RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on Sept. 15, on two warrants issued by the Jasper Superior Court on June 23 for Shawn L. McGan, 34, with an address in Napa, Idaho. He is charged with theft as a Class A misdemeanor, and battery resulting in moderate bodily injur…

KENTLAND — Christopher Mathis, one of the five people originally charged in the March 30, 2019 murder of Nicole Bowen, accepted a plea agreement and has been released after being sentenced to time served.

JASPER COUNTY — A Griffith man was arrested on drug possession charges after a Jasper County Deputy made a traffic stop on US 231 Sept. 10. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the deputy had to take evasive action to avoid being struck by an oncoming vehicle, which crossed the …

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KENTLAND — Garrett Kirts who has been the main suspect in the March 30, 2019 homicide of Nicole Bowen of West Lafayette accepted a plea deal that was approved by Newton County Superior Court Judge Daniel Molter on Sept. 4.

DEMOTTE — In the afternoon hours of Aug. 28, Joshua Wilson, 21, from DeMotte, was incarcerated at the Jasper County Detention Center for an outstanding warrant issued on June 16, by the Jasper Superior Court for the following charges:

JASPER COUNTY — A businessman from Richmond, Indiana, has been charged with theft and fraud after failing to move a trailer home from Michigan to Wheatfield.

KENTLAND — Newton County Adult Probation Officer and Community Corrections Director Dustin Burns is expected to resign sometime this week, according to several county officials after he was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff’s Department Aug. 5 for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol…

PHILADELPHIA - The 22 students in the La Salle University microbiology class had been brewing their first batch of beer for the last two weeks, and it was time to taste it. Senior Austin Taylor, participating on the class Zoom call, took a swig from his jar and grimaced. "Oh, oh, that's gross," the senior biology major from Woodbridge, New Jersey, said, putting his hand over his mouth as if he ...

GEOQUIZ: To which state would you travel to visit White Sands National Park? Answer: New Mexico. Located in the south central part of the state, the park's 275 square miles contain the world's largest gypsum dunefield. Formerly a national monument, it became a national park in December 2019. ___ (c)2020 Chicago Tribune Visit Chicago Tribune at www.chicagotribune.com Distributed by Tribune ...

Quinoa, an ancient grain packed with protein, is the base for this vegetable pilaf. Chopped almonds add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture. Helpful Hints: - Minced garlic can be found in the produce section of the market. - Slice the vegetables in a food processor fitted with a slicing blade. - Chop the almonds using the same food processor bowl used for the vegetables. No need to wash the ...

Deciding how, where and if to travel in the months and year ahead raises many questions for most who ponder the topic. Yet, recent research indicates that travelers are slowly beginning to make plans. If you are among those eager to tap into your wanderlust, here are five ideas to consider: ___ 1. Road Tripping Travelers are more likely to consider road trips now, compared to before the ...