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No identity yet on man's body found in St. Joseph River

Jun. 3, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A body found in the St. Joseph River hasn't been identified, partly because more than a week likely passed before the discovery, authorities said Wednesday. An autopsy determined that the man was at least 45 years old, but there were no identifiable fingerprints or identifiable...

Head of non-union builder's group loses Indiana Senate race

Jun. 2, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A costly Republican fight for a state Senate nomination has been won by the candidate backed by several suburban Indianapolis mayors. Scott Baldwin, the owner of a construction management company, won the GOP nomination over JR Gaylor, who is president and CEO of the Associated Builders...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 2, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

South Bend Tribune. May 31, 2020. A few good steps, with more needed to address the homeless situation When it comes to South Bend’s ongoing challenges with the homeless population, Mayor James Mueller this past week summed up the issue succinctly. “There is no easy solution,” he said. It was...

Protestors rally in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Holcomb: National Guard remains on duty amid violence threat

Jun. 1, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' mayor extended an overnight curfew into a second night Monday following violent weekend protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans that left behind widespread damage, including shattered downtown storefronts in Indiana's capital....

IU-South Bend grad finds her mission with coral reefs film

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At first, it was all about the dollars for Coral Dorsch. Dorsch, a recent Indiana University South Bend graduate, initially planned to major in business. “The reason I chose business is because of money,” she said. “That’s what you’re supposed to...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

South Bend Tribune. May 24, 2020. A good faith effort toward fixing longstanding problems Those who have waited in vain for South Bend to establish a civilian review board might turn their attention to Indianapolis, which recently announced its intention to create such oversight. Earlier this month, in the wake...

South Bend proposal for homeless shelter draws scrutiny

May. 24, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A proposal by South Bend's mayor to launch a city-run homeless shelter is drawing scrutiny, including questions about whether the northern Indiana city can afford to operate such a shelter. Mayor James Muellerr proposed such a shelter last week after a homeless tent encampment was...

Film explores life of Lakota who could become Catholic saint

May. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Sr. Judith Ann Zielinski was surprised when she learned a Cause for Canonization had been opened to consider making Nicholas Black Elk a saint of the Catholic Church. A Franciscan nun, she knew who Black Elk was because of the 1932 book “Black Elk Speaks,” by John...

Notre Dame lab violated animal welfare laws in study on mice

May. 20, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Notre Dame violated federal animal welfare laws last year by mistreating mice during lab studies, according to documents the school filed with a federal agency. The university self-reported the violations to the federal Office of Laboratory Animal...

With masks and testing, Notre Dame plans to reopen in August

May. 18, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

University of Notre Dame officials announced Monday the school’s campus will reopen to students on Aug. 10, with social distancing, a mask requirement, testing and contact tracing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Notre Dame president, the Rev. John Jenkins, said the university will open to...