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        Autism expo aims to raise awareness and help families affected by disorder

        One in 50 people in Indiana are diagnosed with autism. That means nearly 130,000 people throughout the state live with the disorder. The 3rd annual Northern Indiana Autism Expo aims to help those families who are affected by autism.
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        Former felon shares lessons learned about dangers of drugs Video included

        A South Bend man says his decision to get involved with drugs as a young man has taken years to fix. He says he is living proof of how a felony drug charge can negatively affect your life. More>>

        South Bend Animal Care and Control holds fair to encourage proper care for pets

        South Bend is helping every dog and cat owner to raise healthy pets. The South Bend Animal Care and Control provided vaccinations and implanted microchips to cats and dogs on Saturday.
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        Trick or treat event at Island Park in Elkhart stresses safety for parents and their children

        Families in Elkhart certainly took advantaged of all the sunshine on Saturday by getting outdoors and collecting some sweets while they were out. It was all part of the 2nd Annual Island Safe Trick or Treat event.
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        Zoo Boo at the Potawatomi Zoo kicks off!

        Even though Halloween is just a week away, the Potawatomi Zoo kicked off the festivities today at their annual Zoo Boo. To promote safe trick-or-treating, Potawatomi zoo is expecting 10-thousand kids to come out this weekend. Kids can go decked out in their costumes and visit 10 treat stations throughout the zoo. Rachel Mirkin, the special events coordinator for Potawatomi Zoo says, "Seeing all the kids walking through the Zoo and get so excited when they see the animal exhibits decorated,... More>>

        Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

        A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. More>>

        School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

        A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others - including two of his cousins - before... More>>

        Trick or Treating safety tips and times for 2014

        TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There's no trick to keeping children safe on Halloween; it just takes some basic precautions to make sure the evening is a treat, an expert says. More>>

        Elkhart County Sheriff's Department requesting public assistance in hit-and-run investigation

        The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is requesting assistance in investigating a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a Goshen man.
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        South Bend small business brews up pints of philanthropy Video included

        A new South Bend small business is brewing up plenty of philanthropy. South Bend Brew Works opened up in downtown just last month. It works like this: For every beer you buy, you get a token for 10, 25 or 50 cents. Before you leave, you drop the tokens into a jar for the charity of your choice. More>>

        Royalton Township man connected to armed robberies arrested

        A Royalton Township man faces preliminary charges of armed robbery in connection to a series of home invasions in Berrien County. More>>

        Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

        The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead. More>>

        Remains of University of Virginia student found in rural Virginia

        RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Graham disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. More>>

        Arrest made in series of burglaries in Kosciusko County

        Police have arrested a Milford man and filed preliminary charges against him of felony burglary. 24-year-old Robert Boatwright is accused of a series of break-ins of residences in the Turkey Creek Township - Lake Wawasee area during the winter and spring months of this year. More>>

        Elkhart releases crime statistics for first 6 months of 2014 Video included

        Last year in Elkhart, there were seven homicides. In the first six months of this year alone, we've had four. Those include officer-involved incidents. Last year, the city reports there were 38 rapes. But for the first half of this year, there were seven. And when it comes to other violent crimes, there were just over 1,100 aggravated assaults in 2013. 570 have been reported through June of this year. More>>

        UPDATE: Council plan to invite Notre Dame to help with anti-crime plan put on hold

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        UPDATE: South Bend Common Councilman Fred Ferlic said that the proposal has been delayed until Nov. 10. More>>

        Updated: Knox planning commissioner says daughter is victim of Gary serial killer Video included

        Knox Planning Commissioner Bruce Williams says his daughter, 36-year-old Kristine Williams, was one of the seven victims of Gary serial killer Darren Deon Vann.  More>>

        Marshall County man arrested for allegedly battering a pregnant woman and a young boy

        Jason Phillips (Image courtesy of Marshall County Sheriff's Department) Jason Phillips (Image courtesy of Marshall County Sheriff's Department)

        A Marshall County man is behind bars after police say a pregnant woman and a young boy were battered. Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff's Department responded to a call for a domestic violence situation just after 10:15pm Wednesday night on the 13000 block of State Rd. 17. When police arrived, they say both the man and woman reportedly involved in the disturbance had fled the home.
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        Treat Night is coming up at the South Bend Police Department

        What's better than one night of trick-or-treating? How about two nights of candy-gettin'? South Bend Police, St. Joseph County Police, and the South Bend Fire Department invite kids to Treat Night on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. It'll be held from 5pm-7:30pm at the garage behind the South Bend Police Department (701 West Sample Street). Trick-or-treaters will receive plenty of safe candy.  More>>

        NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city Video included

        An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. More>>

        South Bend Councilman brings Department of Justice rep to public safety forum Video included

        South Bend Councilman Henry Davis, Jr. continues to fight to get a Citizen's Review Board in place. Davis, Jr. More>>

        Historic Mishawaka farmhouse to be relocated Video included

        The Daniel Ward farmhouse has been bought and plans are being made to relocate the home. The 150 year old house was purchased for one dollar by Tom Blackburn of Blackburn Green Attorneys for Injured People.
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        Quick response to fire at equipment shop in Bristol, Elkhart County

        A passing motorist spotted a fire at the Conte Equipment Shop in Bristol and called it in, prompting quick response by firefighters who quickly knocked down the rooftop-high flames that broke out early this evening. Firefighters from several departments were called to the scene at 19952 County Road 8 in Elkhart County. There had been early concern over battling the blaze because of the oxygen and other chemical tanks stored on the building's premises. FOX28 was told the shop's owner was in an... More>>

        UPDATE: Concord girls JV soccer coach suspended after allegations of sexual relationship with student Video included

        UPDATE: The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department said Emmy Gibson was booked and released on a felony criminal warrant for Child Seduction at approximately 12:11 p.m. Thursday. More>>

        Michiana police departments to hand out free flashlights for trick-or-treaters

        Local Police officers will hand out free flashlights to trick-or-treaters from October 25th through 29th as an effort to “Light the Night.” The South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart police departments paired up with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, the Robinson Community Learning Center and Beacon Health Systems to assemble flashlights to hand out to children.
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        Trial date set for Michigan City daycare owner charged in death of five-year-old boy

        Tricia Calvin (LaPorte County Jail) Tricia Calvin (LaPorte County Jail)

        There is now a scheduled trial date for the owner of a Michigan City daycare charged in the accidental death of five-year-old Amareon Williams. Tricia Calvin, owner of Tricia's Playhouse, is scheduled to stand trial for charges of Reckless Homicide and Involuntary Manslaughter on May 11 of next year.
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        Suspect in 7 Indiana slayings due back in court

        An Indiana man charged in the deaths of two women and accused in five other slayings is due back in court just days after he refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge. More>>

        10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

        By The Associated PressAssociated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
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        DaVaris Daniels is likely to return to Notre Dame, according to KeiVarae Russell

        DaVaris Daniels is likely to return to the Notre Dame football team next season after being dismissed this season for his role in an academic fraud investigation, according to another player involved in the scandal. KeiVarae Russell, who was dismissed from the team alongside Daniels, posted to his instagram account Thursday night that Daniels "is now likely to return to Notre Dame with me next year."
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        • Volleyball Sectionals head to finals

          Volleyball Sectionals head to finals

          Penn beat Clay 3-0, Warsaw knocked off Elkhart Central 3-0, Concord beat Northridge 3-0, Marian knocked out Glenn 3-0 and Rochester beat St. Joe 3-2 Thursday night in the semi-finals of the volleyball sectionals.More >>
          Penn beat Clay 3-0, Warsaw knocked off Elkhart Central 3-0, Concord beat Northridge 3-0, Marian knocked out Glenn 3-0 and Rochester beat St. Joe 3-2 Thursday night in the semi-finals of the volleyball sectionals.
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        • Notre Dame gets Tevon Coney as verbal commit #21

          Notre Dame gets Tevon Coney as verbal commit #21

           The trip to Florida State wasn't a total loss for Notre Dame.  Not only did they gain national respect, but they picked up one of the Sunshine state's best defensive players.  Tevon Coney from West Palm Beach is 6'1 and 222 pounds.  He's the 21st commit for the class of 2015.
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           The trip to Florida State wasn't a total loss for Notre Dame.  Not only did they gain national respect, but they picked up one of the Sunshine state's best defensive players.  Tevon Coney from West Palm Beach is 6'1 and 222 pounds.  He's the 21st commit for the class of 2015.

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        • Bethel Tip Off Madness

          Bethel Tip Off Madness

           Tipoff madness at Bethel Thursday night.  The Pilots are excited for both the men's and women's teams.  The season is right around the corner. MIke Lightfoot said, "When our guys are tired and their looking over at the bench and their winded and they look over at our student body saying "come on" and "lets go." I think that adds another dimension and gives us a little boost of energy that we need."


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           Tipoff madness at Bethel Thursday night.  The Pilots are excited for both the men's and women's teams.  The season is right around the corner. MIke Lightfoot said, "When our guys are tired and their looking over at the bench and their winded and they look over at our student body saying "come on" and "lets go." I think that adds another dimension and gives us a little boost of energy that we need."



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        • Adopt-A-Family

          Adopt-A-Family

          FOX 28 is proud to team up with Michiana service organizations in the ninth year of the Adopt-a-Family program.  Visit this page to learn more about how you can get involved and help this holiday season.More >>
          FOX28 is proud to team up with Michiana service organizations in the fourteenth year of the Adopt-a-Family program.  Visit this page to learn more about how you can get involved and help this holiday season.More >>
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