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5 things to know for your Sunday in Indiana

The Perseid meteor shower starts tonight, Michiana Crime Stoppers are asking for information on an unsolved murder and three more stories to start your day.


Posted on Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:16 a.m.

2014 Perseid meteor shower starts Sunday

The annual Perseid meteor shower starts tonight and peaks Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. NASA says stargazers can expect to see fireballs and about 100 meteors an hour at the shower’s peak, if they follow NASA’s advice on watching. The Sunday meteor shower coincides with the 2014 supermoon, when the moon will be larger and brighter than any other night of the year due to its close proximity to Earth.

Residents see potential for close-knit community in cohousing neighborhood

A cohousing development in Goshen is closer than ever to breaking ground. The neighborhood would be designed and managed by a coalition of residents who make decisions about the homes together. 

Crime Stoppers seeks information on unsolved murder of Elkhart woman

Michiana Crime Stoppers is asking for help solving the murder of a 26-year-old woman found dead outside her home two years ago this month. Jessica Starr of Elkhart was reportedly beaten and stabbed during a struggle in her car on Aug. 8, 2011. Those with additional information about Starr’s murder are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-342-STOP or 574-288-STOP. Tips can be handled anonymously.

6 Elkhart County schools among top 50 with highest number of reported bullying incidents

Six Elkhart County schools are among the top 50 schools with the highest number of reported bullying incidents in the state last year, according to a recent report from the Indiana Department of Education. There were 9,396 bullying incidents reported throughout Indiana for the 2013-14 school year, and 626 reported incidents throughout Elkhart County.

Ask the Truth: What happened to Energy-Inc.’s plans for an Elkhart County facility?

A potential $96 million investment meant to create 500 jobs at the height of the recession in Elkhart County never panned out. Reporter Jeff Parrott investigated and found the county decided not to pursue a partnership with Energy, Inc., which would have created the jobs, because the investment would not have generated as much revenue as the company claimed and county officials hoped.


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 In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo provided by Pete Stachowicz of Paradise Helicopters, a house burns to the ground as lava flows around it near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Guard is deploying troops to the rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, the National Guard is deploying 83 troops to Pahoa to help provide security. The troops will help with a roadblock and with other safety issues. (AP Photo/Pete Stachowicz, Paradise Helicopters)

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