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'Destination Moon' - What Are Your Moon Landing Memories?

On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. They had reached the distant light that humans had admired and looked up to for thousands of years. It was a mission with hundreds of dedicated minds behind it; a dangerous and ambitious mission that could have failed at many moments.

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Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Performs At Silver Creek Event Center July 26

Grammy nominated jazz artist Dave Koz brings his Friends Summer Horns tour to New Buffalo this summer. Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns will perform at the Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds in New Buffalo on Friday, July 26 at 9pm.

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GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico.

Chloe Wiegand died July 7 when she fell through an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship.

Police officers, each carrying a carnation, attended Chloe's funeral Monday in Granger, Indiana. Her father is an officer in nearby South Bend.

Toddler Saved In Lake Michigan After Winds Carry Inflatable

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Witnesses say a toddler was rescued in Lake Michigan after he drifted away from his family on an inflatable duck in Indiana.

Dave Benjamin says that a boater finally grabbed the boy after the duck flipped over Monday, off Washington Beach in Michigan City. Benjamin tried to reach the boy on a paddleboard.

He says there was a feeling of "exhaustion and high anxiety" as the child's inflatable was carried away by wind. The boy's mother couldn't immediately reach him.

South Bend City Clerk Kareemah Fowler announced her resignation from her elected office Tuesday morning to start a new job with South Bend Schools. 


Effective August 1, Kareemah Fowler will leave the city clerk’s office to start a new job as the Chief Financial Officer of the South Bend Community Schools Corporation. In a press release, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he wishes her well in a new opportunity to serve South Bend children and families.

Nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards, which recognize excellence in television, were announced today in a live webcast.

It's pretty rare for a writer to produce a novel that wins the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and, then, a scant three years later, bring out another novel that's even more extraordinary. But, that's what Colson Whitehead has done in following up his 2016 novel, The Underground Railroad, with The Nickel Boys.

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The Department of Justice will not bring criminal charges against the New York City police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, citing insufficient evidence, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

It took a week, but wildlife officials in Chicago say they've finally captured a 5-foot-long alligator that was nicknamed Chance the Snapper. The gator surprised city residents who spotted it last Tuesday in Humboldt Park, on the city's West Side.

North Korea warned Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could falter and that its nuclear and missile tests might resume if the U.S. and South Korea move forward with planned military exercises.

An unusual state regulation that dictates how doctors need to treat a specific disease appears to be paying off in New York, according to a study published Tuesday.

The disease is sepsis, which is the most common cause of death in hospitals. And the regulations came into being after the story of 12-year-old Rory Staunton became a cause célèbre.

As his mother Orlaith Staunton tells it, Rory came home from school one day with a scrape he'd gotten in gym class. It didn't seem like a big deal, but Rory's health quickly took a turn.

Wilco has announced it'll release the band's 11th studio album later this year. Drawing its title from the poetry of Friedrich Schiller — and Beethoven's Ninth symphony — Wilco's Ode to Joy will feature what frontman Jeff Tweedy calls "really big, big folk songs," including the album's first single, "Love is Everywhere (Beware)."