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Nine arrested in alleged heroin distribution ring

The United States Attorney's Office held a press conference Monday to announce nine people have been arrested in connection with a heroin distribution conspiracy that operated between 2009 and 2014 from Illinois to Michigan City. Read More »

Surveillance photos of suspect in gas station robberies released

Three gas stations in Berrien County were robbed Monday morning. There were no reports of injuries. Read More »

Elkhart Police release surveillance pics of theft suspect

The Elkhart Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a theft suspect. Read More »

Resident, dozens of animals rescued from early morning fire

Fire crews rescued one man and several animals after a home caught fire in South Bend Tuesday morning. Read More »

Deputies need help identifying persons of interest

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help identifying persons of interest. Read More »

Police release names of officers involved in fatal shooting

The Elkhart Police Department released the names of the officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of suspect Joseph Lee Tuesday evening. Read More »

South Bend's baseball team renamed the Cubs

South Bend's minor league baseball team has changed its name to the South Bend Cubs. The announcement was made during a press conference Thursday morning. Read More »

Police searching for armed robber wearing clown mask

Police are looking for an armed suspect who robbed the South Bend Wireless store on Wednesday while wearing a clown mask. Read More »

Surveillance pictures of bank robbery suspect released

The Key Bank at Lance's New Market in North Webster was robbed Friday morning. Read More »

September 11th Fast Facts

Fast facts on September 11th, including timeline of events since September 11, 2001. Read More »

9/11 museum: Tragedy turns the mundane into memorial

Objects big and small from the greatest terrorist attack on American soil now make up a museum dedicated to that tragedy and the 2,983 people who perished. Read More »

Storms roll through Michiana Friday afternoon

Several severe storms rolled through Michiana, including Berrien County, Kosciusko County around 5 p.m. Friday. Read More »

Stars of this season's Dancing with the Stars revealed

This season’s cast of celebrity dancers includes a fashion icon, a YouTube sensation, a NASCAR legend, and a movie star, to name a few. Read More »

Notre Dame vs Rice

The 2014 football season has officially kicked off for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame Read More »

One dead, two injured in Kosciusko County shooting

The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two others injured. Read More »

Driver injured when car hits pole, tree and flips

A woman was injured in a vehicle rollover accident on Old US20 and Osborne Road near the St. Joseph/Elkhart county line. Read More »

Robin Williams takes laughter to heaven, leaves questions behind

The tributes to Robin Williams flow from around the world as stunned friends and family search for answers about why the comic legend would take his own life. Read More »

Community comes together to pay respects to Jamie Middlebrook

Hundreds of people filled the auditorium on Bethel College's campus to pay tribute to Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook. Read More »

8 weird houses worth a visit

Some houses are so far outside of the box, they're worth a trip to see. Read More »

Memorials honor fallen firefighter

In New Carlisle, a town of around 2,000 people, residents are grieving for Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook. The volunteer firefighter died while fighting a fire at K-Fex, Inc. Tuesday evening. Read More »

Low-speed chase ends with police nabbing tortoise

'Slow and steady wins the race' may be the moral of a children's tale, but the adage didn't hold up over the weekend in the case of Clark the tortoise vs. California police. Read More »

Shooting victim describes LaSalle Avenue shooting

The man who was shot on West LaSalle Avenue in South Bend Thursday evening spoke with ABC57 about the ordeal. The victim says he was in his house with his four grandchildren when someone started shooting at his home. Read More »

Surveillance photos of burglary suspect released

St. Joseph County Police have released surveillance photos of a burglary suspect. Read More »

Ukrainian Prime Minister resigns as MH17 remains arrive in Netherlands

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet resigned Thursday, he told parliament. A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine, dozens more coffins containing the remains of victims arrived Thursday in the Netherlands. Read More »

Ukraine opens criminal cases against Russian minister, businessman

As bodies from Thursday's air disaster reached a facility in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the Ukrainian government ratcheted up its accusations against Moscow, saying a Russian officer shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Read More »

Restaurant employees help rescue crash survivors

Three restaurant employees risked their lives to rescue several people involved in a two car accident on US13 in North Webster Sunday afternoon. Read More »

AG report suggests changes after prisoner escape

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette released the results of his department's investigation into Michael Elliot's February 2, 2014 escape from the Ionia Correctional Facility. The report lists six technology and personnel failures and makes twelve recommendations to prevent any further escapes from the facility. Read More »

Road melts at Yellowstone National Park

Extreme heat from thermal features at Yellowstone National Park, created by the active volcano below the park, caused oil to bubble on a road surface on July 9 and damage it. Read More »

Comics' Archie dies heroically

It was one of the most unexpected announcements of the year. In April, Archie Comics released the news that its lead character, Archie Andrews, would die in an upcoming issue of "Life With Archie." Read More »

Elephant cries after rescue from 50 years of abuse

When Raju the elephant was rescued after being shackled and abused for five decades, the story and picture of him "crying" went viral. Read More »

Michigan City investing in lighthouse renovations

Michigan City is spending $160,000 to restore and renovate the lighthouse on Lake Michigan. Residents say they are glad the city is investing in the landmark. Read More »

Homeowner demolishes abandoned home, plants garden

A South Bend resident decided to help remove blight from his neighborhood. Samuel Valenzuela bought a problem property from the city, paid the back taxes, demolished it and planted a beautiful garden for the community in its place. Read More »

Train derailment sends plane fuselages into river

A train carrying Boeing train parts derailed in Montana Thursday. It was traveling from Kansas City to Renton, Washington. Read More »

MSP investigates Berrien Co. murder-suicide, victim identified

Michigan State Police said they are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide near Stevensville. Read More »

Victim of Saturday's shooting identified

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide released the name of the man who was shot and killed near Olive and Linden streets in South Bend Saturday around 11:30 p.m. Read More »

160-year-old church damaged by Tuesday's storms

Residents who live near St. John's Lutheran Church on CR 32 just west of Goshen, say the 160 year old landmark means a lot to them. It was badly damaged in Tuesday morning's storms. Read More »

Goshen residents still cleaning up from storm

Residents on N. 6th Street in Goshen just got their power back, but are still cleaning up from Tuesday morning's storms. Read More »

Stray kitten keeps purring after losing leg to car's brakes

A little kitten lost her leg after being trapped under a car, but rescuers say she just keeps on purring. Read More »

Severe storms: Damage reports and power outages

A line of severe storms moved west to east across Michiana between midnight and 2 AM. Several Tornado warnings were issued over that time. Reports of gusts topped 70 mph, radar estimates put gusts topping 80 mph. Read More »

Three story cave home up for auction

A former roller rink turned cave home is up for sale in Festus and buyers are lining up to bid on the home. Read More »

Elio Motors promises a weird $6,800 car

Sometime next year, a company called Elio Motors claims it will begin building a car in its Louisiana factory that will get 84 miles per gallon on the highway and that will sell for a base price of $6,800. Read More »

Notre Dame creating a new Turbomachinery Facility

The University of Notre Dame and five partners will be creating a research and test facility for advancing technology used in the gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industry. Read More »

13-year-old accused of stabbing his 15-year-old brother

South Bend Police are investigating a stabbing that happened just before 9:30 a.m. Friday. Read More »

Tornado hits south-central South Dakota town

A tornado hit the south-central South Dakota town of Wessington Springs on Wednesday evening, briefly trapping some people in their homes. Read More »

Strong storms move through Michiana, power outages reported

Strong thunderstorms moved through Michiana Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

Machu Picchu named 'world's top landmark' by TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor released the results of its second Travelers' Choice Attractions Awards. Read More »

Twin tornadoes tear through Nebraska town; 2 dead

Rare twin tornadoes wiped out Pilger's business district, obliterated its fire station and ground 40 or 50 homes into rubble, Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said. Read More »

Car crashes through plate glass at CNN Center

A man is accused of driving his soft-top Mercedes coupe into CNN Center in downtown Atlanta early Friday. Read More »

Police investigating stabbing in South Bend

South Bend Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in the 3600 block of West Jefferson Friday afternoon. Read More »

Daycare incident: Coroner releases 5-year-old's cause of death

The 5-year-old who died after being found not breathing at Tricia's Playhouse and Daycare in Michigan City Monday died of asphyxiation, according to the coroner. Read More »

Convenience store raids targeted owners for corrupt business influence

New details have been released about the raids at convenience stores in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties on Monday. Read More »

Police search convenience stores for synthetic drugs

Search warrants were served Monday at six convenience stores in St. Joseph County suspected of selling synthetic drugs. Several stores in Elkhart are also being investigated. Read More »

Indianapolis 500 track hosts vintage car race

This weekend the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts two days of races between hundreds of vintage vehicles spanning the past 100 years. They're billing the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational as the "largest gathering of race cars in the United States." Read More »

Bicyclist struck by car in South Bend

A bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a car at Lincolnway and Sherman in South Bend. Read More »

Fire destroys fiberglass plant in Bremen

A fiberglass plant in Bremen was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. at the facility on Dogwood Road. Read More »

Body found in burning car after crashing in an alley

A body was found inside a burning car in an alley behind Elmer and Bulla Street in South Bend on Monday. Read More »

Driver charged for hitting, seriously injuring pedestrian

Quentin Burnley has been charged with causing serious bodily injury while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated for the accident that injured a jogger Thursday morning. Read More »

Ice cream truck overturns at US20 & SR2

A semi carrying ice cream overturned after colliding with a vehicle at US20 and SR2 in Rolling Prairie around 8 a.m. EST Monday morning. Read More »

Authorities identify victims of Santa Barbara rampage

Elliot Rodger killed six people in a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara, police said. The violence came to an end when Rodger died, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Read More »

Police find 17 vehicles in Detroit River

Police are "fishing" vehicles out of the Detroit River. Read More »

Museum exhibits concept cars

Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Read More »

Tree falls on Plymouth home during storm

Storms swept through Michiana late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. The storm knocked down power lines and even a few trees. In Plymouth, a tree crashed into a family's home. Read More »

City asks RMG Foundry owner to clean up property

The city of Mishawaka is asking the owners of the RMG Foundry building to show significant improvement in the next thirty days. Nothing has been done since the building caught fire in February 2013 and burned boats, cars and RVs stored inside. Read More »

Would you live in a house made of urine and bacteria?

Peter Trimble, a design student at the University of Edinburgh, was aiming to produce an artistic exhibition for a module on sustainability when he stumbled on "Dupe," a living alternative to concrete. Read More »

Obama, 9/11 families, first responders attend museum memorial dedication

President Barack Obama marked the dedication of the long-awaited September 11 Memorial Museum Thursday with families, survivors and rescuers at the site, saying the "sacred place of healing and hope" will ensure that "generations yet unborn will never forget" the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Read More »

World's scariest, best water slides

Verrückt will become the world's tallest water slide -- it's taller than both the Statue of Liberty and Niagara Falls -- when it opens in May in Kansas. Read More »

Explorer: Underwater pirates looted what he says is likely Santa Maria

An underwater explorer who says he's confident he's discovered the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship, said Wednesday that there's evidence that the ship has been looted. Read More »

Police look for man after truck slams into Maryland TV station

A Maryland TV station was evacuated Tuesday as police looked for a man who may have smashed a truck through the station lobby Tuesday, authorities said. Read More »

Custom-built robot to probe Fukushima leaks

The push to plug the plumbing problem from hell at Fukushima Daiichi is about to get some help from a U.S.-built robot designed to search for leaks from one of the Japanese nuclear plant's crippled reactors. Read More »

Moped driver killed in collision with semi

A moped rider was killed when his moped was hit by a semi at Lincolnway East and Sample Street in South Bend around 10 a.m. Monday. Read More »

Third body found after hot air balloon burns, crashes in Virginia

Authorities have found the remains of the third occupant of the hot air balloon that burst into flames at a Virginia festival, police said Sunday. Read More »

World's best worst food sites celebrate kitchen disasters

Is it possible to vomit while laughing? This appears to be the question behind a pair of websites that lampoon the popular practice of people taking pictures of their food and posting the results on social media. Read More »

FBI seizes records from Elkhart business

The Federal Bureau of Investigation spent most of the day Friday at Paragon Technology Group on Dexter Road in Elkhart. Read More »

Best U.S. movie locations to visit

If you haven't seen (or re-seen) the following worthy titles lately, don't forget to admire the work of that other vital main character: the actual location in which they were shot. Read More »

Remains of unidentified 9/11 victims to be moved to museum Saturday

Remains of the unidentified victims of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center are to be moved to a repository in the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Saturday, 11 days before the museum opens to the public, according to a letter from New York officials to victims' families. Read More »

The $1 million studio with hidden rooms

Paying $1 million for a studio may seem high, even by Manhattan standards, but this 420-square-foot space collapses, folds, and rolls to transform into a master bedroom, home theater, dining room for 12 and even a guest room. Read More »

How the 1-percent roll at the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby means big money. And, it's bigger than ever now, especially for the opulent class. Take a look at Millionaires Row, the most exclusive area of the Churchill Downs racetrack. Read More »

King Tut replica tomb opens to public in Egypt

It's not quite the Mummy Returns -- more like an attempt to stop the Mummy disappearing in the first place. Read More »

Photographer marks 20 years at the Kentucky Derby

Through everything in John McGraw's life during the past two decades, there has been one constant: He knows he will be in the infield of Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Read More »

Farmer helps trooper catch fleeing suspect

A farmer in a tractor helped an Indiana State Police lieutenant capture a man who was allegedly fleeing to avoid arrest. Read More »

One killed in accident on US 12 near Edwardsburg

One person was killed in an accident on US 12 involving a semi and a pickup truck. Read More »

MH370 report reveals 4-hour gap before official search for plane began

On the fateful night that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, officials apparently didn't notice for 17 minutes that it had gone off radar -- and didn't activate an official rescue operation for four hours. Read More »

Police recover stolen tools, electronics and equipment

St Joseph County Police have arrested two people who are suspected of at least three burglaries in St. Joseph County. Now they want to reunite victims with their belongings. Read More »

Crews searching larger area of ocean floor for MH370

Even as they were rejecting as far-fetched an Australian company's assertion that it may have identified the resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- thousands of miles from where investigators have been searching -- experts acknowledged Wednesday that they have little choice but to check it out. Read More »

Searchers unearth "E.T." - the video game Atari wanted us to forget

"E.T." may have soared in the movies. But as a video game, it was an epic turkey. Read More »

Millions threatened with severe weather after deadly Sunday storms

Parts of the South and Midwest may be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 16 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county. Read More »

MH370: New phase to include private contractors, may cost $60 million

The next phase in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be a more intense underwater search that will use private contractors, take months and cost about $56 million, officials said Monday. Read More »

New water coaster may be world's tallest

Officials with Guinness Book of World Records will measure Schlitterbahn's newest water coaster to determine whether it is truly the world's tallest. Read More »

Rescuers paint harrowing portrait of search aboard sunken ferry

In the final, chaotic moments before the South Korean ferry Sewol rolled over and sank into the chilly waters of the Yellow Sea, 48 girls obeyed the orders of crew members and put on their life vests. Read More »

Kentucky postal worker jailed for stashing 44,900 pieces of mail

A former Kentucky postal worker was sentenced to six months in federal prison for "destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of mail," according to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Read More »

11 assassination spots you can visit

Places where famous people were killed have become quite the tourist spots. Here's a collection of a few of the more popular spots. Read More »

Cat Cafe unites friends of felines in New York

Along the Bowery in Manhattan, people waited in a line that would challenge any fancy art gallery opening or exclusive New York City club. Read More »

Granger's Copper Creek Cafe catches fire

The Copper Creek Cafe in Granger caught fire Thursday around 10 a.m. Multiple fire units responded to the fire. Read More »

City taking problem property away from owner

The mayor of Goshen says he is at his wits end with landlord and property owner Ron Davidhizar. The city says because he hasn't done anything to improve a property on Middlebury Street, the city is taking it over. Read More »

Semi overturns, leaks diesel fuel

A semi filled with rolls of paper flipped onto its side Tuesday around noon at McKinley Highway and Capital Avenue. Even though the westbound lanes were closed for a few hours, traffic still kept moving. Read More »

Police: Arrest warrant issued for captain, 2 crew members of sunken S. Korea ferry

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the captain of the ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea, an accident that killed 29 people and left nearly 270 missing. Read More »

See what happens when a rescue and a baby become BFFs

When you look at a picture of Zoey, a rescue dog from Taiwan, and Jasper, a 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby, it's hard to imagine they were ever anything but best friends. But once, they weren't. Read More »

Eight charged in fatal shooting of 2-year-old on April 9

Eight people are facing charges related to the fatal shooting of 2-year-old John Swoveland Jr. while playing in his aunt's front yard with a sibling. Read More »

NASA discovers Earth-sized planet that may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet the size of Earth that could be habitable. Read More »

10 things you didn't know about Las Vegas

There's a lot about Vegas you might not know -- and we don't just mean magic tricks, personal secrets or those holes in the desert you see in gangster movies. Read More »

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