| Aug 13, 2012
| 8:21 PM
A spokesperson for Indiana Michigan Power says that a bird that came in contact with a transformer is to blame for thousands of outages across the area Monday night.
I&M said that the bird caused three circuits to fail.
At the peak of the outage,...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:51 PM
MISHAWAKA — Mishawaka Utilities is seeking to change its water rates, simplifying a convoluted set of prices as it tries to make up for an annual funding gap of about $1.26 million.
In its proposal, it would get rid of the built-in discount for...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 11:38 AM
FOUND: Rusty bicycle frame, thoroughly encrusted with sediment, stones and half of a clamshell because it's been bathing in the St. Joseph River -- until now. Draped with dried river plants. Like artwork. Now exposed to the air for the first time in God-...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:21 AM
There is no doubt we need rain.
Today, the St. Joseph River is at near record low levels.
South Bend's annual rainfall deficit is about 6 inches right now. That is causing really low levels along the river.
According to the National Weather Service, the...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Storms swept through Central Indiana last week, damaging many communities.
Indiana Michigan Power announced Thursday that it could cost more than $12 million to fix the damage in Fort Wayne alone. That is more than the ice storm that hit the city in...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Nearly 71,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers in Indiana are still without electricity, but less than 400 St. Joseph County families are affected.
For I&M outage map, click here
Most of the repairs that still need to be made following that big...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Power outages from heavy storms that raked Michiana Friday afternoon aren't going to end soon. Crews are working across northern Indiana and southern lower Michigan to restore electric service to more than 107,000 customers.
As of 10 p.m. Friday, here...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 10:23 AM
In this heat, the last thing you want is for your power to go out.
But that’s exactly what happened Thursday afternoon in South Bend.
Over 2,600 Indiana Michigan Power customers south of downtown suffered through a power outage for several hours....
| Jun 17, 2012
| 4:24 AM
The number of people without electricity is going up and down like a yo-yo.
Early Sunday, Indiana Michigan Power reported nearly 2,500 customers had lost their power in St. Joseph, LaPorte and Berrien Counties due to what appears to weather-related....
| May 14, 2012
| 3:32 PM
In Madison County, there is something popping up in the fields along with this year's corn crop. Wind turbines are being planted across 81 square acres in Madison and Tipton Counties.
"At the end of the day, they can show it to their parents, their kids,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:05 PM
Billie Bratton held up her I&M electric bills and rattled the monthly totals from memory.
In four months this year, the South Bend resident paid $404.90 in January, $433.13 in February, $443.61 in March, and her bill in April so far totals $344.35....