Barb Anguiano

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With the hashtag “Erica’s Movement” on posters, South Bend community members marched from South Bend’s County-City building to the police station, demanding action after 22-year old Erica Flores was killed during a collision with South Bend police officer Justin Gorney in July.
 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
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The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend today published the names of 18 priests and deacons credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

 

A total of 63 credible allegations are cited with individual numbers attributed to each of the accused. The list was compiled by both

Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and the Diocesan Review Board, which reviews allegations of sexual abuse.

 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Rebecca Green / WBOI

Bishop Kevin Rhoades is expected to release the names of priests and deacons within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse tomorrow via the diocesan website.

Rhoades promised to release names last month during a press conference in Fort Way  ne, days after a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed decades of child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. Rhodes served in Harrisburg before Indiana.

 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
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A Pennsylvania prosecutor is investigating a misconduct allegation against Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The allegation is being investigated by the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office and Pennsylvania ChildLine.

 

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South Bend community activists gathered at Leighton Plaza Sunday, demanding someone be held accountable for the death of 22-year-old Erica Flores. The mother of two was killed in a car crash with a South Bend Police Officer on Western Avenue in July.

Family members and community activists say the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict South Bend Police Officer Justin Gorney relating to the death of Erica Flores was no surprise.

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The 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project wrapped up Friday in South Bend. During the building blitz more than 15 hundred volunteers worked on dozens of homes in St. Joseph County. Names like “Jimmy Carter” and “Garth Brooks” go hand in hand with “Habitat for Humanity.” But there’s one name Habitat officials and Carter himself credit with helping bring those big names to St. Joseph County.

 

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The 35th Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project with Habitat for Humanity, wraps up today. Habitat officials say the impact the annual building blitz has on Habitat affiliates

 

Jim Williams is the president and CEO of the St. Joseph County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
 

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Anguiano: Let's start with your name and your title.

Carter: My name is Jimmy Carter. I used to be president, but I'm not anymore.

Anguiano: And what do you do now?

Carter: Well, I run the Carter Center and I work [on] Habitat [for Humanity].

Anguiano: What's the biggest thing, what's the biggest takeaway you've had from Habitat in general?

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Rain bursts throughout the week have not been a deterrent for the close to 700 hundred volunteers at the Mishawaka Carter Works Project build site in Mishawaka. The rain was sort of welcome, offering a break from the spike in temperatures northern Indiana saw this week.

 

Volunteers are working full steam ahead, trying to finish as much construction as possible on the 28 homes on the site, while other volunteers are also working on remodeling 17 homes on a work site in South Bend.
 

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Volunteers with the 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project with Habitat for Humanity began construction of 28 new homes Monday in Mishawaka.

After leading a quick devotional, Former President Jimmy Carter, along with Rosalynn Carter, headed to their worksite.

The Carters say the build site this year might be one of the best organized ones they’ve seen yet.

“I think Rosalynn has expressed it properly that we’ve never had as good of preparation,” the former president said.

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Habitat for Humanity International kicked off its week-long, 35th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Works Project at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday.

 

Former President Jimmy Carter told hundreds of volunteers, future homeowners and donors with Habitat for Humanity that he never intended to be a part of Habitat for Humanity as long as he’s been. But the 94-year-old Carter says it’s been a profound experience.

 

 

The Indiana State Department of Health administrative hearing to decide if the non-profit Whole Woman’s Health Alliance will receive a license to perform abortions in South Bend begins tomorrow in Indianapolis.

 

Founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Amy Hagstrom-Miller says it’s still unclear what information the State Health Department was not given when the organization was denied their initial license request in January.  
 

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Three area Martin’s Supermarkets pharmacies introduced permanent pill dropboxes for disposal of prescription medications.

 

The drop boxes, which look similar to mailboxes, are the latest effort of the 525 Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription pill addiction.
 

Co-founder, Becky Savage says placing the boxes inside the supermarkets makes disposing of prescription medication safe and convenient.
 

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave his recommendations regarding the rerouting of the South Shore Train Line at the city’s common council meeting last night.

 

He says he'd like to see the  South Shore Line downtown. It would run alongside, if not be combined with the Transpo Station on South Street.
 

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The Indiana Department of Transportation held a public hearing yesterday in New Carlisle, miles from an intersection officials say is one of the most dangerous in the state.

The plan calls for what’s known as a “dog bone” interchange, or two roundabouts to help redirect and slow down traffic on either side of a proposed bridge on the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and State Road 2, instead of the stoplight in currently in place.
 

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