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Today the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office released more images of the suspect vehicle being sought in connection with a deadly hit and run Sunday outside the Linebacker in South Bend. Click on the photo gallery available in this posting to see all the images provided. 

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Six sculptures by University of Notre Dame professor, Rev. Austin Collins, have been installed in roundabouts in South Bend. 

The university says it's a pilot public art program to add color and vibrancy to the city. 

The sculptures are along Michigan Street at Bartlett and Marion streets on the north side and at Chippewa Avenue on the south side.

According to the university, the sculptures were installed by the city with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.

WVPE is a media sponsor of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend from Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th. 

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The city of South Bend cut the ribbon on the new Leeper Park playground on Monday.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was in town this morning to help some fourth graders from Madison STEAM Academy cut the ribbon on the new playground. Buttigieg said now it’s up to the next generation.

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More than 500 community members crowded into the Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ Sunday afternoon for Faith in Indiana’s Peacemaker Summit. The event was in response to the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan and the rise of gun violence in South Bend.

Faith leaders publicly appealed to elected officials to fund initiatives including a national program called the Peacemaker Fellowship. Council President Tim Scott says the city is allocating $350,000 for a Group Violence Intervention Project.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened his new presidential campaign office Thursday night in South Bend.

A large crowd gathered outside of the new ‘Pete For America’ campaign office to show their support. 

Fetal Remains Found At Late Doc’s Home Moved To Indiana

Oct 3, 2019
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — More than 2,200 sets of preserved fetal remains found in the Illinois garage of a late Indiana abortion doctor have been returned to Indiana.


Voters in Northern Indiana have several chances to connect with candidates before the November municipal elections.

There will be debates, forums, and meet the candidate events in the next few weeks for voters in South Bend,  Mishawaka, and Elkhart.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released information about a man found dead on a street Sunday morning in South Bend. 

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has released information about a crash that critically injured a cyclist.

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The League of Women Voters and the American Democracy Project are sponsoring several upcoming forums to allow voters to meet candidates who will be on the ballot in Nov. 2019 municipal races. Information about the events is below. 



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South Bend residents met with officers Thursday night to give input on the City’s police recruitment process. 

Some common concerns discussed were the lack of diversity in South Bend’s police department and the shortage of applicants overall.

Debate Watch Party Tonight In South Bend

Sep 12, 2019

The Director of IU South Bend's America Democracy Project says the organization is hosting a debate watch party tonight as ten Democratic candidates for president debate each other for three hours in Houston on live TV.

Here are the debate watch party details: 


Public Invited to Watch 3rd Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

When: Thursday, September 12, 2019

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana officials are going to start negotiating with a Native American tribe over allowing expanded gambling at its South Bend casino.

The Michigan-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians last month asked Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to open talks on an agreement in order to possibly add live table games, such as blackjack and roulette, and sports betting at its Four Winds South Bend Casino.

Two 16-year-olds have died in separate shootings.

The first occurred Friday night in the 1,800 block of Sampson in South Bend.  The victim is identified as Curtis A. Frazier, Jr.

Friday South Bend police responded to a call of shots fired around 9:35pm and found two people with gunshot wounds. Frazier was dead at the scene. The other victim, Makyi E. Toliver, 18, of South Bend survived.