LaPorte Police Ask Residents to Report Littering

LaPorte County police are investigating an ongoing littering issue in Galena and Springfield Townships. On Wednesday, workers in the Community Work Program picked up trash alongside County Road 125 E., County Road 800 N., County Road 900 N., Fail Road and County Road 1000 N. A truck bed quickly filled up with extra large trash […]

Knox Water Department Reports Minimal Frozen Water Lines This Season

The Knox Water Department had a mild winter this year compared to last season. Superintendent Todd Gardner informed the Knox Board of Public Works members this week that there weren’t too many calls about frozen water pipes. There was one call, but Gardner said the line from the resident’s home to the city hookup is […]

Don’t Miss the Bus to the Tulip Festival

Kankakee Valley Broadcasting Travel Coordinator Ed Hasnerl has a few available slots for his upcoming trip to Holland, Mich. Enjoy the beauty of the annual Tulip Festival May 4-7. It’s just one of the adventures Ed has planned. “Several people have talked to me about going to the Henry Ford Museum and eating dinner in […]

Knox Building Adminstrator Sends Businesses Copy of Outdoor Storage Ordinance

Knox Building Administrator Bruce Williams has sent letters to businesses in the city to alert them to follow regulations set forth in the outdoor storage ordinance. The ordinance was approved by the Knox Cty Council members last year after a two-year discussion on the issue. The ordinance allows outdoor sales and displays, but the items […]

Students Can Earn Scholarships for Driving Now, TXTing L8R

Multiple government agencies are partnering to give students scholarship opportunities. The scholarships have been conducted in the past to help promote safe driving behind the wheel – especially when it comes to teens using their mobile devices. The “Drive Now. TXT L8R” campaign gives $5-thousand scholarships.

Triple A Studies Teen Driving, Distraction Levels High

A video analysis of teen driving has shown evidence that distracted driving is more of a problem than previous thought. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reviewed video evidence and found that distraction was a factor in about 6 of 10 moderate-to-severe crashes when teens were the drivers. Information released by AAA suggests that’s four […]

Palm Sunday Tornado Anniversary Tomorrow

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Palm Sunday tornadoes here in the Starke-Marshall area. Shortly before 6 p.m. after massive thunderstorms passed through the area, the first tornado of many reported that day touched down in Starke County a few miles southwest of Hamlet. It crossed U.S. 30 and tore directly across Koontz […]

Accused Child Molester Remains Jailed on $35,000 Bond

A 25-year-old Knox man who is accused of trying to molest a preschooler in February of 2013 remains jailed on a $35,000 surety bond. Magistrate Jeanene Calabrese denied a request to lower Luther Nies’ bond or release him on his own recognizance during his initial appearance in Starke Circuit Court this morning.

Suspicious Vehicle Report Leads To Found Stolen Vehicle in Pulaski County

A vehicle reported stolen on Thursday has been located in Pulaski County. The Pulaski County Dispatch received a call about a suspicious vehicle on Friday morning in the area of country road 900 South and county road 1200 West. According to the caller, the 1997 Mercury van was sitting along the side of the roadway.

911 Call Leads to Arrest of Starke County Fugitive

A Starke County fugitive is in jail after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an open-line 911 call in rural Medaryville last night. The call from a home in the 15000 block of West 160 North came in just before 9:30 p.m., according to a news release. Dispatchers called back and were told a child […]

Nies to Appear for Initial Hearing

A Knox man accused of felony attempted child seduction and child solicitation is scheduled to appear in Starke Circuit Court today for an initial hearing. Luther Nies, 25, was arrested on a warrant Wednesday morning on the charges that stem from alleged actions in Feb. 2013. According to court documents, Nies attempted to molest a […]

Plea Deadline Date Extended in Grand Jury Case

A plea deadline date was continued to Thursday, April 23 at 9 a.m. in a case involving former Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck. A judge granted the decision on behalf of the defense in a judgment released yesterday. A Grand Jury returned an indictment against Haeck in September of 2014 alleging theft of scrap […]

Knox Official Explains Aspects of Blight Elimination Program Grant

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers is attempting to clear misinformation that residents have received concerning the homes that are part of the Blight Elimination Program Grant. If a property owner is not interested in being a part of this program, that person can opt out of consideration. The city is not forcing anyone to sell or […]

No New HIV Cases Reported in Immediate Area

Injection drug use is pinpointed as a cause of a jump in HIV cases in Scott County.   No new cases of HIV  have been reported locally. Governor Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in Scott County yesterday due to an outbreak of HIV cases. The Indiana State Department of Health has identified 79 […]

Gas Prices Expected to Stay Within Current Range over the Summer

The price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline remains low. Prices have gone up slightly in the past few weeks. Gasbuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says most stations raised prices to $2.45 a gallon. “This is in line with what we would have expected. We’ve watched wholesale gasoline prices go up and in an […]