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WSBT-TV Report | January 15, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Traffic was snarled a bit at a busy South Bend intersection after a water main broke on Tuesday. Robert Krol of the South Bend Department of Public Works told WSBT around 1:30 p.m., the water was turned off to some 20 customers after the main broke at W. Sample St. and Edison. Krol says traffic in the eastbound lanes of Sample was down to one lane, while both westbound lanes remained open. He expected it to take 4-8 hours before the water is turned back on. Street repairs probably won't be finished until Wednesday.
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WSBT-TV Report | January 8, 2013
SOUTH BEND - A South Bend woman who pleaded guilty to pouring a pot of boiling water on a man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison. 41-year-old Tearsa Broadnax learned her sentence Tuesday in Judge Jane Woodward Miller's court. Broadnax reportedly bragged to police about the June 9, 2012 boiling water incident, saying she waited for the victim to fall asleep and then poured the scalding water over his body as a payback for his actions during a fight earlier in the night.
HEALTH
January 1, 2013
They are everywhere - Diet drinks and waters. But which is better when it comes to losing a few pounds?   A new study underway in Colorado hopes to find the answer. Kathy Walsh takes a look at the study to see what experts hope to learn.
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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 | December 26, 2012
Imagine turning on your faucet and seeing brown, rusty water come out or no water at all. That's what people in Wedgewood Park, north of South Bend, say they've been dealing with for years. Wedgewood Park's private water pumps were put in more than fifty years ago. Naturally they've deteriorated over the years, leading to numerous repairs. Then finally last week, both pumps went down for good, leaving the residents with no water. The water is flowing fine right now, but every once in a while… "We have rusty water here or low pressure," said Ken Claycomb, who has lived in Wedgewood Park for about 20 years.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | December 18, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- Homeowners who live near a shuttered ethanol plant on the southwest side of town pressed city engineers, Tuesday evening, for solutions to rising water, which is now starting to seep into some nearby houses. But the meeting, which was meant to explain what was causing the problem, did not satisfy many of those in attendance. “I don't think they realized how bad it was,” said Delia Cobos, who said her house smells of mildew, even after cleaning it multiple times with bleach.
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WSBT-TV Report | December 17, 2012
ELKHART - Workers in Elkhart won't have to deal with snow or ice today as they head outside for an annual project. Indiana Michigan Power is lowering the Elkhart reservoir. I&M does this every year to prevent flooding from ice formation near County Road 17 at the Six Span Bridge. The water levels will be lowered 6 inches a day until it's down by 2 feet on that part of the St. Joseph River.
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By Denise Bohn (dbohn@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | November 28, 2012
SOUTH BEND - Neighbors living near New Energy Corporation in South Bend are blaming the shutdown company for causing water problems in their homes. The ethanol plant stopped production a few weeks ago. Since then, neighbors say sump pumps have been running non-stop. South Bend officials say the water table in this area has risen, also resulting in a manhole going bad in front of the New Energy ethanol plant on Calvert Street. The project is costing $40,000.
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WSBT-TV Report | October 18, 2012
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - A 47-year-old man lost his life Thursday afternoon while working at a Benton Harbor country club. Benton Township police say just before 2:30 p.m., a work crew was placing a 20,000 gallon, 5,400-pound water tank in the ground at Point-O-Woods Golf and Country Club when the dirt wall collapsed, forcing the tank to shift. The tank pinned one of the workers against a wall of the excavated pit. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | October 9, 2012
Boat owners on Lake Michigan are trying to get their vessels out of their slips and onto land in time for winter, but this year that ritual is especially difficult, because the water level is so low. In some places boats are stuck in mud and sand. Those that are able to move are making it with just inches to spare. “I'm probably 2 inches off the ground,” said Patrick Nelson, who was cleaning his 35 foot sailboat, named Captain Blood, at the St. Joseph West Basin Marina, Tuesday.
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WSBT-TV Report | October 4, 2012
ELKHART -- If you live in Elkhart, it could soon cost you more to turn on your faucets. Mayor Dick Moore is proposing a rate hike over the next three years. On average, bills for homeowners would go up $6.36 per month next year. In 2014, rates will increase by $2.09 and in 2015, a $3.85 hike. The rate increases are expected to find more than 20 million dollars in federally mandated sewer construction projects. No word on when Elkhart's City Council will consider the plan.
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