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        Councilwoman Valerie Schey unhappy with private meeting scheduled to discuss Park Rangers and their firearms Video included

        The attempt to know why it was decided South Bend Park Rangers could no longer carry their firearms while on duty continues. South Bend Common Councilwoman Valerie Schey asked the City this question when the change went into effect on July 1.
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        Severe weather rolls through Michiana

        Thunderstorms rolled through Michiana Saturday afternoon bringing strong winds and hail.A little after 3pm hail was reported in Nappanee. LaGrange, Marshall and Kosciusko County were all in the path of a storm.Some power outages were reported in LaGrange County.Stay with FOX28.COM for updates.*photo courtesy of David Steiner More>>

        U.S. Embassy evacuated in Libya

        The United State's Embassy was forced to evacuatein Libya Saturday. This was a response to increased violence in the area. American's in the country have been put on high alert."We are suspending our current diplomatic activities at the embassy," says Secretary of State, John Kerry.Kerry said the security situation around the Embassy is not good. Increased violence in Tripoli prompted the move.The State Department also issued a travel warning for the area. All American citizens are encouraged... More>>

        South Bend Common Council Members hold walking tour in Henry Davis Jr.'s district and none speak about arrest Video included

        Council members met with residents of the 2nd District in South Bend Council members met with residents of the 2nd District in South Bend

        South Bend Common Council Members were knocking on doors and chatting with residents on Friday evening. It was all part of the council's ongoing walking tours through the city's neighborhoods. Friday's walk was held in District 2, which is represented by Councilman Henry Davis Jr..
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        Tricia's Playhouse owner charged in death of five-year-old boy

        Tricia's Playhouse in Michigan City Tricia's Playhouse in Michigan City

        Charges were filed Friday against the owner of the Michigan City day care where a five-year-old died last month.According to State of Indiana records, Tricia Calvin, owner of Tricia's Playhouse, was charged with Reckless Homicide and Involuntary Manslaughter by LaPorte County prosecutors.
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        Cass County Fair gets things underway

        People in Cass County are happy because their county fair has kicked off. The lucky folks that showed up on Sunday got in for free. It is the 163rd year for the fair and as always it offers a variety of events.
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        New Elkhart store opened to honor owner's son

        A new Elkhart store is trying to help man's best friend. Scrapper's Rescue located off Cassopolis Street is a new retail and consignment store. Where it differs from others is that proceeds from the store help local service dogs.
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        Flash mob dances to "Happy" at University Park Mall

        Dance broke out at University Park Mall Dance broke out at University Park Mall

        Dance broke out at the food court of University Park Mall in Mishawaka. The Christian Dance Academy held a flash mob to celebrate National Dance Day.
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        Art festival and auction held to support Habitat for Humanity St. Joseph Women Build

        Art was on display for auction at the Eddy St. Commons Art was on display for auction at the Eddy St. Commons

        Eddy St. Commons had quite of bit of art on display on Saturday afternoon. Habitat for Humanity St. Joseph County Women Build and Eddy St. Commons came together to host an art festival and auction.
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        Serb Fest welcomes Michiana community to join cultural celebration

        There were various types of Serbian food at the festival There were various types of Serbian food at the festival

        If you were interested in trying food and listening and dancing to music of another culture than Serb Fest was your answer. The event was held as part of the 103rd anniversary of Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in South Bend.
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        Vintage RV Rally returns to Granger Video included

        The 7th annual Vintage RV Rally returned to Granger.The event featured over 80 classic RV's and trailers. It took place at the KOE campground.Organizers say the event is a great time for the whole family."There's not too many events nowadays in life where just everyone is just happy, gosh I'm so thankful for this crowd," says Patricia Schenk. Schenk says that the event is helped by the local community that supports the RV industry so strongly."It looks good for the area as well because if the... More>>

        Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall Video included

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        Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

        25 businesses cited in Berrien County for selling tobacco to children

        The Berrien County Health Department has cited 25 businesses since October 2013. They say they were all selling tobacco to children under eighteen. The Department does regular checks. They send in kids undercover to try to purchase tobacco products. They also educate vendors on how to check IDs and on what signs they must have in stores. More>>

        Big changes for public transportation in Berrien County Video included

        Berrien county has four bus agencies...and that's three too many according to the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission. "You will not find another county in Michigan or really you're hard pressed nationwide to find another county that has four transit providers," John Egelhaaf, Executive director of SWMPC, said. Egelhaaf says that makes things confusing and costly for bus riders. More>>

        The Starke County Sheriff's Department says a man is missing tonight

        Police say 32 year old Joshua Simpkins is missing tonight. According to police, Simpkins is 5 feet tall, 128 pounds. He has reddish hair and glasses. Police say Simpkins also has down syndrome. He was last scene wearing dark blue jeans, a neon yellow and green t-shirt and black shoes. If you have any information on where he might be call the Starke County Sheriff's Department at 772-3771. More>>

        St. Joseph County announces budget cuts, hiring and pay raise freeze due to lost tax revenue

        Budget cuts, hiring freezes and layoffs through attrition are all coming to St. Joseph County government.In a letter from to elected officials and department heads, St. Joseph County Commissioner Andrew Kostielney, Council President Rafael Morton and County Auditor Peter Mullen announced a series of efforts to reduce the St. Joseph County budget. More>>

        Elkhart County wins federal dollars to remove ugly homes Video included

        A deteriorating rooftop in Elkhart County A deteriorating rooftop in Elkhart County

        No one dreams of a view overlooking boarded up homes and crumbling rooftops. But after the foreclosure crisis, that sight became a familiar one for Elkhart families. Today, state officials announced a big sign of relief for the county's foreclosure crisis comeback. More>>

        Attorney: Daycare hanging victim's mother says those in charge should accept responsibility for what happened

        An attorney for Anita LeFlore, the mother of five-year-old Amareon Williams, says his client is satisfied the LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office has charged Tricia Calvin. Calvin is the owner of Tricia's Playhouse in Michigan City, where Amareon died on June 9, 2014. Police say Amareon choked to death when he became tangled in a jump rope hanging from a play set. "Anita LeFlore is very satisfied today that the prosecutor is going to make sure that the people running this facility, that the pe... More>>

        Man who spent time on the run now found guilty of child molesting

        The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office says a man who had spent nearly a quarter of his life on running from police, has now been convicted of child molesting. According to a news release, "late yesterday evening, after approximately five hours of deliberation, a jury found Terry Wayne Waugh, Jr., 30, guilty of 1 count of Child Molesting, a Class A Felony, and 2 counts of Child Molesting, each a Class C Felony. The sentencing range for a Class A Felony is 20 to 50 years. The sentencing ran... More>>

        St. Joseph County Police need your help finding a burglary suspect

        Police need your help finding a suspect in a burglary case.It happened last night in the eastern portion of St. Joseph County."This case is somewhat unusual in that most burglaries do not occur during the night with homeowners present," Lt. Matt Blank, St. Joseph County Police Department.If you have any information of who or where this suspect is call Sgt. Cindy Guest in the Detective Bureau at 235-9569. More>>

        St. Joseph County Police need assistance finding a credit card fraud suspect

        Female Identity Theft/Credit Card Fraud Suspect Female Identity Theft/Credit Card Fraud Suspect

        There is a female identity theft/credit card fraud suspect that police need your help identifying.She uses a lost credit card which she apparently found at several area stores on the south side of South Bend.The stores are Kroger, Stop N Go, Walmart and K.B. Beverage "Belmont Liquor".According to police she is possibly driving a green Ford Windstar mini van. More>>

        ATV Motocross Championship hits Michiana Video included

        Who knew a National Championship event was being held right here in Michiana?The ATV Motocross championship kicks off Saturday at the Red Bud track in Buchanan, Michigan. Nearly 700 ATV riders from across the country are in town for the 2-day event. The event kicks off Saturday at 11:00AM, with the final race on Sunday. ATV riders say they've been looking forward to coming to Michiana all year because the Red Bud track is the best of the best! "This track is knarly rough, it's super super rou... More>>

        Elkhart breaks ground on new sewer storage facility

        The city of Elkhart held the ground breaking ceremony, Friday, for the CSO 6 and 7 storage and pump facility project. This project consists of a new 1 million gallon off line storage tank and pumping station to intercept sewage before it enters the river. The project will help reduce overflows from 45 times per year, to just 6 times per year.
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        Police investigating suspicious fire at Mishawaka business

        Laidig Concrete in Mishawaka Laidig Concrete in Mishawaka

        St. Joseph County Police are investigating an early morning fire at a business in Mishawaka. Crews responded to reports of a car on fire just after 4:30am Thursday on Executive Drive. By the time they arrived on scene, officials found the blaze that begun in an abandoned car had spread to a nearby business: Laidig Concrete.
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        Shooting on LaSalle Avenue in South Bend

        Shooting on the 900 block of W. LaSalle Avenue Shooting on the 900 block of W. LaSalle Avenue

        Police are reporting a shooting on the 900 block of W. LaSalle Avenue. They say one man has been shot in his arm. It appears to be non-life threatening. FOX28 will provide the latest information when it becomes available.  More>>

        Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Video included

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        An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

        Goshen Police respond to call regarding animals that appeared abandoned and neglected

        The Goshen Police Department responded to a call on Thursday afternoon regarding animals that appeared to be abandoned or neglected. Officers responded to the call on the 400 block of 8th Street and found several cats and dogs in need of care.
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        What would you do in an active shooter situation? Video included

        What would you do in an active shooter situation? Indiana State Police say the best way to prepare the public for an active shooter, is to confront it head on with mock scenarios.
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        Elkhart Council Committee holds meeting for ordinance to create three-foot distance for cars passing bicyclists Video included

        The ordinance looks to create a three-foot buffer zone between bicyclists and cars The ordinance looks to create a three-foot buffer zone between bicyclists and cars

        Elkhart motorists may have to watch their distance when passing bicyclists. The Public Health and Safety Committee of the Elkhart City Council held a meeting to discuss an ordinance which would establish a minimum three-foot passing distance for motor vehicles passing bicyclists.
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        Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

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        A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off... More>>

        Increase in airplane crashes doesn't deter air travelers Video included

        Jessica Wheeler is a Spokesperson for Allegiant Air, one airline that flies out of South Bend International Airport. She says, despite the large number of recent tragedies, they haven't seen any downward trend in the number of people flying with them."July is one of our busiest travel months for the year. Many people take their summer vacation in July so a lot of travelers heading out and we have not seen any significant change this year," Wheeler said. More>>

        Mishawaka Parks Department reports uptick in vandalism of park bathrooms

        The Mishawaka Parks Department is trying to combat a reported increase in vandalism of bathrooms in city parks.To reduce vandalism, the Mishawaka Parks Department says they will now be closing all bathrooms in city parks will close at 10:30pm. Mishawaka Police are increasing their patrols in and around city parks as well. Mishawaka Police are encouraging the public to help reporting vandalism. More>>

        Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

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        Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian... More>>

        LaPorte man arrested for disorderly conduct, allegedly bit a pool cue in half and sniffed glue

        Adam Curtis (LaPorte Police) Adam Curtis (LaPorte Police)

        Police received a call early this morning of a man asking for rides, then yelling obscenities and punching the hood of a car after not getting any. Police checked the 300 block of Park St. area for the subject and saw a man exit JJ's Sideout Bar. The man asked police if they were following up a report for a suspicious man.
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        • Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

          Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

        • Help is coming for endangered butterfly at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

          Help is coming for endangered butterfly at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

          The Karner Blue Butterfly has a wingspan of about an inch, feed only on the leaves of the wild lupine plant and are an endangered species.So officials at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Dunes State Park are doing what they can to help the butterfly.Theyare in the processofrestoring a black oak savanna they share this summer to save the homes of thebutterfly and other native species. Invasive species have moved into the savanna and pushed out native plants.More >>
          The Karner Blue Butterfly has a wingspan of about an inch, feed only on the leaves of the wild lupine plant and are an endangered species.So officials at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Dunes State Park are doing what they can to help the butterfly.Theyare in the processofrestoring a black oak savanna they share this summer to save the homes of thebutterfly and other native species. Invasive species have moved into the savanna and pushed out native plants.More >>
        • No Child Left Behind waiver could cost Indiana millions

          No Child Left Behind waiver could cost Indiana millions

          Millions of dollars are at stake and Indiana lawmakers will do what they can to keep it later today.The Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to get an update on the state's efforts to maintain its No Child Left Behind waiver.The state could lose control over millions in federal dollars if it does not retain its waiver from the federal education law. The Department of Education is scheduled to deliver its update to the board at its monthly meeting Wednesday.The U.S. Department of Educ...More >>
          Millions of dollars are at stake and Indiana lawmakers will do what they can to keep it later today.The Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to get an update on the state's efforts to maintain its No Child Left Behind waiver.The state could lose control over millions in federal dollars if it does not retain its waiver from the federal education law. The Department of Education is scheduled to deliver its update to the board at its monthly meeting Wednesday.The U.S. Department of Educ...More >>
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        • Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

          Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

        • Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-16-14

          Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-16-14

          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Monday 06/16/14 at 5:00am through Tuesday 06/17/14 at 5:00am Monday 12:59pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Threats Complaint 1:30pm 500 Block of Spruce St Assist To Another Agency 4:35pm 300 Block of W Railroad St Larceny Complaint 4:55pm Dowagiac Police Department Found Property 5:00pm 800 Block of Spruce St Harassment Complaint 5:15pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Assault Complaint 5:45pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St General Assistance 7:15pm Russom...More >>
          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Monday 06/16/14 at 5:00am through Tuesday 06/17/14 at 5:00am Monday 12:59pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Threats Complaint 1:30pm 500 Block of Spruce St Assist To Another Agency 4:35pm 300 Block of W Railroad St Larceny Complaint 4:55pm Dowagiac Police Department Found Property 5:00pm 800 Block of Spruce St Harassment Complaint 5:15pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Assault Complaint 5:45pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St General Assistance 7:15pm Russom...More >>
        • Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-13-14

          Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-13-14

          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Thursday 06/12/14 at 5:00am through Friday 06/13/14 at 5:00am Thursday 9:00am 700 Block of Spruce St Threats Complaint 10:15am Marion St / N Paul St Assist to MDOC, 1 Person Arrested 10:55am 700 Block of Spruce St Disorderly Conduct Complaint 11:05am Spruce St / State Rd Traffic Complaint 11:08am 200 Block of Michigan Ave Parking Complaint 12:35pm 400 Block of Oak St Public Peace Complaint 1:00pm Dowagiac Police Department General Non-Crim...More >>
          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Thursday 06/12/14 at 5:00am through Friday 06/13/14 at 5:00am Thursday 9:00am 700 Block of Spruce St Threats Complaint 10:15am Marion St / N Paul St Assist to MDOC, 1 Person Arrested 10:55am 700 Block of Spruce St Disorderly Conduct Complaint 11:05am Spruce St / State Rd Traffic Complaint 11:08am 200 Block of Michigan Ave Parking Complaint 12:35pm 400 Block of Oak St Public Peace Complaint 1:00pm Dowagiac Police Department General Non-Crim...More >>
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        • Cass County Fair gets things underway

          Cass County Fair gets things underway

          People in Cass County are happy because their county fair has kicked off. The lucky folks that showed up on Sunday got in for free. It is the 163rd year for the fair and as always it offers a variety of events.More >>
          People in Cass County are happy because their county fair has kicked off. The lucky folks that showed up on Sunday got in for free. It is the 163rd year for the fair and as always it offers a variety of events.
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        • New Elkhart store opened to honor owner's son

          New Elkhart store opened to honor owner's son

          A new Elkhart store is trying to help man's best friend. Scrapper's Rescue located off Cassopolis Street is a new retail and consignment store. Where it differs from others is that proceeds from the store help local service dogs.More >>
          A new Elkhart store is trying to help man's best friend. Scrapper's Rescue located off Cassopolis Street is a new retail and consignment store. Where it differs from others is that proceeds from the store help local service dogs.
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        • Councilwoman Valerie Schey unhappy with private meeting scheduled to discuss Park Rangers and their firearms

          Councilwoman Valerie Schey unhappy with private meeting scheduled to discuss Park Rangers and their firearms

          Park Rangers work under the Parks and Recreation DepartmentPark Rangers work under the Parks and Recreation Department
          The attempt to know why it was decided South Bend Park Rangers could no longer carry their firearms while on duty continues. South Bend Common Councilwoman Valerie Schey asked the City this question when the change went into effect on July 1.More >>
          The attempt to know why it was decided South Bend Park Rangers could no longer carry their firearms while on duty continues. South Bend Common Councilwoman Valerie Schey asked the City this question when the change went into effect on July 1.
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        • Sports Headlines [menu1356_4-C123727]Redesign 2012 - Sports Menu Subnav CategoryMore>>

        • Knutson three-peats as South Bend Metro champ

          Knutson three-peats as South Bend Metro champ

           Brandon Knutson may have only edged out Jon Phillips by one stroke in the South Bend Men's Metro, but that's all he needed to win his third consecutive title in one of Michiana's toughest tournaments.

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           Brandon Knutson may have only edged out Jon Phillips by one stroke in the South Bend Men's Metro, but that's all he needed to win his third consecutive title in one of Michiana's toughest tournaments.

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        • Local softball team heading to World Series

          Local softball team heading to World Series

           Last year's world champions, the District 11 All-Stars, are heading back to the Senior League World Series.

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           Last year's world champions, the District 11 All-Stars, are heading back to the Senior League World Series.

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        • History made in RedBud Pro ATV race

          History made in RedBud Pro ATV race

           Chad Wienen became the first professional ATV motocross driver to win three consecutive national titles after he won both Pro Moto races at RedBud Saturday.

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           Chad Wienen became the first professional ATV motocross driver to win three consecutive national titles after he won both Pro Moto races at RedBud Saturday.

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        • Golf Challenge

          Golf Challenge

          Be sure to catch the FOX28 Golf Challenge every Wednesday night during FOX28 News at 10. Dean and Adam take on challengers from all over Michiana.More >>
          Be sure to catch the FOX28 Golf Challenge every Wednesday night during FOX28 News at 10. Dean and Adam take on challengers from all over Michiana.
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        • Relay for Life 2014

          Relay for Life 2014

          Where can you CELEBRATE cancer survivorship, REMEMBER loved ones lost, and FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much? At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in your community!More >>
          Where can you CELEBRATE cancer survivorship, REMEMBER loved ones lost, and FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much? At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in your community!More >>
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        • Parents upset about ISP school bus shooter training videos

          Parents upset about ISP school bus shooter training videos

          The Indiana State Police released active shooter training videos on VimeoThe Indiana State Police released active shooter training videos on Vimeo
          Experts will tell you the worst thing to do when it comes to gun violence like this is to pretend like it could never happen to you. But the National Association of School Psychologists says there should be some guidelines when it comes to active shooter drills.More >>
          Experts will tell you the worst thing to do when it comes to gun violence like this is to pretend like it could never happen to you. But the National Association of School Psychologists says there should be some guidelines when it comes to active shooter drills.More >>
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