Friday, August 22, 2014

 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.
 Evan Bayh

The two-term governor and former U.S. senator still has nearly $10 million in his campaign fund.

Updated at 10:19 a.m.
 Denis Arriola, center, and his grandmother, Petronila Corrales, left, and father Rubin Arriola are pictured at Corrales' Elkhart home. Denis came last year from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to be with his grandmother, parents and other relatives here, part of an influx of Central American children coming to the United States

Petronila Corrales’ grandson counts among the increasing number of unaccompanied children leaving Honduras to be with family in the United States.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.
 Chris Conklin tells the Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals about her positive relationship with the feral cats she and her husband give food, water, and occasional outdoor shelter to at their home on Ideal Beach.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 8:25 p.m.

An Osolo Township couple has successfully appealed a county zoning ruling that advocates say would have had devastating consequences for the local feral cat population.

 City Council president Ron Troyer, pictured in this file photo, is leading an effort to look into code enforcement and rental registration. Councilman David Henke is behind Troyer.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:01 p.m.

The City Council president plans to form a task force to look at landlord concerns but Mayor Dick Moore said his administration won’t participate because council has “no credibility” with its task forces. 

 Democratic U.S. House hopeful Joe Bock has released his first television ad of the campaign, touting his humanitarian work in disaster zones and vowing to help fix the latest disaster, in Washington, D.C. He's challenging Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski. Photo is a screen grab from the YouTube video of the ad.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:27 a.m.

He touts his prior work as a humanitarian worker in disaster zones, contrasting those situations with the state of things in the U.S. He’s challenging Jackie Walorski for her seat.

 David Kolbe is running for the Indiana House District 48 seat.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:25 a.m.

Indiana House district 22 candidate David Kolbe has filed a complaint with the Indiana Election Commission alleging campaign improprieties by his opponent Curt Nisly.

 This undated photo shows Cobus Creek, viewed from Elkhart Road, opposite the outlet to Garver Lake in Ontwa Township, Mich. A proposed sewage treatment plant nearby that would discharge into the creek, which flows into Elkhart County, has generated the opposition of Elkhart officials.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Elkhart Board of Public Works cites misleading information in the proposal in a formal letter to Michigan officials.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 6:55 p.m.

Two people spoke about police issues at Monday’s meeting.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 3:00 a.m.

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski will celebrate the grand opening of her Elkhart campaign office on Tuesday.

 Elkhart Street Department's Dustin Stone works as a crank operator on a paving machine earlier this year.
Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.

While part of that is an annual event, city needs to replenish overtime fund depleted by harsh winter.

Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 2:07 p.m.

He did not agree with proposals released last week involving police relations, but said he quit for ’personal and professional’ reasons.

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, listens to speakers during Tuesday's roundtable discussion on violence in Elkhart at Historic Roosevelt Center.
Posted on Aug. 15, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.

After one member balked at list of ideas, Dick Moore questioned level of support, says plans to improve police relations need to be more rounded.

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