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

        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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        UPDATE: Injuries narrowly avoided after car crashes into storefront in South Bend

        An ugly scene on Mishawaka Ave. was avoided by few feet Tuesday afternoon in South Bend. Mishawaka Ave. is still completely blocked from the 24th St. to Ironwood Dr. after a car crashed into a storefront shortly after noon. Officers on the scene on the 2200 block of Mishawaka Ave. said a Mercedes sedan was traveling south on 23rd St. when it came to a T-shaped intersection with Mishawaka Ave., and rolled right through it. 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>>

        Dowagiac Police asking for help locating missing person

        Rose Morris (Courtesy: Dowagiac Police) Rose Morris (Courtesy: Dowagiac Police)

        Dowagiac Police are asking for help from the public to find a woman last seen Thursday night.Police say Rose Morris, 25, was last seen by family members at around 5:30pm before going out to visit friends on Thursday evening in Dowagiac. After investigating police say Morris spent most of the night at a house in Dowagiac with friends until leaving at 11:30pm. Since then, there has been no new information as to her location.
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        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>>

        Henry Davis Jr. submits letter announcing temporary leave of absence Video included

        Henry Davis Jr. Henry Davis Jr.

        South Bend Common Councilman Henry Davis Jr. is taking a temporary leave of absence from his Council duties. In a letter to Council President Oliver Davis, Henry Davis Jr. said he is taking a medical leave to concentrate on his health. He said he is unable to comment on his July 19 arrest for Operating While Intoxicated, under the advisement of legal council.

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        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>>

        US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

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        Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. 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>>

        Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

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        Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police... More>>

        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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        • Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

          Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

        • Help is coming for endangered butterfly at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

          Help is coming for endangered butterfly at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

          The Karner Blue Butterfly has a wingspan of about an inch, feed only on the leaves of the wild lupine plant and are an endangered species.So officials at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Dunes State Park are doing what they can to help the butterfly.Theyare in the processofrestoring a black oak savanna they share this summer to save the homes of thebutterfly and other native species. Invasive species have moved into the savanna and pushed out native plants.More >>
          The Karner Blue Butterfly has a wingspan of about an inch, feed only on the leaves of the wild lupine plant and are an endangered species.So officials at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Dunes State Park are doing what they can to help the butterfly.Theyare in the processofrestoring a black oak savanna they share this summer to save the homes of thebutterfly and other native species. Invasive species have moved into the savanna and pushed out native plants.More >>
        • No Child Left Behind waiver could cost Indiana millions

          No Child Left Behind waiver could cost Indiana millions

          Millions of dollars are at stake and Indiana lawmakers will do what they can to keep it later today.The Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to get an update on the state's efforts to maintain its No Child Left Behind waiver.The state could lose control over millions in federal dollars if it does not retain its waiver from the federal education law. The Department of Education is scheduled to deliver its update to the board at its monthly meeting Wednesday.The U.S. Department of Educ...More >>
          Millions of dollars are at stake and Indiana lawmakers will do what they can to keep it later today.The Indiana State Board of Education is scheduled to get an update on the state's efforts to maintain its No Child Left Behind waiver.The state could lose control over millions in federal dollars if it does not retain its waiver from the federal education law. The Department of Education is scheduled to deliver its update to the board at its monthly meeting Wednesday.The U.S. Department of Educ...More >>
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        • Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

          Plans to close South Bend USPS distribution back on for 2015

        • Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-16-14

          Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-16-14

          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Monday 06/16/14 at 5:00am through Tuesday 06/17/14 at 5:00am Monday 12:59pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Threats Complaint 1:30pm 500 Block of Spruce St Assist To Another Agency 4:35pm 300 Block of W Railroad St Larceny Complaint 4:55pm Dowagiac Police Department Found Property 5:00pm 800 Block of Spruce St Harassment Complaint 5:15pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Assault Complaint 5:45pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St General Assistance 7:15pm Russom...More >>
          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Monday 06/16/14 at 5:00am through Tuesday 06/17/14 at 5:00am Monday 12:59pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Threats Complaint 1:30pm 500 Block of Spruce St Assist To Another Agency 4:35pm 300 Block of W Railroad St Larceny Complaint 4:55pm Dowagiac Police Department Found Property 5:00pm 800 Block of Spruce St Harassment Complaint 5:15pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St Assault Complaint 5:45pm 200 Block of Elizabeth St General Assistance 7:15pm Russom...More >>
        • Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-13-14

          Dowagiac Police Blotter 6-13-14

          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Thursday 06/12/14 at 5:00am through Friday 06/13/14 at 5:00am Thursday 9:00am 700 Block of Spruce St Threats Complaint 10:15am Marion St / N Paul St Assist to MDOC, 1 Person Arrested 10:55am 700 Block of Spruce St Disorderly Conduct Complaint 11:05am Spruce St / State Rd Traffic Complaint 11:08am 200 Block of Michigan Ave Parking Complaint 12:35pm 400 Block of Oak St Public Peace Complaint 1:00pm Dowagiac Police Department General Non-Crim...More >>
          Dowagiac Police Department Incident Blotter From Thursday 06/12/14 at 5:00am through Friday 06/13/14 at 5:00am Thursday 9:00am 700 Block of Spruce St Threats Complaint 10:15am Marion St / N Paul St Assist to MDOC, 1 Person Arrested 10:55am 700 Block of Spruce St Disorderly Conduct Complaint 11:05am Spruce St / State Rd Traffic Complaint 11:08am 200 Block of Michigan Ave Parking Complaint 12:35pm 400 Block of Oak St Public Peace Complaint 1:00pm Dowagiac Police Department General Non-Crim...More >>
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        • Elkhart Police need your help finding a possible intruder

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

          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.More >>
          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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        • Indiana Green Roof Week recognized in South Bend

          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.More >>
          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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        • IU and Purdue coaches talk at Big 10 Media Day

          IU and Purdue coaches talk at Big 10 Media Day

           Big 10 Media Day was Monday.  Purdue had a rough start under Darrell Hazell last year.  1-11 overall.  0-8 in the Leaders Division.  The Boilers scored 14 points or less in half of their games last year.  IU opens their season against Indiana State in 32 days.  The Hoosiers were 5-7 last year, 3-5 in the Big 10 West Division.   Their offense was good, ranked 17th in the country with 38 points a game. 

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           Big 10 Media Day was Monday.  Purdue had a rough start under Darrell Hazell last year.  1-11 overall.  0-8 in the Leaders Division.  The Boilers scored 14 points or less in half of their games last year.  IU opens their season against Indiana State in 32 days.  The Hoosiers were 5-7 last year, 3-5 in the Big 10 West Division.   Their offense was good, ranked 17th in the country with 38 points a game. 


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        • Tyler Sousley playing for Team USA Rugby team

          Tyler Sousley playing for Team USA Rugby team

           Tyler Sousley said, " "It was just one of those things, an extra sport to pick up in spring, since football is in the fall" Tyler Sousley was a standout defensive back for the Penn football team...    But the first time he put on a Kingsmen rugby jersey just two years ago... Tyler's natural talent was quickly recognized by college rugby programs throughout the country.  



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           Tyler Sousley said, " "It was just one of those things, an extra sport to pick up in spring, since football is in the fall" Tyler Sousley was a standout defensive back for the Penn football team...    But the first time he put on a Kingsmen rugby jersey just two years ago... Tyler's natural talent was quickly recognized by college rugby programs throughout the country.  




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        • Gaugler wins 50-Over National MVP

          Gaugler wins 50-Over National MVP

             Congratulations to Granger's Jeff Gaugler.  He was the hitting MVP at the ASA Men's 50-over Fastpitch National Championship over the weekend going 8-11 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI's.  You can see he and his Grey Sox team play Thursday night at 9:00 in the ASA Men's Major at Bellville in South Bend.


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             Congratulations to Granger's Jeff Gaugler.  He was the hitting MVP at the ASA Men's 50-over Fastpitch National Championship over the weekend going 8-11 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI's.  You can see he and his Grey Sox team play Thursday night at 9:00 in the ASA Men's Major at Bellville in South Bend.



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        • Golf Challenge

          Golf Challenge

          Be sure to catch the FOX28 Golf Challenge every Wednesday night during FOX28 News at 10. Dean and Adam take on challengers from all over Michiana.More >>
          Be sure to catch the FOX28 Golf Challenge every Wednesday night during FOX28 News at 10. Dean and Adam take on challengers from all over Michiana.
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        • Relay for Life 2014

          Relay for Life 2014

          Where can you CELEBRATE cancer survivorship, REMEMBER loved ones lost, and FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much? At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in your community!More >>
          Where can you CELEBRATE cancer survivorship, REMEMBER loved ones lost, and FIGHT BACK against a disease that takes too much? At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event in your community!More >>
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        • Parents upset about ISP school bus shooter training videos

          Parents upset about ISP school bus shooter training videos

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