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        Penn High football field named after Teachers Credit Union Video included

        The Penn Kingsmen played their first home football game tonight - but that's not their only big first this year. From now on Freed Field will be known as Teachers Credit Union Freed Field. More>>

        Students react to sexual assault at Notre Dame Video included

        Notre Dame Security Police are investigating a report of sexual assault. This comes just as the academic year is starting, after the University was featured prominently in "The Hunting Ground", a documentary criticizing colleges' response to rape. More>>

        UPDATE: Hazmat crews responding to chemical reaction in downtown South Bend

        Photo courtesy of South Bend Fire Photo courtesy of South Bend Fire

        A large stretch of west Sample St. is closed as Hazmat crews respond to a chemical reaction in South Bend. Dispatchers say South Bend Fire received a "commercial fire" call just after 11:45am on the 1300 block of Sample St. Officials at the scene say they are dealing with a chemical reaction involving metal cleaner that took place inside a vat at Imagineering Finishing Tech. More>>

        FOX28's Allison Preston and Tom Shaw compete in United Way cardboard boat races Video included

        This year United Way of Elkhart County plans to sail into a great campaign, and our very own FOX28 team was there to help them out! Morning News Anchor Allison Preston Assistant Chief Photographer Tom Shaw competed in the 6th Annual "What Floats Your CARDBOARD Boat" races. This year's event featured 18 seaworthy paper ships! United Way of Elkhart County President Bill Wrieth says, "United Way is neighbor helping neighbor. It's the community coming together, meeting ... More>>

        Conference in Berrien County aims to fight drug addiction Video included

        Michigan State Police are warning about a drug epidemic in Berrien County. From heroine to prescription drugs, police report more and more people getting addicted. Dr. Bruce Springer, an addiction medicine physician, spoke at the Prescription Drug and Heroine Addiction Conference called Voice, Change, Hope to educate attendees on how to treat, cope and cut down on drug addiction. "It's extremely common as I think we're all realizing. More>>

        16-year-old arrested for breaking into home, stealing firearms

        A 16 year old faces preliminary charges after allegedly breaking into a Keeler Township home and sealing several items, including firearms. More>>

        Elkhart County Sheriff's Dept. patrolman arrested for shoplifting

        A patrolman with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is in trouble with the law himself, after being arrested for shoplifting.  More>>

        Indiana soldier awarded Purple Heart in La Porte Video included

        Retired Spc. Jeremy Voorhees receives the Purple Heart at a ceremony in La Porte. Retired Spc. Jeremy Voorhees receives the Purple Heart at a ceremony in La Porte.

        "I didn't look at it as 'ohhh everyday I'm going to die,' because everyday you could die here." Jeremy Voorhees said.Voorhees says it was just another day on the job, helping keep 30,000 miles of Afghanistan roads clear of explosive devices. More>>

        Traffic blocked off in South Bend for chemical scare

        Hazmat units were called to a Sample Street business after seeing an orange plume of smoke. Hazmat units were called to a Sample Street business after seeing an orange plume of smoke.

        Traffic was blocked off on Sample Street in South Bend this afternoon after an orange plume of smoke was seen in the air coming from a nearby metal finishing company. More>>

        Arrests made in connection to swastika vandalism at Jewish summer camp

        GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — FOX17 is reporting that the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s office announced arrests have been made in connection with the vandalism and malicious destruction of property at a Jewish summer camp in late July.The Prosecutor’s office says three men have been arrested by the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department. More>>

        Elkhart County Health Dept. shuts down Bill's BBQ & Seafood Franklin Street location

        On Friday, the Elkhart County Health Department announced that the food service facility owned by Delores Lee known as Bill's BBQ and Seafood on West Franklin Street, was shut down. More>>

        Notre Dame Security Police investigating report of sexual assault on campus

        The Notre Dame Security Police is investigating a report of an incident of sexual assault that happened early Friday morning. More>>

        Berrien Springs pilot dies in small plane crash at Battle Creek airport

        Image courtesy of FOX17 Image courtesy of FOX17

        Authorities say the pilot of a small plane has died after a crash at a southwestern Michigan airport.The plane crashed Thursday evening at Battle Creek's W.K. Kellogg Airport, killing 48-year-old William Pergerson II, of Berrien Springs. He was the lone occupant. Officials say he took off from the airport, began experiencing difficulty and tried to land the plane. More>>

        CDC warns against swimming and showering with contact lens

        The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported contact lens wearers should avoid swimming and showering with the lenses still in, which can lead to infections and injuries. More>>

        Kroc Center maintenance week gets underway this weekend

        Heads up if a trip to the Kroc Center is part of your weekend plans. You won't have full access to everything offered as the center is beginning their yearly maintenance week.The Kroc Center will close off portions of the facility for different days, but will remain open otherwise.  More>>

        Michiana women shouldn't struggle with mental illness alone

        "Superwoman" is now a common phrase among today's female leaders as many woman juggle multiple jobs like motherhood and a successful career.  More>>

        Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists

        INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parkland surrounding Indiana's towering dunes was intended to keep industry away from a geological marvel molded over thousands of years at the southern tip of Lake Michigan.Yet five years after a politically connected developer suggested officials should hire a company to rehabilitate a dilapidated beachfront pavilion at the popular tourist destination, the small construction project has ballooned into a decades-long privatization deal with the state.  More>>

        Father arrested in connection to three-month-old's death

        Indianapolis police took the father of a three-month-old girl who has been missing since May into custody, Thursday.45-year-old Jeffrey Fairbanks was preliminary charged with murder and neglect of a dependent resulting in death.In May, Fairbanks told investigators his daughter, Janna Rivera, died in her sleep. He told them he then drove around with her body for hours before putting her body in a dumpster.After days of searching, her body has still not been found.Yolanda River... More>>

        Front page images of reporter Alison Parker's final moments prompts conversations violence in media Video included

        Chances are you, like many of the FOX 28 staff, watched most of Wednesday's news unfold via social media. Our station made the decision to not show Alison Parker or Adam Ward's final moments. On Wednesday night, The New York Daily News tweeted a picture of their front page for Thursday's paper.  More>>

        Child and Parent Services in Elkhart offering a FREE parenting seminar

        Child and Parent Services in Elkhart (CAPS) is offering a free parenting seminar.It's a one-time seminar offered on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Child and Parent Services in Elkhart. More>>

        Fighting cancer, Sheriff Tom Chamberlin honored at prayer vigil Video included

        People gathered to show support for one of their own at a vigil in Marshall County. Sheriff Tom Chamberlin is fighting terminal cancer so people gathered outside the courthouse in Plymouth for a prayer vigil. People came from as far as Starke County to honor him. Tom Chamberlin has served the community as Sheriff, Police Chief and Commissioner. Many people wanted to come out tonight to give back for what he's done for them. More>>

        Community gathers to pray as police search for killer in South Bend Video included

        "This kind of violence is not acceptable," said the leader of a prayer vigil held Thursday night in honor of 25-year-old Shasta Horston.  Horston, the mother of a four-year-old boy, was found murdered inside her home on Yukon Street on August 14th. Hand in hand, the community gathered to pray for strength Thursday. More>>

        Thousands of Hoosiers to lose food stamps, local food pantries react Video included

        Starting in October about 50,000 Hoosiers could lose qualification for food stamps. If you're unemployed, able-bodied, and have no children, you won't be eligible for food stamps.  More>>

        Mishawaka Police watching train tracks for Rail Safety Week Video included

        Mishawaka Police are stepping up rail patrols this week. Mishawaka Police are stepping up rail patrols this week.

        Fifty to 70 trains roll through this Main Street bridge intersection in Mishawaka everyday.And they're not allowed to blow their horns. More>>

        Police looking for man possibly involved in LaGrange County shooting

        Police are looking for a man possibly involved in a shooting last week in Stroh, Indiana. The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department says they are looking for information on both a vehicle and a person they believe may have been involved in a shooting that look place last Friday morning on the 1000 block of east 350 S.  More>>

        Convicted Richmond Hill killer Mark Leonard arrives at Michigan City prison to serve life sentence

        MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (FOX59) – Convicted killer Mark Leonard arrived at the state prison in Michigan City to begin serving his sentence in the Richmond Hill house explosion case. More>>

        High Visibility Enforcement Zone planned for Friday in Elkhart

        The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a High Visibility Enforcement Zone Friday from 6-10 pm. More>>

        CDC: State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

        New data shows state exemption rates are low for kindergarteners and national vaccination rates are high. More>>

        FDA issues warning letters to three tobacco manufacturers for making “additive-free” and/or “natural” claims on cigarette labeling

        The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters Thursday to three tobacco manufacturers who are in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). More>>

        Researches say "worry warts" are more creative!

        If you think you're a "worry wart" or you overthink things, British researches believe you may be more creative than others.Psychologists at King's College London developed a theory that may explain why neuroticism can may not only lead to unhappiness or negativity... but also creativity. In the opinion paper published in the journal "Trends and Cognitive Sciences", they explain the part of the brain that creates anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration je... More>>

        Doctors say women over 37yrs. should not rule out freezing eggs

        Freezing your eggs is an option if the timing isn't right for you to start a family. Cleveland Clinic Fertility Expert Doctor Cynthia Austin says women over 37 years old shouldn't rule out freezing their eggs saying, "The general thought is the earliest age should be about 33 and the latest 37, so that's the range in which we encourage people to consider freezing their eggs." It's important to keep in mind the chances of being successful with those eggs may be less than if yo... More>>

        Cardio drumming: no treadmills, no weight room, and lots of T-Swift and Bruno Mars Video included

        McFarland (WKOW) -- A new cardio workout called cardio drumming has no treadmills, no locker rooms, and lots of Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars. More>>

        Walker delivers foreign policy speech: 'America Will Not Be Intimidated'

        Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) gave every indication that, if elected, he would be much more aggressive with America's enemies than President Obama in a speech that broadly outlined his foreign policy strategy at The Citadel Friday morning. More>>

        South Korea and the United States staged joint live-fire drills Friday

        POCHEON, South Korea (CNN) -- On the side of a hill in Pocheon, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) from the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, targets are laid out. More>>

        Katrina, a look at a decade of rebuilding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

        It's been 10-years since Hurricane Katrina forever changed the city of New Orleans. More>>

        Iraqi Prime Minister orders improved access to Green Zone for civilians

        Iraq's Prime Minister is ordering the military to prepare to open Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" to all civilians. More>>

        Ashley Madison CEO steps down

        Ashley Madison's CEO is quitting. Ashley Madison's CEO is quitting.

        The CEO of Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media, Inc., is stepping down.Noel Biderman's departure comes after hackers released confidential information about millions of Ashley Madison clients. More>>

        Harvest Moon and Hayrides family program to be held at Bendix Woods County Park

        The Bendix Woods County Park wants you to mark your calendars for the last weekend in September to bring the family out for the Harvest Moon and Hayrides. More>>

        Indiana Beverage and St. Joseph County Parks teaming up to tidy up the St. Joe River

        Indiana Beverage is taking a break from providing drinks to the various stores throughout the community in order to help clean up. The company is teaming up with the St. Joseph County Parks for a river clean up. More>>

        NRA Handgun Training Orientation for Women

        National Rife Association and local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 offer "Women on Target", a handgun training orientation for women on Saturday, Aug.29. More>>

        Niles Health Fair on Saturday

        A health fair will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 29 for the community of Niles.The health fair will take place at Niles South Side Church with a variety of activities and professionals to talk to.  More>>

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        • Researches say "worry warts" are more creative!

          Researches say "worry warts" are more creative!

          If you think you're a "worry wart" or you overthink things, British researches believe you may be more creative than others.Psychologists at King's College London developed a theory that may explain why neuroticism can may not only lead to unhappiness or negativity... but also creativity. In the opinion paper published in the journal "Trends and Cognitive Sciences", they explain the part of the brain that creates anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration je...More >>
          If you think you're a "worry wart" or you overthink things, British researches believe you may be more creative than others.Psychologists at King's College London developed a theory that may explain why neuroticism can may not only lead to unhappiness or negativity... but also creativity. In the opinion paper published in the journal "Trends and Cognitive Sciences", they explain the part of the brain that creates anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration je...More >>
        • Doctors say women over 37yrs. should not rule out freezing eggs

          Doctors say women over 37yrs. should not rule out freezing eggs

          Freezing your eggs is an option if the timing isn't right for you to start a family. Cleveland Clinic Fertility Expert Doctor Cynthia Austin says women over 37 years old shouldn't rule out freezing their eggs saying, "The general thought is the earliest age should be about 33 and the latest 37, so that's the range in which we encourage people to consider freezing their eggs." It's important to keep in mind the chances of being successful with those eggs may be less than if yo...More >>
          Freezing your eggs is an option if the timing isn't right for you to start a family. Cleveland Clinic Fertility Expert Doctor Cynthia Austin says women over 37 years old shouldn't rule out freezing their eggs saying, "The general thought is the earliest age should be about 33 and the latest 37, so that's the range in which we encourage people to consider freezing their eggs." It's important to keep in mind the chances of being successful with those eggs may be less than if yo...More >>
        • FOX28's Allison Preston and Tom Shaw compete in United Way cardboard boat races

          FOX28's Allison Preston and Tom Shaw compete in United Way cardboard boat races

          This year United Way of Elkhart County plans to sail into a great campaign, and our very own FOX28 team was there to help them out! Morning News Anchor Allison Preston Assistant Chief Photographer Tom Shaw competed in the 6th Annual "What Floats Your CARDBOARD Boat" races. This year's event featured 18 seaworthy paper ships! United Way of Elkhart County President Bill Wrieth says, "United Way is neighbor helping neighbor. It's the community coming together, meeting ...More >>
          This year United Way of Elkhart County plans to sail into a great campaign, and our very own FOX28 team was there to help them out! Morning News Anchor Allison Preston Assistant Chief Photographer Tom Shaw competed in the 6th Annual "What Floats Your CARDBOARD Boat" races. This year's event featured 18 seaworthy paper ships! United Way of Elkhart County President Bill Wrieth says, "United Way is neighbor helping neighbor. It's the community coming together, meeting ...More >>
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        • Sports Extra

          Sports Extra

          FOX28 Sports brings you all the high school basketball you can handle.  Your teams!  Your towns!  Your highlights! All right here on FOX28.com.More >>
          FOX28 Sports brings you all the high school basketball you can handle.  Your teams!  Your towns!  Your highlights! All right here on FOX28.com. More >>
        • Indiana State Fair

          Indiana State Fair

          Follow stories coming from the Indiana State Fair, in partnership with BSU at the Fair.More >>

          Follow stories coming from the Indiana State Fair, in partnership with BSU at the Fair.

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        • Huppert's Home Town

          Huppert's Home Town

          During the month of July, FOX28's Dean Huppert is taking you to some of Michiana's best home towns. There is much more to explore in your home town. Check back every week to see where Dean goes next.More >>
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