‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 89.

Komets topped by Tulsa 2-1

The Komets began a busy weekend with a 2-1 loss to the Tulsa Oilers on Friday night.

Councilman questioning city’s use of third-party firms

One City Councilman said what he saw with his own eyes makes him question the effectiveness of hiring third-party consultants. Russ Jehl (R-2) said the latest consultant hired by the city didn’t do enough.

Garrett basketball coach suspended after arrest

Garrett boys basketball coach Seth Coffing was arrested on battery charges at an Indianapolis nightclub hours after his Railroaders team played a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis early Sunday morning January 8.

Restoration to water-damaged courthouse to begin

Murals in the rotunda dome of the Allen County Courthouse will be repaired and the stain glass in the dome will also be cleaned, restored and reinforced as part of the $348,000 project.

Indiana health officials report uptick in flu activity

The Indiana State Department of Health issued a press release Friday about an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses being reported and that so far this season four deaths have been attributed to the flu.