South Bend, IN95.3 MNC

South Bend man charged with animal cruelty

A 67-year-old man is facing preliminary charges of animal cruelty in South Bend. Police say John Hill hit his dog in the face with a hammer, and then attempted to burry the dog in the snow. Officers tried rescuing the dog when they arrived, however the injuries were too severe.
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Elkhart County, INWNDU

2nd Chance: Tess

(WNDU) - This week in our 2nd Chance segment, we’re highlighting a dog from the Humane Society of Elkhart County. Tess is 5-years-old and ready to settle down. She was brought to the Humane Society and was never reclaimed, and the staff began preparing her for the adoption center. That’s...
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South Bend, INWNDU

Man charged with beating dog with hammer in court

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A South Bend man charged with beating a dog with a hammer also appeared in court. It happened back in February. Police say John Hill hit his dog in the face with a hammer, then buried the dog in the snow. Police tried to rescue...
Granger, INWNDU

Father’s Day cooking ideas at Villa Macri

GRANGER, Ind. (WNDU) - Father’s Day is this weekend, and we all know how hard it can be to buy a gift for dad. Let’s be honest, most dads don’t want or need another necktie. A delicious steak dinner is more like it! That’s why 16 News Now sought help from Villa Macri in Granger for those looking to impress their dads with dinner on the grill.
South Bend, INWNDU

South Bend restaurant helps competition cook food

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - It may seem restaurants are constantly in competition with each other, and while this is the case, in Downtown South Bend, it’s a much more friendly competition. Café Navarre was full of customers, just like most Tuesday nights, when suddenly… all of their cooking appliances...
Sturgis, MISturgis Journal

Father's Day 2021 brings changes for Swiharts

The camaraderie among generations of men in a family is something unique, according to Scott Swihart of Sturgis. Hence, Father’s Day long has been a “big deal” for Scott. This year will be different for him and his son Grayson Swihart, however. It will be the first time they mark Father’s Day without Scott’s dad, Stewart Swihart II, who passed away in August 2020.
South Bend, IN22 WSBT

Market Basket: Latest local retail and restaurant news

With summertime underway, area food trucks have become more frequent around town. Events like For the Win Food Trucks on Wednesdays near the Ball Band Biergarten in Mishawaka and Fridays by the Fountain in downtown South Bend allow the opportunity for food truck operators to reach customers on a more consistent basis. Businesses like Barnes and Thornburg are also partnering with area food trucks, hosting a “Food Truck Philanthropy” event every two weeks where a local food truck will park in front of the law offices in downtown South Bend and a portion of the proceeds will go to a local nonprofit. The next event will be on June 24 with Real Grille. However, many food truck operators say private events have them booked throughout the summer. You can read more about how some are managing it in today’s Market Basket column.
South Bend, INWNDU

Potawatomi Zoo celebrates 100th birthday

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Potawatomi Zoo is celebrating its 100th birthday. The zoo will have three mini-celebrations throughout the summer. The celebrations will have activities and giveaways, and ice cream, music and games. There’s also historical pictures around the zoo. If you attend, you will have the opportunity to...
Niles, MINiles Daily Star

Local EAA chapter to host 34th pancake breakfast fly-in

NILES – All-you-can-eat pancakes and aircraft land together for the 34th annual Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 865 Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast in Niles on Sunday, June 27. The morning begins at 8 a.m., with pilots and earthbound driver’s alike begin arriving to the Jerry Tyler Memorial Airport, 2018 Lake St., Niles. The...
South Bend, IN95.3 MNC

Four Winds field looks to add dealers for table games

Nearly a year after reopening during the pandemic, Four Winds Casino in South Bend has some new additions on the way. More than a table games including craps, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and carnival games are expected to be up and running by August. With these new additions, new positions are...
Elkhart County, INGoshen News

A little water makes a big difference

If you planted trees recently, make sure they are getting watered. Any tree that was planted in the past two years, as far back as the spring of 2019, could use some extra water. While Elkhart County is not yet listed as being in early or moderate drought conditions, we are qualified as “abnormally dry” – the stage before drought – by the National Integration Drought Information System. As of this weekend, we are 2.84 inches below normal annual precipitation levels.
Mishawaka, INWNDU

Food Truck Wednesdays return to Mishawaka

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Food Truck Wednesdays have returned to Mishawaka for the summer. Several different eateries lined up their mobile operations outsidemthe Ball Band Biergarten at Beutter Park on Wednesday. There was everything from Italian and Mexican food to smothered fries to shaved ice. Sam Rulli, owner of Rulli’s,...
Niles, MISouth Bend Tribune

Distribution of nutrition: 'Veggie Van' brings free food to Niles

NILES — The brightly decorated vehicle blazoned with images of carrots, lettuce and radishes pulled into the parking lot at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA a little past 11 a.m. Tuesday. Within ten minutes, more than 50 cars rolled through the drive-thru to receive fresh produce from the Veggie Van. The van,...
Saint Joseph County, IN95.3 MNC

Innovation grants available in St. Joseph County

A partnership between St. Joseph County and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce are providing support to local restaurants who during the pandemic invested in keeping their customers and employees safe. Throughout Lakeville, New Carlisle, North Liberty, Osceola, Roseland, and Walkerton, businesses are eligible to apply for grants of...
South Bend, INWNDU

Fiesta Cancun receives punishment for health code

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Seven separate diners reported getting sick after eating at Fiesta Cancun restaurant in South Bend the weekend of June 5th and 6th. An inspection found seven critical and nine non-critical health code violations. The misbehavior included an employee touching clean plates after loading dirty dishes...
Edwardsburg, MINiles Daily Star

Ice cream shop opens on M-62 in Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — A new Edwardsburg business is serving up the latest scoop. Cousins Melanie Brennan, of Mishawaka, and Beth Medina, of South Bend, opened ice cream shop Sensational Scoops Saturday at 69045 M-62, Edwardsburg. To celebrate, the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the new business to the area.