5 things to know for your Tuesday in Indiana

Elkhart County prosecutor Curtis Hill will give a press conference with more information about a multi-agency raid that took place Monday in Elkhart. Miss Indiana USA was praised for her “normal” appearance.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:33 p.m.

Elkhart County prosecutor to give more details about multi-agency investigation

Elkhart County prosecutor Curtis Hill will speak about an investigation conducted at six locations in Elkhart on Monday, June 9, that involved multiple police agencies, including the Elkhart Police Department and the Indiana State Police. Officials did not release any information concerning the nature of the investigation Monday.

Part of Elkhart overpass project detour to be closed for two weeks

The Elkhart City Public Works and Utilities Department announced Monday that Indiana Avenue will be closed between Benham Avenue and Prairie Street starting Tuesday. The road will be closed for two weeks for paving. Indiana Avenue was already part of a detour for drivers heading north on Main Street because of the ongoing Prairie Street overpass construction project. Drivers will be asked to take Lusher Avenue as a detour to the Indiana Avenue route. 

Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl praised for 'normal' body

Elkhart’s Mekayla Diehl, representing Miss Indiana USA, was trending on social media after she ended at the Top 20 of the Miss USA competition Sunday, June 8, as viewers praised her for her normal appearance. People took to Twitter to express their appreciation for Diehl’s curves, saying she looked healthy and setting a positive example. Diehl, 25, was crowned Miss Indiana USA in November, making history as the first Native American to win the title

Three taken to hospital after cage falls at Goshen College

Three people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries after a large baseball cage fell at the Goshen College Recreation-Fitness Center on Monday. Goshen Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Kauffman said the cage, which was suspended in the gymnasium, fell during a volleyball match. Jodi Beyeler, spokesperson for Goshen College, called the incident a “freak accident.”

St. Joseph County police agencies bust stores suspected of selling synthetic drugs

Officers from multiple police agencies conducted simultaneous search warrants at six convenience stores in South Bend and Mishawaka Monday. The search warrants, conducted at convenience stores that were suspected of selling synthetic drugs, were a result of a year-long investigation, according to the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office. 

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