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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge who was shot outside a restaurant with another judge has been charged with battery.

Prosecutors announced grand jury indictments Friday against three people, including Clark County Judge Andrew Adams, about two months after an argument turned into a violent fight in Indianapolis.

Adams and another Clark County judge, Bradley Jacobs, were shot in May while in Indianapolis for a work-related conference. Their injuries were not life-threatening, and authorities don't believe they were targeted because of their jobs.

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down some controversial rulings – especially when it comes to partisan gerrymandering.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, hosts Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth break down the implications for Michigan, and what this means for the state’s new anti-gerrymandering law.

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It's been five days since the mass shooting at a bar on Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend. Today a statement was issued to urge anyone in the public with information to come forward.

Read it here:

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An Indiana resident who won a U.S. Supreme Court victory earlier this year in a case challenging police seizures of personal property still doesn’t know if he’ll get his car back. That’s a decision that will come from Indiana’s Supreme Court.

Justices heard oral arguments in the case for a second time Friday morning. 

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Most of the nearly 300 new laws crafted by the General Assembly this year take effect Monday.

That includes a new state spending plan, child welfare measures, scooter regulations and criminal justice matters.

State Budget

The new two-year, $34 billion state budget largely goes into effect July 1. The majority of that is K-12 education, which received a more than $500 million increase. And the Department of Child Services will get a little less money than it’s been working with.

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Pete Buttigieg started the night by greeting one of the moderators in Spanish. The first question he was asked was about free college for all which he does not support across the board.

Debate Watching Parties In South Bend

Jun 27, 2019
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Debate watching parties are taking place around South Bend tonight as people gather to watch South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and nine other candidates debate tonight.

One group is made up primarily of activists gathered in a small apartment watching with media surrounding them. 

One of the participants does not hesitate to speak out. "I don't understand how you can believe in this process. This isn't for us. We've been in this 20 minutes and nobody has talked about black people yet," says Tiana Batiste-Waddell.

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It's Night 2 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

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School officials at Cathedral High School said this week the archbishop made clear it had to cut ties with the teacher or separate from the Catholic Church.

No Power? No Problem

Jun 27, 2019
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Thousands of I&M customers were in the dark for hours Thursday in the Granger and Elkhart areas after the utility says a squirrel got into a substation and knocked out power. WVPE was briefly off the air when the initial outage occurred. Thanks to generator power keeping some essential equipment running, WVPE's Jennifer Weingart and Tony Krabill didn't miss a beat and worked in the dark to keep the listeners enlightened. 

Michigan To Pull Plug On Child Welfare Computer System

Jun 27, 2019
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DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan will pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar computer system whose poor performance has made it difficult to track progress in a years long effort to improve services to children in foster care, officials said Thursday.

Michigan AG Sues To Shut Down Oil PIpeline In Great Lakes

Jun 27, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down dual oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk."

Candidate Announces GOP Bid For Indiana Attorney General

Jun 27, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 30-year-old lawyer is launching a challenge to embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's possible re-election bid.

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BREAKING: The Supreme Court of the United States says that federal courts do NOT have a role in partisan gerrymandering cases.

Michigan currently has appealed a federal court's decision to the Supreme Court disputing claims that a Republican-led Legislature previously drew Michigan's district lines to their party's advantage.

The lower court ordered the state Legislature and governor to agree on new lines for certain districts for 20-20.

This decision will likely end that lawsuit - leaving Michigan's lines exactly how they are for the next election.

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