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Police arrested more than 60 people at the old American Countryside Farmer’s Market, a Notre Dame football player faces felony charges and other popular stories from this past week.

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 9:16 a.m.

1. Police arrest 60 teens, 3 adults at massive party in old American Countryside Farmer's Market

Officers from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department arrested 63 people early Sunday morning, June 15, at a large graduation party held in an empty farmer’s market

The officers arrested 60 people under the age of 21 for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. Of those arrested, 36 were 16 or 17 years old and were released to their parents. The other 24, between the ages of 18 and 20, were cited and released.

2. Notre Dame receiver Will Mahone assaulted, threatened and cursed at officers during arrest, police say

Notre Dame slot receiver Will Mahone faces five charges — three of which are considered felonies — following his arrest Sunday morning, June 15.

According to Mahoning County Sherriff Department records, the Austintown, Ohio, native was arrested on counts of disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, intimidation and vandalism.

3. Randy DeShone leaves Jimtown to become Elkhart Central head basketball coach

Randy DeShone was announced as the Elkhart Central boys basketball coach Tuesday, June 17.

DeShone was head coach at Jimtown for 20 years before resigning after the 2010-11 season to become the school’s assistant principal.

4. Notre Dame's rap sheet still fairly clean among college football arrests

According to one site’s data, Notre Dame only accounts for five of more than 1,000 college football arrests since August 2010.

The biggest culprits belong to the Southeast Conference, which has culminated 68 arrests from May 1, 2013, to April 30. Since August 2010, Georgia leads the conference with 19 arrests. Texas A&M and Missouri have had 17 players each arrested since that date.

5. Court raises bond to 5 million for owners of raided gas station

The owners of several gas stations that were raided in Elkhart County face multiple charges that include dealing in synthetic drugs, money laundering and corrupt business influence, and they are not in the country legally.

The prosecuting attorney in the case told the court both defendants are also the target of an ICE investigation.

6. South Bend boy reportedly stabbed brother in the head with screwdriver

Police responded to reports of a stabbing Friday morning, June 20, in the 1300 block of Liston Street, where they discovered a 15-year-old male stabbed in the back of the neck with a screwdriver, WNDU reported.

The victim’s 13-year-old brother was arrested, questioned and taken to the Juvenile Justice Center under a preliminary charge of battery. The victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

7. Teen shares frightening story about addiction to synthetic marijuana

At first the drug seemed safe – despite panic attacks, mood changes and addiction. Then a “bad trip” left 18-year-old Dre vomiting and shaking, blacked out and violent.

"It made my hands and feet warm, and it makes you feel scared. It's like someone is scaring you," she said. "I heard stuff too, and I know I've done it with people who've said they felt like cartoons."

8. Nancy Grace uses #VomitMom to discuss Osceola woman's death

Amanda Ezra was killed during a drunken driving incident in Osceola on Sunday morning, June 15. Several days later, TV show host Nancy Grace started talking about the incident on social media Tuesday, June 17, using the hashtag #VomitMom.

9. Ask the Truth: What's going on with Rainbo Lanes?

Now called The Arena, the bowling alley and entertainment venue reopened in March after owners worked with the city to bring the building up to code, according to Alvaro Marquez, a promoter for the business.

It’s hard to pin down The Arena as any one certain type of business. It has a restaurant (factory workers from nearby plants often stop in for a bite on their breaks) as well as a bowling alley, nightclub, bar, music venue and place to host private parties.




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