Friday, November 21, 2014

 The exterior of a home at 2133 Morton Street as seen Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, which was the scene of a shooting that injured a three-year-old child Thursday night.

Elkhart Police held a news conference at 3:30 p.m. at the Elkhart Police Department.

Sarah Duis

Posted at 12:52 p.m.
 Northridge's Carter Koontz breathes out into the cold night air Friday, Nov. 14, during the Class 4A regional championship game against Norwell.

The winner will travel to Indianapolis for state finals next Friday, Nov. 28. 

Danielle Waldron

Posted 2 hours ago
 Fire fighters spray water on a fire at 53729 C. R. 9 Friday Nov. 21, 2014. Cleveland, Osolo and Bristol fire departments responded to a fire at Garcia Auto Repair. The building appeared to be a total loss.

Osolo, Cleveland and Bristol are still battling the blaze. 

Danielle Waldron

Updated at 5:17 p.m.
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El presidente anunció una serie de medidas para reformar el sistema de inmigración.

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 Matthew LeCount (middle) plays a tablet game before adoption proceedings Friday morning, Nov. 21, at the Elkhart County courthouse. His soon-to-be adoptive mother Gale LeCount (left), her attorney and case worker will later present Magistrate Deborah Domine with documents and testimony related to Matthew's welfare under her care. Family friend Connie (who did not want to disclose her last name) appeared for the proceedings to support them.
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Families and media organizations were given the rare chance to document adoption proceedings Friday, Nov. 21, at the Elkhart County Courthouse.

 Notre Dame's quarterback Everett Golson (5) evades Northwestern's Deonte Gibson's (13) clutches during first half action on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. The Wildcats beat the Fighting Irish 43-40 in overtime.
Posted at 6:51 p.m.

Louisville’s highly-rated defense is gunning for the turnover-prone Everett Golson. Can Notre Dame bounce back from its lowest point in recent seasons with a Senior Day win?

Posted at 6:34 p.m.

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 A Cassopolis man was sentenced Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 to 2 to 15 years in prison for a criminal sexual conduct charge.
Posted at 6:28 p.m.

A 55-year-old pleaded guilty in October to a third charge of sexual assault. He was sentenced Friday.

Posted at 6:01 p.m.

Mitchel G. Claxton, 21, was arrested last week and faces three felonies and two misdemeanors after a Nov. 14 incident at his home in Goshen.

 The South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League have been renamed the South Bend Cubs with the new player development agreement between South Bend and Chicago.
Posted at 3:50 p.m.

The Chicago Cubs affiliate has partnered with WSBT to air all 140 regular-season Midwest League games and playoffs.

 Three U.S. lawmakers serving Elkhart County criticized President Obama for taking immigration reform steps unilaterally, without congressional involvement. They include U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, left; U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, middle; U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, right.
Posted at 1:28 p.m.

The officials — Sens. Coats and Donnelly, among others — didn’t offer comments or criticism on the specific details of Obama’s measures.

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