It was a devastating day for family, friends, and an entire community as Jada Justice's uncle confirmed that a body found Thursday is in fact his niece. The news comes on the same day that Jada's 18-year-old cousin is charged in the little girl's murder.
For the last few years, it seemed like life was at a standstill in the LaSalle Square area on Bendix Drive. Now, there's a sure sign that it's being revived, from the physical landscape to the physical and mental well-being of the community.
All too often we hear tragic stories about the dangers of drinking and driving, or of getting in a car with someone who is drunk. But a Niles woman is hoping that her mistake can be a learning experience that might save others.
Equal opportunity for all was the message behind an executive order issued by South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke on Wednesday. The order bars discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation for current or future city employees.