Archive - 2012 - Latest News
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Riley Childrenâ€™s Foundation welcomed its new class of Riley Champions Presented by Kroger with an unforgettable weekend.
Eight courageous children from across the state were honored on the court before the Indiana Pacers game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
They also served as Riley Coin Toss Kids at the Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Man arrested after allegedly impregnating juvenile
The death of a stillborn child by a juvenile led to the arrest of a Marshall County man.
On Oct. 4, the Marshall County Sheriff's Department was contacted by the Porter County Sheriff's Department about a juvenile female that had given birth to a stillborn child.
The juvenile gave birth at a hospital in Porter County.
During an investigation, the juvenile admitted to having a sexual relationship with Charles E. Barber, 55, that resulted in her pregnancy.
Barber was charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and hled on $50,000 bond.
PLYMOUTH - If you could talk with the animals youâ€™d be in good company at Plymouth High School this weekend as the Plymouth High School Theatre Department presents the musical Dr. Doolittle at the PHS Auditorium with a 6:30 p.m. showtime tonight and Saturday nights and matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Though Marshall County hasnâ€™t been significantly impacted by mega-storm â€śSandy,â€ť there are ways that local residents can help victims suffering on the east coast.
Rebecca DeLine of the northern Indiana American Red Cross chapter said that extra training sessions for volunteers have been organized. One of those sessions is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph County Red Cross office in South Bend.
â€śWe are setting up training for those interested in getting engaged right away,â€ť said DeLine Thursday. â€śAs of today, weâ€™ve deployed about 24 volunteers from the area.â€ť
Most Culver residents are aware that work resumed two weeks ago on Culver's downtown revitalization project. At the Oct. 23 meeting of Culver's town council, some insight was given as to how that action came about, following the ceasing of work from Oct. 9 to 16.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 2nd District Congressional Candidate Brendan Mullen (D-Granger) stopped by Opieâ€™s Deli Wednesday afternoon fresh off his debate with opponent Republican Jackie Walorski.
Mullen took Walorski to task several times for seemingly avoiding direct answers to questions during the debate aired on WSBT2 Tuesday night.
During the debate, Mullen painted Walorski as a career politician while citing his own small business and military experience.
PLYMOUTH â€” After a week where his name was all over the national news for his comments on abortion and rape, Republican Seante candidate Richard Mourdock was at The Brass Rail Wednesday afternoon as his campaign charged toward the finish.
And Mourdock brought with him some good news for the supporters on hand.
He told the group that internal polling suggested Mourdock had gone from being in a tie with opponent Democrat Joe Donnelly to leading by a little less than two points.
Mourdockâ€™s campaign took a hit from comments he made at an Oct. 23 debate.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â A law passed at the state level in July could protect minors from being arrested for underage drinking.
State senator Jim Merritt (R), who co-authored the bill, told the Pilot News Tuesday that he is traveling around the state to speak to high school and college students about the new law.
PLYMOUTH - An area group is hoping to provide tools for Marshall County residents to help law enforcement take a bite out of crime.
The Marshall County Drug Free Committee in conjunction with Plymouth FOP Lodge #195 is producing a â€śHot Spot Cardâ€ť to allow residents to provide tips to the Marshall County Drug Task Force anonymously. Any resident can fill out the card and simply drop it in the mail. Postage is paid and the tips are followed up on by investigators.
MARSHALL CO. â€” A practice that started in the late 1980s will not be allowed in some public hunting areas this year, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources this week.
Bonus antlerless permits â€” which allow hunters to take additional female deer to keep population down â€” will no longer be valid in Menominee Wetlands Conservation near Plymouth or Maxinkuckee Wetlands Conservation near Culver.