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WSBT-TV Report | January 27, 2013
A massive Michiana food drive brought out thousands of volunteers on Saturday. Nearly 100,000 pounds of food was distributed to 8 local food pantries, thanks to a number of area churches. The Food Drop was timed this year for the tough months of January and February when donations typically drop off and the need is greatest. “Especially nowadays, whether you want to factor in the economy or not, the need is strong all year long,” said volunteer Dan Scott.
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BUSINESS
By Rachel Lake (RLake@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | January 7, 2013
MISHAWAKA - Today is going to be a big day for watch parties all across Michiana. Local businesses are gearing up to meet those game night party needs. Sales have gone through the roof at Bruno's Pizza these past few months. "We've definitely had our busiest fall this year and this is true at all of our locations. It has a lot to do with the success of the Notre Dame season," said manager Mike Welsch. Workers expect those sales to continue to skyrocket today during the BCS Championship Game.
NEWS
By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | January 3, 2013
Michiana's bedbug problem isn't getting any better. Exterminators say they're just as busy today as they were a few years ago when the insects really started showing up. “Elkhart and Niles are for me our two big spots right now,” said Bob Leinonen, owner of Bob the Bug Guy, “we're out there continuously.” South Bend has tapered off, Leinonen said, but not soon enough for renters at the Courtyard Apartments on East Jefferson Blvd...
ENTERTAINMENT
CNN | December 18, 2012
(CNN) -- Users of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, were up in arms Tuesday over language that appears to give the company ownership of their images. A new update to Instagram's terms of service states that data collected through the app can be shared with Facebook. That's not a surprising move, considering Facebook paid an estimated $1 billion for the photo-sharing service earlier this year. But the language that's upsetting some of the app's more than 100 million users says that "a business or other entity may pay" Instagram for the use of user images and may do so "without any compensation to you. " That didn't sit well with some -- including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wedding photographer.
NEWS
By Matt Rudkin | WSBT-TV Reporter | November 30, 2012
It's one of the most familiar sights and sounds of the holiday season: The Salvation Army's red kettles and the bells! But one Michiana man is taking bell ringing to a whole new level.
NEWS
By Ed Ernstes (ernstes@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | November 28, 2012
SOUTH BEND - Local efforts are again ramping up to help those hit hard by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. South Bend-based LeSea's Feed The Hungry is one of those collecting items to help. WSBT spoke with one woman with a special connection to the hard-hit east coast. On Wednesday, Diane Carbone drove all the way from Three Oaks, Mich. to drop off a carload of relief items at the Feed The Hungry warehouse in South Bend. It was her second trip in recent days.
NEWS
By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | November 23, 2012
MISHAWKA - It's a good thing we're heading into a weekend, because shoppers who spent all day and in some cases all night at the stores after Thanksgiving need some rest. But was the Black Friday rush enough to give retailers the confidence they need this holiday season? “We've actually been really busy. This is supposed to be one of the number one gifts this year,” said Jessica Waller, who was selling Pop-Up-Pals slippers at a kiosk inside the University Park mall.
NEWS
WSBT-TV Report | November 19, 2012
Two more people from Michiana have died from fungal meningitis linked to tainted back pain medicine. And the lawsuits are now stacking up. Attorney Douglas Small of the law firm Foley and Small says both meningitis victims were clients of his. Small says 83-year-old Jack Durben of Edwardsburg, Mich. died in the early morning of November 10, and 87-year-old Viola Copsy of Constantine, Mich. died early this morning. Small says his office on Monday was filing a lawsuit on behalf of five other clients and will be filing additional complaints for more than a dozen additional people in the next two weeks.
NEWS
By Ed Ernstes (ernstes@wsbt.com) | October 31, 2012
Many of us want to know how we can help with the relief efforts on the east coast after Superstorm Sandy. Two organizations here in Michiana are aiming to help those in need. The Elkhart County chapter of the American Red Cross and the one in St. Joseph County are hitting the phones. Both agencies are calling volunteers to see if they can help with hurricane relief. So far, between both chapters, a total of 20 volunteers have been deployed to the east coast.
NEWS
WSBT-TV Report | October 30, 2012
High winds on Tuesday knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses, which are serviced by Indiana Michigan Power. The hardest hit areas are near Lake Michigan where the waves and winds from Superstorm Sandy are fierce. Early Tuesday afternoon nearly 2,900 I&M customers in Berrien County were still without electricity. The numbers were 2,300 in LaPorte County, nearly 300 in St. Joseph County and over 200 in Cass and Van Buren Counties. CLICK HERE for I&M outage map. NIPSCO was reporting a big drop in the number of power outages just after noon, with 2,200over 6,300 outages across northern Indiana with 2,700 in Michigan City.
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