TIPTON – Indiana 28 through Tipton will be restricted to one lane in each direction starting next week, following a total closure of the highway west of U.S. 31.

BUNKER HILL — It was a typical Monday morning inside teacher Shayla Elmore’s special education classroom at Maconaquah Elementary School. Some students were busy reading books on nearby laptops, while others quietly used fraction blocks to practice their math skills.

Dennis Sanders, a well-known community volunteer who was often seen at public events, faces three more felony charges of home improvement fraud after investigators say he operated a scheme for years targeting elderly people.

PERU – State health officials have upgraded the blue-green algae alert level at Mississinewa Lake’s beach, which now has the highest warning level of any lake under the control of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

BUNKER HILL – Deputies say a 20-year-old Wisconsin man who stole an SUV led officers on a high-speed chase down U.S. 31 before crashing into a fence at Grissom Air Reserve Base and trying to choke a police officer.

With a crowd of onlookers gathered nearby, the B-17G Aluminum Overcast and its crew of six touched down at the Kokomo Municipal Airport early Monday afternoon.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A settlement has been reached after the parents of a disabled girl filed a discrimination complaint against a Bloomington Montessori school with the U.S. Department of Justice.

CARMEL, Ind. — The Indianapolis suburb of Carmel is spending $64,000 to put its name on a U.S. 31 sign that's inside its city limits but welcomes drivers to the neighboring city of Westfield.

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch spoke during a lunchtime speech Thursday in Kokomo about a variety of topics affecting Howard County residents, including the state’s plan to turn U.S. 31 into a freeway and its investment into rural broadband.

Six local farms have received the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes long-standing family farms that have made significant contributions to Indiana agriculture.

WINDFALL – The Town of Windfall has received a $700,000 federal grant to update and fix its wastewater system after the Indiana Department of Environment Management found violations at the town’s sewage plant.

Local drivers and business owners are looking forward to the end of construction on Markland Avenue and its intersection with Washington Street after city officials said the project should be mostly completed by the end of August.

Margaret Holtman remembers her father always giving her the same advice, regardless whether it was in sports, job interviews or just everyday life.

MIAMI COUNTY — A vehicle pursuit that began in Tipton County ended up in a Miami County cornfield, where the driver was eventually able to evade police, according to information released today.

The Harris family always had a house full of music, and Michael and Lisa Harris raised their kids with instrument in hand. What started as a hobby morphed into a family band. And for the past eight years, the Trinity River Band has been the family's full-time profession.

PERU – Health officials are urging caution at Mississinewa Lake’s beach after the area on Friday was put under a blue-green algae advisory by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

The Kokomo Police Department is continuing to ask for the public's help in identifying the person or persons involved in a Sunday morning shooting that killed a 36-year-old Kokomo resident while also warning the public against speculating about that incident. 

Walking through the adoptable dog room in Kokomo Humane Society, the pups were excited to get treats. Some ran through their kennel to the other side to snag another snack as the treats made their rounds through the room. 

The newly painted mural on the back of Rudae’s School of Beauty is hard to miss. With its vibrant shades of pink, orange and yellow, the mural is a welcoming sight to those who pass by it as they bike or walk along the nearby Industrial Trail.

Editor's note: This is the second installment of a series of stories relating to cold cases throughout Howard County. Some date back to the early-1980s, and police believe all are solvable. Today: Janet Yeary.

The Howard County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man who they believe to be a person of interest in a fraud case involving a stolen debit card that was used recently at various locations in Russiaville and Kokomo. 

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GREENTOWN — The Greentown Main Street Association has announced the winners of the Art and Photography Show at the Meridian Street Christian Church. Ribbons, provided by Winners Choice, were given to the top three in each category, and cash awards were given to the first-place winners and Be…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A settlement has been reached after the parents of a disabled girl filed a discrimination complaint against a Bloomington Montessori school with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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