Monday, November 24, 2014

 At least one person is dead after a crash on U.S. 20 Monday afternoon, Nov. 24.

The man, a 46-year-old Elkhart man, died after the semi he was driving was sideswiped by another semi.

Danielle Waldron

Posted at 4:20 p.m.
 Cars drive north past the front of the Lerner Theater on Main Street in downtown Elkhart in wet, rainy conditions on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. High winds were causing power outages across Elkhart County on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Strong winds blowing through northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan resulted in power outages and downed trees throughout Elkhart County. Check here for the latest.

Krystal Vivian

Posted at 1:11 p.m.
 Darrell Spice, 33, was arrested on Nov. 21, 2014, on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and neglect of a dependent.

A 33-year-old Elkhart was pulled over for a traffic infraction but police report discovering drugs in the vehicle. His 4-year-old was released to a family member.

Emily Pfund

Posted 1 hour ago
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Likewise, spending in the 2nd District race for 2014 is up compared to 2008 and down in every other House district in the state.

 Mario Checkcinco welds aluminum as he works at Challenger Designs in Nappanee Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The company plans to add 20 jobs next year as it expands. Elkhart County's jobless rate rose from 4.6 percent in September to 4.8 percent in October, but was down from 6.9 percent in October 2013.
Posted at 1:47 p.m.

Elkhart County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in October from September, comparable to nearby counties.

 Elkhart County Sheriff Deputy Mike Culp prepares to work a DUI check point on State Road 19 Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. Police in Indiana will increase patrols and be on the look out for intoxicated drivers and seatbelt violations over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, 2014.
Posted at 1:26 p.m.

The “Safe Family Travel” campaign aims to catch drunk drivers and seatbelt violations in Indiana while travelers go to and from Thanksgiving celebrations.

Posted at 1:26 p.m.

Timothy Kozal is Edwardsburg’s new police chief and was sworn into the post during the Ontwa Township board meeting Nov. 10.

 Northridge Raider Cam Ridenour tries to stay in front of New Prairie's defense Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 during the Class 4A semistate championship game. The Raiders lost 28-10.
Posted at 1:15 p.m.

Plymouth won the NLC with a 7-0 record; Raiders get six players on first team, Concord lands three picks

 Elkhart police are asking for the public's help to find this woman, who is a suspect in a hit-and-run crash in a Walgreens parking lot.
Posted at 12:42 p.m.

Elkhart police say she left the scene of a crash in a Walgreens parking lot more than a week ago.

 The Elkhart Police Department is asking for this man, who investigators say stole items from Menards on Oct. 24, 2014.
Posted at 12:35 p.m.

Elkhart police are searching for a man suspected of stealing from Menards on Oct. 24.

 Your gingerbread cookie house could win you a $100 shopping spree at Concord Mall. Enter The Elkhart Truth's contest, which runs from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7, 2014.
Posted at 12:06 p.m.

Submit a photo of your gingerbread house for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree to Concord Mall.

 FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.   Administration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Posted at 10:47 a.m.

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama’s party in the midterm elections. It also comes as the president’s national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, including the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.


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