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The artist lineup for this years Haynes Ap- person Festival has been unveiled, and event-go- ers will be treated to per- formers spanning three decades of music. During this years three-day Haynes Apper- son Festival - running on July 4, 5, and 6 - a music lineup comprising music legends from the 70s, 80s, and the 90s will take the stage in Foster Park near downtown Ko- komo. Among the head- liners are The Marshall Tucker Band, Quiet Riot, and the Spin Doctors. We are incredibly ex- cited for this years festi- val and musical lineup, said Haynes Apperson Festival Organizer Paul Wyman. We enjoy pro- viding top-quality na- tional entertainment for our communitys annual celebration. It looks like 2019 will be no excep- tion and will have a little something for everyone to enjoy. First up, kicking offthe musical festivities for the Haynes Apperson Festi- val on Thursday, July 4, Only one murder that occurred last year in Ko- komo remains unsolved, but the question remains: who killed Keith Jewell? Last year four murders were recorded in Koko- mo. Three of them have reached partial conclu- sions, with one case not having charges filed due to self-defense being in- volved. The alleged per- petrators of the other two slayings await their days in court. However, the mystery that began on Dec. 9, 2018, when inves- tigators found 50-year- old Jewell dead from a gunshot wound, persists three months later. Some of the events leading to Jewells death are clear. Jewell was arrested at 12:55 a.m. the morning of Dec. 9 after a Howard County Sheriff's Depart- ment deputy pulled over a GMC Acadia near the intersection of Washing- ton and Morgan streets. The impetus for the stop, according to an incident report, was the fact that one of the vehicles head- lights was out. Driving the vehicle was Jewell, whose license was suspended at the time. Jewells youngest son, 20-year-old Mathew, ac- knowledged his father had previous run-ins with law enforcement, primarily due to his struggles with substance abuse-related issues. But, MORE THAN 31,000 DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY & MORE THAN 320,000 MONTHLY PAGE VIEWS AT KOKOMOPERSPECTIVE.COM Kokomoperspective.com 209 N. 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SECTION E Jewell Residence 12:55 a.m. Location: intersection of Washington Street and Morgan Street Keith Jewell is pulled over by a Howard County Sheriff's Department deputy. He is arrested for driving while suspended. 3:34 a.m. Location: 400 block of West Monroe Street Kokomo Police Department officers are dispatched to the 400 block of West Monroe Street for a report of shots fired. Keith Jewell is found shot at the scene and is deceased when officers arrive. 4:00 a.m. Location: 1100 block of North Lindsay Street Officers receive another shots fired call and are dispatched to the 1100 block of North Lindsay Street. Jon Whitehead was shot here but survived. Officers believe the two shootings are connected. Whitehead's vehicle is also stolen. 6:45 p.m. Location: near Longview & Taylor The vehicle stolen during the second shooting is located. 3:20 a.m. Location: 1800 West Markland Avenue Keith Jewell is released from the jail and leaves on foot. 1:46 a.m. Location: 1800 West Markland Avenue Keith Jewell is booked into the Howard County jail. D e c e m b e r 9 , 2 0 1 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 Who shot Keith Jewell last December remains a mystery 122-percent rise in violent crime? City icials and sheriffcast doubt on publication's ranking of Kokomo's violent crime hike by Devin Zimmerman News Reporter dzimmerman@kokomoperspective.com Recently, an article published through USA Today painted a dark pic- ture of Kokomo in terms of crime, going so far as to claim the City of Firsts experienced the larg- est increase of any met- ro area in both [Indiana] and the nation. But, both city and county icials claim a 122.8-percent increase in violent crime over a five- year period largely can be attributed to a change in reporting practices. At the end of February, USA Today ran an arti- cle titled Cities where the violent crime rate is soaring in every state in the US. That article was written by 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based corporation which runs a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the internet. The com- panys articles are repub- lished by outlets such as USA Today and The HingtonPost. The article recently au- thored by the company ranked cities through- out the country based upon reviews of five-year changes in violent crime rates in 283 metro ar- eas. The Kokomo metro area, which includes all of Howard County, was ranked 14th in the arti- cle due to a 122.8-percent increase in violent crime between 2012 and 2017, and the author noted the increase was driven by a surge in the aggravated assault rate, which was Haynes Apperson Festival music lineup announced The Marshall Tucker Band, Quiet Riot, and Spin Doctors to headline Candidate forums set for April 11, 18 Candidate forums have been set ahead of the up- coming Primary Election on May 7. The free forums will be held at Indiana Uni- versity Kokomos Kresge Auditorium and include candidates seeking seats on the Kokomo Common Council and the citys mayoralice. The first of two forums takes place at 6 p.m. on April 11 and features candidates vying for the Kokomo Common Coun- cil seats. Those include two Democrats from the councils 3rd District seat, John Wright and Cathy Cox-Stover, and five Re- publicans, Jason Skaggs, Kara Kitts-McKibben, Matthew Grecu, Antonio Stewart, and Alex Clark. The Democratic 3rd District race and Repub- lican at-large contest are the only two contested primary council races in the municipal election. The second forum takes place at 6 p.m. on April 18, featuring Kokomos mayoral candidates: Tyler Moore (R), Richard Stout (R), Kevin Summers (D), and Abbie Smith (D). The forums are put on by the Kokomo Perspec- tive, Kokomo Tribune, Greater Kokomo Cham- ber of Commerce, and League of Women Voters.

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