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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. June 11, 2021. Editorial: An irresponsible, but not surprising, decision on public health in southern Indiana The needle exchange program in rural Scott County, Ind. — which helped contain what a Centers for Disease Control and...

Indiana slot car racing track is 1 of a handful left in US

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — It didn’t take long for the car to gain speed and then fly off the track while rounding a banked curve. Of course, the car was being driven by an amateur. This is not the Indianapolis 500, but a race on a smaller scale —...

Man formally charged in killings of Indiana woman, 3 kids

Jun. 08, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman and her three young children in a northeastern Indiana home was formally charged Tuesday with four counts of murder. Allen County prosecutors filed the charges against Cohen B. Hancz-Barron, 21, who had been held...

Families await word on fates of 3 people, missing for years

Jun. 05, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No one has seen Ka’Rena McClerkin since she walked into a home in Kokomo four years ago. Frank “Joey” Giza III was supposed to leave Bloomington for a music festival in Tennessee 12 years ago. His friends said he never arrived to the set. ...

Woman, 3 children each died of stab wounds in Fort Wayne

Jun. 03, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A woman and three young children found dead in a home in northeastern Indiana each died of multiple stab wounds, a coroner said Thursday. The Allen County coroner also identified strangulation as a cause of Sarah Nicole Zent’s death in Fort...

Suspect arrested in slayings of Indiana woman, 3 children

Jun. 03, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Three children and a woman were found slain Wednesday in a Fort Wayne home, and an acquaintance of the victims was arrested hours later more than 100 miles away, authorities said. Police say Cohen Hancz-Barron, 21, was arrested in Lafayette...

Woman, daughter among 3 killed in northern Indiana crash

May. 28, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

PIERCETON, Ind. (AP) — A woman and her daughter were among three people killed in a fiery, head-on crash in northern Indiana, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Old Road 30 east of State Road 13 near Pierceton, about 30 miles...

Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in Fort Wayne apartment shooting

May. 23, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — One person died and four others were injured following a weekend shooting at an apartment complex in Fort Wayne, police said. Fort Wayne police responded to reports of gunshots at the Villages of Hanna around 12:40 a.m. Saturday. Authorities...

Man dies in northeast Indiana warehouse explosion, fire

May. 22, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) — One man died in a warehouse explosion in northeastern Indiana on Saturday, State Police said. The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. in Columbia City, 19 miles (31 kilometers) west of Fort Wayne, police said. First...

Indiana man charged in death of toddler

May. 20, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend's toddler son, who authorities said was battered so badly an autopsy found that his heart had been ripped in half. Shaquille Rowe, 27, was arrested Wednesday and charged with...