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Dunlap photographer recalls '65 Palm Sunday tornadoes

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By Alyssa Rossomme (arossomme@wsbt.com) | April 6, 2010
DUNLAP — April 11 marks the 45th anniversary of a killer storm so devastating it brought President Lyndon Johnson to our area. During the 1965 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak 47 twisters hit the Midwest. It was the second largest outbreak on record, and the deadliest in Indiana. The tornadoes claimed the lives of 271 people and injured hundreds more. Elkhart Truth photographer Paul Huffman, of Dunlap, captured the scene on film, snapping a matchless image of twin twisters that hit Dunlap.
NEWS
By Kelli Stopczynski (kstopczynski@wsbt.com) | WSBT TV | March 19, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Tuesday marked another crucial step into the investigation of a plane crash that killed two people and sent three others to the hospital. After crews strapped several pieces of that private jet to a crane that hoisted them onto a flat bed truck, a police escort led the truck from the scene on North Iowa Street in South Bend to a hangar at South Bend Regional Airport. Investigators will spend the next several days and weeks examining the plane inside that hangar to try and figure out what caused it to crash.
NEWS
RYAN TRARES, Daily Journal | August 16, 2013
GATESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Among the dirt, gravel and stones dredged from the bottom of Salt Creek, an unmistakable sparkle shone through. A tiny flake of gold, no bigger than a speck, had risen to the top of the worthless rock. Prospectors swirled the collection of stones and water in their pans, trying to get a better look. Most had been looking for gold for years and knew the telltale glitter and the way gold moved in the water. Without years of experience, you'd never notice the flake.
NEWS
By Rachel Lake (rlake@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Rachel on Facebook | By Rachel Lake (rlake@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Rachel on Facebook | April 24, 2013
On Buzz Feed's list of the 30 Happiest Facts of All Time , number 24 is that a ape was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend. We wanted to find out if that's true, and wouldn't you know it -- back in the early 1900' s an ape did break a law (that is apparently still on the books) prohibiting apes and monkeys from smoking. The headline would've grabbed anyone's attention. "I'm sure the New Yorkers had a grand old laugh at us hicks out here," said Travis Childs with the Center for History in South Bend.
NEWS
By Kelli Stopczynski (stopczynski@wsbt.com) | February 16, 2012
It's a controversial topic some call dog breeding and others call puppy mills, and we've been following one local breeder since 2008. Elkhart County's zoning board decided Thursday that man will not be able to add an additional 41 adult dogs to his operation. More than three years ago, WSBT investigated that breeder's operation with a hidden camera, followed state puppy mill legislation and presented all sides of the debate. In 2009 the zoning board gave the breeder permission to have 64 adult dogs and build a second kennel to help house them.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | January 2, 2013
Mishawaka is the latest community to start uploading crime reports to an interactive online map, which helps explain those flashing lights you might've seen in your neighborhood. The website, www.CrimeReports.com , displays a colored icon on blocks where police investigated thefts, assaults, homicides, traffic emergencies, fires, and other calls. The map, which is updated three times a day, also shows the names, addresses, and photos of registered sex offenders.
NEWS
December 10, 2010
As many of you may know, police arrested WSBT Chief Meteorologist Rick Mecklenburg and he was charged with two counts of false informing. WSBT takes great pride in reporting local news in a manner that is accurate, balanced and fair… even if it involves one of our own. We also strive to be as transparent as possible. As part of that process, here is a statement from Rick: “I need to address a situation that happened last week. As many of you know, I was arrested on two counts of false reporting.
NEWS
By Kristin Bien (kbien@wsbt.com) | March 16, 2011
The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office has released new details surrounding the accidental shooting of a 7-year-old girl last month. Prosecutor Curtis Hill announced Wednesday no charges would be filed against the father of Karlee Byler of Goshen.  Karlee died tragically on February 25 when her father's gun fell out of his coat pocket and accidently went off, hitting her in the head. The firearm was identified by Hill as a Norinco semi-automatic handgun, type 54. Hill said the gun fired when it fell to the ground.
NEWS
By Bob Johnson | WSBT digital director | August 24, 2011
Imagine this: you're John Haferkamp, news director at WSBT-TV. You're proud of your station's historic position as the market's weather leader, and you work every day to improve the performance of your award-winning weather department. Then your two star meteorologists, Cari Peugeot and Abby Weppler, tell you - on almost successive days - that they're pregnant. That's right…both of them. And their due dates are within weeks of one another. What do you do?
NEWS
By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | January 14, 2013
The South Bend Common Council passed a bill, Monday evening, allowing people to raise chickens within city boundaries. The law limits people to six hens. Roosters won't be allowed. Anyone who wants to have their own coop will have to purchase an annual $20 permit from the city and they must clean out the chicken waste daily. The chickens may not be kept for commercial purpose and/or butchered, the ordinance states, and they must be confined to a coop (house)
NEWS
By Kristin Bien (kbien@wsbt.com) | January 20, 2012
SOUTH BEND - An old costume collection has a new home that is actually in an old building. When South Bend's Marquette Elementary moved into their new building, the old building was boarded up and left vacant. The South Bend School Corporation had plans to demolish it but there were opponents who wanted it on the National Historic Registry. Now, those demo plans are on hold, but the building is not empty. It is now the home of the Casaday Costume Collection.
NEWS
By Denise Bohn (dbohn@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | January 28, 2013
NEW BUFFALO, Mich. - It's been a staple in downtown New Buffalo for 30 years. Now Casey's Bar and Grill located at 136 N. Whittacker Street in downtown New Buffalo is closed. Patrons are wondering why. The doors of Casey'sl have been locked since January 1. The owners of the building, NB Developers, filed an eviction notice on January 18 against their tenant, Casey owner John Bertuca, a southwest Michigan businessman. According to court documents filed in Berrien County, the landlords claim Bertuca owes more than $86,000 in back rent and unpaid utility bills.
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