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Accident Victim’s Identity Not Yet Released

A woman involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Range Road and State Road 10 in Starke County on Monday morning died of massive blunt force trauma, according to St. Joseph County Deputy Coroner Chuck Hurleus. The woman’s identity has not been released. Emergency personnel were called to the scene shortly after 11 […]

Judge Suppresses Evidence Gathered by Deputy Without Legal Authority

Evidence was suppressed in a case heard in Pulaski Superior Court after it was found that the arresting officer did not have arrest powers at the time of the incident. Court documents obtained by WKVI indicate Pulaski County Sheriff Mike Gayer appointed longtime reserve deputy John Haley as a part-time/special deputy on Sept. 7, 2011. […]

Eastern Pulaski School Board Holds Productive Work Session on Building Project

The Eastern Pulaski School Board met for a lengthy work session after Monday afternoon’s public hearing concerning the rehabilitation projects at the elementary, middle and high schools. The board approved paperwork to move forward in updating heating and cooling systems at the school buildings, replacing gym floors, updating all of the classrooms for technology purposes […]

Comprehensive Plan for Knox on Drawing Table

Knox city officials recently met with the Green 3 to put together ideas for a comprehensive plan for the city. A tour was taken of the city where a list of needs was assembled. The downtown area was highlighted as a possible revitalization area. Those in attendance believe that the downtown area needs updated with […]

Counterfeit $20 Bills Presented at La Porte Businesses

Counterfeit $20 bills turned up at two La Porte businesses over the weekend. A representative of J&J Liquors at 714 E. Lincolnway told La Porte Police that they unknowingly accepted a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer sometime on Friday, Sept. 26. Their bank notified them that the fake bill was included in the deposit […]

Voter Registration Ends Monday

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 4 and in order to cast your important vote you need to be properly registered. Voter registration is open this week at all county clerk’s offices. The last day to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 6. You must be registered by the end of the business day on […]

Three Starke County Schools to Take Part in Manufacturer’s Day

The Knox Middle School is hosting Manufacturer’s Day tomorrow. A total of 15 local companies will have booths set up for 7th graders from Knox, Oregon-Davis and North Judson-San Pierre to visit and learn about what they do. Students will also learn what qualifications are necessary to work there. Knox Middle School Principal Joshua Pugh […]

Deer Archery Season Opens Today

Deer archery season opens today in Indiana. All hunters must be licensed and must use legal archery equipment as defined by the DNR. These include long bows, compound bows or recurve bows and arrows. The bow must have a pull of at least 35 pounds. Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged […]

NASCAR NNS Crew Chief Penalized

NASCAR penalized the No. 74 team or a rules infraction committed during Nationwide Series practice on Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway. Officials found that a weight fell out of the racecar during the event as it was not properly attached. That was a violation of the rules concerning car weight and it was found […]

NASCAR Crew Member Indefinitely Suspended

A crew member for a team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series has been suspended indefinitely for failing a drug test. William Coralline was working as a crew member with the No. 55 team at the time of the violation.  He was a regular crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Coralline reportedly violated […]

Passenger Airlifted to South Bend Following Sunday Wreck

A passenger in a vehicle involved in a Sunday morning crash at the intersection of State Roads 10 and 39 east of North Judson was flown to a South Bend hospital. A news release from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department indicates multiple people were injured. The North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department had to cut […]

Shooting Investigation Ongoing in LaPorte County

Officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday night at 5055 North Pawnee Trail. When officers arrived at the scene, no victims were found but evidence was discovered that was consistent with a shooting, according to a news release. Police say a short time later investigators were notified that […]

Police Reports

Starke County Sheriff’s Department Incidents 9/22/14 – Charity Fisher, 29, of Knox, hit a deer on Toto Road about half a mile east of State Road 39. 9/22/14 – A resident in the 2700 block of South Range Road reported the theft of a utility trailer. 9/22/14 – The owner of a daycare center in […]

Coroner Identifies U.S. 30 Crash Victim

A Hamlet man was killed instantly after the vehicle he was driving collided with a semi truck on U.S. 30 at Frontage Road in Hamlet late Monday morning. Starke County Coroner Kris Rannells says Lawrence Siegel, 72, died of massive blunt force trauma including head, neck, chest and internal injuries.

One Driver Dies in Two Vehicle Accident in North Judson

A semi vs. passenger car accident at the intersection of State Road 10 and Range Road just east of North Judson Monday morning resulted in fatal injuries. Officers arrived at the scene shortly after 11 a.m. and found a semi tanker on its side engulfed in flames. The passenger car involved in the accident was […]

Eastern Pulaski School Board Holds 1028 Hearing

The Eastern Pulaski School Board members held a 1028 hearing yesterday afternoon to give those in attendance a scope of an extensive project in the works at all three of the schools to begin in March of 2015 and to end in October of 2016. The board members did a walking tour of the buildings […]

Culver Town Council Discusses Raising Water, Sewer Rates

The Culver Town Council members discussed raising the water and sewer rates to cover operating and maintenance costs. Culver officials told WKVI News that the water rate has not been raised in several years as is the case with the sewer rate. The 50-year-old wastewater plant is in need of some rehabilitation. The town is […]

Starke County Chamber Hosting Nonpartisan Meet the Candidates Night

Starke County voters can meet candidates for federal, state and local office tomorrow evening at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in downtown Knox. The Starke County Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidates night starts at 6 p.m. Executive Director Debbie Mix hopes for a good turnout. She notes the event is meet and greet, […]