Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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 Drivers wait their turn to pass through the toll booth Monday, Sept. 22 near Cassopolis Street in Elkhart.

The jobless rate for Elkhart County dropped 0.2 percent since July and is lower than some neighboring counties. Read more about that and four other stories to know.


Posted 22 minutes ago
 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 on Sept. 22, 2014 at 3:39 p.m.
 Drivers wait their turn to pass through the toll booth Monday, Sept. 22 near Cassopolis Street in Elkhart.

The private-sector operator of the highway racked up about $6 billion in debt, blaming the poor economy.


Posted at 6:25 p.m.
 Chicago Bears defensive back Ahmad Dixon (36) celebrates his fumble recovery against the New York Jets in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Posted at 12:41 a.m.

Cutler throws 2 TD passes to Bennett, Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19.

 Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) spikes the ball after catching a touchdown pass against New York Jets defensive back Phillip Adams (24) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Posted at 11:57 p.m.

If you weren’t at MetLife Stadium, relive the Bears’ win from Monday Night Football. 

 Airport Manager Andy Jones answers questions during a committee meeting Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Posted at 9:47 p.m.

Airport manager Andy Jones calls allegations he used mowers for personal use ’ridiculous’ during an Elkhart City Council meeting. 

 The Lerner Theatre is at 410 S. Main St. in Elkhart. (Truth Photo)
Posted at 9:36 p.m.

Here’s where you can get your tickets to upcoming shows at the Lerner Theatre, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, School House Rock Live!, Cirque De La Symphonie

 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 on Sept. 22, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.

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 on Sept. 22, 2014 at 5:25 p.m.

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 on Sept. 22, 2014 at 4:50 p.m.

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 on Sept. 22, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.

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

 Kyle T. Papa, 23, faces several charges related to an accident that killed 24-year-old Amanda Ezra
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

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.

 Joseph Lee, 32, of Goshen, is a suspect in a Mishawaka shooting.
Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.

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

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