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 2020-01-25 03:36 

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Ohio judge apologizes for writing homophobic letters in '90s...

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northwest Ohio deeply apologized Thursday for a pair of homophobic letters-to-the-editor he wrote to his college newspaper in the 1990s. Maumee Municipal Court Judge Dan Hazard issued the apology to news outlets in Tol...

 2020-01-25 03:12 

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Don't forget to register for this year's 'I Love to Read' challenge!...

A reminder for local teachers: time is running out to register your class for this year's...

 2020-01-25 02:41 

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New bus routes for South Bend Schools delayed until February 3...

New school bus routes for South Bend Schools will now be delayed. The changes were supposed to start Monday, but the new routes will start February 3. The push is to give parents time to receive informational letters and ask any questions....

 2020-01-25 00:13 

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'48 Hours: Murder on Prom Night' airing Saturday night at 10 pm on WSBT...

It's a case that rocked our area 31 years ago. A church minister, his wife and two of their children were shot and killed in their Lakeville home in April of 1989. The case was unsolved for more than a decade before Jeff Pelley was arrested and convic...

 2020-01-24 23:41 

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Powerball winnings climb to $373 million...

$373 million is a lot of money. If you play Powerball, tomorrow you could have a chance to win it all! Nobody matched the winning numbers Wednesday night, so the earnings will roll over to Saturday's drawing. Brent Rheinheimer of Goshen has played the...

 2020-01-24 23:19 

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Chicago woman is second US patient with new virus from China...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U. S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but...

 2020-01-24 23:13 

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Hundreds march for life in downtown South Bend...

Today marks the 47th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade supreme court decision that legalized abortion. Marchers took to the streets across the country protesting it. Hundreds marched to downtown South Bend. It was less than a mile, but their hope is thei...

 2020-01-24 23:08 

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Dems pick Whitmer, Escobar for Trump State of Union response...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response. House Speaker Nanc...

 2020-01-24 23:07 

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Indiana boy, 4, dies after being shot wrestling with dad...

A 4-year-old Indiana boy who was mistakenly shot when his father's gun fell and discharged while the two were play-wrestling has died, authorities said. Tripp Shaw died from his wounds Thursday at an Indianapolis hospital, the Monroe County Sheriff...

 2020-01-24 22:40 

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Renowned violinist shares skills, love of music with Elkhart students...

Playing a stringed instrument in a school orchestra requires a lot of finesse, creativity and practice. WSBT 22 spoke with a renowned violinist who visited music students in Elkhart. Some orchestra students in the string section at Pierre Moran Middle Sch...

 2020-01-24 19:27 

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BREAKING: Woman's body found in lake on Notre Dame campus...

WSBT 22 has confirmed search crews have pulled a woman's body from Saint Mary's Lake on the Notre Dame campus. That according toSt. Joseph County Chief Coroner Mike McGann. Emergency crews were seen on Friday afternoon. At this point, the identity...

 2020-01-24 17:13 

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Michigan couple dies in house on fire trying to save pets...

Authorities say a couple died Thursday in a northern Michigan house engulfed in flames as they tried to save their pets. Kalkaska County sheriff's officials say fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Kalkaska Township home of Brian and Sheryl Cu...

 2020-01-24 17:08 

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Company planning new Indiana casino faces investigation...

The Indiana Gaming Commission has called off a meeting during which it was expected to grant the license for a new Terre Haute casino after a political consultant pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions for an India...

 2020-01-24 15:41 

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Knox County police searching for missing Vincennes woman...

Police are asking for help in finding 73-year-old Barbara J. Risch, who was last seen driving a white 2006 Lincoln Town Car. She is 5'3'' with gray hair and hazel eyes and was last seen on Thursday, Jan. 23. She is missing from Vincennes, Indi...

 2020-01-24 14:27 

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As recreational pot shop opens in Niles, Indiana police say they will not increase patrols...

On Thursday recreational marijuana went on sale for the first time in Southwest Michigan at a dispensary in Niles. Marijuana is still illegal in Indiana, even though it's legal in Michigan. Police say they are not increasing patrols, but they will kee...

 2020-01-24 14:06 

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New law changes when you must pull money out of retirement plans...

Some of the rules for your IRA and 401K plan are changing. For the first time in decades, the rules have changed on when you must start pulling out money. The new law is affecting almost everyone's retirement plans. It's called the SECURE Act and ...

 2020-01-24 12:31 

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Downtown South Bend fire causing traffic delays...

A fire is creating big traffic issues in downtown South Bend. Some lanes are blocked in the area of Michigan and Sample streets near the JJC as crews battle a fire. No word on if anyone was inside the building or if anyone was hurt. We are told there are ...

 2020-01-24 11:30 

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Report shows Holiday traffic deaths at record lows in Michigan...

National and state efforts combined in the 2019 holiday season to encourage Michiganders to drive safely. Early results show the message was heard. The Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) said early reports from Michigan State Police (MSP) showed tra...

 2020-01-24 11:24 

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Notre Dame police searching for student last seen Tuesday night...

Police are searching for Annrose Jerry, a Notre Dame student who was last seen Tuesday, Jan. 21 around 8:45 p. m. at Coleman-Morse Hall on campus. The 21-year-old senior is 5'5'' with dark hair, wearing a long gray coat over a multi-colored an...

 2020-01-24 00:42 

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Industrial company gifts Ivy Tech Community College $12k machine...

A local college received a very generous donation Thursday afternoon that will greatly impact the students and the community. MSC Industrial Direct Company gifted a more than $12,000 machine to Ivy Tech Community College. Ivy Tech student Sean Steinke is ...

 2020-01-24 00:35 

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New Buffalo residents blame harbor for extensive beach erosion...

Homes and properties are disappearing in New Buffalo before their owners' very eyes. Beach erosion has reached dangerous levels, and there are questions about what's causing that erosion. We've reported extensively on high water levels in Lake...

 2020-01-24 00:16 

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Face of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and complimen...

 2020-01-24 00:10 

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Indiana police concerned about impact of marijuana across state lines...

In Indiana, marijuana remains illegal even though Michigan and Illinois have legalized recreational sales. Officials here are worried about the impact those laws could have on Hoosiers. Someone caught in Indiana with marijuana could face misdemeanor or ev...

 2020-01-24 00:00 

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Notre Dame police searching for student last seen Tuesday night...

Police are searching for Annrose Jerry, a Notre Dame student who was last seen Tuesday, Jan. 21 around 8:45 p. m. at Coleman-Morse Hall on campus. The 21-year-old senior is 5'5'' with dark hair. Call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631...

 2020-01-23 23:35 

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Goshen High School offering chance for adults to earn their diplomas...

It's a chance for adults to earn their high school diploma. Goshen High School is offering an open house. Teachers and current students will be available to talk about the program. School officials say anyone over the age of 19 will be accepted. The o...

 2020-01-23 23:33 

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Parkview Warsaw looking to provide more for patients through expansion...

Providing quick and quality care is the goal for hospitals. Parkview Warsaw Hospital is looking to provide more by expanding. It's currently an outpatient hospital, which means they can take care of general health procedures. The hospital was just bui...

 2020-01-23 23:05 

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Indiana lawmakers backing tougher tobacco sales penalties...

Tougher penalties for Indiana stores caught selling smoking or vaping products to anyone younger than 21 are on their way to becoming law. The Indiana Senate voted 38-9 Thursday in favor of a proposal that would triple possible retailer fines to between $...

 2020-01-23 22:23 

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Goshen College apologizes for not hiring Super Bowl coach, former student due to sexuality...

Goshen College leaders are talking about a former student who is making history. We reported Wednesday that Katie Sowers is the first woman and openly LGBTQ person to coach in the Super Bowl. Now Goshen College is apologizing for not hiring her for a volu...

 2020-01-23 21:42 

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Large police presence at St. Joseph County home due to apparent suicide...

WSBT is receiving many calls about a large police presence in the 17000 block of Cleveland Road, near Swanson Drive. St Joseph County police responded to a welfare check at the home. A police spokesman confirms that an individual there apparently committe...

 2020-01-23 19:54 

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Local family of girl who fell from cruise ship window says Royal Caribbean lied in court...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of an Indiana girl who fell to her death from the open window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico contend it was "physically impossible" for the child's grandfather to lean out of that 11th floor window...

 2020-01-23 18:59 

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Veteran accuses Michigan bank of discrimination for not taking checks...

A black Air Force veteran is suing a Detroit-area bank after it refused to accept his checks and called police. Sauntore Thomas believes race was a factor in the TCF Bank branch's decision Tuesday to reject his three checks totaling $99,000 and call t...

 2020-01-23 18:53 

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Trial highlights: Democrats roll out case as senators fidget...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House prosecutors faced fidgeting senators as they rolled out their case against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the trial's previous session having lasted a fatigue-inducing 13 hours. Trump was busy himself, returning fro...

 2020-01-23 18:52 

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Buttigieg's unlikely Iowa rise now carries high expectations...

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower than second in the Iowa caucuses if he wants to advance in the Democrat...

 2020-01-23 18:05 

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Help find this sweet kitten a home!...

Halford is a three-year-old male black cat. He gets along well with other animals and loves to sit on your lap. Help St. Joseph County Humane Society find him a home! Call 574-255-4726 to learn how to adopt him....

 2020-01-23 17:45 

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Indiana lawmakers step back on 'In God We Trust' requirement...

Indiana lawmakers have rolled back a proposal that aimed to require a poster with the national motto "In God We Trust" and the American and state flags be displayed in all public school classrooms. The Indiana Senate education committee modified t...

 2020-01-23 16:04 

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Mishawaka school fights vaping epidemic with new discipline plan...

A Mishawaka school is rolling out a new discipline plan for students who get caught vaping. School leaders say it's another step to fight the vaping epidemic that has so many students addicted. This new plan adds an education component to the conseque...

 2020-01-23 14:52 

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Bremen Public Library continues tradition of dedicating books kids in the community...

A nearly 50-year tradition at a local library is still going strong today, with no signs of stopping. The Bremen Public Library continues dedicating children's books to new babies born in the community. The library is now filled with hundreds of dedic...

 2020-01-23 13:47 

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New South Bend school bus routes start Monday...

South Bend Community School Corporation students will soon have new school bus routes. The changes are effective Monday and are being made to make sure students are getting to school on time. There will actually be fewer buses running on fewer routes. The...

 2020-01-23 11:33 

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Recreational marijuana dispensary opens today in Niles...

Today a medical marijuana dispensary in Niles will start selling recreational pot. It's the first in southwest Michigan. Sales at ReLeaf Center on Terminal Road begin at 10 this morning. Those of you living in Indiana can buy recreational marijuana in...

 2020-01-23 11:18 

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Indiana Senate Democrats to discuss proposed marijuana legislation...

A news conference is happening this morning in Indianapolis on proposed marijuana legislation. Members of the state's Senate Democratic Caucus will discuss their proposals to address marijuana laws in Indiana. Right now Marijuana is illegal in the Hoo...

 2020-01-22 23:26 

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Online sports betting in Michigan will wait until 2021...

Sports bettors may be able to place wagers in person at Detroit casinos this spring but will wait until 2021 to do so online. Mary Kay Bean, spokeswoman for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, gave an update Wednesday, about a month after Gov. Gretchen Whi...

 2020-01-22 23:21 

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Operation Education: Are virtual charter schools helping or hurting student success?...

Three of Indiana's 104 public charter schools are getting a closer look. That's because new research shows the impact of attending virtual charter schools is...

 2020-01-22 22:47 

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Proposed charter school says it provides something that doesn't exist in South Bend...

A proposed charter school believes it brings a something to the table that doesn't exist in South Bend schools. In a public meeting on Wednesday, many raised concerns about what a partnership with Purdue Polytechnic High School would look like. Purdue...

 2020-01-22 21:46 

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Judge has 30 days to decide whether or not to release South Bend police tapes...

A judge will take another 30 days to decide whether to release recordings made of South Bend police officers. It's widely believed those recordings eight years ago contain police using racial slurs and discussing illegal activity. Eric Logan's fam...

 2020-01-22 21:26 

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Elkhart to allow crews to work weekends to finish overhaul of Central Park...

An update to a story we brought you last week on efforts to overhaul Central Park in Elkhart. The city will now allow crews to work weekends to finish in time for this year's Jazz Festival. It starts June 19, a week and a half before the original targ...

 2020-01-22 21:12 

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Bill to limit public access along Lake Michigan shoreline facing mixed opinions...

A bill that would limit public access to beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline is being considered by Indiana lawmakers. The bill is in response to an Indiana Supreme Court ruling that home owners do not privately own the land in front of their prop...

 2020-01-22 19:27 

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Parkview Health to expand, rename its hospital in Warsaw...

A big announcement for Kosciusko County: Parkview Health announced it will expand and rename its hospital in Warsaw. It will become a full-service hospital named Parkview Kosciusko. It initially opened in 2016 and offers outpatient services and an emergen...

 2020-01-22 19:00 

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Ohio priest indicted on child-porn related charges...

An Ohio Catholic priest has pleaded not guilty to child pornography-related charges in a Cleveland courtroom. A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted the Rev. Robert McWilliams last week. He was indicted on one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-orie...

 2020-01-22 18:42 

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Federal government backs Ohio on Down syndrome abortion law...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal government took Ohio's side Tuesday in a lawsuit over the state law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome....

 2020-01-22 18:38 

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GM to spend $3.5B in Michigan under revised tax credit deal...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Wednesday agreed to revise decade-long tax breaks for General Motors in exchange for the company's commitment to spend at least $3. 5 billion more over 10 years, including to build electric pickup trucks in Detr...

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