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UPDATE:

Indiana State Police have cancelled the Silver Alert.  

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Indiana State Police issued the following Silver alert:

The Mishawaka Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Harmoni Thompson, a 1 year old black female, 2 feet 10 inches tall, 16 pounds, black hair with brown eyes.

Harmoni is missing from Mishawaka, Indiana which is 145 miles north of Indianapolis and was last seen on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am.  She is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. 

Owners Of Mackinac Island's Iconic Grand Hotel Announce Sale

Sep 11, 2019
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DETROIT (AP) — The owners of the iconic Grand Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac Island said Tuesday that they've reached a tentative deal to sell the hotel to a private equity firm.

Michigan House: Label Marijuana As Risk To Pregnant Women

Sep 11, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marijuana sold in stores would have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and children under legislation passed Tuesday by the Michigan House.

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PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's chief justice says it's "jarring" to see violent paintings in a southwestern Michigan courthouse. But Bridget McCormack says it's not her job to tell local leaders how to manage the building.

McCormack was in the Van Buren County courthouse last week participating in an effort to observe and assist judges. One mural in a stairwell shows a bare-breasted woman holding a decapitated head and a spear. Another painting above a judge's bench shows a nude man and nude woman begging for mercy.

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Wednesday marks 18 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. That means most high school students weren’t alive when the attacks happened.

Man's Body Found In River In Elkhart

Sep 10, 2019

Elkhart Police released the following information on a discovery made along the river Tuesday evening:

On September 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Michigan St in regards to a body in the St. Joseph River.

Officer along with members of the Fire Department arrived on scene and located a male deceased in the river. The body was found on the north side of the river near Lexington Ave and Vine St. The Elkhart County Homicide Unit was called in to investigate the incident.

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The Benton Harbor School Board voted last night to create an advisory board that would make plans to turn the district around.

The board voted unanimously to create the committee. The Michigan Department of Treasury presented the idea at a meeting on August 16th. This is the plan proposed by the state after its initial plan to close the district’s high school met with staunch opposition in the community.

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The St. Joseph County Council voted to table a bill that would fund the 911 Dispatch Center by taking tax dollars from local libraries, Transpo, and the airport.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana officials are going to start negotiating with a Native American tribe over allowing expanded gambling at its South Bend casino.

The Michigan-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians last month asked Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to open talks on an agreement in order to possibly add live table games, such as blackjack and roulette, and sports betting at its Four Winds South Bend Casino.

Newborn Girl Safely Left At Northwestern Indiana Baby Box

Sep 10, 2019
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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes says an infant has been safely left at a new baby box in northwestern Indiana.

Monica Kelsey says a baby girl was left Friday in the baby box at Hammond's Franciscan Health Hospital. The padded, climate-controlled box there opened Aug. 7.

Kelsey says hospital staff was notified as soon as the box's outside door was opened and retrieved the newborn within 90 seconds. The child has since been released from the hospital to the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services

Purdue Announces New Multi-Million Dollar STEM Complex

Sep 10, 2019
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Purdue University announced plans today for a new $140 million STEM complex on the university's main campus in West Lafayette. The buildings will benefit students and businesses wanting to work with the university.

As demand continues to grow for workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields, university officials are building Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex.

The two buildings will total 255,000 square feet, bringing the engineering and technology colleges together and preparing students for technical careers.

County Councilwoman Picked For Indiana Senate Seat

Sep 10, 2019

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A county council member has been picked as the new state senator for a northern Indiana district.

Republican precinct committee members selected Cass County Councilwoman Stacey Donato on Monday night to replace Sen. Randy Head of Logansport. Head resigned after 11 years in the Senate to become chief deputy prosecutor for Pulaski County.

Head endorsed Donato for the seat. She's in her second term on the Cass County Council and will complete Head's Senate term, which runs until the November 2020 election.

Indiana University Sees Slight Drop In System Enrollment

Sep 10, 2019
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says its overall enrollment has dropped slightly at its seven campuses around the state.

The university's figures show it started the fall semester with 90,754 degree-seeking students, a decline of about 0.8% from a year ago.

IU's main campus in Bloomington saw its enrollment drop about 0.4% to 42,760 degree-seeking students. But the Bloomington campus has about 8,300 first-year undergraduate students this fall, which is an increase of about 2% from last fall semester.

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At its meeting Monday night the Niles City Council discussed whether or not to create designated spaces around the City for people to legally smoke marijuana. 

Autonomous Delivery Robots Arrive At Purdue

Sep 9, 2019
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Starship Technologies is boldly going where no other company has gone in Indiana with new delivery robots at Purdue University. The autonomous service officially launched Monday, making Purdue the first in the state and Big 10 to bring the technology onto its campus.

The sidewalks are busy with students going about campus. Amongst the foot traffic a tiny orange flag can be seen navigating the crowds. The flag is attached to a little six-wheeled robot that delivers food. The autonomous cooler on wheels is expected to deliver hundreds of meals every day to students and employees.

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