Three people each face attempted murder and other felony charged in Marshall County stemming from a Feb. 22 report of gunshots fired at the Economy Inn on North Michigan Street in Plymouth. Officers reportedly found four .380 shell casings and two bullets lodged in the interior wall of one of the motel rooms. Witnesses reported a dark-colored car sped away from the motel. Officers determined it belongs to Heather Alexander, 21, of Warsaw. Police say Blake Spindler, 19, of Warsaw, and Christopher Tackett, 16, of Tippecanoe, were in the vehicle when the shooting occurred. Read the rest of this entry »
Gravel roads throughout the area are extremely soft and in poor condition due to melting snow and standing water. Motorists are advised to avoid these roads if possible. In Starke County, the highway department has placed high water signs at the intersections of 275 West and 500 South; 100 West and Toto Road; and 250 North and 600 East.
Starke County has also issued an advisory travel status. That’s the yellow level and means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. Starke County officials say roads are free of ice and snow cover, but pooling and ponding conditions are occurring on many county roads. Much of the remaining snow will melt today because daytime temperatures will remain above freezing. However, the frost line is too deep in most places for the ground to absorb the water. Additionally, overnight temperatures will be at or below freezing, so roads will be slick tonight and tomorrow morning.
The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a Winter Storm Watch which is in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.
Starke County and surrounding fire departments are running life-like structure fire training sessions this week with a State Live Fire Trainer trailer loaned to Starke County by the Department of Homeland Security.
Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck said the money is for the 7th Road project and the federal reimbursement has not yet come in. He assured the council that the money is coming, it’s just slow in its arrival.
A robotics team from Plymouth will soon have the chance to represent the state at this year’s VEX Robotics World Championships in Anaheim, Calif. April 22 – 26, going toe-to-toe with 400 top teams from cities and countries around the world as the boys look forward to the chance to improve upon last year’s quarterfinal tournament run.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the grant would be for a bio-medical science course.
“If we were to receive this grant, then we would have to offer, over the next couple of years, four new courses that are not currently in the course description book,” said Gappa. “We had the board approve these courses: Principles of Bio-Medical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Bio-Medical Innovation. The board did this just in case we were to receive the grant and then we’d be prepared to offer the courses.”
The Eastern Pulaski School Board will meet in a morning session on Wednesday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
The board members will consider two retirement requests and a recommendation to purchase school buses. The three school principals will discuss activities pertinent to their buildings and Superintendent Dan Foster will have items of information for the board.
The board is expected to tour the elementary school after lunch. As time permits, a work session will be held at the conclusion of the regular meeting or after lunch.
When officers searched the residence, they found that Angela Clemons allegedly took her young children’s ADHD medication instead of giving it to her children who need the prescription.
Clemons, 31, of Knox was taken to the Starke County Jail and booked on two preliminary counts of Neglect of a Dependent.
The group will participate in the Indiana High School Color Guard Association Finals Competition at Center Grove High School on Saturday, March 22.
The Knox Winter Guard, which is comprised of 14 students from high school and middle school, will be competing against 10 other schools for the top honor.
Superintendent Charles Mellon said that a lot of different corporations are doing things a little differently, but West Central is sticking with its contingency plan.