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  • 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 >>
  • Nuisance fish found in LaGrange

    Nuisance fish found in LaGrange

    The winter was harsh but not harsh enough to kill off nuisance fish Gizzard ShadState wildlife officials hoped the cold winter would eradicate the Gizzard Shad from Royer Lake in LaGrange County, but they survived in large number. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says a mid-May survey of the 69-acre lake found hundreds of gizzard shad in the natural lake, despite evidence many of the fish had died over the winter.The DNR's district biologist, who covers several Indiana counties tha...More >>
    The winter was harsh but not harsh enough to kill off nuisance fish Gizzard ShadState wildlife officials hoped the cold winter would eradicate the Gizzard Shad from Royer Lake in LaGrange County, but they survived in large number. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says a mid-May survey of the 69-acre lake found hundreds of gizzard shad in the natural lake, despite evidence many of the fish had died over the winter.The DNR's district biologist, who covers several Indiana counties tha...More >>
  • Elkhart General hospital offering sleep apnea support group

    Elkhart General hospital offering sleep apnea support group

    Elkhart General home care is offering a support group for people suffering from sleep apnea. The Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic (A.W.A.K.E) support group willmeet June 10th, at 6 p.m. at the Elkhart General Home Care. The meeting provides opportunities for people to share experiences and offer tips to others with the condition.Licensed respiratory therapists, registered sleep technologists, and board-certified sleep physicians will be on handto answerquestions. Free pressure checks will be...More >>
    Elkhart General home care is offering a support group for people suffering from sleep apnea. The Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic (A.W.A.K.E) support group willmeet June 10th, at 6 p.m. at the Elkhart General Home Care. The meeting provides opportunities for people to share experiences and offer tips to others with the condition.Licensed respiratory therapists, registered sleep technologists, and board-certified sleep physicians will be on handto answerquestions. Free pressure checks will be...More >>
  • Indiana Gateway project to get underway

    Indiana Gateway project to get underway

    It won;t be long before we're zipping along on a high speed train.Work is scheduled to get underway on a $71.4 million project aimed at speeding up traffic through northwestern Indiana's congested railroad corridors.Gov. Mike Pence and representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Rail Administration and Norfolk Southern are scheduled to appear in Hammond Thursday to mark the beginning of the Indiana Gateway project. The project is expected to include track relocations, high-speed crossovers and u...More >>
    It won;t be long before we're zipping along on a high speed train.Work is scheduled to get underway on a $71.4 million project aimed at speeding up traffic through northwestern Indiana's congested railroad corridors.Gov. Mike Pence and representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Rail Administration and Norfolk Southern are scheduled to appear in Hammond Thursday to mark the beginning of the Indiana Gateway project. The project is expected to include track relocations, high-speed crossovers and u...More >>
  • New bus routes in Northwest Indiana

    New bus routes in Northwest Indiana

    There is a new way to get around Northwest Indiana. A new bus route will serve sections of Hammond and Munster in northwest Indiana.The new routes will include Purdue University Calumet and the Wal-Mart in Hammond as well as shopping centers and medical offices there and in Highland and Munster.Gary Public Transit Corp. begins its Hammond Lakeshore bus service on Tuesday.The transit corporation also wanted to expand service into the northern part of Hammond, but funding for that hasn't been f...More >>
    There is a new way to get around Northwest Indiana. A new bus route will serve sections of Hammond and Munster in northwest Indiana.The new routes will include Purdue University Calumet and the Wal-Mart in Hammond as well as shopping centers and medical offices there and in Highland and Munster.Gary Public Transit Corp. begins its Hammond Lakeshore bus service on Tuesday.The transit corporation also wanted to expand service into the northern part of Hammond, but funding for that hasn't been f...More >>
  • Indiana lawmakers looking for ideas for bicentennial

    Indiana lawmakers looking for ideas for bicentennial

    Indiana officially became December 11, 1816.The big bicentennial will take place in 2016. So the big question is what should the state do to celebrate?Indiana leaders would like your ideas.The Indianapolis Business Journal reports Gov. Mike Pence has encouraged the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to consider bicentennial-related capital projects. Pence was a history major at Hanover College.The request calls for a $2 million construction budget and asks those interested to incorporate native ...More >>
    Indiana officially became December 11, 1816.The big bicentennial will take place in 2016. So the big question is what should the state do to celebrate?Indiana leaders would like your ideas.The Indianapolis Business Journal reports Gov. Mike Pence has encouraged the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to consider bicentennial-related capital projects. Pence was a history major at Hanover College.The request calls for a $2 million construction budget and asks those interested to incorporate native ...More >>
  • Indiana State Fair entertainment announced

    Indiana State Fair entertainment announced

    Summer will be here before you know it and with summer comes fair season.The Indiana State Fair will be rocking as fair officials announce country performer Dustin Lynch and Grammy-nominated Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will hit the Free Stage.Other performers include Charles Esten and Clare Bowen of the ABC television series "Nashville," the Beatles tribute band BritBeat, the Hispanic/Latino Music Festival featuring Stacy Sandoval, America and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the Happy T...More >>
    Summer will be here before you know it and with summer comes fair season.The Indiana State Fair will be rocking as fair officials announce country performer Dustin Lynch and Grammy-nominated Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will hit the Free Stage.Other performers include Charles Esten and Clare Bowen of the ABC television series "Nashville," the Beatles tribute band BritBeat, the Hispanic/Latino Music Festival featuring Stacy Sandoval, America and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the Happy T...More >>
  • First Responders receive grant

    First Responders receive grant

    Good news for safety agencies across Indiana.The state Homeland Security Foundation awarded$400,000 in grants to 112 fire departments, emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies in 62 counties.The money will pay for equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, fire hoses and defibrillators. Almost $4,000 will pay for new fire boots in Nottingham Township of Wells County near Fort Wayne.Indiana Governor Mike Pence says the money allows Indiana's first responders to replace and upgra...More >>
    Good news for safety agencies across Indiana.The state Homeland Security Foundation awarded$400,000 in grants to 112 fire departments, emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies in 62 counties.The money will pay for equipment such as thermal imaging cameras, fire hoses and defibrillators. Almost $4,000 will pay for new fire boots in Nottingham Township of Wells County near Fort Wayne.Indiana Governor Mike Pence says the money allows Indiana's first responders to replace and upgra...More >>
  • Two construction workers killed in accident

    Two construction workers killed in accident

    Two construction workers were killed in an early morning accident.Indiana Sate Police say a pickup truck crashed in the Southbound lanesof anInterstate 69 construction zone on the northeast side of Indianapolis.Morning traffic was backed up for more than a mile.State highway department spokesman Nathan Riggssays the workers were employedwho by a contractor doing overnight paving work and were removing lane restrictions when the crash happened. No word on how badly the pickup driver was injured.More >>
    Two construction workers were killed in an early morning accident.Indiana Sate Police say a pickup truck crashed in the Southbound lanesof anInterstate 69 construction zone on the northeast side of Indianapolis.Morning traffic was backed up for more than a mile.State highway department spokesman Nathan Riggssays the workers were employedwho by a contractor doing overnight paving work and were removing lane restrictions when the crash happened. No word on how badly the pickup driver was injured.More >>
  • Record number of students graduate from Ivy Tech.

    Record number of students graduate from Ivy Tech.

    Hats off to Ivy Tech, asa record number of students will graduate fromthe community college this year. More than 20,000 credentials will be awarded to students at 14 Indiana sites this week and next. It's the first time the number of graduates passed the 20,000 mark. Graduation rates at the school have been climbing for years. The college reports 22 percent more students graduated this year compared to last. Over the last four years, the total number of credentials awarded has increased by ...More >>
    Hats off to Ivy Tech, asa record number of students will graduate fromthe community college this year. More than 20,000 credentials will be awarded to students at 14 Indiana sites this week and next. It's the first time the number of graduates passed the 20,000 mark. Graduation rates at the school have been climbing for years. The college reports 22 percent more students graduated this year compared to last. Over the last four years, the total number of credentials awarded has increased by ...More >>
  • Cuts in Indiana Medicaid program

    Cuts in Indiana Medicaid program

    In a move tocut back onthe state's infant mortality rate, starting in July, Indiana's Medicaid program will stop paying for some early or elective childbirths.The program for needy families won't pay a hospital or physician for the delivery of a child prior to 39 weeks unless it is medically indicated or occurs naturally.More >>
    In a move tocut back onthe state's infant mortality rate, starting in July, Indiana's Medicaid program will stop paying for some early or elective childbirths.The program for needy families won't pay a hospital or physician for the delivery of a child prior to 39 weeks unless it is medically indicated or occurs naturally.More >>
  • Free Smoke Detectors

    Free Smoke Detectors

    By law, all homes in Indiana need smoke alarms. But not everyone can afford to equip their homes.Here's some good news, the state of Indiana received a 10 thousand dollar grant from State Farm Insurance to provide free smoke alarms to Indiana residents through volunteer fire departments. Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson, hopes to provide 500 smoke alarms with 10-year batteries to volunteer fire departments that may not have the money tobuy them for their communities.Greeson says 85 fir...More >>
    By law, all homes in Indiana need smoke alarms. But not everyone can afford to equip their homes.Here's some good news, the state of Indiana received a 10 thousand dollar grant from State Farm Insurance to provide free smoke alarms to Indiana residents through volunteer fire departments. Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson, hopes to provide 500 smoke alarms with 10-year batteries to volunteer fire departments that may not have the money tobuy them for their communities.Greeson says 85 fir...More >>
  • Local art show is looking for entries

    Local art show is looking for entries

    It's time to channel your inner Bobby Ross and show Michiana your artist talent. The Elkhart County Parks and the Goshen Painters’ Guild are looking for entries for the 5th Annual Defries Gardens Juried Art Show. If you're 18 or older, you are welcome to enter your two-dimensional works of art for possible entry in the 5th Annual DeFries Gardens Juried Art Show. The show is set for June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the River Preserve County Park in New Paris, Indiana. Close to $1,000 in c...More >>
    It's time to channel your inner Bobby Ross and show Michiana your artist talent. The Elkhart County Parks and the Goshen Painters’ Guild are looking for entries for the 5th Annual Defries Gardens Juried Art Show. If you're 18 or older, you are welcome to enter your two-dimensional works of art for possible entry in the 5th Annual DeFries Gardens Juried Art Show. The show is set for June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the River Preserve County Park in New Paris, Indiana. Close to $1,000 in c...More >>
  • Five daughters hope charges will be filed in parents' deadly crash

    Five daughters hope charges will be filed in parents' deadly crash

    Prosecutors and investigators are getting ready to meet Wednesday about a high-profile, triple fatal accident. You might remember this one. It happened last August on US 31.More >>
    Prosecutors and investigators are getting ready to meet Wednesday about a high-profile, triple fatal accident. You might remember this one. It happened last August on US 31.More >>
  • Snowstorm, subzero cold felt by local government

    Snowstorm, subzero cold felt by local government

    Indiana's local governments are tallying the mounting costs of the recent snowstorm that buried much of the state under a foot of snow.More >>
    Indiana's local governments are tallying the mounting costs of the recent snowstorm that buried much of the state under a foot of snow.More >>
  • S. Ind. man faces officer impersonation charges

    S. Ind. man faces officer impersonation charges

    A southern Indiana man who allegedly impersonated a police officer was arrested after he made the mistake of pulling over an off-duty State Police detective.More >>
    A southern Indiana man who allegedly impersonated a police officer was arrested after he made the mistake of pulling over an off-duty State Police detective.More >>
  • Indiana U. to leave group over boycott of Israel

    Indiana U. to leave group over boycott of Israel

    The president of Indiana University is criticizing a decision by the American Studies Association to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities.More >>
    The president of Indiana University is criticizing a decision by the American Studies Association to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities.More >>
  • Report: Asian carp may have reached Great Lakes

    Report: Asian carp may have reached Great Lakes

    A scientific report says at least some Asian carp probably have reached the Great Lakes, but there's still time to stop them from becoming established.More >>
    A scientific report says at least some Asian carp probably have reached the Great Lakes, but there's still time to stop them from becoming established.More >>
  • 2 in Indiana allegedly bought, sold child for porn

    2 in Indiana allegedly bought, sold child for porn

    Two northwestern Indiana residents are facing federal charges involving the alleged sale of a young child for use in producing child pornography.More >>
    Two northwestern Indiana residents are facing federal charges involving the alleged sale of a young child for use in producing child pornography.More >>
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  • Search continues for missing college student

    Search continues for missing college student

    It's a parents worst nightmare... sending their child off to college... and they disappear. The family of 20 year old Vicente Mundo are starting to fear the worst because he's been missing since Sunday. Friends say Mundo was heading over to a buddies house, just a block away from his apartment in Champaign, and he never showed up. According to his family, his last cell phone ping came from Mahomet, a small town 11 miles away. The family also says his 2006 Acura TL with Chicago Bears vanity pl...More >>
    It's a parents worst nightmare... sending their child off to college... and they disappear. The family of 20 year old Vicente Mundo are starting to fear the worst because he's been missing since Sunday. Friends say Mundo was heading over to a buddies house, just a block away from his apartment in Champaign, and he never showed up. According to his family, his last cell phone ping came from Mahomet, a small town 11 miles away. The family also says his 2006 Acura TL with Chicago Bears vanity pl...More >>
  • Annie get your gun....it's time for a squirrel hunt

    Annie get your gun....it's time for a squirrel hunt

    They're fast. They're hard to catch. But they're all over. The Niles Leader Pub reports teams of hunters will take part in a squirrel hunt the weekend of January 30th. The Dowagiac Conservation Club hosts the hunt. Pairs shoot up to ten squirrels. The team with the heaviest prize wins. According to The Niles Leader Pub , registration is $20. Call the Atkinsons at 269-424-5186 to sign up.More >>
    They're fast. They're hard to catch. But they're all over. The Niles Leader Pub reports teams of hunters will take part in a squirrel hunt the weekend of January 30th. The Dowagiac Conservation Club hosts the hunt. Pairs shoot up to ten squirrels. The team with the heaviest prize wins. According to The Niles Leader Pub , registration is $20. Call the Atkinsons at 269-424-5186 to sign up.More >>
  • Edwardsburg Primary wins grang

    Edwardsburg Primary wins grang

    According to the Niles Leader Pub, Edwardsburg Primary is the winner of the Midwest Energy Grant. Eighteen public schools received it. Midwest Energy Cooperative awarded a $350 check to first-grade teacher Margaret Sevison. Sevison is a science teacher and The Leader Pub reports she wanted to do a special weather project with her class. “I thought it would be great to go to an actual weather station so they could see the day-to-day things that go into predicting the weather," Sevison told The...More >>
    According to the Niles Leader Pub, Edwardsburg Primary is the winner of the Midwest Energy Grant. Eighteen public schools received it. Midwest Energy Cooperative awarded a $350 check to first-grade teacher Margaret Sevison. Sevison is a science teacher and The Leader Pub reports she wanted to do a special weather project with her class. “I thought it would be great to go to an actual weather station so they could see the day-to-day things that go into predicting the weather," Sevison told The...More >>
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  • NorthWood Ends Oregon Davis' 55 Game Home Win Streak

    NorthWood Ends Oregon Davis' 55 Game Home Win Streak

    NorthWood beat Oregon Davis Thursday night 64-55 to end the Bobcats 55 game home winning streak.  The Panthers improved to 16-5 while OD fell to 13-6.More >>
    NorthWood beat Oregon Davis Thursday night 64-55 to end the Bobcats 55 game home winning streak.  The Panthers improved to 16-5 while OD fell to 13-6.
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  • St. Joe Beats Washington for 3-Way NIC TIe

    St. Joe Beats Washington for 3-Way NIC TIe

    St. Joe led 27-13 in the 2nd quarter Thursday night.  But South Bend Washington came roaring back to lead at halftime 39-38.  The West Side girls could not keep the momentum in the 2nd half as St. Joe went on to win 81-71 creating a 3 way tie for the NIC Championship with Penn, St. Joe and Washington.More >>
    St. Joe led 27-13 in the 2nd quarter Thursday night.  But South Bend Washington came roaring back to lead at halftime 39-38.  The West Side girls could not keep the momentum in the 2nd half as St. Joe went on to win 81-71 creating a 3 way tie for the NIC Championship with Penn, St. Joe and Washington.
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  • Brey's Bunch Winning As A Team

    Brey's Bunch Winning As A Team

     The Notre Dame men kept their amazing season going last night.  The Irish knocked off #4 Duke and have now won 16 out of their last 17.  Here are a few observations from Purcell Pavilion and the 20-2 Irish.


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     The Notre Dame men kept their amazing season going last night.  The Irish knocked off #4 Duke and have now won 16 out of their last 17.  Here are a few observations from Purcell Pavilion and the 20-2 Irish.



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  • Winter storm causes one Massachusetts home to freeze over

    Winter storm causes one Massachusetts home to freeze over

    (CNN)—This week's winter storm has caused numerous problems for coastal Massachusetts. Take a look at this "frozen" house in the town of Scituate. Town officials say numerous homes suffered significant structural damage in the storm.More >>
    (CNN)—This week's winter storm has caused numerous problems for coastal Massachusetts. Take a look at this "frozen" house in the town of Scituate. Town officials say numerous homes suffered significant structural damage in the storm.More >>
  • Family Of Murdered Bremen Teen Speaks Out

    Family Of Murdered Bremen Teen Speaks Out

    These t-shirts honoring Desi Jones will go to start a scholarship in her memory.These t-shirts honoring Desi Jones will go to start a scholarship in her memory.
     "Right now we just want answers." Carlie Jones said.

    Carlie Jones says she and her little sister Desi may have been eight years apart, but they were practically the same person.

    "I would do absolutely anything to have her back." Jones said.
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     "Right now we just want answers." Carlie Jones said.

    Carlie Jones says she and her little sister Desi may have been eight years apart, but they were practically the same person.

    "I would do absolutely anything to have her back." Jones said.
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  • Two shootings in South Bend just blocks apart result in injuries

    Two shootings in South Bend just blocks apart result in injuries

    Police in South Bend confirm two shootings tonight, two of them just blocks apart.One of the shootings occurred early Thursday evening in the 45-hundred block of W. Western Avenue at Kroger gas station.More >>
    Police in South Bend confirm two shootings tonight, two of them just blocks apart.One of the shootings occurred early Thursday evening in the 45-hundred block of W. Western Avenue at Kroger gas station.More >>
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