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South Bend woman faced COVID-19, 35 weeks into her pregnancy

Aug. 8, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — As the doctors and nurses filled her room at Memorial Hospital the evening of July 20, Heidi Clear could see the worry on their faces. She was 37 weeks pregnant, and only a couple of weeks past testing positive for COVID-19. Her most recent test, from that morning, had not yet come...

Fire destroys northern Indiana barn, kills about 240 calves

Aug. 6, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — A fire that swept through an Amish family’s livestock barn in northern Indiana killed more than 200 calves, fire officials said. The barn's owner and his children were inside the barn when the fire started Wednesday afternoon, but all of them escaped without injury, said...

Low turnout at Indiana funeral services blamed on COVID-19

Aug. 3, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana funeral directors say they are seeing low attendance at services due to coronavirus concerns even after the state lifted a rule that limited the number of people allowed to attend funerals. The order, which took effect in March, allowed only 10 people at each service. But...

Texas Rangers pitcher Cody Allen throws to the plate during an intrasquad practice baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Cubs sign former Indians closer Allen to minor league deal

Jul. 31, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs signed former Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal on Friday. Allen was assigned to the team's training site in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs' bullpen struggled in the first week of the season. Closer Craig Kimbrel walked four batters and allowed two...

FILE - In this May 16, 1999, file photo, Regis Philbin, a Notre Dame graduate, waves to the crowd after receiving an honorary degree during Notre Dame's 154th commencement exercises in South Bend, Ind. Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the university's Cedar Grove Cemetery, following a private funeral service Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

Jul. 31, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said. Philbin was buried Wednesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the northern Indiana Catholic school's...

Father drowns trying to save 2 children in Lake Michigan

Jul. 31, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A 44-year-old Indiana man has drowned in Lake Michigan while trying to save his two children, authorities said. Four people were seen struggling in the lake about 8 p.m. Thursday at Lions Park Beach in southwestern Michigan's St. Joseph, police said in a release. The man’s...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2005 file photo, Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, right, and Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis wait for the start of the AFC wild-card game against the Denver Broncos in Indianapolis. Kernan has died at age 74. His governor's office chief of staff says Kernan died early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at a South Bend health care facility. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Remembering ex-Gov. Kernan: 'Best of friend' to Indiana

Jul. 29, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reaction to Wednesday’s death of former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan: “His compassion and skill, along with his innate and genuine ability to bring people in to engage, comfortably, whether just in a conversation or in working together on a project, made him a leader Hoosiers...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan acknowledges the applause of supporters as he concedes to Republican challenger Mitch Daniels in the race for governor in Indianapolis.  Kernan has died at age 74. His governor's office chief of staff says Kernan died early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at a South Bend health care facility. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Ex-Indiana Gov. Kernan, who was a Vietnam POW, dies at 74

Jul. 29, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, a Vietnam prisoner of war who entered politics and was thrust into the state’s top office when his predecessor suffered a deadly stroke, died Wednesday at age 74. Kernan died at a South Bend health care facility, said Mary Downes, who was his...

Judge orders new trial for man convicted of murder at 14

Jul. 26, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a man who was 14 when he was convicted more than a decade ago in the fatal shooting of a northern Indiana man. Dentrell Brown, 26, is entitled to a new trial because his lawyers at trial and in a post-conviction appeal were ineffective,...

Notre Dame doctoral student uses music to bridge cultures

Jul. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — “Not now” doesn’t mean “not ever.” Emorja Roberson knew that he wanted to lead the music ministry in a church, and when a woman who was his church’s minister moved away, Roberson made his desire known. He was a grade school student in...