The Kosciusko County woman police say led them on a high speed chase, while
driving with her daughter in her lap, will undergo a psychiatric
evaluation. 34 year-old Aubrey Coy crossed over into the Michigan state line before officers finally
put an end to the pursuit using stop sticks that burst her tires. She then
tried to make a run for it with her 5 year-old girl in hand, but didn't get
far. Coy faces drug charges, as well, as prosecutors say officers found cocaine
in her car. Coy is accused of taking the girl during a supervised visit. Her
next court hearing is set for July.
Goshen is among a growing number of Indiana cities and towns now allowing
residents to keep chickens at their homes. While opponents voice concerns
over health matters, supporters say they're just as clean as any other
pet...plus, you can eat them. Karen Schulte-Coman, who helped get a similar
ordinance passed in South Bend,
says her family raises chickens because they are an easy, fresh food source and
PHD, Inc., a supplier of automation components for manufacturers worldwide,
announced plans today to expand its operations in Huntington, creating up to 22 new jobs by
2017. The Fort Wayne-based company will invest $4.18 million to equip its
76,000 square-foot production facility in Huntington.
With new equipment expected to be installed this month, the company plans to
begin insourcing production of multi-axis CNC machined parts.
It turns out prosecutors were preparing to file stalking charges against an Indianapolis police
officer who authorities say fatally shot his ex-wife and then killed himself.
The work -- being done to build a solid case against Sgt. Ryan Anders before
filing any charges. Anders is said to have broken into the home of Kimberlee
Carmack, who was also a police officer. The couple divorced last fall. She
filed for a protection order, saying she was extremely afraid of Anders'
Sixth-graders during next school school year at Warsaw Community Schools will
be the first class to take part in 1:1 learning for the district. Tuesday evening,
Chief Technology Officer Brad Hagg presented the school board with a three-year
1:1 technology plan for the corporation as well as discussion on the financial
aspect of the plan. In 1:1 education, every student has their own portable
computer device. WCS has chosen the iPad Mini for students’ use.
WINONA LAKE -- A Winona
Lake man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager. The Warsaw Police
Department says Michael Elliot was arrested Tuesday and charged with rape and
sexual battery after a 17-year-old girl arrived at Kosciusko Community
Hospital on April 6th and
said she was attacked. She told investigators Elliot forced himself on
her at her Warsaw
home. Elliot's bond was set at $50,000.
-- Precision Plastics is expanding its operation in Columbia City, creating up to 15 new jobs by
2017. The company will invest $265,000 to build a 12,000 square-foot
warehouse adjacent to its current 75,000 square-foot plastics facility. It’s
expected to be complete by June. Precision Plastics currently employs
approximately 120 people and plans to begin hiring for manufacturing positions
in August. Interested applicants may apply at Peoplelink Staffing Solutions in Columbia City.
AKRON -- Tippecanoe Valley School Corp.
is losing one principal but gaining an assistant principal. This week,
the school board approved the resignation of Tippecanoe Valley High School
Principal Kirk Doehrmann and the
hiring of Cory Cooper as the assistant principal at the middle school.
Cooper’s official start date is July 1. Doehrmann’s last day is June 8,
but will only be working three days a week in May. According to Valley
Superintendent Brett Boggs, Doehrmann resigned to become the new director of
business and operations for Whitley County Consolidated Schools.
-- National Day Of Prayer will be celebrated at Rodeheaver
Auditorium in Winona
Lake on May 1st.
Services begin at noon. Dr. Erik Ohman from Warsaw Evangelical
Presbyterian Church will be the keynote speaker. WinonA Lake Town Clerk Ellen
Swaim will pray for government. Brian Koorey from World Missions at Warsaw
Community Church will pray for ministry; Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip
will pray for education; George Fish, the father of USF pilot Major Bret Fish,
will pray for military; Grace College journalism professor Dr.?Terry White will
pray for the media and Grace College assistant professor of behavioral science
Dr. Joe Graham will pray for family.
ELKHART -- An Elkhart soldier killed in Afghanistan is being remembered
with a Purple Heart. Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams was one of six soldiers on
board a Black Hawk Helicopter that crashed in December. Congresswoman
Jackie Walorskie will present the Purple Heart to Williams' mother and daughter
tomorrow morning at the Granger
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