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Final homicide suspect faces pretrial hearing

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The third and final suspect in the homicide of Summitville man Drake Allan Smith, whose body was discovered on the Okie Pinokie Trail in May appeared at his initial court hearing Thursday morning. Joshua C. Kean, 23, L

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Peru Police Department 12:58 a.m., Tuesday, 300 block of East Main Street, criminal mischief. Caller advised someone had put what appeared to be sugar in their gas tank. 9:48 a.m., Tuesday, 100 block of Tippecanoe Street, assault. There was report of an assault in

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Custodians continue to seek wage increase

BY Katharine Calabro - kcalabro@perutribune.com North Miami Community Schools custodians are still requesting an increase in wages from the school board for the 2018-2019 school year. Custodians first addressed the board on July 24 with concerns about their set sa

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Peru Police Department 1:40 a.m., Monday, South Water and East Second streets, traffic stop. A man was arrested on an active arrest warrant. 3:59 p.m., Monday, 200 block of South Broadway Avenue, threatening. There were reports taken of threats. 11:02 a.m., Monday,

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Crash Reports

Miami County Sheriff’s Department 1:50 p.m., Friday, Ind. 218 West and Warhawk Road. Two vehicle accident involving Michael Schreyer, Indianapolis and Dayne Hartleroad, Peru. No injuries reported. 3:17 p.m., Saturday, County Road 500 South and Strawtown Pike.

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MAC farm program receives $25,000 grant

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com The Maconaquah Cattle Company received recognition last month for their hard work in the form of a $25,000 Grow Rural Education Grant from the America’s Farmer’s Monsanto Fund. According to a Maconaquah press re

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PCS fills assistant superintendent position

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Peru Community Schools promoted from within this year as they welcomed Dan Durrwachter into the position and bade farewell to former assistant superintendent Kenneth Hanson, who took over as superintendent of North Mia

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BOW brings in new hires for PPD,PFD Peru residents can anticipate to see some new faces around town since the Board of Works approved new probtationary members of the Peru Police Department and Peru Fire Department last week. The new Peru Firefighter, Josh Hal

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Peru Police Department 3:20 a.m., Friday, South Water and East Canal streets, traffic stop. Driver found to have a BrAC of .101% and was arrested for operating while intoxicated. 10:03 a.m., Friday, 200 block of West Main Street, traffic stop. An unknown subject wa

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Peru business gives back

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Local business, Paul-Richard GM Center, lent their support to a Peru organization for the third year by donating the proceeds from their June car show to the Manna on Main Street Soup Kitchen. According to Paul-Richard GM C

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County warns soon-to-be mothers

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Miami County makes the list for having one of the highest percentage of smokers in the country, according to Miami County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coordinator Anne Kennedy. Kennedy, a retired respiratory therapist f

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 7:10 p.m., Saturday, Ind. 19 and Canal Street. Two vehicle accident involving Harold Stapleton, 69, Peru and Tricia Mouser, 31, Peru. No injuries reported. 3:21 p.m., Sunday, U.S. 31 North and County Road 100 North Road. Two vehicle accident

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Peru Police Department 1:29 a.m., Thursday, South Broadway Avenue and Strawtown Pike, traffic stop. There was a traffic stop with a narcotic arrest. 9:13 a.m., Thursday, 30 block of South Broadway Street, theft. A man reported the theft of a bicycle. 8:56 p.m., Thu

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Miami County residents fall prey to phone scams

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com Similiar to around the state, some Miami County residents are falling prey to new scams circulating the area and should be aware of what to watch out for when speaking to someone they don’t know. While many scammers p

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Florida man pleads guilty to robbing Amboy bank in 1997

BY Paige Conley - pconley@perutribune.com After a quarter century, a Florida man's crime spree and life on the run came to an end in Miami County. William Stinemetz, 54, Palm City, Florida, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to robbery while armed with a deadly weapon

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Crash Reports

Peru Police Department 8:10 a.m., Wednesday, Alley west of Darrow Alley and Darrow Street. One vehicle accident involving Todd Brown, 52, Peru. No injuries reported. 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, Ind. 19 and Warren Street. Two vehicle accident involving Hannah Bahrenburg,

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Peru Police Department 3:56 a.m., Wednesday, South Broadway Avenue and West Franklin Street, traffic stop. There was a traffic stop with an arrest. 11:31 p.m., Wednesday, 800 block of Bobtail Court, fights. There was report of a physical altercation. 12:43 p.m., We

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