Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer buying Biomet in cash-and-stock deal valued at about $13.35B
Posted at 7:42 a.m.
 Nineteen-year-old Thomas Harper was arrested in connection with a double shooting that occurred in Elkhart on Thursday, Jan. 23.

The 19-year-old is accused of killing Devonte Patrick in December, 2013. He faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted.

Sharon Hernandez
Posted 31 minutes ago
 Madison, the daughter of Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams daughter Madison holds a Purple Heart honoring her father that was presented to her that on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Williams' mother, Debbie Passerallo, stands behind her. Williams was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in December 2013.

The Elkhart native was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Jeff Parrott
Posted 1 hour ago
 Retired physician Glen Miller is the author of
Posted 40 minutes ago

The retired physician talks about preparing for death and about his own life-threatening medical emergency.

 State representative Timothy Wesco explains what the Indiana House is working on as he addresses the Third House meeting at the Elkhart Public Library on March 7, 2014.
Posted 55 minutes ago

Carlin Yoder and Tim Wesco explain why they haven't expressed support for Concord Community Schools' referendum.

 A woman enters the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch Thursday, March 7, 2013, on Harrison Street in Elkhart. BMV branches will extend operational hours on May 5 and 6 to accommodate would-be voters needing identification cards.
Posted 58 minutes ago

Per state law, voters must show identification when voting in the May 6 primary.

 Talyn Schmucker (left) and her mother, Ashley Stemm, are the 2013 Elkhart Truth Mother-Child Look-Alike Contest winners. The two are pictured Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Posted 1 hour ago

We have received scores of submissions in the Mother and Child Look-a-like contest already but this is the last weekend to submit your entry. Voting begins April 29.

 Alaskan Brewing Company coming to Michiana
Posted 2 hours ago

Alaskan Brewing Company will add Michigan and South Dakota to its distribution area and will also add a canning line to its facility.

 John Swoveland Jr., 2, was killed Wednesday night, April 9, 2014, when he was struck in the chest with a bullet from a nearby shootout between two rival groups.
Posted at 9:19 a.m.

The toddler was shot and killed by a stray bullet in South Bend earlier in April. The vigil will take place Thursday evening. 

 Jake Webster (left) reads poetry at the ArtWalk in downtown Elkhart on Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012. People around the country are celebrating Poem in your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 24. (Truth Photo By Evey Wilson)
Posted at 8:37 a.m.

What's your favorite poem? Share it with us today for #PocketPoem.

 Goshen players Antonio Garcia-Sanchez, Dareyon Sandford, and Mason Schrock watch from the dugout during the Little League All-Star baseball game between Goshen and Osolo that decided the division title Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Goshen won 7-6. Little League signups in 2014 are down from last year. Some parents blame it on the cost of Little League while others say that poor sportsmanship or the increasing popularity of travel teams could be to blame.  (Truth Photo by Julia Moss)
Posted at 2:15 a.m.

The South Bend Regional Airport could soon offer international flights, four Northern State Conference schools join the Northern Indiana Conference and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:12 p.m.

Beacon Health System is partnering with the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization and Indiana Lions Eye Bank to facilitate organ, eye and tissue donation. Activities at Memorial Hospital take place Wednesday; activities at Elkhart General Hospital take place through April 27.

 People gather courthouse lawn in downtown Goshen to pray during the National Day of Prayer in this Elkhart Truth file photo. The theme for National Day of Prayer 2014 is
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.

Two worship and prayer events will be held May 1 in downtown Goshen on the court house lawn to recognize National Day of Prayer.

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