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Ex-youth leader gets 20 years after child molesting plea

Jan. 07, 2022 09:09 AM EST

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana youth leader was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he molested several boys. Scott Christner, who had previously served as a youth group leader in Goshen for First Baptist Church, pleaded...

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 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...

Court upholds conviction, sentence in Indiana prof's killing

Nov. 13, 2021 17:21 PM EST

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a northern Indiana man's conviction in the fatal stabbing of a college professor and the wounding of professor's wife during a 2011 home invasion. The appeals court on Wednesday affirmed Winston Corbett's...

Reward offered after string of northern Indiana barn arsons

Oct. 23, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A reward is being offered as investigators try to find whoever has set at least a dozen barn fires at northern Indiana farms this year. The Farm Bureau groups in Elkhart, Kosciusko, St. Joseph and Marshall counties created a $10,000 reward fund...

Elkhart woman charged in May house fire that killed 2 people

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has been charged with allegedly setting a May house fire that killed a man and an 8-year-old boy. Genessa Jones of Elkhart appeared for an initial hearing Thursday where she was formally charged with two counts of causing a...