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Indiana man faces more serious charges in deadly hit-and-run

Jan. 02, 2022 09:46 AM EST

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man charged in a June hit-and-run crash that killed one teenager and injured a second faces more serious charges. Ronnie Hapner, 35, is now charged with two felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and injury while...

Northern Indiana's RV industry sets production mark for year

Dec. 25, 2021 09:33 AM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The boom in U.S. recreational vehicle sales has resulted in the highest-ever annual production mark for the industry that’s centered in northern Indiana. Figures compiled by the RV Industry Association show that factories shipped nearly 560,000 units this...

2 dead after semi crosses toll road median near Elkhart

Dec. 18, 2021 13:11 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two semitrucks crashed early Saturday on the Indiana Toll Road, killing both drivers, police said. A westbound semitruck crossed the median for an unknown reason about 1 a.m. and was hit by an eastbound semitruck near Elkhart, police said. Lanes...

Northern Indiana police shoot, kill man after confrontation

Dec. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Two northern Indiana police officers fatally shot a man early Wednesday during a confrontation in a parking lot as they investigated reports of someone trying to smash a liquor store's window, police said. Elkhart Police Department spokeswoman Jessica McBrier...

Indiana board set to divvy out $500M in development grants

Dec. 13, 2021 17:37 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Communities across Indiana are set to find out Tuesday whether they will share in $500 million that state officials are giving out for regional economic development projects. Proposals covering all 92 Indiana counties were submitted for the money coming from...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 23, 2021 23:48 PM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Andrean 47, Munster 25 Argos 52, Culver 42 Bellmont 53, Adams Central 40 Bethany Christian 33, Westview 27 Bloomfield 37, Shakamak 33 ...

Northern Indiana county on way from 2 courthouses to 1

Nov. 21, 2021 09:42 AM EST

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Work is poised to start on a new $94 million courthouse for northern Indiana’s Elkhart County that will consolidate a court system now split between buildings in the cities of Goshen and Elkhart. County officials held a groundbreaking ceremony this...

RV company plans northeastern Indiana expansion

Nov. 14, 2021 10:19 AM EST

LIGONIER, Ind. (AP) — A recreational vehicle manufacturer is planning a northeastern Indiana expansion that the company says could mean 500 new jobs over the next few years. Elkhart-based Forest River RV announced this past week it has purchased three industrial park...

No charges for Indiana officer who shot man who killed boy

Nov. 04, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police officer won’t face criminal charges for fatally shooting a man moments after the man shot and killed a 1-year-old boy during a domestic dispute, a prosecutor says. Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker said Wednesday she...

Northern Indiana's RV industry boosted by record shipments

Oct. 31, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The business boom has been continuing for the U.S. recreational vehicle industry that’s centered on northern Indiana. Figures compiled by the RV Industry Association show that RV factories shipped about 55,000 units during September, setting a...