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Winter advisory in effect for New year's Eve

December 31, 2013

PLYMOUTH/MARSHALL COUNTY — A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. this evening to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.1.

Snow is expected to spread throughout the area this evening and persist through Wednesday. Accumulations during this time will range from 2 to 5 inches.

Roads will become snow covered, slick, and hazardous late this evening and into Wednesday. Visibilities will also be limited. This will make travel across the area difficult.

Additional snow is possible Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Man dies, one hospitalized in Monday night accident

December 31, 2013

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — A 24-year-old man from Bicknell, Ind. died Monday night about 8 p.m. in an automobile accident on US 31 just south of Tyler Road. The accident occurred near LaVille Elementary.

The victim, Tyler O'Hara, is believed to have died instantaneously from blunt force trauma, Marshall County Coroner William Cleavenger said in a press release issued at 4 a.m. today.

Anaother person, as yet unidentified, was flown by helicopter from the scene to a South Bend trauma center, according to reports.

The accident remains under investigation.

December 27th

Grovertown shooting ruled a suicide

December 27, 2013

Grovertown — The Starke County Sheriff's Department has confirmed to the Pilot News Group that a shooting that occurred in the Grovertown area Monday was a suicide. A number of rumors have been circulating in the community because of the incident, which, according to law enforcement authorities have no validity.

Read the police account of the incident in tomorrow's Pilot News.

December 26th

City trash pickups delayed; holiday schedule in effect for next week

December 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth residents are reminded that trash pickup is delayed one day because of the Christmas holiday. Wednesday's route is being done today, and Thursday's pick-ups are scheduled for Friday.

Next week's schedule will be the same as this week, due to the New year's Day holiday.

The Street Department will also pick up used real Christmas trees that are placed at the curb. Residents are asked to remove tree stands and lights.

Call 936-2017 for questions.

December 24th

Marshall County Schools make the grade

December 24, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY — The long awaited grades for the schools that serve Marshall County students were released late Friday morning by the Indiana Department of Education.

For the seven school districts which serve Marshall County, there was not a failing school among the 22 on the list. Only one, Culver Middle School, earned a D grade, the lowest grade awaded to the county’s school districts.

Missing man found dead

December 24, 2013

GROVERTOWN — A body found in a ditch was identified as Isaiah Grounds, who was reported missing on Dec. 10 after an automobile accident.

Details on the story in today's Pilot News.

Tracking Santa

December 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - Before visions of sugarplums dance in their heads, Indiana children can keep an eye on Old Saint Nick's journey around the globe tonight.

For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and providing children and anyone young at heart with up-to-date information about Santa's whereabouts.

U.S. Army Capt. Ruth Castro says NORAD uses the latest technology to pin down the exact location of the reindeer-powered sleigh.

December 23rd

Helping a community

December 23, 2013

BOURBON — A project that allowed the community to come together to help less fortunate families in the Triton School District is being considered a success.

The scope and details of this community wide effort is featured in today's Pilot News.

Argos' council hears concerns about no parking plan for Maple Street

December 23, 2013

ARGOS — Residential parking on a narrow street in Argos hampered emergency vehicles response to a house fire. Town council members are considering banning street parking. Residents spoke out at the town meeting.

Read the comments in today's edition of the Pilot News.

December 20th

School grades expected to be released today

December 20, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY — The state is expected to certify the school grades today, after finishing appeals this week. The school grades are a measure of school performance and looks at a number of factors, including test scores, achievement and other factors.

Details on the scores and a comparison chart will be provided in tomorrow's Pilot News.

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