Daily Reporter

County child support office recognized by state

2019-11-15T17:54:21+00:00November 12th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Prosecutor's office, Victims of Crime|

HANCOCK COUNTY — It’s a difficult job, full of multiple responsibilities, but the group of people who work for Hancock County Child Support Services know that without their efforts, children will struggle. The department is part of the Hancock County prosecutor’s office and is led by Susan Sherwood, the child support director. Sherwood has developed

‘No shame, no blame, no names’: ‘Baby Box’ installed in Fortville

2019-11-15T17:51:37+00:00October 24th, 2019|Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Neglect, Prosecutor's office|

FORTVILLE — The door recently installed at Vernon Township’s new fire station isn’t big like the bay doors spanning its large garage. Instead, it’s just big enough to place a baby in the container inside. That container, which is equipped with heating and cooling features, immediately locks after a baby is placed inside. A circuit

County moves forward on $5 million bond

2019-11-15T17:59:22+00:00October 16th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Police Department, Prosecutor's office|

GREENFIELD — The county commissioners have a laundry list of projects on which they may spend bond proceeds over the next few years, from body scanners and radios to upgrades of several county buildings. Hancock County plans to issue a $5 million general obligation bond — funded through property taxes — before the end of

OUR OPINION: Zoey’s Place finds a worthy home

2019-11-15T18:01:22+00:00August 30th, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

You couldn’t blame Bridget Foy for being a little giddy when she first stepped across the threshold at the new Zoey’s Place, the house in Greenfield that soon will be home to the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that such a moment seemed unlikely. Despite widespread endorsement of

A HOME AT LAST: Zoey’s Place to move into new offices

2019-11-15T18:03:19+00:00August 21st, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Daily Reporter, Zoey's Place|

HANCOCK COUNTY — When they opened the front door and walked into the empty house, Bridget Foy asked for someone to pinch her, because she still couldn’t believe they’d found a place. Brent Eaton, on the other hand, remained stoic but allowed that he was still a bit overwhelmed by their good fortune. “This is

Hancock County man facing multiple child pornography charges

2019-08-16T19:14:55+00:00August 15th, 2019|Child pornography, Daily Reporter|

GREENFIELD — A Hancock County man has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of child pornography after information from a national tip line led police to a computer in his home. Scott A. Franklin, 48, Greenfield, was booked into the Hancock County Jail Tuesday after the Fishers Police Department, working with the Hamilton County

Drug court approaches 15 years of community work, celebrates new graduate

2019-08-16T19:16:30+00:00August 13th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Prosecutor's office|

HANCOCK COUNTY — She was all smiles, and so was everyone standing with her during a graduation celebration at the Hancock County Courthouse. Lisa Kane has taken concrete steps forward by grabbing control of her life, with the help from county officials whose goal is to rehabilitate addicts. Kane, 42, Greenfield, was the 101st person

Man faces charges in rapes of women living at retirement communities

2019-08-12T19:39:06+00:00April 26th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Domestic violence, Rape, Sex crimes, WISH TV|

McCORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A man described by authorities as a violent sexual predator is accused of raping two elderly women living in two different retirement communities. According to News 8’s newsgathering partners at the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Samuel L. Patterson, 56, of Indianapolis, has been in the Marion County jail since February on charges of raping a 77-year-old Lawrence woman

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