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        When can you use a gun safely and legally? Experts answer questions after Big R shooting in Elkhart

        Experts give advice to concealed carry holders after recent shooting incidents.  More>>

        Bond revoked for suspect in South Bend kidnapping case

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        Bond has been revoked for a South Bend man accused of kidnapping a four-year-old girl.Charles Jackson appeared in St. Joseph County Court Tuesday for his initial hearing on charges of Kidnapping, after police say he took the granddaughter of his ex-girlfriend without permission.  More>>

        Dutch probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian jet in Ukraine

        The missile shot skyward from war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. With deadly accuracy more than six miles up, it detonated just in front of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner, sending hundreds of jagged steel shards ripping through... More>>

        UPDATE: Autopsy results in for man police found dead in Four Winds Field parking lot

        Police on scene Sunday outside Four Winds Field Police on scene Sunday outside Four Winds Field

        UPDATE: The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released the results of an autopsy conducted Monday on the man whose body was found Sunday outside Four Wind Field. More>>

        Some students upset about new bathroom policy at Adams High School

        Adams High School is more restrictive for students during classtime, thanks to a new policy. Adams High School is more restrictive for students during classtime, thanks to a new policy.

        "I think it's stupid." Travon Eppenger said.Eppenger is a junior at Adams.He says the new policy could  scare off students."Kids, students are probably going to transfer because of that rule." Eppenger said. More>>

        African-American students honored at Notre Dame's Founder's Day celebration

        A plaque honoring African American students at Notre Dame. A plaque honoring African American students at Notre Dame.

        The first generation of African American students at Notre Dame are honored with a plaque in the Administration Building's Wall of Fame as part of the school's Founder's Day celebrations. More>>

        Common Council votes on budget

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        A big debate at the South Bend Common Council. Members voted on parts of the City's $305,000,000 spending plan for the 2016 budget. More>>

        PHM Planetarium and Digital Video Theater brings immersive experience during shows Video included

        PHM Planetarium and Digital Video Theater brings immersive experience during shows PHM Planetarium and Digital Video Theater brings immersive experience during shows

        If you're looking to get the family out to a show, but maybe you don't want to do the movie at a theater route, Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation has you covered. Their Planetarium and Digital Video Theater brings you shows using music, lasers and a 30-foot dome and your big screen. More>>

        Special Report: Michiana's Sex Education Video included

        Neither Indiana nor Michigan mandate a specific curriculum for sex ed Neither Indiana nor Michigan mandate a specific curriculum for sex ed

        Although much has changed since the 1950s, the way sex education is taught hasn't changed much. More>>

        AM General lands $42 million worth of additional humvee contracts

        Local transportation manufacturer AM General announced they landed an additional $42 million in contracts Monday. The South Bend business says they have been awarded Humvee contracts for production vehicles, international ambulance vehicles, automotive kits, spare parts and training for orders from the US, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Kenya and Lebanon. More>>

        Hundreds of felines looking for permanent families at upcoming Humane Society of St. Joseph County cat adoption event

        The Humane Society of St. Joseph County has hundreds of cats in their care that are in need of a family to go home with. To help you find a furry, friend the Humane Society is hosting Cat-Tastic Free Cat Adoption Day.The event will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00-5:30pm.  More>>

        Police identify woman killed in St. Joseph County crash

        Crews on scene of the crash at Kern Rd. & Dogwood Rd. Crews on scene of the crash at Kern Rd. & Dogwood Rd.

        Police have identified a South Bend woman killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash. St. Joseph County Police say Janet Turner was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash that took place just before 6:00pm at the intersection of Kern Rd. and Dogwood Rd.  More>>

        Michigan woman charged in shots fired at shoplifters

        A 46-year-old suburban Detroit woman has been charged after authorities said she fired a shot at the tires of an SUV to stop fleeing shoplifters in a Home Depot parking lot. More>>

        Pence set to announce Indiana infrastructure boost

        Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is set to make what his office calls a major infrastructure announcement. More>>

        Lake Michigan surfer rescued by Coast Guard

        The U.S. Coast Guard was called out to Lake Michigan to help a 19-year-old man who had been surfing and knocked into the lake by heavy waves, Friday. More>>

        Michigan close to banning powdered alcohol from shelves

        Michigan is close to joining other states that ban a powder product that makes vodka, rum and other alcoholic drinks when mixed with water. More>>

        Elkhart Sheriff's Department responds to fatal accident at County Road 23 railroad crossing

        The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is investigating an accident that occurred Monday night. According to the department's Facebook page a train hit a pedestrian near the County Road 23 Crossing in New Paris. The Facebook page describes the accident as a fatality.  We're still gathering information from the Sheriff's Department. More>>

        Shoppers and Police react to vigilante shooting in Elkhart parking lot Video included

        What would you do if you saw some shoplifters fleeing from a store? One Elkhart man opened fire right in the parking lot when he saw shoplifters running out of a Big R farm supply store.  More>>

        Serious accident in Mishawaka on Kern and Dogwood roads claims life of female motorist

        Kern & Dogwood Accident: Mishawaka Kern & Dogwood Accident: Mishawaka

        UPDATE: Mishawaka Assistant Police Chief Bill Thompson confirms one of the drivers involved in Monday evening's accident at Kern and Dogwood was pronounced DOA. The Assistant Chief describes the accident victim as an "elderly female."   More>>

        Elkhart County Sheriff says he will defy executive order regarding gun licenses if it is issued

        Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers is a big supporter of the 2nd amendment. Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers is a big supporter of the 2nd amendment.

        Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers drew a line in the sand yesterday.."If President Obama today said  I'm creating an executive order that all sheriffs and police chiefs around this nation need to start registering firearms, I will disregard it." Rogers said. More>>

        UPDATE: USC fires head coach prior to game against Notre Dame

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        USC head coach Steve Sarkisian will not be with the team when they travel to Notre Dame. More>>

        Police: "Big R" customer with concealed carry permit opens fire as Elkhart shoplifting suspects run

        Elkhart Police say someone opened fire outside the Big R, a farm supply store on South Main Street, as several people were trying to stop two shoplifting suspects.  Police say the subject with the handgun fired one shot at the suspected shoplifters.  Detectives interviewed the person who fired the gun, and that person was released.  More>>

        Speedway gas station armed robbery Michiana Crime Stoppers crime of the week

        An armed robbery at a Speedway gas station is the Michiana Crime Stoppers crime of the week.A release from Michiana Crime Stoppers said the armed robbery happened October 8 around 12:40 am at the Speedway gas station on Cass Street in Berrien Springs.  More>>

        Elkhart man faces preliminary charges in connection to overnight robbery

        An Elkhart man faces preliminary charges in connection to an overnight robbery. More>>

        Update: Police identify body found Saturday off Ireland Road

        The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office released new details on the first of two bodies discovered this weekend. More>>

        IHSAA releases football sectional pairings

        Find out where your favorite local Indiana high school football team will start their journey to try and win a state championship. More>>

        Notre Dame student leaders plan to present sexual assault awareness report to university Board of Trustees Thursday Video included

        After a second silent protest at Notre Dame to raise awareness of sexual assault on campus, the student government plans to meet with University Board of Trustees to discuss how  to improve transparency.'I'm Someone' Facebook group founder, Maddie Lay said more and more people are joining their cause."This is an awareness campaign, we are trying to bring attention to the public about this information and about statistics," she said. More>>

        Indianapolis woman uses medieval combat skills to fight home intruder

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        An Indianapolis woman says she used her medieval combat training to overpower a home intruder. Thursday night, 43-year-old Karen Dolley came home during a break-in. She punched 30-year-old Jacob Wessel into a corner, and then used a Japanese sword she keeps near her bed to keep him restrained. Wessel was arrested for residential entry.  More>>

        Elkhart County Sheriff's deputy finds "ticket" on his car

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        Friday morning, an Elkhart County Sheriff's deputy went on break and came back to find a "ticket" on his windshield. But instead of a fine, the officer found a "ticket of appreciation."The note read, "Thanks again for all you do," and was signed "Citizens Everywhere." More>>

        St. Joseph County Police: Body found possibly victim of hit and run

        St. Joseph County Police say they got a call around 10 a.m. Saturday of a body found off the side of the road on 20900 block of Ireland Road. Dispatchers confirm the man's body appeared to be struck by a car, possibly in a hit and run. Still no word on the man's identity. The St. Joe County Police and the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team are handling the investigation. More>>

        Organization helps wounded vets attend Notre Dame game against the Navy Video included

        For the 12 consecutive year, Michiana firefighters helped make the Fighting Irish game day experience a reality for wounded vets. This year, 20 veterans got the red carpet treatment for the Notre Dame versus Navy game from a police escort motorcade starting at the South Bend station and ending with a campus tailgate.Marine Riders of Michiana Vice President, Tracy Marshall, described his time as a Marine as a brotherhood. More>>

        1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight

        An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three. More>>

        Students prepare for second Notre Dame silent demonstration against sexual assault Video included

        Students at Saint Mary's and Notre Dame are preparing for a second protest Saturday against sexual assault. It is planned for when plenty of people will be on campus for the football game against Navy.     The students say this time, Notre Dame asked them NOT to do another march. So instead, students will stand opposite a flag pole on the South Quad in silent protest. They say it's a show of support for survivors of sexual violence.  More>>

        UPDATE: UW-Madison Police against proposal to allow concealed guns in campus buildings

        Two Republican state legislators have introduced a bill that would allow concealed carry gun owners to bring weapons into public university and college buildings in Wisconsin.  More>>

        BREAKING: Madison Police on scene at Frank Allis Elementary after reports of a gunman inside school

        Madison Police are on the scene at Frank Allis Elementary School on Buckeye Road for reports of a gunman.  More>>

        Pay-Pal to cover return shipping costs this holiday season

        Pay=Pal is offering a deal on holiday shipments. Pay=Pal is offering a deal on holiday shipments.

        Online payments giant Pay-Pal says it will help cover the costs of return shipments this holiday shopping season.Pay-Pal says it will reimburse US customers' shipping costs for up to four returns of items between today and January 31st of next year. More>>

        Stranded Australian hunter survives in wilderness by eating ants

        This hunter survived almost a week on just ants. This hunter survived almost a week on just ants.

        A hunter stranded in the Australian desert for six days says he survived by eating ants.But that's not the most remarkable part of his survival. More>>

        Tracy Morgan performs for first time since accident

        Tracy Morgan is on stage for the first time since his accident. Tracy Morgan is on stage for the first time since his accident.

        Comedian and actor Tracy  Morgan has returned to the standup stage, more than a year after being critically injured in a car crash.Morgan appeared at New York's Comedy Cellar Monday night. More>>

        Take a hayride at Bendix Woods and bring your dog along too

        Taking your dog for a walk this fall can get a whole lot easier thanks to an upcoming event from the St. Joseph County Parks. The department is hosting their Tail Waggin' Hayride where your dog can come along for the ride.The event will take place on Saturday, November 7th at Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle from 1:00-4:00pm.  More>>

        Elkhart County 4-H enrollment website now open

        The Elkhart County 4-H enrollment website is now open for new members to join.  More>>

        South Bend Police is hosting "Treat Night" for families for some early Trick or Treat

        The South Bend Police Department, in conjunction with South Bend Fire Department and Crime Stoppers, invites families to Treat Night on Wednesday, October 28 from 5-7:30 pm at the South Bend Police Department Garage. More>>

        Berrien County Health Department hosting all day walk in flu clinic

        The Berrien County Health Department will host an all-day, walk-in flu vaccination clinic More>>

        Beer merger creates super brew company

        (CNN)  Big news for beer fans! After decades of rivalry, Coors, Budweiser and Miller are all uniting as one super brew thanks to a new merger.  More>>

        Purdue researches find athletes may suffer a type of brain trauma even without a concussion

        Researchers at Purdue University found high school athletes may suffer some type of brain trauma playing contact sports, even without having a concussion. More>>

        REAL Services Energy Fair Extravaganza offers information on how to be more energy efficient and save money

        REAL Services Energy is holding the 5th annual Energy Fair Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 13 in downtown South Bend. More>>

        Early flu treatment can help elders steer clear of hospital visits

        A report by the CDC finds early flu treatment can help save elders a visit to the hospital or ensure a shorter visit.People 65 and older are at an increased risk of complications related to the flu and the CDC recommends they receive the flu vaccination as early as possible."Flu can be extremely serious in older people, leading to hospitalization and in some cases, long-term disability," said Director of CDC's Influenza Division Dr. Dan Jernigan.According to the stu... More>>

        Former head of Chicago Public Schools expected to plead guilty

        The former head of Chicago Public Schools is expected to plead guilty in what prosecutors say was a scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.

        Farmers report pumpkin shortage for 2015

        CNN   The great pumpkin may not be visiting this Halloween. Farmers reported this year's pumpkin harvest is down by half, which could impact a holiday favorite.According to CNN, there will be plenty of pumpkins for decorating and carving this Halloween but edible pumpkin used for baking and cooking could be scarce.Experts at Nestle said consumers should be able to find enough canned pumpkin in stores for Thanksgiving, but there may not be a lot left for pumpkin pie and o... More>>

        Road construction Tuesday and Wednesday on Indian Ridge in Mishawaka

        You could run into some slow going in Mishawaka.Tuesday, October 13th and Wednesday, October 14th, Indian Ridge will be restricted between Grape Rd. and Main St. for milling and paving. More>>

        Fiat Chrysler to launch Ferrari IPO

        Ferrari is getting ready for it's initial public offering. More>>

        Execu-Ride, Inc. sues 1st Source Bank division for consumer fraud and malicious interference

        Depositions continue in a lawsuit and counterclaim where Execu-Ride, Inc., a New Jersey car rental company, is suing Trucker’s Bank Plan, an automotive finance company and division of Indiana-based 1st Source Bank for consumer fraud, intentional/malicious interference, and breach of good faith and fair dealing among other counts.  More>>

        Body of Italian saint to be displayed at Madison church

        The body of an 11-year-old Italian girl murdered more than a century ago and declared a saint will be on display this week at a Madison church that bears her name.Maria Goretti was stabbed by a neighbor during a sexual assault. She forgave her attacker on her deathbed. More>>

        Wisconsin mom accused of leaving young child in car while she gambled

        A little girl is left alone in a vehicle as her mother goes gambling at Ho-Chunk in Madison. More>>

        Penn Township Fire Department battles combine fire in the middle of a bean field

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        Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire after it developed inside a combine in Mishawaka. More>>

        One dead in two vehicle collision in Marshall County

        One person is dead after a two vehicle accident in Marshall County.A news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Department said the accident happened Sunday morning around 10 am at the intersection of 14B Road and Beech Road. More>>

        Berrien County Sheriff's Department investigating fatal two-vehicle accident

        Police are investigating a fatal two vehicle accident that happened over the weekend. More>>

        Purdue Extension Elkhart County wants to get you ready for holidays with a homemakers program

        The holiday season will be here before you know it and the Elkhart County Extension wants to help prepare you with their Homemakers Creative Holiday Ideas Program.The program will take place on October 24th from 9:00-11:00am at the Home and Family Arts building at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. More>>

        2016 Prospect League All-Star Game will be held at Kokomo Municipal Stadium

        The Prospect League season may be over, but teams in the league now know where they hope to send any All-Stars they may have next year. The 2016 All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, and all related events will take place at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium. More>>

        Area chefs will come together and serve tapas dishes for annual Unity Gardens fundraiser

        It's going to be a gathering of chefs in South Bend as Unity Gardens hosts its 5th Annual Taste of Unity Harvest Celebration Fundraiser.The Taste of Unity will be held on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00-8:00pm at the Palais Royale.  More>>

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