Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posted 1 hour ago

Students at Elkhart Central High School were placed on lockdown while police responded to a suicidal subject nearby. The lockdown was lifted around 3:15 p.m.

 A U.S. magistrate has agreed with prosecutors' motion to jail James LeDonne until his July 14 trial because of the risk that he'll find new victims or flee the area.

James LeDonne has pleaded for his freedom, saying he misses his children and needs to prepare his defense but a judge denied that appeal. A trial is set for January.

Posted 2 hours ago
 Suzanne Lingl listens for her unborn daughter's heartbeat as her husband, Jameson Lingl, takes pictures with his cell phone.  The Goshen couple chose the birth center in Goshen for the birth of their first daughter.

A recent report says more women in the United States are having babies outside of a hospital. In Elkhart County, Jameson and Suzanne Lingl wanted a birth center birth to deliver their first daughter.

Posted 2 hours ago
 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.

Posted at 7:44 a.m.
 Notre Dame let media check out the new turf on its football field at Notre Dame Stadium on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Posted 17 minutes ago

The Tailgating Giveaway is open now through Sept. 4. The prize value totals $250. 

 The new U.S. 31 between Plymouth and South Bend opened Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  The stretch of road allows drivers to bypass La Paz and Lakeville.
Posted 18 minutes ago

Reporter Lydia Sheaks gives the new stretch of highway between South Bend and Plymouth high marks.

Posted 29 minutes ago

Johntu Reed, 28, was sent to Elkhart General Hospital with leg pain after his motorcycle struck a vehicle on Toledo Road.

Posted 1 hour ago

The powder can be purchased online and is potent enough that people may unwittingly overdose on it, the poison center warns.

 Women in the United States are increasingly choosing to give birth outside a hospital, a 2014 report from the National Center for Health Statistics found.
Posted 2 hours ago

More babies are being born at home or at birth centers, a growing national trend that started around 2004. Goshen has one such center and is on par with that trend.

Posted 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their
 Marshall King takes on the ice bucket challenge
Posted at 12:44 p.m.

Columnist Reg Henry isn’t a fan of the water flying around the Internet.

 Andrea Milne, right, talks about bicyclists and pedestrians safety after INDOT presented a proposed plan to rebuild U.S. 33 between the Elkhart River Bridge and Third Street on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Posted at 11:57 a.m.

Adding a median and upgrading sidewalks are planned but the city wants more feedback from residents about what the project should include.

 A New Carlisle firefighter was killed Aug. 5 while battling a fire at K-Fex, a LaPorte County business. The cause of the fire has been ruled
Posted at 11:30 a.m.

Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook of the New Carlisle Fire Department died of blunt force trauma while battling a blaze Aug. 5.

 Jared Sharkey, of Mishawaka, flips on his way to the USA Water Skiing Men 1 Trick championship in August 2013 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Posted at 9:44 a.m.

One brother competes in pro division and the other in the 25-24 age division.

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