DIGGING DEEPER: Frustrated neighbors claim deteriorating street is neglected

It's a problem that neighbors who have been here for decades say is only getting worse. What started as a puddle now takes up half the street.

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Fire chief under fire

Is it a public safety concern or a petty fight between local candidates? ABC21 is Digging Deeper into claims the St. Joseph Township Fire Chief – who is running for trustee – isn’t qualified to do his current job. The chief says the only thing his opponent is worried about is winning the election. 

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Deadbeat Discount

Deadbeat parents go weeks – even months – without paying a dime. Then right before their court hearing, they offer a small chunk of change and get to walk out of court a free woman or man. We call it the "Deadbeat Discount."

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Parents Who Don’t Pay

Prosecutors and deputies spend a lot of money, time and resources – not on solving and preventing violent crimes – but on collecting child support. In fact, hundreds of millions of dollars in child support is owed to single parents just in northeast Indiana alone – money that law enforcement officials say you ultimately front some of the bill for. 

Digging Deeper: ABC21 appealing order barring broadcast of court testimony

ABC21 announced today that it is appealing a court order preventing the station from broadcasting a trial court recording of a local physician’s sentencing hearing — a recording that is a public record pursuant to state law.

The appellate brief was submitted by attorneys representing the station to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, challenging the April 20 order by Huntington Circuit Court Judge Thomas M. Hakes.

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Indefensible

Imagine you’re accused of a crime, but without the money to hire a lawyer to keep you out of jail, or protect your rights. In that case, you’re likely to wind up with a public defender. But in the state of Indiana, the very officials in charge of making sure the system is in check say public defense is underfunded, public defenders are overworked and there is little to any oversight. 

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