Everyone knows it as a place to donate what you don't need any more or to shop!But the message of the Little Black Dress Fundraiser is 'Let's get people back to work.' It raises money for GoodWill Industries and it highlights the great fashions and bargains they have. With the money they raise in their stores, they provide resources to help people looking for jobs. Guy Fisher, the Director of Mission Advancement of Goodwill Industries of Michiana says: "Everybody wins. It's good for folks w... More>>
Looking for a positive sign in the local economy? The organizers of the Hall of Fame RV show say look no further than this year's event. They say the show at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart is bigger and better than last year. Matt Rose is the Director of Recreation Vehicles for the RVIA. He says it's a great time to be in the RV business. "I think the number of units that we're seeing out here and the type of units is a great indicator of how good the economy is and how good the... More>>
An event geared towards the youth of the community kicked off Thursday night at Olivet A.M.E. Church in South Bend.It's called the P-Squared Convocation, standing for praise and prayer. Organizers expected over 250 people between the ages of 15 and 22 to attend the convocation and participate in the 28 workshops over the next two days.Reverend Franklin Breckenridge helped to organize the convocation and said it's extremely timely given the recent violence in the area. "We are certain that thi... More>>
Zimmer is buying Biomet in a $13.35 billion deal that will merge the two Warsaw-based medical device firms. The deal is not expected to be closed until early 2015 but Zimmer is already projecting that it will save them $270 million annually by the third year after the merger is completed, and saw their stock price raise over 9% in premarket trading this morning. More>>
The South Bend Police Department is getting new cars for their fleet. The new cars are Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. Captain Phil Trent says the sedans will serve them better than the current Chevy Impalas they are using because of their all-wheel drive. Trent says after this past snowy winter, it became abundantly clear they needed the new cars."It's not about speed, especially in the snow. It's all about actually being able to make it to the call without getting stuck," said Capt. Trent. ... More>>
Less than two weeks away from Benton Harbor's May 6 special recall election for mayor, forgery charges have been filed against an organizer of the recall. The Berrien County Prosecutor's office has charged organizer Rev. Edward Pinkney, 65, with five counts of election forgery for allegedly changing the original dates on signatures on his petition to recall Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower, to newer dates in time. More>>
The Mayor's office needs your help. They are holding planning workshops to generate ideas for the Lincolnway West and Western Avenue corridors.The workshopswill include presentations of market analyses and preliminary concepts, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. They will hold them atthe Charles Martin Youth Center to focus on theLincolnway West Corridor, and the Charles Black Recreation Center,to focus on the Western Avenue Corridor. The Western Avenue workshop will also include a S... More>>
St. Mary's college is offering something new. A master's of science program in speech pathology.The program was announced Wednesday at a dedication of the new Judd Leighton Speech and Language Clinic on the campus. That clinic opened up this past fall, thanks to a one million dollar grant, which also helped support the new master's program. The chair of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders says the addition of the clinic and program is exciting for Northern Indiana. "We have... More>>
You shouldn't have to think twice when you're drinking water from your tap, but for many in Granger and other areas of St. Joe County it isa constant concern. Health experts have found high levels of nitrates in water drawn from wells. A group has been working to help solve the problem. It's called the Drinking Water Protection Working Group. They met Wednesday to discuss the problem. Notre Dame Emeritus Professor of Biology Ronald Hellenthal is a member of the group. "It's not a simple thing... More>>
A popular destination will remain closed this summer. Mt. Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore will be off limits. A six-year-old boy nearly lost his life there last year. He was rescued after getting trapped in a hole. Scientists have been trying to figure out why the holes are forming but they need more time to do their work.Mount Baldy, its parking lot, trail, and the beach in front of the dune will be closed this summer to allow them to investigate. More>>
Leaders with The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joe County are offering their suggestions to curb the violence. They held a news conference Thursday to talk about the programs available to teens.There is a specific area for teens to hang out in after school at the location on Sample Street. Organizers say they wish the suspects involved in the shooting death of John Swoveland Jr. would have have been at the club instead of on the streets. Jory Fitzgerald Kelly is the President of Boys Girls Clu... More>>
An outdoor trend known as the Cold Water Challenge has landed on Sturgis, Michigan man in the hospital. The Cold Water Challenge involves a person calling out individuals who must either give money to a charity or jump into a lake, river or stream.
A local soldier will be honored with the Purple Heart on Thursday.Staff Sergeant Jesse Williams was killed back in December of 2013 while serving our nation in Afghanistan. His black hawk helicopter crashed killing him and his fellow soldiers.Thursday morning his mother and daughter will be awarded with Williams' Purple Heart. The honor is for soldiers that were either wounded or killed while serving in the line of duty.Congresswomen Jackie Warlords and other local officials will present the ... More>>
The South Bend Redevelopment Commission is letting Ivy Tech Community College move forward with its plan to transform the College Football Hall of Fame into a culinary arts center. Ivy Tech was granted to six months to evaluate the feasibility of their plan. More>>
South Bend is considering a comprehensive smoking ban ordinance that would prevent people from smoking in any indoor business, including bars and clubs. More>>
Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins is set to perform at the Indiana Republican Convention in Fort Wayne. More>>
A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. More>>
Elkhart County Sheriff, Brad Rogers spent his weekend in Nevada, but not to visit the Hoover Dam or gamble in Las Vegas.Rogers says he was invited by Oath Keepers, a group that's devoted to defending the Constitution, to visit a ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada that is the center of controversy.
Mayor Dick Moore presented the Key to the City to Paul Randall on Wednesday at Hubbard Hill Estates Retirement Community. Mr. Randall is 96 years old amd who served in World War II, but he still competes in a national rowing competition. More>>
Additional charges have been filed against two men accused in the death of a 12-year-old Benton Township girl last weekend. The Benton Charter Township Police Department announced Wednesday that Jakeeme Griffin and Juan Hassel Jr. have each been charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms. More>>
A convicted multiple killer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. More>>
A judge has turned down a request from the man charged with killing a fellow Purdue University student during a classroom attack that he be allowed to fire his defense attorney and represent himself in court. More>>
South Bend leaders are reacting to a violent milestone. The latest shooting, Monday night, marked the 30 in the city this year. There have been seven homicides since January 1.The South Bend Common Council's Health and Public Safety committee met Tuesday and a big concern that came up is manpower on the police force. More>>
Initial hearing dates have been set for the eight people charged in connection to the death of 2-year-old John Swoveland of South Bend. More>>
The Mishawaka High School hall monitor accused of sexual misconduct with a student, was in court Tuesday.Ryan Mouch's trial date was set for August 11th. The 25 year-old defendant asked the court for permission to reside in Ohio as the case progresses.
Police are investigating a shooting on the west side of South Bend.It happened a little after 9pm Monday night near the intersection of Western Avenue and Kosciuszko Street. More>>
A 50-year-old Winona Lake man has been charged with raping a 17-year-old Warsaw girl. More>>
A very emotional news conference for the family of both Jodi Parrack and Raymond McCann. The mother of Jodi Parrack, once known as Valerie, but now goes by Jo, stood along side her niece Alea Holliday, friend Robin Bowen, sister Kristy Pearson, and the sister-in-law to Raymond McCann, Julie McCann. More>>
The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016. More>>
Police say a Northwest Indiana man shot his estranged wife in front of the couple's son Monday. It happened in a church parking lot in Griffith, Indiana. That's Southwest of Gary in Lake County. The coroner there has identified the victim as Nina Castro.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster aid for 19 Indiana counties hit by a January storm that brought paralyzing snow and frigid readings. More>>
The Supporting Manufacturers and Regional Talent (SMART) program is holding a graduation ceremony, Tuesday evening.It will be at the Colfax Auditorium in the St. Joseph County Library in South Bend at 6:00pm.This is the first class to graduate from the program. SMART trains 48 people through a twelve week course to get their Certified Production Technician certification.The City of South Bend says the certification allows people to get jobs in manufacturing and also gives employers a stronger... More>>
Ivy Tech wants to turn the old College Football Hall of Fame building into the new home for their culinary education program. According to the South Bend Mayor's office, Ivy Tech and the City of South Bend have reached an agreement to try to convert the 52,000-square-foot building into the Ivy Tech Culinary Arts Food Education Center. More>>