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WSBT-TV Report | August 19, 2013
SOUTH BEND - The group Energizing Indiana presented the city of South Bend with a check for $30,450 on Monday. The money is for lighting upgrades in two downtown parking garages, which save energy and the city money. Through grants and rebates like this one, the city is nearly paying for the municipal energy office. “We're thrilled that this is being recognized by Energizing Indiana, which is supported by a number of utilities across the state that are joining the cause of energy efficiency,” said Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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By KIM KILBRIDE | South Bend Tribune | January 26, 2012
SOUTH BEND - Before approving a $186,000 annual contract with South Bend Community School Corp.'s new superintendent, the vice president of the school board gave her an admonishment. “Kind of remember,” Bill Sniadecki told Carole Schmidt, “when you start looking for budget cuts again, look furthest away (from the classroom).” The district is facing a $10 million shortfall over the next two years, and among other things, Schmidt has unsuccessfully proposed that up to half of the district's kindergarten aides be eliminated.
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By Rachel Lake (RLake@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | February 18, 2013
SOUTH BEND - A prostitution sting in South Bend leads to the arrest of three men. The sting took place late Saturday night and into the early morning hours. It involved the Street Crimes Unit going undercover and posting an ad for prostitution on a popular website. "No chit chat, so they're not just looking to have communication; they want to get down to business. They're trying to earn money, utilize the website for that, not for making friends," said Lt. Daniel Skibins with the South Bend Police Dept.
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WSBT-TV Report | February 8, 2013
He suffered a serious head injury just six months ago. But that's not stopping Washington High School student and BMX star Brett Banasiewicz from returning to South Bend this month to host an event he founded.  The 18-year-old's mom told WSBT in an e-mail Brett plans to attend the second annual Pro-AM BMX Contest on the 23rd and 24th; in just over two weeks. Lisa Banasiewicz says ESPN will be covering the competition. Brett continues to recover from head trauma after falling during practice in August in Virginia.
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WSBT-TV Report | December 8, 2012
He arrived Friday night on a horse drawn sleigh, leading a parade down Michigan Street. He lit the Christmas tree at the "John Hunt plaza" in front of the Morris. His arrival was even celebrated with fireworks. Children also enjoyed games, cookies and other activities at Santa's Workshop near the College Football Hall of Fame.     Santa's workshop will be open varying hours on the weekends until Christmas.
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By Denise Bohn (dbohn@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | October 29, 2012
SOUTH BEND - South Bend's historic and oldest cemetery is now a target for vandals. The City Cemetery off of Elm Street, just west of downtown, opened in 1831. Dozens and dozens of headstones, possibly even close to 100 grave markers, have been pushed over and broken.   For many, the vandalism, which hit an all-time high this summer, is much more than just damaged tombstones. It's hurting the city's history. "You can see this one; there's one right next to it, and another one right there," said Steve Nemeth surveying the damage.
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WSBT-TV Report | May 21, 2013
SOUTH BEND - All too often for many children, problems at school or on the streets start at home where kids might not always have a role model to teach them important life lessons. Leaders in South Bend think it's a problem we all share, and they think it's something the community as a whole can fix. Perhaps you've heard of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the program that pairs kids with responsible adults, people they can look up to and learn from. That program has existed in St. Joseph County for years but just recently caught the eye of the mayor and some other city leaders, who are in essence pointing to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and saying we need to do more of this.
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March 11, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- Two people were sent to the hospital late Sunday following a shooting on South Bend's west side. It happened in the 1300 block of Ford Street around 9:15 p.m. Sunday. According to police dispatchers, the two victims were self-transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment of their injuries. We have a crew on the scene and we'll bring you more updates as they become available.
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WSBT-TV Report | June 25, 2012
Today is the start of the annual Downtown South Bend Restaurant Week! The event celebrates the different food you can find in downtown south Bend. Each of the participating restaurant is offering a multi-course dinner or dinner for two for just $25. To see a list of participating restaurants, click here .
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WSBT Meteorologist Abby Weppler | September 10, 2013
We already broke one record temperature today in South Bend. The record high minimum temperature was set this morning at 74°. The old record high minimum temperature was 72° set in 1983. YOUR WSBT FORECAST FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH Mostly sunny, breezy, hot and humid today. Highs in the middle 90's. The record high for today is 96 degrees set in 1897. The heat index will rise into the middle 90's to around 100 for much of the day. Partly cloudy tonight with lows in the lower 70's.
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By Kelli Stopczynski, WSBT-TV Reporter | September 10, 2013
One of five people charged with murder, robbery and burglary after a deadly home invasion on Michigan Street in South Bend is now on trial for murder. Jurors started to hear testimony this morning against Lee Travis Griffin III. Police say Griffin, a teenager, and four others broke into Kent and Sandra Price's home and stabbed and hurt several people last December. Sandra Price died in the hospital less than two weeks later. Four other suspects took plea deals.
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WSBT-TV Report | September 10, 2013
SOUTH BEND - The wait is over as a new South Bend school health clinic is now open for employees. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday for the Activate Health and Wellness Center for the South Bend Community School Corporation. The health care center is paid for through the corporation's insurance program for school employees. It is staffed with two primary care physicians. An open house was held Tuesday to give people a look at what they can expect.
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By Don Wagner (dwagner@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | September 10, 2013
Dozens of new jobs are about to be created at South Bend Airport. SkyWest Airlines has announced plans to open a maintenance facility at the airport, an operation slated to begin in the coming months in an existing hangar. Of the 40 jobs being created, 16 are expected to be local hires. Positions include parts supply control, custodial and a facility maintenance manager. The additional positions will be Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics. SkyWest executives worked in conjunction with Atlantic Aviation and the St. Joseph County Airport Authority to bring the facility to SBN (South Bend Airport)
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By Rachel Lake (RLake@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | September 9, 2013
SOUTH BEND - New numbers from the Pew Research Center show more than half of Americans, 63%, say they do not support U.S. air strikes against Syria, and that includes some protestors in South Bend. About 20 people joined forces Monday during a demonstration downtown to express their opposition. The protesters WSBT spoke with all said air strikes against the Assad regime would do more harm than good. “We were opposed to the Iraq War,” said Minch Lewis. “We're opposed to Afghanistan, and as you can tell by my age, we were opposed to the Vietnam War.” Now with his wife by his side, Lewis is protesting President Obama's plan to strike Syria by air. “If they actually used chemical weapons on their own people, that's terrible, but to respond with violence is also terrible,” Lewis added.
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WSBT-TV Report | September 9, 2013
SOUTH BEND - A judge has granted a protective order in South Bend's wiretapping case. The order means lawyers can ask specific questions when they're interviewing people   about what's on the tapes and not worry about potentially violating the Federal Wiretap Act. Attornies for four South Bend officers filed suit against former Police Chief Darryl Boykins, police Communications Director Karen DePaepe and the city, claiming they...
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WSBT-TV Report | September 9, 2013
We are just learning the state police investigation into South Bend's police chief is over. What it found is not clear, but South Bend's Board of Public Safety turned over the report and their take on the investigation to a city attorney. We expect this report will eventually go all the way to the mayor. The investigation came after allegations that Chief Ron Teachman failed to help a fellow officer. That officer was breaking up a fight outside the Martin Luther King Recreation Center last April.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | September 9, 2013
SOUTH BEND -- A South Bend police officer serving an unpaid suspension says someone needs to investigate how the city handles complaints against managers and other high-level public employees. Theo Robert went before the Common Council Monday evening to express his concerns. “There seems to be a culture of unfairness between those that are considered lower level employees or those that are appointed or considered higher-ranking employees,” he said. Robert is on unpaid suspension, accused of interfering with an internal investigation and making derogatory comments about the police department to clerks at a convenience store, which was involved in the investigation.
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WSBT-TV Report | September 9, 2013
Employees at Honeywell Aerospace in South Bend will return to work this morning after a fire forced evacuations. It happened early Sunday morning. We're told the fire was caused by a large furnace explosion inside the aircraft engine manufacturing business. Emergency crews worked quickly to put out the flames.
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By Annie Chang (achang@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | September 9, 2013
SOUTH BEND  -   Downtown South Bend is once again taking applications for its holiday pop-up shops. From Nov. 1 to Dec. 28 , you could open your own downtown shop with little cost. The city of South Bend or building owners will pay for your business license, short-term lease and utilities in hopes of roping in more business owners and customers to Michigan Street, and it's working. Six stores started as pop-ups and are now permanent stores. The latest to hop onto the permanent store bandwagon is Pam Richardes, owner of Indiana Rug Co. Richardes says she always thought of downtown South Bend as "the" prime location.
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