Two defendants were sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.Continue reading
Two defendants and their attorneys submitted plea agreements for consideration by Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall Wednesday morning.Continue reading
Two defendants appeared before Starke Circuit Court Magistrate Jeanene Calabrese Tuesday afternoon for plea and sentencing hearings.Continue reading
A North Manchester man was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Wednesday morning on a Level 2 Felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine.Continue reading
Tom DeCola filed papers in the Starke County Clerk’s Office on April 2 formally suing the Starke County Council.Continue reading
Two defendants were sentenced Thursday morning in Starke Circuit Court.Continue reading
A man accused of rape in an incident at a Culver residence on July 3, 2017 was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Wednesday morning.Continue reading
A Starke County man who admitted to Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall that actions considered to be sexual in nature occurred with a teenaged female victim about 100 times in a four year period was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court Thursday morning.Continue reading
A Knox downtown property is still under enforcement action under the unsafe building authority.Continue reading
A North Judson man was sentenced in three different felony cases in Starke Circuit Court Thursday morning.Continue reading
In an unprecedented ceremony, Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall invited all elected officials, regardless of party, to be sworn into office Wednesday evening.
Judge Hall mentioned that while serving in his position at the Starke County Courthouse for more than three decades, he’s never witnessed a swearing-in ceremony where democrats and republicans were recognized simultaneously. Continue reading
It took just over two hours for a Starke County jury to return verdicts Friday afternoon on 10 counts filed against Knox resident, 43-year-old Elven McCarty.
Railroad Township Volunteer Firefighters are apparently back on the job. At about 7:30 Thursday evening, Fire Chief Trask Darabaris told WKVI News that the department was back in service, after questions about insurance coverage were resolved. He said the reason his department had temporarily stopped responding to calls was that firefighters did not know which members were covered by the township’s insurance and which were not, if someone were to be injured while on a call.
A group of Railroad Township Volunteer Firefighters has apparently walked off the job. In a letter to Township Trustee Mandy Thomason, the firefighters say they’re “unable to respond to any calls for service,” due to what they say is her unwillingness to provide insurance for each member of the department.
The sentencing hearing for child molesting suspect 34-year-old Adam Fritz was delayed in Starke Circuit Court after a proposed plea agreement was filed the day of the hearing.
Edward Blackburn has been given the maximum allowable sentence of 65 years in prison for the murder of Cord Colgrove. During Friday’s sentencing hearing, Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall noted a number of aggravating factors, including a criminal history with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. Hall also pointed out that Blackburn was on probation for a felony count of wire fraud, and as part of that, was legally barred from owning a firearm, when he shot and killed Colgrove in March of 2017.
The man found guilty of killing a Starke County resident will be sentenced next week.
A Walkerton woman was sentenced in Starke Circuit Court on Tuesday morning on a Level 5 Felony charge of attempted trafficking with an inmate.
The sentencing hearing for Edward Blackburn will be rescheduled.
Two Knox men face felony charges after an alleged rape incident on Sept. 19 at a Knox residence.