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January 2nd, 2014

Decorations removed

January 2, 2014

Tad Varga, of Columbia City, spent a frigid New Year’s Day taking down the Christmas decorations from the outside of his home. Varga said if he did not remove the decorations on New Year’s Day, it would not get done. Varga tackled his project before accumulating winter weather blanketed Whitley County with more than 4 inches of snow.

INDOT Maintains Full Callout of Plow Trucks

January 2, 2014

FORT WAYNE (Jan. 2, 2014) – Heavy snowfall during the overnight and morning hours in the Northeast Indiana District of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has made for difficult driving conditions on most interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes across the area, despite a full callout of plow trucks on the roads.

CCPD promotes officer to sergeant

January 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s Police Department officially promoted a patrolman to sergeant on Monday.

Scott Leatherman, a longtime officer with the department, was selected to fill a recently-added sergeant’s position. Columbia City’s Board of Works approved the decision at Monday’s meeting.

Walt Crowder, of the Board of Works, sat in on the interview process that considered three applicants and took nearly four hours to complete Dec. 12.

New year brings new resolutions

January 2, 2014

WHITLEY COUNTY — With the calendar turning the page to a new year, many people decide to make a fresh start.

With that comes many resolutions, many with the goal of creating a healthier person for the new year.

In Whitley County, the YMCA was open for the second year in a row on New Year’s Day.

Winter storm hits county again

January 2, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — Snowfall greeted the new year as more than four inches blanketed Whitley County early this morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. today.

Although the snowfall was a concern as morning commuters made their way out and about, it is windy conditions that will make driving treacherous later this afternoon.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

January 2, 2014

(Jan. 2, 2014) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Whitley County and surrounding areas. Light to moderate snow will continue early this morning, but will begin to diminish during the late morning and afternoon. Additional accumulations of up to 4 inches are possible today.

Increased winds are expected to create blowing snow and drifting snow conditions, which will keep roads snow covered, slick and hazardous.

The winter advisory will remain in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

December 30th, 2013

Firearm trial set for January

December 30, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — A man accused of pointing a firearm at two people will stand trial next month in Whitley County Superior Court.

Trent E. Vanderford, 25, of Columbia City, was arrested in May for pointing a firearm, a Class A misdemeanor.
He will have a jury trial Jan. 23, 2014, at 8 a.m. Jan 7, 2014, is the final date for a plea proposal to be accepted by the defense.

The end of 2013

December 30, 2013

People across the globe are preparing to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome in the New Year. Pictured, the moon lingers next to the Whitley County Courthouse.

Larwill man jailed after fleeing

December 30, 2013

WARSAW — A Larwill man was arrested after running from Warsaw police Saturday.

Jeremy James King, 39, of Hammontree Street, Larwill, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning.

The pursuit ended in a snowy crash after his Pontiac Firebird clipped a parked car and crashed into a snow bank on Anchorage Road, Warsaw.

Flooded roads can imperil drivers

December 30, 2013

WHITLEY COUNTY — A southern Indiana woman died on her way to a family gathering Christmas Eve, after attempting to drive through a flooded roadway.

The elderly woman was found several hours later in the flood waters.

In Pike County, officials searched for a missing Illinois woman.

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