Prosecutors say Colorado father killed son because of photos

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado father killed his 13-year-old son in 2012 over photographs that triggered a fatal rage, prosecutors argued in court Monday. Mark Redwine stands trial in the killing of his son Dylan, who disappeared in November 2012 in the Vallecito area near Durango during a court-ordered visit over Thanksgiving break. Redwine told investigators he left Dylan alone at home to run errands and returned to find him missing.
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Murder charge filed in beating death of 55-year-old man in Flora

FLORA, Indiana — Murder, robbery and other charges were filed in the deadly beating of a 55-year-old man in Flora, Indiana. Police arrested Tyrone Leftridge, 22, in the killing. According to court documents, Willie Lee Smith was planning to meet a woman, whom he met on an app, in Flora...
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Sunbreak Tuesday — tackle it with these activities

(LAFAYETTE, IN) The forecast is calling for sun today in Lafayette. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
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July 4th festivities set for Logan

The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has organized its annual Fourth of July festivities and fireworks display for Sunday, July 4, at Riverside Park. This year, there are a few changes to parking and traffic control for the event. Dentzel Drive will be closed to the general public, and all parking along Riverside Drive will be handicapped-parking only.

Lafayette Jeff fires head baseball coach Scott McTagertt

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On Sunday, Jefferson High School principal Mark Preston confirmed to WLFI Sports that longtime baseball coach Scott McTagertt has been fired. McTagertt is an alumnus of Jefferson, and has been a member of the Broncho baseball coaching staff since 1988. He has been head coach for the last 13 seasons, totaling a (218-167) overall record at the helm.
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Richard Eugene Holler

Richard Eugene Holler, 85, Denver, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru. Born April 19, 1936, in Columbia City, Indiana, he was the son of Clifford and Mary (Elkins) Holler. On Sept. 15, 1963, in Santa Fe, Indiana, he was married to Nancy Joan (Chism) Holler, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2020.
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Shipshewana pilot injured in crop duster crash

Federal investigators are trying to figure out what caused a crop duster plane to crash in Cass County. The plane went down in a wooded area on Indigan Lane just to the east of Pine Lake Sunday afternoon. The pilot, 68-year-old Ralph Lutes of Shipshewana, was crop dusting a potato...
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Tippecanoe County opts out of state opioid lawsuit

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Tippecanoe County is opting out of a state lawsuit regarding the opioid crisis. As we've reported, it involves a code passed with the state budget. It would give the state 85 percent of the damages local entities receive from lawsuits they filed in response to...

Man beaten to death in Flora after responding to dating app

FLORA, Ind. — Willie Smith was 55, his kidneys were failing and his family said he was beginning the process of signing up for an organ transplant. Instead, Smith’s organs were donated on Father’s Day after his death as the result of a beating in Flora last week. Jannette Smith...

Lafayette Police kicks off junior academy

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Lafayette Police kicked off its junior academy on Monday. It's a three day program that aims to educate young people about the responsibilities of police. Kids learn about criminal investigation and defense tactics. The class is available to kids ages 12 to 14 in Tippecanoe County. Elsie Sherer...