Saturday, October 25, 2014

5 things to know for your Sunday in Indiana

The Elkhart Truth investigates why there aren’t more bridges over the St. Joseph River, a semi trailer driver and his dog were reunited after a crash and three more stories to start your day.

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Semi driver involved in toll road crash reunited with runaway dog

Justin Luther and his dog Tia were separated after the semi trailer Luther drives was involved in an accident Wednesday on the Indiana Toll Road. The Humane Society of Elkhart County and a kind stranger reunited the two.

What does Notre Dame stand to lose in wake of academic investigations?

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has said he doesn’t expect to be involved in the investigation of four football players accused of academic fraud, but he applauds the way the university is handling the issue. Notre Dame stands to lose three starters from its football team, as well as its reputation for academic rigor.

Ask the Truth: Why is there nowhere to cross the St. Joseph River between Johnson Street and C.R. 17?

Elkhart Truth reporter Dan Spalding investigated the St. Joseph River crossings when readers asked why there wasn’t a crossing near Elkhart’s Wood Street neighborhood.

Turns out building a new bridge could cost millions of dollars and would run into multiple regulatory hurdles, among other issues.

Richner sisters contribute to NorthWood girls golf success

Sisters Linnzie, Baillie and Madison Richner share the drive to excel on Northwood High School’s five-woman varsity golf lineup. 

"I constantly have to think to myself, even though I'm having a bad day, I have to try to improve it because I have a team that may need my score," Baillie said. "I have to push myself to do better just in case they need me."

Medical helicopter called to monster truck rollover on U.S. 20

A driver whose monster truck rolled over in a U.S. 20 ditch Saturday was taken to the hospital by helicopter after the accident.

The cab separated from the truck’s body during the accident, flipping forward to the ground. The driver complained of pain and had lacerations from the accident.

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