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Hamlet Police arrest three suspects in string of burglaries

August 22, 2013

HAMLET – Three people charged with multiple burglaries were arrested in Starke County by officers from the Hamlet Police Department, following a three-month investigation.
At approximately 11 a.m. on Aug. 12, officers from the Hamlet Police Department executed a search warrant  at 7733 N. Kickapoo, Walkerton. Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the search. Items from multiple burglaries in the Hamlet area were recovered at the scene, along with other items that were believed to be stolen. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia also were seized.

Trial begins next week in Upsall murder case

August 22, 2013

ROCHESTER — Roy Bell, of Rochester, will be in Fulton Superior Court Aug. 27-28 for a bench trial for his alleged role in the Nov. 22, 2011 shooting death of former Knox resident Wilma Upsall.
Upsall’s body was discovered by her daughter when she returned home to her Leiters Ford residence during the evening of Nov. 22.
Autopsy findings revealed that 81-year-old Upsall died as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted during a burglary allegedly involving Bell, William Scroggs of Delong, and Jason Miller of Plymouth. The latter two have also been charged with murder.

Virginia man dies in Starke County plane crash

July 29, 2013

STARKE — One man is dead following a single-engine plane crash in a homemade experimental aircraft Monday afternoon in Starke County.
James A.W. Evans III, 68, of Stafford, Va. is believed to have died instantly, according to Starke County Coroner Kris Rannell's report. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30.
At 2:50 p.m. the Starke County Sheriff's Department 911 emergency call center received a call about a plane crash. The caller said the crash happened near S.R. 8 along the south end of the Starke County Airport, in Knox.

Starke Health nurse says not first time Starke has tested positive for West Nile

July 26, 2013

STARKE — Once again, reports of West Nile virus are in the news. Fortunately, Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch says there are no known cases of West Nile in humans in the county.
"I haven't received any reports of anyone diagnosed with West Nile. We did have a case of West Nile in a human in Starke County last year; but so far this year, no one has been afflicted," He said.
Starke County tested positive for West Nile carrying mosquitoes in late spring this year.

Online reserved hunt applications available

July 13, 2013

Hunters can apply for a reserved hunt online by visiting IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov and clicking on the "Register for a Reserved Hunt" link.
The online method is the only way to apply.
All applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the hunt for which they apply. All applications must be completed by the application deadline to be eligible for the drawing. Hunters will be selected through a random drawing. All drawing results will be posted at Wildlife.IN.gov within a week after application deadlines.
• Dove Hunt Draw: Online application deadline is July 28.

Rubella confirmed at Valpo U

July 13, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — A case of rubella (German measles) has been diagnosed in an international student at Valparaiso University in Porter County. State and local health officials are working with the university to identify potential additional cases.

Making Independence Day music

July 12, 2013

Journey Weber, 6, of Knox, picks out a tune on her guitar on July 4 for her mom, Brooke Estok.

State officials caution parents to watch children carefully around bodies of water

June 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – As the summer months get hotter, Indiana families will be flocking to local pools, lakes and reservoirs for recreational water activities. The Indiana Department of Child Services and the Department of Natural Resources remind parents and guardians to make sure they keep a close eye on children playing in or near water.
The most recent Indiana child-fatality data shows that in state fiscal year 2011, 11 Hoosier children died from drowning.

Health officials encourage Hoosiers to protect themselves against swine flu

June 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — State health officials are encouraging Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves at county and 4-H fairs around the state this summer following detection of four cases of variant influenza A (H3N2v). All individuals visited the Grant County Agricultural Fair, June 16-22, prior to illness, and at least two had contact with swine. Variant influenza A H3N2v was identified in Indiana last year, with a total of 138 cases in 2012.

'Supermoon' lights up night sky for lunar lovers

June 23, 2013

This weekend, one of the most popular posts on social networking sites was the "supermoon", which was scheduled to appear in the night sky Saturday evening and into Sunday morning. Lunar lovers weren't disappointed as the giant sphere rose in the night sky as it passed by Earth at its closest point for the year.

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