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5 things to know for your Tuesday in Indiana

In case you missed them, here are the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.

1. Elkhart County jobless rate for March 2014 lowest it's been in 6 years

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development announced Monday, April 21, that Elkhart County's March unemployment rate had dropped to 5.8 percent – the lowest it's been in six years.

However, the county's rate has been much lower at times when it was easier for employers to find workers. One player in the RV industry said he thinks the community has grown lazier – read more of his opinion here.

March's rate was 0.4 percent lower than February's numbers.

2. Middlebury's Andy Williams finishes 60th at Boston Marathon

Andy Williams, a Northridge Middle School teacher from Middlebury, finished 60th in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21.

Williams clocked in at 2 hours, 26 minutes and 38 seconds, which was a little under two minutes lower than the time that won him 68th place at last year's marathon.

There was only one Indiana resident that placed higher than Williams.

3. Two charged with felony murder in connection with Devonte Patrick homicide

Two teens were charged with murder in connection with the December 2013 death of 18-year-old Devonte Patrick.

Thomas Harper, 19, and Antonio Walters, 17, of Elkhart, were charged in March – however, the files were sealed at the prosecutor's office's request.

Harper was arrested Jan. 23 following an unrelated incident that ended in him being charged with two counts of burglary resulting in serious bodily injury. He is in custody at the Elkhart County Jail; Walters remains at large.

4. Bristol man dies from injuries after crash on C.R. 2 near Middlebury

Following a three-vehicle crash on C.R. 2 a few miles north of Middlebury, a Bristol man died on Monday morning, April 21.

Dale Greensides, 32, died from head injuries after he collided with a car on his motorcycle Sunday, April 20. Greensides was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital.

The sheriff's department said no citations were issued at the scene of the crash, but the Elkhart County Crash Investigation Team is investigating the incident.

5. Goshen Historical Society researching wall paintings found at Hawks building

Following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Hawks building, two wall paintings were found that are now being researched by the Goshen Historical Society.

One of the paintings depicts three, possibly four, soldiers holding a flag. The other is a message left by a former employee over 100 years ago.

A representative with the Goshen Historical Society said the soldiers' hats look like those from Civil War uniforms. She also said she has been in contact with the family of the man whose message was on the wall.

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