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    Councilman Derek Dieter calls for clearer Council policy on medical leave Video included

    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>>

    Drinking water concerns for Granger and Gilmer Park addressed at a meeting Wednesday Video included

    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>>

    Reviving The Park: A FOX28 Special Report

    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>>

    A Notre Dame researcher works to understand and combat the Ebola Virus

    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>>

    FBI and Elkhart Police arrest woman for 2013 Michigan armed bank robbery

    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.
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    Vehicle crashes into apartment in Elkhart in early-morning accident

    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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    Make a statement with the Summer 2014 hair and makeup trends Video included

    Makeup at the Summer 2014 fashion shows wasn't what you'd normally expect. Usually models sport bold eye-shadows, thick black eyeliner, and bronzed sun-kissed skin. This year... makeup and hair made a statement on the runway with what they're calling the "Raw Beauty" look. The summer look is a subtle one - milky golds, ivories, and pale hues for eye shadows. It's almost that look of not even looking like you have makeup on. When it comes to hair, the look is called "effortless elegance", whe... More>>

    Indiana BMV now offering driving test in 11 foreign languages

    The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced for the first time the Knowledge Test will be offered in 11 foreign languages. More>>

    Boy scout finds marijuana plants in city park Video included

    Will Kercher was working on removing invasive plants in Abshire Park Monday morningwhen he came across a different kind of "invasive" species...marijuana plants. Kercher, seventeen, was taking before pictures ofa wooded area in thepark. He was documenting the area before he helped clear it of bush honeysuckle when he came across four potted marijuana plants. He took a picture and then went to tellAaron Sawatsy-Kingsley, Goshen's City Forester. More>>

    Local Palestinians and Israeli's speak about recent violence Video included

    The death toll in the Mideast conflict continues to rise."It's horrible, I mean I pray it gets better soon because I mean those images are horrible, horrible things," says Johnny Eid a local Palestinian.In South Bend,there was aPro-Israeli rally Tuesday night. Organizers say their message is one of peace."We have to be strong, just like Americans were strong after the attacks of 9/11, we have to be strong and stand with a fellow democracy," says Bob Feferman of the Jewish Federation of St. Jo... More>>

    Abused Elkhart woman finds freedom though new program Video included

    Elkhart abused woman finds freedom through YWCA and Elkhart County Prosecutor partnership Elkhart abused woman finds freedom through YWCA and Elkhart County Prosecutor partnership

    Ana* is a 22-year-old mother. She's Mexican and doesn't speak English. She is also a domestic abuse survivor. More>>

    UPDATE: Third suspect now in custody for death of five-year-old boy at Michigan City day care

    Erica Merriweather (LaPorte County Jail) Erica Merriweather (LaPorte County Jail)

    UPDATE: According to LaPorte County Jail records, Erica Merriweather, 25, is now in custody. She was booked shortly before noon Tuesday. Merriweather is charged with Reckless Homicide and Involuntary Manslaughter.
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    Governor Pence writes letter to President about immigrant children

    Governor Mike Pence is asking that more than 200 immigrant children placed in Indiana be deported. The governor wrote a letter to the president, asking the federal government to quickly resolve the border crisis and give information to states in more timely manner. You can read the full letter here. More>>

    Elkhart Police need your help finding a possible intruder

    This past Saturday, police received a call from a female living on the 1000 Block of N. Michigan Street in Elkhart. She was woken up by a noise in her home. She then located an intruder who she described as a white man between the ages of 22 and 38. She says he was 5'6" to 6 feet tall and 150 to 190 pounds. Police say she confronted the subject and struck him several times with her hands and arms. She then struck the intruder in the head with an object. More>>

    Indiana Green Roof Week recognized in South Bend

    Governor Mike Pence designated the week of July 28 to August 1, Indiana Green Roof Week, to pay recognize the efforts of those in Indiana who are working to make the state a more sustainable place. Governor Pence is highlighting the benefits of green roofs that help manage storm water as a resource rather than a waste product.
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    Berrien County Narcotics Unit and Sheriff's Department found a pound of marijuana in a home

    The Narcotics Unit and the County Sheriff's Department arrested two people at the 1000 block of Pavone in Benton Harbor.A search warrant was sent out for officers to look for a man and a woman inside a residence. During the search, officers recovered over a pound of marijuana, packaging material, a scale and a loaded pistol inside the home.The female suspect was questioned and later released. The male suspect lived at the address. More>>

    New concussion test popular among high school athletes Video included

    Marian High School in Mishawaka requires all contact sport athletes to take a baseline concussion test before the season begins Marian High School in Mishawaka requires all contact sport athletes to take a baseline concussion test before the season begins

    Former NFL stars have placed concussions in the spotlight with a string of lawsuits. Now an urgent care clinic in Granger offers a new test that helps coaches and trainers spot and treat head injuries before they turn into something more serious.
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    U.S. Surgeon General releases national Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer as 230 people in Indiana will die from melanoma this year

    This year in Indiana, more than 1,550 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed and approximately 230 will die from the disease.
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    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg skypes from Afghanistan Video included

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has less than 2 months left on his deployment in Afghanistan. Tuesday he did a Skype interview with FOX28's Tom Powell. More>>

    Mishawaka firefighters responding to fire on Indiana Avenue.

    Mishawaka firefighters are called out to a fire at 626 Indiana Avenue. They got the call around 4:50 am Tuesday morning. No word on injuries or a cause for the fire. We'll bring you more information as it becomes available. More>>

    SB Common Council pays hefty legal bills Video included

    The South Bend Common Council has some hefty legal bills to take care of.The police tapes scandal forced them to hire an attorney back in 2012. Originally they hoped to have the legal fees cost them about $10,000 but it quickly escalated."Through filings in federal court and state court we were involved in three other lawsuits, this council asked us to continue our representation and we did," says Spence Walton the attorney that was hired by the council.Councilwomen Valerie Schey says the cou... More>>

    The best times to stock up on school staples Video included

    Backpacks, highlighters, notebooks. It's time for back to school shopping. Kids start going back to school in two weeks. Anna Kridler has been teaching math at Concord High School for 13 years. "I start thinking about my back to school shopping typically in June as soon as school ends," said KridlerShe says she uses smart phone apps for different stores to comparison shop. "End of July, beginning of August is definitely the best time to start back to school shopping," Kridler said.
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    American Red Cross is low on blood and platelets

    The American Red Cross is running low on blood and it's close to becoming a "Emergency Situation"The organization is blaming the month of July for low numbers since the fourth of July was on a Friday.They say it cut the number of blood drives because volunteers went on vacation."We typically see a dip in the summertime, but we are now currently facing an eight percent shortfall in our blood donation so we are helping people will come out and give," Anne Marie Borrego, American Red Cross, said. More>>

    Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney and YWCA joining forces to help domestic violence victims

    The Office of the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney and the YWCA North Central Indiana are partnering together to help Hispanic victims of domestic violence.The group is going to be facilitated by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney along with a bilingual counselor from the YWCA."Victims of domestic violence come from all backgrounds and walks of life, and none of them deserve to be abused," Curtis T. Hill Jr., Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney, said. More>>

    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. More>>

    Plymouth man arrested, charged with child molestation

    Jonas Olvera (Plymouth Police) Jonas Olvera (Plymouth Police)

    A reported sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Plymouth has resulted in an arrest.Plymouth Police responded to a report of a girl that had been sexually assaulted shortly before 4:30pm on Friday afternoon. The reported assault happened in a residence on the 100 block of Franklin St. After investigating, police identified 67-year-old Jonas Olvera as a suspect. Police say Olvera was visiting from Mission, TX.
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    Teachers get ready for fall thanks to ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart

    As the start of school gets closer, some teachers in Elkhart are getting ready for class. Starting Monday, July 28, 2014 and continuing over the following two weeks, ETHOS Science Center is hosting 75 area educators as they take part in intensive professional development activities.
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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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    Councilwoman Valerie Schey unhappy with private meeting scheduled to discuss Park Rangers and their firearms Video included

    Park Rangers work under the Parks and Recreation Department Park 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.
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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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    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>>

    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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    Parents upset about ISP school bus shooter training videos Video included

    The Indiana State Police released active shooter training videos on Vimeo The 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>>

    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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    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>>

    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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    UPDATE: Missing elderly man found safe in White Pigeon

    Charles Rusher (Cass County Sheriff's Office) Charles Rusher (Cass County Sheriff's Office)

    UPDATE: The Cass County Sheriff's Office reports Charles Rusher has been found safe in White Pigeon, MI. Police say they received a call shortly after 8:20am Thursday morning. A homeowner in White Pigeon reportedly found that Rusher had broken into their home during the night and fallen asleep on a couch. The homeowner is not pressing charges, and said Rusher was extremely disoriented and could not recall how he gotten there. More>>

    Benton Harbor Heritage Hike will take people through historic downtown Benton Harbor

    There's a lot of history in Benton Harbor and you can see it all on a Benton Harbor Heritage Hike. For two consecutive Fridays, July 25 or August 8, a guided walking tour will take people through historic downtown Benton Harbor. More>>

    South Bend 3rd unhappiest city in study, locals say otherwise Video included

    The third unhappiest city in the country; that's where South Bend is ranked on a new study backed by the CDC and a Harvard researcher.
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    How much sleep do you really need? Video included

    Lakeland HealthCare Sleep Lab measures brain waves and body movements as part of its sleep studies Lakeland HealthCare Sleep Lab measures brain waves and body movements as part of its sleep studies

    If you're like most of us, you're probably not getting enough sleep. In fact, almost 70 percent of Americans say they don't get enough shut-eye. But exactly how much you need to perform at your best is under debate. More>>

    Fire Department in Syracuse wants an Indiana law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in residences Video included

    Chief Scott demonstrates how a carbon monoxide detector works Chief Scott demonstrates how a carbon monoxide detector works

    Starting today, Turkey Creek Fire Department in Syracuse is offering 150 free carbon monoxide detectors to the community. Just last month there, a twelve year old boy died from exposure to the "silent killer" when two gas powered generators were running in his home. Fire Chief Mickey Scott's department was the first to respond when Skyler Spore died last month. His house didn't have a detector.
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    UPDATE: New trial date set for man accused of injuring pedestrian during car chase

    The man accused of seriously injuring a pedestrian as he led police on a chase through South Bend had his trial date set back. Clester Burt III was in court Wednesday for a pretrial hearing.  His trial date was originally set for July 14, but the state filed a request for a continuance due to a witness being unavailable.  His trial is now set to begin on Nov. 17. He is currently being held on $100,000 bond. More>>

    Trial date pushed back for former Mishawaka High School hall monitor accused of molesting student

    Ryan Mouch (St. Joseph County Police) Ryan Mouch (St. Joseph County Police)

    A former Mishawaka High School hall monitor accused of molesting a student appeared in court Wednesday. His motion for a continuance was granted, pushing his trial date back to November.Ryan Mouch, 25, was arrested in April and charged with Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a Class B Felony. According to court documents, he engaged in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old student outside of the Mishawaka High School student off-campus. More>>

    Warsaw man arrested for allegedly selling drugs to an undercover cop

    Chad Monroe Morgan (Kosciusko County Sheriff) Chad Monroe Morgan (Kosciusko County Sheriff)

    A Warsaw man is behind bars Wednesday after police say he sold drugs to an undercover officer. Chad Monroe Morgan was arrested after police say undercover narcotics officers made multiple purchases of prescription drugs and marijuana from him. Morgan was preliminarily charged with Felony Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and is being held on $4,000 bond. More>>

    Runners from around the world promote peace, two from Ukraine Video included

    While the world is sitting and waiting to see what's going to happen next over in the Ukraine, one group is here trying to make a difference and promote peace. For 27 years, the Oneness Home Peace Run has traveled 10,000 miles each year. Runner Arpan DeAngelo says this particular run started on April 19th in New York City. The runners are about 80-percent done running around North America. DeAngelo is a native of Queens, New York. This is his 9th tour, running at least 100-miles a day promoti... More>>

    Woman found dead inside her burning home in Middlebury

    Police are still investigating after a woman was found dead Wednesday morning inside of her home in Middlebury. When authorities arrived at the scene, her house had caught fire.Elkhart County Sheriff Department deputies responded to the scene on the 11400 block of County Rd. 4 in Middlebury shortly after midnight Wednesday morning. Inside the home, they found 69-year-old Lona Chutsch dead inside of her burning house.
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    “Coffee on the Piazza” is coming up at the Ruthmere

    The Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart wants you to stop by for a visit!It'll hold its acoustic concert series “Coffee on the Piazza” on Saturday, July 26th from 9:30am to noon.The event will feature music by "Jonas Friddle The Majority” beginning at 10:00am. "Jonas Friddle and the Majority" have a huge sound that combines string quartet, horns, and rock and roll drums for a melody-filled, dance inspiring result.
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    National Night Out Against Crime set for August 5th at Memorial Park in New Carlisle

    The St. Joseph County Police Department is taking part in the National Night Out Against Crime. The event is set for Tuesday, August 5th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park in New Carlisle.
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    The Clay Fire Territory is now accepting applications for the position of recruit firefighter

     The Clay Fire Territory is now accepting applications for the position of recruit firefighter. More>>

    Severe motorcycle crashes spark helmet debate Video included

    In the past 8 days there have 5 motorcycle crashes in Elkhart County. 3 of them have been fatal."Several of the crashes we end up with head injuries and even though it doesn't end up a fatality those people have long-term recovery and maybe even permanent damage when a helmet would have prevented that," says Under sheriff Sean Holmes of the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department. "I'm not an advocate for helmets, I'm just saying from my friends that I've buried I don't think the helmet is going ... More>>

    Tips to protect yourself after multiple cases of credit card fraud in Mishawaka Video included

    Police say someone has been stealing debit and credit card information then going on shopping sprees at businesses in Mishawaka, Elkhart, Plymouth, and South Bend. As police work to solve the string of ID-thefts, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from fraud. Francisco Za Vala woke up sunday morning to a call from his credit card company. They asked if he had made $750 worth of purchases in Elkhart. He hadn't. He says someone stole his card information. More>>

    Shots fired at a residential area in South Bend

    South Bend Police are reporting of a shooting at the 2400 block of W. Fredrickson Street. The police say no one was shot but shots were fired. The incident is under investigation. Police are currently on the scene. FOX28 has a crew on the way and will provide more information when it becomes available.
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    Trial date set for man charged in deadly accident that killed a Mishawaka mother

    A trial date was set Tuesday for the man charged for a fatal accident in Osceola that killed a Mishawaka mother of three.Kyle Papa, 23, was in court today facing three felony and two misdemeanor charges after an accident that left Amanda Ezra dead from severe head trauma. Prosecutors say Papa was intoxicated when he was driving the van Ezra was traveling in the early morning hours of June 15, and say he left the scene after Ezra, 24, suffered fatal injuries.
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    Elkhart County vehicle crash injures man

    The Sheriff's Department is investigating a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a van at the intersection of State Road 13 and County Road 34. It happened at 1:48 in the afternoon.The motorcycle was traveling southbound on the state road when it collided with the van. The van was traveling eastbound on the county road and then turned onto the state road into the path of the motorcycle.The motorcyclist has severe injuries to his left leg and was not wearing a helmet. More>>

    Man calls police due to suspicious package

    A man called the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department this morning fearing a suspicious package was a bomb. He described the package as having a battery pack and a blinking red light lying on his desk at his place job at the MSC Industrial Supply distribution center in Elkhart. The employee was concerned about the item and took it outside and threw it in a ditch on the north side of the business. Officers arrived and evacuated the immediate area as a precautionary measure. More>>

    Carbon Monoxide Awareness Press Conference being held in Syracuse

    The Turkey Creek Fire Territory will hold a press conference on carbon monoxide awareness tomorrow at 10:30 in the morning. This meeting is in light of the recent tragic death of a 12 year old Syracuse boy.Two gas powered generators were used in the residence, where the boy lived, as an alternative power source. Chief Mickey Scott, Turkey Creek Fire Territory, will explain sources of the deadly gas in the home. More>>

    Saint Joseph Department of Public Safety warns of possible scam

    The Department of Public safety is warning businesses of a possible scam. The person is calling businesses and saying they work for Indiana Michigan Power. A report was taken yesterday from a local business owner who received a call from a person claiming to be a representative for I&M. The caller informed the owner of a missed payment for their electric bill. The caller then said the power to their business would be shut off in 45 minutes unless the fee was paid in cash. More>>

    South Shore plans to bus mid-day passengers on Tuesdays and Thursdays thru August 14, 2014.

    The South Shore plans to bus mid-day passengers between Carroll Ave. and Dune Park station on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 22 thru August 14, 2014.
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    South Bend Roller Girls to host Kalamazoo in last game of the season

    Get ready for a rough and tumble time!The South Bend Roller Girls are gearing up for their final game of the season! And both teams will be hitting the rink!On Saturday, July 26th, the South Bend Roller Girls will host the Killamazoo Derby Darlins of Kalamazoo in a double-header. More>>

    Survey says: Kids like new school heath guidelines

    In a nationwide survey conducted about six months after new school guidelines from the U.S. Department of agriculture were put in place.. Elementary, middle and high school officials say about half their students complained about the program when it first rolled out.. But as the school year went on, the new acceptance of the new guidelines and menu items increased. More>>

    Councilman Henry Davis, Jr's status on the South Bend Common Council Video included

    Councilman Davis, Jr. Charged Councilman Davis, Jr. Charged

    We now know when Councilman Henry Davis, Jr. will have to face a judge. His preliminary trial date is set for August 11th. Police say they pulled Davis, Jr. over going the wrong-way on the Bypass early Saturday morning. They say he failed several field sobriety tests and blew a point 14. The councilman is scheduled to host a hearing in his district about the budget tomorrow.
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    Man revived by State Trooper after moped crash in Knox

    An 18-year-old is hospitalized after a Monday night moped accident in Knox, but could have been a lot worse if not for quick aid from police.Indiana State Police report Arthur Johnson was riding his 2012 Toa Toa moped in the 1900 block of College Ave. just before 10:30pm. They say he lost control of his moped, and struck his head when the moped fell on its side. Police say Johnson lost consciousness after his head struck the ground, as he was not wearing a helmet. More>>

    Elkhart City Council votes not to annex area 10 while other areas pass with little or no opposition Video included

    The Elkhart City Council met to vote on the annexation of six areas in Elkhart County in front of a crowded Council Chambers. The areas being voted on were Toledo Road and County Road 13, Beck Drive and County Road 17, State Road 19 and County Road 4, County Road 6 and County Road 7, 54230 County Road 5 and the controversial Toledo Road and County Road 17 area.
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    Families celebrate Disability Awareness Day at Elkhart County 4-H Fair Video included

    Anna Yutzy and her family celebrate Elkhart County 4-H Fair Disability Awarness Day Anna Yutzy and her family celebrate Elkhart County 4-H Fair Disability Awarness Day

    Fifth grader Maria Velasquez loves going to the fair. But spine bifida makes it tough. More>>

    Charges filed against suspect arrested in Indianapolis for Fairview Ave. shooting

    Deloren Wilson in the custody of Indianapolis Metro Police (Courtesy: WXIN) Deloren Wilson in the custody of Indianapolis Metro Police (Courtesy: WXIN)

    Felony charges have been filed against a suspect in last week's shooting on Fairview Ave., after he was arrested over the weekend in Indianapolis.The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office filed charges for two counts of Felony Attempted Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury against Deloren Wilson for a shooting incident that happened on July 14 on the 400 block of E. Fairview St. Two people were injured in the incident. More>>

    Attorney General's report lists errors revealed by Michael Elliot escape

    Escaped convict Michael Elliot in court Escaped convict Michael Elliot in court

    A new report from the Michigan Attorney General lists a hosts of failures and errors that led to the escape of convict Michael Elliot.Elliot escaped from an Ionia County prison in February by reportedly slipping under prison gates and making holes in fences. After escaping, he allegedly carjacked a woman and made her travel with him until she escaped at a gas station in Middlebury. Elliot was captured in LaPorte, approximately 24 hours after escaping. More>>

    Mishawaka Police need help finding two armed robbery suspects

    Police Officers responded to the 700 block of Lincolnway West, the 100 Center parking lot, for an armed robbery that occurred on Friday July 18th around 10:30 p.m.The victim informed police that he was picking up food with his wife when two black men approached them one of the subjects was armed with a gun. The subject pointed a gun at the victim, while the other subject entered the car and went through the glove box. More>>

    SB Councilman Henry Davis Jr. trial date announced

    Henry Davis Jr. Henry Davis Jr.

    South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr. is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, a Class C Misdemeanor, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (Endangerment), a Class A Misdemeanor. More>>

    Transpo to conduct final meeting of the Northside Property Consensus Building Group

    The South Bend Public Transportation Corporation will host the final meeting for the Northside Property Consensus Building Group tomorrow. The meeting will go from 1 to 2 in the afternoon and will be at Transpo's Administrative Offices on 1401 S. Lafayette Blvd.The group is comprised of representatives from the City of South Bend, Downtown South Bend, Inc., key businesses, employers and the East Bank/Howard Park neighborhoods.  More>>

    UPDATE: One killed, six injured in North Webster crash

    Police in Kosciusko County say a car accident has killed one person and injured six others, two of them critically.It happened around 3:30 Sunday afternoon on State Road 13 near North Webster. Police say Jeremy Valentine, 39, of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, was killed on impact.
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    Brother Louis Hurcik to be honored by South Bend Parks & Recreation Department

    Next time you hit the pool, take a look at the lifeguards. They go through a lot of training to keep swimmers safe. And some of that credit goes to Brother Louis Hurcik. For more than 50 years, Brother Louis, as he is known, has helped in the training of lifeguards for the department, as well as other lifeguards throughout the community. So to honor Brother Louis, Monday, 7/21, the South Bend Parks Recreation Department will honor him at its monthly Park Board meeting.
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    Fewer millennials are getting married

    Love and marriage. Love and marriage -- are apparently not on everyone's minds. The millennial generation is on pace to have the lowest rate of marriage by age 40 compared to any other generation. This means 30% of millennial women won't marry by the time they turn 40. A recent report states several reasons for Generation Y-ers wanting to stay single. The first is that more Americans are living together without getting married; with some even raising families. More>>

    New T-S-A fees add another 5 bucks to the cost of your flight

    Save those singles, starting Monday (7/21) the T-S-A is raising fees to five dollars and sixty cents per flight. More>>

    Cyber crime luncheon in Mishawaka Today

    Trine University's Mishawaka campus is hosting a cyber crime luncheon today. More>>

    South Bend police say suspect in Fairview Ave shooting has been arrested

    Suspect in Fairview Ave. Shooting (Courtesy of Michiana Crimestoppers) Suspect in Fairview Ave. Shooting (Courtesy of Michiana Crimestoppers)

    South Bend Police and Michiana Crimestoppers are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in a shooting from Monday night.Police are trying to find out the identity of the person pictured at left. They say he is the suspect in a shooting that happened on the 400 block of E. Fairview Ave. The shooting took place shortly before 8:30pm Monday night. Two people were wounded after police said was an altercation inside a home that ended in the shooting.
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    Fatal motorcycle accident on US 20 in Elkhart

    A 42 year old Elkhart man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident Sunday just before 11 AM. The motorcycle driver was driving his Harley Davidson eastbound on US 20, when he crossed the center line near CO RD 13. He collided with a vehicle traveling west.Police reports say witnesses suggested the man may have been driving around 70-80 miles per hour. He was found not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car had only minor scrapes as injuries. The Elkhart County Crash Investig... More>>

    UPDATE: Man's body recovered from Donnell Lake in Cass County Video included

    Police on scene say a call came into the Cass County Sheriff Department around 10:30 AM, reporting a distressed woman in Donnell Lake. The by-standers attempted to help the person calling for help in the water, and were unable to. Police recovered a body from the lake around 1:00 PM. The body was male. He was seen in the lake swimming with a paddle board, and was wearing no life jacket at the time of distress.Police say the man lives on the lake, and will reveal more details as they become av... More>>

    SB robbery suspect arrested in Indianapolis

    A South Bend robbery suspect has been arrested in Indianapolis.Police arrested Deloren Wilson at the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration. Wilson is wanted for a robbery in South Bend in which someone was seriously hurt.South Bend police notified Indianapolis Police that Wilson could be in Indianapolis this weekend for the event.He was stopped for jaywalking, resisted arrest and then was shocked with a tazer gun. Police found a gun on Wilson.For more on the story click here. More>>

    Hack Michiana: civic involvement through technology comes to IUSB

    Technology-based solutions; that's what the group Hack Michiana wants to achieve in South Bend. They got together at I-U-S-B today for a day of collaboration called Community as Capacity. Their goal is to implement improvement projects around the city. Organizer, Beth Harsch says she hopes they can change the connotation of the word "hack", "The real term is just about improving things, and finding a solution to problems is really what it's all about," she says.Deputy Mayor, Mark Neal, as wel... More>>

    Mishawaka woman who was struck by a vehicle while jogging is out of hospital and attends event held for her

    People were out at Beutter Park in Mishawaka on Saturday morning taking advantage of the weather by running and walking. But they were also raising money. It was part of a community run/walk for Tiffany Brantley. Brantely was the woman who was hit by a driver police say was under the influence while she was out jogging back on May 29.
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    Garfield Avenue residents and Elkhart police officers gather at meeting to discuss recent tension Video included

    Tensions have been high between Garfield Avenue residents and Elkhart police recently. On Friday night, officers and community members gathered to have a meeting where both sides could share their concerns. Much of the tension created has to do with an incident that occurred back on July 3rd.
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    Hundreds compete in local dog show Video included

    Hundreds of dogs competed in the second annual Hoosier Tire Classic Dog Show.Many of these dogs had been preparing for months. The handlers we spoke to say it takes a special dog top compete for best in show. And the handlers like Katie Martin put in countless hours."He's on the road usually about 3 weekends a month, and by weekend I mean it's usually Wednesday to Sunday," says Martin.An Irish Wolf Hound won best in show. Judge Rita Biddle says the hound separated itself from the others."This... More>>

    Sturgis Police need your help finding a male suspect

    Jorel Gefferard Jorel Gefferard

    Sturgis Police are trying to local Jorel Gefferard, a 26 year old black male. He is wanted in connection to the assault that occurred at Cato Lane Apartments last night at 11:50 p.m.He is approximately 5'10" and 160 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair in short dreadlocks. His nickname is C.J. or Bug.Gefferard is wanted for Assault with Intent to Murder and Malicious Destruction of a Building. More>>

    How to survive falling in the St. Joseph river Video included

    The South Bend Fire Department swiftwater rescue team runs river call drills every month The South Bend Fire Department swiftwater rescue team runs river call drills every month

    In case no one is around to call for help, firefighters want you to know what to do if you get caught in the current. More>>

    UPDATE: Dowagiac stabbing suspect arraigned in court

    UPDATE: The suspect in the stabbing from this morning was arraigned on several charges this afternoon. Brenda Joyce Love, 47, is the suspect identified in the incident. 

    She was arraigned on the following charges: Assault with intent to murder, Assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder, Felonious Assault and Domestic Violence 2nd offense.

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    South Bend Center for the Homeless in need of supplies Video included

    The Center for the Homeless The Center for the Homeless

    Joseph Worster has been living at the Center for the Homeless for three months. Jobless, he began caring for his Grandmother, but when her dementia got worse, the family had to sell her house."That's the only way we could afford to put her in a facility that she needs now," Worster saidIt's been hard for him to find a job. In the past he numbed himself with alcohol, but now he's getting couseling and starts a welding class in August."I wouldn't be able to do that living on the streets.  More>>

    Woman killed in Berrien County car crash

    The County Sheriff's Department responded to an accident this morning on U.S. Highway 12 between Red Bud Trail and Mayflower Road involving two vehicles and a motorcycle on . One subject was fatally injured.The pickup truck was driven by a 28 year old male from Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was traveling westbound and crossed the center line striking an eastbound car driven by Lorelei Kickels of Dowagiac, Michigan. She was pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

    U.S. Route 6 closed for two days next week

    Indiana Department of Transportation Indiana Department of Transportation

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced the closure of U.S. 6, between the east junction and west junction of State Road 106 near Bremen. It will begin Monday July 21st to Tuesday July 22nd.Matt Deitchley, INDOT North West District, says crews will perform a chip seal and fog seal operation to preserve the road surface.Deitchley says drivers should exercise caution during these projects. More>>

    Cass County motorcycle crash victim has died

    The 71 year old man, Jerry Hartsfield, who crashed his motorcycle on M40 highway north of Dutch Settlement died yesterday due to injuries from his crash.Cass County Sheriff Joseph M. Underwood Jr. says on July 3rd at 7:56 his office was called to investigate the accident.The South Haven resident was traveling north bound on the highway when he lost control of his motorcycle causing him to go off the roadway and flipping his motorcycle into a ditch. More>>

    Elkhart County Fair Opens Friday Video included

    Friday marks the opening day for one of the largest county fairs in the nation. The Elkhart County 4-H Fair kicked off, and this year, there's something for everyone. The fair runs through next Saturday, July 26th and tickets are just 8-dollars. For the food enthusiast, the fair has everything from BBQ chicken to fried gatorade. Carnival rides start everyday at noon, and the concert series kicks off Saturday night. During the 2013 Fair more than 280,000 people attended over the nine-day event... More>>

    IU Health Goshen is offering a basic (EMT) course

    IU Health Goshen will offer a Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course beginning July 28.
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    Michiana mom returns home to see her son after ten months in Afghanistan Video included

    A Michiana Soldier is just wrapping up her first full day back from Afghanistan. She and her friends made sure her homecoming was memorable. Sgt. Casey Rhodes spent the last ten months on deployment in Afghanistan. She's a member of the 1638th Transportation Company. Only a few people knew exactly when Sgt. Rhodes was returning to Indiana. That included one of her best friends Leslie Callander. "It was everything we wanted it to be. It was everything we never expected it to be, everything we ... More>>

    Silver Hawks' Andrew Velazquez and his on-base streak has family and fans excited Video included

    Andrew Velazquez was looking to extend his 74 game on-base streak Andrew Velazquez was looking to extend his 74 game on-base streak

    The South Bend Silver Hawks are battling it out for first place in the Midwest League. If that isn't enough to attract fans, maybe witnessing history will get you out to the ball park. Andrew Velazquez set a minor league record on Sunday reaching base in 72 straight games. But he wasn't stopping there. Entering Thursday's game against the Burlington Bees, Velazquez and his streak was at 74 games.
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    UPDATE: 295 people on the Malaysia flight that crashed in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press journalist counted at least 22 bodies at Ukraine plane wreckage site. More>>

    Elkhart Housing Authority votes to fund return of police patrols at Washington Gardens Video included

    Washington Gardens Washington Gardens

    Late this afternoon, the Elkhart Housing Authority voted to use federal funds to bring back police patrols. The decision comes after increasing violence in the area. Particularly, a shooting police believe took place at Washington Gardens Apartments last Sunday. Today's meeting was the second of three meetings about violence in South Central Elkhart.Michelle Wittenburg just moved into Washington Gardens with her five year old daughter and nine year old son.  More>>

    Cops Cycling for Survivors passes through Michiana Video included

    The non-profit, Cops Cycling for Survivors, comes through Michiana. The 1,000 mile bike ride takes place over 13 days. "This is our 12th year. We've been riding the perimeter of the state of Indiana raising money and awareness of the officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty," says Rich Crawford; a Master Trooper for Indiana Sate Police. Participants pay a registration fee, and raise money that goes to groups like Indiana COPS, and fallen officer scholarships. The ride grows every ... More>>

    Two Fire Marshals receive international professional designation

    Dave Cherrone (left) and Ron Melser (right) Dave Cherrone (left) and Ron Melser (right)

    Clay Fire Territory Fire Marshal Dave Cherrone and Deputy Fire Marshal Ron Melser Jr. were awarded the professional designation of "Fire Marshal" by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Cherrone and Melser are two of 81 credentialed Fire Marshals worldwide. There are only four designated Fire Marshals within the State of Indiana.The awards are given after an individual successfully meets all of the organization's stringent criteria. More>>

    Premier Arts Production of "Hairspray" plays in Elkhart July 18th -20th Video included

    This weekend, you can travel back to the 1960's right here in Elkhart, with the hit Broadway show "Hairspray".Premier Arts opens tomorrow night with the 8-time Tony award winning show. "Hairspray" will play at the Elkhart Lerner Theatre, and two of FOX28's very own will be in the show. Morning Show reporter Faran Fronczak plays the villain of the show, Velma Von Tussle, and the voice of our very own anchor Tom Powell is the 1960's news anchor. The show is about a girl achieves her dream of p... More>>

    Holy Cross College to hold its 4th annual golf outing

    Grab your clubs because it's golfing time!Holy Cross College's 4th annual Golf Outing will take place on Friday, July 18th at Elbel Golf Course in South Bend.All of the money raised from the event will go toward Saints Athletics. Registration for the outing will begin at noon on Friday, with a shotgun start at 1pm. Guests will be provided with lunch and dinner, as well as great raffle prizes, a special Closest to the Pin competition, and fantastic hole-in-one prizes, like a new car.
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    Road construction in Elkhart may slow you down

    Heads up if you drive through Elkhart, some road construction may slow you down.On Monday, July 21st and Wednesday July 23rd, The Elkhart Street Department will be paving County Road 6 from State Rd. 19 (Cassopolis St.) to County Road 9 (Johnson St.)Westbound traffic will be closed and detoured north to County Rd. 4. More>>

    SLIDESHOW: Storm Damage, 6-18-2014

    Trees down and power is out to thousands in the viewing area. FOX28 invites you to share your photos at uscoop@fox28.com, post them to Facebook or Tweet them to @FOX28News. More>>

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    • Councilman Derek Dieter calls for clearer Council policy on medical leave

      Councilman Derek Dieter calls for clearer Council policy on medical leave

      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 >>
      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 >>
    • New ownership and volunteers working to restore historic Eden Springs Park in Benton Harbor

      New ownership and volunteers working to restore historic Eden Springs Park in Benton Harbor

      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.Eden Springs Park was opened by the House of David religious commune in 1908 and closed in the early 1970's. Until 2009 it was left to let nature take it over, until new owners said they couldn't let it happen.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.Eden Springs Park was opened by the House of David religious commune in 1908 and closed in the early 1970's. Until 2009 it was left to let nature take it over, until new owners said they couldn't let it happen.More >>
    • Drinking water concerns for Granger and Gilmer Park addressed at a meeting Wednesday

      Drinking water concerns for Granger and Gilmer Park addressed at a meeting Wednesday

      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 >>
      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 >>
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    • Notre Dame Stadium is turf tuff

      Notre Dame Stadium is turf tuff

       The opener against Rice is now just one month away.  Exciting times under the Golden Dome as practice starts Monday. This is how the Stadium looked in April at the Blue Gold Game.  Here it is Wednesday as the new turf is ready to run on.  There are a pair of shamrocks on the 35 yard line.  The iconic interlocking ND at  midfield.  There aren't any words in the endzone.  Just white dashes. ND opens up the season at home August 30th.

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       The opener against Rice is now just one month away.  Exciting times under the Golden Dome as practice starts Monday. This is how the Stadium looked in April at the Blue Gold Game.  Here it is Wednesday as the new turf is ready to run on.  There are a pair of shamrocks on the 35 yard line.  The iconic interlocking ND at  midfield.  There aren't any words in the endzone.  Just white dashes. ND opens up the season at home August 30th.


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    • Silver Hawks give up rare in the park grand slam vs Bowling Green

      Silver Hawks give up rare in the park grand slam vs Bowling Green

       Bowling Green took it at the Silver Hawks at Four Winds Field Wednesday night.  James Harris smacked one into center field with the bases loaded.  It got past Chuck Taylor and Harris made it all the way around the bases for an in the park grand slam.  The Hot Rods won the game 10-1.

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       Bowling Green took it at the Silver Hawks at Four Winds Field Wednesday night.  James Harris smacked one into center field with the bases loaded.  It got past Chuck Taylor and Harris made it all the way around the bases for an in the park grand slam.  The Hot Rods won the game 10-1.


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    • New Prairie grad looks to make MLB as an umpire

      New Prairie grad looks to make MLB as an umpire

      Marc Lindsey loves baseball so much, he is pursuing his dream of making it to the major leagues, but not as a player.More >>
      Marc Lindsey loves baseball so much, he is pursuing his dream of making it to the major leagues, but not as a player.More >>
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    • Councilman Derek Dieter calls for clearer Council policy on medical leave

      Councilman Derek Dieter calls for clearer Council policy on medical leave

      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 >>
      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 >>
    • New ownership and volunteers working to restore historic Eden Springs Park in Benton Harbor

      New ownership and volunteers working to restore historic Eden Springs Park in Benton Harbor

      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.Eden Springs Park was opened by the House of David religious commune in 1908 and closed in the early 1970's. Until 2009 it was left to let nature take it over, until new owners said they couldn't let it happen.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.Eden Springs Park was opened by the House of David religious commune in 1908 and closed in the early 1970's. Until 2009 it was left to let nature take it over, until new owners said they couldn't let it happen.More >>
    • Drinking water concerns for Granger and Gilmer Park addressed at a meeting Wednesday

      Drinking water concerns for Granger and Gilmer Park addressed at a meeting Wednesday

      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 >>
      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 >>
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