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Five South Bend firefighters are in self-quarantine after interacting with a patient last week who has since tested positive for COVID-19.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A polytechnic high school is set to become the newest tenant in a massive South Bend building that once served as the Studebaker Corp.'s main assembly plant.

The Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend will open its doors this fall to 125 ninth-grade students at the former automotive plant that's part of entrepreneur

Kevin Smith’s Renaissance District technology park. Studebaker shuttered its automotive assembly line in 1963, leaving 25,000 people unemployed.

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On Twitter the Studebaker National Museum announced that due to COVID-19 concerns that it will join The History Museum in South Bend in closing as of 1pm today and stay closed through March 27. 

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South Bend Mayor James Mueller sent a letter Friday to the Special Prosecutor Ric Hertel, who investigated the death of Eric Logan.

The letter and attached questions seek further information and evidence gathered in the course of the Special Prosecutor’s investigation, and asks that official statements and other information be released to the public.

The St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Commander has released the following information about an early morning fatal shooting.

Stanley Clark School Teacher Being Tested For COVID-19

Mar 10, 2020
Annacaroline Caruso, WVPE

The Stanley Clark Head of School, Melissa Grubb, confirms that Tuesday morning a teacher was scheduled to  be tested for coronavirus.  Grubb says she anticipates the test results will be known in a 72-hour timeframe.

Grubb says the private school located in South Bend was closed Monday and today and will remain closed until the school gets clarification on the test results and gets some further direction from health officials. 

Grubb says the staff member learned Sunday of the exposure concerns. 

Monday the school underwent a deep cleaning. 

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Local faith leaders marched in South Bend on Saturday to demand that a disciplinary policy for police officers be adopted within the next 60 days.

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Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race for Democratic nominee almost a week ago, but many believe it's not the end of his political career. Some locals are beginning to think about the impact his campaign had on South Bend and what the future may hold now that he’s out of the running.

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The Indiana House honored the longest-serving lawmaker in state history Wednesday, Rep. Pat Bauer (D-South Bend).

Lawmakers regularly honor outgoing members – Bauer’s just came with an extra bit of history. Remarks from his colleagues ranged from the humorous, like Rep. Phil GiaQuinta’s (D-Fort Wayne):

“In 1971, you passed your first bill – tax exemption for the aged," GiaQuinta says. "Which might come in handy now.”

To the heartfelt, like Rep. Earl Harris (D-East Chicago)’s, whose father served with Bauer for 33 years before his death.

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After finishing fourth in the South Carolina primary, Buttigieg came home to South Bend to an emotional and loud crowd to make his announcement Sunday night. 

At the announcement South Bend resident Tracey Thomas, and many others, said the announcement was a loss. 

“As he was speaking up there, I was suddenly really struck. A really capable, talented, thoughtful, dedicated candidate has dropped out of the race and it’s heartbreaking really,” Thomas says. 

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After finishing fourth in the South Carolina primary, Buttigieg came home to South Bend to an emotional and loud crowd to make his announcement Sunday night. 

He did not throw his support behind any other candidate, but instead called for unity in the party moving forward. 

“I will no longer seek to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for president, but I will do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new Democratic president come January,” Buttigieg says.

At the announcement South Bend resident Tracey Thomas, and many others, said the announcement was a loss. 

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WVPE is a media sponsor of Kozmo Events' For the Love of Art Fair which will be featured at South Bend's Century Center March 7 and 8. 

The event will present the work of more than 50 regional artists creating original paintings, sculptures, hand-crafted woodwork, fine jewelry and more. 

Hours for the event on Sat., Mar. 7 run from 10am-6pm. 

Hours for Sun., Mar 8 are 11am-4pm.

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