Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 A Goshen fire fighter steps off of a ladder and into a burnt out room at the Goshen Inn on Lincolnway East Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The fire was quickly extinguished. Goshen fire officials will have more information after they finish the investigation of the large building.

A fire was reported at the former Goshen Inn around 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Ann Elise Taylor

Posted at 2:45 p.m.

The 26-year-old victim told police she was in a parking lot at the Overlook Apartments on Monday evening when the man approached her with a gun.

Emily Pfund

Posted at 1:13 p.m.

Police are investigating two robberies in different buildings of the La Casa Estates apartments on Elkhart’s south side.

Emily Pfund

Posted at 12:43 p.m.
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