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Joe Kernan, former South Bend mayor and 48th governor of Indiana died early Wednesday morning at the age of 74 after living with Alzheimer's disease. 

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On March 23, just hours before Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the closure of non-essential businesses, the South Bend Police Department received this 911 call. It’s from a staff member at the local WorkOne office.

NORTHWEST INDIANA-Health care workers, first responders and essential workers will be getting a big salute on Tuesday.  The "Times" reports four military planes will fly over the Region.

The Fort Wayne-based 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana National Guard is performing an "Air Force Salute" in the Region as part of its regularly scheduled training missions.

The four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are scheduled to fly over downtown Gary at 4:51 p.m. and over downtown Michigan City at 4:56 p.m.

An event to show support for presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg Wednesday night verged on chaos at moments as a handful of protesters disrupted speakers. The South Bend event was held for local African-American leaders to talk about their experiences with the candidate. 

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov 13, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she and other top female presidential candidates wouldn't be on the debate stage if they had the same experience as Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj).

The Minnesota Democrat said Sunday on CNN that she believes the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is qualified but that she's the better candidate.

Klobuchar says, "I'm the one from the Midwest that has actually won in a statewide race over and over again." She says of the female candidates: "Maybe we're held to a different standard."

 

The Center began working with the Civic as community service. A group of men come to the theatre to help with sets and other work behind the scenes. Then a few of them auditioned and were cast in a production of A Few Good Men. 

A dozen underrepresented small business owners pitched their ideas to a panel of investors in South Bend on Thursday as part of a competition spanning cities across the world to promote women and diverse entrepreneurs.

Additional fetal remains were found Wednesday in a vehicle owned by the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who performed abortions in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne. Illinois authorities found more than 2,000 medically preserved remains in September.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend.

A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. 

South Bend Abortion Clinic Wins Latest Fight In Court

Aug 22, 2019

A recently-opened South Bend clinic that performs abortions gets to stay open after a federal appeals court ruling issued Thursday.

Buttigieg ramps up outreach to Democratic superdelegates

Aug 6, 2019
Wade Vandervort / Las Vegas Sun/Via AP

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is ramping up his outreach to Democratic Party superdelegates with a phone call to them outlining the scope of his 2020 presidential campaign.

The outreach suggests Buttigieg's campaign is looking beyond the early primary states to the possibility of a convention fight for the nomination. Superdelegates, who include Democratic National Committee members, elected officials and other party dignitaries, have historically held an outsized influence over the nominating process.

Black Lives Matter activists occupied the sidewalk in front of the South Bend County-City building for 24 hours over the weekend. They continue to demand the firing of the police chief more than a month after the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan.

Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took on criticism they’ve faced from the black community in remarks to the National Urban League Friday.

Protesters are gathering in the capital of Puerto Rico demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after crude messages between him and other officials were published in the media. Some South Bend residents are also gathering this evening to show solidarity.

Black Lives Matter Groups Protest In South Bend

Jul 15, 2019

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated in South Bend over the weekend to talk about their experiences with police brutality. They also issued a list of eight demands directed at Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials. 

Body of missing swimmer recovered in southwestern Michigan

Jul 12, 2019
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say the body of a missing teenager in has been recovered in southwestern Michigan.

They say Chikaming Township Police in Berrien County, Michigan, told them that the body of a male matching the description of 17-year-old Rahem Mason of South Bend was found by a member of the public along a beach around 12:40 p.m. Thursday. Conservation officers responded to the scene and positively identified Mason. He's believed to have accidentally drowned.

Several South Bend activists and a family member of Eric Logan expressed their frustration at the lack of changes following the police shooting of Logan on June 16. They also started a petition demanding that Mayor Pete Buttigieg recommend punitive action against the officer.

How Two Gunshots Sparked Outrage in South Bend

Jul 2, 2019

It’s been over two weeks since a black South Bend resident was fatally shot by a white police officer, but the pain and outrage ignited in the community have not gone away. Here's a timeline with some context to give insight into how this incident sparked an outcry.

EF-2 Tornado Touches Down in South Bend

Jun 24, 2019

 

The national weather service classified the tornado as an EF-2 with winds up to 125 miles per hour. It’s path was two miles long and 200 yards wide. 

What’s left now for those in the area, is clean-up.

 

 

Family and community members continue to question the official version of events on the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan early Sunday morning. Many are frustrated that Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s body and dashboard camera were not turned on.

 

 

Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

 

Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

 

South Bend Police Shooting Sparks Investigation

Jun 17, 2019

 

 

The fatal shooting of a black man by a South Bend police officer has triggered an independent investigation and prompted Mayor Pete Buttigieg to abruptly return from the campaign trail.

Indiana has one of the highest rates of evictions in the country – only six states are worse.

And many community advocates point to one issue as a major cause.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general says he has appealed a federal judge's decision to grant an injunction allowing an abortion clinic to open in South Bend.

Attorney General Curtis Hill said Monday that his office filed documents Sunday asking for an immediate stay to prevent the clinic from opening until the state's appeal can be considered.

Body of missing Indiana kayaker found along Lake Michigan

May 29, 2019
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PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers have recovered the body of a man who vanished during a kayaking trip on Lake Michigan.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says 23-year-old Jacob Sandy's body was pulled from the lake Wednesday morning in Porter, Indiana, after an Indiana Dunes State Park employee spotted it along the shoreline.

Kayak believed to belong to missing man found along lake

May 28, 2019
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PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Authorities searching along northern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline for a man who vanished during a kayaking trip say what's believed to be the man's kayak has been recovered.

Twenty-three-year-old Jacob Sandy of South Bend was last seen May 18. Police in Porter, Indiana, determined that a car with a Michigan license plate found May 21 at a parking lot near Porter Beach belonged to Sandy.

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Chair Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) says part of the 2019 town halls will focus on the importance of citizen advocacy. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will hold a series of town halls in communities across the state over the next few months.

Amazon planning new delivery center in northern Indiana

Apr 24, 2019
NPR

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon is planning a delivery center in northern Indiana.

Amazon Logistics announced Tuesday that it plans to speed up deliveries in the South Bend area by working with small businesses and independent contractors through the center.

Notre Dame to use metal detectors at Notre Dame Stadium

Apr 15, 2019
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Metal detectors will be used at all Notre Dame Stadium gates, starting with the 2019 football season.

The new policy begins Sept. 14 at the Irish's first home game.

The South Bend Tribune reports that university officials say the change is part of their commitment to safety and security.

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