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More affordable housing could soon become available near downtown Elkhart. The City’s redevelopment commission approved money Tuesday to help a local organization build more affordable homes.

Lacasa is planning on creating a total of eight units for families whose income is 60 percent below the median household income in Elkhart County.

A House bill seeks to challenge an Indiana Supreme Court decision that secured the public’s right to use Lake Michigan beaches that are in front of private property. 

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WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of the Broadway Theatre League which is bringing the musical Bandstand to the stage of the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. 

The show is set in 1945 as U.S. soldiers come home from World War II. It revolves around PFC Donny Novitski who wants to win a national music competition. 

The show's creator has won multiple Tony Awards, including one for Hamilton.

You can see Bandstand Friday, Jan. 24 at 8pm; Sat., Jan. 25 at 2 & 8pm and Sun., Jan. 26 at 2pm. 

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WVPE is a media sponsor of the Morris Performing Arts Center which is featuring the National Ballet of Odessa, Ukraine on Friday, January 17.

A full-length ballet version of Romeo and Juliet in two acts will be performed starting at 7:30pm on Friday. 

The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine brings 55 talented Ukrainian ballet stars to present the most passionate romantic tragedy of love.

For more information about the ballet, including how to get tickets, click here. 

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South Bend residents gathered Friday to discuss the affordable housing crisis which has been an ongoing issue in the city. 

Finding housing issues to discuss was easy for the group - things like homelessness, unaffordable rent, and income gaps. But they had a bit more trouble coming up with solutions.

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A 26-year-old man in South Bend has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend by stabbing her 105 times.

Marshun Lloyd had been sending his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Starr, threatening text messages after she took out a no-contact order against him. Starr was found dead in her home on March 10. Her autopsy showed she died of multiple stab wounds.

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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office has announced that an arrest has been made following a weekend homicide in South Bend. 

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The Commander of the St. Joseph Co. Metro Homicide Unit released new information today regarding a shooting on January 1st and about another separate homicide case unfolding this weekend.

No. 14 Notre Dame Routs Iowa State In Camping World Bowl

Dec 28, 2019
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Ian Books threw for 247 yards and one touchdown to lead 14th-ranked Notre Dame to a 33-9 victory over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Tony Jones Jr. scored on an 84-yard run and finished with 135 yards rushing.

Game MVP Chase Claypool had seven receptions for 146 yards and one TD. Brock Purdy threw for 222 yards without an interception for Iowa State.

The sophomore quarterback was unable to get the Cyclones in the end zone, though, after throwing for 27 touchdowns during the regular season.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill awaits the outcome of a professional misconduct complaint involving his alleged drunken groping of four women, the embattled Republican also faces scrutiny over a string of financial decisions he’s made since taking office.

After he took office in 2017, Hill asked for a raise and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate his Statehouse office.

But Hill doesn't spend much time at that Indianapolis office.

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UNDATED (AP) — The children of a woman who was fatally shot by a fellow resident of an Elkhart apartment complex are suing the apartment’s management company, alleging that it failed to protect their mother from the gunman despite knowing of his “peculiar and abhorrent behavior.”

Lawrence Faso shot and killed Gail Shields and her boyfriend Jon Malk on July 31 before killing himself at the Stratford Commons assisted living apartment complex in Elkhart. 

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150 low-income families in South Bend received computers and internet access Wednesday. 

People lined up inside the Technology Resource Center in Ignition Park, waiting to receive their computer.

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A protest was staged in South Bend on the eve of the U.S. House debating and voting on Articles of Impeachment against Pres. Donald Trump. The demonstration was outside the office of Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican who has indicated he will not support impeachment and will support Trump when the issue comes before the U.S. Senate. 

Some demonstrators chanted, "Lock him up!" A variation on the chant often heard at Trump's rallies when he urges his supporters to voice displeasure about his 2016 political opponent, Hillary Clinton. Below are video clips of protestors chanting. 

About 50 protestors lined the sidewalk in front of Braun’s office Tuesday night. They want President Donald Trump impeached.

A Fort Wayne priest is on administrative leave after a sexual abuse allegation was made against him. According to a statement from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Fr. Joseph Gaughan  was accused of sexually abusing a minor while serving at St. Anthony de Padua parish in South Bend over 20 years ago.

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The South Bend Redevelopment Commission voted to reallocate $1 million to renovate the exterior of one of the controversial Gemini Apartment buildings Thursday night. 

The project received backlash from neighbors last month because up to six apartments have been designated to be used as permanent supportive housing for the homeless.

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