Judge awards $548K to estate of scammed Indiana veteran
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has awarded nearly a half-million dollars to the estate of a generous veteran who got scammed.
A Howard County judge ordered Patsy Liali and her...
Historical marker to honor teen AIDS patient Ryan White
ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) — Teenage AIDS patient Ryan White is being remembered for his fight against discrimination with a historical marker outside the central Indiana high school that welcomed him as...
Haynes International: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) _ Haynes International Inc. (HAYN) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Kokomo, Indiana-based company said it had...
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The father of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash during a police pursuit is suing two police departments and an officer, alleging that "careless and negligent...
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's high court has placed a public defender on professional probation for conduct violations that include money mismanagement.
GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A small central Indiana town's monthly newspaper is shutting down six years after the local high school took it over and turned production over to students.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman who police say admitted leaving a racist letter at the home of a family with a biracial son has been sentenced to 180 days of unsupervised...
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Persistent wet weather has put many Indiana farmers well behind in getting their crops in the fields and has some wondering whether to even plant corn because it requires a...
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The adult daughter of a county sheriff has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in central Indiana.
Indiana State Police say vehicles driven by 21-year-old Jordan Asher of...
VA closes part-time clinic in Kokomo after 11 months
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A part-time medical clinic for veterans has closed, less than a year after opening in Kokomo.
A spokesman at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says staff had to be...
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana county has started sending text messages to criminal defendants to remind them about their upcoming court hearings.
HUD awards $1.2 million in grants to Indiana authorities
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded 14 grants totaling more than $1.2 million to local public housing authorities in Indiana to help client families achieve self-sufficiency.
Haynes International: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) _ Haynes International Inc. (HAYN) on Thursday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its fiscal first quarter.
The Kokomo, Indiana-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share.
The alloy products maker posted revenue of $107.1 million in the period.
Indiana farmers struggle without key USDA crop reports
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana farmers are concerned with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to delay the release of key crop reports because of the partial federal government shutdown, saying they don't know what to do with last year's crop without the data.
Alcohol a key factor in crash that killed 3 near Kokomo
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Investigators say alcohol was a factor in an October crash that killed three people in central Indiana, including two men in their 80s.
The Howard County sheriff's department says 56-year-old Brando Wheeler of Kokomo was drunk. Results from toxicology tests were announced Monday
Justice propels IUPUI past IU-Kokomo 95-64
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Camron Justice scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor and IUPUI rolled to a 95-64 victory over NAIA-member Indiana-Kokomo on Thursday night.
Justice nailed half of his six 3-point shots and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Jaguars (6-3), who are off to their best start since the 2009-10 season. Justice fell two points shy of becoming the first Jaguar to score 20-plus in four straight games since Alex Young did it in 2012.
Man donates 1 acre for portage around low-head dam
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man has donated a small plot of land for a portage trail around a dam that's one of the most dangerous sections of a scenic river.
David Rayl donated one acre last week to the nonprofit Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive Land Trust.
Another nonprofit called the Wildcat Creek Guardians will build a gravel trail this winter on the land along Wildcat Creek, which winds 84 miles through north-central Indiana.
Man faces charges after Indiana crash kills 2 young people
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A man is facing charges after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle in central Indiana, killing two young people and injuring three others.
The Howard County sheriff's department says 26-year-old Treundon Johnson of Logansport was heading eastbound early Sunday on U.S. highway 35 and crossed the center line.
Haynes International: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) _ Haynes International Inc. (HAYN) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $2.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Kokomo, Indiana-based company said it had net income of 17 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 25 cents per share.
The alloy products maker posted revenue of $122.3 million in the period.
Man shot after bullet inadvertently thrown into fire
GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man was hospitalized after a bullet that was inadvertently thrown into a fire exploded, striking him in the thigh.
The Kokomo Tribune reports the 23-year-old was cleaning out a shed with a friend and throwing unwanted items into a bonfire.
Indiana woman allegedly left racist note on neighbor’s home
GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana woman allegedly left a note on a neighbor's home filled with racist slurs targeting the family's black son and warning "this is a white neighborhood."
Deborah Cantwell of Greentown faces misdemeanor intimidation and criminal mischief charges.
Authorities say a man told Howard County police on Oct. 13 that he'd found a racist letter attached to a door at his newly-purchased home.
Officials: 3 dead following head-on crash in central Indiana
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Officials say three people have died following a head-on crash in central Indiana.
The Howard County sheriff's office says an SUV heading westbound apparently crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound pickup truck Thursday afternoon on State Road 22 near Kokomo. The sheriff's office says all three occupants of the vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene.
State studying northern Indiana site of recent semi crashes
GALVESTON, Ind. (AP) — State highway officials are going to study a rural highway ramp in northern Indiana that's been the site of three serious semitrailer crashes in the past three months.
Kokomo apartment complex hit by tornado reopens new units
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana apartment complex ravaged by a 2016 tornado has reopened its first renovated units more than two years after that storm.
About three dozen one-bedroom units reopened last week in one building at Park Place Apartments, which was condemned after the Aug. 24, 2016, storm roared through Kokomo, leaving four of its apartment buildings in shambles.
Employers jump into providing care as health costs rise
KOKOMO, Indiana (AP) — Autoworkers in this blue-collar, central Indiana city have an eager helper waiting to pick up the bill at their next doctor visit.
Man’s conviction upheld in 2 robberies of same Indiana bank
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man who was found guilty of robbing the same central Indiana bank twice about 15 months apart.
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Youth, 15, dies after crashing stolen car chased by police
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old youth has died after crashing a stolen car pursued by police in north central Indiana.
Howard County Coroner Steven Seele says 15-year-old Travis L. Abston Jr. of Battle Ground died Tuesday after crashing into another car in Kokomo.
Report: 1 in 5 Indiana residents experience ‘food hardship’
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A new report on hunger says nearly a fifth of Indiana households with children struggle to find enough money to feed their loved ones.
Bike connector route planned to link 2 Indiana trails
LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Organizers are working on a bicycle route to connect two recreation trails in northern Indiana.
The proposed route would use existing roads and trails to connect the 22-mile (35.5-kilometer) Panhandle Pathway running between Winamac and near France Park in Cass County and the 37-mile (59.5-kilometer) Nickel Plate Trail linking Rochester and Kokomo.
Man held after girl struck, killed by car in central Indiana
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a young man has been arrested after a 10-year-old girl was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in central Indiana.
Police say Renay Jenkins was walking Thursday afternoon in Kokomo when she was struck by a car. The driver fled the scene and the girl died at a hospital.
GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Work is nearing completion of a 4,500-panel solar farm that will supply electricity for a central Indiana high school.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana doctor is warning patients to be careful when purchasing cannabidiol following the recent state law that authorized the widespread sale of the cannabis-derived oil.
Haynes International: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) _ Haynes International Inc. (HAYN) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $713,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Kokomo, Indiana-based company said it had profit of 6 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 5 cents per share.
The alloy products maker posted revenue of $113.1 million in the period.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A search that revealed drugs at a central Indiana house has been declared legal despite the address on the warrant being wrong.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A search that revealed drugs at a Howard County house has been declared legal, even if the address on the warrant was wrong.
The Indiana appeals court last week overturned a decision that threw out evidence against Ryan Stabler of Kokomo. The court says the property was "sufficiently described" in the search warrant and the mistake was an "innocent one."
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The family of a central Indiana couple who died after a repeat drunk driver struck them in Seattle has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the West Coast city for $13 million.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Democrats in Howard County will determine who will be the party's nominee for a county council seat after a recount of ballots cast in May's primary ended in a tie.
The Kokomo Tribune reports the race between incumbent Les Ellison and challenger Leslie Fatum ended in a 578-578 tie after the recount was finished Tuesday.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy has been charged following vandalism at a veterans memorial in central Indiana.
The Kokomo Tribune reports the juvenile was charged this week with misdemeanor criminal mischief. The damage to five lights was discovered earlier this month at the Howard County Veterans Memorial at Darrough Chapel Park.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five Indiana airports will share more than $13 million in federal grants to rehabilitate or extend runways.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the grants are among $677 million in airport infrastructure grants the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding nationally.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Weeks of scant rainfall and hot weather have left nearly one-fifth Indiana in the midst of drought conditions.
The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that about 17 percent of Indiana is now ranked as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition gauged by the monitor.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman faces neglect charges after two children in her care tested positive for methamphetamines and her infant son was found to be severely malnourished.
Twenty-one-year-old Angel L. Cooper of Kokomo was arrested Monday on three counts of neglect of a dependent. She's being held on a $15,000 bond, pending a Monday initial hearing. Online records don't indicate if she has an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana pie shop owner has saved an annual strawberry festival by driving to Michigan to pick up two tons of berries after a California vendor failed to deliver the festival fruit.
Kokomo's Strawberry Festival had no berries just days before Friday's festival in the city about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A new historical marker in Kokomo is the central Indiana city's latest tribute to auto pioneer Elwood Haynes.
The plaque was unveiled Monday next to a bronze statue of Haynes outside Kokomo's Seiberling Mansion.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A nonprofit group has won a grant to build a portage trail around a dam that's one of the most dangerous sections of a scenic central Indiana river.
The Kokomo Tribune reports that the $5,000 grant from Northern Indiana Public Service Company will allow The Wildcat Guardians to build a gravel portage path along Wildcat Creek.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — An automotive museum in a central Indiana city with a long history in the U.S. auto industry is looking for a new home.
The Kokomo Automotive Museum is set to close its doors May 18 after its current lease at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center ends.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff's department has closed its investigation into the mysterious 2012 death of a 19-year-old college student.
Tanner Barton was a Marian University student when he was found dead in April 2012 at a rural home where he was staying with friend. The Howard County Sheriff's Department says no criminal charges will be filed in the Kokomo man's death, which has been ruled as accidental.
Developer plans student housing complex near IU Kokomo
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A private developer is planning to build a student-only housing complex near Indiana University's Kokomo campus.
The developer says the complex will have space for 125 students and is expected to open during the summer of 2019.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Senate candidate Luke Messer was a no-show at a campaign event with supporters in Kokomo on Wednesday, thanks to a canceled flight. He missed Gov. Eric Holcomb's GOP fundraising dinner in November. And in September, he left an Anderson venue before Vice President Mike Pence name-checked him during a speech on the Republican-led tax overhaul.