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Leaders of Kokomo-based drug ring face charges for planned killing
The leaders of a drug ring that brought illicit substances from Georgia to Kokomo and planned, unsuccessfully, to kill a person at the hands of two hit men are facing additional, severe charges in federal court.Six defendants, in a third superseding indictment, were hit Tuesday with charges that ran
Kokomo seeing success with home building program
KOKOMO, Ind. – A lack of housing is a problem that many central Indiana communities are facing, and the City of Kokomo is no exception. There are many vacant lots across town that the city is hoping to utilize.
Woman faces murder, involuntary manslaughter charges after 3 deaths in crash
WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) -- A Sheridan woman faces two murder charges and an involuntary manslaughter charge after her car struck another, killing two people in the other car and leading to the death of her unborn child, court documents show.
Kokomo Chrysler workers press for strike action
It has been two months since workers at Fiat Chrysler’s transmission plants in Kokomo and Tipton, Indiana, voted by 99.9 percent to authorize the United Auto Workers to call a strike to settle an estimated 200 unresolved local grievances, including health and safety issues and the abuse of temporary
Marion man who molested 10-year-old, left her pregnant sentenced to over 100 years in prison
During the trial, the victim in the case testified that Thrash molested her at least 15 times, leaving her pregnant at age 10. Prosecutors say the girl gave birth to a boy in September 2017 at age 11.
Police make historic meth bust in Wabash County
When the officer relayed the information she had gotten from the man, identified as Richard A. Farmer, 41, another officer recognized Farmer's name and believed he had an invalid driver's license.
Pedestrian died from multiple blunt force injuries
ANDERSON — The 28-year-old woman stuck by a truck Thursday night died of multiple blunt force traumatic injuries.Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay said Friday that Amy Dawn Robertson died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to the head, neck, chest, pelvis and lower extremities.Dunnic
UPDATE: Power restored after massive outage hits Kokomo
According to Duke Energy’s power-outage map, electricity was knocked out at 4:18 p.m. Most areas were projected to have power restored by 6:30 p.m., according to the map, but power was fully restored earlier at 5:30 p.m.
UPDATED: Police chase through Kokomo ends in fatality
Then, shortly after noon, police were seen chasing a black Honda Civic with Tippecanoe County plates. The chase, which left Kokomo police officers and Howard County sheriff’s deputies racing down city streets, ultimately ended near Faith Baptist Church, 600 S. Dixon Road, in a collision with another
15-year-old killed in Kokomo crash after leading police on high-speed chase
According toour partners at the Kokomo Tribune, police in Kokomo were notified by officers in Battle Ground in Tippecanoe County about a stolen Honda Civic. Police were warned the suspect may be armed and dangerous and headed toward Kokomo "to possibly do harm to an individual," Kokomo Police said i
Kokomo man appeals case to State Supreme Court
Indiana Supreme Court justices Steven David, Robert Rucker, Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Mark Massa and Geoffrey Slaughter listen to arguments in April 2017. Rucker, following his retirement later that year, was replaced by Justice Christopher Goff. Tim Bath | Kokomo TribuneTim Bath
Large power outage at Kokomo, points south
KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) — More than 12,000 customers of Duke Energy were expected to be without power through 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an online outage map.
Kentucky Women to Face Indiana’s Best in First 2018-19 Competition
The University of Kentucky women’s swimming and diving team has released its 2018-19 schedule, which includes three intra-conference clashes and several other match-ups with power teams.Asia Seidt,Ali Galyer, andGeena Freriksare three upperclassmen leading the charge for UK.
Indiana man, 34, who impregnated 10-year-old girl, gets over 100 years in prison
Nicholas Deon Thrash, 34, was sentenced to over 100 years in prison after being found guilty of molesting a 10-year-old girl multiple times. (Grant County Jail)An Indiana man found guilty of molesting a 10-year-old girl multiple times, which led to her becoming pregnant, was sentenced Thursday to m
Police: "Multiple victims" in Maryland shooting
PERRYMAN, Md. --Authorities are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland, just south of Aberdeen,CBS Baltimore reports.
Second car thief gets probation
The second of three people charged with stealing a car found in Whitestown pleaded guilty this month and was sentenced to a year on probation.Driver Jessica Hottenstine, 30, and passengers Brandon Gammons, 22, and Cameron Britain, 26, all of Indianapolis, found themselves in the Boone County Jail af
Kokomo school cancels class Tuesday after threat made against student
KOKOMO, Ind. -- School was canceled at a Kokomo school Tuesday after a student was threatened, an official said.
High visibility enforcement, sobriety checkpoint planned for Kokomo area
The purpose of sobriety checkpoints is to remove impaired drivers from Indiana roadways before they cause needless pain, suffering, or death to innocent victims through deterrence and detection efforts. Safety reminders for motorists: Plan ahead, and always designate a sober driver before consuming
Kokomo police investigate fatal crash
KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) -- Officials with the Kokomo Police Department responded to a fatal crash Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened in the area of the 500 block of South Dixon Road.It is not yet known what lead to the crash.Victim information has yet to be released.
Driver of stolen vehicle dies after Kokomo police pursuit ends in crash
Officers say the Battleground Police Department made them aware of the stolen vehicle, a black Honda Civic, at about 7 a.m. They were also told that the individual in possession of the Civic was possibly armed and dangerous and en route to Kokomo to possibly do harm to an individual.