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5 things to know for your Monday in Indiana

Top stories for Monday include news about a stabbing on Sunday, a hot topic at Monday's Elkhart City Council meeting and three more stories.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:15 a.m.

1. Notre Dame women's basketball is heading to the championship game

One more win and Notre Dame will be a national champion. But first things first.

The Fighting Irish improved to 37-0 with a dominating 87-61 victory over Maryland in the first NCAA Women's Tournament national semifinal on Sunday, April 6. Kayla McBride, Notre Dame's first-team All-America selection scored 28 points in a brilliant performance.

They'll go on to play in the championship game Tuesday night against UConn.

2. Stabbing on Elkhart's south side may have started after argument over a woman

Elkhart Police were called around 12:15 p.m. after a man with at least one stab wound was found in the vicinity of the Main Street Mini Mart located at 1025 S. Main St., witnesses and dispatchers at the Elkhart Communications Center said.

Sal Nader, who owns the Mini Mart, said there was an altercation, possibly over a woman, outside his store that precipitated the stabbing.

Blood splatters, later cleaned by Elkhart firefighters, covered a section of sidewalk in front of Nader's convenience store and another area on the sidewalk across the street.

3. Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for new mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County is training its next wave of mentors beginning this summer.

The mentoring training schedule starts June 24 with other sessions scheduled Sept. 30 and Nov. 18. Current mentors and anyone interested in learning more about mentoring are invited to attend the training sessions, which are sponsored by a grant from the Elkhart Noon Kiwanis Club.

4. Teleka Patrick's body may have been found in a lake near Porter

A man fishing on Lake Charles noticed something floating in the water of Lake Charles around 7:10 a.m. Sunday and called the police, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police. The ISP SCUBA team and Porter Fire and Rescue pulled a woman's body out of the water Sunday morning.

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris told WOOD-TV that fingerprints or dental records will have to be used to positively identify the body and an autopsy is scheduled for early this week.

The family of Teleka Patrick, a 30-year-old Kalamazoo woman who went missing on Dec. 5, 2013, said it may be their daughter.

"Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick," they said in a statement to WOOD-TV. "We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers-we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

5. Annexation among Elkhart City Council decisions expected Monday

Final approval of the city’s first four annexation properties will be considered by the city council on Monday, April 7.

Those approvals will be part of a busy agenda for the council, which could consider a handful of various votes when it meets at 7 p.m. at council chambers.

So far, the city’s vast plan to annex 16 areas – including 13 that could officially become part of the city Jan. 1 if all goes as planned – has not ignited much interest.

Mayor Dick Moore’s administration launched the annexation last year and much of the property includes sewer customers who receive service from the city.

A vote of approval Monday for the first phase that includes four areas would be the final step of action unless a formal demonstration of opposition surfaces.


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