1. It's only going to get colder and snowier through early next week Bundle up, Elkhart County - the cold and snow isn't going away anytime soon. Subzero temperatures will continue through the weekend, reaching in the negative double digits with wind chills as low as -30 degrees early next week. Some lake effect snow is possible Saturday, especially in southwest Michigan, and will continue through Monday. Meteorologists estimate snowfall in Elkhart County to be between 2 and 4 inches overnight Friday into Saturday and between 3 and 5 inches on Sunday.
2. The driver in last week's fatal hit-and-run near Concord Mall was under the influence of marijuana, court docs say A probable cause affidavit for the arrest of Kent Phouangmalay, 21, filed in Elkhart Circuit Court states that a drug test performed after the crash Jan. 17 “determined that Kent Phouangmalay was under the influence of cannabis and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.” Phoungmalay was driving his Honda Civic southbound on U.S. 33 at 6:33 p.m. Jan. 17 when he struck 73-year-old Frank Nelson, who was walking west across the road south of Sunnyside Avenue. He was formally charge with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death on Friday, Jan. 24.
3. Notre Dame hires a new quarterback coach Notre Dame recently hired Matt LaFleur as its new quarterback coach. LaFleur comes to Notre Dame after four years (2010-13) with the Washington Redskins, coaching the likes of Robert Griffin III, Krik Cousins and Rex Grossman. Under LaFleur, Griffin set the NFL record for rookie passer rating (102.4) in 2012. “My respect for Matt goes back to his time as an outstanding quarterback at Saginaw Valley State,” Kelly said in a statement. "He will develop our quarterbacks at Notre Dame to the highest level. I'm thrilled to have him on our coaching staff.
4. Police are seeking information about an unusual pharmacy robbery in Elkhart Elkhart police are looking for a woman involved in a pharmacy robbery Wednesday evening, Jan. 22. According to police, a woman driving a white or gray Chevy Impala with Illinois license plates approached the pharmacy drive-thru at CVS, 3600 Cassopolis St, around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday and handed the pharmacist a note. The note indicated the woman was being held against her will and she was in danger if the pharmacist did not fill a bag with presciption drugs, said Lt. Mike Sigsbee. The woman was last seen driving northbound on Cassopolis Street in the area of the Simonton Lake Drive-In. There may have been two passengers in the back seat of the vehicle. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Elkhart Police Department at 295-7070.
5. Elkhart County had the fifth-most meth lab seizures in Indiana in 2013 The Indiana State Police seized 63 meth labs in Elkhart County in 2013. The count is up from 2012, when state police seized 46 labs, but still lower than the high of 109 labs found in 2009. Delaware County had the most meth labs in 2013, with 109 seized by state police.