Ken Hartman

Kokomo Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash on U.S. 35

At approximately 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday May 9, the Howard County Sheriff Department responded to a two vehicle crash in the 4000 block East of US 35.  Preliminary investigation shows that a 2008 Red Ford Focus, driven by 58 year old Donald L. Smith of Kokomo, was traveling westbound on US 35.  Evidence shows that…

Mississippi Man Dies in Tipton County Crash

At approximately 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, officers from the Indiana State Police, the Sharpsville Police Department, and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 31 near Tipton County Road 550 North, in which a Mississippi man died. The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Josh Tarrh revealed that Michael Rigdon, 67,…

INDOT to Have Southbound I-65 Ramp Closed Friday

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the I-65 project will close the State Road 47 on ramp to I-65 southbound beginning Friday, May 11 at 10 p.m. through Monday, May 14 by 6 a.m. This is for concrete patching on the ramp. Milestone Contractors, L.P. was awarded the $47.2 million contract. The project on…

Multi Agency Effort Saves Seven Dog’s Lives

At approximately 4:09 p.m. Tuesday, Trooper Justin Hansen was on patrol in Porter County when he received a page of an active residential fire at 535 South 500 West in Porter Township (Porter County). Trooper Hansen is also a volunteer fireman with the Boone Grove Fire Department. When Trooper Hansen arrived on scene, he observed thick black…

Semi Rollover Crash Slows Traffic on I-65 Southbound

At approximately 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, a 2007 Freightliner semi pulling a 2017 Fontaine rolled over closing the right lane of northbound I-65. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Dexter Whitten revealed the semi, driven by Nicholas Kopeloff, age:23, of Schaumburg, IL, failed to negotiate the northbound on-ramp at the 178MM and rolled his vehicle, loosing a 42,000…

Rich Kelly Captures Clinton County Sheriff’s Race

Rich Kelly came away as the winner in a four-person contest for the Clinton County Sheriff’s race Tuesday night in the Primary Election. Kelly wound up with 1,671 votes (35.77 percent), former Sheriff Mark Mitchell was second with 1,278 votes (27.35 percent), Matt Myers was third with 863 (18.47 percent) and Jerrad Blacker was fourth…

McBarnes Issues Statement About Railroad Activity

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes has issued a response to an inquiry from WISH-TV Reporter Julia Deng regarding complaints from residents about trains stopping at crossings throughout Frankfort on multiple occasions and for hours at a time. Residents say they are concerned traffic, safety and the unpredictability of these stops. Deng asked McBarnes is this something…

Police Seeking Information in Fatal Miami County Crash

At approximately 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 900 South, in which a Muncie man died. The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Dustin Rutledge revealed that Mark Raines,56, and Terry Smith, 57,…

I-65 Exit Ramp Crash Results in Death of Driver

At approximately 5:34 p.m. Monday, a single vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 65 southbound exit ramp to SR 25. Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Corey Brown revealed a 2006 Dodge Ram Pick-up was exiting Interstate 65 at the 175MM. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it began to roll, ejecting the…

Frankfort School District Dealing With No Phones, Internet

All of the schools within the Community Schools of Frankfort had a very interesting start to the week as there were no phones or internet available Monday. “Due to a fiber connection loss from our internet provider, we have been without phone service and internet access throughout the school district all day today,” said Community…