St. Joseph River

Photo Of The Week - Turtles On The St. Joseph River

Oct 16, 2020
Bill Spalding

Turtles on the St. Joseph River last month captured the eye of Bill Spalding. His image taken Sept. 7th along the river on Northside Blvd. just west of the Twyckenham Bridge in South Bend is WVPE's latest Photo of the Week. 

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

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Jeanette Davis

WVPE's latest Photo of the Week comes from along the St. Joseph River at Riverfront Park in Niles, Michigan. Jeanette Davis of Niles captured this image of a bee on a flowering plant near the water on September 14th.

With the onset of autumn, please consider sharing your images with us as you snap a shot of the changing colors. 

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Berrien County Sheriff

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A body has been recovered from a river in southwestern Michigan two days after a 45-year-old man was reported missing while rescuing a juvenile who was struggling in the water. The Berrien County sheriff's office says members of its marine unit found the apparent drowning victim shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday in the Saint Joseph River. The body was found about a half-mile from the area in Royalton Township where two adults and three juveniles were swimming Friday evening from a pontoon boat.

Photo Of The Week - Fog On The River At Sunset

Jun 18, 2020
CJ Beutien

WVPE's Photo of the Week captures an image of fog on the St. Joseph River at sunset on Northside Blvd at 32nd Street in South Bend from last month.

Thanks to WVPE listener-member CJ Beutien for sharing this photo with us. 

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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. 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A body found in the St. Joseph River in South Bend hasn’t been identified. It's partly because more than a week likely passed before the discovery. The coroner's office says an autopsy determined that the man was at least 45 years old, but there were no identifiable fingerprints or identifiable tattoos. Deputy coroner Michael Samp says a bone sample is being checked for DNA. A cause of death hasn’t been determined.

Rainfall Causes Some Flooding in Michiana

May 1, 2019
Derek Jensen / Wikimedia Commons


Heavy rainfall over the last few days is causing some minor flooding in the area.

According to NOAA hydrology forecasts rivers in the area expected to crest on Thursday. Most will be in minor flooding territory, though the Elkhart River at Goshen is expected to crest with moderate flooding.

St. Joseph River cleanup event to be held South Bend

Apr 6, 2018

The Friends of the St. Joseph River are holding a river cleanup event in South Bend this weekend.

The event is meant to help clear debris from the banks of the river. Cleanup will go from the Veterans Memorial Park boat launch to the IUSB footbridge on Northshore Boulevard.

It runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Trash bags will be provided but volunteers are asked to dress appropriately and wear work gloves.