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Top story: Attempted murder charge for Macy man.

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Attempted murder charge for Macy man
A Macy man is accused of trying to murder his girlfriend Tuesday night. 

DeWayne C. Van Alstine Jr., 45, faces felony charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery. A jury trial is set for 8:30 a.m. July 11 in Fulton Circuit Court. 

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Local news
ISP: Big drug bust
Indiana State Police say a Tuesday traffic stop led to four arrests and the seizure of 3 pounds of methamphetamine, other drugs, 21 guns and more than $213,000.

About 5:40 p.m., Indiana State Troopers Steven Glass and Doug Weaver stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on U.S. 31 near County Road 375 North. An unsafe lane change is cited as the reason for the initial stop of the truck. Police say the truck was being driven by Stephan M. Howard, 54, 86 Reed Lane.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sheriff launches awards
Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors is launching a new program to show appreciation for significant acts performed by employees or citizens.

Sailors announced the Sheriff's Recognition Program to Fulton County Commissioners Tuesday, saying it's important to recognize someone when they do more than what would usually be expected.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Barrs work for island return
Depending upon how you look at it, home could be a long way away for Dan and Brittany Barr, or just down the road.

The couple and their son Thomas ended a two-year stint as missionaries in the Philippines last summer with a yearning to return to the western Pacific country and their teaching jobs through Wycliffe International.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017
No city vote on historic standards
City officials gave a draft of downtown design guidelines the cold shoulder Tuesday.

The 20-plus page document, prepared by Indiana Landmarks representatives Todd Zeiger and Brad Miller, lays out recommendations for property owners who want to make facade improvements in the Rochester Historic Downtown District.

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Friday, January 13, 2017
City seeks storm sewer funds
City officials are working with an accounting firm to determine how to generate enough revenue to upgrade Rochester's stormwater drainage system.

They need $2.9 million to start with a pilot project.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017
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A Squire power: Manchester girls, boys sweep Zebras

NORTH MANCHESTER - Morgan Ruff scored 16 points, and Maci Brown and Kennedy Musselman had 10 points each, but the Rochester girls basketball team lost to Manchester 47-44 Friday.

Cierra Carter had 22 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 41.1 seconds left that gave Manchester a 45-43 lead. Emma West added 10 for the Lady Squires, including a pair of free throws with 10.7 seconds left that completed the scoring.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
You've got to Anne up: Secrest keys Valley win over No. 1 Whitko

SOUTH WHITLEY - Anne Secrest scored 18 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and blocked 7 shots to help lead the Class 3A, No. 8 Tippecanoe Valley girls basketball team to a 47-39 win over Class 2A, No. 1 Whitko Thursday at a lively Whitko gym Thursday.

Emily Peterson added nine points off the bench as Valley hung on after building a 13-point halftime lead.

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Ruff scores 20 in Lady Z loss

PLYMOUTH - Morgan Ruff scored a game-high 20 points, but a shorthanded Rochester girls basketball team fell to host Plymouth 56-32 on Wednesday.

Alli Andrews had 15 points to lead Plymouth, who improved to 12-7.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
An Utter pleasure: RHS puts 4 in double figures, wins 2nd straight

FULTON - Austin Utter scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures as the Rochester boys basketball team topped host Caston 62-41 Tuesday at the Comet Crater.

Jordan Reinholt scored 12, Brady Perez scored 12, and Ben Perez added 10 for the Zebras, who won their second straight game and improved to 2-8.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
RHS boys win 1st
What happened at the RHS gym Friday might have added a little extra catharsis to what is always a big game between the Tippecanoe Valley and Rochester boys basketball teams.

After a winless football season and an eight-game losing streak to start the hoops season, the Zebra drought was over, and it happened against the Vikings.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Van Kelly Jr.
Van Kelly Jr., 89, Rochester, passed away at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Signature Healthcare, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
David A. Tomich
David A. Tomich, 60, Bremen, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka. Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Donald W. Grimes
Donald W. Grimes, 94, Blair Ridge Health Campus, Peru, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Merle E. Isaacs
A service in memory of Merle E. Isaacs, 94, Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Fulton, who passed away on Jan. 10, 2017, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Fulton Baptist Temple. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at the Fulton Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema
Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema, 61, Rochester, formerly of Silvis, Ill., passed away Jan. 16, 2017, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
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2016 Election
Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president
From Virginia coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Trump vows to unify a deeply divided nation
NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Trump takes Ohio, Florida, N. Carolina
NEW YORK (AP) - His path to the White House widening, Donald Trump scored victories in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday, but remained locked in tight races across several swing states with polls closing across the nation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
GOP near 2 more years of House control
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans were on track to secure two more years of House control Tuesday, as GOP lawmakers triumphed in districts in Florida and Virginia that Democrats had hoped Donald Trump's divisive comments would make their own.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Todd Young upends political dynasty
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Todd Young, a three-term Republican congressman and former Marine Corps intelligence officer, upended an Indiana political dynasty on Tuesday, delivering Evan Bayh the only defeat of his three-decade political career.

"I'm told by many people it's a big deal, but I'm just looking forward to serving the people of Indiana and serving this country," Young said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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