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Search warrant served in South Bend drug investigation; 4 arrested

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) Police reportedly found a couple one-pot meth labs and several drugs while serving a search warrant at a South Bend home. It happened Monday evening at a home in the 3000 block of Prast Boulevard. That's a few blocks north of Kennedy Park. Police say the warrant was part of

WNDU - 2018-03-20 22:43:00

Niles parolee with long record going back to jail

NILES - A Niles man, whose criminal history goes back to when he was 8 years old, was sentenced to jail Monday on a weapons charge and could face additional incarceration since he was on parole at the time of the incident. Jason Eugene Visel, Jr., 21, of Sycamore Street in Niles, pleaded guilty to a

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2018-03-20 10:00:00

St. Joseph High School on soft lockdown

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- St. Joseph High School in South Bend is on a soft lockdown after a possible threat. St. Joseph County dispatch says they received a call about vandalism at the high school around 11:30 a.m. A person had written "It's going down at 1:00" on the back of a urinal. St. Joseph High S

ABC57.COM - 2018-03-20 20:05:00

Driver killed in three-vehicle crash on M-139 Monday morning

BERRIEN SPRINGS - One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash that left a stretch of M-139 in Oronoko Township closed for hours on Monday. It happened at Hinchman Road, just north of Berrien Springs, at about 11:20 a.m. Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police Chief Paul Toliver reported that a no

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2018-03-20 10:00:00

Family shares justice plea for Elkhart County hit-and-run victim

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.- A family is pleading for justice, for their son who was killed by a hit-and-run driver St. Patrick's Day weekend. 21-year-old Austin Delgado was killed on Old County Road 17 in Elkhart County. While the sheriff's department is trying to find who is responsible, the family is pi

ABC57.COM - 2018-03-20 22:39:00

Juvenile detained after allegedly pointing BB gun at students at recess

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Police responded to Kennedy Primary Academy Monday after receiving reports of three males approaching the school yard with a firearm, and pointing the gun at students. The incident happened around 12:30 p.m. while fourth graders were at recess. The principal of the sch

ABC57.COM - 2018-03-19 20:41:00

South Bend Police Department names officers of the year

SOUTH BEND - South Bend Police officers gathered Tuesday afternoon for roll call just like they do every day. But the afternoon's roll call was not going to be a typical one for detective James Taylor and officers Reid Spitaels and Kyle Drury. The three had no idea the roll call was actually an awar

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 21:26:07

Motorist dies in 3-way collision in Berrien County

BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI -- A motorist was killed late Monday morning in a three-way car crash at M-139 and Hinchman Road in Berrien County's Oronoko Township. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at 11:20 a.m. Monday, March 19. Initial investigation has determined that the deceased was drivi

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 20:39:15

Man sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed his girlfriend

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) A Mishawaka man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a drunk driving crash that resulted in the death of his girlfriend. Christopher King, 39 will serve seven years in the Department of Corrections and three years of probation. At around 2:20 a.m. on March 2


Man convicted after girlfriend dies in alleged suicide pact

NILES, Mich. - A southwestern Michigan man who authorities say walked into a police department and confessed to killing his girlfriend has been convicted. Berrien County Trial Court says 52-year-old James Parker Huffman of Niles was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder. He faces a mandatory ter


Softball coach pleads to sex with teen player

NILES - A former Brandywine High School softball coach has pleaded guilty to one felony charge in connection with a consensual sexual relationship with an underage female student and softball player. Jeffery Brett DeBoer, 35, of South 13th Street in Niles pleaded guilty this week to one count of ass


Police warn you to watch for gas station and ATM skimmers

Police are warning people to be on the lookout for skimmers at gas stations and ATMs. Skimmers are hidden card readers that are designed to steal your debit and credit card information. We haven't heard of any new cases of skimmers being found in Michiana, but dozens have been found in Michigan and


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Family of missing Niles man struggling to find hope

Photo provided A Niles family is struggling to find hope after a loved one disappeared along the Paw Paw River nearly 3 weeks ago. 35-year-old Cory Wright was kayaking with friends when he hit a log jam. His friends made it to shore but he did not. The family is dealing with more than grief right


St. Patrick's Day fun kicks off in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - up to 5,000 people filled the streets of downtown South Bend for the 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Tent Party. Friday was the last time folks got to party at the corner of Wayne and Michigan. "It used to be by the Morris and this is actually the last year at this location because


Man arrested for one robbery could be connected to more

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A South Bend man is facing charges for one robbery, but he could be connected to at least seven others. Andre Pittman, a 31-year-old, is facing a federal charge for robbing the Boost Mobile store on Lincolnway West in South Bend. That robbery reportedly happened March 9.


Trial begins for Niles man accused of murdering girlfriend

NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - NewsCenter 16 learned Wednesday that a murder trial is starting for a man accused of killing his girlfriend. James Huffman has been charged with first-degree murder after he walked into the Niles Police Department and admitted to killing his girlfriend of 12 years, Angela Cluv


South Bend police investigate shooting on northwest side

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) Police say one person is in the hospital after a shooting on South Bend's northwest side. The shooting happened at around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Freemont Street. Police tell us the victim was taken to the hospital on their own, and there's no word on their con


More suspects face charges in heroin trafficking case

Five more people are facing federal charges after police say they were involved in a heroin trafficking ring in South Bend and Mishawaka. Back in October, six others were arrested for heroin trafficking, and prosecutors say the five new suspects are part of the same ring. These are the five new peo


Firefighter taken to hospital with minor injuries after house fire

MISHAWAKA, Ind.-A firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries that were sustained while fighting flames in a home on Chestnut Street early Wednesday morning. According to officials, the fire started around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. The one person who was in the home got out safely along wi