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 2020-08-14 22:53 

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Michigan's longest garage has begun...

If you're looking for something to do this weekend,...

 2020-08-14 22:11 

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South Bend tent city expected to be on the move again...

South Bend's old Salvation Army building is being prepared to serve as this year's weather amnesty shelter. In in the meantime, a homeless encampment will be on the move again. After having to leave the yard at Doulos Chapel, the homeless set up t...

 2020-08-14 20:23 

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High school football will play in the spring, no games in the fall in Michigan...

The Michigan High School Athletic Association Representative Council announced Friday, Aug 14 it would move the 2020 fall football season to spring 2021, due to football's higher risk for spreading COVID-19, The rest of the fall sports would proceed a...

 2020-08-14 20:20 

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Michigan high school football postponed until spring...

MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- High school football fans in Michigan will have to wait a little longer to watch their favorite fall past time. The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Friday the 2020 football season will now be held in Spring 2021...

 2020-08-14 15:31 

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South Bend school corporation releases protocols for fall sports...

Fans will be allowed in the stands for high school football games in South Bend starting next week. The school corporation released protocols this morning, reached in conjunction with the county health department. Up to 600 fans will be allowed in the sta...

 2020-08-14 14:21 

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to provide update on state's response to COVID-19...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun were expected to provide an update regarding the state's response efforts to COVID-19 at 11 a. m....

 2020-08-14 14:14 

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Bass tournament brings hundreds to Lake Wawasee...

While the coronavirus has been devastating for some businesses, it has actually helped prop up the economy of summer lake towns. The chamber of commerce told us business in the area of Lake Wawasee has been up by 40 to 60 percent compared to past summers....

 2020-08-14 13:20 

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Health officials say Notre Dame COVID-19 cases traced back to off-campus party...

Local colleges have been preparing for students to safely return to campus. Health officials say on-campus coronavirus procedures have been well-planned. Universities have done a great job mitigating the risk of coronavirus in the classroom, but those rul...

 2020-08-14 11:44 

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Learn the difference between COVID-19 and common illnesses students can catch...

Students are starting to head back to the classroom, making them more susceptible to common illnesses. But if your child becomes sick, it does not mean it's necessarily COVID-19. Pink eyeOne of the most common illnesses doctors see this time of year i...

 2020-08-14 11:11 

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Don't forget to get your child vaccinated before heading back to school...

With germs spreading easily in the classroom, health officials are reminding you to get your children vaccinated. The CDC is reporting a decline in child vaccinations during the pandemic. St. Joseph County Deputy Health Officer Dr. Mark Fox says doctors o...

 2020-08-13 23:26 

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Goshen residents in need of utility help can now apply for assistance...

People living in Goshen can now apply for help paying their water and sewer bills. Those facing shut-off may qualify for assistance up to $200 dollars. Goshen estimates there could be more than 400 households facing shut-offs. People who are at least thre...

 2020-08-13 23:05 

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Special Report: Smaller airports feeling impact of coronavirus...

If you're like countless Americans, you probably canceled a trip this summer because of the pandemic. But others are still forging ahead with their jet-set vacations. Are those brave travelers enough to help South Bend International Airport survive th...

 2020-08-13 22:44 

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As statewide utility cut-off moratorium ends, local help is available...

A moratorium set up to protect Hoosiers from having their utilities cut off is set to expire tomorrow. The latest census shows just last month, 24% of Hoosiers either did not pay their rent or are in fear of not being able to, leaving tomorrow the beginni...

 2020-08-13 22:13 

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Local movie theaters reopening beginning August 27...

Movie theaters haven't been open since March, but two in our area will reopen in two weeks. According to the company website, AMC 16 in South Bend and AMC Classic Michigan City 14 will both reopen Aug. 27. The AMC Classic Elkhart 14 will reopen when l...

 2020-08-13 21:39 

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Black Lives Matter protesters arrested on US-30 during march for obstructing traffic...

People have a lot of questions after three Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested in Warsaw last night. They were marching along US-30. "It's safe to say there's going to be a lot of different opinions and speculation about what happened ...

 2020-08-13 20:42 

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Jury trials to resume in Elkhart County with coronavirus precautions...

It's been nearly five months since jury trials were scheduled in Elkhart County courtrooms. The coronavirus effectively shut down trials and in-person hearings, leaving some hearings done by video. But on Monday, that will change, with trials resuming...

 2020-08-13 19:33 

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Man charged with robbing Elkhart bank for the third time...

Allen Hanuscak has been charged with robbing Old National Bank at 320 North Main St. in Elkhart on July 13. According to official documents, Hanuscak robbed the bank in 2010 and again in 2012. He was on federal supervised release at the time of the third ...

 2020-08-13 15:55 

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Local schools change rules for marching bands due to coronavirus...

Local schools are making new rules for the marching band during football games. In a letter to band parents and students, Riley High School announced it will not allow the band on the field during games. It states the band department is limiting the numbe...

 2020-08-13 14:06 

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Rieth-Riley Construction buys Benton Harbor dock...

A dock in Benton Harbor has a new owner, with new plans to increase the use of it. On Wednesday Rieth-Riley Construction Co. announced they bought a spot in Benton Harbor that they'll use as a key part of transporting their materials. Having the optio...

 2020-08-13 12:46 

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Indiana coronavirus cases continue rising as kids head back to school...

Indiana's top doctor issued a warning today that there could be another spike in coronavirus cases if people do not take precautions. This comes as some kids are heading back to school, even though coronavirus numbers are still not heading in the righ...

 2020-08-13 11:21 

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Michigan City police investigating city's 2nd murder in 3 days...

Police in Michigan City investigating the city's second murder in three days. Officers were called Tuesday night to Garden Estates West Apartments on reports of shots fired. Police found a group of more than 50 people. They also found 27-year-old Dari...

 2020-08-13 11:04 

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Two more districts head back to school today...

Today more students will be heading back to the classroom. Two districts start today. Baugo Schools is allowing students to opt for in-person learning or live virtual learning. And New Prairie Schools will also begin the semester with a hybrid approach, b...

 2020-08-13 11:01 

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Silver Alert issued for 10-year-old girl missing out of Fort Wayne...

A Silver Alert has been issued for Adrianna Mendez, age 10. She was last seen wearing a pink top with black sleeves, and black pajama bottoms with pink stars. She was last seen in Fort Wayne a day ago and is believed in extreme danger. The following relea...

 2020-08-13 10:36 

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Protesters walking from Milwaukee to D.C. arrested in Kosciusko County...

Three protesters were arrested Wednesday night in Kosciusko County after state police asked them not to walk on US 30. It happened around 6 near Pierceton. The incident was captured on Facebook live by the group's leader. The protesters are a part of ...

 2020-08-12 23:07 

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South Bend school year kicks off online...

After months of uncertainty about what it would look like and how it would go, the school year in South Bend is finally off to a virtual start. It joined a list of other schools around the area that are now learning virtually -- or with a mix of virtual a...

 2020-08-12 22:30 

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Warsaw YMCA offering families e-learning support...

Warsaw Schools will be returning to in-person classes next Tuesday. Once a month, the schools will be closed for cleaning, and the YMCA is looking to help out. Because Warsaw schools are returning to in-person, the need wasn't as drastic, but the YMCA...

 2020-08-12 22:11 

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Sodus residents face up to four days without power, running water...

It's been been two days without power for people in Sodus because of Monday night's storm. A big tree fell onto some power lines Monday night causing many power outages in the area. The residents of Sodus are on well water, so when they lose power...

 2020-08-12 21:27 

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FACT: One person in critical condition after scooter hit by car Monday evening...

A South Bend man is in critical condition at Memorial Hospital after the electric scooter he was driving was hit by a car. 23-year-old Ashton Carr suffered a broken leg and skull fracture Monday evening in front of Marshall Traditional School. Carr's ...

 2020-08-12 21:07 

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Nonprofit organizations help working Elkhart parents manage virtual back-to-school...

Parents have a tough choice as school starts-- Do they stay home with students and not work? There's now another option. Three organizations are coming together to help. Some Elkhart County parents are facing what some are calling a childcare crisis, ...

 2020-08-12 20:31 

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Police, fire, medics responding to head-on crash in Penn Township...

Emergency crews are responding to a head-on collision that happened at McKinley and Apple Road in Penn Township. According to dispatch, the call went out at 3:46p. m. Multiple ambulances reponded. Dispatch says medics, fire and police are on scene. Two pe...

 2020-08-12 15:44 

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Health department issues warning about West Nile virus in St. Joseph County, Indiana...

Health officials are urging people in Indiana to protect themselves from mosquito bites. West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in St. Joseph County. Read the full statement from the health department here. No human cases have been detected, but ...

 2020-08-12 14:11 

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We welcome Carson James Weppler to the world and the WSBT 22 family!...

We are happy to announce Carson James Weppler has arrived! He and his mother, WSBT 22 Meteorologist Abby Weppler, are doing great! \Abby had this to say on her Facebook page:He's here! Carson James Weppler made his grand entrance into the world at 7:4...

 2020-08-12 14:00 

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'Social district' would allow open alcohol in downtown Niles...

You could soon be allowed to drink alcohol in the streets of downtown Niles. Monday night the city council green-lit the creation of a "social district" allowing you to walk around with approved adult beverages in the several blocks, shown in red ...

 2020-08-12 13:27 

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Mishawaka teachers talk about how e-learning has changed for the better...

Mishawaka is back to school today. Even though students aren't heading back into the classroom, teachers say they are ready to teach them virtually. Shelley Yoder is prepared. She is a government and world history teacher at Mishawaka high school. Eve...

 2020-08-12 12:41 

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Elkhart Education Foundation offering a childcare and e-learning option for families...

A relief for parents in Elkhart -- A non-profit will be filling the gap for parents who have to work while their young kids e-learn. The Elkhart Education Foundation is offering EdCamp. It is childcare in an educational environment. "EdCamp is an answ...

 2020-08-12 11:52 

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Those without power may not get it back until Friday...

Thousands are still without power in southwest Michigan after Monday night's powerful storms. Indiana Michigan Power says it doesn't expect power to be completely restored for everyone in the hardest-hit areas of Michigan until Friday. There are a...

 2020-08-12 10:39 

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Funeral to be held Wednesday for South Bend firefighter killed in crash...

Today a South Bend firefighter killed in a motorcycle accident will be laid to rest. A funeral is being held today for Jeremy Bush. The service will be held at Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, with limited seating. A live stream of the service wil...

 2020-08-12 10:08 

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Michigan National Guard soldier voices concerns over virus at Camp Grayling...

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- Concerns over COVID-19 impacting soldiers with the Michigan National Guard at Camp Grayling was brought to light when a guard called the 7&4 Newsroom with worries about how the virus is being handled. “The fac...

 2020-08-12 09:48 

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Man in serious condition after shooting in South Bend...

Police are investigating a shooting in the 1400 block of S. Walnut Street in South Bend. The shooting happened around 8:30 near the Ice Box Skating Rink. One man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to the hospital where he is...

 2020-08-11 23:59 

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Mentone homeowners thankful for community in the wake of devastating storm...

Neighborhoods in Mentone spent the day without power due to all the trees that came down. The good news is, most of the homes escaped damage. As homeowners continue the cleanup they are starting to find more to their homes, but for the most part it's ...

 2020-08-11 23:22 

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"This can be replaced:" Wakarusa residents grateful storm damage didn't include injuries...

People with a lot of damage to their properties aren't surprised to hear a tornado caused it. WSBT 22's Caroline Torie visited some farms that were hit hard along County Road 44, southwest of Wakarusa. People disrupted their Tuesday routine to cle...

 2020-08-11 22:53 

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Sen. Young proposes new loan program for pandemic-affected businesses...

Senator Todd Young visited The Barns at Nappanee today. It's just one of the many local businesses taking a large financial hit because of the pandemic. Senator Young is proposing new legislation that would help the hardest-hit businesses. It's ca...

 2020-08-11 22:12 

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Nappanee residents recall storm, assess damage...

Several neighborhoods in Nappanee were hit hard by last night's storm. It left many without power and many trees down. The Nappanee street department had a busy morning clearing fallen trees and branches from roads and yards. Homeowners like Jim Wolfe...

 2020-08-11 21:33 

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Outdoor fitness park aims to provide safe, refreshing place to exercise amid pandemic...

Today's nice weather is great for getting outside, especially in Michigan, as gyms are still closed due to the coronavirus. There's now an outdoor fitness park in Berrien County that allows people to safely exercise. The Woods Fitness Park is like...

 2020-08-11 21:17 

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South Bend Police searching for 17-year-old thought to have run away from home...

Police in South Bend are looking for 17-year-old Jaden Beghtel. Police report her parents say she ran away from home today and they are wanting to get in contact with her. If you have any information, call the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201....

 2020-08-11 19:38 

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NWS: Two tornados touched down in Michiana during Monday's storm...

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that two tornados touched down in our area during Monday's storm. According to reports, one began southwest of Wakarusa, and the other in North Webster. Both were EF-1 ratings with winds between 90 and ...

 2020-08-11 15:47 

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Potawatomi Zoo's flamingo chick dies...

Very sad update. Potawatomi Zoo's newest member, a flamingo chick, has died. The zoo posted the following to its Facebook page on Tuesday morning:We have some sad news to announce this morning. Our zookeepers noticed the flamingo chick wasn't acti...

 2020-08-11 14:05 

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Goshen marching band member tests positive for coronavirus...

A Goshen marching band member has tested positive for coronavirus. It came after a family member also tested positive. The student was following all health department guidelines and was socially distancing. They also wore a mask when they were not playing...

 2020-08-11 13:35 

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P-H-M board elects new diversity and inclusion officer...

Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation board members elected a new diversity and inclusion officer. Conversations about this started in June. It started with a group of current and former P-H-M students sharing their experiences of racism at the school on...

 2020-08-11 13:05 

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Missing Gaylord man with dementia found dead by police...

OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich. , (WPBN/WGTU) -- (Update: 8:30 a. m. , 8/11) Michigan State Police said Nelson Wheaton, missing since Saturday in Gaylord, was found dead on a two-track in Montmorency County Monday evening. His cause of death is unknown, but not beli...

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