Thursday, July 31, 2014

 Mack Samuel Stokes was arrested Wednesday morning, July 31, and preliminarily charged with felony burglary of a dwelling.

Police say the claw hammer-wielding burglary suspect was chased away by a man with a .45 caliber handgun.

Posted at 10:29 a.m.
 Angel Barsoda holds her daughter Wyllow while pointing at missing ceiling tiles in her daughters' room July 18, 2014. The Barsodas are being told to leave their apartment at 121 W. Washington St. because the property is being foreclosed.

Other than filing a civil suit, there are few options tenants have to force a landlord to address issues quickly. One Goshen couple faces homelessness as a result.

Posted at 2:26 p.m.
 In this file photo, Al Mackowiak examines counterfeit currency during his service as a detective for the Goshen Police Department. Mackowiak was recently appointed as town marshal of Millersburg.

Al Mackowiak, a former Goshen police officer, replaces David Keith Hathaway, who was charged July 17 with two counts of conversion. 

Posted at 12:25 p.m.
 Jim Thorpe, inventor of EZ Sweep & Rake poses for a portrait with his invention designed to make sweeping up easier at his Goshen office Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Posted 1 hour ago

Venture will start online only with hope to later move into box stores. 

 A Michigan woman told police a lion bit off a part of her finger after she tried to pet it Saturday, July 26, at a private zoo in East Tawas, Mich.
Posted 2 hours ago

She told police the big cat took off a part of her finger after she tried to pet it.

 Jeff Petermann has suspended his Libertarian bid for the U.S. House and stepped down as chairman of the Elkhart County Libertarian Party, citing disillusionment with the party.
Posted 2 hours ago

The third-party hopeful cited lack of support and disillusionment with the Libertarian Party.

 On Wednesday, Sandy and Kenny Lingofelter were putting out items in a tent in their yard for their garage sale.
Posted at 5:35 p.m.

Lingofelters raise money for ADEC with their garage sale.

 Elkhart Co. native Zach DuBois will perform downtown at the upcoming Celebrate Elkhart block party hosted by The Elkhart Truth.
Posted at 5:24 p.m.

A week of events celebrating The Elkhart Truth’s 125 year anniversary will culminate in a block party Saturday, Aug. 9.

 In this file photo, Adrina Bradshow, 5, tries to catch a ball to get a pencil at the Night Out Against Crime at the Civic Plaza in Elkhart on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. The Elkhart Education Foundation is hosting a kick-off to the school year at the Civic Plaza Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Posted at 5:09 p.m.

The Elkhart Education Foundation is throwing a party for Elkhart schoolchildren to start off the year — and it’s free. 

 Big Brothers have the opportunity to expose their Little Brothers to all sorts of fun activities and even career paths that they didn’t know were possible.
Posted at 5:03 p.m.

Stephanie Patka, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County, says it’s not hard to find people who’d love to help local children – it’s getting them to see past their hesitations. 

 The South Bend Silver Hawks play a best-of-three opening-round Midwest League playoff series Sept. 3-5, with the second game and the third, if necessary, at Four Winds Field.
Posted at 4:57 p.m.

South Bend plays a best-of-three series Sept. 3-5, with second game at home, and third as well if necessary.

Posted at 4:55 p.m.

A new crime fighting tool is being featured and Elkhart County Big Brothers and Big Sisters talks about what mentoring means.

 Two children told police that a man exposed himself to them Wednesday, July 30, in the 1000 block of South Ironwood Drive in South Bend. The South Bend Police Department has reached out to the public for any information regarding the suspect or of similar incidents in the area.
Posted at 4:16 p.m.

The man also attempted to lure the children to a nearby garage Wednesday, July 30.


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