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…

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the impeachment of President Donald Trump as “urgent” but declined to say Friday when the House will send the single charge for inciting insurrection to the Senate to begin his trial. Speaking to reporters two days after the House impeached Trump for encouraging his supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, Pelosi choked up as she described some ...

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday said it had new information suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic could have emerged from a Chinese laboratory and not through contact with infected animals, the latest salvo in the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure Beijing over the virus’s origins. Specifically, the U.S. said it had obtained new evidence that researchers at the Wuhan Institute ...

New York City prosecutors, who are investigating President Donald Trump’s company for possible tax, bank and insurance fraud, have broadened their probe to include a sprawling property in Westchester County. A lawyer for the town of Bedford said Friday the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. last month served the town with a subpoena focusing on an obscure development by ...

For Donald Trump, the cost of an incendiary presidential career started adding up on Day One: Macy's department stores stopped selling his menswear collection after he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" during his first campaign event. A few months later, after Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States, he lost another partner, a Dubai company that ...