ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana school is sending leftover food home with some students to help feed them on the weekends.
Woodland Elementary School in Elkhart has teamed up with...
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two Indiana police officers who were caught on video repeatedly punching a handcuffed man have been placed on unpaid administrative leave.
2 Indiana officers charged in beating of handcuffed man
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two Indiana police officers who are seen on video repeatedly punching a handcuffed man were charged with a federal civil rights crime.
Fire heavily damages northern Indiana RV plant
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A fire chief says a blaze has heavily damaged a recreational vehicle plant in northern Indiana.
Elkhart Fire Chief Chad Carey said the fire Tuesday afternoon caused the...
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former sheriff's captain in northern Indiana has been charged with lying during an investigation into alleged wage theft by employees he supervised, just days after he...
Judge rejects Indiana city’s subpoena for newspaper records
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the City of Elkhart's attempt to force a newspaper to turn over records of its reporting on a Chicago man who was pardoned after a decade in...
3 Indiana officers won’t face charges in gunshots incident
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Three northern Indiana police officers won't face criminal charges in an incident in which gunshots were heard as a truck carrying the three off-duty officers traveled along a...
Michigan couple charged after girl ingests meth, dies
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two southwestern Michigan residents face charges in northern Indiana in the death of a 10-year-old girl who died after ingesting methamphetamine.
Bayer to close Mishawka logistics center, costing 200 jobs
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plans to close its northern Indiana customer logistics center, costing 200 workers their jobs.
Lawsuit: City shares responsibility for crash that killed 3
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A lawsuit says a northern Indiana city shares responsibility for a crash that killed two children and a man who were walking along a sidewalk.
Patrick Industries: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $27 million.
On a per-share basis, the Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had net income of $1.15. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 96 cents per share.
The building products manufacturer posted revenue of $531.2 million in the period.
For the year, the company reported profit of $119.8 million, or $4.93 per share. Revenue was reported as $2.26 billion.
Burglary suspect offered homeowners $200 not to call police
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say a home burglary suspect allegedly offered two homeowners who found him inside their house $200 not to call police.
Thirty-one-year-old Casey Madden of Elkhart was charged last month in a September home burglary. He remains jailed at Elkhart County's jail on burglary and other charges.
Court documents say the homeowners returned home Sept. 30 to find a strange minivan in their driveway and a man and a woman inside their home.
Man, daughters die after car goes off snowy road into river
LIGONIER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northeastern Indiana man and his two daughters have died after his car slid off a snow-covered rural road and into a river.
The Noble County Sheriff's Department says the crash about 10 a.m. Monday killed 50-year-old JJ Reyes of Ligonier, and his daughters, 15-year-old Zulia and 13-year-old Valeria.
Former US attorney to lead Elkhart police review
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former U.S. attorney will lead a review of the Elkhart Police Department after controversies involving the disciplining of officers.
Mayor Tim Neese has selected Deborah Daniels to study the department's use of force, disciplinary procedures and culture.
Daniels is a partner in an Indianapolis law firm. She served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana from 1988 to 1993. She was an assistant attorney general from 2001 to 2005.
Court overturns murder conviction over hypnosis issue
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a 1994 attempted murder conviction, finding that an Indiana prosecutor concealed evidence by not disclosing that the state's sole eyewitness underwent hypnosis to sharpen his memory before testifying at trial.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago announced the decision in Mack Sims' case on Feb. 1.
LCI: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ LCI Industries (LCII) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $20.2 million.
The Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had net income of 80 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to 82 cents per share.
The recreational vehicle parts supplier posted revenue of $536.6 million in the period.
For the year, the company reported profit of $148.6 million, or $5.83 per share. Revenue was reported as $2.48 billion.
Skyline: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ Skyline Corp. (SKY) on Tuesday reported profit of $10.5 million in its fiscal third quarter.
The Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had profit of 19 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 27 cents per share.
The manufactured and modular housing maker posted revenue of $354.7 million in the period.
Lawsuit over wrongful conviction gets green light
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 10 years in prison for a wrongful conviction has cleared a key hurdle in his lawsuit against Elkhart police.
Attorneys for Elkhart argued that Keith Cooper took too long to sue . But a federal judge last week rejected that argument.
Elkhart officer wants change of venue for battery trial
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — An Elkhart police officer charged with battery of a suspect is asking for his case to be moved to another county so he can receive a fair trial.
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New Elkhart police chief promises transparency
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The new police chief of a northern Indiana city wants to focus on transparency and accountability after his predecessor was forced to resign over questions of department discipline and the beating of a handcuffed suspect by two officers.
Chris Snyder, an Elkhart police veteran of more than two decades, was sworn in Monday as the new head of the Elkhart Police Department. The former homicide detective is replacing police chief Ed Windbigler, who resigned last month.
Elkhart looking at expanding part of sanitary sewer system
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana city is looking at an expansion of part of its sewer system that could costs millions of dollars in the coming years.
Elkhart mayor names new police chief after resignation
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of Elkhart has named a new permanent replacement for a police chief who resigned under fire.
Mayor Tim Neese on Friday named 21-year police veteran Chris Snyder to replace Ed Windbigler, who resigned Dec. 10.
Snyder has served previously as a lieutenant, as the northern Indiana department's spokesman and, most recently, as a detective assigned to the Elkhart County Homicide Unit.
No bail for US woman charged with aiding Islamic State group
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bond and release an Indiana woman who is charged with providing material support to Islamic State.
An attorney for Samantha Elhassani says her mental health is deteriorating since her arrest and detention last summer. But the government says the 32-year-old Elkhart woman is a threat to the public. Federal Judge Philip Simon said Thursday that she'll remain in custody while awaiting trial.
New lawsuit says Elkhart police obstructed shooting probe
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The sister of a man Elkhart police killed two years ago contends in a new lawsuit that department leaders obstructed an independent investigation of the shooting.
This comes after a grand jury determined the police officers were justified in 29-year-old Norman Gary's death on Dec. 4, 2016.
N. Indiana couple sentenced in hit-and-run that killed 3
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana couple has been sentenced in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and a man.
An Elkhart County judge sentenced 43-year-old Leonard Grosswiler on Wednesday to 15 years, with 10 years to be served in prison and the rest in community corrections and probation.
Indiana police chief resigns amid discipline controversies
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police chief who downplayed the beating of a handcuffed suspect by two officers and faced other controversies over discipline has resigned, saying in a letter that he's "not perfect."
Elkhart Police Chief Ed Windbigler said Monday in his letter that Mayor Tim Neese had asked him to resign and noted "the intense scrutiny of the media and politicians" in recent weeks.
Thor Industries: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ Thor Industries Inc. (THO) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $14 million.
The Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had net income of 26 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were $1.28 per share.
The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.52 per share.
Indiana police chief suspended after discipline reports
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana police chief who downplayed the beating of a handcuffed suspect by two officers by telling an oversight board they used "a little more force than needed" and "went a little overboard" has been suspended for 30 days without pay, the city's mayor confirmed Tuesday.
Elkhart police Chief Ed Windbigler's suspension began Nov. 14, said Tim Neese, the mayor of the city 15 miles east of South Bend.
State Police declines request to investigate Elkhart police
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — State Police have declined to investigate Elkhart's police department following reporting which revealed that two police officers allegedly beat a handcuffed man.
State Police spokesman Capt. David Bursten said Monday the agency would not participate in the criminal case against officers Cory Newland and Joshua Titus, or in the broader review of Elkhart police requested by Mayor Tim Neese.
Man who pleaded guilty in deadly hit-and-run arrested again
OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man awaiting sentencing in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and a man is now charged in an alleged drunken-driving crash.
Skyline: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ Skyline Corp. (SKY) on Monday reported a loss of $77 million in its fiscal second quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had a loss of $1.42. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 23 cents per share.
The manufactured and modular housing maker posted revenue of $355.4 million in the period.
2 Elkhart police officers face battery charges
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two Elkhart police officers were placed on administrative leave and will be charged with battery for repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in the face.
LCI: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ LCI Industries (LCII) on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $33.8 million.
The Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had net income of $1.33 per share.
The recreational vehicle parts supplier posted revenue of $604.2 million in the period.
DNR water funding includes grants to remove 2 lowhead dams
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — State officials have awarded $1.2 million for improvements along Indiana's lakes and rivers, including funding to remove two lowhead dams.
Patrick Industries: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) _ Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $27.9 million.
The Elkhart, Indiana-based company said it had net income of $1.15 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.04 per share.
In Brown County, tourists find delayed fall foliage show
NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tourists visiting southern Indiana's rustic Brown County are finding that its typically vivid fall foliage still hasn't materialized.
Recent unseasonable warmth has put Indiana's fall colors weeks behind schedule, with many trees still sporting green leaves in late October.
That's left some visitors to Brown County State Park and the tourist mecca of Nashville disappointed.
Indiana couple pleads guilty in hit-and-run that killed 3
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana couple has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that killed two children and an adult.
Elkhart County prosecutors say 43-year-old Leonard Grosswiler of Elkhart pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, obstruction of justice and other charges.
Elkhart exhibit tied to Domestic Violence Awareness month
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana city is kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a free exhibition of art focused on empowerment.
The exhibit is called "SHOUT IT ART! Voices & Visions of Survivorship and Empowerment." It opens Oct. 7 at the Elkhart Art League .