Photo of Timothy Arthur Roden, 46, of Camden, Michigan

A Michigan man is being charged with Operating While Intoxicated (Endangerment) and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident following a two-vehicle crash on US Route 31 at County Road 800 South last Thursday evening.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor's office, on November 9, 2017 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Indiana State Police Trooper Jonathan Cole was on patrol on US Route 31 when he was dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle crash with injury at US Route 31 and County Road 800 S.

Arrest photo of Marissa Michner, 24, of Peru

A Peru woman faces charges of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm without Permit, and Possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s office, Peru Police Officer Jeremy Brindle was in an unmarked police vehicle observing traffic at the intersection of South Smith St. and East Main Street at approximately 2:03 a.m. on Sunday morning when he observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on East Main approaching his location. Just before the vehicle passed his location, Brindle heard a gunshot, which appeared to come from the approaching vehicle. Brindle began following the vehicle after it passed his location.

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Indianapolis - According to a news release from Bill Friend, State Representative for District 23 and Randy Head, State Senator for District 18 the Indiana Department of Transportation will not install J-Turn intersections along U.S. Highways 31 and 24 at this time.

Specific intersections included U.S. Highway 31 at State Roads, 10 and 110 in Marshall County, State Roads 18 and 218 in Miami County and U.S. Highway 24 at County Road 600 E. and Logansport Road in Cass County.

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Travis Fuqua, 29, of 1600 N. 175 E., Peru was arrested by Peru Police Department on Saturday on an active Miami County warrant and Possession of a Syringe.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Peru Police Officers Charlee Pelzel and David Mitchell were dispatched to the Dairy Queen at 824 N. Broadway Street on November 4, 2017, at approximately 2:39 p.m. in response to the report of a male overdosing in the restroom. While en-route, the Officers were advised the individual was Travis Lee Fuqua and that he had an active Miami County arrest warrant.

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Peru teenager Max Fulton was lucky to see his 15th birthday in September.

On June 14th, Max was riding his ATV when he was struck by a vehicle on a road near his home. Local first responders correctly assumed that internal injuries were present and life-threatening. He was lifelined to Lutheran Hospital, where he stayed for 24 days.

But earlier this fall, Max was able to take a break from rehab and celebrate his birthday with family, friends, and even some first responders who helped on the day of his accident.

“I’m just happy to be alive,” Max said.

Photo of Devin A. Toole, 23 of Peru

On Sunday, October 29th the Peru Police Department was involved in a vehicle pursuit which resulted in the arrest of Devin A. Toole, 23 of Peru.

Photo of Austin Kitchel, 32, of rural Kokomo

Early Wednesday morning Miami County Sheriff’s Department Deputies arrested Austin Kitchel, 32, of rural Kokomo, who had broken into a car and then fallen asleep.

According to the Probable Cause Affidavit filed with the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Nathan Freeman and Deputy Chet Sites were dispatched to the Maple Lawn Mobile Home Park located at 12948 S. US Route 31, Kokomo on a report of a male subject going through vehicles.

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INDIANAPOLIS  – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.8 percent for September and remains lower than the national rate of 4.2 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2015), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for four full years. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 6,105 over the previous month, which was a result of 9,688 more seeking employment, and a 3,583 decrease in employment. Indiana's total labor force stands at nearly 3.34 million, and the state’s 64.5 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63.1 percent.