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Elkhart Man Dies Following Shooting In South Bend

Apr 9, 2019

According to a release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office, Keyontae Lamarr Jones, 21, of Elkhart died following a shooting last night in the 300-block of North O'Brien Street in South Bend.

Sid Shroyer

On a windy, wet Wednesday morning in the middle of March, Sara Stewart, the president and executive director of Unity Gardens, is out in the field, at the Main Garden, seven acres of urban farm land, between Prast Boulevard and Ardmore Trail near Honeywell and Beacon Heights, on the west side of
South Bend.

St. Joseph Co. Jail

Today the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office charged Marshun D. Lloyd, 25, with Murder in the March 10, 2019, homicide of Ashley Starr.

Lloyd was ordered held without bond and remains in the custody of the St. Joseph County Jail.

He is scheduled to appear before a Magistrate tomorrow afternoon, March 29th, at 1:00 p.m. for his arraignment

Charging documents indicate that Lloyd was Starr's ex-boyfriend. Starr was found in her home on Huron Circle where she died of multiple stab wounds. Investigators say Starr's blood was found inside Lloyd's car.

Michiana Women Making History: Kathy Schneider

Mar 28, 2019

For Women’s History Month, 88.1 WVPE and Indiana University South Bend’s Women and Gender Studies program recognizes Michiana Women Making History.

Dr. Barbara Williams, a South Bend physician and sociologist, conducted several interviews with notable women in the community and we’re bringing you samplings of those conversations on Thursdays throughout March at 8:45 AM and 5:45 PM.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

The City of South Bend has started the process of partnering with an organization that city officials hope will help make the best of state and federal funds to fix health hazards in homes.

The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, or GHHI, is a national organization that works with cities to bring together separate resources for home repairs and help homeowners have healthier homes.

Lauren Chapman

Whole Woman’s Health Alliance sued the state of Indiana Wednesday as part of its bid to open an abortion clinic in South Bend.

 

UPDATE: In case you missed this story last month, there is still a unique opportunity to attend a "candi-dating" event tonight (Tuesday, April 9) to get to know the people running for mayor of South Bend.

Happy Family

Mar 23, 2019
Blair Gauntt

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9 PM

Inspired by real events, Happy Family is a play about one determined woman.  In the 1970s she led a group of working women who sued a major corporation for equal pay and equal opportunity.  With the help of a roving civil rights lawyer, they won.  It took them ten years of hardship, but they won.

The play was written and produced by Roy Schreiber, a retired professor of history at Indiana University South Bend.

Michiana Women Making History: Debra Stanley

Mar 21, 2019

For Women’s History Month, 88.1 WVPE and Indiana University South Bend’s Women and Gender Studies program recognizes Michiana Women Making History.

Dr. Barbara Williams, a South Bend physician and sociologist, conducted several interviews with notable women in the community and we’re bringing you samplings of those conversations on Thursdays throughout March at 8:45 AM and 5:45 PM.

Buttigieg Book Talk In South Bend Tuesday Night

Mar 18, 2019

(SOUTH BEND) - Pete Buttigieg will be at the St. Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend Tuesday night at 6:30 to talk about his book entitled "Shortest Way Home." 

The South Bend mayor and possible democratic presidential candidate kicked off his book tour last month at the Century Center at a ticketed event. 

(SOUTH BEND) - Last night South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg posted a letter to Twitter that he sent to the Islamic Society of Michiana. The letter is in response to the deadly attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that occurred Friday.

In the letter he says, "the act of terror was intended to put fear in our hearts, and that the fear was designed to travel around the world."

He goes on to say, "I write to tell you that the City is absolutely committed to your safety and well-being."

At-large candidates for South Bend Common Council will answer audience questions at a forum tonight at Indiana University South Bend.

 Voters pick three at-large candidates on the primary ballots on May 7th. The event, hosted by the American Democracy Project of IUSB and the South Bend League of Women Voters, is one of several candidate events being held across the area. The forum will be followed by one-on-one networking between candidates and voters. It starts at 6 in Northside Hall at IUSB.

Tony Krabill / WVPE


UPDATE: SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A judge has convicted a man who died in jail after pleading guilty to murder in the 1988 beating death of a pregnant South Bend woman.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge John Marnocha on Wednesday accepted the plea that 78-year-old George Kearney entered on March 11.

Kearney was scheduled to be sentenced Friday, but he died Sunday in jail. Prosecutors say Kearney had been terminally ill and that his health had deteriorated over the past week.

Kearney admitted killing 28-year-old Miriam Rice, who was abducted June 24, 1988, while walking her dog in a park. Her body was found about a week later obscured by foliage.

Kearney's former girlfriend, 56-year-old Barbara Brewster also was charged with murder and is due to stand trial in June.

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