TIPTON — Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc. is set to permanently close next year, bringing an end to the more than 60-year-old company, according to officials with the United Steel Workers union.

It was announced on Friday that the Kokomo Tribune newsroom brought home seven awards during this year’s Hoosier State Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

RUSSIAVILLE — Melissa DeWeese started her career 16 years ago as a first grade teacher at Western Primary School.

Motorists on U.S. 35 from Galveston to Logansport will have another two months of travel interruptions.

Howard County schools saw dips in ILEARN results this year, though school officials are not too concerned about the results of a standardized test administered during a year of challenges.

PERU — Mississinewa Lake is seeing record-shattering crowds visit the state recreational area this year following a huge spike in attendance last year during the pandemic.

NOBLESVILLE — Authorities released scant details Wednesday after a suburban Indianapolis police officer shot and wounded a “male subject” while officers were responding to a call for assistance at a house.

There's a 72-hour period in a puppy's development that's ideal to see if they'd be ideal for service, rescue or therapy. Between their 28th and 31st days of life Harlee and Seger tested positively, and Cindie Hudson scooped them up. 

MIAMI COUNTY — A Watervliet, Michigan, woman was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated Tuesday morning after a citizen alerted authorities that she was driving erratically down the highway at a high rate of speed.

SHARPSVILLE — Workers at Functional Devices are set to vote on forming a union, saying they want a contract with the company that brings fair wages, better benefits and workplace safety.

The Kokomo Police Department is asking the public for help locating a man they believe was involved in a theft from a small local business back in May.

Out at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Friday morning, there was an alpaca dressed as Theodore Roosevelt carved into Mount Rushmore. His exhibitor was 4-H'er Kelsie Heintz. 

The Kokomo Police Department Drug Task Force arrested two Kokomo residents Thursday afternoon for their alleged roles in a methamphetamine investigation.

TIPTON — The city is a finalist to win a $3 million investment package from T-Mobile, including enhancing the city’s 5G network and a free concert from the chart-topping band Florida Georgia Line.

A new local law requires all residents and businesses in the county to display address numbers in a way that’s easily visible from the street so police and other emergency responders can be sure they’re at the correct address.

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