Thursday, August 21, 2014
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 When visitors check in at Wa-Nee Schools offices, their ID is scanned and a visitors badge sticker with their picture is printed, showing when they arrived and what building they are visiting. This is a new system the school district implemented in the 2014-15 school year.

A new police chief has been named, Notre Dame has a young defense and three other stories to start your day.


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 In this file photo, newly named Assistant Police Chief Laura Koch, left, shakes hands with Chief Dale Pflibsen during a press conference in the council chambers at City Hall on Jan. 29, 2013. A report from WSBT says Pflibsen is retiring.

Laura Koch will be sworn in as next chief after being named assistant chief in 2013.


Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.
 Denis Arriola, center, and his grandmother, Petronila Corrales, left, and father Rubin Arriola are pictured at Corrales' Elkhart home. Denis came last year from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to be with his grandmother, parents and other relatives here, part of an influx of Central American children coming to the United States

Petronila Corrales’ grandson counts among the increasing number of unaccompanied children leaving Honduras to be with family in the United States.


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Posted 13 minutes ago

A convicted murderer from St. Joseph County attempted to escape from prison Wednesday morning but only made it as far as the roof.

 This file photo shows downtown Goshen on Nov. 29, 2012. Goshen is shaping its 2014-2025 comprehensive plan.
Posted 41 minutes ago

Goshen’s plan commission will hold a public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts and concerns about the new 10-year plan.

 A NIPSCO spokeswoman says it's too early to tell whether proposed federal regulations to reduce carbon emissions will drive up electricity bills in Elkhart County.
Posted at 9:47 p.m.

How regulations to reduce carbon emissions will affect prices unclear to industry experts.

 In this file photo, Wanda Hoffman, the Council on Aging's 2014 senior of the year, talks with a reporter in the Elkhart County Historical Museum Friday May 2, 2014.  National Senior Citizens Day is Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
Posted at 9:45 p.m.

National Senior Citizens Day is Thursday, Aug. 21. Here are a few suggestions about how to celebrate.

 John Jackson Jr., center left, gets a hand releasing his balloon from his grandfather, Tommy Lamb (center). A commemoration service was held for 7-year-old Kristyana Jackson, who was killed in 2012 near her home on Kilbourn Street in Elkhart. Friends, family and community members gathered to remember, pray and release balloons on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The family urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-342-STOP, who are offering a $6,000 reward.
Posted at 8:24 p.m.

The family of Kristyana Jackson, a 7-year-old who was shot and killed in 2012, asked anyone with information to speak.

 Carol McDowell Loshbough speaks during a ceremony dedicating a new heart statue in honor of four couples who have worked to improve Elkhart. The ceremony was Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Elkhart Civic Plaza.
Posted at 8:13 p.m.

Carol McDowell Loshbough commissioned the artwork to pay tribute to Arthur and Patricia Decio, Craig and Connie Fulmer, Tim Portolese and Bruce Newswanger, and Satish and Debra Shah.

 Notre Dame's Jonathan Bonner (55) keeps his eye on the ball during a drill at practice at the stadium Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

As many as six starters on defense could be sophomores or freshmen, but Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said “expectations haven’t changed.”

 This screenshot shows what parents will see when they log into Penn-Harris-Madison's new bus tracking system.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Parents of Penn-Harris-Madison students can create an account and see the bus driving toward their house in real time.

 A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo. early Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.

Ignoring our racial issues won’t make them go away, according to columnist Leonard Pitts.

 President Barack Obama laughs while golfing with former NFL player Ahmad Rashad at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass.,  on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. President Obama on Saturday fled Washington for his familiar spot on Martha's Vineyard for a two-week summer vacation, which comes as the U.S. is engaged in airstrikes against Islamic militant targets in Iraq.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.

Do we forget that time off can help us?

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