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 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 on April 24, 2014 at 12:29 p.m.
 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. The woman at left is Williams' youngest sister, Sandy Williams. Williams was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in December 2013.

The Elkhart native was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Jeff Parrott
Updated on April 24, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.
 Firefighters are on the scene of a gas leak at Eighth and Mason streets near downtown Elkhart. The gas leak was reported near 1:15 p.m.

Following a gas leak at Eighth and Mason streets near downtown Elkhart, NIPSCO shut off gas in the area to repair damage to a line. About 30 to 40 customers are without gas. NIPSCO was unsure when repairs would be completed.

Krystal Vivian
Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:36 p.m.
 Don Steider shows off the grain of a piece of freshly-cut ash during the 2013 during Arbor Day celebration at the Elkhart Environmental Center. This year's event is Saturday. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Posted at 10:43 p.m.

Free food and trees plus a talk on tree disease are part of the activities.

 Davis
Posted at 10:38 p.m.

The two men are accused of breaking into a home at 20 East Apartments in Elkhart in April.

 Ginny Russell accepts the United Way of Elkhart County's Arthur J. Decio Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of Dottie Arnold.
Posted at 2:56 p.m.

An event on Thursday, April 22 recognized those who volunteer for, and contribute to, the United Way of Elkhart County.

 The District 48 Indiana House hopefuls at a candidate forum Monday, April 21, 2014, in Elkhart are (from left) Doug Miller, Jesse Bohannon and Adam Bujalski. Several posts are up for grabs in the May 6 primary election and four forums are slated ahead of Election Day.
Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:03 p.m.

The NAACP, Americans for Prosperity, Elkhart County Young Republicans and Kiwanis Club of Elkhart are hosting the events.

 A sign at the corner of Wood and Homan streets directs passers-by to a home for sale in Elkhart on July 17, 2013.
Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:52 p.m.

The Indiana Association of Realtors senses demand for new homes, but said low inventory holds homes sales back.

 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 on April 24, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

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 on April 24, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

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.


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