Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orthopedic device maker Zimmer buying Biomet in cash-and-stock deal valued at about $13.35B
Posted 2 hours ago
 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.

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

Krystal Vivian
Posted 1 hour ago
 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)

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

J. C. Lee
Posted 1 hour ago
 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 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 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.

 Charlotte and Sophia Duarte recently moved to Nappanee from California, and on Saturday, April 20, 2013 they enjoyed their first taste of 'elephant ears' at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival with their close friend Courtney Schmucker (left) also of Nappanee.
Posted at 11:02 p.m.

The weekend event is packed with family-friendly events, including a circus and historical museum tours.

 Penn High School head baseball coach Greg Dikos (left) congratulates Chris Como during a game on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Penn. Dikos got his 600th career victory Wednesday, April 23, 2014, against South Bend Riley at Penn.  (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Posted at 10:41 p.m.

Greg Dikos, in his 28th season as head baseball coach at Penn High School, is 600-225.

 Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash east of Elkhart Wednesday afternoon.
Posted at 10:39 p.m.

Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash at the intersection of C.R. 17 and S.R. 120 Wednesday afternoon.

 An Elkhart teen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.
Posted at 10:38 p.m.

An Elkhart teen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

 Congresswoman Jackie Walorski will speak at Bethel College's 2014 commencement May 3.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:39 p.m.

Walorski and author Todd Gongwer are the speakers for Bethel College's 2014 commencement. 

 Cameron Gruntman solders wiring for the Goshen High School super mileage car Monday, April 7, 2014.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.

Students from three Elkhart County schools are going to national competitions this weekend with cars they built during the school year.

 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers makes an address during his April 18-20, 2014, visit to Bunkerville, Nev. The rural area was the site of a showdown between a rancher and federal officials who critics say overstepped their authority. The photo is a screen grab from a YouTube video of the address, at
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

The sheriff defends his visit to the site of a simmering conflict with federal officials, saying its his duty to protect against federal overreach.

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