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Two South Bend police officers resign from department

SOUTH BEND — Two South Bend police officers, one charged with theft and one with a long history of disciplinary action, have resigned from the department. The Board of Public Safety accepted the resignations of Brandon Jones and Christopher Houser at its Wednesday meeting.


South Bend officials plan community meeting Friday morning about Navarre transformation plan

SOUTH BEND — The first time the public has a chance to weigh on a new plan to save a group of beleaguered South Bend public schools may also be the last. After initially indicating there could be multiple public hearings on a proposal to create a so-called "transformation zone" to overhaul Navarre M


New officer proposes to girlfriend after being sworn into South Bend PD

SOUTH BEND, Ind. Four new South Bend police officers were sworn in at the Board of Public Safety meeting on Wednesday morning. One of those officers had a very special surprise in store.


Mayor Buttigieg to deliver State of the City Address on March 12

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will deliver the State of the City Address on March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free parking is available at any downtown public parking garage after 5 p.m.


Bail set for man charged in fatal Mishawaka hit-and-run

SOUTH BEND — A judge ordered a $15,000 cash bail for the man accused in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Mishawaka that killed 50-year-old Lester Horrall. Vincent Hunter, Jr., 26, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, a Level 5 felony. Hunter was arraigned on his charges T


The 'man weave' reaches South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Kintae Lark is known on the streets of South Bend as the “Street Barber.” But now, we’re taking things inside, to a place somewhere in the city only few know.


Man allegedly stabs woman over TV remote on Valentine’s Day

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—A man allegedly stabbed a woman over a TV remote on Valentine’s Day, according to court documents. Just after 4 a.m. on February 14, officers with the South Bend Police Department were dispatched to an apartment located in the 600 block of W. Western Ave. regarding a stabbing.


Police: Driver arrested after running stop sign, jumping from moving vehicle

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—A driver was arrested on Monday after police observed him run a stop sign and jump from a moving vehicle. On Monday around 4:08 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a vehicle run a stop sign at Vassar and Wilber.


Indiana Sheriff Warns Parents of '48-Hour Challenge'

An Indiana county sheriff’s office warned parents about a “new challenge” involving kids and urged adults to talk to their teens about social media. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s office said a so-called “48-hour challenge” encourages teens to go missing for up to two days at a time and awards poin


City of South Bend to honor local leaders on billboards during Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the City of South Bend will display a series of billboards around the community intended to enrich residents’ understanding of local African American leaders who have contributed to South Bend’s history and culture.

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Indiana to Split March SNAP Benefits Into Two Payments

Indiana will split March food stamp benefits into two payments after February benefits were distributed on January 16th because of the partial government the shutdown. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says recipients will see half of their March benefits added to their Hoosier w


Mayor Pete Buttigieg continues nationwide book tour

South Bend's Mayor Pete Buttigieg is continuing his book tour around the country. Yesterday (Wednesday), he was in Philadelphia, where he spoke about the importance of "generational alliance."


New UP Mall boutique is helping women across the country

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Serving women isn't just a business model for First Harvest Boutique but a core belief. That's why Matt and Kimmie Bridges decided to launch their own women's boutique that donated a portion of their profit to helping women who have been victims of abuse, sex trafficking or


Car crash confirmed in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- St. Joseph County Dispatch confirmed an injury crash on Monday evening. The call came in around 6:46 p.m. Dispatch said that two cars were involved. ABC57 New was on the scene and saw at least one person transported to the hospital.


Purple Porch Co-Op celebrates five years of specialty grocery

Five years ago, a community came together and decided to open a grocery store dedicated to local and organic food. The idea stemmed from the original business model, which started five years prior as an online store and farmers market where area farmers could come and sell their seasonal produce for


Indiana woman accused of abandoning 3 children mistakenly released from jail

PORTAGE, Ind. — A woman accused of abandoning her three children was mistakenly released from jail due to a mix-up in paperwork. Thanh Nguyen, 46, was released from the Porter County Jail Sunday after posting a $1,500 cash bond. However, a judge had ordered her held until Tuesday for a hearing. The


Former pool treasurer accused of theft appears in court

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The former treasurer for Swanson Highlands Pool made an appearance in court Tuesday. Amy Burris is charged with a felony and four misdemeanors. Documents show she stole nearly $66,000 of the pool's money.


Two Detroit Men Charged in Indiana Smash and Grab Jewelry Store Robbery

HAMMOND, IN – Darren Bell, 19-years-old and Altonio Benson, 27-years-old, both of Detroit, were charged in a criminal complaint with robbery affecting interstate commerce for the robbery of a jewelry store in Hobart, Indiana, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.


Family of mother killed in crash with police car files suit against officer, city

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The city of South Bend is being sued along with police officer Justin Gorny for the wrongful death of Erica Flores, who was killed in a car crash. According to the lawsuit against Gorny and the city, on July 20, an officer in an undercover car was following a speeder. They


Indiana police arrest man authorities say stabbed man he caught having sex with his wife

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man has been arrested in Indiana after authorities say he stabbed another man he found having sex with his wife. Fox59 reports it happened in Elwood, which is about 50 miles north of Indianapolis.