Saint Joseph County, IN


TRAFFIC ALERT: Auten Rd. bridge closure

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Some drivers in St. Joseph County will experience a disrupt in their commutes. The Auten Rd. bridge over the St. Joseph River will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The closure is to inspect the bridge. County officials say the closure will be between the...
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St. Joseph Co. roads receive major funding

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Major funding for St. Joseph County road improvements is on the way. In all, St. Joseph County communities will receive more than $2.5 million in state matched grants for road and bridge improvements. “These state grants allow local governments to make many much-needed upgrades...
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Woman accused of spitting on jail officers

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A woman was charged with battery after she allegedly spit on two jail officers, according to the probable cause affidavit. On Tuesday, 41-year-old Renata Noble was arrested for an unrelated matter and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. At the jail, Noble became...
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Preliminary totals from Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The preliminary numbers are in for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive which took place on Saturday. Officials with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana say more than 64,000 pounds of canned goods, non-perishables and personal care items were collected in St. Joseph County alone. It’s the largest one-day food...

COVID-19 cases creep back up in St. Joseph County

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - COVID-19 cases are, once again, on the rise in St. Joe County. On Friday, the St. Joseph County Health Department released metrics that indicate the county is in the “red” category. This indicates that both transmission and the risk to contract COVID is currently high.

ALERT: Boil water advisory issued for residents northeast of South Bend

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Ind. (WNDU) - A boil water advisory is in effect for some residents in St. Joseph County. Due to a loss of pressure in its water distribution system earlier today, the City of South Bend has issued a precautionary boil water advisory through 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16 for customers northeast of South Bend.

Thank you note found in stolen vehicle after suspects are captured

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Two people were arrested on Monday after allegedly stealing a car and running from police, according to the probable cause affidavit. On May 9, deputies with the St. Joseph County Police Department received a Flock Camera notification about a stolen gold 2004 Kia Optima in the area of Darden Road.

St. Joseph County Election Board to work on limiting access to ballot storage room

SOUTH BEND — The St. Joseph County Election Board discovered there are more keys than both political parties are comfortable with to the room used by the county clerks in the basement of the County-City Building. The board on Friday vowed to see whether the room for the ballot storage can be changed to one that can be secured according to strict state guidelines. ...

Memorial service held in South Bend for fallen officers

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodges 36 and 155 hosted an annual memorial service Friday night for 16 officers who died in the line of duty. People gathered outside the South Bend Police Department. There was prayer, a moment of silence and speakers. Chaplain...

Man found guilty in murder of Alan Diaz

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A 23-year-old man was found guilty of murder for his role in the death of 19-year-old Alan Diaz in March 2020, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office announced. A jury found Oliver Bwalya guilty on Wednesday for the March 3, 2020, death of Diaz.

Murder suspect pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- Richard Alexander pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Catherine Minix after accepting a plea agreement, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office. As part of the agreement, he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and habitual offender. The murder and invasion...

St. Joseph County Nursing Shortage Law

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Farmers get to work planting crops with dry weather

This stretch of warm weather is great for summer lovers... and those who grow our food. Local farmers are now making a mad dash to get their crops in the ground. The farmers WSBT spoke to today are so happy they can get to work. They have been waiting patiently.