Thursday, July 24, 2014

 (From top left)Levi Sparks, Blake Layman, Anthony Sharp and Jose Quiroz were sentenced to 45 to 55 years in prison after being convicted of felony murder.

ABC’s “Nightline Prime” will examine the “Elkhart 4” felony murder case in an episode airing on Saturday, July 26.

Posted at 10:16 a.m.
 Brooke Wilson

Brooke Wilson faces a child seduction charge following allegations that she went out on two dates with a student. 

Posted 12 minutes ago
 In this archive photo from April 1, 2014, Goshen College student Ryan Smith looks at the message on his t-shirt, meant as a show of support for the school's employment policy that says sex should only be between married heterosexual couples. Goshen College is a Mennonite institution and debate is growing in the church about same-sex marriage. The issue figured in Clinton Frame Mennonite Church's recent decision to cut ties with the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church cited several reasons for leaving the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, including other congregations’ acceptance of same-sex marriage.

Updated at 12:57 p.m.
 Jim Powers Jr., formerly of Elkhart, has been named the next CEO of Chicago-based accounting firm Crowe Horwath LLP.
Posted 1 hour ago

The man from Elkhart is now the CEO of one of the largest accounting firms in the world. 

Posted 1 hour ago

Kim Paul told police she dumped the terrier mix on the road because it was destructive and wouldn’t listen to her.

 A house at 1827 Roys Ave. stands vacant and deteriorating after it fell into foreclosure. (Truth Photo By Jon Garcia)
Posted 1 hour ago

Money comes from same pool of federal funds used for foreclosure assistance.

 Tre Vanun Ulmer has his face painted like a lion during the Summer of Service block party at Tolson Center Friday, June 14. The center will host its 2nd Annual Elkhart County Youth Fest and Food Drive Saturday, July 26.
Posted 2 hours ago

The free event includes food, entertainment and a goal to collect more than 800 pounds of food donations.

 Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas (85) pushes Navy defender Don Pearson (50) aside as he avoids being tackled for a big gain during first half action at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The Irish defeated the Naval Academy 38-34.
Posted 2 hours ago

The Nov. 1 Notre Dame-Navy game will be broadcast on CBS.

 Ray Defrates' stands by his booth Wednesday, July 23, at the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds. Defrates guesses the age, birth month or weight of fairgoers. If he's wrong, the fairgoers win a prize.
Posted at 12:35 p.m.

Ray Defrates has been guessing fairgoers' ages, birth months and weight for almost 20 years at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 A race worker sweeps the track before the next competitor starts a heat of the tractor pull at the Strongman Competition at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Saturday, July 19, 2014. Competitors compete at pulling a tractor, throwing heavy logs, carrying kegs up a steep hill as well as an obstacle course.
Posted at 12:19 p.m.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair medics typically worry about people getting too hot when they visit the fair. That hasn't been as much of a problem this year.

 Truth Radio 1340 will launch on Monday, May 5, 2014.
Posted at 12:15 p.m.

Dan Spalding of The Elkhart Truth and Lt. Cindy Kilgore of the South Bend police talk current events.

 Kyle T. Papa, 23, faces several charges related to an accident that killed 24-year-old Amanda Ezra
Posted at 12:14 p.m.

Kyle T. Papa faces five charges related to the June 15 death of Amanda Ezra in an Osceola drunken driving crash.

 Firefighters were called to a Mishwaka business on fire around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, July 23.
Posted at 12:14 p.m.

Investigators say an early morning fire at a Mishawaka business may have been intentionally set.


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