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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University police say a female juvenile suffered superficial cuts in an attack that prompted an emergency alert about a person with a knife on the Bloomington campus.

 

One of the most powerful people in Lansing is someone you may not know a lot about.

 

MichMash host Cheyna Roth and special guest Riley Beggin tell you more about Michigan’s Speaker of the House, who went from pastor’s son to power broker.

 

The Elkhart Municipal Airport received more than $1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The money will go towards the second phase of construction for a new fence. It will extend underground to stop animals from digging under and it will be taller than the old fence.

 Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese said the new fence will have safety features that the old fence lacked.

Wayne Barker, School City of Mishawaka's superintendent, plans to stay organized and productive while settling into his new role.

  Barker broke up his 90-plan into three phases.  He will spend the first 30 days listening to people's thoughts on the schooldistrict. 

Firefighters from around the world will gather in downtown Elkhart this weekend to compete in the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge.

 Professional firefighters dressed in full gear will compete in an obstacle course that includes climbing a five-story tower, dragging hoses, and rescuing a 175 pound dummy.   Individuals and teams with qualifying times can go on to compete in the world championships. 

South Bend residents can now apply for new solar- powered lampposts as part of the Light Up South Bend Initiative.

 The Lamppost Lighting Program is meant to improve safety by adding more street lighting throughout South Bend. The City selected two areas where residents pay less for a lamppost.

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Silver Alert issued on July 11, 2019 on Danielle Yoder, and Braiden and Gaige Ratcliff has been cancelled as of Friday July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am as requested by the investigating agency.

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A statewide listening tour with Indiana’s schools chief and a state senator kicked off Thursday night. The duo will focus on education concerns from Hoosiers, but the tour isn’t without controversy.

Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered In Southwestern Michigan

Jul 11, 2019
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say the body of a missing teenager in has been recovered in southwestern Michigan.

United States Department of Justice via AP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted two central Indiana brothers for allegedly attempting to provide guns and other support to the Islamic State.

The Justice Department said Thursday that 21-year-old Moyad Dannon and 20-year-old Mahde Dannon, both of Fishers, also are charged with various firearms offenses.

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The storms that went through Elkhart around midnight Wednesday night were not a tornado. The National Weather Service says heavy tree damage and power outages was likely caused by straight line winds. 

An NWS Meteorologist says soil saturated by above-average rainfall this spring may have contributed to the trees that were uprooted by the storms. 

Steve Hart was working to clear branches out of his driveway and yard. But his big problem was an uprooted hundred-year-old walnut tree in his backyard. 

Indiana State Police Dog Gets Body Armor

Jul 10, 2019
Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police have announced that a police dog is getting a set of canine body armor. 

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LARWILL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a carjacking suspect is expected to face charges after a fiery collision involving a northern Indiana officer's cruiser that killed a police dog.

State police say a Whitley County sheriff's deputy was sitting in his cruiser after setting up stop sticks along an U.S. 30 intersection Wednesday when the suspect's car collided broadside with his cruiser while trying to avoid the sticks.

Police say 31-year-old Clarence Shearer of Fort Wayne was booked Thursday at the Allen County Jail after he was treated for minor injuries.

Court records Friday don't list a lawyer for him.

The deputy escaped unharmed, but officers couldn't get the police dog out of the cruiser near the town of Larwill, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Fort Wayne.

Indiana Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage Sues Archdiocese

Jul 10, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Catholic high school teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage sued the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday, accusing it of discrimination and interfering with his teaching contract.

 

The Elkhart Environmental Center is holding an workshop Thursday evening with information about going solar.

The event is part of the Solarize Elkhart Initiative. Similar projects have happened in Goshen and South Bend. Anyone who’s interested in learning how to convert their home or business to solar energy can attend. 

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