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INDIANAPOLIS – Despite high rates of community participation and volunteerism, Indiana consistently ranks in the bottom 10 nationally in voter turnout, according to the organizations behind the Indiana Civic Health Index.

Several months ago, an Upstate New Yorker and Hoosier bonded over beer and trivia in Meridian, Mississippi, hundreds of miles away from home.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana agency has advised regulators to deny Duke Energy's request to increase average monthly charges by as much as $23 per customer.

UAW Local 685 will have a major glow-up this weekend for Bona Vista’s Let’s Glow 80s Crazy Dance. All things neon and glow-in-the-dark will be on display during the dance, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the UAW Local 685, 929 E. Hoffer St.

The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of a hearing officer who determined former Howard County Prosecutor James Fleming didn’t pay a witness for his testimony in a murder trial.

The Kokomo Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying three men they believe were involved in an armed robbery Monday afternoon at the CVS Pharmacy on West Markland Avenue.

A Kokomo man is in good condition after being rescued early Tuesday morning from a creek near his residence in the Waters Edge subdivision.

TIPTON – Deputies say a 94-year-old Sharpsville man is dead after he walked away from his home early Monday morning and was then struck by a vehicle just minutes afterwards by a driver on U.S. 31.

INDIANAPOLIS – Despite high rates of community participation and volunteerism, Indiana consistently ranks in the bottom 10 nationally in voter turnout, according to the organizations behind the Indiana Civic Health Index.

Students of Central Middle International School came together to honor those who have served at this year’s Veterans Day program.

Kokomo Mayor-elect Tyler Moore on Monday named the four members of his transition team, less than a week after he won the race to become mayor and under two months before he takes control of City Hall.

PERU – Taco John’s was one of the most popular fast-food restaurants in Peru for around 40 years, until it closed in 2014.

Several months ago, an Upstate New Yorker and Hoosier bonded over beer and trivia in Meridian, Mississippi, hundreds of miles away from home.

The Miami County Council and Board of Commissioners have approved $50,000 to help pay for new classrooms and labs in Ivy Tech Kokomo’s mechanical engineering technology program as part of the $43-million campus-wide renovation project.

Community college can be the perfect next step for a high school senior – offering a chance for academic success and an important transition time, whether that senior is looking for a launching pad for a great career or an opportunity to smoothly transfer to a four-year university.

Kokomo resident Roger Rayl still has a mortar fin that sits on a piece of furniture at his home. He also has a small piece of shrapnel in his left knee, just little reminders of his two-year duty to Uncle Sam over 50 years ago.

Kokomo School Corporation, along with the majority of school districts in Howard, Miami and Tipton counties, are set to close on Nov. 19 due to the huge number of teachers planning to attend a union-organized Statehouse rally to fight for higher wages and other school issues.

Local officials will meet in a settlement conference next month after being sued by the family of a man who died of an overdose while in police custody in 2017.

Officers with the Kokomo Police Department are currently investigating who fired multiple gunshots into a residence in the 900 block of East Havens Street late Thursday night.

INDIANAPOLIS – Having already taken a plea deal in reference to her own involvement in one of the biggest drug rings in Howard County history, Melissa Baird took to the stand in shackles on Thursday and testified in the drug trial against Kokomo residents Michael O’Bannon, 34, Jason Reed, 50…

After six months without a location, the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry and thrift store has found a new home north of the city’s downtown after the nonprofit was forced out of its former building near Central Middle School.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana agency has advised regulators to deny Duke Energy's request to increase average monthly charges by as much as $23 per customer.

INDIANAPOLIS — After two-and-a-half days worth of testimony and cross-examination of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Erik Collins, 11 witnesses took to the stand Wednesday in the drug trial against four Kokomo men police say were involved in one of the biggest drug rings in How…

BUNKER HILL – Grissom Air Reserve Base and the Miami Correctional Facility are facing steep hikes in water rates that will more than double their bills and lead to the prison paying nearly $200,000 more a year for drinking water.

Party leaders, candidates and political experts in Kokomo spent much of Tuesday night and Wednesday analyzing an election that left Republicans overjoyed and local Democrats trying to wrap their heads around a devastating defeat.

The United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties’ board of directors announced today that its executive committee has reinstated Abbie Smith as the organization’s president and CEO, following her loss Tuesday in Kokomo’s mayoral race.

Military Appreciation Days runs through Monday, Nov. 11. In honor, various local businesses are offering discounts to veterans and active military. Here’s a list of those discounts and deals:

Republican Tyler Moore is set to become the new mayor of Kokomo after riding a tidal wave of GOP support Tuesday night that led to Republican candidates winning every seat on the ballot, including what appears to be every Kokomo Common Council position.

Abbie Smith, standing at a podium in Howard County Democratic Party headquarters Tuesday night, told a sea of supporters trying to make sense of a staggeringly lopsided city election that she has “no regrets.”

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Kokomo Area Care for Creation, an affiliate of Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, will meet at 7 p.m. today at Christ Lutheran Church, 3401 S. Dixon Road. The speaker will be Mathias Ingle, the agriculture and natural resources extension educator for Howard County. He will introduce some of…

Due to cold temperatures, the Kokomo Rescue Mission will open its dining room at 321 W. Mulberry St. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to anyone needing to warm up from the cold. Warm beverages, snacks and games will be available.

Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S. 00 East/West, is hosting a free carnival and show for elementary-aged children and their families Nov. 22 and 23. Action PACT (Parents and Children Together) is a ministry of Crossroads. While the show and carnival are intended for elementary-age students…

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