scales of justice

Judge: Land owners can’t keep public off Lake Michigan beach

A man who owns a piece of Indiana’s short stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline and said he had “complete and exclusive ownership” of its beachfront holds no such right and cannot deny the public access to that space, a judge has found.

High school will retire Redskins mascot

The Goshen Community School Board voted 5-2 late Monday get rid of a mascot that has represented the school for nearly 90 years. The name will be retired Jan. 1, 2016.

Ossian Town Hall

Possible chief change causes controversy

The chairman of the Ossian Police Commission wants to demote the current chief of ten years and promote the town’s current sergeant to the position.

In this photo taken June 1, 2015, Axel, a 5-year-old German shepherd that spent three years in Afghanistan as a search and narcotics dog, searches along the tree line during a drill at a school in Indianapolis. Military dogs that spent years in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Police: Delaware County leads Indiana in reported meth labs

Delaware County is leading the state in the number of reported methamphetamine labs through the first six months of 2015, registering 119 with its nearest follower, Noble County, having 35, according to Indiana State Police.