Barb Anguiano

Reporter

Ways to Connect

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

The City of South Bend is receiving applications for the 2018 Lamppost Lighting Program through October 10th. The program helps owners purchase low-cost, energy-efficient front yard lamp posts as well as with installations.

 

The Lamppost Lighting Program has been around since 2015 through South Bend’s Division of Engineering and as part of the the Light Up South Bend initiative. Light Up South Bend aims to improve residential safety through the installation of neighborhood street lamps.

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

The Elkhart Community Foundation in partnership with Boling Vision Center today kicked off the “Kindness to Prevent Blindness”, a new non-profit initiative, which offers free eye exams to Elkhart Community School Students.

 

Working out of a custom RV, the Kindness to Prevent Blindness project plans to provide more than four thousand students in Elkhart Community Schools, with free eye exams, and glasses if necessary, during the school year.

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

Residents living in homes built before 1978 in four Indiana cities can apply for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

The South Bend Board of Public Safety set a date Wednesday for the disciplinary hearing for officer Justin Gorny. Gorny was involved in the July car crash that killed 22-year-old, mother of two, Erica Flores.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

Local non-profit and city officials gathered yesterday to cut the ribbon on South Bend’s new West Side Small Business Resource Center on Lincoln Way West. The center aims to nurture small business development on the city’s West Side.

 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he’s excited the city is part of helping create a diverse business ecosystem on the West Side.
 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

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.
Rebecca Green / WBOI

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.
Rebecca Green / WBOI

 

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.

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

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.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

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.

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

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.
 

Barb Anguiano / WVPE

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?

Barb Anguiano / WVPE

 

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.
 

Barb Anguiano / WVPE

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.

Pages