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Three cars pulled from Elkhart River in Goshen

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) -A viewer sent us a tip that three cars were pulled from the Elkhart River yesterday after work on a nearby dam lowered the water level, exposing the vehicles. Police aren’t saying much but they do say the cars were underwater in the Elkhart River for...
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New Burlington store opens in Goshen

GOSHEN — Store leadership and employees cheered early Friday morning during a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of a new Burlington store in the city’s Market Centre shopping plaza. “We’re celebrating our grand opening today, so we’re very excited,” store Manager Pamela Beckner said following the ceremony. “We have...
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POLICE NEWS: Crash claims LaGrange man's life

A LaGrange man was killed by a car as he walked along a country road southwest of LaGrange Thursday morning. John Lehman, 82, was walking in grass along the 2700 block of South C.R. 050 West when he was struck by the car driven by Neil Peirson, Howe, around 9:40 a.m., LaGrange County police said in a news release.
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Syracuse Man Arrested For OWI Causing Injury

LEESBURG — A Syracuse man was recently arrested after driving while intoxicated, resulting in injury to himself and a passenger in his vehicle. Larry Lee Dennis Jr., 51, 11510 N. Venetian Drive, Syracuse, is charged with causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle, a level 5 felony; operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more and driving while suspended, both class A misdemeanors; and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior, a level 6 felony.

Changes To Warsaw Trash Pickup Schedule Begin Oct. 4

WARSAW — Changes to the city trash pickup schedule were announced at the City of Warsaw Board of Public Works & Safety meeting Friday, Sept. 17. According to Warsaw Street Superintendent Dustin Dillon, about 40 percent of the routes will be affected. Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said the primary goal...

Investigation underway into three vehicles pulled from river

GOSHEN — Goshen police are diving through state records as they investigate the discovery of three more vehicles in the Elkhart River. Two cars and a pickup truck were pulled from the river at Violett Cemetery on Thursday. One vehicle was a 1979 Mercedes, and police Friday said they’re waiting for records from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles before they have more information to release on the other vehicles.

First public bark park opens in Goshen

GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) - There’s a new place to take your furry four-legged friend that’s open to everyone. City leaders cut the ribbon for Goshen’s first public dog park Friday morning before giving the dogs a chance to test out their new place to play. Sprocket Dog Park features two...

Kosciusko County Reports Five New COVID-19 Deaths

WARSAW — Kosciusko County has reported five new COVID-19 deaths in the past two weeks, bringing the county’s total to 134. The county has reported 11,192 positive cases. Marshall and Wabash Counties have each reported five COVID-19 deaths since Thursday, Sept. 2. Since that date, Whitley County has reported three new deaths and Fulton County has reported one.

Warsaw High School Brings Reality TV To Life At Homecoming Parade

WARSAW — Warsaw Community High School brought reality television shows to life during its annual homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 17. This year’s theme of reality TV led to WCHS’s sports teams and clubs bringing out their creative side through decorated floats and costumes. Hundreds gathered in downtown Warsaw as the parade went by while kids enjoyed the many handfuls of candy that were thrown by the parade’s participants.
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PREP FOOTBALL: Concord holds off late Goshen rally

GOSHEN — Zaven Koltookian was the defensive star for Concord for most of the game. His younger brother Armen was the star at the end. With Goshen trying to complete a seemingly improbable rally, the younger Koltookian recorded back-to-back sacks on third and fourth downs to snuff the RedHawk comeback attempt. Concord then ran off most of the final 2:07 on the clock to to win, 21-12, in a Northern Lakes Conference contest Friday at Foreman Field in Goshen.

POLICE NEWS: Battery reported at local apartment

One man was injured in a battery incident Wednesday night. Steven Veidol, Goshen, reported to Goshen police he was battered by a suspect at an apartment in the 300 block of Arbor Court around 9:50 p.m. Veidol was taken to Goshen Hospital to receive treatment for several injuries from the...

Former teacher in sex crimes case plans to make insanity defense

GOSHEN — A former Concord High School teacher, charged with more than a dozen sex crimes counts, plans to argue for an insanity defense in his case. A hearing was held in the case of Andrew Cowells, Elkhart, in Elkhart County Superior Court 3 on Thursday. The 47-year-old’s attorney, Marielena Duerring, updated the court that she has filed a notice to pursue an insanity defense at trial. Duerring indicated she also plans to file a severance motion in the case.
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New documentary tells story of St. Joseph River

ELKHART — From Hillsdale in Michigan, through northern Indiana and eventually into Lake Michigan, the 206-mile-long St. Joseph River has had a major impact on life for thousands of years. Now an ambitious documentary from WNIT, Michiana’s PBS station, tells the story of the river and the people who have...
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Goshen's first dog park opens

GOSHEN — Local dog owners now have a fenced-in place to let their furry friends have a romp. The Sprocket Dog Park opened Friday morning. The park sits on city-owned property along the U.S. 33 bypass. The official address is 119 S. Ninth St. and the park is accessible via a bicycle/pedestrian path or by parking in the park’s lot accessible off of East Washington Street.
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Hospitals’ Capacity ‘Teetering On The Edge’ Due To COVID

TIMES UNION REPORTS – Indiana hospitalizations are up, Kosciusko County Public Health Officer Dr. William Remington reported at the weekly COVID-19 press conference Wednesday morning, and local hospitals have a high number of COVID cases. “We’re getting close to where we were at our worst early in December last year....
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City Announces Changes In Trash Routes

More than 40% of the trash routes for the city of Warsaw will change beginning Oct. 4, and the Street Department has a plan to make sure all residents know about it. Street Superintendent Dustin Dillon gave a presentation Friday to the Board of Public Works and Safety about why the changes were being made and how residents will be informed.
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Families recount trauma at sentencing for school shooter

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others, telling the defendant he had shown no remorse and had failed to help a devastated community understand his actions.

Identifying Autism Is First Step For Parents, Children

FORT WAYNE — Doreen King was not concerned that anything was wrong when she was asked to come back for a follow-up appointment after her son Calvin’s 18-month wellness appointment. “I didn’t think anything of it, because with a small child you see the doctor often,” recalls King. “But then...