5 things to know for your Friday in Indiana

An Elkhart man was arrested for donating HIV-contaminated plasma, a North Webster man tried to solve his marital problems by threatening his wife’s lover with a sword and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on Aug. 8, 2014 at 5:52 a.m.

Data show jump in Elkhart police activity after attack on officer

Activity logs show the Elkhart Police Department beefed up its presence on Garfield Avenue in Elkhart after a July 3 attack on Cpl. Dustin Young. Some neighborhood residents say what they saw as aggressive policing was an overreaction to that incident. Police say increased presence was meant to keep the neighborhood safe, especially since the incident was caused by a non-resident.

Elkhart man faces felonies for donating HIV-contaminated plasma

James Darrell Williams, 31, was arrested Sunday for one count of transferring contaminated body fluids and and three counts of attempting to transfer contaminated body fluids after he donated plasma to BioLife Plasma Services in Elkhart.

Goshen students start 2014-2015 school year

Goshen Community Schools started classes Thursday, Aug. 7, a week earlier than most area schools. The new standardized dress code at West Goshen Elementary is a hit with parents so far, who say it’s inexpensive and makes mornings go more smoothly.  

North Webster man arrested for threatening wife's lover with sword

Mark Bowser, 56, was arrested for intimidation, a level 5 felony, after threatening to murder his wife’s lover with a sword. Webster told police he tried to scare the man with the sword after he smirked and made obscene gestures at Webster. The victim reportedly pushed the sword away and called police.

Elkhart County police to launch DUI enforcement zone

Police in Elkhart County are starting a campaign this weekend designed to catch intoxicated drivers and better enforce DUI laws between Elkhart and Goshen. It will include extra patrols in south Elkhart and north Goshen from 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday and a high visibility enforcement zone 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.



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