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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...

Pete Buttigieg urges yes vote on South Bend schools plan

May. 16, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is encouraging South Bend voters to raise property taxes for school improvements in the June 2 election. “Ever since returning from the campaign trail, I’ve been reflecting on just how proud I am of everything...

Woman's body found in western Michigan hotel room

May. 14, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The body of a 52-year-old woman has been found in a western Michigan hotel room. Ottawa County sheriff's deputies were called to the Holland Township hotel about 1:45 a.m. Thursday after a relative of the victim expressed concern to authorities about her well-being, according...

Man refused service for no mask assaults store clerk

May. 13, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — A man denied service for not wearing a mask assaulted convenience store clerk in northern Indiana, police said. The assault occurred Wednesday morning at a 7-Eleven in Mishawaka, 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of South Bend, police said. The man entered the store without wearing a mask...

Editorial Roundup:

May. 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

South Bend Tribune. May 10, 2020. Area residents need a clear and coordinated message in a public health crisis Living during a pandemic can bring a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. So can confusing messages and a lack of coordination from those trusted to lead. Here in Indiana, consider all that has happened...

Shoppers leave the Greenwood Park Mall, Monday, May 4, 2020, in Greenwood, Ind. Indiana started relaxing coronavirus restrictions, with the goal of allowing nearly all activities to resume on July 4. A new executive order that took effect allowing more manufacturers, retailers and shopping malls to reopen in most of the state while directing residents to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and to wear face coverings in public. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

More Indiana stores reopen as some virus restrictions ease

May. 4, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shoppers trickled into some large Indiana shopping malls on Monday as they opened for the first time in more than a month under a new order from the governor easing many restrictions imposed to slow the coronavirus spread. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb defended his decision announced...