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ELKHART — Some members of the Elkhart City Council have taken issue with “the usual people on the usual corners,” seeking charity from drivers.

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ELKHART — Advocates for minorities are urging state lawmakers to overhaul a hate-crime bill passed this year by the Indiana General Assembly to make it stronger.  

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ELKHART — Music was in the air on Wednesday as aspiring young jazz musicians paired with local experts for a day of learning.

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GOSHEN — The director of the Community Relations Commission says the panel plans to host a series of conversations like one organized in spring with the help of Goshen Community Schools.

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GOSHEN — A 12-year-old boy involved in a dirt bike crash last week died Monday, according to a Facebook post made by Goshen Middle School.

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ELKHART — Benham Avenue on Elkhart’s south side could be up for a $4.8 million makeover.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart Jazz Festival will bring thousands of people downtown this weekend for what organizers are calling the city’s biggest event of the year.

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ELKHART — Developers and community leaders kicked off a $40 million project Tuesday, a vital part of a renovated River District featuring a new Martin’s Super Market and new apartments downtown. 

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ELKHART — A documentary about the shooting at a Charleston church that left nine people dead will be shown in Elkhart on the fourth anniversary of the attack.

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ELKHART — Cory Wright, 29, of South Bend, was named Monday as the man who died in a crash following a police chase over the weekend in Elkhart County.

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GOSHEN — County officials passed an anti-littering law with teeth Monday, something local law enforcement had asked for as trash began piling up along the roads last spring.

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GOSHEN — “Green Ambassadors” from six schools were recognized by county officials Monday morning as part of a new program meant to encourage recycling.

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ELKHART — Elkhart Community Schools is testing a new system that aims to keep students safe from cars and trucks that illegally pass stopped school buses.

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ELKHART — A basement fire resulted in damage to two homes on Garfield Avenue over the weekend.

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GOSHEN — An Elkhart man who admitted to raping a girl when he was 16 received a 15-year sentence Thursday.

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ELKHART — Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County participated in an evening of amateur brew tasting at the organization’s annual Bottle Caps and Corks event this past weekend.

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SHIPSHEWANA — A one-of-a-kind antique fireplace built by a founding family of Shipshewana still stands at 125 Talmadge St., and the homeowners are welcoming the public to check it out whenever they’d like.

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NAPPANEE — Despite its first hot air balloon show being rained out this weekend, Nappanee Power From the Past, a local non-profit organization, is continuing to build its legacy in the WaNee community.

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ELKHART — The visitors bureau hopes a comprehensive assessment of downtowns throughout the county will guide decision-making in the future.

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ELKHART — After half a lifetime spent on Elkhart city boards and commissions, Steve Eldridge has retired. Not from his day-job. Just from the thousands of hours he put in over the course of four decades, in service of the city, without receiving a dime.

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ELKHART — The Elkhart County Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Saturday morning in Elkhart during a police chase on C. R. 5, according to information released by the Elkhart City Police Department.

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BRISTOL — The Department of Labor Office of Workplace Safety is continuing its investigation into the death of a Goshen man who died at Bravo Trailers in Bristol a week ago Friday.

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While driving around the community this week, I noticed that many of the wheat fields in the area are a much paler green color than we normally see in mid-June. I also saw many lawns, which appear to be in good condition, but were turning a pale green color. It’s clear that much of the nitro…

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ELKHART —  There’s a new mural at Golden Living Center in Elkhart, and the senior community has 15 young people from River Oaks Community Church’s summer program to thank.

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ELKHART — A new study ranks the Elkhart-Goshen area as one of the most dynamic metropolitan economies in the nation.

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ELKHART — Those who helped rescue a teenager from Christiana Creek are heralding as a hero an unknown bystander who leaped into the water to save the boy. 

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GOSHEN — A judge will decide if two men convicted of armed robbery will finish their sentences outside of prison after an unexpectedly short stay.

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GOSHEN — The room was full and the conversation was loud as nearly 45 businesses and organizations packed into the Community Center at Ivy Tech for the Indiana Latino Business Expo, hosted by the Center for Healing and Hope this week.

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ELKHART— Local residents who tuned into television game show “The Price is Right” Thursday morning may have seen a familiar face.

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ELKHART — Though a decision has been made on the future of the former Alick’s property in the 900 block of East Jackson Boulevard, questions remain about the high-end condominiums that will be built, as well as where the Elkhart Rowing Club might drop anchor now.

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BUNKER HILL — Foul play is suspected in the death of a South Bend man who was serving time in a state prison after his conviction in Elkhart.