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Former Knox woman found slain in home

February 23, 2012

VALPARAISO — Shawnna Forgus, 22, of Valparaiso, was discovered beaten in her home Tuesday morning by her 5-year-old son.
Police were called to the residence, located in the 400 block of Courtney St., just blocks from Valparaiso University, at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Forgus, formerly of Knox, was not breathing when police arrived at the scene.
Police are releasing little information. However, family and friends of the victim have said that Forgus left her home Monday night and was seen leaving a bar with a male friend.

Brown gets 50 years for death of stepson

February 22, 2012

Stacie Brown was sentenced last week in Starke County Circuit and will spend the next 50 years in prison for the June 21, 2011 death of her stepson Ethan Brown.
Young Ethan died from injuries he sustained at his stepmother's hand June 18, 2011.
When police brought Brown in for question in Aug. 2011, she told Detective Dave Combs that she was taking care of Ethan and her 18-month-old daughter, while her husband was at work. She said she became angry with the toddler because he was fighting with his stepsister. Brown said she shoved Ethan to the floor, where he struck his head.

15 confirmed cases of measles in Indiana

February 22, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana now has a total of 15 confirmed cases of measles, state health officials announced today.  The most recently confirmed case does not pose an increased risk of spreading the disease to others, however, because the individual has been in self-isolation since they themselves were exposed. 

Drug & Tobacco Free falls under Starke County commission scrutiny

February 6, 2012

KNOX — Several officers from the Starke County Tourism Board approached the Starke County Commissioners during their Monday morning meeting to discuss the mishandling of funds that involved two local organizations.
"Debbie Mix, Tabitha Dillner and Rich Wieczorek appeared before the commissioners, at their request, to discuss an ongoing incident regarding Jenny Carter and the mishandling of $7140," Starke County Commission President Kathy Norem said.

Bobby Tauteris is laid to rest

January 16, 2012

NORTH JUDSON — Family, friends and members of the community packed inside Braman & Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson Sunday, Jan. 15 to celebrate the life of Spc. Robert “Bobby” Tauteris Jr. and to say their final goodbyes.
Bobby lost his life Jan. 6 in Kandahar Afghanistan when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers lost their lives in the blast and one was seriously injured.
Bobby grew up in North Judson and was a 1986 graduate of North Judson High School.

Patriot Guard assists in rescuing family from burning wreckage en-route to escorting the remains of Spc. Robert Tauteris to North Judson

January 15, 2012

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Spc Robert “Bobby” Tauteris received a hero’s welcome at Porter County Airport Saturday morning. Tauteris was killed, along with three other soldiers Friday, Jan. 6 in Kandahar Afghanistan when the vehicle he was in hit a roadside bomb. The group, which was on a dangerous mission to clear the area of explosive devices, was part of an Indiana National Guard unit out of Valparaiso.

Bobby Tauteris receives hero's welcome

January 15, 2012

The body of Spc. Robert Tauteris Jr. arrived in his hometown of North Judson this afternoon.
Dozens of residents lined the streets to pay respects as the motorcade and hearse passed by on its way to Braman & Bailey Funeral home.

Family shares memories of Bobby Tauteris

January 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Family members of Spc. Robert Tauteris spoke out about the loss of their loved one at a special press conference that was held at the Plymouth American Legion Wednesday.
Tauteris, 44, known as Bobby to family and friends, was killed last week when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers perished and one was wounded in the blast: Spc. Brian Leonhardt, of Merrillville, Sgt. Jonathan Metzger of Indianapolis, and Spc. Christopher Patterson, of Aurora, Ill. The soldiers were members of the Indiana National Guard’s 713 Engineer Company, Valparaiso.

Former Knox resident's family wins $2 M on scratch off

January 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH – Ironically, it was just two months ago that Rick Cooper, Jr. was razzed about his comment to “What I’m Thankful For” in the Pilot News Thanksgiving edition. Naturally sarcastic, Cooper said, “I’m thankful that tax time is less than two months away.” After all, he has a transmission to replace in his out-of-commission car.

Two arrested for Starke County home invasion

January 1, 2012

KNOX — Jeremy A. Rowe, 33, and Randall L. Rowe, 35, both of Hamlet, were arrested and booked into the Starke County Jail early Friday evening for their alleged involvement in a Starke County home invasion which occurred earlier in the day.

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