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Thursday, April 24, 2014

 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 24 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
 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.

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

Lydia Sheaks
Posted 48 minutes ago
 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 51 minutes ago

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

 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.

 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 on April 23, 2014 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.

 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 http://bit.ly/1mAHnNF.
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.

 The city of Elkhart is moving forward with plans to demolish this house at 219 State St.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

Building commissioner given permission to tear down houses on Aspenwald Avenue and State Street.

 Elkhart resident Terry Trost smiles Wednesday, April 23, 2014, as she talks about her recovery from the fungal meningitis outbreak that caused her long illness. Trost still has issues with fatigue, but is improving and is now able to complete housework and even participate in water aerobics class.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:57 p.m.

Terry Trost has been battling fungal meningitis for the past year and half.

 Experts around Elkhart County say abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.

The Indiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering to collect unwanted prescription drugs in Elkhart and Cass counties on April 26. 

 Curt Nisly, Republican challenger for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 4:32 p.m.

Rep. Rebecca Kubacki is facing an intense challenge from Curt Nisly for the District 22 seat.

 Maggie Edel, 10, Mariah Rice, 10, and Jessie Florea, 8, make candy-filled crackers at an Eastwood Elementary School Pay It Forward Club meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:10 a.m.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence proclaimed Thursday, April 24, Pay it Forward Day for Indiana. Here's how you can get involved.

 The Elkhart Fire Department responded to a fire that destroyed a trailer on Jon Drive early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014.
Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:57 p.m.

Lt. Aaron Gerber is filling in the position left vacant after chief investigator Rob Smith retired. 

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