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November 30th

Culver community gathers in prayer to mourn shooting victims

November 30, 2012

The Culver community gathered Thursday night at a standing-room-only Wesley United Methodist Church on School Street, where an ecumenical, community-wide prayer vigil was held to help students and parents work through their grief.

The vigil was in response to the shooting death on Madison Street of two Culver residents, 44 year-old Michael Price and 16 year-old Stephen Suthard, Wednesday night in an incident still under police investigation.

November 29th

Community prayer vigil tonight in Culver following gunshot deaths

November 29, 2012

A community-wide prayer vigil in response to last night's shooting deaths of two Culver residents will take place tonight, Thursday, Nov. 29, starting at 7 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 School Street in Culver.

State police chief’s pot stance not backed by local law enforcement

November 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — While one Indiana law enforcement officer went on record to support the legalization of marijuana in the Hoosier state, Marshall County law enforcement officers aren’t so sure.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell told members of the State Budget Committee on Tuesday that he believes that “ (marijuana usage) is here, it’s going to stay...If it were up to me I do believe I would legalize it and tax it.”

UPDATE: Two dead by gunshot in Culver

November 29, 2012

Police Thursday afternoon released the names of the the two Culver residents killed by gunshot in Culver last night.

Michael Price, 44, and 16 year-old Stephen Suthard, both of Culver, died at 419 Madison Street Wednesday night, said town marshal Wayne Bean, who noted autopsies are still in the works. The bodies were discovered in the home by Price's wife, who called police around 10:41 p.m.

November 27th

Council votes for additional years on Zentis abatement

November 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Common Council voted a “no fault” tax abatement to Zentis Food Solutions Monday night.
In the Council’s previous session earlier this month Kevin Chestnut - tax advisor for the North American branch of the German company - came before the board to ask for the extension of a tax abatement offered the company when it first considered where it was going to place its base of North American operations. In 2006, the Council voted Zentis a two-year abatement when the company had requested a five-year abatement for the project.

Police Beat 11-27-12

November 27, 2012

Missing area teen found after search
PLYMOUTH - Family members and local law enforcement were involved early Monday in the search for an area high school student Tristan McCallum.
McCallum’s family confirms that he left their home around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening wearing only shorts and a dark gray shirt and without any money or cell phone. He was on foot after leaving the family home Sunday evening. A resident of the Donaldson area he has friends in South Bend and Mishawaka and family feared he could have also been picked up by a passing motorist.

Council, others examine future of Culver’s EMS as mandated changes loom

November 27, 2012

As a result of new state standards, Culver's EMS service will make a marked change in 2014; Culver's town council met with members of the service last Tuesday to consider just what that change will look like.

November 26th

Police and family searching for area teen

November 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH - Family members and local law enforcement are involved in the search for area high school student Triston McCallum.

McCallum's family confirms that he left the home around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening wearing only white and tan checkered short and a dark gray shirt. He is wearing gray sneakers with a neon orange rubber sole and neon yellow shoe laces. He is approximately 6'3" tall and 170 pounds.

November 23rd

‘Napalm girl’ speaks on forgiveness

November 23, 2012

By Lydia Beers
Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH — This year, Kim Phuc saw the 40th anniversary of the simple black and white photo that made her famous.
Though no one knows her name, as Phuc says, “they know ‘the girl in the picture.’”
An Associated Press photographer captured 9-year-old Phuc naked and running from burning blasts of napalm covering her South Vietnam village during the Vietnam War in 1972.

Buzzard sentenced to federal prison

November 23, 2012

Jason Buzzard, 34 of Plymouth, was sentenced to eight years in federal prison and four years of supervised release in U.S. District Court this week after pleading guilty to charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.
The case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Indiana State Police and the Plymouth Police Department that began in late 2010.
On July 25, 2011, Indiana State Police, South Bend Police and Metro Special Operations raided a South Bend home at the request of the Chicago office of the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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