Goshen officer won’t face charges for shooting motorist
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police officer won't face charges for shooting a motorist at the end of a chase.
Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker says a grand jury convened...
NTSB: Plane struck power lines before deadly plunge
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a small plane that crashed last month in northern Indiana, killing its pilot, collided with power lines as it approached for...
Officer resigns after review found he fired gun from truck
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police officer has resigned after an internal review found that he fired a gun while riding in a truck with two other intoxicated off-duty...
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...
Police: Northern Indiana pilot dead in small plane crash
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Police say a northern Indiana pilot died after his small plane hit power lines and crashed in a farm field in northern Indiana.
Indiana man returned to prison for 3 years in DUI fatality
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in a 2008 drunken-driving crash that killed a pregnant woman has been returned to prison for three years for violating his probation.
An Elkhart County judge sentenced 57-year-old Jon Hicks on Thursday after ruling that he broke the terms of his probation by consuming alcohol.
Officer fires gun at end of Indiana chase; driver injured
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an officer fired his gun at the end of a car chase following an attempted traffic stop in northern Indiana.
The chase started Wednesday night after a police tried to stop a motorist in Goshen. During the chase, police say the car averaged speeds of 30-40 mph (48-64 kph). Police used stop sticks to flatten the car's tires before the chase ended.
Church groups cash in on leaf collection in Elkhart County
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Trees have dropped cash in an Indiana county.
Elkhart County distributed thousands of dollars Tuesday to church groups and community organizations for collecting tons of leaves. Officials wanted to provide an incentive to reduce leaf burning.
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 courthouse clock to get overhaul for 150th birthday
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A clock that's told the time since the early 1900s from its perch atop a northern Indiana courthouse is getting a full overhaul ahead of its 150th birthday.
The $80,000 renovation, repainting and thorough cleaning of the Elkhart County Courthouse's clock is expected to start in early 2019 in Goshen.
The clock was installed in 1870 but later moved to the center of the courthouse during a renovation completed in 1909.
Indiana ice storm causes power outages, closes schools
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say an ice storm that hit parts of Indiana created hazardous roads conditions that contributed to one motorist's death, shut down schools, and caused power outages.
Indiana State Police say 60-year-old Rebecca Easton of Goshen was traveling too fast for the slick road conditions Thursday morning when she lost control of her car and it slid off U.S. 31 in Miami County, killing her.
1850s church gets upgrade after windstorm tore off its roof
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A more than 160-year-old northern Indiana church has gotten a face-lift four years after a windstorm tore off its roof, leaving it in danger of demolition.
St. John's Lutheran Church was built in the early 1850s just west of Goshen with separate entrances for men and women, which was the custom at the time.
Suspect in 2011 slaying of Goshen professor appears in court
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A man charged in a 2011 home invasion that left a Goshen College biology professor dead and his wife badly injured has made his first court appearance.
An Elkhart County judge entered a not guilty plea Thursday for 23-year-old Winston Corbett, who's being held without bond on murder and attempted murder charges.
Man, 23, to face charges in 2011 slaying of Goshen professor
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A prosecutor says she will file murder and attempted murder charges against a 23-year-old man for a 2011 home invasion that left a Goshen College biology professor dead and his wife badly injured.
Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker announced she will file the charges by Friday against Winston Earl Corbett, who was 16 at the time of the attack on 58-year-old James Miller and his wife, Linda. Corbett was being held without bond Tuesday in the Elkhart County Jail.
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.
Grand jury indicts 3 ex-sheriff’s employees in payroll case
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted three former civilian employees of a northern Indiana sheriff's office who allegedly were compensated for work they didn't perform.
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Teen gets 64 years for fatal shooting of Indiana woman
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 64 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman following an argument with her daughter.
Sixteen-year-old D'Angelo Honorable of Elkhart was 14 when he fired five shots at Teketa Hixson's home in November 2016 after arguing with Hixson's teenage daughter. One of the bullets entered the house and fatally struck the 34-year-old mother of four.
Special police unit seeks to curb thefts from RV companies
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A special police unit is seeking to curb burglaries and thefts from businesses including recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana.
Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the city's industrial areas.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A grand jury is expected to consider whether criminal charges should be filed against three former civilian employees of a northern Indiana sheriff's office who allegedly were compensated for work they didn't perform.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A teenager has been convicted of murder in the November 2016 fatal shooting of a woman in northern Indiana.
Attorney: Elkhart teen charged with murder denied rights
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for an Elkhart teenager whose murder trial will soon begin is asking a judge to throw out incriminating statements, arguing police violated the teen's constitutional rights.
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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana coroner has ruled the death of a woman pinned under a riding lawnmower was an accidental asphyxiation.
Elkhart County Coroner James Elliot performed an autopsy Tuesday and said the cause of death for 46-year-old Syma DiCarlo was found to be traumatic asphyxia.
First responders found DiCarlo lying face down beneath her riding lawnmower shortly after 11:30 a.m. Monday outside a Goshen home.
Indiana teen struck, killed by train in Goshen
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been struck and killed by a train in northern Indiana.
Authorities say Charles Adkins of Goshen was hit about 3 a.m. Monday at a crossing in the city.
The train stopped after Adkins was hit. The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.
PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — An alligator that was hanging out in a northern Indiana retention pond has been captured after being lured to shore with a frog.
Brandon Crawford of Goshen tells WSBT-TV that he and a friend captured the reptile about 3 a.m. Wednesday and turned it over to police in Plymouth, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of South Bend. Crawford says he's from Texas, where gator hunting isn't unusual.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has banned an attorney from speaking publicly about the pending appeal of a man who alleges that he was coerced into a false murder confession.
The Elkhart County judge granted prosecutors' request Thursday for an injunction against Chicago attorney Elliot Slosar, who had filed an appeal last month challenging 43-year-old Andrew Royer's murder conviction.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana prosecutor has asked a judge to prevent an opposing attorney from making comments to the media about a man who alleges he was coerced into a false murder confession.
Court asked to reinstate conviction in attack on refugee
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general wants the state's highest court to reinstate a man's recently overturned conviction for attacking a co-worker who was an Iraqi refugee.
The state appeals court overturned 53-year-old Moussa Dahab's battery conviction in March. The Elkhart County man was charged with hitting the co-worker with a metal pipe and then invoked the Islamic State terror group.
Man sentenced in beating death of ex-Indiana councilman
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of a former northern Indiana city councilman has been sentenced to six years in prison.
WSBT-TV reports Cody Garman of Elkhart learned his punishment Thursday.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana city hit by record February flooding has landed a $25,000 gift to help residents repair their flood-damaged homes.
Goshen city officials received the donation last week from United Way of Elkhart County. That gift means more than $52,000 has now been raised through donations by community members to help residents with repairs in the city about 25 miles southeast of South Bend.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has finally received a postcard that her mother mailed from southern California nearly 60 years ago.
The postcard was hand-delivered to Sharon Gongwer of Goshen last week by Christine Combs, the manager of the Quality Inn & Suites in Goshen. Combs had found it tucked away in a drawer while cleaning out cabinets.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Court of Appeals has overturned a man's battery conviction after finding that a prosecutor committed misconduct by linking him during his trial to the Islamic State terror group.
Moussa Dahab, 53, was convicted last year of battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly hitting another man in the head with a metal pipe during a workplace dispute at a northern Indiana factory.
Man convicted of killing 2 brothers gets 40 more years
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man who already was sentenced to 130 years in prison for the fatal shootings of two Michigan brothers is getting another 40 years for a non-fatal shooting.
Man convicted in beating death of ex-Indiana councilman
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the beating death of a former northern Indiana city councilman has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
A jury on Thursday night returned the verdict in the case against 22-year-old Cody Garman of Elkhart.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man convicted of killing his estranged wife's boyfriend in 2016 and hiding the body in a sewer has been sentenced to 64 years in prison.
Forty-two-year-old Scotty Irvin of Elkhart learned his punishment Thursday for the fatal shooting 41-year-old Mark Huber. Authorities say he wrapped the body in a tarp and hid it inside a sewer main at Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area in LaPorte County.
Indiana students join national anti-gun violence walkout
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Students at schools across Indiana are participating in a national walkout to protest gun violence.
Wednesday's walkouts came after a gunman killed 17 students last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many students were stepping outside for 17 minutes, one minute for each person fatally shot at the Florida school.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a northern Indiana man to the maximum 130 years in prison for the fatal shootings of two Michigan brothers.
Twenty-eight-year-old James Ross Jr. of Goshen was sentenced on two counts of murder Thursday after a jury convicted him last month.
Goshen College set for campus solar energy project
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A Mennonite college in northern Indiana is planning to install more than 900 electricity-generating solar panels on its campus.
Man awaits sentencing in 2016 slaying; body found in sewer
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of killing his estranged wife's boyfriend in 2016 and hiding the body in a sewer.
Midwest flooding expected to last through weekend
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flooding that prompted evacuations in parts of the Midwest persisted Friday in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio and was expected to last through the weekend in areas that have been swamped by high water from heavy rains and melting snow.
The Latest: Indiana Gov. Holcomb tour flood-ravaged areas
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):
Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has toured flood-ravaged parts of northern Indiana.
Holcomb posted on his Twitter account he saw "heavy flood damage in downtown Goshen" on Friday but was encouraged by the number of volunteers "coming to help fellow Hoosiers."
He also met with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) and other local leaders for a briefing on the regional flood impact and response.
Hospital donates ultrasound machine to South Bend zoo
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ailing animals at a northern Indiana zoo are getting high-tech help from Goshen Hospital.
The Potawatomi (pot-ah-WAH'-toh-mee) Zoo in South Bend has a long history of using ultrasound to detect health problems in animals. But Dr. Ronan Eustace, the zoo's veterinarian, says a newer model donated by the hospital is "vastly superior."
Goshen man convicted in slayings of 2 Michigan brothers
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man has been convicted in the fatal shootings of two Michigan brothers.
An Elkhart County jury convicted 28-year-old James Ross Jr. of two counts of murder Tuesday following a weeklong trial.
The Goshen man was charged with killing 29-year-old Antonio McClain and 25-year-old Anthony McClain in September 2016 as the brothers from Saginaw, Michigan, were in the backyard of an Elkhart apartment house.
La PORTE COUNTY — Though local officials would rather not be toward the bottom of a recent list released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, they’re not losing much sleep over it, either.
Seven northeast Indiana students have been named to the fall Dean's List at Goshen College, the college has announced.
Wife of ex-Indiana GOP congressman seeking legislative seat
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The wife of a former northern Indiana congressman who came under ethics investigation for spending campaign contributions on personal expenses is becoming a state legislative candidate.
Christy Stutzman has announced she'll run for an Indiana House seat representing parts of Elkhart County. Current Republican state Rep. Wes Culver of Goshen isn't seeking re-election this year and is endorsing Stutzman.
Woman, son identified as victims of house fire near Goshen
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people who were found dead following a rural house fire in northern Indiana earlier this month.
The Elkhart County Coroner's Office says the fire early on Jan. 7 near Goshen killed 61-year-old Donna Schneider and her son, 44-year-old Joel Schneider.
The Elkhart County Homicide Unit and the Indiana State Fire Marshal are investigating the fire. A cause has not been released.