1. Owner of Rachel's Bread inspired by European roots to open cheese shop
After 20 years running Rachel's Bread in Goshen, owner Rachel Shenk has decided it's time to expand.
Shenk hopes to open a cheese shop next door to her bakery sometime this year. She's planning to model the shop after markets she's visited in southern France.
The shop will offer a combination of imported European cheeses, as well as high-quality cheeses from local producers. Olive oils, spices, butter and yogurt could be on the menu as well.
2. Elkhart man sentenced after attempting to set ex-wife on fire
After breaking into his ex-wife's home, dousing her in lighter fluid and attempting to set her on fire, Larry Haines Sr. was sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday morning, April 14.
Fortunately his ex-wife, Jeanie Haines, escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred in August 2013, and Haines was convicted on March 13, 2014.
3. Elkhart police search for suspects involved in home invasion
Following a home invasion early Saturday morning, April 12, The Elkhart Police Department is on the hunt for two suspects.
Police were called to a home in the 2100 block of Toledo Road, where victims said two men threatened to kill them if they weren't given money. At least one of the men was armed, according to the victims.
The men entered the home through an unlocked door and stole an undisclosed amount of money. The case remains under investigation.
4. Two Notre Dame basketball players drafted as top WNBA picks
Two players from Notre Dame will see their basketball careers continue after being drafted by WNBA teams Monday night, April 14.
Kayla McBride, who was selected third overall, will play for the San Antonio Stars. Natalie Achonwa, who was picked ninth overall, will play for the Indiana Fever.
5. Tuesday is National That Sucks Day
Not to get you down, but did you know that April 15 has a bad reputation?
That's why it's been named National That Sucks Day. It's not just that taxes are due – a lot of unfortunate things have happened on April 15 in the past. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, the Titanic sank in 1912 and the Boston Marathon bombings happened in 2013.
Here's hoping this year's April 15 is a better day than it has been in years past.