ROYAL CENTER — On Saturday, officers from the Indiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on CR 825 West near CR 250 North — near Center Presbyterian Church, about three miles southwest of Royal Center — in which two people were severely injured. 

INDIANAPOLIS— Payday lenders have drained an estimated $322 million in finance charges from Hoosiers over the last five years, according to a new report from groups advocating for the state to rein in those businesses.

A debate over sex education is brewing in Vigo County, with some parents challenging the current abstinence-based program in favor of a more comprehensive approach.

Officers with the Kokomo Police Department have charged two Kokomo residents they believe were involved in the armed robbery of a T-Mobile store earlier this year.

Fetal remains found at the Illinois home of former Indiana doctor Ulrich Klopfer, who provided abortions to Hoosiers for years, came from his Indiana clinics between the years of 2000 and 2002, according to the Attorney General’s Office. 

Eleven girls from the Kokomo and Greentown area schools attended the 78th session of Hoosier Girls State at Trine University along with 450 girls from around the state during the week of June 23-29.

Registration for classes that start Oct. 28 is open at Ivy Tech Community College and the admissions offices at Kokomo and Logansport campuses are ready Mondays through Fridays to help prospective students get ready to start class.

INDIANAPOLIS- While overall state funds continue to grow, one revenue source in particular is under water: Riverboat casinos.

Drivers along Ind. 931 were confronted Thursday with a sweeping pack of striking General Motors workers and supporters lined up off the busy road’s east side – chanting, shouting for honks and discussing the ways they believe the company has shorted employees.

Those coming out to see the Kokomo Civic Theatre perform this weekend won’t need to be major theater buffs to find something they’ll enjoy during “Mamma Mia!”

INDIANAPOLIS –– The Trump administration’s recent proposal to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette products that contain nicotine could be “absolutely crippling” to local vape shops, one owner says.

The Indiana attorney general announced he would move to accept Purdue Pharma’s tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit, citing the uncertainty of the OxyContin manufacturer's future profits following their bankruptcy filing over the weekend.

Cass County Superior Court Judge Richard Maughmer died late Monday in what appears to be an accident during automobile repairs.

Indiana University Kokomo unveiled a special historical marker at the Seiberling Mansion Monday, in honor of Indiana University’s bicentennial and IU Kokomo’s 75th anniversary.

INDIANAPOLIS — Four Indiana lawmakers called for a state investigation to determine whether more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains found at the Illinois home of a late Indiana abortion clinic doctor were illegally transported across state lines.

CHARLESTOWN – Charlestown High School senior Andrew Sprinkle is thinking ahead to what skills he'll need to land his dream job later.

General Motors workers continued their strike today in Kokomo and across the nation, seeking what the United Auto Workers union believes will be a better future for industry employees.

Around 49,000 UAW-represented General Motors workers, including roughly 300 at the Kokomo GM Components Holding plant, are now on strike.

RUSSIAVILLE – Around 50 homes in the incorporated town of New London have been connected to the wastewater treatment system in Russiaville after it was discovered over a decade ago that the town’s treatment facility was failing.

Police are looking for two men who they believe were involved in an armed robbery at a CVS on the west side of Kokomo early Friday morning.

Maconaquah High School is opening its doors to the public Sept. 26 to spotlight its new welding and building construction programs that, working closely with Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo, will open doors to high-demand, high-wage careers for its students.

Today marks what would have been Tyler Degenkolb’s 25th birthday. Tomorrow, hundreds of people are anticipated to hop on their motorcycles in celebration of his memory.

Lawmakers are asking the Indiana Department of Education to assist in the streamlining of mandated training for teachers. The Interim Study Committee on Education met this week to discuss House Enrolled Act 1400, which was enacted by the General Assembly during the last session to look at a range of education-related topics.

ANDERSON — A 4-year-old is being treated in Indianapolis after an Indiana Department of Child Services worker discovered him with serious injuries on Thursday. His mother has been charged with neglect.

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation, according to a press release from the FBI’s Indianapolis…

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

TIPTON — Tipton Police Department will host an informal Coffee with a Cop from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the The Alley, 118 S. Main St. Free coffee and donuts will be served.

CONVERSE — The Eastern Woodland Carvers have scheduled six weeks of free beginning woodcarving classes from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Oct. 8 at 101 Jefferson St.

The Howard County Extension Homemaker Learn -N- Share Club and 23 Club will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Highland Park Church, 516 W. Sycamore St. The clubs will be working on crazy quilts, using scrap material.

2019 Parade of Homes

The 52nd annual Parade of Homes for Howard County will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, and continue on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Additional info can be obtained at kokomohomebuilders.org

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