INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are facing challenging times to keep their families safe and avoid the spread of COVID-19, and unfortunately scammers are adding additional risk by taking advantage of the current health crisis. Newly-surfaced reports show scammers creating text messages, emails, webs…

JASPER COUNTY — A DeMotte man charged with the murder of his wife will appear for a pretrial conference on March 31 at 9 a.m. in Jasper County Circuit Court.

JASPER COUNTY — A DeMotte man was arrested Sunday, Feb. 23, for burglary and possession of drugs after Jasper County Sheriff deputies responded to the theft at a property located 2 1/2 miles west of Wheatfield.

JASPER COUNTY — A single-vehicle rollover crash on Jasper County roads last month led to the arrest of a DeMotte man for possession of methamphetamine.

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JASPER COUNTY — A murder trial originally scheduled for next week in Jasper County Superior Court I has been reset for June 9, at 9 a.m.

KENTLAND — Just moments after the start of a sentencing hearing on Feb. 21, Ten Oaks shooting suspect Demiah L. Wright, 36 of Kankakee, withdrew his guilty plea as part of a negotiated deal.

DEMOTTE — Amy J. Kiser, 52, of DeMotte was taken into custody and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center in Rensselaer after the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for assistance at a residence southeast of DeMotte on Wednesday evening.

WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tyler A. Risner, of Wheatfield, after being called to a residence a mile east of the town on Feb. 12. The sheriff’s dispatch center received an open line 911 call and officers were sent to the scene where they found Risner outside of t…

RENSSELAER — A 68-year-old Rensselaer man charged with child molesting was arrested on Feb. 11 without incident, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Friday.

New York reached a grim new milestone Wednesday in the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting 779 new deaths, the state's highest number yet for a single day. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state's flags lowered to half-staff as the confirmed death toll there reached 6,268, more than double the fatalities in the 9/11 terrorist attack. "It is breathtaking," Cuomo said. Nationwide, health authorities have ...

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame member Josh Hamilton was indicted Monday on one count of injury to a child with intentional bodily injury, a third-degree felony, stemming from a Sept. 30 incident in which he allegedly injured his oldest daughter. Hamilton pleaded not guilty Oct. 31 after turning himself in on Oct. 30 and was released on a $35,000 bond. But the case will be delayed indefinitely ...

When young people beat you up for telling them the truth about the coronavirus - that they, too, can acquire the disease, need hospitalization, and die from COVID-19 if they don't practice social distancing - we're in another kind of pandemic. This one is of immense selfishness, recklessness, and at this extreme, criminality. The beating in the head with baseball bats of a 61-year-old father ...

TAMPA, Fla. - Tom Brady said that he knew before the start of the 2019 season that it would be his final one after 20 years with the New England Patriots. "I don't think there was a final, final decision before it happened," Brady said Wednesday during an interview on the Howard Stern Show. "But I would say I probably knew before the start of last season that it was my last year. I knew that ...