1. Seattle Seahawks win first Super Bowl title
Although the Denver Broncos were favored to win, the Seattle Seahawks crushed the team in last night's Super Bowl with a score of 43-8.The Seahawks led 36-0 before Denver finally scored in the last play of the third quarter.
Elkhart native and Broncos player Nathan Palmer shared an Instagram video of the view from the sidelines before the game began. You can watch it here.
2. Lami-Plast fire rages all day Sunday
An early morning turned into a long day for crews battling a fire at Lami-Plast in Elkhart Sunday, Feb. 2. Crews from a dozen fire departments battled the fire, which started at 2 a.m., for most of the day. Two firefighter were injured while trying to douse the flames.
As of 10:40 p.m. Sunday night, firefighters were still on the scene trying to get the blaze under control.
Lami-Plast, which makes fiberglass materials for the RV industry, will be closed Monday, Feb. 3, to deal with the effects of the fire. None of the location's 18 employees were inside of the building when it caught fire.
3. Second man arrested in connection with Elkhart burglary
The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department arrested Ricky Stemm Sunday, Feb. 2, in connection with the burglary of an abandoned building in Elkhart that occurred the previous day.
Police arrested the first suspect, William Kalady, shortly after the incident occurred. The department was able to locate Stemms after responding to tips that came in from the public.
Both men are being held at the Elkhart County Correctional Facility on preliminary charges of burglary, a news release from the department said.
4. Looks like we're in for six more weeks of winter
Just when it seemed like the county couldn't handle much more winter weather, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday. If tradition is to be believed, that means we're in for six more weeks of winter.
Bundle up, Elkhart. The season's not over yet.
5. Elkhart City Council to consider two tax resolutions
The Elkhart City Council will take a handful of resolutions under consideration at its meeting Monday night, Feb. 3, including one that would oppose the elimination of the business personal property tax and another that would support a new option for the local option income tax.
If all nine council members attend tonight's meeting, a series of votes could come within the first few minutes of the gathering.