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November 29, 2010
FULTON COUNTY - One man is dead and another is in custody after an early morning shooting in Kewanna, Ind. Police say Randy Ogle, 50, of Kewanna shot and killed his 29-year-old son at a residence Monday. The Fulton County Sheriff said dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from the shooter this morning around 3:30 a.m. There are very little details available at this time, but stay tuned to WSBT as this story develops.  
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WSBT-TV Report | November 28, 2011
FULTON COUNTY - Three men accused of shooting and killing an 81-year-old Fulton County woman are expected to be arraigned in court Tuesday morning, but during thier court appearance on Monday we learned all three were charged. 34-year-old Jason Miller of Plymouth, 25-year-old William Scroggs of Delong, and 24-year-old Roy Bell of Rochester are being helf for the crime. Police arrested Bell Friday at a Starke County home near Monterey after a two day manhunt.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 2, 2012
Officials have not yet released the name of the man burned when he tried to flee the fire at a barn on 500 North, just west of 600 West, near Leiter's Ford Thursday afternoon. Aubbeenaubbee Township Fire Chief Mike Temme told WSBT  the man was initially taken to a hospital via Fulton County EMS ambulance, but was later airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment of his burns. Temme said what caused the intense fire is being investigated by the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 27, 2013
ROCHESTER - One and done! It only took one day for a Rochester judge to convict a Fulton County man of murder. According to " The Rochester Sentinel ,” Roy Bell on Tuesday was quickly found guilty of shooting and killing 81-year-old Wilma Upsall Howard in November 2011 at her Leiters Ford home during a robbery gone bad. Fulton County Judge Wayne Steele found Bell guilty on three counts of murder, one count of burglary causing...
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WSBT-TV Report | August 13, 2011
The DNR says they were called to assist in the search for a man who may have drowned in Fletcher Lake. Crews started searching for the man, but had to pull out after Saturday night's storms moved in. They are now back in the water. The DNR says they will use side-scan sonar for as long as they can Saturday night to try and aid in that search.
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WSBT-TV Report | February 17, 2012
ROCHESTER - Fulton County police say an officer escaped injury Friday afternoon when his vehicle was side-swiped by a semi during a traffic stop. Shortly after 2 p.m. Fulton County Sheriff's Sergeant Ed Beaird, a 29-year-year veteran of the department, had stopped someone for speeding and was on the shoulder of southbound U.S. 31 near County Road 150 North. Police say 57-year-old Monte Hipes of Marion was driving a semi hauling an empty flatbed when for an undetermined reason he drove off the west side of U.S. 31, destroying the driver's side of Beaird's Ford Expedition.
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By Kristin Bien (kbien@wsbt.com) | November 23, 2011
FULTON COUNTY - It is a crime that police are calling a cowardly act. An 81-year-old woman was shot and killed in a Fulton County home Tuesday evening. At this time, there are no arrests following the murder about 10 miles outside Rochester. Early Wednesday morning, before the sun was up, police combed the inside of the rural Fulton County home for clues. “It appears be a murder,” said Sergeant Tony Slocum from Indiana State Police.   The 81-year-old, Wilma Upsall, was shot to death inside the home.
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WSBT-TV Report | March 29, 2013
FULTON COUNTY - A Fulton County man is facing charges after a standoff with police. 46-year-old Nicholas Westerhoff was shot. He was in critical condition at a hospital in Fort Wayne. Police were called to his house Wednesday night, saying Westerhoff fired several shots outside the home after arguing with his girlfriend. She wasn't hurt. When police got there, Westerhoff refused to come out, leading to a standoff that lasted about four hours. Just after 11:30 p.m., he went to the door and started firing.
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By Ashley Henderson (ahenderson@wsbt.com) | August 14, 2011
FULTON COUNTY -- Fulton County dispatchers say a Logansport man drowned Saturday afternoon after he tried to rescue his dog after it jumped off his boat. Police say Michael Rorison, 47, of Logansport and a passenger went for a boat ride Saturday afternoon in Fletcher Lake. As they were heading back to the dock, Rorison's dog jumped out into the water. In an attempt to save the dog, Rorison dove in after it. Police say Rorison then began to struggle and his passenger tried to throw a life preserver but it was too late and he went under the water.
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WSBT-TV Report | March 15, 2012
The Fulton County Prosecutor is asking for the death penalty against one of three men accused of murdering an 81-year-old woman. Prosecutors filed a death sentence request for Roy Bell Wednesday. Prosecutors argue Bell should be sentenced to death because he intentionally killed Wilma Upsall during a burglary at her home 10 miles northwest of Rochester and because he criminally confined her. Police say Upsall was tied to a chair with a telephone cord during the burglary in November.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 27, 2013
ROCHESTER - One and done! It only took one day for a Rochester judge to convict a Fulton County man of murder. According to " The Rochester Sentinel ,” Roy Bell on Tuesday was quickly found guilty of shooting and killing 81-year-old Wilma Upsall Howard in November 2011 at her Leiters Ford home during a robbery gone bad. Fulton County Judge Wayne Steele found Bell guilty on three counts of murder, one count of burglary causing...
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By James Fillmore (jfillmore@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | July 18, 2013
ROCHESTER - Fireworks lit the night sky as a family's fireworks business in Rochester went up in flames late Wednesday night. Two of the buildings are gone, and many of the family's personal belongings are, too. The city's fire chief believes the blaze started in the back of the building that housed Windy City Fireworks and is now rubble. The back part of the building was used as storage for the family's belongings. The business still has some walls standing.
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May 31, 2013
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WSBT-TV Report | May 12, 2013
UPDATE : Jessica Imel has been found and is safe .     Original story below ___________________________________________ ROCHESTER - Fulton County police are turning to the public for help in finding a missing woman who's considered “at risk.” Jessica Imel, 20, was last seen at a home near Rochester around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police describe Imel as white, 5'2", 87 pounds, brown hair with hazel eyes. She has a speed impediment, walks with a limp and suffers from memory loss due to a car accident.
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WSBT-TV Report | May 6, 2013
FULTON COUNTY -- An armed intruder was sent to a South Bend hospital early Monday morning after breaking into a house and later getting shot by the homeowner. According to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, just after midnight Monday, a gunman entered a home in the 300 block of North Toner Street in Kewanna. Kewanna is about 15 miles southwest of Rochester. Police say the couple woke up to the sound of the door breaking, which prompted the male homeowner, Camrom Vawter, 34, to get a gun. Vawter told police he shot the gunman, disarming him, then called 911. The intruder was later identified as 41-year-old Michael Righter of Kewanna.
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By Diane Daniels, WSBT-TV Reporter | April 24, 2013
The timing of the rain we had this week couldn't be worse for people living along the Tippecanoe River in our area, especially in Fulton and Pulaski counties. Just as the water was starting to recede, it is now due to rise once again. In the Fulton County community of DeLong, significant stretches of the riverbank are underwater. There are homes that dot the landscape all along that stretch of the river. Some are only occupied in the summer, but others are residences where people live year round.
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WSBT-TV Report | March 29, 2013
FULTON COUNTY - A Fulton County man is facing charges after a standoff with police. 46-year-old Nicholas Westerhoff was shot. He was in critical condition at a hospital in Fort Wayne. Police were called to his house Wednesday night, saying Westerhoff fired several shots outside the home after arguing with his girlfriend. She wasn't hurt. When police got there, Westerhoff refused to come out, leading to a standoff that lasted about four hours. Just after 11:30 p.m., he went to the door and started firing.
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By Jason Overholt (joverholt@wsbt.com) | October 4, 2012
AKRON - Police say a Warsaw man was killed Thursday afternoon in Fulton County when a SUV pulled into the path of his motorcycle. This happened around 5, say police, on State Road 19 at Division Road. That's just north of Akron in Fulton County. “The preliminary investigation by Trooper Josh Tarrh revealed that Arissa Grossman, 52, Akron, IN, was driving a 2009 Dodge Journey eastbound on Division Road,” according to a news release issued by Indiana State Police. “Grossman stopped for a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 19 and then proceeded to turn northbound, onto State Road 19. While attempting to turn, Grossman allegedly pulled into the path of a southbound 2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide Motorcycle.
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WSBT-TV Report | October 1, 2012
Police have released the name of a Rochester man killed while hunting in Fulton County. Kenneth Moore, 28, died after getting shot in the head by another hunter. The Department of Natural Resources says Moore, two other adults, and a 12-year-old were out hunting on private property near North 400 West and 250 North.. At some point, they split into two groups. Moore and the 12-year-old were walking along a corn field when one of the hunters from the other group shot him. A spokesperson from the DNR says the adults involved in the shooting were hunting illegally, because firearms season for adults doesn't start until next month.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 2, 2012
Officials have not yet released the name of the man burned when he tried to flee the fire at a barn on 500 North, just west of 600 West, near Leiter's Ford Thursday afternoon. Aubbeenaubbee Township Fire Chief Mike Temme told WSBT  the man was initially taken to a hospital via Fulton County EMS ambulance, but was later airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment of his burns. Temme said what caused the intense fire is being investigated by the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office.
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