The repeal of Indiana’s requirement for a permit to carry a handgun in public has forced police agencies to change how they handle encounters with armed people. The repeal comes into force Friday. Republicans pushed it through the state Legislature over the vocal opposition of the state police superintendent and several law enforcement groups, who argued eliminating permits would remove a screening tool for quickly identifying those who shouldn’t have guns. The change will allow anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun in public except those with a felony conviction, who face a restraining order or have a dangerous mental illness. Supporters argue the permit requirement undermined Second Amendment protections.
ELKHART — The community gathered Thursday not only to celebrate what would have been Rio Allred’s 13th birthday, but also to make sure her legacy lives on.
GOSHEN — A second Goshen man has been charged with child solicitation within days of another arrest, both of which involved the same citizen sting group.
ELKHART — The Elkhart Police Department is warning residents that a warrant phone scam has returned to the area, and that police or court officials will never call residents to request money or gift cards to have a warrant removed.
ELKHART — A law enforcement officer with nearly three decades of experience has been hired to serve as the newest officer with the Concord Community Schools Police Department.
INDIANAPOLIS — Local legislators said three agencies serving Elkhart County recently received a funding boost through a new Health Issues and Challenges Grant program aimed at tackling public health challenges.
ELKHART — Work has begun on Lifeline Youth Ministries’ $7 million facility, an anticipated “game-changer” for young people on the city’s south side.
ELKHART — “Elkhart Proud” is the theme for this month’s ArtWalk, a free, self-guided, public event downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday featuring food, music and, of course, art.
INDIANAPOLIS — Two Indiana State Police troopers serving primarily in Elkhart County were honored during an annual awards ceremony for their dedication, service, bravery and devotion to the department and citizens of Indiana.
GOSHEN — An apartment complex in the Historic Southside Neighborhood has a second chance after city council members showed a change of heart Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans said Friday that they expect to see action toward tightening the state’s abortion law during the Legislature’s special session scheduled to start next month.
ELKHART — A Shipshewana woman pleaded guilty to lesser charges after she was accused of stealing over $100,000 worth of lottery tickets from her employer.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana members of Congress and candidates running for those seats are reacting to the Supreme Court ruling that ended 50 years of federal abortion rights Friday, tossing the issue back to the states.
ELKHART — The Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union highlighted the number of preventable deaths among mothers that could increase in reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
GOSHEN — A man serving 20 years for a St. Joseph County child molesting conviction has been sentenced for battery on a child in Elkhart County.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College has selected Tia Robinson-Cooper as the next chancellor for its South Bend-Elkhart campus; she will begin her duties on July 11.
SOUTH BEND — Elkhart police did not violate a man’s rights when they shot and killed him while responding to the sound of gunfire in 2016, a judge has ruled.
GOSHEN — A fiber-optic build on the west side of Elkhart is expected to provide backup service while also opening some new doors for the county’s network.