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    Vigil for toddler killed by stray gunfire

    The community continues to grieve a toddler's death. A prayer vigil was held Thursday night for John Swoveland, Jr. Dozens of people gathered at Coquillard Park to pray and remember the little boy. They also talked about ways to end to the violence. Coquillard Park is where shots were fired during a gang fight. A stray bullet hit Swoveland as he played outside with his sister 3 blocks away. Timothy Washington lives across from the park and says, "The community needs to come together, do som... More>>

    The Little Black Dress is a success

    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>>

    Organizers of Hall of Fame RV Show say RV Industry is strong

    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>>

    Local church holds event for youth in wake of recent violence

    Local church holds event for youth in wake of recent violence

    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>>

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    Zimmer to purchase Biomet in $13.35 billion deal Video included

    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>>

    SBPD updating fleet with new pursuit vehicles.

    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>>

    Rev. Pinkney charged with election forgery in Benton Harbor mayoral recall

    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>>

    Public asked for ideas on Lincolnway West and Western Avenue corridors

    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

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    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>>

    Water Protection Working Group searching for solutions to contaminated water problem

    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>>

    Mt. Baldy to remain closed this summer

    Mt. Baldy to remain closed this summer

    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>>

    Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joe County trying to get more kids off the streets and into positive programs

    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>>

    Cold Water Challenge lands Sturgis man in hospital Video included

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    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.
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    Local soldier honored with Purple Heart award Video included

    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>>

    Ivy Tech's bid for College Football Hall of Fame moving forward Video included

    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 to consider comprehensive smoking ban Video included

    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 Kenny Loggins set for Indiana GOP meeting

    Singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins is set to perform at the Indiana Republican Convention in Fort Wayne. More>>

    Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    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 travels to Nevada for rancher dispute

    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.
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    Mayor Moore presents Elkhart's Key To The City Video included

    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 filed in death of 12-year-old girl

    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>>

    Michigan murderer who escaped arraigned

    A convicted multiple killer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February has been arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. More>>

    Purdue shooting suspect seeks to drop lawyer

    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>>

    SB Police Chief, Council discuss problems with recruiting Video included

    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>>

    Hearing dates set for suspect in 2-year-old's shooting death

    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>>

    Sexual misconduct suspect Ryan Mouch appears in court

    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.
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    SBPD investigating shooting on South Bend's west side

    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>>

    Winona Lake man accused of raping teen

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    A 50-year-old Winona Lake man has been charged with raping a 17-year-old Warsaw girl. More>>

    Murdered 11-year-old's family speaks about cold case Video included

    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>>

    Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention, including Indianapolis

    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>>

    Woman killed in Indiana church parking lot

    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.
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    FEMA okays aid for 19 Indiana counties hit by storm

    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>>

    SMART program celebrating graduates from first class

    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 looking to convert former Hall of Fame building into culinary center

    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>>

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    • Safety and South Bend Schools

      Safety and South Bend Schools

      Where does safety stand in South Bend Schools?Next week, you can find out at the Safety Security Meeting.The meeting is at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in the media center at Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School. The address is528 St. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46617.The purpose of this meeting is to review the current progress.More >>
      Where does safety stand in South Bend Schools?Next week, you can find out at the Safety Security Meeting.The meeting is at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in the media center at Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School. The address is528 St. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46617.The purpose of this meeting is to review the current progress.More >>
    • Ivy Tech's bid for College Football Hall of Fame moving forward

      Ivy Tech's bid for College Football Hall of Fame moving forward

      "What was once a black hole in downtown South Bend now has the potential to become a bright star," says Tom Panzica, Executive Vice President of Panzica architecture. Panzica was instrumental in telling Ivy Tech Community College and the Culinary Center Coalition of South Bend that the previous "College Football Hall of Fame" could in fact be used for a culinary institute. The South Bend Redevelopment Commission approved a six-month exclusivity period for Ivy Tech to further validate the feas...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 >>
    • NASA exhibit in Indiana allows moon rock touches

      NASA exhibit in Indiana allows moon rock touches

      Visitors will get at least two chances to touch a moon rock within the next two weeks.More >>
      Visitors will have chances to touch a moon rock during upcoming exhibits in Indiana.More >>
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    • Vigil for toddler killed by stray gunfire

      Vigil for toddler killed by stray gunfire

      The community continues to grieve a toddler's death. A prayer vigil was held Thursday night for John Swoveland, Jr. Dozens of people gathered at Coquillard Park to pray and remember the little boy. They also talked about ways to end to the violence. Coquillard Park is where shots were fired during a gang fight. A stray bullet hit Swoveland as he played outside with his sister 3 blocks away. Timothy Washington lives across from the park and says, "The community needs to come together, do som...More >>
      The community continues to grieve a toddler's death. A prayer vigil was held Thursday night for John Swoveland, Jr. Dozens of people gathered at Coquillard Park to pray and remember the little boy. They also talked about ways to end to the violence. Coquillard Park is where shots were fired during a gang fight. A stray bullet hit Swoveland as he played outside with his sister 3 blocks away. Timothy Washington lives across from the park and says, "The community needs to come together, do som...More >>
    • The Little Black Dress is a success

      The Little Black Dress is a success

      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 >>
      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 >>
    • Organizers of Hall of Fame RV Show say RV Industry is strong

      Organizers of Hall of Fame RV Show say RV Industry is strong

      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 >>
      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 >>
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    • NIC football coaches talk about NSC

      NIC football coaches talk about NSC

      The NIC will be adding the 4 remaining Northern State Conference teams in 2015.   13 teams will be in the new league  Six Big schools with 6 big schools on one side and the 4 NSC schools, Riley, Washington and Marian on the other.   More >>
      The NIC will be adding the 4 remaining Northern State Conference teams in 2015.   13 teams will be in the new league  Six Big schools with 6 big schools on one side and the 4 NSC schools, Riley, Washington and Marian on the other.   
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    • PGA Senior Championship coming back to Harbor Shores

      PGA Senior Championship coming back to Harbor Shores

      The PGA Senior Championship will be back at Harbor Shores on Memorial Day weekend.  Thursday, FOX 28's Adam Shear and Dean Huppert got to play the course and talk to some of the experts about this great event coming back for the 2nd time.   Senior Director Jeff Hintz said the reason to come out, when he was a kid he has vivid memories of going to a major golf event.  He said there will be some great names including Colin Montgomerie and Fred Couples.  More >>
      The PGA Senior Championship will be back at Harbor Shores on Memorial Day weekend.  Thursday, FOX 28's Adam Shear and Dean Huppert got to play the course and talk to some of the experts about this great event coming back for the 2nd time.   Senior Director Jeff Hintz said the reason to come out, when he was a kid he has vivid memories of going to a major golf event.  He said there will be some great names including Colin Montgomerie and Fred Couples.  
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    • Penn beats #1 Marian in Softball

      Penn beats #1 Marian in Softball

      Marian led Penn 7-4 on a bases loaded double, then the Knights scored on a slap and it was 8-4 after 1 inning.  Addison Pixley hit a home run and McKenzie Joeken hit 2 home runs and had a 3 run double as Penn stunned Marian 11-8 in 8 innings.
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      Marian led Penn 7-4 on a bases loaded double, then the Knights scored on a slap and it was 8-4 after 1 inning.  Addison Pixley hit a home run and McKenzie Joeken hit 2 home runs and had a 3 run double as Penn stunned Marian 11-8 in 8 innings.

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    • Pet Questions

      Pet Questions

      Veterinarian Dr. Rick Nelson joins us to take your calls and answer any questions that you might have for your pet.More >>
      Veterinarian Dr. Rick Nelson joins us to take your calls and answer any questions that you might have for your pet.
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    • Adopt-A-Pet

      Adopt-A-Pet

      The Humane Society of St. Joseph County joins Courtney Ward with a dog that is available for adoption.More >>
      The Humane Society of St. Joseph County joins Courtney Ward with a dog that is available for adoption.
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    • Donate Life Month 2

      Donate Life Month 2

      Amir Abbas rejoins us from South Bend as he learns more about some donor sign up events for Donate Life Month.More >>
      Amir Abbas rejoins us from South Bend as he learns more about some donor sign up events for Donate Life Month.
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    • Restaurant fire in Granger

      Restaurant fire in Granger

      Crews are on the scene of a fire at a restaurant on the 12000 block of Indiana 23 in Granger.  Our crew on the scene says the fire is out and firefighters are checking neighboring buildings for signs of damage.  The fire broke out at the Copper Creek Cafe around 10:05am.  The fire burst through the roof of the building.More >>
      Crews are on the scene of a fire at a restaurant on the 12000 block of Indiana 23 in Granger.  Our crew on the scene says the fire is out and firefighters are checking neighboring buildings for signs of damage.  The fire broke out at the Copper Creek Cafe around 10:05am.  The fire burst through the roof of the building.More >>
    • Notre Dame gets verbal commit #7

      Notre Dame gets verbal commit #7

      The Notre Dame football team got verbal commitment #7 from Cary-Grove, IL recruit Trevor Ruhland. According to Irish Sports Daily, he tips the scale at 270 and stands 6'4". He chose the Irish over Duke, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue. Ruhland is considered a 3-Star recruit by many services.More >>
      The Notre Dame football team got verbal commitment #7 from Cary-Grove, IL recruit Trevor Ruhland. According to Irish Sports Daily, he tips the scale at 270 and stands 6'4". He chose the Irish over Duke, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue. Ruhland is considered a 3-Star recruit by many services.More >>
    • Timeline of violence in South Bend

      Timeline of violence in South Bend

      Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
      Seven people have been killed in South Bend since the beginning of this year.  They aren't just another statistic, though.  They are people that have real families who are suffering.  The first victimMore >>
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