MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana factory that once produced Hummers will be churning out electric vehicles later this year. Electric Last Mile Solutions plans to make light-duty delivery vehicles in Mishawaka in the third quarter. The company says it has more than 45,000 orders for a van that can go about 150 miles on a charge. Employment could reach 100 people by the end of the year. The factory is the former AM General plant, which produced the gas-guzzling Hummer H2. The Indiana Economic Development Corp.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released information on a  crash Friday morning that left a teen dead and seriously injured another driver. 

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is partnering with health care systems around the state to increase access and affordability around its COVID-19 antibody treatment. The company is working with the state of Indiana and health systems and has established three new infusion centers for its COVID-19 antibody therapy to treat those at high risk.

(Justin Hicks/IPB News)

St. Joseph Health System has announced it will move its COVID-19 vaccination clinic as of next Monday to its location at St. Joe Med Center in Mishawaka. 

(You can read more in a release below.) 


St. Joseph County and City of Mishawaka representatives will meet tonight, Jan. 25, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Mishawaka’s economy, and how it might recover in the coming year.

Mishawaka Common Council President Gregg Hixenbaugh said Mishawaka’s retail, restaurant and service industries have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic fallout. 


Today  the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office announced new developments in the shooting that took place last month at Central Park in Mishawaka. Charging documents indicated it was a marijuana drug deal gone wrong.

(You can read the release below.) 

Update On Shootings At Mishawaka's Central Park

Dec 29, 2020

NEW: Today the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office issued an update on the homicide that occurred at Mishawaka's Central Park.

Metro Homicide Investigating Deadly Mishawaka Shooting

Dec 10, 2020

Metro Homicide in St. Joseph County is investigating a shooting that left a man dead in an apartment on Hickory Road in Mishawaka.

(You can read the release from the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office below.) 

On Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at approximately 5:18 p.m. Mishawaka Police Officers and Mishawaka E.M.S. responded to 4532 Hickory Road, Mishawaka, IN concerning a report of a male who had suffered a single gunshot wound.

Photo Of The Week - Steeple In The Sky

Nov 26, 2020
Philip DeAngelis, Arkos Design

Patterns of ripples and ridges in the clouds appear almost perfectly in the sky around a church steeple in WVPE's latest Photo of the Week.

Philip DeAngelis who is an architect with Arkos Design in Mishawaka captured this shot at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in downtown Mishawaka on November 18th. 

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

Email Photo of the Week submissions to us at wvpe@wvpe.org.

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St. Joseph County is offering the first weekend of early voting this weekend. Voters can go to the County-City Building in downtown South Bend or the County Services Building in Mishawaka on Lincolnway West Saturday, Oct. 24th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25th from noon to 4 p.m. 

 Weekend voting will be offered next weekend in St. Joseph County as well. Early voting opportunities will still be available weekdays at the South Bend and Mishawaka locations mentioned above from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 1st. On Mon., Nov. 2nd (the last day of early voting) hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon.

Photo provided by the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office

According to officials with the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office, Sunday evening Dazhon A. Howard, 21, of South Bend, turned himself in. He was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail on an outstanding arrest warrant for the Sept. 17 murder and felony firearms charge filed in connection with a deadly shooting at the University Park Mall in Mishawaka. 

Delaney Crosby was allegedly killed by Howard. Howard was previously ordered held without bond and remains in custody at the St. JosephCounty Jail. He is scheduled to appear before a St. Joseph County Jail Magistrate Monday, September 28th, at 1:00 p.m. for his arraignment in South Bend. 

Gemma DiCarlo / WVPE Public Radio

  School City of Mishawaka and Mishawaka Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday that they would use a government grant to target internet deserts in their community. That means free WiFi in city parks and for some families.

Victim Named In Shooting At University Park Mall In Mishawaka

Sep 12, 2020


Sunday the University Park Mall in Mishawaka was back open to the public, following a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a 23-year-old man on Saturday inside the mall. Metro Homicide has made more new information about the mall shooting available, including the name of the victim. 

Local High School Football Pay-Per-View

Sep 6, 2020

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Several dozen Indiana high school athletic programs are turning to pay-per-view broadcasts of their football games and other fundraising efforts to help make up revenue they’ve lost due to a drop in fan attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mishawaka High School is charging fans $9.99 to view broadcasts of its football games. The school is receiving 60% of the revenue from each purchase. The broadcasts, run by Mishawaka students and faculty, had been free to watch for the past three years. The football broadcasts are streamed on the IHSAA Champions Network.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released information on an early morning shooting that has left one woman dead and another behind bars. 

Goshen Community School officials have announced that two upcoming varsity games for the football team will be canceled after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The game this coming Friday against Mishawaka and the game Sept. 11 against Northwood will not be played.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released details of a late night shooting in Mishawaka.

Photo provided by the South Bend Fire Dept.


The South Bend Fire Department has shared information this weekend on funeral arrangements for Jeremy Bush who was killed in a motorcycle crash in Mishawaka last week. 

School City of Mishawaka logo from Twitter

All Mishawaka students will be starting off the school year virtually. The School City of Mishawaka board approved a back-to-school plan during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Investment Fund Company To Acquire AM General

Jul 22, 2020
(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

An investment fund company, KPS Capital Partners, has announced that it will acquire AM General. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AM General is headquartered in South Bend with facilities in Mishawaka and elsewhere in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. It may be most well known for producing military vehicles, including the HUMVEE. 

(You can read the news release that was issued about the acquisition below.)


Two of Mishawaka High School's athletic programs are being impacted by the coronavirus. 

(A release posted on the school's sports website is below.) 


Today we were informed of two separate incidents related to COVID-19 involving Mishawaka Athletics:

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Photo provided by St. Joseph Co. Jail

The St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office has released details of an arrest of a man accused of driving into protestors on the 4th of July in Mishawaka.

Mishawaka P.D. via Facebook

The St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office is asking for help from the public as it takes on a case in which a vehicle drove through a crowd of protestors in Mishawaka on the 4th of July.

West Nile Detected In Mishawaka

Jul 2, 2020

Heading into the July 4th weekend, the St. Joseph Co. Health Dept. has announced that West Nile has been detected in Mishawaka.

(You can learn more about it below.) 

St. Joseph County Health Officer, Dr. Robert Einterz, announced the St. Joseph County Department of Health has identified a pool of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in eastern Mishawaka. St. Joseph County is one of 2 counties in Indiana where mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been found this year to date. There have not been any human cases of West Nile Virus in Indiana this year to date.

What Will School Look Like In St. Joseph Co. This Fall? Here Are Some Answers

Jun 30, 2020
Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News

Schools in St. Joseph County, Indiana are preparing to reopen in the fall under pandemic conditions. Public schools in St. Joseph County released plans  Tuesday outlining how officials will try to limit exposure to COVID-19. 

EPA Proposes Partial Delisting Of A Superfund Site In Mishawaka

Jun 25, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed removing part of the Douglas Road/Uniroyal Landfill Superfund Site in Mishawaka from the National Priorities List which tracks the nation’s most contaminated sites.


The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released the names of the men who died.

Photo Of The Week - Mishawaka Riverwalk

Jun 4, 2020
Roberta Hudson Strachan

An image of blue skies, white clouds and the St. Joseph River caught the attention recently of Roberta Hudson Strachan of South Bend. 

She provided this Photo of the Week submission. She says she was walking across the bridge on Main Street in Mishawaka and stopped halfway, getting lost in the beauty of what she was seeing. She captured this picture that provides a view of the Mishawaka Riverwalk on May 29th. 

Are you capturing images to share? 

Email photos to wvpe@wvpe.org.

Hoosier Lottery Opens Payment Offices By Appointment Only

May 18, 2020
Michael Conroy/AP Photo/FILE

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Hoosier Lottery says that beginning Monday its prize payment offices in Indianapolis, Mishawaka and Evansville will re-open by appointment only for in-person redemption of prizes of $600 or more. To schedule an appointment, players should call 1-800-955-6886. Due to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak, all appointments must be scheduled in advance. Same-day appointments may not be available. The lottery says prizes up to $599 may be redeemed at Hoosier Lottery retailers.

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A man denied service for not wearing a mask assaulted convenience store clerk in northern Indiana. Police say the assault occurred Wednesday morning at a 7-Eleven in Mishawaka, 5 miles east of South Bend. Police say the man entered the store without wearing a mask and attempted to buy a cup of coffee. When he was told he could not be served because he wasn't wearing a mask, the man threw the  coffee on the female clerk and left.