Deputy’s Body Returned Home

Police motorcycles surrounded a hearse carrying the body of fallen Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Koontz. Dozens of police vehicles escorted Koontz from the Marion County Coroner’s Office back to his home in Howard County Monday. Koontz was killed late Saturday when he was serving a warrant in Russiaville. Investigators say the suspect, 25-year-old Evan […]

Trial Pushed Back For Alleged Pot-Smoking Granny

The case against a woman who is accused of smoking pot and causing a crash on I-69 that killed her granddaughter will not begin in April. The trial for Donna Randolph has been continued until June 11th in Delaware Circuit Court. The 42-year-old woman was charged last May with reckless homicide in the crash from […]

Truck Stop Damages Worse Than Thought

Damages from a Sunday night fire that destroyed an Indy truck stop have doubled from the original estimate. Officials now say the total damage from the three-alarm fire at the Flying J Travel Plaza has been increased to $4 million, including 3 million to the structure, and a million in lost inventory and equipment. The […]

Kokomo Man Dead After Crash

A 23-year-old man from Kokomo is dead after crashing his car. Witnesses say James Pruett entered an intersection, missed a stop sign and went airborne. The car rolled multiple times in a field off the roadway. Pruett wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is believed to have […]

City Agrees To Pay Hefty Fines

Despite spending about $8.5 million on sewage treatment improvements since 2013, the city of Portland is being fined for discharging pollutants into the Salamonie River in violation of its Clean Water Act permit. The Star Press reports that the city agreed to pay more than 10-thousand dollars in fines and violations. The penalties were paid […]

9 Years For Man Involved In Meat Cleaver Attack

A judge has sentenced Justin Culverhouse to prison after his conviction for attacking his ex-girlfriend with a meat cleaver. The Muncie man pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and will spend 9 years in prison. The victim said Culverhouse had struck her head “multiple times” and twice choked her almost to the point of unconsciousness.

Anderson Man Loses Sentence Appeal

An Anderson man found guilty of dealing meth has had his convictions upheld by the Court of Appeals in Indianapolis. The man, Jeremy Conn, made the drug in his basement and taught his girlfriend’s teenage son to make it too. He eventually led police to the meth lab. The 65-year-old was sentenced to prison until […]

Pop-Tart Truck Crashes On I-65

A late-night crash resulted in the shutdown of one lane of I-65 in Bartholomew County after a semi-truck overturned. The driver suffered minor abrasions when he drifted onto the rumble strip and then over-corrected. The left lane of the interstate was closed for more than three hours after the crash. The status of the truck’s […]