Friday, August 22, 2014

 The Elkhart Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was called to City Hall at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, for a report of a suspicious package. Police believe the package was actually a gift, though.

The Elkhart city hall was evacuated Friday afternoon after a suspicious package was reported.

Posted 28 minutes ago
 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore reads a statement about the aftermath of the Garfield Avenue incident involving a police officer in July. The mayor answered questions from the media in the council chambers after reading his statement Friday, August 22, 2014.

The Elkhart mayor held a press conference Friday morning, where he talked about recent incidents between police and residents living in the West Garfield  neighborhood.

Updated at 10:25 a.m.
 The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to keep their car doors locked in the wake of several robberies across Elkhart County made possible by garage door openers in unlocked vehicles.

Thieves apparently used garage door openers from unlocked cars to get into garages in Osolo Township.

Posted at 7:28 a.m.
 Truth Radio 1340 will launch on Monday, May 5, 2014.
Posted 27 minutes ago

It’s time for high school football to begin. Bill Beck talks about the start of the season and Pat Doherty previews tonight’s games. 

 Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells speaks during a news conference to share preliminary results of a second autopsy done on Michael Brown Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. The independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times, and Parcells, who assisted former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden during the autopsy, said a graze wound on Brown's right arm could have occurred in several ways. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Nearly two weeks following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, authorities have continued to respond to riots in Ferguson, Mo. 

 Laura Koch, left, listens to comments during a press conference by Mayor Dick Moore at the council chambers Friday, August 22, 2014. Moore read a statement before answering questions about the incident involving a police officer on Garfield Avenue in July. It was announced earlier this week that Koch will begin her duties a police chief in September.
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Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore said Friday that the city is “absolutely considering” spending about $40,000 to equip officers with vest cams. Here’s what our readers had to say.

 The Elkhart County Agricultural Society has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. The award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Posted at 12:26 p.m.

This year’s Farm Family Award was given to Michael and Sue Martin of Wakarusa. Award winners will be honored at an upcoming banquet.

 The Mangy Lion Trophy currently resides on 1 Blazer Blvd., home of the Elkhart Central Blue Blazers. Central will travel crosstown to rival Elkhart Memorial on Friday, Aug. 22.
Posted at 11:00 a.m.

Elkhart Central has owned the trophy for two years, but Elkhart Memorial is playing at home in 2014. 

 The WHME TV-46 telecast crew of (from left) Bob Nagle, Chuck Freeby and Bo Hundt will bring another season of high school football to northern Indiana airwaves in 2014.
Posted at 6:22 a.m.

A Friday night lineup for where you can listen and watch everything happening under the Friday night lights.

 Chris Conklin tells the Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals about her positive relationship with the feral cats she and her husband give food, water, and occasional outdoor shelter to at their home on Ideal Beach.
Posted at 6:03 a.m.

Elkhart Central High School was on a temporary lockdown Thursday afternoon, the Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously in favor of an appeal made by feral cat caretakers and three other stories to start your Friday. 

 This image was taken from a video provided to The Elkhart Truth. The video shows Elkhart Police Department patrol vehicles along West Garfield Avenue during the arrest of 21-year-old Reese Tommy Haithcox on July 3 in Elkhart.
Posted at 6:00 a.m.

Community blog: City officials have tried to explain away increased police activity after Cpl. Dustin Young was injured in the neighborhood. But the evidence points to police harassment.

 Participants in a recent Riding To Remember cruise along C.R. 3 in Elkhart County. This year's charity ride will be Sept. 7.
Posted at 5:00 a.m.

Elkhart Bike Night will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Central Park. The Riding to Remember charity ride will be held two days later to benefit Jesse’s Warriors.

 Church Community Services Seed to Feed co-cordinator Katie Jantzen arranges large quantities of vegetables that were made available as part of the CCS’ first Free Farmers Market for area food agencies in July.
Posted at 5:00 a.m.

A group of Elkhart County leaders hope extra space in the jail kitchen can be used to help provide more fresh, local food for the county.

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