LaPorte County Authorities Searching for Man Believed to be Armed and Dangerous

This booking photo of David Lane was taken in November of 2015

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a man considered to be armed and dangerous. They say 46-year-old David Lane forced his way into his estranged wife’s residence in the 4800 East block of County Road 200 North Monday night, threatened her with a firearm, battered her and threatened to harm himself and to commit “suicide by cop.” Continue reading

Lack of Snow Saves Starke County Money

Starke County had no snow events in February. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler says the little bit of snow that fell recently didn’t linger long enough to send plows out. He told the commissioners Monday that translates into big savings for the fuel budget. The Starke County Highway Department used about 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel last month, compared to 12,000 in February of 2016 and 14,000 the previous year. Continue reading

Murder Defendant Makes Initial Court Appearance

Edward Blackburn

The Arkansas man accused of fatally shooting a Knox man Friday night at a rural North Judson home remains jailed without bond. Edward Blackburn entered a plea of not guilty during his initial hearing this morning in Starke Circuit Court in connection with Cord Colgrove’s death. He advised Judge Kim Hall his family intends to hire an attorney to represent him. Continue reading

Funeral Services Today for Longtime Educator, Scout Leader

Jim Hamblin

A mentor to many generations of Knox residents will be laid to rest today. WKVI’s Ted Hayes shares his thoughts on the passing of Jim Hamblin.

Hamblin’s funeral is today at 1:30 p.m. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox, with visitation there from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamblin Scholarship Fund at the Starke County Community Foundation.