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A routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning resulted in a vehicle pursuit in Peru according to Mike Meeks, Chief of the Peru Police Department.

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The Peru Firefighters are gearing up for their annual Christmas For Kids program by hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas For Kids 5K Run/Walk at Maconaquah Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Last year’s event had sixty participants.

According to Nathan Shively of Peru Fire Fighters Local 383, the Christmas For Kids program has been held for over 20 years. Last year the Firefighters were able to raise enough funds to support seventeen local children at Christmas time. Their goal is to be able to increase the number of children served this year.


State Road 16 will be closed between U.S. 31 and State Road 25 near Twelve Mile, beginning Tuesday, September 19 and running through Friday, September 22. Crews will perform a chip seal and fog seal operation to preserve the road surface. Please note: this project is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions aren’t ideal.

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MIAMI COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that bridge maintenance is scheduled to begin in Miami County. Lane restrictions will be necessary to allow INDOT contractors to work in the locations listed below:

From L to R:  Christopher Truax, age 45 of Logansport, Deion Minter, age 23 of Peru and Mary Minter, age 44 of Peru

On September 1, 2017, at approximately 9:31pm, Sergeant Samantha Raber conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop it was found that the vehicle was not properly registered. Sergeant Raber called K9 Officer Jeremy Brindle to the scene, along with his K9 partner Darro.

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WASHINGTON – The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.

“We know that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died in this country from suicide, which is 20 too many,” said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. “This is a national public health crisis requiring a national public health approach. When it comes to preventing Veteran suicide, VA can’t – and should not – do this alone.”

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MIAMI COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that a small structure replacement is scheduled for S.R. 19 in Miami County. S.R. 19 is expected to close on or after Monday, Sept. 11, weather permitting.


MIAMI COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces temporary lane restrictions planned for U.S. 24 in Miami County beginning Wednesday, Aug. 30, weather permitting.