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  • Vigil for toddler killed by stray gunfire

    The community continues to grieve a toddler's death. A prayer vigil was held Thursday night for John Swoveland, Jr. Dozens of people gathered at Coquillard Park to pray and remember the little boy. They also talked about ways to end to the violence. Coquillard Park is where shots were fired during a gang fight. A stray bullet hit Swoveland as he played outside with his sister 3 blocks away. Timothy Washington lives across from the park and says, "The community needs to come together, do som...

  • Mt. Baldy to remain closed this summer

    A popular destination will remain closed this summer. Mt. Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore will be off limits. A six-year-old boy nearly lost his life there last year. He was rescued after getting trapped in a hole. Scientists have been trying to figure out why the holes are forming but they need more time to do their work.Mount Baldy, its parking lot, trail, and the beach in front of the dune will be closed this summer to allow them to investigate.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joe County trying to get more kids off the streets and into positive programs

    Leaders with The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joe County are offering their suggestions to curb the violence. They held a news conference Thursday to talk about the programs available to teens.There is a specific area for teens to hang out in after school at the location on Sample Street. Organizers say they wish the suspects involved in the shooting death of John Swoveland Jr. would have have been at the club instead of on the streets. Jory Fitzgerald Kelly is the President of Boys Girls Clu...

  • The Little Black Dress is a success

    Everyone knows it as a place to donate what you don't need any more or to shop!But the message of the Little Black Dress Fundraiser is 'Let's get people back to work.' It raises money for GoodWill Industries and it highlights the great fashions and bargains they have. With the money they raise in their stores, they provide resources to help people looking for jobs. Guy Fisher, the Director of Mission Advancement of Goodwill Industries of Michiana says: "Everybody wins. It's good for folks w...

  • Organizers of Hall of Fame RV Show say RV Industry is strong

    Looking for a positive sign in the local economy? The organizers of the Hall of Fame RV show say look no further than this year's event. They say the show at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart is bigger and better than last year. Matt Rose is the Director of Recreation Vehicles for the RVIA. He says it's a great time to be in the RV business. "I think the number of units that we're seeing out here and the type of units is a great indicator of how good the economy is and how good the...

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