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  • Woman sentenced to 18 years in fatal drunk driving crash

    UPDATE (Oct. 26, 2015)– Tabitha Walters pleaded guilty to causing death when operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more, causing death when operating a motor vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance in the blood and OWI. She was sentenced to 18 years. Original story: A woman has turned herself in to authorities after she was charged in connection with the death of a pedestrian Wednesday. Tabitha Walters is behind bars at the Johnson County […]

  • Escaped Ohio inmate captured in Indiana after 22 years on the run

    KOKOMO (Dec. 19, 2014) – It took more than two decades, but law enforcement officers caught an escaped Ohio inmate. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Roger Perdue, 71, was apprehended in Kokomo on Friday, Dec. 12. Officers had received a tip that Perdue and his wife were living there. Perdue escaped from London Correctional Institute near Columbus in March 1992 after serving five months of a five-and-a-half year sentence for grand theft. Authorities said Perdue was working at the […]

  • Community looks at building relationships between police and Hoosiers

    COLUMBUS, Ind. (Dec. 16, 2014)– Various local leaders want to build stronger relationships between police officers and the community in light of incidents in other states. On Tuesday, several ministers met with the police chief and the mayor to discuss how to improve those partnerships so that issues do not escalate. Bishop Charles Sims, Calvary Community Church of the Apostolic Faith, said these meetings are held regularly. “What we’re concerned about is the safety of all citizens in this community,” Bishop […]

  • Human remains found near area where missing Indiana airman disappeared, says coast guard

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 3, 2014) — Air Force personnel recovered unidentified human remains near the area where an Indiana airman disappeared, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Authorities were awaiting further details. Meantime, the mother and grandmother of Alec M. Dye, 24, plan to travel to Guam as soon as possible in search of answers about his disappearance. Dye was last seen early Monday morning near Tarague Beach, which is located near Andersen Air Force Base. Various agencies have been […]

  • Officials: Business is booming in Westfield

    WESTFIELD, Ind. (Nov. 20, 2014)– Mayor Andy Cook addressed a crowd of city leaders as well as business owners on Thursday to update them on the state of the city. Mayor Cook praised the amount of development they have had in Westfield. He said they have worked on Westfield’s identity for about 4 years and coming up with a plan. “We’re really attempting to do a couple (of things). (We want to) create a very unique and profitable environment for our […]

  • Police arrest men accused of raping women at gunpoint near IU campus

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 10, 2014) – Bloomington police arrested two men accused of breaking into an apartment and raping two women. A 22-year-old caller told emergency dispatchers that she heard her roommate screaming and thought she was being raped. Police said the men targeted two women, both 24 years old, after entering their home armed with handguns. A Bloomington police officer was shot at while responding to the call at a residence on East 12th Street around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The officer […]

  • Convicted Purdue shooter Cody Cousins found dead in prison

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (Oct. 29, 2014) – The man who killed Purdue University student Andrew Boldt committed suicide in prison, his attorney said. Cody Cousins, 24, was sentenced to 65 years for Boldt’s murder on Sept. 19. He killed himself at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. His attorney, Kirk Freeman, said he was alerted earlier Wednesday morning. “At the sentencing hearing I said my client was so sick that he does not realize how sick he is (and) […]

  • Arcadia’s town marshal to resign over handling of WWII veteran beating case

    By Marisela Burgos ARCADIA, Ind. (Oct. 22, 2014)– Arcadia’s town marshal will resign from his position on Friday after criticism he did not handle an investigation properly. William Hickrod has served as the town marshal and chief of police for nearly two years. He was called to the home of Hershel Moore, 94, in early October. Moore was beat up and more than $2,000 was stolen from his home. “I look(ed) the house over. (I) took photographers and everything and […]

  • Indiana University hosts Ebola forum to answer questions about outbreak

    By Marisela Burgos BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Oct. 13, 2014)– Indiana University hosted an educational forum about Ebola Monday afternoon to clear up any myths about the virus. For many years, faculty at the college has worked closely with medical officials in Liberia. “For the last three years in particular the university has been focused on helping the country of Liberia redevelop its medical, nursing, and its public health workforce,” Michael Reece said. Reece is the associate dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington […]

  • Suspect arrested in connection with Indianapolis woman who was found in cornfield

    By Marisela Burgos GREENFIELD – One person has been arrested in connection to the murder of a woman whose body was found in a cornfield. Amanda Gonzales is in custody. She’s accused of one count of murder and one count of assisting a criminal. On July 24, two missionaries found Katrina Miller’s body in a Hancock County cornfield near the intersection of West 800 and 350 North. The 23-year-old woman is from Indianapolis. “She’ll always be in our hearts. I’m […]

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