Annacaroline Caruso

Reporter

88.1 WVPE Public Radio is pleased to announce Annacaroline Caruso has joined the reporting team at WVPE. 

Annacaroline comes to Indiana by way of the East Coast. She graduated with a degree in Journalism from Boston University. She has radio reporting and producing experience from her work at WCBM in Maryland and at Virgin Media in Dublin, Ireland. She hails from the Baltimore area. 

Annacaroline enjoys covering stories related to the environment and public health. Although radio journalism is her first love, she also likes to create short documentaries. 

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Plymouth is considering a program that would offer a secondary form of ID cards to its residents. 

These cards do not replace a passport, valid driver’s license or in-state ID. Instead, its meant to help residents who have trouble getting a form of identification.

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The City of Goshen will have its first ever Latino city council member come January.

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The Elkhart Municipal Airport is expected to receive nearly $6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration over the next six years.

The airport already received about $3 million from the FAA.

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The region is experiencing record breaking warm temperatures this week. Here's how one local ski resort is handling the unseasonably warm weather.

Swiss Valley in Jones, Michigan is staying open despite the high temperatures.

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The South Bend Board of Public Safety approved changes to the Police Department’s body camera policy that would require random reviews of officer’s body camera footage.

These changes are a result of a series of community meetings where residents gave their input on police practices.

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Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet Latinos and other minority groups are underrepresented in cancer research. Some local researchers are working to change that.

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150 low-income families in South Bend received computers and internet access Wednesday. 

People lined up inside the Technology Resource Center in Ignition Park, waiting to receive their computer.

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A protest was staged in South Bend on the eve of the U.S. House debating and voting on Articles of Impeachment against Pres. Donald Trump. The demonstration was outside the office of Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican who has indicated he will not support impeachment and will support Trump when the issue comes before the U.S. Senate. 

Some demonstrators chanted, "Lock him up!" A variation on the chant often heard at Trump's rallies when he urges his supporters to voice displeasure about his 2016 political opponent, Hillary Clinton. Below are video clips of protestors chanting. 

About 50 protestors lined the sidewalk in front of Braun’s office Tuesday night. They want President Donald Trump impeached.

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Elkhart County officials opened bids Monday for a contract to demolish the former juvenile detention center in Goshen. 

The old county jail is connected to the juvenile detention center. The old jail has been empty for about 14 years but the juvenile inmates were recently transferred to a new center that opened in Elkhart.

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A volunteer group in Chikaming Township, Michigan was awarded a nearly $2.5 million  grant to help expand the public property at Cherry Beach. 

The Cherry Beach Project is a group of community members whose goal is to raise enough money to purchase private property adjacent to Cherry Beach Park. They want to preserve the wooded shoreline area and keep it from ending up in the wrong hands.

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The South Bend Redevelopment Commission voted to reallocate $1 million to renovate the exterior of one of the controversial Gemini Apartment buildings Thursday night. 

The project received backlash from neighbors last month because up to six apartments have been designated to be used as permanent supportive housing for the homeless.

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Hispanics are the least likely racial and ethnic group to see a doctor when they have health problems. That’s according to a study by the United States Census Bureau. There are several barriers that discourage some from that community from seeking medical attention in the U.S.

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended his final Common Council meeting as mayor Monday night.

People packed into the South Bend Common Council room to watch Buttigieg give his farewell address.

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The beginning of flu season is hitting Indiana especially hard this year.

Indiana has been upgraded to “Widespread” flu activity which is the highest level possible. That’s according to the latest CDC Influenza Surveillance Report.

Friday morning United Way of Elkhart County officially merged with United Fund of LaGrange County in hopes to have a greater impact on the entire community. 

United Way is a national nonprofit that tries to create solutions for health, education, and financial stability.

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