Fandom took over the Kokomo Event and Conference Center Saturday as Kokomo-Con celebrated comics, costumes, toys and more.

An evening of celebration and inspiration was hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as the organization put on its annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday.

When Delia Owens took her place on stage at Havens Auditorium, she told a story about how she came face-to-face with a bull elephant named Cheers while living in Africa.

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, in what could be his final public speech, provided a crowd of elected officials and local business leaders Thursday with an update on the city, its operations and topics that have become prominent during this fall’s election season.

The Kokomo Police Department is seeking the person involved in a shooting incident Wednesday night in the area of Market Street and Vaile Avenue.

Five people were arrested on numerous drug charges after law enforcement conducted a home visit in the 800 block of East Gerhart Street Wednesday afternoon.

LOGANSPORT — Officers with the Logansport Police Department located the body on Wednesday of a 62-year-old Peru man who was the subject of a recent Silver Alert.

DENVER — The year was 1894. President Grover Cleveland was in the White House, author Rudyard Kipling released his best-seller “The Jungle Book,” and a young Brenson Doud planted the first apple trees on his family’s land just outside of Denver in northern Miami County.

PERU – Bona Vista Programs in Miami County has sold its long-time location in Peru and moved its programs into the Peru Ivy Tech Community College building as part of a partnership that will allow for more programs and services.

State Rep. Ed DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, has proposed a plan to improve teacher pay that sets the minimum teacher salary at $40,000 per year for public school teachers and freezes — rather than lowers — corporate tax rates to help pay for it. He and state Rep. Tonya Pfaff, D-Terre Haute, conducted a news conference Tuesday at Indiana State University; both are members of the House education committee.

STOCKHOLM — A Canadian American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for exploring the evolution of the universe and discovering a new kind of planet, with implications for that nagging question: Does life exist only on Earth?

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., said “we are making the right move” to withdraw American troops in parts of the Middle East.

Legend has it that if you look at satellite photos of the Sheridan County Airport in Sheridan, Wyoming, you can still see the outline of the “Big Oily Beast.”

INDIANAPOLIS — The brother of U.S. Sen. Mike Braun says a health problem is causing him to suspend his campaign for the central Indiana congressional seat being given up by Republican Rep. Susan Brooks.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana runs on the power of manufacturing and, with thousands of jobs in that field unfilled, many are left wondering if the remaining companies now scrambling will move, taking their business, and Indiana’s economy, with them.

Residents of Miami County can double their donations to the transformation project underway at Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo campus, thanks to a $10,000 gift from the Miami County Community Foundation.

Most of the 130,000 people who attend Comic-Con International are there to cosplay a favorite character, attend presentations by favorite actors, artists, and authors, and to discuss storylines with fellow fans.

One-hundred thirty-two Indiana University Kokomo students earned degrees in August 2019. Those earning degrees include:

The iconic Southside Marathon on Washington Street is expected to be torn down and replaced with a gas station and convenience store combo, the site’s owners have announced.

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Join the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library for a book club designed to expose homeschooled students to different genres.

A breakfast benefiting Daryl Hall will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Anoka United Methodist Church, 4890 E. 300 South, Logansport. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Adults and teens are invited to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s Monster Movie Marathon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Main Branch, 220 N. Union St.

A fish fry is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Green Acres Golf Course Clubhouse, 1300 Green Acres Drive. Tickets for the meal are $10 for adults, $5 for children 11 and younger.

The following couples have been issued marriage licenses by the Howard County Clerk’s office:

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