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    Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue. U.S. District Judge Richard Young decided Indiana must recognize the marriage of Michelle and Shannon Bowling of Indianapolis, who were married in Polk County, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 2011. Shannon Bowling is employed by the Indiana Department of Correction, and couple sued... More>>

    Pastor Mario Sims calls for Citizens' Review Board in response to frustration with government Video included

    Pastor Mario Sims, other spiritual leaders, and community "watch dog groups" announced plans today for a Citizens' Review Board. Sims said he believes there is a lack of public trust in South Bend's government. "Enough is enough. Understand the concept of a small handful of cronies padding their pockets, but it could cost us our city," Sims said. He says South Bend needs a Review Board that could hold city agencies accountable, something he thinks isn't happening. More>>

    UPDATE: Strong storms leave nearly 9000 in the dark

    More than 2000 customers are without power in the Michiana area as the severe storm system is moving through Indiana. More>>

    Trial date set in 26-year-old Mishawaka murder case

    Phillip Geans (Courtesy of St. Joseph County Police) Phillip Geans (Courtesy of St. Joseph County Police)

    Over 26 years after Theresa Burns was found shot to death in her home in Mishawaka, Phillip Geans is scheduled to stand trial for her murder. Geans had his trial date set Tuesday in St. Joseph County court, after it was originally continued in June. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Dec. 4, with the "Commencement of Evidence" scheduled to begin on Dec. 5. Geans is charged with Murder, and was originally arrested in December of 2013 for the 1988 killing of Burns.
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    Representative candidate Kolbe files complaint with Election Commission

    A state representative candidate has filed a formal complaint with the Indiana Election Commission. David Kolbe, Democratic candidate for District 22 filed the complaint regarding Republican nominee Curt Nisly due to several concerns surrounding the County Clerk website. In a press release, Kolbe's campaign representatives said Nisly secured a public contract to design, and possibly maintain the home website for the County Clerk. Some of the issues addressed in the press release include the ... More>>

    State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint Friday

    Indiana State Police Sergeant Bruce Duhaime announced Tuesday that State Police posted in Bremen will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening in Elkhart County.Even though a main reason for the checkpoints is Troopers performing saturation patrols looking for impaired drivers, Duhamie said they also perform the checkpoints to educate people about the ongoing efforts of the State Police. Duhamie also said in a press release that the goal for the checkpoints is to deter people from driving... More>>

    4th annual Dutch oven gathering coming up at Bonneyville Mill County Park

    Are you interested in cooking Dutch oven-style?If so, why not check out Elkhart County Parks' 4th annual Dutch Oven Gathering (D.O.G.)? It'll take place on Saturday, August 23rd at 6pm at the Briar Patch shelter at Bonneyville Mill County Park (53373 County Road 131, Bristol, IN).The friendly gathering will start with tips on cast iron seasoning, cleaning, cooking, and even restoring old, rusty, forgotten cookware.
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    Intoxicated man tazed by police after chase

    According to our sister station WPTA, Sheriff's Deputies from LaGrange County had to deploy stop sticks during a pursuit near the LaGrange/Elkhart County line.Deputies were dispatched to assist the Middlebury police in the pursuit of a grey passenger car late last night and into the early morning hours. The vehicle evaded stop sticks at the intersection of US 20 and SR 5, then continued on SR 5 into Noble County.
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    Elkhart County Parks to hold "Constellations of the Summer Skies" event

    Come get starry-eyed with Elkhart County Parks!It'll host a “Constellations of the Summer Skies” event on Friday, August 22nd at Cobus Creek County Park (30680 County Road 8 in Elkhart), starting at 9pm. A naturalist with Elkhart County Parks will be on hand to teach you about some of the summer constellations. The program will start with a short presentation in the Cobus Creek shelter, and then you'll go out and check out the stars. If you have a telescope or binoculars - bring ‘em. More>>

    ETHOS Science Center to hold its first adult-only event

    Time to get sciencey (yes, I know that's not a word), and get your drink on at the same time!The ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart is gearing up to do something it's never done before - hold an adult-only event.On Thursday, August 21st, you're invited to its Sneak Peek Science Night where the topic will be the “Science of Fermentation.” More>>

    South Bend park rangers unlikely to get guns back Video included

    As of July 1, 2014, South Bend city park police officers cannot carry a gun on the job As of July 1, 2014, South Bend city park police officers cannot carry a gun on the job

    South Bend City Parks Police have done their patrols for the past month without their guns. Today was the first time the public was able to weigh in.
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    Community Coalition for Immigration Reform disappointed in meeting with Congresswoman Walorski Video included

    Representatives from the Community Coalition for Immigration Reform say they're disappointed after meeting today with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. The Coalition is made up of representatives from community organizations, labor unions, and faith groups. They had tried several times to meet with her after presenting her with petitions to take action on immigration reform.
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    UPDATE: St. Joseph County Police identify Mishawaka teen killed in early morning crash

    UPDATE: The St. Joseph County Police Department is continuing to investigate the early morning crash that claimed the life of 17 year old Anthony Ryor. More>>

    New highway to open to traffic Thursday between South Bend and Plymouth

    Credit: Indiana Department Of Transportation Credit: Indiana Department Of Transportation

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Monday that the new U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth will open to traffic Thursday, Aug. 21 in an attempt. INDOT said even though they are opening the road to traffic, drivers should expect some restrictions near South Bend throughout the end of the year as construction continues.U.S. 31 consists of 20 miles of divided, four-lane highway between the U.S. 20 Bypass in South Bend and U.S. 30 near Plymouth, a press release from INDOT said... More>>

    Run Jane Run event continues to raise money for women in need

    The 30th annual Run Jane Run is expected to bring hundreds of women golfers out for a round of 18 while also raising money at the same time. The event is hosted by the YWCA and taking place at the Knollwood Country Club and uses the money to provide programs and services to the women of Michiana who are in need. More>>

    Mishawaka Police remind drivers to stay safe as school starts back up

    With students back in class, Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood, Mishawaka School Superintendent Dr. Terry Barker, Police Chief Ken Witkowski and other law enforcement officers want to remind you to drive safe when you're on the roads. More>>

    Rock for the Cure Michiana to happen in Niles

    Are you ready to rock, Michiana?On Saturday, August 30th, Rock for the Cure Michiana will put on a benefit show to raise money for Niles Relay for Life.The event will run from noon to 9pm at the Niles Skate Park (696 Front Street in Niles), and will include live music, art, comedy, burlesque, and food vendors. More>>

    Road work starting in Granger area on Monday, August 18th

    Traffic headaches will start Monday, August 18th in the Granger area.If you're heading south on Gumwood Road you won't be able to turn left onto State Road 23 -- aka Cleveland Road -- because of road construction.That should wrap up in three weeks.Also starting today in that same area, westbound State Road 23 at Gumwood Road will be restricted so crews can set up a new water main connection. More>>

    Fans come to Plymouth Speedway despite Tony Stewart not racing Video included

    Race car driver Tony Stewart was suppose to be at the Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night racing on a dirt track. But since the tragedy last week that killed fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr., Stewart did not participate at the race in Plymouth.
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    UPDATE: Four Notre Dame players suspected of academic dishonesty, under investigation Video included

    Four key Notre Dame players have been dismissed for academic fraud following an internal investigation this summer, FOX Sports reports. It is unclear if the players will be allowed to return to school in the future.
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    Michiana race tracks adopt new rules Video included

    In light of the racing tragedy involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward new rules have been adopted by local race tracks. Plymouth Speedway and South Bend Speedway have announced that drivers must stay in their car when they crash."We don't want to turn our fans off and the best way to do that is to force-feed these drivers policies that will make them stay in the car," says Steve Brown the owner of South Bend Speedway.If drivers get out of their car, the penalties are severe."If they get out of... More>>

    Notre Dame fans disappointed Video included

    Many Notre Dame fans and alums are disappointed with today's news. "Kick 'em out of school," said Chris Stackowicz, ND '99. Chris Stackowicz is getting ready to paint a street mural in downtown South Bend. He says, as a ND alum, he's frustrated. "The academic integrity of the University and it's athletes and the fact that they need to represent that is paramount to Notre Dame retaining its tradition," Stackowicz said.
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    UPDATE: Suspect arrested and charged in killing of man found at Shirley Motel

    UPDATE: Police have charged a 42-year-old woman in connection  with  the death of a  homicide victim found in the Shirley Motel in South Bend.  Teri Rigley has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. Police say Rigley has been  charged with killing Pierce with a deadly weapon, in this case "a cutting instrument."  Pierce's body was discovered August 12th at the hotel on US 31. More>>

    South Bend sends teddy bears to undocumented children Video included

    Community activists hope teddy bears humanize Central American immigrantion crisis Community activists hope teddy bears humanize Central American immigrantion crisis

    The topic of immigration reform has been a controversial one in this country. But South Bend humanitarian efforts serve as a reminder, regardless of what side of the issue you're on, that the lives most impacted by the result, are those of the children.
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    Marshall County reports big dip in meth lab busts

    Marshall County authorities are celebrating a big drop in the number of meth lab busts. After reporting 83 meth lab busts in 2009--second most among counties in the state--Marshall County Chief Prosecutor Nelson Chipman says the county had only carried out eight busts as of June. Marshall County reported 33 meth lab busts in for the entire 2013 year.
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    Elkhart County intersection slowed down after traffic light damaged in crash

    CR 10 and CR 17 in Elkhart County CR 10 and CR 17 in Elkhart County

    A busy Elkhart County intersection has been slowed down after a crash crashed into a traffic light late Thursday night. The Elkhart County Sheriff Department reported the traffic light at the northwest corner of the intersection of County Road 17 and County Road 10 was damaged after a one-car accident shortly before 11:30pm. Police Lindsey McCann, 21, of Middlebury, was intoxicated when her 2006 Chrysler Sebring hit the traffic light pole head-on. More>>

    Elkhart citizens group submits proposal for improving community-police relations

    After meeting with city officials last month to discuss how to improve community relations with city police, an Elkhart citizens group has submitted a list of proposed changes to the Mayor's office. In a seven-step list, the group, The Elkhart Community Roundtable, asked the city to increase efforts to hire officers representative of the full population of Elkhart, with a particular effort toward hiring officers from the South Central portion of the city. They asked for ethnic sensitivity an... More>>

    Canine search leads to drug arrest after traffic stop in Marshall County

    Magellan Miller (Courtesy of Marshall County Police) Magellan Miller (Courtesy of Marshall County Police)

    A Marshall County man was arrested early Thursday morning for drug possession after a canine search led officers to search his vehicle. A Marshall County Sheriff's Department officer pulled over a vehicle driven by Magellan Miller shortly after 1:00am on Thursday morning. The stop was made for a moving violation, but police say an outstanding warrant from Cass County, Indiana came up when they searched Miller's records.
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    Free safe sleeping event in Berrien County to help Grandparents who are helping raise children

    The Berrien County Raising Up Healthy Babies Taskforce is inviting grandparents to a safe sleeping for infants event. . More>>

    Artists' mixer coming up at South Bend Museum of Art

    Time to mix things up…. with an artists' mixer at the South Bend Museum of Art! Everyone's invited! Get your mix and mingle on, and celebrate local artists, on Friday, September 5th from 5pm to 9pm. Besides the obvious (art), there will be music, treats, and drinks of the alcoholic variety. During the evening, the South Bend Museum of Art staff will project large images of people's artwork on a wall of the museum's Art League Gallery.
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    Bio-Blitz coming up at Bendix Woods County Park

    How's this for alliteration? It's a big bio-blitz at Bendix Woods County Park!You'll definitely get your fill of nature there between Friday, September 19th and Saturday, September 20th.The first public program - “Bats of Indiana” (which includes mist-netting) -- will take place that Friday at 7pm at the Glenn Bauer Shelter. And then at 9pm, you can help collect and learn about nocturnal moths. More>>

    Does the ice bucket challenge actually raise money? Video included

    You're probably seeing many of your Facebook friends taking the ice bucket challenge lately. It's a viral trend in which people dump ice on each other to raise money for ALS research. But is it actually raising money or is it just a fun social media game?Andrew Lemacks and Ross Bauman of Form and Fitness Personal Training in Mishawaka are working on the challenge this week...with a twist. "For every like on the video we posted today, I'm going to donate a dollar and do a burpee,"
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    State trooper helps Amish schools fend off active shooters Video included

    Indiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks Shirk Indiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks Shirk

    Indiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks Shirk patrols Kosciusko and Elkhart Counties. While mapping locations of Amish schools, one thought began to manifest in his mind...
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    • Notre Dame Media Day sees Fighting Irish optimistic

      Notre Dame Media Day sees Fighting Irish optimistic

        Notre Dame finished 9-4 last year, and although they lost some key players, they were excited coming off a win a the Pinstripe Bowl.  That enthusiasm seems to be tempered by most, but the coaches and players have no other choice but to push forward and think this is going to be a great year.


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        Notre Dame finished 9-4 last year, and although they lost some key players, they were excited coming off a win a the Pinstripe Bowl.  That enthusiasm seems to be tempered by most, but the coaches and players have no other choice but to push forward and think this is going to be a great year.



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    • Memorial prepares for Central and Mangy Lion

      Memorial prepares for Central and Mangy Lion

       The battle for the Mangy Lion is Friday at Memorial.  The Blazers won the game last year but had an illegal player and had to forfeit the contest.  The Chargers are hoping to win it fair and square in the season opener.


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       The battle for the Mangy Lion is Friday at Memorial.  The Blazers won the game last year but had an illegal player and had to forfeit the contest.  The Chargers are hoping to win it fair and square in the season opener.



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    • Quiet transition for Notre Dame track and Cross Country head coach

      Quiet transition for Notre Dame track and Cross Country head coach

      Photo Credit: University of Notre DamePhoto Credit: University of Notre Dame
      After coaching the Notre Dame Track and Cross Country teams for 26 seasons, Tim Connelly is no longer a coach for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame Sports Information Director John Heisler said that after Joe Piane retired, the new coach had the ability to hire a new staff. Heisler said Connelly was not part of that plan.More >>
      After coaching the Notre Dame Track and Cross Country teams for 26 seasons, Tim Connelly is no longer a coach for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame Sports Information Director John Heisler said that after Joe Piane retired, the new coach had the ability to hire a new staff. Heisler said Connelly was not part of that plan.
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    • Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states

      Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states

      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue. U.S. District Judge Richard Young decided Indiana must recognize the marriage of Michelle and Shannon Bowling of Indianapolis, who were married in Polk County, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 2011. Shannon Bowling is employed by the Indiana Department of Correction, and couple sued...More >>
      INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue. U.S. District Judge Richard Young decided Indiana must recognize the marriage of Michelle and Shannon Bowling of Indianapolis, who were married in Polk County, Iowa, on Jan. 18, 2011. Shannon Bowling is employed by the Indiana Department of Correction, and couple sued...More >>
    • Pastor Mario Sims calls for Citizens' Review Board in response to frustration with government

      Pastor Mario Sims calls for Citizens' Review Board in response to frustration with government

      Pastor Mario Sims, other spiritual leaders, and community "watch dog groups" announced plans today for a Citizens' Review Board. Sims said he believes there is a lack of public trust in South Bend's government. "Enough is enough. Understand the concept of a small handful of cronies padding their pockets, but it could cost us our city," Sims said. He says South Bend needs a Review Board that could hold city agencies accountable, something he thinks isn't happening.More >>
      Pastor Mario Sims, other spiritual leaders, and community "watch dog groups" announced plans today for a Citizens' Review Board. Sims said he believes there is a lack of public trust in South Bend's government. "Enough is enough. Understand the concept of a small handful of cronies padding their pockets, but it could cost us our city," Sims said. He says South Bend needs a Review Board that could hold city agencies accountable, something he thinks isn't happening.More >>
    • UPDATE: Strong storms leave nearly 9000 in the dark

      UPDATE: Strong storms leave nearly 9000 in the dark

      More than 2000 customers are without power in the Michiana area as the severe storm system is moving through Indiana.More >>
      More than 2000 customers are without power in the Michiana area as the severe storm system is moving through Indiana.More >>
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