INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana House Speaker Patrick Bauer has decided to retire after 50 years in the Legislature, ending the Democrat's career known for his clashes with former Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels and leading a five-week legislative boycott trying to block passage of a state …
INDIANAPOLIS — More Indiana businesses would have to allow pregnant women to take longer breaks, transfer to less physical work and take unpaid time off after childbirth under a proposal state lawmakers are considering.
The Howard County Republican Party on Monday announced the date for an upcoming caucus that will fill the seat left vacant by former Kokomo Common Councilman Greg Jones.
INDIANAPOLIS—Teenagers will have to wait until they are 21 to buy tobacco and vaping products under a bill approved Thursday by the Indiana Senate.
A smattering of area residents braved the winter weather Saturday morning to join four state lawmakers at Indiana University Kokomo for the first of this year’s three Third House sessions in the city.
When Hill Harper spoke on issues with incarceration in America Thursday night, it was hard to tell if it was a keynote speech or a revival. The 360 people crowding Bel Air Conference Center responded his words with “Here, here!”-type enthusiasm. Heads nodded around the room when he mentioned…
Police have arrested two people, and are looking for another, who officers say livestreamed themselves on Instagram earlier this month waving guns around and enticing other people to come and fight them at Studebaker Park.
INDIANAPOLIS — A plan to spend an unexpected jump in state tax revenue on college campus construction projects is on its way to Indiana’s governor without any of the Democratic proposals to use some of that money to boost teacher pay.
TIPTON – When Dakota Cole, the manager of Anytime Fitness in Tipton, told his friends a British film crew was coming to the gym in July do a documentary on a woman looking for a new career, they didn’t believe it for a second.
Kokomo has partnered with an Indiana accounting firm to analyze the city’s finances, an initiative that has yet to reveal its full scope but has been promoted by local officials as something meant to “align” city money with the new administration’s outlook.
Court documents recently released in the Jan. 2 shooting death of a Kokomo teenager claim the teenager was shot during a drug deal on the city’s northwest side.
Data released Thursday by Howard County Coroner Steve Seele shows that in 2019 the county experienced 31 accidental drug overdose fatalities, the lowest figure since 2016.
A board member with the Northwestern School Corp. has filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming he was wrongly denied a lucrative school bus contract.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have rolled back a proposal that aimed to require a poster with the national motto “In God We Trust” and the American and state flags be displayed in all public school classrooms.
Despite the emergence of construction plans at a public meeting this month, Dollar General says it has not yet made a formal decision on whether it will locate a store on Kokomo’s north end.
The Gilead House has a fighting chance of staying open after the Community Foundation of Howard County agreed to grant the women’s shelter $130,000 to put in a new sprinkler system if it can raise $50,000 in additional revenue.
A Kokomo man has been issued a warning by the state, and a criminal investigation is pending, after health officials found nearly 100 dead animal carcasses on his property, some of which were inside a pen and being eaten by pigs.
The roof of the upside-down Honda Civic resting at the end of a driveway on U.S. 36 was crushed and deployed airbags obscured the tiny spaces inside where a 91-year-old driver once sat.
After years of hard work, practice and determination, Western High School senior Madelyn Kunkle will have the opportunity to do what most other musicians only dream of: play at Carnegie Hall in the Big Apple.
According to a Indiana State Police media release, a 2010 Lincoln MKZ, driven by Patricia Hargesheimer, 57, Noblesville, was traveling eastbound on 500 South when she allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 300 West.
Police have now arrested three teens — two of whom are just 14 years old — in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Kokomo boy near the Lincolnwood Apartments last month.
A couple weeks ago, Jimmy Rayl Jr. — son of 1959 Indiana Mr. Basketball and local legend Jimmy Rayl — was at a fifth grade basketball game with former Kokomo High School boys basketball coach Carl McNulty.
A group of prominent Kokomo projects either progressed or were OK’d last week by the Kokomo City Plan Commission, bringing initiatives ranging from downtown apartments to a new credit union branch closer to fruition.
First-grader John Edward Hill Jr. stood before the crowd, his head barely reaching the podium on which his papers were placed, and read the words delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. the night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
The last temporary workers at the Kokomo General Motors Components Holdings plant were laid off last month just weeks before the company announced it was moving 1,350 temporary employees to full-time at 14 U.S. facilities.
NAPPANEE — From celebrity designer Joanna Gaines in Waco, Texas, to local theater lovers, interest has been growing for the upcoming auction of the Amish Acres property. The property is scheduled to be auctioned Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in 16 tracts. The sale and auction of the property is being handled by Schrader Realty and Auction of Columbia City.
INDIANAPOLIS — Unfunded and increasing training mandates for teachers in recent years have been a growing concern for schools, but bills before the Indiana General Assembly would provide greater flexibility and ease what some describe as over-regulation.
Howard County Coroner Steve Seele announced this week that he is joining a growing list of Republicans seeking either reelection or new positions within county government.
Kokomo Common Councilman Greg Jones, R-4th District, has announced his resignation after Facebook posts from 2015 were uncovered this week showing him calling Muslims “Goat-Humpers” and referring to Islam as “a Theocratic Moon Cult.”
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United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties will kick off its tax preparation program Feb. 1. United Way will provide a free, convenient and professional tax preparation experience for individuals and families in Howard and Tipton Counties.
FORT WAYNE — The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a criti…
Marion Thomas Aytes, sentenced in Howard Superior Court 4 for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe, to 30 months, all executed on work release, with 78 actual days and 156 days of jail time credit served. The counts will run concurrently. The defendant was also …
This Week's Circulars
- 100 carcasses found on farm leads to warning
- 'A dream come true': Tipton gym manager's life changed by 'Undercover Boss' appearance
- City settles with Kokomo artist following Walk of Excellence fall
- Forever a Wildkat
- City youth baseball leagues to consolidate in '21 as part of unified sports organization
- Dollar General not yet 'committed' to north end
- 2 injured in Tipton crash
- Howard Co. coroner releases data showing 31 overdose deaths in 2019
- 3 teenagers arrested in Dec. 2019 homicide
- Saving Gilead House: Foundation offers grant that could keep shelter open
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