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 Chet Pierce helps his son Wesley Pierce, 12, into a four wheeler Sept. 11 while spending family time at his inlaw's home in Mishawaka.

A Wakarusa boy with autism isn’t getting the therapy hours he needs, a truck driver was found dead at an Elkhart County rest stop and three more stories to start your day. 

Lydia Sheaks

Posted at 5:48 a.m.
 Chet Pierce laughs with son Wesley, 12, while bouncing a ball back and forth Thursday, Sept. 11.

After a 2012 change in member plans for school-aged children, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield cut approved hours for a specialized therapy for autistic children. Now a Wakarusa couple is fighting to get the therapy they say their son needs.

Sarah Welliver

Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.
 46 people were reported arrested in Elkhart County from Oct. 10 to Oct. 18, 2014.

Preliminary charges include domestic battery, resisting law enforcement and battery on a child under the age of 14 by a person over the age of 18.

J. C. Lee

Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 8:54 a.m.
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 Randy Bellamy portrays a French fur trapper living around the Great Lakes during the 1730s. He and his wife are pictured at the 2014 Gathering at Five Medals in New Paris on Oct. 18, 2014.
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 Vehicles travel the Indiana Toll Road in this Elkhart Truth file photo.
Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

The driver appears to have died from natural causes, investigators say.

 n this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko conduct prescreening measures on a passenger, right, who arrived from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago. Officials recommend against travel to the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the epicenter of the epidemic.
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After watching the pass interference penalty that ultimately cost Notre Dame the game against Florida State, head coach Brian Kelly has even “less clarity” as to what happened.

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