5 things to know for your Tuesday in Indiana

In case you missed them, here are the top stories you need to know to start your day.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 10:39 p.m.

1. Notre Dame conquers Baylor to earn fourth straight Final Four appearance

For the fourth time in four years, Notre Dame is heading to the Final Four.

Following a win against Baylor Monday night, March 31, the team will be heading to Nashville to compete in the tournament's final rounds. The Irish will be playing the winner of third-seeded Louisville and fourth-seeded Maryland in the April 6 game.

During Monday's game on the team's home court, sophomore Jewell Loyd had a 30-point performance. Natalie Achonwa finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds. 

2. Police identify victim of Deer Creeke shooting

Following a shooting at Deer Creeke Apartments on Sunday, March 30, police have confirmed 26-year-old Anthony Botello Perez of Elkhart was killed

Elkhart police and emergency units responded to the scene around 10:46 p.m. Sunday. However, Perez was dead by the time officers got to him. 

The death was ruled a homicide following an autopsy. This was the second fatal shooting to occur in the apartment complex this year.

3. Spring cleaning? Find out where in Elkhart County to recycle different materials.

Oftentimes, spring cleaning becomes synonymous with throwing a whole bunch of stuff out. 

Fortunately, there are several resources around Elkhart County that can help you get rid of unwanted items in a responsible, green way.

Whether you're looking to dispose of hazardous waste, Styrofoam, papers, books, magazines, metal cans or glass, county recycling organizations have got you covered. Check out our full story for information on where to recycle what, as well as information on who you can call to ask questions about disposing of items properly. 

4. Northridge teacher's disappearance from classroom to be sole topic of April 2 meeting

At an upcoming meeting, officials with Middlebury schools might finally say why a teacher disappeared from his classroom over a month ago

Kevin Pack, a German teacher, stopped sometime at the end of February or beginning of March. The district's officials have yet to answer any questions about Pack's leaving. 

However, on Wednesday, April 2, the school board will hold a public meeting to consider canceling Pack's contract. 

For more information on how to attend the meeting, check out our full story

5. At least one injured, Bristol Street closed after crash near Edwardsburg Avenue

At least one person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning, March 31

The crash involved a semi and a box truck. The driver of the box truck was taken to Elkhart General Hospital.

Police said the driver of the box truck was going north on Oak Street. The driver kept going straight instead of turning on Bristol Street, which resulted in him rolling into the path of a semi heading west.

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