SOUTH BEND – South Bend's Republican mayoral candidate and his neighbors have been given more time to stay in their homes.
Wayne Curry and his neighbors went to court to stop the city from using eminent domain to take his home for a development project.
The judge told both sides to try and work out a deal.
The decision will give Curry and Sam and Betty Kariuki more time in their homes.
"We love our neighborhood," said Sam Kariuki. "All we want is to stay over there."
It's been a year-long battle and the homeowners wanted Judge Michael Gotsch to stop the city from using eminent domain to force them out so construction on Eddy Knolls, a private development, would continue.
After an hour-long proceeding, Curry is glad he and his neighbors have time.
"We didn't get as much as we wanted, but we do get to stay in our homes," said Curry. "This is good news. The city didn't get what they wanted. This is a good thing."