Actor and author Hill Harper will serve as the keynote speaker for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo’s 16th annual “Doing the Dream” programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Harper will speak at the event’s annual community banquet Jan. 23 and at a student convocation Jan. 24.

Earlier this year, the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. electric utility giant received the state’s go-ahead to set up a 300-megawatt wind turbine farm as part of plans to phase-out coal-fueled facilities.

Scott Bell was sentenced in Howard Superior Court 1 of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. On operating while intoxicated, to 913 days, with 14 days executed and the balance on supervised probation. On leaving the scene of an accident, to 180 days, wit…

At long last, one of Kokomo’s most prominent vacant downtown properties is headed for development – more than three years after a sudden demolition took out a historic building on the courthouse square that had been around for nearly a century-and-a-half.

INDIANAPOLIS — The demands of teachers for the 2020 legislative session remain the same: increased teacher pay, holding teachers and schools harmless from poor ILEARN test scores and repealing the 15-hour externship for re-licensing.

TIPTON – Tipton Mayor-elect Tom Dolezal has chosen 17-year police veteran Jeff Stout to lead the Tipton Police Department and replace current Chief Thomas Clark, who is retiring.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old male who escaped custody around 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert Kinsey Youth Center.

Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company in a move that is expected to bring $490 million in new investment to the local plants in Kokomo and Tipton and potentially add over 1,000 new jobs.

INDIANAPOLIS — Veteran Health Indiana on Wednesday announced a new $40 million, 46,000-square-foot veterans health care center will be built off Indiana 46 on Terre Haute’s east side.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police are still investigating the alleged abduction of a 62-year-old woman in the Galveston area on Saturday.

A roughly half-mile stretch of new road connecting Morgan Street to Judson Road officially opened last week, marking the end of a project that has been on the books for more than 30 years.

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. — A Michigan woman who was a deckhand on an ore boat has died after falling into Lake Michigan at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, authorities said.

Tears, laughter, memories and maybe the most electric Christmas suit City Hall has ever seen took center stage Monday night, as seven of Kokomo’s Common Council members said their goodbyes, leaving behind decades of experience and setting the stage for a dramatic revamp of the city’s legisla…

Workers at the local Fiat Chrysler Automobile plants in Kokomo and Tipton overwhelmingly voted to approve a tentative agreement with the company – that comes with the prospect of a $450 million investment and more jobs at one of the plants.

PERU – Richard “Dick” Blair, a former Peru police chief who went on to serve three terms as the city’s mayor, passed away Saturday morning, leaving behind a legacy as a bipartisan, easy-to-work-with leader whom residents respected and loved. He was 87.

A 15-year-old boy is dead after a shooting incident Sunday night near the Lincolnwood Apartments.

As the We Care telethon came to a close Sunday night, tears were shed and laughs were shared as hosts shared precious memories of those lost and the generosity of the community in 2019.

A new outdoor play space is coming to the downtown branch of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library that will offer kids a place to learn outside the building’s walls.

TERRE HAUTE – In the November election, the pass rate for school referendums statewide was the lowest since November 2014, prompting one expert in Indiana tax policy to ponder whether it’s a blip or a new trend.

A Kokomo man was sentenced on Friday to 30 years in the Indiana Department of Correction for his role in a 2017 Thanksgiving Day shooting incident that left David Langston, Chicago, severely injured.

U.S. Navy Ensign Wright C. “Billy” Hobbs sat triumphantly in the cockpit of his beloved F6F Hellcat; a smile stretched across the Kokomo man’s face. Hobbs was born to be a pilot, his family said, and they even have the photograph to prove it.

Reindeer reign supreme as Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight announced Judah Kincaid as the winner the annual Christmas card contest.

A Peru woman who owned a medical transportation company was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to running a Medicaid scheme that resulted in over $11,000 in extra payments to the company.

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The Friends of the Library are having a book sale from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Community Room at the Walton & Tipton Township Public Library.

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