Monday, September 22, 2014

 Kyle T. Papa, 23, faces several charges related to an accident that killed 24-year-old Amanda Ezra

Kyle T. Papa, 23, pleaded guilty to his charges after a June incident in which a mother of three was killed while vomiting out the window of a minivan Papa was driving.

Posted at 2:08 p.m.
 Anastacia Cortes Reyes

Anastacia Cortes Reyes was last seen at the Kroger on West Hively Avenue on Aug. 26, 2014, according to Elkhart police.

Posted 2 hours ago
 Joseph Lee, 32, of Goshen, is a suspect in a Mishawaka shooting.

Mishawaka police are looking for Goshen resident Joseph Lee, who is considered armed and dangerous, in connection with a weekend shooting.

Posted at 1:50 p.m.
 On Tuesday, Sept. 16, ADEC CEO Donna Belusar makes a passionate plea to the Elkhart County Council to continue funding the organization, which assists 1,045 disabled Elkhart County residents. They're requesting $450,500 in 2015, the same amount they received last year.
Posted 3 minutes ago

While Elkhart Truth readers debated whether or not government should fund non-profits, most agreed that ADEC’s services to disabled people in Elkhart County are important — and that warmed the heart of the company’s CEO.

 Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, rounding the bases after a home run in Pittsburgh, is one of the team's hot prospects. Fans could see other Cubs of the future play at Four Winds Field as members of the South Bend team.   rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Posted 51 minutes ago

Kane County’s loss becomes South Bend’s gain. Upgrade in facilities at Four Winds Field are likely the biggest factor for the switch.

 Elkhart K-9 officer Kaz retired in August 2014 after five years of service to the Elkhart Police Department.
Posted 1 hour ago

The 6-year-old German Shepard was recognized by the North American Police Work Dogs Association for capturing four armed robbers in April 2013.

 Aaron Brewer, production supervisor at KIK Custom Products,  talks with a job applicant during a hiring event the company held July 31, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Elkhart, Ind.
Posted 1 hour ago

Elkhart County’s joblessness remains lower than the state and nation, but slightly higher than LaGrange and Kosciusko counties.

 Truth Radio 1340
Posted at 1:17 p.m.

Donna Belusar of ADEC talks about what role the organization plays in the community and more radio stories to fill your lunch hour.

 In this file photo, the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater reviews opens bids for a utility and street project at Dickerson Landing. From left is Michael Landis, mayor Allan Kauffman and Rudy Stegelmann.
Posted at 1:10 p.m.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Most items will discuss construction in several parts of town, but the Goshen Police and Fire Department each have an item as well. 

 Students and staff were evacuated from Merit Learning Center on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall.
Posted at 12:59 p.m.

Students and staff at Merit Learning Center in Goshen were evacuated when a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall Monday, Sept. 22.

 Elkhart Public Library's display of banned books is shown Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Banned Books Week is Sept. 21-27, 2014.
Posted at 12:57 p.m.

In 2013 people most often complained about the appropriateness of Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games and these eight other books. 

Posted at 12:39 p.m.

The class starts Oct. 1 and runs twice a week through the end of March. Students will be eligible to take national and state certification exams at the end of the course.

 Newly sworn-in Elkhart Police Chief Laura Koch answers questions from the media following the swearing-in ceremony at city hall  Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
Posted at 11:59 a.m.

Two new assistant chiefs have been appointed, as well as a new Internal Affairs director and public information officer. 

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