While I was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, I had the chance to see some of the media members who I constantly follow on Twitter including Doug Rice, Bob Pockrass, Dustin Long, Claire B. Lang, Tom Jensen, Jenna Fryer, Jim Utter, and Nate Ryan.
USA Today’s Nate Ryan is a journalist as well as an analyst in the sport of NASCAR and stopped to chat with me about different aspects of the season. Also, he said he doesn’t really consider himself as a fan of the sport but appreciates some of its more intricate qualities.
A Niles, Mich. man who led Marshall County Police on a high-speed chase through downtown Lapaz early this morning is in jail. A patrolman spotted a car southbound on U.S. 31 at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour at 2:17 a.m. The officer tried to stop the 2008 Audi, according to a news release, but the driver continued down 31 at speeds greater than 100 miles per hour. Continue reading →
A Knox woman is going to prison after a sentencing hearing yesterday morning.
Tiffany Witham, 32, admitted to a probation violation and to a charge of possession of a controlled substance as a Class D felony.
She was arrested in February after a traffic stop in North Judson where she was in possession of a controlled substance without a doctor’s prescription. Probation officer Annette Warkentien testified during the hearing stating that Witham lacked cooperation with the department. While Witham admitted that she had a drug problem, she would not follow through with treatment programs.
The Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, School Transportation Association of Indiana and the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation recently teamed up to produce two safety videos for school bus drivers. They depict multiple responses to an active shooter situation on a bus full of children. Continue reading →
The new alternative faith-based school, the Crossing, hosted an open house Wednesday at their location in Knox. So far about 10 students are enrolled to attend. They will be hosting another open house today from 8 a.m until 3 p.m at the old Sears store in the Mint Leaf Plaza off of U.S. 35.
HealthLinc in Knox is celebrating National Health Center Week. On Aug. 8 from 3 until 6 p.m. a variety of free activities will be offered at their location behind IU Health Starke Hospital. One of the main offerings is no-cost back-to-school physicals and immunizations for youngsters who do not have health insurance. Continue reading →
A LaPorte man was arrested on Sunday after reportedly stealing water service from the City of LaPorte.
LaPorte police were called to a 4-unit apartment at 101 Bond Street after a complaint was filed about theft of water services.
Police learned that the water service had been turned off to the apartment. Several notices had been given to the tenant that it was unlawful to turn on the water unless it was done by an employee with the water department.
Three Knox residents were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.
Kayla Maassen, 21, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a legend drug, both Class D felonies. She was sentenced to serve 18 months in the Indiana Department of Corrections with nine months suspended to be served on probation on each charge. The remaining part of the sentence was permitted to be served with Starke County Community Corrections with daily reporting. The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time.
Since 1980 grain bins across the U.S have been responsible for more than 180 deaths and 675 injuries. Just last year, a Hoosier farmer in La Porte county was killed in a grain bin accident. This month a 9-year-old Wisconsin boy was killed after falling into a grain bin. With harvest time approaching the Indiana Department of Labor wants to remind everyone of the hazardous nature of working with grain bins and offer some tips to assure safety.
A crew chief for a popular driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be headed to the Sprint Cup level in 2015.
Greg Ives will be the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s No. 88 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
It was announced at the beginning of this year’s season that Steve Letarte would be leaving as Dale Jr.’s crew chief at the end of 2014 to be an analyst for NBC when NASCAR coverage moves to that affiliate in 2015.
A Winamac man was arrested early Sunday morning after he was reportedly found in possession of methamphetamine.
A Winamac police officer saw a red vehicle in the parking lot by the Pulaski County Public Library with the driver present. The officer knew that vandalism was occurring to a structure by the library so he approached the car.
Alexis Houston was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Tuesday morning.
Houston previously pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to charges of possession of methamphetamine as a Class D felony and visiting a common nuisance as a Class B misdemeanor.
Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall accepted the plea agreement. Houston was sentenced to two years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with one year suspended to be served on probation on the charge of possession of methamphetamine. She was also sentenced to serve six months in the Starke County Jail with no part of the sentence suspended on the charge of visiting a common nuisance. The sentence was permitted to be served on home detention.
The sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time.
The Indiana University Health La Porte Dental Center is offering free dental exams to children to kids with no dental insurance. The exams are by appointment only on August 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and August 6th and 13th from 4 p.m until 6 p.m. Not only will children receive an exam that fulfills area school requirements but children will also get a free bag of dental-related gifts. Continue reading →
The North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library is set to replace three air conditioning units installed in 1997 with money from their rainy day fund. Director Jane Ellen Felchuk says two units were replaced last year, and the remaining two will be swapped out in the next year or two. Continue reading →
There are scammers using technology to impersonate phone numbers of local businesses that show up on Caller ID. These are robo calls and the scammers use familiar looking numbers in hopes you will answer the call and take your money.
They purchase a list of phone numbers and use spoofing technology to trick callers into picking up the phone. They sometimes use your phone number because it is not blocked.
A child recently had his finger bitten at the pet store that is located at 1700 S Heaton Street in Knox. Though signs are posted warning customers to keep fingers away from cages since animals are unpredictable, a child sustained a minor injury.
Due to this recent incident, the store owner Sue Webb was asked to cease selling rodents within city limits by July 31st. She sells her domestically-bred rats and mice to individuals for carnivorous reptiles. According to Webb it makes up 50 percent of her business.
GermanFest returns to Winamac on Saturday, Aug. 9.
The event begins with a golf outing at 8 a.m. ET at Pond View Golf Course. Music and children’s activities will be ongoing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Create-a-canvas will spark talent in residents and those pieces of art will be sold at a silent auction with the proceeds to benefit GermanFest.