WARNING: Graphic Content A 24-year-old Kokomo man is accused of killing his 67-year-old grandfather by punching him, knocking him to the ground and then choking him until his arms got tired. Then he hit his grandfather in the head with a frying pan before stomping on his head with both feet, and slicing his grandfather’s […]
Kokomo firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday morning and discovered one man dead. Fire crews were called to the home at about 3:30 a.m. And found the structure fully engulfed in flames. Investigators say the male victim was discovered in a front bedroom. He was pronounced dead by Howard County Coroner Dr. Steven […]
Indiana’s new Republican state schools superintendent has been elected as chairwoman of the State Board of Education. Board members voted unanimously after little discussion Wednesday to endorse Jennifer McCormick as its leader. McCormick took office Monday as the state schools chief after defeating Democratic incumbent Glenda Ritz in the November election.
An anesthesiologist accused of stealing narcotics from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has pleaded guilty to two of the nine charges pending against him. 52-year-old Jose Ramos of Fort Wayne pleaded guilty to possession of a narcotic drug and criminal recklessness as part of a plea agreement that would see eight other charges dismissed. The […]
The city of Anderson is starting the process to find a new source of water for the Wheeler Avenue plant as part of the 47 percent water rate hike approved in 2015. The Anderson Board of Public Works has approved a $240,000 contract with Curry & Associates to conduct a hydrological study of new sources […]
A new program in Muncie is working to alleviate the city’s abandoned house problem. The Boarding Program began at the end of November, and since then, nearly 30 properties have been secured in the city. As of now, the houses that will be boarded up will not be scheduled for demolition. The city is still […]
With an April bid date for the construction of the new Eisenhower Bridge, Madison County needs approximately $3 million in matching funds. Madison County commissioners have recommended to the County Council that it consider a $5.2 million construction loan to cover the county’s anticipated matching funds on the $18.7 million project.
A new metering system that eventually will allow customers to pay-as-you-go is being implemented by Richmond Power & Light. The Automated Metering Infrastructure system is being provided by Tantalus Systems of Raleigh, N.C., through a multi-year contract, paying nearly 700-thousand-dollars this year. The system is being developed in phases to keep costs lower for RP&L.
Peter L. Lacy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, has announced that all license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All branches resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
He’s vowing to build on the economy he’s inherited from his two predecessors. Governor Eric Holcomb took the oath of office at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Monday to formally begin his term as Indiana’s 51st governor. He credits Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence with securing a strong balance sheet and a nationally-recognized business climate. […]