Sunday, October 26, 2014

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A jury finds Todd Stewart guilty of murdering his business partner Mark Miller in 2012, a restored steam locomotive visited Elkhart and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 2:41 a.m.

Jury finds Todd Stewart guilty of murdering business partner Mark Miller in 2012

The jury found Todd Stewart guilty of murder in connection with the death of business partner Mark Miller in 2012. They reached the verdict at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, after a four-day trial in Elkhart Circuit Court.

Miller’s body was found in a barrel floating down the St. Joseph River on Sept. 20, 2012. Stewart was arrested on a warrant six months later. He now faces up to 65 years in prison as a result of the conviction. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 29.

Locomotive history passes through Elkhart County

A restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive visited Elkhart on Thursday afternoon, May 1.

The train was first built in 1944 and was a fixture in Fort Wayne after the second World War. It underwent renovations in 1979 and another overhaul in 2005. It is now used for public displays and passenger excursions.

The train will depart on Monday, May 5, for Calumet City, Ill.

Shoppes on Six plan doesn't include a movie theater upgrade

The Shoppes on Six development in Elkhart will not replace its current theater with a new state-of-the-art facility, according to a spokesman with developer Thompson Thrift. The plans for the revamped theater was first announced in 2012 by the Indianapolis company. The Shoppes on Six is an 18-acre development located southwest of C.R. 6 and Cassopolis Street.

Indiana University, Vincennes University under Title IX investigation over sexual assault cases

The U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 universities and colleges that are currently being investigated for how they handled sexual assault cases on campus. The list includes two Indiana schools, Indiana University in Bloomington and Vincennes University. The list does not mean the schools have broken any laws, only that they are currently being investigated.

Ask the Truth: What have you always wanted to know about our community?

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