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An Elkhart father of three speaks out against violence in the city, federal agents seize property from an Elkhart business and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:56 p.m.

Elkhart father of 3 touched by violence speaks out

Dionell Hill spoke with The Elkhart Truth concerning violence in Elkhart. Hill moved to the city a decade ago to escape negative influences in Chicago. He said Elkhart has been good to him, but life in the city’s south side in recent years has worried him.

At a recent city council meeting, Hill told the council that he learned the police patrol at Washington Gardens apartments has been discontinued. He brought it up after he recently heard of two gun incidents near the government-subsidized housing complex. Kim Sindle, director of the Elkhart Housing Authority, confirmed that the police patrols have stopped. Mayor Dick Moore said Washington Gardens is still being covered like other parts of the city.

Hill works with youth at Agape Missionary Baptist Church.

Federal authorities seize property from Elkhart business

Agents with the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspector Police and Indiana State Police could be seen seizing boxes and loading them onto a U-Haul truck at Paragon Technology Group on Friday, May 9, in Elkhart. FBI spokesman Dave Crawford confirmed that the FBI and Indiana State Police were conducting an investigation at the location, but he could not disclose any further details about the investigation. Repeated phone calls to the company were not answered Friday.

Elkhart Memorial teachers rap to support students in ECA testing

Elkhart Memorial High School teachers made a rap video to show their support for students taking the End of Course Assessments (ECA) later this month. English teacher Michael Henderson, who raps in the video, hopes the video will encourage students and show that their educators care about them. Freshmen and sophomores will take the ECA on May 19.

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum acquires shield from Captain America movie

The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum in Elkhart has acquired one of the six shields used in the 2011 film “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Owner Allan Stewart purchased the shield two weeks ago at C2E2, an annual comic and entertainment convention in Chicago. The shield is signed by the cast of the 2014 sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and the TV series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Notre Dame to NFL: Nix III selected third round by Houston Texans

Four Notre Dame players were chosen on the second night of the NFL Draft Friday, May 9. The Pittsburgh Steelers chose Stephon Tuitt, and the Arizona Cardinals went with Troy Niklas in the second round. The Houston Texans picked Louis Nix III, and the San Diego Chargers chose Chris Watt in the third round. The Dallas Cowboys chose Zack Martin in the first round Thursday, May 8.


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