5 things to know for your Thursday in Indiana

A new police chief has been named, Notre Dame has a young defense and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 5:53 a.m.

Elkhart police set for changes

After 38 years at the Elkhart Police Department, Chief Dale Pflibsen is retiring, according to a news release from Mayor Dick Moore’s office.

Assistant chief Laura Koch will be sworn in as the new chief.

National Senior Citizens Day provides opportunity to make a difference

Today is National Senior Citizens Day, and we have some suggestions for how to celebrate the day.

5 things to know about recording police activity

As protests continue in Ferguson, Mo., people are using their cameras to keep an eye on police and demonstrators.

Anyone can photograph and videotape the police, as long as it’s done responsibly.

Visitors to Wa-Nee schools will get personalized visitors badge

In an effort to tighten security, Wa-Nee schools will do a limited background check on every visitor, using new equipment it purchased with a Department of Homeland Security school safety grant.

“What this does is, it will scan (the visitor’s) photo ID or driver’s license,” Superintendent Joe Sabo explained, adding that Amish families who may not have a photo ID can just use their regular ID.

When cleared, a sticky visitor’s badge is printed.

Notre Dame defense depending on inexperienced but talented youth

The Notre Dame defense will field only three seniors at its first game, and only one has starting experience at Notre Dame.

“We have a lot of inexperienced players playing for us this year, and they'll get that opportunity playing the toughest schedule in the country,” head coach Brian Kelly said. “We will grow up quickly.”

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