Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office Releases Statement Over Fatal Bus Accident Investigation


On behalf of the Marshall County Prosecutor’s office, Prosecutor Nelson Chipman recently extended heartfelt sympathies to the victims and families impacted by Wednesday’s bus accident.

In a statement shared with media outlets, Chipman mentioned that the investigation into the fatal crash on U.S. 31 continues. He explained that the lead investigative agency is the Indiana State Police and that he has the utmost confidence in the skills of the ISP officers involved. Continue reading

ISP Releases Investigation Information from Fatal Crash Involving School Bus

Photo Source: ISP Bremen Post

Following several hours of investigation, the Indiana State Police have released additional information about the fatal accident involving an Eastern Pulaski Community School bus that occurred on U.S. 31 Wednesday morning. The collision reportedly claimed the life of a teenage boy.

At the time of the crash, the bus was occupied by 38 eighth grade students and three chaperones that were on the way to see a Christmas musical in Warsaw.  Continue reading

Eastern Pulaski Community School Bus Involved in Marshall County Crash

Marshall County Coroner John Grolich has confirmed that an accident between a semi and an Eastern Pulaski Community School Bus resulted in one fatality Wednesday morning (12/5). The collision occurred between 13th and 14th Roads on U.S. 31 near Argos.

Additionally, an injured student was airlifted and flown to a hospital in South Bend, according to a social media post shared by ISP Public Information Officer Sergeant Ted Bohner. Continue reading

Court Date Set for Rochester Woman Linked to Fulton County Bus Stop Accident

A court date has been set for the Rochester woman who faces multiple charges related to Tuesday morning’s bus stop accident in Fulton County.

According to a staff member at the Fulton County Jail, Alyssa Shepherd’s initial hearing date is set for Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30 a.m.

She faces three felony charges of reckless homicide and one misdemeanor charge of passing a school bus, when the arm signal device is extended, causing an injury. Continue reading

Rochester Woman Arrested for Alleged Involvement with Fulton County Bus Stop Accident

Alyssa Shepherd

A Rochester woman was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday for her alleged involvement with a fatal accident at a Fulton County bus stop.

An investigation by Indiana State Police officers resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Alyssa L. Shepherd. According to an ISP news release, Shepherd was taken into custody while at her place of employment when officers served her with a Fulton Superior Court arrest warrant.

The warrant alleged three felony charges for reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count for passing a school bus, with the stop arm extended, causing an injury. Continue reading

Pre-Halloween Compliance Sweep Turns Up Three Non-Compliant Sex Offenders in LaPorte County

With trick-or-treating coming up, police in LaPorte County teamed up Wednesday for a compliance check on the county’s sex offenders. Of the 102 people registered as sexually violent predators or offenders against children, three of them were found to be non-complaint, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jerry Leonard’s Child Molesting Convictions Upheld by Indiana Court of Appeals

Jerry Leonard

A man found guilty of child molesting has had his convictions affirmed by the Indiana Court of Appeals. Back in February, Jerry Leonard was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court to concurrent terms of 30 years in the Indiana Department of Correction with 10 years suspended, for two Class A felony counts of child molesting. Leonard appealed the convictions, arguing that his confession to police was not made voluntarily and “that the trial court abused its discretion” by admitting video of the police interview as evidence.

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One Dead, Following House Fire near Medaryville

A house fire in rural Medaryville has claimed a life. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Monday afternoon around 2:30, in the 9000 block of County Road 300 North. When Medaryville firefighters arrived, they reportedly found a deceased victim inside the home. The victim’s name has not yet been released. The Sheriff’s Office is helping with the investigation.

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