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Hard Criminals: Soft Sentences, Part I

Updated: 02/15/2008 - It's been a hot debate for some time now: Are judges too lenient? Law enforcement officers say yes. They say it's making their job more difficult and the streets unsafe. Meanwhile, one judge says he's not convinced harsher sentences are the answer.

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Behind the scenes of "Regis and Kelly" Pt. 2

Updated: 02/27/2008 - Regis Philbin may have a legendary career in television, but he is also Notre Dame's biggest cheerleader. That wasn't hard to see when Joel Schipper went behind the scenes of "Live with Regis and Kelly."

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Autism: Understanding the Puzzle - Part III

Updated: 02/09/2008 - While many high functioning autistic adults are able to lead independent lives, those with more severe symptoms are dependent on others. Many simply can't live alone or support themselves and is a real concern for many families.

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Behind the scenes of "Live with Regis and Kelly"

Updated: 02/27/2008 - It is one of the hottest daytime talk shows ever and one of the hosts is a Notre Dame alum, but what does it take to put on a live, national show for the last 20 years? NewsCenter 16’s Joel Schipper traveled to New York to go behind the scenes of “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

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Autism: Understanding the Puzzle - Part II

Updated: 02/07/2008 - In the last decade, a growing number of children have been diagnosed with autism. NewsCenter16's Sarah Platt takes a look at some of the ways families are dealing with an autism diagnosis.

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Autism: Understanding the Puzzle

Updated: 02/06/2008 - Autism effects one in 150 children and is four times more likely in boys than in girls. It's a complex neurological disorder that impairs a person’s ability to communicate and creates a challenge for families here in Michiana.

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As Seen On TV: Mighty Putty

Posted: 02/05/2008 - You may have seen "Mighty Putty" advertised on TV. The infomercial shows some amazing feats, but could it hold its own in our always sticky "As Seen On TV" test?

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The Snyders Speak Out: Part 2

Posted: 02/01/2008 - The Snyders of Roseland and their saga continues to be the most watched story on our website. We know about the rumblings, arrests and lawsuits, but what else do we know about this infamous couple? NewsCenter 16's Maureen McFadden talked with the Snyders about their past and future.

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The Snyders Speak Out

Updated: 01/31/2008 - Roseland changed from a sleepy little town few knew about, to a spot on the map that lit up around the globe. In the center: David and Dorothy Snyder.

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Father Hesburgh discusses Islam

Updated: 01/15/2008 - Notre Dame's Father Theodore Hesburgh says the Muslim faith must not be judged by the actions of Osama bin Laden's ruthless followers.

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A look back at the biggest stories of '07

Updated: 12/31/2007 - At the end of each year, our newsroom here at WNDU-TV likes to take a look back at the stories we've covered. Whether the stories are good news, bad news, or somewhere in between; there are many stories to remember.

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Skyway or Highway?

Updated: 12/20/2007 - Sick of driving past miles of cornfields and battling the red lights in Kokomo? You now have the option to fly to Indianapolis. Which is cheaper, faster, more efficient? We sent our crews to go find out!

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Beating Lung Cancer: Part two

Updated: 12/19/2007 - Each day, roughly 4,000 American kids, between 14 and 17, try their first cigarette. Find out how smokers both young and old can get checked for lung cancer.

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The Dropout Dilemma: Part Two

Updated: 11/29/2007 - Living life without a high school diploma is a path many teenagers in Michiana are choosing to take. In some cases, four out of ten students are not graduating. Meet one local woman who is fighting this trend more than twenty years after her high school days.

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The Dropout Dilemma: Part One

Updated: 11/28/2007 - Some area schools have become dropout factories cranking out students who fail to graduate with a diploma. NewsCenter16 examines this phenomenon in The Dropout Dilemma.

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Can we live forever? Part 3

Posted: 11/22/2007 - What does it take to live for centuries? Here are a few tips, and a few markers of how long you could live!

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Charges for past offender in Fun Tan robbery

Posted: 12/29/2007 - After a scary situation at a South Bend tanning salon, some are wondering why Christopher Powell, a man sentenced to more than 50 years in prison in 1990, was out on the streets.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part Three

Updated: 11/16/2007 - With a dramatic increase in amputees due to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Department of Defense has shown great interest in the healing power of pigs.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part Two

Updated: 11/15/2007 - While working on a model airplane, Lee Spievack chopped off almost half an inch of his middle finger. He never saw the original tip of his finger again, but with the healing power of pigs, he wouldn't need to.

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The Healing Power of Pigs: Part One

Updated: 11/16/2007 - It sounds stranger than fiction, but researchers think they’ve found the secret that can trick the human body into re-growing its own parts. It’s a secret kept by Mother Nature and it lies in a very unlikely place.

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The Fight Within: Part Two

Updated: 11/10/2007 - From World War II to the most recent war in Iraq, there are millions of veterans in our country. Some came back with physical scars, while others returned with hidden ones, like post-traumatic stress disorder. Newscenter 16's Sarah Platt tells us how some local veterans and their families are dealing with "The Fight Within."

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The Fight Within: Part One

Updated: 11/09/2007 - The reality of war is something that many folks in this country face, whether they're serving or know someone else who’s overseas. As many troops come home, some return with visible injuries. But many have injuries that we don’t see. Those can sometimes have devastating effects on a veteran.

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Mike Hoffman's look at Old Man Winter

Updated: 11/08/2007 - With an unseasonably warm fall many people want to know what to expect this winter. Newscenter 16's Severe Weather Expert, Mike Hoffman, gives us his outlook on old man winter this year.

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