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WBAA’s John Clare talks with Sara Daly Brosman, who runs the Delphi Opera House in Delphi, and WBAA Development Director Rachel Lattimore. They’ll discuss the brand new series of concerts taking place this summer.

There's more about the concert series here.

Indiana State Police

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says his office is investigating an Indiana man arrested in Colorado for allegedly threatening people along a trail, but he says there’s not yet reason to believe it’ll be a break in the case of two Delphi girls murdered earlier this year.

“So this guy is not necessarily any more of a person of interest than, you know, John Doe that we investigated three weeks ago," Leazenby says. "As far as my overall feeling, two words I’ve been using the last 24 hours is ‘cautiously optimistic.’”

Indiana State Police

Law enforcement agencies have released new information about the double homicide investigation following the murders of two Delphi girls.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Department, FBI, Delphi Police Department and the Indiana State Police believe the man depicted in the composite sketch is connected to the murders.

The suspect is described as a white male between 5'6" to 5'10", weighing 180 to 220 pounds and with reddish brown hair.

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The number of tips regarding the Delphi homicides case has doubled since the Wednesday release of an audio recording from one of the victims’ cell phones.

Indiana State Police, the FBI and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department have received nearly 4,000 phone and email tips thus far.

ISP Sergeant Tony Slocum says the release of the audio recording plus a monetary award for information caused the influx of tips.

Slocum says cases are often solved with the help of information from the public.

Post-its at the Delphi United Methodist Church are a testament to a community's grief and disbelief
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The quick thinking of one of two murdered Delphi teens may give law enforcement the necessary clue needed to find the girls’ killer.

The bodies of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-Old Abigail Williams were found on Valentine’s Day, a day after they failed to return from a hike near the Delphi Historic Trail in Carroll County. The deaths quickly were treated as a homicide.

On Wednesday, Indiana State Police released an audio recording found on German’s cell phone—a three-second clip of a male voice saying “down the hill.”

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Independent Shane Evans has won Delphi’s mayoral election, garnering more votes than the Democratic and Republican candidate combined. The election makes the paralegal only the third Independent mayor in the state, after Bedford mayor Shawna Girgis and Mitchell mayor-elect J.D. England.

Evans says in a town such as Delphi, with fewer than 3,000 residents, he doesn’t think his party affiliation had much to do with the election results:

courtesy Randy Strasser For Mayor

When the state’s Stellar Communities program started four years ago, it was with an eye to injecting money into communities looking for an economic lift.

But in economics, as in politics, there are differing views on how money is best targeted for a municipality’s needs. This year, in the first election cycle since the program started, several mayors of cities with Stellar grants are leaving office.

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The stairs up to the third floor performance space in the Delphi Opera House creak and bend as construction crews walk up and down them. A curving stairwell to what once was balcony seating features a narrow corridor strewn with dust and peeling paint. It’s not hard to see the building needs more than four million dollars in improvements. But on Wednesday, community leaders announced they’d received another $200,000 chunk of that.

Chromcraft Revington closing Delphi location

Jan 14, 2013

Chromcraft Revington is closing its distribution center in Delphi. The move impacts 16 employees, who have been offered other jobs with the company.

The work in Delphi will be moved to the furniture manufacturer’s Mississippi operations. A statement from the company says various options are being considered for the equipment and facility in Delphi.

Mayor Randy Strasser says he’s disappointed by the decision, but wishes the company success. He says he will focus on assisting the employees who are not relocating.

The statement from the company is below:

Delphi receives "Stellar" recognition

May 16, 2012

Delphi is one of two cities in the state being recognized as “stellar.”

Several Indiana organizations including the Department of Transportation and Community Development Authority picked the Carroll County community, as well as Princeton, for the second annual Stellar Communities Award.

Mayor Randy Strasser says the recognition and money that comes with it will serve as a tool for attracting and keeping businesses in Delphi.

More than 40 cities applied for the recognition, but only Delphi and Princeton were selected.

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