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BREAKING: Chief Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies

(CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and family friend told CNN on Saturday. He died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. Scalia was the longest serving current member of the Supreme Court. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.  More>>

State lawmaker slams LGBT protections bill, calls media "intrusive" Video included

"I made my statements," said Indiana State Representative Tim Wesco (R - District 21) trying to dodge our questions at a public event...

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Statehouse honors begin for former Indiana Gov. Whitcomb

Oil on canvas portrait of Gov. Ed Whitcomb Oil on canvas portrait of Gov. Ed Whitcomb

The Indiana Statehouse rotunda has been shrouded in black for two days of memorial ceremonies honoring former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb following his death last week.

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IU South Bend debuts campus pantry

It's a growing trend at colleges across the country, campus food pantries. In Michiana, IUSB recently became the first and only pantry geared at students. What was once a class project, is now reality. "I know a lot of students who would benefit from this," said IUSB student Amanda Totzke. Totzke showed FOX 28 around their new campus food pantry, which is now one of over 260 nation-wide. Her class researched the idea a year and a half ago.

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Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide. More>>

ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson pledges support for sexual assault awareness Video included

ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson and Vice President-Elect Becca Blais speak with reporters at Notre Dame. ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson and Vice President-Elect Becca Blais speak with reporters at Notre Dame.

Corey Robinson greets cameras following a victory OFF of the football field.

He says the campus has had issues with sexual assault in the past.

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South Bend first food truck, the Grateful Green, now open Video included

The wait is over. South Bend is now a food truck city. It was a long road, but the Owner of the Grateful Green Food Truck, Jessie Miles, said she hopes they're paving the way for more trucks in the future. She said she got the name for her food truck from her favorite band Grateful Dead and having fast vegan food options such as; salads, smoothies, soups and sandwiches. "We have a lot of health choices here in the city.

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Elkhart police looking for help identifying theft suspect

Theft suspect (Courtesy: Elkhart Police) Theft suspect (Courtesy: Elkhart Police)

 It happened Tuesday, February 9th, just before 2 A.M. at the CVS on East Bristol Street.

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"I did that school a favor":Riley student responsible for controversial water fountain signs speaks out Video included

Students and staff at Riley High School were in for a shock after some signs showed up above several water fountains around the school. They read "Whites Only, and "Colored Only," over separate fountains.  

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Missing woman's body found inside car at Walmart parking lot 3 months after she was reported missing

(FOX17-WXIN)--A woman who had been missing for nearly three months has been found. The body of 22-year-old Lauren Jessie Moss was discovered inside her silver Volkswagen Jetta on February 3. Employees of a Walmart in California found the woman's body in their parking lot, according to KSBW.   

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North Korea stops investigation into kidnapped Japanese citizens

Japan placed sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday with North Korea responding by cutting an investigation into Japanese citizens who were kidnapped decades ago.

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Floral departments busy with last minute Valentine's Day shopping Video included

The mad rush is on to get that special someone a Valentine's Day gift. Two days before Valentine's Day, the floral manager at Hy-Vee on Broadway says they were busy with workplace deliveries. 

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Forgot it's Valentine's Day? You're not alone

(FOX)--If you want to stay out of the doghouse this Valentine's Day you'll need to act, and act fast. But know at least that you're not alone. Retailmenot.com discovered 30% of people in relationships don't plan for the holiday until the actual day rolls around. If you think those who do plan have had it all sorted since the day after New Year's, not so fast.

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New crowd at the LaSalle Branch of the St. Joe County Public Library

Charter grade school Success Academy has induced some big changes to the LaSalle Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library. Public use of the library has been suffering in recent years, but the it seems the kids from Success Academy are helping the branch turn it's low attendance around.  

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Alabama woman convicted in forcing girl to run to death

An Alabama woman convicted of making her 9-year old granddaughter run to death dies one year into her life-without-parole sentence. The woman was disciplining the girl for eating chocolate and lying about it, 

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Clear a path for the mailman

The Plymouth Pilot reports the United States Postal Service has called on businesses and homeowners in Indiana to clear snow from sidewalks and pathways. All the ice and snow can cause accidents for letter carriers.  According to The Plymouth Pilot, clear paths will help mailmen safely and efficiently deliver parcels and letters.  More>>

Cass County Sheriff announces retirement

According to Leader Publications Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood has announced he won't seek reelection this November. Underwood has served 24 years as Cass County Sheriff.  Leader Publications report Underwood says it is time for him to retire and take care of himself.  More>>

Niles family will soon share kidney

Leader Publications report a Niles woman is about to donate her kidney to her father. Ed Robinson, 55, has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. His doctors say to avoid dialysis he needs a transplant. His 27-year-old daughter, Amanda Moody, has agreed to give him her kidney.  According to Leader Publications a few tests remain before the transplant surgery, which will likely happen in the next few months.  More>>

Genetically you ARE what you eat

We really may be what we eat! An international team of researchers concluded nearly all of our genes may be influenced by what we eat. They investigated metabolism in yeast cells -- which has similar qualities to humans, and is much easier to manipulate by changing a cell's  metabolism. They were able to see differences in nearly 90% of yeast genes and the molecules they produced. Study authors say a cell's genes were affected by changes to the nutrients available. The team beli... More>>

Heart disease becoming more serious in women

Even though heart disease kills more women than any other cause, studies show 4 out of 5 women still don't consider heart disease the most serious threat to their health. In an effort to change that, the American Heart Association published a scientific statement on heart attacks - written specifically for women. That's the first time it's ever happened. The document also points out that risk factors like diabetes and depression tend to impact women more seriously than men, and after ... More>>

Doctors using "Cancer Goggles"

A pair of glasses that can actually see cancer cells is helping doctors remove this tissue from patients more efficiently. Sandy Sagitto, an advid biker, was on vacation in Miami, Florida, when she found a lump in her right breast. A diagnosis of breast cancer crushed Sagitto and left her in denial. Sagitto says she has no family history and no risk factors. Fear gave way to hope when Sagitto learned her surgeon would be wearing special eye-wear during her operation. The superman gla... More>>

Need to get in shape? Get a "Power Partner"

It might be a good idea to plan a trip to the gym with your partner this weekend as part of your Valentine's Day festivities. Research has shown regular exercise with your significant other can actually help you burn more calories. Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist Gary Calabrese says exercising with your partner can help overcome some obstacles that keep us from being active. He says when couples exercise together, both come away with a feeling of a shared experience and are more ... More>>

Michigan teenager gets life-saving transplant from a place nobody suspected

An Ann Arbor, Michigan, teenager in need of a life-saving transplant gets one from a place nobody suspected. Derek Gropp was born with several medical issues, including Kostmann's Syndrome -- which gives him no way of fighting infection and no future without a bone marrow transplant. His mom Lisa traveled the country in search of a cure. During that time an unexpected pregnancy brought younger brother Christopher into the picture, and while the parents were afraid Christopher would a... More>>

Bariatric surgery shows it can extend life-span

Middle-aged and older people appear to gain a survival boost from gastric bypass surgery. Researchers tracked 8,000 severely obese patients who underwent weight-loss surgery in Utah from 1984 to 2002, comparing survival rates over 7 years to a similar number of obese people who didn't have the surgery. Middle-aged and even older people seemed to gain some survival benefits from the procedure, but for those under 35 -- no survival benefit was found. In fact this age group saw an incre... More>>

U.S. dementia rates starting to fall

A decades-long study suggests senior citizens in the U.S. may be developing dementia less often or at later stages of life. Researchers followed 5,000 people for almost 40 years. Overall they found an average 20%reduction in their risk of developing dementia. At the same time, the average age which dementia set in rose from about 80 in the 1970s to 85 in more recent years. Study authors point out that even though the average age of dementia shifted upward, there are more people over ... More>>

Smoking bans are proving to have health benefits

National smoking bans appear to be reducing the ill health effects caused by secondhand smoke. Researchers reviewed more than 70 studies conducted in more than 20 countries including the United States and Canada. In countries with smoking bans, Non-smokers showed health benefits from their reduced exposure to secondhand smoke. Of the 44studies focusing on heart disease, 33 reported evidence of significant reductions in heart disease after smoking bans were introduced. Study authors s... More>>

Dying from a "broken heart" is actually REAL!

You've probably heard in the movies about how a person died of a "broken heart", that syndrome while usually not fatal is real. Cleveland Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Steve Nissen says "broken heart syndrome" is a type of cardiomyopathy and its symptoms mimic a heart attack. He says the syndrome occurs most often after a person has suffered an extreme emotional experience. Nissen says during an episode of broken heart syndrome, the heart muscle actually stops contracti... More>>

Can being a couch potato shrink your brain? YES!

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later. Researchers studied more than 1,500 people from another study, whose average age was 40 and did not have dementia or heart disease at the start of the study. Everyone took a treadmill test at the start of the study and again 20 years later. The team estimated exercise capacity based on the length of time a person was able to be on the treadmill before their heart rate reached a certain level. Th... More>>

Mild stress may be good for your metabolism

Mild stress may make your metabolism work harder which in turn can help you keep the weight off. Bodies have white fat, which stores excess calories, and brown fat, which burns energy and produces heat. Scientists believe brown fat plays a role in a person's metabolism.   Researchers induced mild psychological stress on 5 healthy lean women by setting up a short math test, followed by a relaxation video. Responses were measured by cortisol levels in the saliva, and infrared test... More>>

Eating disorders show differently in boys and girls

Eating disorders show up differently in girls and boys. Researchers studied more than 600 youngsters whose symptoms qualified them for an eating disorder diagnosis. Most of the group was female. In girls, eating disorders were often linked to a mood disorder, But that was not the case in boys. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia were seen in more girls than boys, and almost two-thirds of boys were diagnosed with "other" types of disorder including binge-eating disorder. Males ten... More>>

Study finds women with asthma have fertility issues

Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease. Researchers studied more than 200 women in ages ranging from their 20s through their 40s, all had unexplained fertility problems and were undergoing fertility treatments. Nearly 100 of the women had been diagnosed with asthma. The women were followed until they had a successful pregnancy, stopped treatment or the study ended. The average time to get pregnant for wome... More>>

Rare lobster, destined for dinner, gets new museum home

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A rare lobster, discovered at an Iowa HyVee, finds a new home at an eastern Iowa museum. 

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Jury convicts South Bend man in deadly downtown South Bend drive-by shooting

Bryant Johnson // St. Joseph County Police Bryant Johnson // St. Joseph County Police

A South Bend man charged in connection with a deadly downtown shooting from last August was found guilty on all counts. Bryant Johnson was convicted of Murder, Attempted Murder and Battery Thursday in the shooting death of Justin Sharp. Sharp, 27, was shot and killed on Aug. 1 while sitting in an SUV near the intersection of Lafayette and LaSalle Ave. in downtown South Bend. 

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Police arrest Syracuse man suspected in string of Lake Wawasee burglaries

Ethan Jessie // Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department Ethan Jessie // Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department

Police in Kosciusko County believe a man they arrested for fleeing a traffic stop could be involved in a series of burglaries in the Lake Wawasee area.  The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department say they arrested Ethan Jesse in the early morning hours last Friday, after getting a call of a suspicious vehicle around Genesee Lane. 

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Students accused of putting cleaning fluid in teacher's soda going to trial

Eighteen-year-old Hailey Brock has pleaded not guilty and seventeen-year-old Gavin Gilbertson stood silent in court Thursday while a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

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Congress bans import of forced labor products

By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children... More>>

James Woods defamation suit against Twitter user moving forward

A lawsuit filed by James Woods is moving forward. A lawsuit filed by James Woods is moving forward.

Actor James Woods will be allowed to bring a $10 million defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user who called him some nasty names.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that Woods had sufficiently established he could win this case.

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South Bend man facing federal charges for producing child pornography

Matthew McCray // St. Joseph County Police Matthew McCray // St. Joseph County Police

A South Bend man is behind bars and facing federal charges for allegedly producing child pornography.  The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana says Matthew McCray has been indicted for one count of Possession and four counts of Production of Child Pornography. The US Attorney says McCray was arrested as part of a joint investigation between the FBI and the St. Joseph County Police Department. 

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Barry Manilow tour on hold after dental surgery complications

Barry Manilow is out for health reasons. Barry Manilow is out for health reasons.

Singer Barry Manilow is putting his tour on hold because of complications from dental surgery.

His Facebook page says the complications came after an emergency procedure he had on Monday.

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LaPorte County man arrested on child pornography charges

A LaPorte County man faces child pornography charges after a multi-organization investigation.

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Cliven Bundy to remain in jail in 2014 Nevada standoff case

The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed standoff with Bureau of Land Management agents... More>>

Donations to be collected for IU South Bend Food Pantry

IU South Bend students, faculty and staff will host a food drive for student food pantry on Saturday, February 13 on campus.

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Elkhart 4-H Fair Concert Line-up Announced

The list of performers at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair is announced.

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Martin Shkreli offers Kanye West $10 million to be sole owner of new album

An embattled former pharmaceutical executive made an unusual offer to Kanye West. Martin Shkreli says he'll give West $10-million if West agrees to make just one copy of his new album and give it only to Shkreli.

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Universal Orlando raises ticket prices

It's going to cost a little extra to visit Universal Studios in Florida. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a one-day adult ticket to one of Universal's two Orlando theme parks now costs $105, up $3 from last year. 

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'Star Wars' production company sued over Harrison Ford's broken leg

Call it the dark side of doing business. The production company behind the latest "Star Wars" movie is facing charges over a 2014 accident that left Harrison Ford with a broken leg.

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Judge to hear bid to block Indiana's Syrian refugee order

A federal judge is set to take up a refugee relocation group's bid to block Gov. Mike Pence's order barring state agencies from participating in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana. More>>

Three South Bend students facing disciplinary action after placing "Whites Only" and "Colored Only" signs over school water fountains

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Three South Bend high school students are facing disciplinary action after placing signs reading "Whites Only" and "Colored Only" over several Riley High School water fountains.  A statement from the South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) say the students involved were from Adams, Clay and Riley high schools, but were taking a morning class at Riley. 

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  • IU South Bend debuts campus pantry

    IU South Bend debuts campus pantry

    It's a growing trend at colleges across the country, campus food pantries. In Michiana, IUSB recently became the first and only pantry geared at students. What was once a class project, is now reality. "I know a lot of students who would benefit from this," said IUSB student Amanda Totzke. Totzke showed FOX 28 around their new campus food pantry, which is now one of over 260 nation-wide. Her class researched the idea a year and a half ago. More >>

    It's a growing trend at colleges across the country, campus food pantries. In Michiana, IUSB recently became the first and only pantry geared at students. What was once a class project, is now reality. "I know a lot of students who would benefit from this," said IUSB student Amanda Totzke. Totzke showed FOX 28 around their new campus food pantry, which is now one of over 260 nation-wide. Her class researched the idea a year and a half ago.

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  • State lawmaker slams LGBT protections bill, calls media "intrusive"

    State lawmaker slams LGBT protections bill, calls media "intrusive"

    "I made my statements," said Indiana State Representative Tim Wesco (R - District 21) trying to dodge our questions at a public event...

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    "I made my statements," said Indiana State Representative Tim Wesco (R - District 21) trying to dodge our questions at a public event...

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  • ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson pledges support for sexual assault awareness

    ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson pledges support for sexual assault awareness

    ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson and Vice President-Elect Becca Blais speak with reporters at Notre Dame.ND Student Body President-Elect Corey Robinson and Vice President-Elect Becca Blais speak with reporters at Notre Dame.
    Corey Robinson greets cameras following a victory OFF of the football field. He says the campus has had issues with sexual assault in the past. More >>

    Corey Robinson greets cameras following a victory OFF of the football field.

    He says the campus has had issues with sexual assault in the past.

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  • IU South Bend debuts campus pantry

    IU South Bend debuts campus pantry

    It's a growing trend at colleges across the country, campus food pantries. In Michiana, IUSB recently became the first and only pantry geared at students. What was once a class project, is now reality. "I know a lot of students who would benefit from this," said IUSB student Amanda Totzke. Totzke showed FOX 28 around their new campus food pantry, which is now one of over 260 nation-wide. Her class researched the idea a year and a half ago. More >>

    It's a growing trend at colleges across the country, campus food pantries. In Michiana, IUSB recently became the first and only pantry geared at students. What was once a class project, is now reality. "I know a lot of students who would benefit from this," said IUSB student Amanda Totzke. Totzke showed FOX 28 around their new campus food pantry, which is now one of over 260 nation-wide. Her class researched the idea a year and a half ago.

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  • BREAKING: Chief Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies

    BREAKING: Chief Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies

    (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and family friend told CNN on Saturday. He died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. Scalia was the longest serving current member of the Supreme Court. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.  More >>
    (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79, a government source and family friend told CNN on Saturday. He died in his sleep during a visit to Texas. Scalia was the longest serving current member of the Supreme Court. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.  More >>
  • Missing woman's body found inside car at Walmart parking lot 3 months after she was reported missing

    Missing woman's body found inside car at Walmart parking lot 3 months after she was reported missing

    (FOX17-WXIN)--A woman who had been missing for nearly three months has been found. The body of 22-year-old Lauren Jessie Moss was discovered inside her silver Volkswagen Jetta on February 3. Employees of a Walmart in California found the woman's body in their parking lot, according to KSBW.    More >>

    (FOX17-WXIN)--A woman who had been missing for nearly three months has been found. The body of 22-year-old Lauren Jessie Moss was discovered inside her silver Volkswagen Jetta on February 3. Employees of a Walmart in California found the woman's body in their parking lot, according to KSBW.   

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  • FOX28 Special Report: HOVER Vets

    FOX28 Special Report: HOVER Vets

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    A local Vietnam veterans dream to continue serving after duty, is now a reality. One that touches the hearts of dozens of veterans every week in Michiana. More >>

    A local Vietnam veterans dream to continue serving after duty, is now a reality. One that touches the hearts of dozens of veterans every week in Michiana.

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  • FOX28 Investigation: Churches paying for sex ed in public schools

    FOX28 Investigation: Churches paying for sex ed in public schools

    Churches are paying to teach sex education in the second-largest school district in Michiana... More >>

    Churches are paying to teach sex education in the second-largest school district in Michiana...

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  • FOX 28 SPECIAL REPORT: 96 years of memories, a South Bend woman reminisces on the city's history and her life

    FOX 28 SPECIAL REPORT: 96 years of memories, a South Bend woman reminisces on the city's history and her life

    It's the start of a new year, and the end of a special year; South Bend's 150th birthday. To send off this milestone for South Bend, we're sharing some stories with you from one of the city's oldest residents. 

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    It's the start of a new year, and the end of a special year; South Bend's 150th birthday. To send off this milestone for South Bend, we're sharing some stories with you from one of the city's oldest residents. 

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