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April 18th

Explosion rocks West Texas town; 15 dead, 170 wounded

April 18, 2013

WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

Redevelopment Commission awards bid for River Park Square

April 18, 2013

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission has a contractor to start work on the city's new River Park Square.

At their meeting on Tuesday night the Commission awarded the contract to Michiana Contracting - who had the low bid - but was also able to incorporate the city's "wish list" for the project.

Michiana had a base bid of slightly over $1.3 million for the project. Adding all of the alternates for the project would push it to just slightly over the budget price at a little over $1.6 million.

(More in Thursday's edition of The Pilot News.)

LaPaz man dies in accident

April 18, 2013

LAPAZ — Gary L. Richard, 54, of LaPaz died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a head-on collision.

His car was struck by another car on North Michigan Road near Fifth Road late Wednesday afternoon.

(For more on this story, check out today's print edition of The Pilot News.)

April 17th

Plymouth marathoners escape Boston bombing

April 17, 2013

BOSTON, MA - The tragedy of the bombings in Boston had a local link that thankfully had a happier ending for two Plymouth residents.

Paul Patrick and Jamie Holm were both runners in the Boston Marathon on Monday where bombs marred the ending of the annual event with three deaths and more than 100 hurt. Fortunately for them they had both finished the race well before the bombs exploded.

“The clock in the news reports read a race time of four hours ten minutes but that was actually the third wave of runners,” said Patrick.

Lighting the darkness: Candlelight vigil marks Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness month

April 17, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Members of the community gathered at the Marshall County Department of Child Services office in Plymouth Tuesday night to participate in a candlelight vigil to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect.
The event was hosted by DCS and Marshall County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).
During the vigil in which attendees held candles or pinwheels, the focus was on raising awareness of this issue. April is child Abuse Awareness Month and similar events are held in communities.

Feds deny a suspect is in custody

April 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.

Several media outlets reported earlier in the day that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts.

Suspect in custody in Boston attack

April 17, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Wednesday in a breakthrough that came less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.

The official spoke shortly after several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.

April 9th

Truck driver dies

April 9, 2013

BREMEN — Police suspect a medical problem caused a semi-tractor trailer driver to veer off U.S. 6 and down an embankment north of Bremen Monday morning.
The accident occurred at 10:44 a.m. just west of Miami Trail.
The driver was identified as 51-year-old Edward E Heward, of Romney, W.Va. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release issued by the County Cornoner’s office late Monday.
The driver was westbound on U.S. 6, west of Miami Trail, in a 2005 Freightliner at about 10:45 a.m. when he went off the road’s north side, coming to a rest 300-400 feet from the roadway.

April 8th

Major accident in Bremen shuts down U.S. 6

April 8, 2013

BREMEN — U.S. 6 near Bremen was closed earlier today when a semi truck ran off the road and into an embankment. Preliminary information indicates that the driver of the truck may be deceased. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Police, coroner investigate inmate death at Marshall County jail

April 8, 2013

The Marshall County Coroner and the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a Culver man while an inmate at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Plymouth.

44-year-old Kerry A. Pinder of Culver died suddenly Sunday morning while awaiting release from the facility. Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger says neither violence nor foul play is suspected. An autopsy by Dr. Joseph Prahlow, a Board Certified Forensic Pathologist, was expected to be conducted Monday in Mishawaka. Pinder had been an inmate at the facility since early Saturday morning.

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