The vote for PROP 1 in Benton Harbor, Michigan is just around the corner. On August 5th voters will decide to keep or eliminate the Personal Property Tax on local businesses. It is a tax businesses must pay annually on the equipment they own.
Indiana U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says the crisis on the southern border needs to be addressed quickly. During a conversation with FOX28 Wednesday, Donnelly said he expected his colleagues in the Senate to pass an emergency bill. "What the bills that were there today would help us do is process them a little bit faster," he said. "What I'm trying to do is to process these individuals as quickly as possible and then send them to their home countries because they're here in a way that's not leg... More>>
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - A recently demoted executive entered a Loop office building in Chicago on Thursday morning and shot the company’s CEO before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide, authorities said. The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at the ArrowStream company on the 17th floor of the Bank of America building, 231 S. LaSalle St. “Apparently he was despondent over the fact that he got demoted,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said. More>>
Local schools are equipping themselves with new resources to fight school crime. Penn Harris Madison school district is launching a new helpline that lets student and parents text, e-mail or call-in with tips.
A 52 year tradition for Amish Acres had it's kick-off Thursday. The Arts and Crafts Festival in Nappanee was just rated as a top 100 event in North America by the American Bus Association. The 4 day event includes shopping, food, performances, and cash give aways. Nearly 300 vendors come from over 250 cities and 35 states according to Marketing Director, Janis Logesdon. California is the farthest place vendors come from to sell their art. Logesdon says this event is centered on family."We hav... More>>
A Samaritan's Purse International Relief article reports two Americans have contracted the Ebola virus. The organization says Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are in stable but grave condition after contracting the ebola virus. The organization's website says Dr. Brantly recognized he had symptoms of the virus last week and put himself in immediate isolation. More>>
Nitrates, nicotine, deet, and other toxins were discovered in St. Joe County water in December 2013, following a year-long study. Northeast Granger and Gilmer Park on the south side of South Bend are the areas affected by the contamination. The county health department points to septic systems as the cause for the problem. A group of experts met Wednesday night just to lay-out the first steps in cleaning up the drinking water. St. Joe County's Environmental Health Director, Marc Nelson, says ... More>>
One man is behind bars after police say his attempt to break into a Leesburg home was quickly turned away.Kosciusko County police say Mack Stokes tried to break into a house on the 6000 block of N. Old State Road 15. They got the call shortly after 10:15 Wednesday morning. As officers converged on the location, they spotted a green Mercury Sable matching the description of the suspect's vehicle.
Heads up if you need to drive through Elkhart, the city of Elkhart Street Department is closing a few roads the week of August 4 thru 8th. More>>
Officials say South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis, Jr. is midway through his first week on medical leave, but the specifics of why he's out are unclear. He hasn't spoken publicly. Instead, all we have to go on is an email he sent the council president saying he needs to concentrate on his health. His request came a little over a week after his DUI arrest. Councilman Derek Dieter wants the full council to meet and clarify the leave of absence process. More>>
They call it a labor of love. A big piece of Michiana history, sat vacant for decades. Now, dedicated volunteers are working to bring it back to life. More>>
The largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, in West Africa, has many worried the disease could spread to the United States. Now one Notre Dame researcher says there is no need to panic. Robert Stahelin, an adjunct associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the university, says the virus is just a simple plane ride away from the U.S. More>>
Working in conjunction, FBI and Elkhart Police officers arrested a woman Wednesday morning for her role in a 2013 armed robbery.David Porter, Supervisor of Public Affairs for the FBI Detroit office, says the woman arrested was Latona Gowdy. Gowdy was arrested at her place of employment in connection with a robbery at the G.W. Jones Exchange Bank in Edwardsburg, MI.
Residents were shaken up in an Elkhart apartment Wednesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a building.It happened just before 3:00am at the corner of Michigan St. and Strong Ave. Residents say the car broke through the wall and entered their living room.
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