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May 28, 2012
It is a day to thank those who have served our country and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. As you can see in the video attached above, throughout our area today many are celebrating and honoring our service members with parades.
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WSBT-TV Report | January 11, 2012
Senator Richard Lugar spent the day in the area talking to voters and doing his part to get on the republican primary ballot. The six term senator made three stops in the area on Wednesday. First was at a chamber of commerce event and then later at a health facility in Elkhart. During his visit he also stopped by the St. Joseph County Clerk's office to turn in petitions to get his name on the republican primary ballot. “I just felt that this is the first day of registration and this is a very important county in our state,” said Lugar.
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By Clifton French (cfrench@wsbt.com) | December 5, 2010
MISHAWAKA — The first full day of lake-effect snow took its toll on St. Joe County.  Crews were busy salting and plowing to keep the roads clear of snow and ice on Suday. "It's keeping us busy," Mishawaka assistant street commissioner Tim Ryan said, " Right now I've got nine trucks on the road...   I just got off the phone, setting up another crew for 8 o'clock.  Then, from there to run the operation, if we need to go 24 (hours), we'll go 24 until we get everything cleaned up. " St. Joseph County officials reported crews hitting the roads from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m to 10 p.m.  With more crews scheduled to start at 5 a.m. Monday morning.
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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 | March 14, 2013
Two soldiers are home tonight. Army Reserve Sergeant David Monsivais and Chief Warrent Officer Shawn Waldron have been gone for ten months in Kuwait. Monsivais was all smiles as he kissed his 14-month-old son. After spending months in the Middle East, David says he couldn't wait to get off the plane and see his family. It's the moment he's been longing for. "The people getting off the plane were taking a little too long, I was about ready to push people around, I was really excited," said Sgt. Monsivais.
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WSBT-TV Report | October 14, 2012
The National Weather Service is giving us a word of warning. Scattered thunderstorms were forecast Sunday afternoon, with the main threat being damaging wind gusts. Winds of 20 to 35 MPH were expected with gusts of 45 to 50 MPH possible during the afternoon and early evening hours. The higher gusts are expected near the Lake Michigan shoreline. The Wind Advisory is in effect for all of northern Indiana and southern Michigan.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
Keep checking back if you don't see the town you're looking for. The list will be updated. All trick-or-treat times take place Wednesday, October 31 unless otherwise noted : South Bend, IN: 5 - 7 Roseland, IN: 5 - 7 Mishawaka, IN: 5 - 7 Elkhart, IN: 6 - 8 Plymouth, IN: 5 - 7 Knox, IN: 5:30 - 7 Dowagiac, MI: 6 - 7 Goshen, IN: 5:30 - 8 New Buffalo, MI: Oct. 28 parade at 2...
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WSBT-TV Report | February 26, 2013
Mother Nature is digging into her bag and pulling out some mixed treats today. Sleet and freezing rain fell on the southern part of the WSBT listening area Tuesday morning before turning to snow for most of us. Several areas were covered in light ice. An Indiana State Police dispatcher reported a lot of slideoffs on the Toll Road but nothing big enough to impede traffic and no major injuries. The Toll Road was more icy to the west. A dispatcher in Marshall County described the roads as "slick," with some slideoffs but nothing too bad. WSBT meteorologist Matt Rudkin says U.S. 31 was fine but says there was icing on signs, power lines and trees between Plymouth and Rochester.
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Cari Peugeot | WSBT-TV Meteorologist | January 31, 2013
Snow showers have been falling across the area causing slick roads and a return to winter!   Overnight, accumulations ranged from just a dusting to 2 1/2 inches.  This light snow covered up icy patches that formed from this week's rain then freezing overnight.  Wind has also been a huge factor.  While those snow totals aren't enormous, there are still travel issues.  Since most of the snow is light and airy, it is easily blown around creating visibility problems covering up areas that were once cleared.
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WSBT-TV Report | June 29, 2012
Several communities across Michiana are offering public fireworks displays through the weekend. Go prepared with plenty of bottled water to stay hydrated during the area's extreme heat and lawnchairs. Above all ... Enjoy! INDIANA Marshall County issued comprehensive fireworks ban, including public displays. Michigan City ... Dusk on July 8 at Washington Park Mishawaka ... 9:30 p.m. July 5 at Beutter Park  Syracuse ... Dusk on July 7 at Lake Wawasee MICHIGAN Hartford ... 10 p.m. July 6 at Hartford Motor Speedway    
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By John Paul (jpaul@wsbt.com), Click here to follow John on Twitter | WSBT-TV Reporter | July 5, 2012
Heat's on … how are you holding up? While area cooling centers are open to provide relief from  heat and humidity … no one's taking advantage. Why not?    WSBT reporter John Paul and videographer DeMarco Brown checked out Niles' cooling center. One person. Three hours into their shift at the Charles Martin Youth Center in South Bend, they've not seen one visitor seeking cool relief.
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By Annie Chang (achang@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | September 10, 2013
BUCHANAN, Mich.  - Lovers of local wine, rejoice. Grape harvesting season is kicking off, and winemakers say this year's crops could be the best yield they've ever had. At Tabor Hill Restaurant & Winery, the first round of grapes were picked and pressed on Tuesday to be made into champagne. Next up is the pinot grigio. Over the next few months, more than 20 different varieties of grapes will be harvested and processed into award-winning southwest Michigan wine.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | August 14, 2013
Police and paramedics have had a busy summer responding to drug overdose calls. Specifically, heroin, which investigators say has become more common across Michiana in recent months. Paramedics with the Penn Township Fire Department knew something was up when they recently responded to three heroin overdose calls in two days. “We are always interested in the safety of the community and when we see something like this entering the community and having the effects it does, it frightens us,” said Chief John VanBruaene.
HEALTH
SBT Report | August 7, 2013
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Wakarusa Seifert Drug, 1028 E. Waterford St. The South Bend Medical Foundation will hold the following blood drives: Teachers Credit Union, 110 S. Main St., South Bend, 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Doctors Express, 7115 Heritage Square Drive, Granger, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Williamsburg on the Lake, 1000 Portsmouth Drive, Elkhart, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. University Park Mall, in front of Bath & Body Works, 6501 Grape Road, Mishawaka, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
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By Rachel Lake (RLake@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | August 6, 2013
ELKHART - With a new school year just around the corner, teachers across Michiana are stocking up on supplies. But some teachers didn't spend a dime, all thanks to a special program in Elkhart. It was big because many of those teachers have to pay for supplies out of their own pockets. Many get a stipend, but the program helps beyond that. And there's more to it than just giving teachers free supplies. Kate Fulnecky, a second grade teacher, can't wait to get back into the classroom.
NEWS
July 28, 2013
Rick Schutt, WSBT's newest anchor/reporter, is excited to be back in Michiana where he previously spent 10 years anchoring and reporting news and sports. Rick covered all the major stories in the area from 1996 -2007 while at WSJV-TV. He lists the leasing of the Toll Road, the time change in Indiana, the end of one-class basketball in the Hoosier State, and all the great Notre Dame teams as some of the more memorable stories he's reported on. He's also proud of the volunteering he did, helping numerous charities in Michiana over the years.
NEWS
July 28, 2013
Jennifer Copeland is back! "I am SO happy to a part of the WSBT family again," Jennifer said. "After 7 years of being away, it feels great to be back in Michiana close to family. So many good memories were born here. "   Jennifer first worked at WSBT back in 2002. She began as a reporter for WSBT First Thing In The Morning and quickly rose through the ranks eventually becoming a top reporter for the station and occasional news anchor. "I'm extremely proud of our news team," Jennifer said.
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By Annie Chang (achang@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | July 24, 2013
BERRIEN CENTER, Mich. - A 60-foot tower is being erected in Berrien Center, Mich. Its name is Goliath the Giant. But this one's much taller than the one in the Bible. By the time it is finished, this tower will be more than 60 feet tall with 3,700 total square feet of climbing space. The tower is part of an outdoor education program hosted by Five Pines Ministries, a day camp during the summer and a character-building program during the school year. Five Pines' Director Michael Holets says the tower will help teach kids about teamwork.
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By Darla Hernandez (dhernandez@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | July 24, 2013
NILES, Mich. - The construction of a controversial oil pipeline in Michigan has created a boom for a local town.   The Enbridge pipeline has brought hundreds of workers from all over the country to Niles and with those workers comes their wallets.     The Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce in Niles believes 400 workers from August through November are eating at the restaurants, shopping in the stores, buying groceries, doing laundry, washing their cars, and they say it's really going to help the downtown and the community.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | July 19, 2013
SOUTH BEND -- Marianne Kruppa has been getting a lot of interesting looks lately, on the sidewalk, at restaurants, and at her job as the manager of sights and sounds at the St. Joseph County Public Library. “Most people just go, huh?” she said. But don't be shy. “If you see me come up and ask, I'll let you play with it,” she said. She's eager to show off her Google Glass, a new device you wear like a pair of glasses. “I can Google, take a picture, record a video, get directions, do a video chat,” she said while showing off the gadget, Friday.
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