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Abney enters intimidation plea
Kristopher T. Abney, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday of one count of intimidation.

He was sentenced to one year in jail on the Class D felony. The plea came the same day he would have faced a jury trial.

A plea agreement between Abney, his attorney Mark K. Leeman and Fulton County Prosecutor Rick Brown calls for an additional charge of intimidation and a habitual offender notice to be dismissed.

Abney was issued an arrest warrant in the case on June 17, 2014, after an investigation by Fulton County Prosecutor's Investigator Dave Lawson determined he made threatening phone calls from prison to his ex-wife. The context of what lead up to the threats, Lawson stated, revolved around money, property and relationship issues.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Pilot crash-lands at Lau
A Claypool pilot's airplane glided into the parking lot of Lau Industries after its engine stalled Monday night.

Kenneth Bergman, 58, took off from the Fulton County Airport shortly before 7 p.m. He flew about 500 feet from the runway when the engine of the 2016 Easy Raider airplane he was piloting stalled, according to Indiana State Police Trooper Ben Reason and Indiana State Police Sgt. Dan Prus.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Voting has begun
Beacon Credit Union's Project Spotlight voting is underway.

In Fulton County, six organizations are vying for funding from the charitable giving program. The ones with the three highest number of votes will split $1,750. Voting ends Sept. 30.

A person may vote one time a day, using their email address as verification. Voters can cast ballots in more than one county each day.

Here are the Fulton County organizations and the descriptions they provided about themselves:

Fulton County Horse and Pony Club - The Fulton County Horse and Pony Club is dedicated to teaching youth all about horses and the equine industry. They are a local 4-H club with a beautiful facility to call home. They have large horse shows throughout the spring and summer which are always free to the public.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
3 die, dozens injured
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial and political divisions.

The chaos erupted around what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade - including neo-Nazis, skinheads, members of the Ku Klux Klan - who descended on the city to "take America back" by rallying against plans to remove a Confederate statue. Hundreds came to protest against the racism. There were street brawls and violent clashes; the governor declared a state of emergency, police in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead.

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Monday, August 14, 2017
FBI sketch spurs 6,000 Delphi tips
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say they've received more than 6,000 tips since police released a composite sketch of the suspected killer of two northern Indiana girls.

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Monday, August 14, 2017
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Lily blooms: Lady Zs rely on frosh, Sailors to win 5-game epic

ROYAL CENTER - Lily Cashen is a 13-year-old freshman on the Rochester volleyball team. She had been waiting much of her life for her first match on the varsity.

And she might have a hard time topping what happened in that first match.

Cashen came up with the final two kills of the match to lead RHS to a 19-25, 25-15, 26-28, 25-21, 22-20 win over Pioneer in their season opener Wednesday.

It was a roiling, sweaty, intense yet friendly match - RHS coach Erin Cashen and Pioneer coach Rod Nies were spotted giving each other a high-five afterwards - that took nearly two hours to complete.

RHS had four game points in Game 3 but then came back to win Games 4 and even the match.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
RHS boys beat Delphi in opener

Trey Adley, Garrett Eytcheson and Skyler Razer each scored a goal to lead the Rochester boys soccer team to a season-opening 3-1 win over Delphi at the Brent Blacketor Memorial Sports Complex Tuesday.

Will Thonn and Kaleb Haimes added one assist each. Adley's goal came on a penalty kick.

Harrison Herrell was the victorious goalkeeper in his first career start in net.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Cripe wins MGA Five Tee tourney

MGA Five Tee Tournament results

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek Sunday

Final results

1. Larry Cripe - 65

2. Ken Hoff - 66

t-3. Dan Bailey - 67

t-3. Brad Good - 67

t-5. Tori Patterson - 68

t-5. Mark Martens - 68

Closest to hole

No. 3 - Jack Sawyer

No. 16 - Harry Stambaugh


No. 2 - Larry Cripe

No. 5 - Ken Hoff

No. 7 - John McLochlin

No. 8 - Brad Good

No. 11 - Dan Bailey

No. 15 - Mark Martens

No. 16 - Harry Stambaugh

Cider Cup Points

Larry Cripe - 65 net - 21 points

Ken Hoff - 66 - 20

Dan Bailey - 67 - 19

Brad Good - 67 - 19

Tori Patterson - 68 - 17

Mark Martens - 68 - 17

Tom Sawyer - 69 - 15

Bryan Holcomb - 69 - 15

Mike Bennett - 69 - 15

Dale Bradley - 69 - 15

Brian Simonson - 71 - 11

Chuck Evans - 72 - 10

Jim Clevenger - 73 - 9

John McLochlin - 73 - 9

Dan Quinlan - 74 - 7

Jack Sawyer - 75 - 6

Joe Dague - 75 - 6

Mark Wood - 76 - 4

John Leap - 77 - 3

Harry Stambaugh - 77 - 3

Jim Collins - 78 - 1

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Bickle leads RHS at Western Invite
The Rochester girls golf team shot a 468 and finished 17th out of 18 teams at the Western Invitational at Chippendale Golf Course in Kokomo Saturday. Renae Bickle shot a 107 to lead RHS. Marley Strasser added a 113, Ashleigh Navarro had a 116, and Ashlyn Foster had a 133.

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Monday, August 14, 2017
Moriarty: 'We were in shape'

Hired in January, Tippecanoe Valley football coach Stephen Moriarty stressed conditioning to his team during the offseason. That emphasis might have paid off during the team's scrimmage against visiting Warsaw Friday.

"I think our physicality," Moriarty said when asked what he liked from what he saw. "We were in shape. We had two goals going into two-a-days and throughout the summer: Nobody's going to outhit us, and we were going to be in the best shape no matter who we play. And I think we proved those things tonight."

Moriarty said he would give the defense a C-plus for its defensive discipline, saying there were a "couple breaks" but that those would be worked on in practice.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017
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John M. Kennedy Ray
John M. Kennedy Ray, 55, Kewanna, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1962, in Peru. On July 4, 1994, he married Lorna Riley. She survives.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union No. 615 in Kokomo. He was an expert craftsman, specializing in custom mantels. John was a gentle giant who loved God and his country and his family and friends.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Robert W. Evans
Robert W. Evans, 89, Rochester, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek, Rochester.

Survivors include four brothers, Gerald C. Evans, Columbia City, Larry W. Evans, Rochester, David L. Evans, Florida, and Mick Evans, Rochester.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Denise Joan Johnson
Denise Joan Johnson, 63, South Bend, passed away peacefully on Friday at home in her sleep. She was born in Plymouth on Feb. 3, 1954, to Wilburn "Duz" and Darlene (Engel) Johnson.

Denise graduated from Rochester High School and recently attended her 45th class reunion. She was a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, and worked as a school psychologist in the South Bend Community School Corporation., She was an advocate for the children she served. She enjoyed going to Sarasota, Fla., in the winter and spending time with her mom and aunts.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Alexzander C. Long
Infant Alexzander C. Long died Aug. 1, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Survivors include his parents, Brad and Hillary Long, Milford.

His funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday at Harrison Center (Wooden) Cemetery, Etna Green. Arrangements are handled by King Memorial Home.

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Denise L. Johnson
Denise L. Johnson, 63, South Bend, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at McGann Hay Funeral Home.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Breaking News
Trump blames 'many sides' for violent Virginia clashes
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia and contended that the "hatred and bigotry" broadcast across the country had taken root long before his political ascendancy.

Monday, August 14, 2017
Trump blasts NKorea over new report
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea that it could face "fire and fury" after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence believes Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Scaramucci out of White House job
WASHINGTON (AP) - Firmly taking charge in an unruly White House, former Gen. John Kelly moved in Monday as President Donald Trump's new chief of staff and immediately made sure that Trump's profanity-spouting new communications director was shown the door, ignominiously ousted after less than two weeks on the job.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
White House: Pass health bill now or else
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House stepped up demands Sunday for revived congressional efforts on health care and suggested senators cancel their entire summer break, if needed, to pass legislation after failed votes last week.

Monday, July 31, 2017
9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - At least nine people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Monday, July 24, 2017
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