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The United Automobile Workers strike against General Motors is forcing some Indiana companies that supply parts to the car maker to shut down. 

The union picketing entered its third day Wednesday after the UAW called for the strike against GM at midnight Sunday night. Thousands of workers in Indiana have since walked off the job.

READ MORE: UAW Workers Strike At Largest GM Facility In Indiana 

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The state is getting closer to rolling out a system that will allow sexual assault victims to track what happens to their forensic exam kits.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been sentenced to an additional 42 months in prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after being deported.

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that 38-year-old Manuel Orrego-Zavala will serve the additional time after he completes a 16-year state sentence handed down last September for the February 2018 crash that killed Jackson and 54-year-old Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe of Avon.

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There’s a call out for data-driven solutions to address the state’s high rates of infant and maternal mortality.  The Healthy Mom + Baby Datapalooza competition is open to the public and will offer all the necessary data for teams to come up with solutions to improve maternal and infant health. 

Teams are encouraged to create data visualizations or analyses to better show the problem. 

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A traveling Vietnam memorial wall arrived in South Bend today for the first time in more than 20 years.

The Wall That Heals is a slightly smaller version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. - but it's meant to equally honor Americans who served in the War.

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana school bus driver who authorities say allowed children as young as 11 years old drive a bus has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors.

Joandrea McAtee, of Portage, who was charged with a felony count of neglect of a dependent, entered the agreement Monday.

The Porter County Sheriff's Office has said McAtee allowed three students to drive the bus last year for a short distance in a rural area near Valparaiso.

No 'Stranglehold:' Let Hunters Bait Deer, Says Ted Nugent

Sep 17, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ted Nugent, the rocker and avid hunter, is speaking out in support of legislation that would reverse a ban on deer and elk baiting in Michigan.

Nugent told lawmakers Tuesday that a ban won't stop deer from "swapping spit." He says they eat from the same trees and plants.

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Indiana State Police have released the following information about a crash Monday in which a semi carrying 44,000 pounds of Nutella rolled over on I-94 in LaPorte County. 

Buttigieg Unveils Community-Focused Disaster Relief Plan

Sep 17, 2019
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GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is unveiling his community-focused approach to disaster relief in a South Carolina community hit hard by Hurricane Florence last year, pledging to reinforce the response to weather events he says are exacerbated by climate change.

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With the United Automobile Workers strike against General Motors entering day two, the union says it’s focused on a new contract that would bring members back to work. However one Indiana union representative sees the strike as a bigger issue for American workers.

UAW officials say they’re negotiating for fair terms in wages, healthcare and temporary workers.

Rich LeTourneau is the shop chairman of UAW Local 2209 near Fort Wayne. He says the strike sends a message to the whole country.

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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office has released the following information on behalf of the Metro Homicide Unit after a naked man reportedly shot and killed at woman Sunday at the Rodeway Inn.

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Indiana’s first openly gay major party candidate for governor announced his bid Monday.

Indianapolis tech entrepreneur Josh Owens will seek the Democratic nomination.

Josh Owens is the CEO of SupplyKick, an Indianapolis-based online retailer. The 34-year-old, who’s never before run for elected office, announced he’s filed for governor.

UAW Official: GM's Offer Came Too Late To Avoid Strike

Sep 16, 2019
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DETROIT (AP) — A strike by over 49,000 United Auto workers against General Motors could have been averted had the company made its latest offer sooner, the union's top negotiator said in a letter to the company.

Michigan State Workers Notified Of Potential Layoffs

Sep 16, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's 48,000 state government workers have been notified of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1.

Budget director Chris Kolb and department directors emailed employees Monday.

About 30,000, or 62%, of state workers would be temporarily laid off. The rest would be deemed as essential to protecting the health and safety of residents and continue working.

They include prison guards, state troopers, child protective services caseworkers and others.

$52 Million Plan Would Create 250 Jobs In Elkhart County

Sep 16, 2019
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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Officials say a metal forming company plans to invest $52 million and create 250 jobs in northern Indiana.

Chris Stager, president of the Elkhart County Economic Development Corp., says Brinco wants to use a former Chassix facility in Bristol that's been vacant since 2017.

The Elkhart Truth reports that the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 and they plan to hire 150 new employees during the first phase.

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