KENTLAND — From the very first hearing, Nicole Bowen’s family and close friends have shown up to the Newton County Courthouse wearing blue shirts saying “Justice for Nicole.” Some sort of justice may have finally arrived for them, 20 months later, as Garrett Kirts, one of two primary suspect…

RENSSELAER — Two local residents were transported to the Jasper County Jail prior to the Christmas holiday after they were charged with possession of meth and auto theft.

JASPER COUNTY — In the afternoon hours of December 22nd, 2020 Randall D. Shedd (54 years of age) from Martinsville, Indiana was incarcerated at the Jasper County Detention Center on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued by the Jasper County Superior Court on December 9th, 2020 for t…

JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of December 16th, 2020, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a well-being check at one of the local hotels (S.R. 114/I-65).

JASPER COUNTY — In the afternoon hours of December 19th, 2020, a Jasper County K9 Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor traffic violation in the area of U.S. 231 and Division Road.

WHEATFIELD — The Jasper County Sheriff's Department arrested a Valparaiso man on Dec. 11, after an incident in rural Wheatfield, according to a press release. A warrant for Joseph A.T. Scott, 19, of Valparaiso, was issued on Oct. 7 through the Jasper County Circuit for domestic battery commi…

JASPER COUNTY — A Wheatfield man was arrested by Jasper County Sheriff’s Department officials after he was observed driving erratically on county roadways last week.

WHEATFIELD — A Wheatfield woman reportedly married to two men at the same time was picked up on an arrest warrant for bigamy by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department this week.

JASPER COUNTY — A Jasper County Deputy, while conducting a traffic stop at SR 10 and CR 350 West, found a substance in a clear plastic baggie that field tested positive for methamphetamine. The driver, Dacia K. Potts, 27, of Rensselaer, was initially stopped for a registration violation. Dur…

WHEATFIELD — Theft of items from the solar project jobsite on County Rd. 550 West, north of SR 10, was reported to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 28, 2019. Following an extensive investigation by the sheriff’s office with assistance from the Indy Metro Pawn Unit, an arrest warran…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California legislators will again consider a bill to ban cosmetic surgery on small children born with atypical genitalia under a bill introduced Friday. Senate Bill 225 by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat, would delay procedures that are not deemed medically necessary until a child is 6 years old, a change supporters say will lead to parents making more ...

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox avoided arbitration with pitchers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez, coming to terms on one-year deals with both pitchers on Friday. Giolito and the Sox agreed to a $4.15 million deal while Lopez signed a $2.1 million contract. Giolito, the team’s ace, went 4-3 with a 3.48 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 12 starts in 2020. He finished seventh in the 2020 American League ...

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers settled on a one-year, $16.1 million contract Friday to avoid arbitration, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Dodgers entered Friday with the contracts for five arbitration-eligible players — Bellinger, Corey Seager, Walker Buehler, Julio Urías and Austin Barnes — still unresolved. The parties had until 10 a.m. PST to ...

A large, national study in the U.K. examining convalescent plasma as a therapy for COVID-19 was ended after a finding that the treatment touted by U.S. President Donald Trump doesn’t work. The University of Oxford research was part of a clinical trial named Recovery that’s investigating different COVID-19 treatments. The only arm of the study stopped was one probing the effectiveness of a ...