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Kirk Mason | July 19, 2010
It’s now been five-and-a-half months since the murders of a southwest Michigan couple and local police are still trying to crack the case. Joanie Peterson of Niles has a Good Question: “We need to know what police are doing, are they still actively working this case”? The answers are not what people living near Carberry Road want to hear. John and Carolyn Tarwacki were found murdered on February 5 in their home just east of the Niles city limits. The Michigan State Police post in Niles is leading the investigation, and their commander says not much new has developed over the last 30 days.
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WSBT-TV Report | June 13, 2012
SOUTH BEND - Construction on the brand new US 31 inside the South Bend city limits is underway. Crews Wednesday morning started work on the new Fellows Street Bridge which will go over the bypass. That means lane restrictions for months. Sharon Xaver watched as the home she lived in for 35 years was turned into a pile of rubble. In 2006, the state informed her they would be taking her house to make room for the bridge. The state did buy her house and help her find a new one, but watching a place filled with so many memories come to the ground is not easy.
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By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV | November 25, 2012
ELKHART - An Elkhart man is battling for his life after his car went off the road and hit a tree just west of the Elkhart city limits early Sunday morning. Elkhart County police say 39-year-old Steven Briskie was driving west on County Road 16 in his Ford Explorer around 1:30 a.m. when his SUV drifted off the north side of the road. He tried to bring the Explorer back on the road but overcorrected, went across C.R. 16 and slammed into a tree on the south side of the road.
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By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV | February 3, 2013
ELKHART - Another armed robbery at an Elkhart County convenience store. Saturday night, county police were called to the scene of the latest holdup at Stogie's Discount Tobacco in the 30900 block of Old U.S. 20 west of the Elkhart city limits. CLICK HERE for map. Shortly before 7 p.m., an employee was robbed by two men at gunpoint. Police say after ordering the worker to the ground, the suspects got some cash, several cartons of cigarettes and the cashier's purse before leaving the store headed west on Old U.S. 20. The suspects are described as two white men. One was armed wearing a tan jacket, gloves and had a bandana covering his face.
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January 4, 2011
It was a wild weekend in South Bend. Police and animal control had to track down a pot-bellied pig running lose in the city. Initially some thought it was a small dog, but when they took a closer look, they discovered it was a pot-bellied pig. The pig was sighted on Saint Louis Street and eventually cornered on Eisenhower Street, where it was captured and sedated. “It did appear to be kept as a pet. It was in pretty good condition, and appeared to have probably been kept inside,” said Kim Lucas, animal control officer.
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August 22, 2012
NAPPANEE -- A bicyclist was flown to a local hospital Wednesday following an early morning crash involving another vehicle in Nappanee. It happened just before 5:00 a.m. on U.S. 6, between Shawnee Street and County Road 100 -- just near the Nappanee City limits. A Nappanee emergency responder tells us a 21-year-old Josey Slabaugh was riding his bike to work on U.S. 6 when a car hit him from behind. He was flown to Memorial via medflight. Emergency crews tell us there was not fog on the road when they were responding to the accident.
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By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV | November 20, 2012
ELKHART COUNTY - A traffic crash in southeastern Elkhart County has taken the life of a young Nappanee man and injured 3 others. County police say around 6:45 p.m. Monday, a Jeep Liberty was heading west on County Road 50 east of County Road 35 when the driver tried to pass a horse-drawn buggy. The SUV collided head-on into a moped, which was traveling east. 20-year-old Jeremy Yates was driving the moped and died on the scene. Investigators say the driver of the SUV was undetermined, although they say 3 passengers in the Jeep Liberty were airlifted to the hospital.
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By Ed Ernstes (ernstes@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV Reporter | August 15, 2012
To say the S.R. 15/C.R. 38 intersection is congested and challenging at peak commute times is an understatement. Some say improvement to the intersection is long overdue. “It's a very busy intersection with lots of traffic. I think I have seen traffic counts as high as 11 or 12,000 vehicles a day approaching or leaving that intersection,” says Mike Yoder, Elkhart County commissioner. With complaints about the high-volume intersection on the rise, the county and city, working with the Indiana Department of Transportation, are about to begin work to upgrade the intersection with widening and turn lanes.
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By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV | September 9, 2012
ELKHART - Three men are behind bars after an early Sunday morning chase with police. Around 2:15 a.m., Elkhart County Sheriff's deputies tried to make a traffic stop near the intersection of County Roads 9 and 20 on Elkhart's south side. The driver of the car refused to stop and sped north into the city limits for about two miles. After traveling north onto Morehouse Ave, south of Main St., the vehicle reached a dead end, sailed over a ledge, overturned and landed on its top on a sidewalk near South Main and Indiana Ave. Police say 20-year-old Christian Serrato was driving the car and tried to flee from the wreck but was captured by officers.
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By Troy Kehoe (tkehoe@wsbt.com) | January 4, 2010
ELKHART — Flying flakes and snowed-in walkways caused some major problems as students returned to school, Monday. Now, Elkhart is cracking down, hoping to "clear the way" for safety. Starting Thursday, homeowners within Elkhart city limits who don't break out their shovels to clear walkways within 24 hours of the end of snowfall could end up paying the price. A city ordinance passed in late 2009 will allow police and code enforcement officers to issue fines of up to $25 for sidewalks that haven't been properly shoveled.
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