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Autopsy Determined Serenity Wilson Death is a Homicide

September 22, 2015
Autopsy Determined Serenity Wilson Death is a Homicide

The autopsy of 2 year old Serenity Wilson was completed on Monday, September 21st. Her death has been ruled a homicide as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to her head. After further investigation police arrested her mother, 24 year old Krysti Lavanway at 3 p.m. Monday for Neglect of a Dependent resulting...
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Former Sheriff Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced on Invasion of Privacy

September 22, 2015
Former Sheriff Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced on Invasion of Privacy

Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman, serving as a Special Prosecutor for Starke County, announced Tuesday that Oscar Cowen, former Starke County Sheriff, pled guilty and was sentenced for the offense of Invasion of Privacy.  Cowen pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement negotiated between Chipman and Cowen’s  attorney, Richard Ballard of Knox.  The...
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Dillard Arrested for Domestic Battery & Possession

September 22, 2015
Dillard Arrested for Domestic Battery & Possession

Monday evening about 7 Plymouth Police were dispatched to 823 West Garro Street for a physical domestic fight. Officer Krynock interviewed witnesses and after seeing the injuries of the victim, 48 year old Joseph F. Dillard was taken into custody.  During a pat-down officers located a scheduled IV controlled substance on Mr. Dillard.  He...
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Museum to Host 2nd Walking Tour of Downtown on Thursday

September 22, 2015
Museum to Host 2nd Walking Tour of Downtown on Thursday

The second in a series of four “Facts, Folktales and Facades” historic walking tour in downtown Plymouth is this Thursday at 10 a.m.  This week the tour will feature the southeast block of Michigan Street, the block that begins with the Rees Theatre. Other stops include Na Rie, The Head Styling Salon, the former...
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Author Sharon Biggs Waller to visit Culver

September 22, 2015
Author Sharon Biggs Waller to visit Culver

The Culver-Union Township Public Library is excited to announce that Sharon Biggs Waller will be visiting CUTPL on September 24, as a part of their Celebrated Voices Series. Sharon is the author of the young adult novel A Mad, Wicked Folly and the upcoming novel The Forbidden Orchid. Copies of A Mad, Wicked Folly are available for check out...
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SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

September 22, 2015
SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are reminding parents to be aware of the risks and symptoms of childhood cancer as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Although such illnesses are rare, 1 percent of all new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S occur in children.   “A cancer diagnosis is never easy, but it’s...
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Deadline Approaching for Hoosier Students to Apply for 2015 Service Academy Nomination

September 22, 2015
Deadline Approaching for Hoosier Students to Apply for 2015 Service Academy Nomination

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s office reminds students interested in pursuing a nomination to one of the nation’s service academies that they must submit an application for a nomination from Senator Donnelly by Friday, September 25. To download the 2015 U.S. Service Academy Nomination Application form, please click here.   Donnelly said, “I welcome interested Hoosier students to...
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Funeral Arrangements Released for David Michael Bacon

September 22, 2015
Funeral Arrangements Released for David Michael Bacon

David Michael Bacon, 17, passed away into the arms of Jesus Christ on Sunday evening, September 20, 2015.  David was born in Plymouth, Indiana on May 26, 1998 to David M. and Kathy A. (Szombathy) Bacon. He was a junior at Plymouth High School in Plymouth.          Four things were important to David: family,...
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Funeral Arrangements Released for 2 year old Serenity Wilson

September 22, 2015
Funeral Arrangements Released for 2 year old Serenity Wilson

Serenity Marie Lynn Wilson, 2 years old, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Ft. Wayne Lutheran Children’s Hospital.  Serenity was born in Rochester, IN on October 9, 2012 to Cody Wilson and Krysti LaVanway. Serenity is survived by her parents; her sister, Raven Wilson; and brothers, Dominic LaVanway and Gabriel Kinslow.  She is...
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Mother Arrested in Connection of Death of Plymouth Toddler

September 22, 2015
Mother Arrested in Connection of Death of Plymouth Toddler

Court documents indicate that the mother of 2 year old Serenity Wilson, 24 year old Krysti Lavanway and her boyfriend 21 year old Shane Weedling lied to police officers about the incidents that lead to the death of the little girl. Plymouth Police were dispatched to the Plymouth Hospital Friday afternoon about 2:30 after...
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