Separate Facebook posts shared by a couple of patrons about their experiences at Kokomo Beach sparked controversy this past weekend.

The father of a 15-year-old boy who died during a police pursuit last fall is suing the Kokomo Police Department, saying officers acted improperly and the department “engaged in a pattern of misinformation.”

A Kokomo man involved in an incident with Kokomo Police Department officers during a concert at the Haynes Apperson Festival at Foster Park on July 4 was holding a wooden cross prior to the confrontation, an object police claim could've been used as a weapon.

Garrett Wiley quietly guided his Reserve Champion Berkshire Barrow around the pen during Thursday evening’s livestock auction at the Howard County 4-H Fairgrounds. It’s a scene that the 18-year-old has been in several times before, but this time perhaps was a bit more sentimental.

An incident between officers with the Kokomo Police Department and a Kokomo resident during the Haynes Apperson Festival last week at Foster Park has made its way onto social media. 

A Kokomo man was sentenced to 65 years in the Indiana Department of Correction on Wednesday, less than a month after a jury found him guilty of murder and aggravated battery in the November 2017 death of an infant left in his care.

The Kokomo Police Department currently is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday morning in the 1500 block of North McCann Street. 

GREENTOWN — Alpacas aren't good with change, they get stressed out, skittish and stubborn. Being herd animals, they make friends, and some of the alpacas shown at 4-H were separated from their buddies.

PERU — Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff’s Department currently are investigating how an urn with human remains found inside was left in a Peru storage unit.

GREENTOWN — Even though the Howard County 4-H Fairgrounds are flooded with hundreds of 4-Hers and more than 600 livestock animals, the hands-on learning club doesn't stop at the barn. 

An investigation by the Tipton Police Department into a kidnapping and armed robbery has also resulted in the arrests of three men in connection to a November drive-by shooting.

The long counter of Healthy Kokomo is still in progress but will soon serve meal-replacement protein shakes with flavors like “buckeye,” “s’mores” and “banana caramel pecan.”

PERU - Peru police officers are now required to wear a body camera and record every encounter with a citizen in a move that officials say will decrease resident complaints and use-of-force incidents.

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Speakers will address a wide range of topics to improve various aspects of farm production during the nine-county 2019 Central Indiana Field Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23 at Roseburg Event Center, Marion. Discussions will range from recent research on weeds, entomology and cover crops to…

Supportive Unions Prepare Pupils for Learning in Elementary Schools (S.U.P.P.L.I.E.S.) will offer free school supplies to low-income students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Howard County for the 23rd year.

ARCADIA — Autumnwood Village Assisted Living Community, Miller’s Merry Manor, and Home Health Care Solutions will sponsor a senior health and education fair from noon to 4 p.m. July 25 at Arcadia Christian Church, 26901 Indiana 19. The event is free to the public.

FORT WAYNE — After a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays i…

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