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Catholic Charities to issue Fort Wayne community ID cards

Oct. 17, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Refugees and others who don’t have photo identification will soon be able to obtain a Fort Wayne community identification card. The cards that will be issued by Catholic Charities are authorized under an executive order issued this past week by...

Amazon plans Indiana warehouse, center employing 1,000

Oct. 07, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Amazon is preparing to build two new facilities in northern Indiana that the company says will employ more than 1,000 people. The online retail giant announced Thursday its plans to build an 800,000 square-foot (74,322 square-meter) warehouse near...

Public's help sought in probe of Indiana county's barn fires

Oct. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police in a northern Indiana county are seeking the public's help as they investigate a string of fires that have destroyed or damaged eight barns since last spring. Monday's request from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office came after two fires...

Renovated Indiana hotel to reopen to 1st guests since 1970s

Sep. 25, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana hotel that closed in the 1970s is set to check in its first guests in a half-century following a $23 million, years-long renovation. The nearly century-old Hotel Elkhart is scheduled for a Tuesday grand reopening as part of...

Indiana reports first West Nile virus case of 2021

Sep. 11, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials are asking Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites after the first West Nile virus case of 2021 was identified in a Lake County resident, and in mosquitoes in multiple other counties. As of Friday, 83...

Record year expected for northern Indiana's RV industry

Sep. 06, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Industry leaders believe growth in recreational-vehicle production won't ease up in northern Indiana in 2022. A forecast released by the RV Industry Association projects a record shipment of about 580,000 vehicles this year, an increase of 34% from...

Students work together learning robotics at nonprofit center

Sep. 05, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — You could say Killian Townsend is inquisitive. “I remember when, I was like in the third or fourth grade, that I dragged this big tube TV from down the road into my room and tore it apart,” the Elkhart High School freshman said. ...

Elkhart officer fatally shoots man who fatally shot toddler

Aug. 27, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police officer fatally shot a man moments after the man had shot and killed a toddler during a domestic dispute Friday morning, authorities said. The man was shot in an alley less than five minutes after he had fired a gun at a...

Indiana county settles with wrongfully jailed former inmate

Aug. 07, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana county has reached a financial settlement with a former inmate who was wrongfully jailed for more than 40 days after being charged in two counties for the same offense. St. Joseph County's commissioners recently approved a...

Indiana man convicted in 2015 slaying of his uncle

Aug. 06, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man has been convicted in the 2015 killing of his uncle, whose authorities believe was shot and then burned along with the mattress to his bed. An Elkhart County jury found Charles David Bussard of Elkhart guilty of murder...