Barb Anguiano

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The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

The City of South Bend will kick-off a four-day workshop on Sunday, seeking resident input in creating a vision for the Portage and Elwood Neighborhood Center.


The sessions will be held at the Near Northwest Neighborhood building. Community members will have an opportunity to discuss their thoughts of what the biggest needs in the area are with city designers.
 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

Northeast Indiana's congressional delegation and recreational vehicle business leaders gathered in Elkhart for the sixth annual RV Industry Power Breakfast today. 

The group celebrated record March sale numbers, as well as looked ahead to the future of RV manufacturing how to appeal to a broader consumer base.

U.S. Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly were in attendance, as well as U.S. Representatives Jim Banks and Jackie Walorski. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was unable to attend as had been anticipated.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

Paving season is officially underway in South Bend. The city’s Department of Public Works today released its list of projects for the year.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the city would like residents to be informed of when paving will take place, and besides releasing the scheduled work dates, they will also launch an interactive website in the next

  few days that will track work progress. Streets set to be paved include Ironwood Drive and Western Avenue.

 

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb formally requested federal assistance for counties affected by February's flooding.
 

The disaster request, from the Governor’s office, addressed to the President of the United States, was sent out Friday, after the state was granted an extension to gather information.

 

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Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County broke ground today on the construction of four new houses in South Bend ahead of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

 

The four homes will be built on a plot of land known as the Shetterley Triangle, which is bounded by California, Woodward and De Maude avenues in the Near Northwest Neighborhood.

 

The Elkhart Police Department today announced they will offer sign-on bonuses for qualified lateral transfers, as a way to recruit new and experienced officers.

 

Sgt. Chris Snyder is the Elkhart Police Department Spokesperson. He said lateral transfers help department cut costs in various ways as well as training time for new officers.

 

Two men, convicted and later exonerated for rape, announced yesterday they are suing the city of Hammond and local and state authorities for allegedly framing them for rape.

 

Roosevelt Glenn and Darryl Pinkins spent a combined 42 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape in the early 90s. Glenn was later released on parole in 2009, while Pinkins was released in 2016.

 

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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office today released the review results of nearly 400 untested Sexual Assault Examination Kits or SAEKs. The review comes after an Indiana State Police audit of untested kits in every county in December 2017.

 

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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, or NICTD, will host a final public hearing this evening regarding a proposal to increase fare prices about 5 percent.

Revenue generated by the 5 percent fare increase would pay for Positive Train Control, a safety system mandated through the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which can slow speeding trains, and override human operating errors.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans will host a pro-second amendment rally in Indianapolis on Saturday.

 

The event is expected to run about two hours, and coincides with similar events across the in state capitals across the country.
 

Tomorrow’s rally will take place at the Indianapolis Statehouse, where attendees will gather to hear speeches from state representatives, such as Republicans Jim Lucas, and Jim Baird, as well as second amendment advocates.
 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg signed an ordinance yesterday passed by the Common Council on April 9th, which defines a “responsible bidder.”
 

The Responsible Bidding Ordinance is meant to protect taxpayer dollars as well as small businesses by making sure public works projects are completed efficiently and held to a high standard.
 

Barb Anguiano / WVPE

The South Bend Cubs announced yesterday plans for a new rooftop seating venue, restaurant and bar.
 

South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart says the new rooftop seating is the ballpark’s homage to Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
 

He says the still under-construction rooftop at the Ivy at Berlin Place apartment complex, is expected to be open at the end of June and will accommodate about 300 people.  
 

Child safety activist and author Elizabeth Smart will speak at the Century Center in South Bend on Wednesday, following the release of her new book.
 

Smart’s talk will focus on topics in her new book, Where There’s Hope, There’s Healing, which deals with her recovery since being kidnapped in 2002. Smart was held captive for nine months before being rescued.
 

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