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Photo Of The Week - Lighthouse In Winter

Mar 4, 2021
Candice Schilz

With our recent warmer temperatures, this is an icy reminder of the February chill. Thanks to Candice Schilz of Knox for this Photo of the Week that she captured at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan, on Feb. 20th. She said hundreds of people were out walking that day in spite of the cold. The beauty of the lighthouse is a draw for people, even in winter.    

What are you taking photos of? 

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Photo Of The Week - Glass Houses

Jan 21, 2021
Cyndi Holther

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week captures an icy image that the photographer took on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Shipshewana. Cyndi Holther of Sturgis was inspired to take this shot by laying on the cold sidewalk to get just the right angle. To quote her, "Brrr!" She calls the photo "Glass Houses." 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

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Make sure to include your name, where you live, names of people in the photo, date the photo was taken and the location where the photo was taken.

Photo Of The Week - Cardinal In Winter

Jan 7, 2021
Larry Ford

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week features a Northern Cardinal sitting in an ice-covered bush. Thanks to Larry Ford for sharing this image that he took on January 2nd in his back yard in Elkhart County just south of Elkhart. Larry says the bird's crest was raised and that it often sits in this bush if its mate is at the bird feeder. Larry says the male cardinal maintains a lookout for her.

 

We'd love to see what you are taking photos of.

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Power Outages In Area Are Fewer, Local Warming Sites See Little Use

Jan 4, 2021
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NEW: (Jan. 4 at 3:45m):

Here is the latest from I&M on the utility's effort to restore power following an ice storm on Jan. 1st and snow over the weekend. You can check the for the latest on I&M's online outage map here. As of 3:45pm Monday 1,849 outages still remained. South Bend saw about 18 people at its warming site at the Century Center and Elkhart had only one family use its warming site at the fire station. 


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Indiana's two largest public universities are throwing their support behind a lawsuit challenging a new federal student visa policy from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

(FILE PHOTO: Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Go to school in person this fall or leave the country. That's the message Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is sending to international college students with a new policy announced Monday, and it's leaving students scrambling to figure out their options.

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it won’t turn over Hoosiers’ driver’s license information to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Trump administration wants states to hand over that information after federal courts denied its push to add a citizenship question to the upcoming census. Nebraska recently became the first state to comply with the White House directive.

The BMV said it received the Census Bureau’s request and “at this time” has declined to provide the driver’s license data.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FAMILY OF JILMAR RAMOS-GOMEZ

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by immigration agents in Michigan have filed a $1 million claim against the U.S. government for his three days in custody.

Jilmar Ramos-Gomez is a Michigan-born U.S. citizen. Yet he was taken into custody after his release a year ago from a Kent County, Michigan, jail for an alleged crime. The American Civil Liberties Union says Ramos-Gomez’ “shocking mistreatment” only exacerbated his post-traumatic stress disorder from his service as a Marine in Afghanistan.

Newton County Sheriff's Office via AP

KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of abusing calves at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination is in federal immigration custody.

Newton County jail officers transferred 36-year-old Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on July 19 after he posted bond.

ICE spokeswoman Nicole Alberico says that the Mexican national will remain in ICE custody pending the outcome of accusations that he's in the country illegally.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court is tossing out an agreement under which the sheriff's department in Indianapolis stopped detaining people based solely on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests.

The Indiana attorney general's office argued a federal judge improperly approved the 2017 deal settling a lawsuit against the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill says the ruling upholds state law requiring police cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Great Lakes seeing significant ice coverage

Mar 9, 2019
NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

DETROIT (AP) - As ice coverage goes, it's Superior. Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years. Similar ice coverage is reported on the four other Great Lakes. Lake Erie at 94 percent covered, Huron nearly 85 percent, Michigan roughly 40 percent and Ontario at 23 percent.

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

Community leaders and immigrant advocates gathered yesterday to voice concerns regarding CoreCivic’s proposal to build a hundred million dollar immigration detention center for Immigration Customs Enforcement in Elkhart County.

Community organizer Richard Aguirre says the event was intended to send not only a strong message of opposition to CoreCivic’s proposal and but also a message of unity amongst diverse segments of the community.

Non-profit Hosts Protest Seminar in Elkhart County

Dec 11, 2017
Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

The recent announcement of a proposal by CoreCivic, a private, Tennessee-based company, to build an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Elkhart County has some residents in search of ways to make their opposition known. The immigrant advocacy group, Elkhart-Goshen Sanctuary Coalition, hosted a seminar Saturday in Elkhart to discuss protest techniques with residents.  

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

The South Bend nonprofit La Casa de Amistad hosted a meeting Thursday, to discuss the details of the recent consideration of Elkhart County as the site for a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, detention facility by the private company CoreCivic.

Residents of St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties gathered to write letters to urge local government leaders to vote down CoreCivic’s proposal to build the facility when the proposal is presented.
 

Tyler Lake

The family of a northern Indiana man is speaking out after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained him during a routine check-in last month.

Roberto Beristain owns a popular restaurant in St. Joseph County, has a driver’s license and pays taxes. He’s in custody because of an incident that happened more than 15 years ago.

An Eddie's Steak Shed employee hugs Helen Beristain at the restaurant.

Trip To Niagra Falls In 2000 Causes Trouble For Indiana Man