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Jury finds gang-related shooting suspect guilty

by Andrew Maciejewski amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A Huntington man is facing a maximum sentence of 56 years in prison, after a jury found a Huntington man guilty Friday for his involvement in a gang-related shooting on Market Street in 2017, according to police an

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Huntington gets two more Marines

STAND TALL: Alyssa Aldred, left, and Emily Paulette, right, stand in front of the Eternal Flame memorial outside of the Huntington County Courthouse. This past week was the first time the pair came home since graduating boot camp on Friday, March 8.

by Andrew Maciejewski amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Emily Paulette and Alyssa Aldred’s past week has been like a dream. Normally when they wake up from their dreams, they’re transported back to the reality of struggling through grueling obstacles courses

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Legislators meet in Third House

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@chronicle-tribune.com MARION — State legislators gathered for a Third House session Saturday morning to discuss what they’ve been working on up to this point, now that the session has already past the halfway point. Representatives

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United Way exceeds expectations

GOODBYE: Joy Koch, who recently accepted a job at the YMCA, talks about the six yearsshe spent as Donor Development Coordinator for United Way. Koch brought in millions of dollars during her tenure.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com More than 100 businesses and 300 volunteers helped United Way of Huntington County raise $580,000 for their 2018 campaign, which will be reinvested in the community. The funding didn’t stop there. At each tab

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Body found under 900-pound safe

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com A body was found in a garage Wednesday night after a suspected break-in at a home in the 600 block of West Third Street. Marion police said the homeowner discovered the body underneath a 900 pound antique floor

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Leaders advocate bias crime legislation

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@wabashplaindealer.com Recent changes to Indiana’s Senate Bill 12 on sentencing for bias crimes have leaders across the state speaking out in favor of a strong, inclusive bill. Last week, lawmakers in the Indiana Senate passed SB 12 a

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Race for mayor begins

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Mayor Brooks Fetters and County Commissioner Larry Buzzard are set to face off on Primary Election Day, May 7, on the Republican Party ballot, the only contested primary race for mayoral candidates. Buzzard said hi

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Roanoke Elementary takes form

BUILD: A Fetters Construction worker prepares to dump a load of gravel, as crews work on the foundation and west walls of the new elementary school.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The frame of the new Roanoke Elementary School, scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020-21 school year, is materializing, and school officials say the building is nearly on schedule. Huntington County Commun

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Police: Woman accidentally shot

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Police say Friday’s shooting that left a 19-year-old Huntington woman hospitalized was accidental, and the Fort Wayne man detained over the weekend now faces three felony charges. Joseph Anthony Mills Jr., 23

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Donations sought to expand fitness park

SWING: Professional Piddlers (from left to right) Stan Bippus, Richard Wymer, Jerry Martin and Bill Lucker work on the Lake Clare Fitness Park last summer. This spring, they plan to add more obstacles to the course.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Professional Piddlers Association, a group of retired veterans who volunteer locally and built the Lake Claire Fitness Park, is asking for support to help raise money to install more features on the obstacle co

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Alleged murder leads to arrests

BY Carolyn Muyskens - cmuyskens@chronicle-tribune.com Two suspects were arrested Monday in connection with a homicide that occurred Saturday night at Luida Trailer Park in Marion. A 65-year-old Marion woman, Cheryl Mann, died of a single gunshot wound to the head,

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