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Pence and Walorski to Officially Open New U.S. 31

Gov. Mike Pence, U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and other dignitaries will be on hand for tomorrow’s ribbon cutting and dedication of the new U.S. 31 between Plymouth and South Bend. The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. EDT on State Road 4 at the new U.S. 31 interchange. The road will be closed in that area from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. During that time traffic will not be able to enter or exit the new section of highway. Continue reading

Internet Casanova Sentenced in St. Joseph County Court

Raymond Holycross

Raymond Holycross

The man accused of leaving a string of broken hearts and bad debt from the Pacific Coast to the Midwest will be making his home in jail for the next several months. A judge in South Bend sentenced the so-called “Internet Casanova” to 18 months behind bars. Marshall County native Raymond Holycross, 29, pleaded guilty to theft during a prior court appearance. Authorities say he pawned his live-in girlfriend’s $850 camera. The Mishawaka woman found a pawn slip and called the police. She then discovered the man she believed was a jet-setting reporter for “The Huffington Post” was an unemployed womanizer who reportedly made a habit of wooing and stealing from women. She told the judge she thinks he’ll return to his old habits once he’s out of jail. Since his arrest, women in seven states have come forward claiming to be victims of Holycross’s womanizing ways. He’s also wanted on a Howard County warrant stemming from the theft of a firearm from a woman he dated there. Holycross has been in jail since his arrest in February. He received a credit of 78 days worth of jail time.

17th District State Representative Receives Committee Assignments

State Representative Nancy Denbowski

17th District State Representative, Nancy Dembowski (D-Knox), has received her committee assignments for the 2011 and 2012 sessions of the Indiana General Assembly. House Democratic Leader, B. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) recommended Dembowski for the following committees: Local Government, Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, and Natural Resources. In addition, Dembowski will be the ranking Democrat on the Roads and Transportation Committee.

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