LaPorte County Police Arrest Man on Suspicion of Child Molesting

A man has been charged with multiple counts of child molesting, following an investigation in LaPorte County. Sheriff’s deputies say they were called to a home in rural Noble Township on February 7, regarding an unwanted guest. When the deputy got there, he was told that a sex offense had just occurred. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division began assisting.

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Pulaski County Election Board to Implement Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail for Early Voting

Voting machines in Indiana will have to be able to give voters a printout of their choices by the end of 2029, but some Pulaski County voters will get to try it out during this year’s elections. The state has given the county 20 of the “voter verifiable paper audit trail” printers. That isn’t enough to equip all of the machines on Election Day, but Clerk JoLynn Behny says the election board has decided to roll them out for early voting.

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Temporary Checkpoint Prompts Pulaski County Officials to Renew Calls for Permanent Courthouse Security

A temporary security checkpoint at the Pulaski County Courthouse last week has led county officials to once again call for a permanent solution. A special judge for a jury trial required that all visitors be scanned with metal detectors as they entered the building. Clerk JoLynn Behny pleaded with the county commissioners Tuesday to put security in place on a permanent basis, saying that county employees felt safe.

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New Electronic Sign Installed at Knox Community Schools

Knox Community School Corporation photo

Visitors to the Knox Community School Corporation will now be greeted by a new electronic sign at Main Street and Redskin Trail. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart says the base was poured Monday and the sign was put into place on Tuesday. “So we have Busse Electric coming to hook up power, and as soon as we get the power hooked up, the sign will become active,” he says.

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Almost 140 Grams of Synthetic Marijuana Reportedly Found at Westville Correctional Facility

Synthetic marijuana and tobacco reportedly found at Westville Correctional Facility Friday (Indiana Department of Correction photo)

Almost 140 grams of synthetic marijuana was reportedly found hidden in the Westville Correctional Facility. The Indiana Department of Correction says Lead Captain Joseph Farley found the contraband in one of the facility’s common areas Friday. A total of 139.9 grams of K2 and 4.7 grams of tobacco were reportedly located.

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