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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.

Mother accused of biting daughter


A 29-year-old mother accused of biting her 3-year-old daughter faces a felony count in Steuben County.

Carolyn Bowdish of Fremont has been charged with battery resulting in bodily injury.

In June, a Indiana State Police detective called Child Protective Services after seeing what looked like a bite mark on the outside of the girl’s upper thigh, according to court papers.

When asked how she received the mark, the girl told the detective, “Mommy bit me and made me cry,” according to court documents.

Bowdish, who is a nurse, told police she bit the girl to punish her for biting her, court records stated.

Bowdish made her initial appearance in court Monday. She has posted a $5,000 bond to be released from custody.