Boat Operator Charged For Fleeing Police

SYRACUSE, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers assisted Kosciusko County authorities in tracking down and apprehending a subject on Lake Wawasee Sunday who was dangerously operating a boat. On Sunday, the Kosciusko County Lake Patrol attempted to stop a large “cigar” style boat that was traveling after dark at a high rate … Read More

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Indiana Veterans Party Endorses Stinfer

Effective August 27, 2014, The Indiana Veterans’ Party of America formally endorses the candidacy of Michael Stinfer for Indiana’s House District 22. In a release from Corbin Doades, Indiana State Party Pro Tempore, Veterans’ Party of America, states “Michael Stinfer is a Veteran of the United States Marine … Read More

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Convicted Felon Facing New Charges

A South Bend man already convicted of armed robbery and released from prison in 2005, was arrested by Marshall County police this week after passing a counterfeit check. Plymouth Police Det. Sgt. Leo Mangus said the department received a call from Turn One Motorsports in Plymouth on Aug. 27 … Read More

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UPDATE: Stimmel Arrested On Corrupt Business Influence

UPDATE: According to a probable cause affidavit provided by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, on Aug. 14, the Warsaw Police Department received information that an individual was planning to purchase 30 methadone pills from Michelle Stimmel at Stimmelator’s Gentleman’s Club in North Webster. The business is owned by her … Read More


Indiana Receives No Child Left Behind Waiver

Today, the Indiana Department of Education received word from the United States Department of Education that Indiana has received a waiver from certain aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law. In addition, all conditions were removed from Indiana’s waiver. This will give local schools continued flexibility … Read More


Trooper McBrier Honored As ‘Top Cop’

On Wednesday, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter recognized Senior Trooper Brandon McBrier as the top cop for the Indiana State Police. The ceremony, which was held in Indianapolis, publicly recognized the achievements and accomplishments of several troopers from around the state. Each year the Indiana State Police … Read More


Local FOP Refuses Political Endorsements

In a response to several recent inquiries regarding the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police’s recent statement of political endorsements (see story), the Kosciusko County FOP Lodge #149 has provided the following response: “The Kosciusko County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #149, does not participate in the process … Read More

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Six Rochester Residents Face Drug Charges

FULTON COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police concluded a two week criminal drug investigation Wednesday with the arrests of six Fulton County residents. The investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Mike Lorona and Trooper Wendell Beachy culminated with eight felony and seven misdemeanor charges. Wednesday night, officers from the … Read More

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USFW Awards White-Nose Syndrome Project Grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced grant awards totaling $1,276,088 to 30 states for white-nose syndrome projects. State natural resource agencies will use the funds to support research, monitor bat populations and detect and respond to white-nose syndrome, a disease that afflicts bats. The Midwestern states … Read More


Operation Pullover in Elkhart this Weekend

The Elkhart County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct a High Visibility Enforcement Zone on August 30 between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. on the North Side of Elkhart. It will be followed by saturation patrols focused on locating impaired drivers. Several other impaired driving patrols will be conducted … Read More


UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled for Indy Infant

(UPDATE: The Amber Alert for Delano Wilson was cancelled as of 6 p.m. This cancellation was requested by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. While the alert has been cancelled IMPD continues searching for the infant. Police say the alert for 6-week-old Delano Wilson was canceled because it had … Read More


Gary Helman: In His Own Words

Gary Helman’s last words were, “They don’t want to arrest me, they want to kill me.” Less than 90 minutes later, he was shot and killed in his mother’s Cromwell home. (See related) Was Gary Helman the crazy man police say he was? Or, was it possible Helman had first-hand knowledge … Read More


BREAKING: House Fire In North Webster

  Within 15 minutes of the initial call, firefighters from North Webster and the Syracuse/Turkey Creek Fire departments had a house fire at 7057 N. Hoss Hill Rd. under control. Reporter Deb Patterson is on scene and reports the fire, which was reported at just about 4:40 p.m., … Read More