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Advantix Development Corporation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Evansville Housing Authority, has big plans for Kokomo, seeking to build affordable housing in the form of two larger housing units and a number of duplexes and triplexes on vacant or blighted properties throughout the city core.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence will officially launch his widely expected campaign for the Republican nomination for president in Iowa next week. That adds another candidate to the growing GOP field and puts Pence in direct competition with his former boss, Donald Trump. Pence will hold a kickoff event in Des Moines on June 7, the date of his 64th birthday, according to two people familiar with his plans who spoke on condition of anonymity to share details ahead of the official announcement. He’ll also release a video message as part of the launch.

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It’s been nearly 17 years since the shooting death of 20-year-old Chad Rouse, and investigators believe they have now arrested the individuals responsible.

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Before he became a star at the University of Kentucky and a professional player, Kyle Macy, the 1975 Indiana Mr. Basketball Award winner, honed his abilities as a free-throw sharpshooter on the hardwood at Tig-Arena in Peru.

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It’s been nearly 17 years since the shooting death of 20-year-old Chad Rouse, and investigators believe they have now arrested the individuals responsible.

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GREENTOWN — Police say an 81-year-old Greentown man was killed Monday morning after his motorcycle collided with a trash truck.

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PERU — Kegan Kline, a Miami County man who plead guilty in March to 25 different felony charges related to child pornography and exploitation, is now looking for new representation.

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A month after several Chilean women were arrested as part of a local racketeering investigation, police have now arrested three more individuals they believe were also involved in the case.

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PERU — A former Indiana State Police trooper who plead guilty earlier this year for battering a colleague was sentenced to 60 days in the Indiana Department of Correction.

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PERU — The judge in the case against Kegan Kline, a Miami County man who pleaded guilty in March to 25 different felony charges related to child pornography and exploitation, granted the defense’s request for a continuance Thursday morning, pushing the defendant’s next court date into June.

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It was an alleged incident that created quite a buzz across social media, but Kokomo police are saying that reports of a kidnapping that occurred Tuesday evening on the city’s near-southside are currently unfounded.

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A Kokomo man who recently plead guilty for his role in a January 2021 animal cruelty case was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in the Indiana Department of Correction.

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Police are asking the public for help in identifying and locating a man they say used counterfeit money earlier this week at a local business.

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BUNKER HILL — A Peru man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend in February 2022 is now expected to plead guilty for his role in the case.

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Just days after 19-year-old Kokomo resident Amarion Alsup was arrested for the Jan. 1 shooting death of a Lafayette man, four other Kokomo residents also charged in the incident are now in police custody.

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Police charged two Kokomo residents and seized numerous illicit drugs Thursday morning after a warranted search of a property on the city’s north side.

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The Kokomo Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a man they say reportedly stole money from a local business.

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A Kokomo man accused of cutting off his dog’s leg at home during a botched attempt at amputation is expected to plead guilty for his role in the investigation.

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Kokomo resident Jamie Fawcett remembers the days when she would wake up in a run-down camper. No electricity. No running water.

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PERU — Police arrested a Peru man this week after they say he reportedly molested a 10-year-old girl on multiple occasions.

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The Kokomo Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying two individuals they believe stole over $4,000 worth of equipment last month from a local business.

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DELPHI — The judge in the case against Richard Allen, a Delphi man accused in the deaths of teenagers Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams 13, has ruled that Allen will be allowed to be moved from his current location at Westville Correctional Facility (WCF) to another facility.

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Western School Corporation and Tipton Community School Corporation were among over 30 districts statewide that were closed or on e-learning Friday after law enforcement received a blanketed notice threatening the use of explosive devices that had allegedly been planted on various school campuses.

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A Kokomo Fire Department report provided to the Tribune on Thursday indicated investigators are still determining what caused a blaze to break out Tuesday evening at a restaurant on the city’s south side.

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PERU — A Miami County man facing 25 different felony charges related to child pornography and exploitation pled guilty to those charges Thursday during a hearing inside Miami Circuit Court.

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An 18-year-old Kokomo man was arrested Tuesday after investigators say he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

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MIAMI COUNTY — Clay Township Trustee Khristie Worl was arrested this week after investigators say she allegedly put township funds into her own personal account.

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PERU — Police arrested a Bunker Hill man Wednesday for what they believe is his alleged role in a child pornography investigation.

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Police report that Kelsie Thompson, a Kokomo woman who was reported missing earlier this week after not having been seen for over a month, has been found and she is safe.