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Pedestrian hit, killed on Lusher in Elkhart

Police say a pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Friday evening. They couldn’t confirm the age, but said the victim is young. This happened between the 1400 - 1500 block of Lusher.


Indiana State Trooper shot, 11-year-old son in custody

GRANGER, Indiana – An 11-year-old boy faces charges following a shooting in a home in Granger, Indiana Thursday. St. Joseph County police say the child shot his dad in the pelvic area.


Pilot dies in Elkhart County plane crash

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — A pilot is dead after crashing his plane near the intersection of County Road 42 and County Road 33 Thursday night. NBC affiliate WNDU reports the wreck happened about 2 miles east of the Goshen Municipal Airport.


Elkhart group to host 2nd food drive for Church Community Services

Chris Edwards stopped by 16 Saturday morning news to tell us about the 2nd annual food drive to benefit Church Community Services in Elkhart on Saturday. The event will be held at Disabled American Veterans Post #19, 1205 Middleton Run Road, in Elkhart.


Accident in Elkhart claims life of 8-year-old boy

ELKHART — An 8-year-old boy was killed in a vechicle-pedestrian accident about 6 p.m. Friday evening in Elkhart, police have reported. Elkhart Police said they were called to the scene of the accident at 1511 W. Lusher Ave. where it was reported that two juvenile males ran out into the roadway.


South Bend police called to reported shooting

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) South Bend police were called Friday afternoon to a reported shooting in the 1300 block of W. Fisher. Police say the victim is a male with injuries to the stomach and leg.


Man flees, crashes, and runs from police in Elkhart Co

ELKHART CO., Ind. (ADAMS)- Indiana State Police say that one man is behind bars after a chase in Elkhart County. Wednesday afternoon, they say the man led them in pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road before crashing and then fleeing on foot.

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Loans approved to expand Elkhart's River District

ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - The third and final anchor project spurring Elkhart's River District revitalization has taken a major step forward. The Elkhart Common Council has approved Mayor Tim Neese's request for an economic development loan to support the $34 million mixed-use neighborhood.


No possible charges for Elkhart, Goshen officers because of failed police investigation

ELKHART — Elkhart County Prosecutor Vickie Becker says she can't pursue any possible charges against two Goshen police officers and an Elkhart officer because of a failure in the investigation.


Indiana woman wanted after escaping police custody

MADISON, Ind. — Ollie Hollan is wanted after escaping custody and failing to return to detention twice in Madison, Indiana. The 34-year-old was last seen at 409 Highland Drive. Hollan has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information, contact the Scott County Sheriff's Office at 812-752-789


Elkhart council approves $150k for police department review

ELKHART — Elkhart’s Common Council gave the go-ahead Thursday night for Mayor Tim Neese to spend $150,000 for an independent, third-party review of the city’s police department.


Couple charged after autopsy reveals girl, 10, ingested meth before she died in Elkhart

GOSHEN — A Cass County man and woman have been charged after an autopsy found that a 10-year-old girl ingested methamphetamine before she died in June 2018, the Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.


In ‘O.G.,’ shot at an Indiana prison, Jeffrey Wright stuns as inmate nearly free

Louis Menkins has spent half his life in a maximum-security prison in Indiana. Now Louis is just weeks away from being released — but he’s filled with apprehension about finding a place in the outside world, and he finds himself at the red-hot center of an escalating conflict within the penitentiary


Michigan man charged with 2017 armed robbery admits to battery

GOSHEN — A Michigan man accused of armed robbery pleaded guilty instead to injuring the victim, who he believed was making advances on his girlfriend. Jonathan Costner, 40, of Union, Michigan, was arrested Dec. 18, 2017, and charged with armed robbery as a Level 3 felony and driving while suspended,


Firefighters quickly get control of apartment fire

ELKHART — Elkhart firefighters responded to a fire in an apartment in the 300 block of Division Street on Wednesday, according to the Elkhart Fire Department. Firefighters got the call at 7:48 p.m. and found heavy smoke showing on the southside of 310 Division St. when they arrived.


Dining A La King: Elkhart's Carmela Cataldo has bright pizza competition future

ELKHART — Carmela Cataldo is straightforward about how she did at the Pizza Pizzazz competition in Columbus, Ohio. “I didn’t win,” she said. “I got fourth place.” But there’s more to the story.


The German Diner In Indiana Where You’ll Find All Sorts Of Authentic Eats

If you love hearty meals that are mostly based around meat and potatoes, you’ll love the cuisine from Germany. Forget booking an expensive flight when you can visit South Bend’s own authentic German diner.


One dead in Thursday night plane crash near Goshen Municipal Airport

GOSHEN — One person was killed in a plane crash about 8 p.m. Thursday in Elkhart County, about two miles east of Goshen Municipal Airport, according to a WSBT-TV report. The crash happened in a field near County Roads 33 and 42.


Remains of soldier killed in WWII identified as Army private from Indiana

TROY, Ind. – The remains of a Hoosier hero who lost his life fighting in World War II have been identified 75 years after his death. Army Pfc. Clifford M. Mills was reported missing in action on Sept. 18, 1944, when he was participating in Operation Market Garden, the invasion of the German-occupied

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Cops seek one suspect, find another by mistake

DOWAGIAC — In an unusual twist of fate Thursday, police arrested a man who was not the person they were originally looking for. But the man they caught had been wanted on several warrants and was in possession of methamphetamine and a handgun, according to police.