Justin Hicks

Workforce Development Reporter

Justin Hicks has joined the reporting team for Indiana Public Broadcasting News (IPB News) through funding made available by (IPBS) Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations. Justin will be based out of WVPE in his new role as a Workforce Development Reporter for IPB News. 

Justin comes to Indiana by way of New York. He has a Master's Degree from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He previously earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Appalachian State University where he played trumpet. He first learned about Elkhart, Indiana, because of the stamp on his brass instrument indicating where it was produced. 

Not long ago, Justin started a branch of Young Eisner Scholars to work with intellectually curious students in Appalachia. He traveled through rural counties to start a dialogue about math, computer programming, writing, science and philosophy. 

Justin was born and raised in Mt. Olive, North Carolina. He currently lives in South Bend with his dog, Charlotte. 

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Pete Buttigieg commented today on the Sunday morning police shooting of a black man by a white South Bend officer.

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During a broadcast on WUBS, a radio station in South Bend, the death of Eric Logan was front and center Tuesday afternoon. 

Logan died Sunday after being shot by a South Bend Police officer who says Logan had a knife. 

A man who claims to be a spokesperson for Logan's family says he has heard from Jesse Jackson. The family is trying to plan a march for this weekend in South Bend. 

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Community members at a vigil in South Bend Monday night are looking for answers following the shooting death of 53-year-old Eric Logan by a police officer early Sunday morning.

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Ken Cotter, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor, says Sgt. Ryan O'Neill, the officer who fired at Eric Logan, did not have his body camera or vehicle camera activated. 

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Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

During the rally opposing the Whole Woman’s Health Alliance clinic, Attorney General Curtis Hill told a crowded church that he opposes abortion, but would remain objective. Hill recently appealed a federal court order that the state clear a path for the clinic to open, despite not being awarded a permit.

Vigil for Eric Logan via Facebook

 


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Slideshow of images from Elizabeth Warren's campaign stop June 5th at the RV/MH Hall of Fame. 

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb presented a ceremonial check today to celebrate the funding of a trail connection between Mishawaka and Niles.

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