• BY Kim Dunlap CNHI News Indiana

A Kokomo woman was arrested Thursday evening in connection with a fire that destroyed a 19th Street residence last month.

  • By Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune

Police say a 55-year-old Kokomo woman sustained minor injuries when she was held against her will by a Kokomo man for several days inside an abandoned trailer.

State News

  • By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts' second choice for head coach could turn out to be even better than the first.

  • By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday. No lawmakers were believed injured, but it at least one person in the truck was said to be seriously injured.

Area Briefs | Police Reports

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Community Howard Regional Health is planning an EMS Call Out night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 for those interested in learning about the hospital’s upcoming EMT course. The event will be in the large education classroom on the lower level at the hospital, 3500 S. Lafountain St.

Kokomo Civic Theatre will be celebrating love with its February production, “Who Am I This Time? (and Other Conundrums of Love).”

  • From staff reports

Republican State Reps. Heath VanNatter and Mike Karickhoff, both of Kokomo, honored Ryan Snoddy this week at the Indiana Statehouse for his 20 years at the Northwestern School Corporation as superintendent.

BUNKER HILL - Cheeseburgers and beef tacos were on the menu this week at Maconaquah Middle School. But these weren’t just any cheeseburgers and tacos. They were made from a cow raised by students right outside the cafeteria doors.

  • By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Throughout his career in elected office, Indiana Senate candidate Todd Rokita has used apocalyptic language to warn of “out-of-control” government spending, which he once described as “choking our economy and stealing freedom.”

The organizers of a two-hour youth summit this Saturday at the Local UAW 685 Hall are hoping to reach local kids with messages warning them of dangers in the world and also encourage them to make the most of education opportunities.

An anonymous tip led police to the lead suspect of a Thanksgiving Day shooting that caused a Kokomo man to be airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

After 20 years of working for the Maconaquah School Corporation, James Callane is preparing to lead it.

  • By Scott L. Miley CNHI Statehouse Reporter

INDIANAPOLIS — A collage of photos shows a happy Savannah Bettis in her purple graduation gown and cap. Other pictures show a smiling, long-haired blonde looking forward to her 2015 commencement at Ben Davis High School.

  • By Kim Dunlap Pharos-Tribune

DELPHI — At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, members of local, state and national law enforcement tried to shed more light on a double homicide investigation that's now moving into its second year.  

WINDFALL — A Windfall man is facing a single felony charge after investigators say he seriously beat and hospitalized a man in a bar following a dispute over a game of pool.

Aldi officials confirmed Monday that Kokomo’s existing store, on East Sycamore Street, will be relocated to Markland Mall as part of the mall’s recent announcement of four new anchor stores.

TIPTON – With a laundry list of preliminary tasks complete and the issuance of bonds slated for later this month, Tipton County officials hope the long-awaited ground breaking for the new jail will take place this summer.

  • From staff reports

A bill authored by Rep. Mike Karikchoff, R-Kokomo, that would eliminate the need for state health officials to conduct annual hospital inspections is moving through the General Assembly.The legislation, HB 1260, would allow the Indiana State Department of Health to issue a license for a hosp…

  • By Staff Reports Kokomo Tribune

Free pizza! The Kokomo Tribune is looking for locals to host "Pizza Parties" so that we can listen to your hopes and concerns about everything from national security to the economy to immigration and other hot button political topics. Here’s how to get involved: Invite a dozen or so of your …

PERU – A couple living in the area of a proposed wind-farm project in northern Miami County says the county’s wind-energy ordinance is unconstitutional and is asking a judge to strike down parts of the statute.

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