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.

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 Participants in a recent Riding To Remember cruise along C.R. 3 in Elkhart County. This year's charity ride will be Sept. 7.

Elkhart Bike Night will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Central Park. The Riding to Remember charity ride will be held two days later to benefit Jesse’s Warriors.

Posted at 5:00 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.
 Church Community Services Seed to Feed co-cordinator Katie Jantzen arranges large quantities of vegetables that were made available as part of the CCS’ first Free Farmers Market for area food agencies in July.
Posted at 5:00 a.m.

A group of Elkhart County leaders hope extra space in the jail kitchen can be used to help provide more fresh, local food for the county.

 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.

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.

 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.

 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
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.

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

 Adler Carris gives a thumbs-up and shows off his superhero shield to a reporter Monday, July 7, 2014 in his home in Elkhart Ind. Adler has hydrocephalus and pilomyxoid astrocytoma.
Updated at 6:00 a.m.

While Adler Carris is undergoing chemotherapy for brain cancer, T-shirts and wristbands are on sale to raise money to help cover his medical bills.

 John Jackson Jr., center left, gets a hand releasing his balloon from his grandfather, Tommy Lamb (center). A commemoration service was held for 7-year-old Kristyana Jackson, who was killed in 2012 near her home on Kilbourn Street in Elkhart. Friends, family and community members gathered to remember, pray and release balloons on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The family urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-342-STOP, who are offering a $6,000 reward.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.

The family of Kristyana Jackson, a 7-year-old who was shot and killed in 2012, asked anyone with information to speak.

 Carol McDowell Loshbough speaks during a ceremony dedicating a new heart statue in honor of four couples who have worked to improve Elkhart. The ceremony was Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Elkhart Civic Plaza.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:13 p.m.

Carol McDowell Loshbough commissioned the artwork to pay tribute to Arthur and Patricia Decio, Craig and Connie Fulmer, Tim Portolese and Bruce Newswanger, and Satish and Debra Shah.

 Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, right, listens to speakers during Tuesday's roundtable discussion on violence in Elkhart at Historic Roosevelt Center. He'll address concerns linked to tensions on Garfield Avenue at a news conference Friday, Aug. 22.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:49 p.m.

The mayor of Elkhart is expected to discuss complaints and possibly ways to improve community relations with police at a news conference on Friday.

 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. 

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