feast. But for Maj. Chris Parker, it provided the backdrop for a unique Thanksgiving Day experience, because how many people can really say they've eaten turkey with an Australian in the desert. Parker, who also teaches En

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 01:00:00

Love Feast fills void of family lost

As she dabbed tears from her eyes with a tissue, Martha Quick looked out at those filling the Rome Civic Center Thursday afternoon for the Love Feast and said, "It's like being around family." Quick doesn't have much of her own family left anymore. Her two siblings live out of town and she lost her

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 02:00:00

Man Found with Drugs After Stopped for 2nd Time in a Day DUI

Amos Andrew Gibson, 28 of Rome, was arrested after police said they pulled him over for driving 45 mph in a 35 zone on Calhoun Avenue and found him to be in possession of drugs. Reports said that Gibson stopped in the middle of the road during the traffic stop, which prevented the flow of traffic. T

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 17:03:58

Applause for RLT's 'Of Mice and Men'

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the RLT production of "Of Mice and Men" last weekend. It is a difficult piece with many deep and important issues and lessons. It could be done weakly and superficially, but under the superb direction of Virginia (McChesney), and with a truly talente

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 06:00:00

2 injured in deer-vehicle crash

BOONVILLE - Two people were injured after their vehicle struck a deer Thursday, the Oneida County Sheriff's Office said. Jennifer Rothrock, 47, of Boonville, was driving south on State Route 46 when a deer entered the roadway, deputies said. Rothrock was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, offic

OBSERVER-DISPATCH - 2017-11-24 12:54:04

Utica traffic stop leads to cocaine charge for Oneida man

UTICA - An Oneida man is facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in Utica allegedly led to the discovery of cocaine, according to New York State Police. Around 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, troopers stopped a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Christopher Kinney of Oneida during a DWI sobriety checkp

WKTV - 2017-11-24 18:01:00

Whitesboro Hunter's Head Grazed by Bullet

A Whitesboro hunter is lucky to be alive after his head was grazed by a stray bullet on Thanksgiving. Authorities say two men were hunting at around 9:30 Thanksgiving morning in an area known as the flats in Whitestown, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. When a deer ran between the pa

WIBX950.COM - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Oneida Nation opens liquor store near Yellow Brick Road Casino

The Oneida Nation is opening a new 17,000-square-foot liquor store next to the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. Monday will be the grand opening for the Tin Woodsman's Flask, which features more than 100,000 bottles of wine and spirits, the nation said in a news release. The store is in Emer

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-11-24 13:00:33