Friday, August 22, 2014

 The Elkhart Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was called to City Hall at about 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, for a report of a suspicious package. Police believe the package was actually a gift, though.

The Elkhart city hall was evacuated Friday afternoon after a suspicious package was reported.

Posted 2 hours ago
 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore reads a statement about the aftermath of the Garfield Avenue incident involving a police officer in July. The mayor answered questions from the media in the council chambers after reading his statement Friday, August 22, 2014.

The Elkhart mayor held a press conference Friday morning, where he talked about recent incidents between police and residents living in the West Garfield  neighborhood.

Updated at 10:25 a.m.
 The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is warning residents to keep their car doors locked in the wake of several robberies across Elkhart County made possible by garage door openers in unlocked vehicles.

Thieves apparently used garage door openers from unlocked cars to get into garages in Osolo Township.

Posted at 7:28 a.m.
Updated at 6:10 a.m.

The parents of the child were home when he was found unresponsive in the bathroom.

 Police responded to a report of a submerged vehicle on Thursday night, Aug. 21, neat the Warsaw License Branch.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 10:17 p.m.

The people inside the vehicle were able to get out on their own.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.

Johntu Reed, 28, was sent to Elkhart General Hospital with leg pain after his motorcycle struck a vehicle on Toledo Road.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 2:57 p.m.

Students at Elkhart Central High School were placed on lockdown while police responded to a suicidal subject nearby. The lockdown was lifted around 3:15 p.m.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.

The powder can be purchased online and is potent enough that people may unwittingly overdose on it, the poison center warns.

 A U.S. magistrate has agreed with prosecutors' motion to jail James LeDonne until his July 14 trial because of the risk that he'll find new victims or flee the area.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

James LeDonne has pleaded for his freedom, saying he misses his children and needs to prepare his defense but a judge denied that appeal. A trial is set for January.

 A New Carlisle firefighter was killed Aug. 5 while battling a fire at K-Fex, a LaPorte County business. The cause of the fire has been ruled
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook of the New Carlisle Fire Department died of blunt force trauma while battling a blaze Aug. 5.

 Terry Wayne Waugh, Jr., 30, was convicted by a jury on three counts of child molesting on July 24, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 8:05 a.m.

After spending almost seven years on the run from police, a St. Joseph County man was located and convicted of child molesting.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:54 a.m.

A convicted murderer from St. Joseph County attempted to escape from prison Wednesday morning but only made it as far as the roof.

Updated on Aug. 21, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw has been jailed without bond since the fatal January shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student.

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