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Jimmy Carter Hospitalized After Fall At Georgia Home

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is in the hospital again after falling and fracturing his pelvis at his home in Plains, Georgia.

Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne Congileo described the fracture as minor in a statement issued Tuesday. She said the 95-year-old is in good spirits at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and is looking forward to recovering at home after his fall Monday evening.

Sheriff: Crop Heists Are A 'Major League Operation'

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DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a "well-organized machine" of thieves appears to be behind the theft of tons of apples and pumpkins from orchards and farms in Michigan and Indiana.

An estimated 7,000 pounds of apples were discovered missing Oct. 10 from Spicer Orchards in Fenton, Michigan, during the same week that 1,000 pumpkins were pilfered from McCallum's Orchard in Jeddo. There were also 50,000 apples reportedly stolen from Williams Orchard in LaPorte County, Indiana, just south of the state line.

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The first accurate picture of the part of the eye where glaucoma starts has been captured. Researchers out of Indiana University recently accomplished this task.

Even with a microscope, it’s difficult to clearly see the structure of the eye related to glaucoma because of its location, moving fluid and a reflection. 

To correct this, the team of IU researchers adapted mirrors that astronomers use to view stars to see through the eye.

Dr. Thomas Gast is a senior scientist at the IU School of Optometry.

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The four women who say Attorney General Curtis Hill inappropriately touched them took the stand Monday at a state disciplinary hearing.

That was the bulk of day one of a week-long proceeding that sees Hill defending his law license.

Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster) and three legislative staffers – Samantha Lozano, Niki DaSilva and Gabrielle Brock – say Curtis Hill groped them at a party in March 2018.

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Today South Bend's former fire chief, Stephen Cox, was sworn in as the State Fire Marshal of Indiana.

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The 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Survey shows companies are increasingly concerned there aren’t enough workers in the industry. This comes when national unemployment numbers are low – and Indiana’s are even lower.

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Wa-Nee Community Schools in Nappanee is working to replace its school bus fleet with propane powered buses. 

Wa-Nee Schools began using propane powered school buses this year - which they said is a much better option than the traditional diesel school bus.

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PORTER, Ind. (AP) — More than 1,000 acres of the Indiana Dunes National Park will soon be going up in flames during prescribed burns at Indiana's only national park .

The National Park Service says nine prescribed fires planned this fall are expected to torch about 1,100 acres (445 hectares) of the 15,000-acre (6,070-hectare) park.

The agency says the controlled fires promote the park's unique ecosystems that include prairies, marshes and dune-lined beaches by boosting native plants and reducing fire risks.

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UPDATE:

According to new information released by the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office, the name of the man shot by an officer is Kevin W. Meyers, 48,  LaPorte, Indiana. He was taken into surgery earlier today and is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Appeal Fails In Scheme To Get Unused School Vacation Pay

Oct 21, 2019

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a school superintendent who was charged with embezzlement after collecting thousands of dollars for unused vacation days.

Leonard Seawood argued that the Benton Harbor district didn't suffer a loss because he actually worked on those days. But the appeals court says it doesn't matter: His contract only allowed him to be paid for five unused days a year.

Seawood got $46,000 for 110 unused vacation days. He was Benton Harbor superintendent for five years until 2015.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered at all state buildings and grounds in honor of late Gov. William G. Milliken.

Milliken was Michigan's longest-serving governor. He died Friday at age 97.

Whitmer said flags should be displayed at half-staff on all state buildings, grounds and facilities through Nov. 1. They're being lowered for 14 days to honor each year Milliken served as Michigan's chief executive.

Whitmer, a Democrat, called Milliken "a true statesman who led our state with integrity and honor."

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state commission has approved a slimmed down project to build a $40 million welcome center on the lawn of the Michigan statehouse that will boast adjustable space for meetings and catered events.

The Michigan State Capitol Commission agreed to move forward with the underground Heritage Hall project with money appropriated in the lame duck session at the end of 2018. The initial cost estimate was $55 million, but $15 million of that didn't make it through this fall's budget season.

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's prison inmates are now allowed to apply for college financial aid through a state program that had long excluded them but was changed under the state's 2020 budget.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University alumnus who founded a technology company has donated $60 million to IU for the creation of an artificial intelligence center.

ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy made the donation, which is the second-largest private gift IU has ever received. ServiceNow is a cloud computing company based in Santa Clara, California.

Some Indiana Farmers Uncertain Hemp Will Become Profitable

Oct 20, 2019
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WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana farmers have started harvesting their first legal crop of hemp without knowing for certain whether it will be lucrative.

President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill last December, legalizing hemp.

Since then, Indiana farmers have taken out permits to grow thousands of acres of hemp for its fiber, seed and cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD.

Hemp flowers and seeds can be processed to make materials that include paper, cloth and rope.

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