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Week in Review for Dec. 31, 2012-Jan. 4, 2013

By: Anita Goodan
Published: January 5th, 2013

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week.

Pat Dunn

WKVI’s General Manager, Pat Dunn, passed away Tuesday at his home in Knox. For over 25 years, Pat had been a member of the Kankakee Valley Broadcasting Board of Directors, and was most recently placed in the position of General Manager. He was at the forefront of positive changes here at the station and we will continue to move forward with his vision. Pat was also the former owner of the Knox Insurance Agency. Funeral services were held Friday at the M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Dec. 24-28, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: December 29th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

William Newman

Fugitive William Newman has been captured. Marshall County officers learned that he was at a home in Argos and Wednesday night, police gained consent to enter the property and took Newman into custody. He was wanted on a Marshall County warrant after fleeing a traffic stop on December 11th and he was also wanted on several felony drug warrants in Fulton County.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Dec. 3-7, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: December 8th, 2012

The investigation into the fire at the Sandbar at Bass Lake continues. Five fire departments helped contain the fire that started in the early morning hours on Sunday. Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen has not given a preliminary cause of the fire, saying only he would release the official cause when determined by the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Nov. 26-30, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: December 1st, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Stephen Suthard

No details have been released by police as to what led to the deaths of two Culver residents Wednesday night. 44-year-old Michael Price and 16-year-old Culver High School Sophomore Stephen Suthard were found dead in a home at 419 W. Madison Street by Price’s wife. They died from apparent gunshot wounds. Crime Scene Technicians assisted in the investigation led by the Culver Police Department and Chief Wayne Bean. Autopsies on the pair will be conducted by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Joseph Pralow on Monday. A community gathered together last night at the Wesley United Methodist Church to offer support. Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Nov. 19-23, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: November 24th, 2012

David Hollinger of Walkerton died Thursday, November 15 after his car was struck by a train in the Walkerton area. A police investigation found that Hollinger had went around the “road closed” barricades on the tracks that are under construction. He attempted to pass, but got stuck between the rails and was struck by an oncoming train. He was killed upon impact but no other injuries were reported at the scene.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Nov. 12-16, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: November 17th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week.

The Knox Community Elementary School was on lock-down Thursday after threats were made as a result of a domestic dispute. Knox City Police had been called to a residence Wednesday night in relation to a domestic incident and the male subject believed to have caused the issue left the home before police arrived at the scene. Thursday, the suspect had made additional threats to remove his children from the school. Police thought the man to be mentally unstable so with the work of the Knox City Police Department, Starke County Sheriff’s Department and the School Corporation, the school was placed on lock-down as a precaution. The suspect was later arrested in LaPorte and the lock-down was lifted. Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: November 3rd, 2012

Here is just some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Starke County EMA Director Ted Bombagetti (L) and Sheri Gaillard from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department assist other responders in the command center in Baltimore

Members of the the District 2 Emergency Management Team arrived in Baltimore Monday where the group of firefighters, law enforcement, emergency managers, and health department representatives provided the City of Baltimore with damage assessment and debris management support after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. They have now been redeployed to Long Island, New York to assist with recovery efforts. Several ambulance teams from Indiana were also in the New York and New Jersey areas providing assistance this week. They were sent back to Indiana on Thursday. The District 2 Task Force is expected to be in the New York area throughout the next week.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for October 22-26, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: October 27th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week.

Linda Belork (L), Commissioner Kathy Norem, Dan Bridegroom, Kasey Clark, and Auditor Kay Chaffins reconcile the cash balances

After an emergency meeting Monday, the Starke County Commissioners closed the Starke County Treasurer’s Office as it was found that newly reinstated Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork does not hold bond for that office. The Commissioners halted all transactions through that office until further notice. As a result, the Starke County Commissioners and County Attorney Marty Lucas will come before Jasper Circuit Court Judge John Potter on Monday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. to explain why they should not be held in indirect contempt of court after they approved a motion to close the Treasurer’s Office. Judge Potter had issued an order that Belork return to office immediately and in his order this week, he found that the Commissioners circumvented the order to restore Belork to her office. Meanwhile, Commission Vice-President Dan Bridegroom declared that the Treasurer’s Office is now open and tax payments can now be accepted in the office.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Oct. 15-19, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: October 20th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Tony Clemons and Melissa McCarty were arrested Wednesday after Knox City police found them to be in a vacant home at 250 W. Locust Drive and in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. Clemons and McCarty were taken to the Starke County Jail and face preliminary charges of Illegal Drug Lab, Dealing in Methamphetamine and drug possession charges. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to the scene to remove the hazardous chemicals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Oct. 8-12, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: October 13th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

If you would like to see information about an inmate in the Pulaski County Jail, you can obtain that information by going to pulaskisheriff.net. The list can be found on the lower right-hand side of the home page. When you click on an individual inmate, you can get information on when that person was arrested, their mugshot and the current charges filed against that person. In other technology upgrades at the jail, a video device was installed which allows a family member or attorney the ability to speak to an inmate via computer. Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Oct. 1-5, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: October 6th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department

If you would like to see the jail list at the Pulaski County Jail, you will be able to access that on the jail’s website in the next couple of weeks. Jail Commander Phil Cherry said it will be easier for you to see bond amounts if you need to bond someone out of the jail and if a person has been arrested in a criminal case you have filed with the Sheriff’s Department. Check pulaskisheriff.net for that feature to be uploaded soon. Cherry also said new visitation video equipment has been installed which will allow those unable to get to get the jail a chance to visit with inmates. Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Sept. 24-28, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: September 29th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

No one was hurt in a Saturday morning train crash in Knox. U.S. 35, East Division Street and North 300 East were closed so crews could clear the wreckage. A Norfolk Southern employee was performing maintenance on the tracks when a train collided with the service truck. It had been parked on a set of parallel tracks at the time of the accident. The employee was not in the truck at the time of the crash. It took crews nearly four hours to clear the wreckage and open the roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Sept. 17-21, 2012

By: Anita Goodan
Published: September 22nd, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Wythogan Park in Knox opened this week. There are some areas still blocked off due to the amount of debris yet to be cleared. The walking trail is accessible. Contractors will continue working in the park, but the majority of the larger logs and branches have been removed. The park has been closed since July 24 when a fierce storm reeled through the Knox area, causing thousands of dollars in damage within the park.  Read the rest of this entry »

Week in Review for Sept. 10-14

By: Anita Goodan
Published: September 15th, 2012

Here is a look at some of the news that made the news in the Kankakee Valley this week:

Starke County Coroner Kris Rannells released the identity of a man who was found dead in his home at Bass Lake on Saturday, September 8. 52-year-old David Griffin was found by his brother who went to Griffin’s home to check on him as no one had heard from him in some time. A forensic autopsy was performed at the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center in Fort Wayne but no cause of death has been announced. Rannells says the cause of death will be released when the autopsy report is finalized. He did say that foul play is not suspected.  Read the rest of this entry »