“Since I left the Weather Channel years ago I always said, when I have the chance I’m going start my own business and do voiceovers for a living,” said Emmick who told viewers he wasn’t getting any younger.
“For those familiar with Kevin’s work, and work ethic, it really is not that surprising. The guy can do it all and do it superbly,” news director C.J. Beutien wrote in a memo to WNDU staffers. “…We will miss his competitive spirit and his constant strive for excellence.”
Lewis, who is an investigative reporter and weekend anchor at WNDU, will sign off on August 4. He will begin as WJLA’s Montgomery County bureau reporter on August 26.
Steltzer told TVSpy, he turned around and saw a car drive by with a window halfway rolled down after he heard the ‘pop,’ “In my head I was saying, ‘I think someone just tried to shoot me! But I’m still going to tag out of this story.’ I ended up doing one more live shot there before heading back to the station.”
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When the station asked a South Bend Police Captain if the sound was a gunshot, the cop said, “I wouldn’t doubt it.” Steltzer was at a local gas station reporting on an early morning drive-by shooting.
You can see video of the live shot in a story WBND did about the drive-by after the jump. Read more
Koehn recently graduated from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. Evans is a graduate of University of Ohio, and Starrantino graduated from Chapman University in Orange, Calif.
Schutt took to his facebook page to assure viewers he was OK saying, “It’s Ash Wednesday and yes I went to Mass tonight. Some viewers were wondering what was on my forward. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent…”
During Ash Wednesday Mass, Catholics have ashes rubbed on their foreheads in the sign of a cross to remind them of their mortality. Some choose to wash the ashes off. Some leave them on.
Schutt may have run into his phone’s auto-correct function by writing “forward” instead of “forehead.”
Management for the South Bend, IN, ABC affiliate confirmed the news, but told TVSpy they would not comment further on personnel matters except to say meteorologist Tom Coomes will fill-in for Martin.
WSBT, the rival CBS affiliate, reported the news on air and on its website, saying St. Joseph County dispatchers confirmed the car Martin was driving flipped onto its roof less than a mile from the ABC station. Read more
While McDonough, a reporter for the South Bend ABC affiliate, was interviewing an 18-year-old High School student about his car rear ending a school bus, South Bend police stepped in and arrested the man. “In Indiana it is illegal to have metabolites in your system while you are driving,” said Lt. Gene Eyster who approached the suspect during the interview.
Acting off a tip, police learned the man may have ditched drug paraphernalia in a nearby garbage can after the accident. “We are also going to take you down for a drug test,” said Lt. Eyster. “Which is going to tell me exactly what is in your system and how strong.”
According to documents filed Wednesday in St. Joseph Superior Court, Klund is charged with two counts of sexual battery, both felonies, against a woman at a party in South Bend on April 29. The woman reported the incident happened after she and Klund, along with a group of their acquaintances, had been drinking at a friend’s residence and at a local bar.
According to her account of the incident, she told friends she felt she may vomit and she went into the bathroom at the apartment. Klund came into the bathroom uninvited and began “rubbing the victim’s exposed genital area with his hand … and kissed the victim’s bare buttocks.” Klund left the bathroom after the woman yelled at him to stop. Read more
“Kim has spent her career digging up stories that impact the communities where people live,” news director Aaron Ramey said in a statement. “She has a passion for one-on-one interaction with the folks who are affected by the news. I think that shows in her compassionate approach to story-telling.”
WBND’s Daryl Bjoraas ‘Doing Fine’ After Report From Scene of Chemical Fire Lands Him in the Hospital
“Daryl is doing fine. He responded to the breaking news scene before mandatory evacuations were ordered,” WBND news director Aaron Ramey told TVSpy in an email. “He was feeling ill and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.”
The fire began Friday night at a vacant chemical plant that is currently undergoing a federally-supervised cleanup, according to the AP. Hundreds of residents in a one-mile radius of the factory were evacuated overnight, returning to their homes after the all-clear was given early Saturday morning. Read more
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