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Alligator found with taped mouth

February 27, 2012

STARKE CO. — Indiana Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman was contacted by two fishermen who made a surprising discovery on the Kankakee River in Starke County Sunday. Jeff Brewer and his father Steve Brewer discovered a dead alligator stuck in a logjam about 2 miles downstream from the English Lake public access site. The Brewers had just launched their boat and were heading out for an afternoon of fishing when Jeff spotted the foot and tail of the alligator sticking out of the water.

Park Jefferson 'unfit for human habitation'

February 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The last few remaining residents of the more than 50 Park Jefferson Apartments on Jefferson Street in Plymouth should have already moved out or are in the process of vacating.
The Marshall County Health Department officially declared the property “unfit for human habitation” and gave a resident in building #2 until last Sunday to vacate.

Daytona airing at 7

February 27, 2012

Photo by Maggie Nixon
NASCAR will be burning up the track in Daytona tonight at 7 p.m., a race postponed from noon today, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Pictured is a safety worker putting out a fire in the pits at Chicagoland Speedway in September, 2011.

Rochester man injured in off-road vehicle accident

February 24, 2012

ROCHESTER — Dustin Sullivan, 26, of Leiters Ford was operating a four wheeler along Erie Lackawanna Railroad Wednesday when he struck a tree and was ejected from the vehicle. Sullivan was transported by family to the Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester and then to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He sustained internal injuries but is in stable condition. Conservation officers in Fulton County are investigating the incident.

UPDATE: Plymouth man shot by police after chase

February 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Detectives with the Indiana State Police are currently investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in northern Marshall County around 8:30 p.m. last night.
The shooting, which stemmed from a pursuit, ended in the death of one man.

1 dead after high speed chase, firing on police

February 24, 2012

WALKERTON -- One Marshall County man is dead after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the county Thursday night.
The pursuit began in Argos with an attempted traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver. At about 8 p.m. the suspect began traveling on Michigan Road and then north on US 31. At one point his vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of US 30. The red pick-up truck took the North Michigan Road exit and traveled north on Michigan Road to Higbee Corner heading westbound. At times his speed was in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Former Culverite’s battle for life reignited, 25 years later

February 23, 2012

Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyder’s battle with cancer as a teen. Many likely are not aware, however, that the raditation treatment which saved his life then is now threatening his life. At just 13, Chris was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

"We were told to be happy for every day he was with us," recalls mom Darlene. "Churches all over the U.S. and the Plymouth area were praying for him."

Store takes proactive approach, pulls sprouts

February 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jimmy John’s in Plymouth took a precautionary step by pulling spouts from its sandwich offerings many months ago. Reports of outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli in 2010-11 in other areas lead to the action.

3 charged with arson in Kosciusko County

February 23, 2012

BURKET — Two 17-year-olds and Jon Rightsell, 23, of Mentone, were arrested Wednesday night and charged with arson after a fire broke out at Burket Alternative School in Burket. Burket fire personnel quickly extinguished the fire and called the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department to investigate what appeared to be suspicious individuals near the scene.

Comfort Inn work to end by festival

February 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Construction could begin once more on the Comfort Inn on Michigan Street in Plymouth. For more than two years, a sign in front of the structure said the hotel would be opened in 2010. However, since 2010 has come and gone, Mayor Mark Senter added the project to his list of what he terms “eyesores” in the community that he hopes to see improved.
Senter recently published the list as a part of his “Operation Bright Spot” project and, as anticipated, has now been getting responses from owners.

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