Today's News

New Prairie High School Locked Down After Another Bullet Located

New Prairie High School in LaPorte County went on lockdown again this morning, and for a similar reason. According to information released by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, administrators at the school said a bullet had been found in their building. The building was placed on lockdown around 9:15 a.m.

Knox Man Arrested On Warrant For Failure To Register

A Knox man has been arrested after he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender or a violent offender. A press release indicates that a warrant was issued for 36-year-old Billy E. McKinney III. The outstanding warrant was executed at a residence in the 11-thousand block of Windmill Lane near Westville. He now finds […]

Charbonneau Sponsors Bill To Aid Terminally Ill Patients

An area state Senator wants to give terminally ill patients more options with their healthcare. State Senator Ed Charbonneau is a sponsor of the Indiana Right to Try Act. It would give those patients access to medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process, but aren’t quite on pharmacy shelves.

Court of Appeals To Hear Arguments at Culver Academies

A program designed to promote information about the Court of Appeals in Indiana will make an appearance at Culver Academies. Three judges from the court will hear oral arguments from a criminal case on appeal from Vanderburgh County. This is the courts’ fifth appearance for their Appeals on Wheels program this year.

Pulaski County Justice Center, Courthouse Internet Capability to Increase

The Pulaski County Justice Center and the Courthouse will be getting an upgrade in bandwidth. Willie DeGroot from DeGroot Technologies explained that the Indiana Office of Technology is requiring a higher speed connection. DSL modems are in the offices, and the county is paying $700 a month for those. DeGroot proposed bringing in a direct […]

Starke County EMS Still Searching for Paramedics

Starke County EMS Director Keith Emigh is still trying to hire enough paramedics to staff all three bases around the clock. He told the Starke County Commissioners Monday many paramedics pick up shifts at departments all over the northern third of the state. As a result he says coordinating schedules is challenging.

Starke County Highway Department Adds Four-Way Stop

Starke County has a new four-way stop. County highway crews added stop signs at all four corners of the intersection of 350 South and 200 East this week. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says they’ve also installed “new traffic pattern ahead” signs about 200 feet before the four approaches as well. The additional stop signs were […]

Winter Storms Briefly Delay ISTEP Testing In Local Schools

Winter weather occurring earlier this week affected schools in more ways than canceling classes. The wintry mix that descended on the area also delayed ISTEP testing for several schools. The ISTEP test has been discussed for some time in the General Assembly with reforms to the test approved by lawmakers.

Knox Community School Board Approves School Calendar

The 2015-2016 Knox Community School Corporation balanced calendar was approved by the School Board this week. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The last student day will be June 1. Commencement is scheduled for June 10. The new calendar includes a number of extended vacation periods. The first occurs in October, fall break, from […]

Video Conferencing, Technology Upgrade Approved

Marshall County Superior Court No. 2 Judge Dean Colvin asked the commissioners this week to assist him in improving the video conferencing system between the courthouse and the Marshall County Jail. A system was put in place years ago, but it’s time to upgrade, according to Judge Colvin. “Over the last several years, we’ve run […]

LaPorte Police Crack Down on Seatbelt Use

Click it or ticket. That’s the message LaPorte Police sent to motorists during a recent Operation Pull Over-funded enforcement blitz. They wrote 51 seat belt and three car seat violation citations during a mid-February campaign. During the past 11 days the LaPorte Police Department responded to 46 property damage and five personal injury crashes, affecting […]