Latest Elkhart News

Crash that killed Rep. Walorski blamed on failed passing try

Sep. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A staffer for U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski was trying to pass a flat-bed truck on a northern Indiana highway last month when the SUV they were in crashed into an oncoming car, killing Walorski and three other people, police said Friday. A witness traveling behind...

Former N Indiana officer pleads guilty to beating prisoner

Sep. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana police officer has pleaded guilty to beating a prisoner who was handcuffed to a chair. Former Elkhart Police Department Officer Corey Newland entered the plea in U.S. District Court last week as part of a plea agreement under which he...

Ex-Indiana top lawyer brushes off groping case in House bid

Aug. 17, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is dismissing as “old news” the question of whether allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a 2018 party could hurt his chances of replacing Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway...

Ex-Indiana attorney general joins GOP race for Walorski seat

Aug. 15, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, whose time in office was marred by allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a party, filed Monday to seek the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway crash. ...

Indiana man gets 65 years for killing 2 former co-workers

Jul. 15, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A 20-year-old man who admitted he fatally shot two former co-workers at a northern Indiana pizza shop has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. Jose Benitez-Tilley of Goshen received two 65-year terms Thursday that will run concurrently, or at the same time. He...