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VIDEO: Riegle explains problems with dredging river

  Hancock County Commissioner Phillip Riegle talks about problems with dredging the Blanchard River during the State of the County address on Thursday at the Hancock County Courthouse.

Firefighters douse garage fire in Allen Township

Firefighters battled a blaze Thursday that heavily damaged the garage of a house at 13776 Allen Township 108, southeast of Van Buren. No injuries were reported, according to Allen Township Fire Chief Gary Hickman. The fire, reported about 4:30 p.m., spread from the garage to an...

Riegle refutes river dredging idea at State of the County address

The State of Hancock County address got political today, when Commissioner Phillip Riegle stepped to the podium and began lobbing facts aimed at his rival’s campaign in an attempt to discredit it. Riegle, of 22525 Delaware Township 184, is finishing his second, four-year term as...
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Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, asks a questions on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, during the committee’s hearing about the Boston Marathon Bombings leading up to the year anniversary of the attack. (AP...
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Mayor embraces change for Albuquerque police force

An overflow crowd watches the City Council meeting outside City Hall Monday evening, April 7, 2014, in Albuquerque, NM. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto Rosales) An overflow crowd watches the City Council meeting outside City Hall Monday evening, April 7, 2014, in...

Lufthansa Technik to build facility in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — German company Lufthansa Technik announced Thursday that it had signed a deal with Puerto Rico’s government to build a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul in the U.S. territory. The facility will be based at the Rafael...

Real IRA man charged with 29 Omagh bomb murders

DUBLIN (AP) — An Irish Republican Army veteran was charged Thursday with 29 murders over the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict. Police long have considered Seamus Daly, 43, a prime suspect in the bombing, which...

Armstrong provides names in written testimony

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong has given sworn testimony naming several people he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use. He insists he didn’t pay anyone or any organization to keep his doping secret. Armstrong’s testimony came in written...

On Deck: Adventurous day for prep baseball and softball teams

It should be an interesting afternoon for area prep baseball and softball outfielders today and we’ll have the latest on all of the high school sports action across the region today here at The Courier. Winds gusting at around 40 miles per hour should make for some interesting...
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Another possible signal heard in Flight 370 search

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport on route to rejoin the on-going search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Planes and ships hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner zeroed in on a targeted...