ROSELAWN — A 49 year old man was hit and killed Friday night at approximately 10 p.m., while walking along State Road 10 in Roselawn near the CVS Pharmacy. According to a release from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Halami, of Roselawn, was walking in the westbound lane of SR 10 …

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Indiana has endured 32 tornadoes since August of last year. As a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to take steps to prepare for tornadoes and participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 21.

Kentland Bank President Mel K. Ward is pleased to announce the promotion of Sandy Cahill to Vice-President of Operations, Laura Barrett to Assistant Vice-President of Finance and Michelle Leach to Assistant Vice-President Operations.

The Jasper County Farm Bureau met last Thursday evening to discuss a variety of topics. It announced winners of local elections and farming efforts. And it heard from a representative from a state-run program that promotes Indiana food products.

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WHEATFIELD – In a sure sign that spring is almost here, the Kankakee Valley winter sports teams and Individuals were honored on Tuesday, March 14th for their performances both on and off the court, mat or pool. After a brief welcome from Assistant Athletic Director John Gray, filling in for …

Wheatfield – On Tuesday, March 7, yet another Kankakee Valley student signed their letter of intent to continue their athletic endeavors at the collegiate level. Kougar Football and basketball…

West Lafayette – On Saturday, March 11th, the Lady Kougars Track team travelled south to Purdue to run in the Hoosier State Relays, held in historic Lambert Fieldhouse on the Purdue University…

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Wheatfield – The Kankakee Valley Middle School Swim team swamped the competition 125 – 52 last Thursday, March 9th with a resounding win over the visiting Michigan City. In Middle School swimm…

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Hammond – The Kankakee Valley Kougars closed out their post-season in the hallowed halls of the Hammond Civic Center at the hands of the Lighthouse College Prep Academy Lions in a 90 – 62 drub…

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A rare and unusual mammal born recently at Evansville's zoo is now delighting visitors to the zoo's Asian animal exhibit.

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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Construction is starting on a new recreational vehicle supplier's factory in northern Indiana that comes amid strong sales for the industry that's concentrated in the area.

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana agency has approved $2 million to secure and demolish a public housing complex in East Chicago that residents must vacate because of soil contaminated with…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released Census Bureau estimates show the Chicago-area's population has declined two years in a row.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Newly released Census Bureau estimates show Indiana continuing its slowest period of population growth in three decades.

The death of two-and-a-half-month old Wheatfield infant, Ayden Zylstra has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County, Illinois Medical Examiner’s Office.

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WHEATFIELD — A Wheatfield couple were charged with child neglect as well as several drug-related felonies on Saturday as part of an investigation that began after an infant was allegedly injur…

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WHEATFIELD — On Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at approximately 2:36 a.m., the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a possible heroin overdose on County Road 50 West, just south of the …

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DEMOTTE — The DeMotte Police Department was called to the scene of a physical fight between two adult males Monday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. The department responded to an address in t…

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WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men who were involved in a bar fight on New Year’s Day in Wheatfield.

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DALLAS (AP) — The head of the pilots' union said Thursday that American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time.

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PEYTONA, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental officials say coal slurry has leaked into Crooked Run near Peytona in Boone County, south of Charleston.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says it has settled a lawsuit that accused AT&T's DirectTV unit of orchestrating a backroom deal with competitors to not carry the sole channel that broadcasts Dodgers baseball in Los Angeles.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado's second-highest court says state regulators can put more weight on protecting public health and the environment when they draw up rules for oil and gas drilling.

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe and advocates for Virginians with disabilities and mental illness have raised concerns about how the Republicans’ proposed health care bill would impact the state.

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emer…

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and engine test as "grave" violations of U.N. sanctions that contribute to development of its nuclear weapons delivery systems.

In the evening, when my head feels like it is still spinning from the adventures of the day, sitting outside and enjoying the night helps me to unwind. Even during this cold time of year, bundling up and sitting outside sends waves of relaxation through me when I see the stars and hear the c…

Physical issues curbed my enthusiasm and ability to hunt much this year. I don’t have many brand new hunting stories. However, a good thing about hunting stories is they never grow old as long as you are telling the tales to new people. So here’s one of mine from yesteryear and like all good…

Seasonal snow is an important part of Earth’s climate system. Snow cover helps regulate the temperature of the Earth’s surface, and once that snow melts, the water helps fill rivers and reservoirs in many regions of the world, especially the western United States.  About 98 percent of the Ea…