No Swingers Clubs For Allen County, Indiana

Jun 30, 2019
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Commissioners in northeastern Indiana's Allen County have voted to implement rules that would prohibit swingers clubs and other businesses involving live sex acts.

The regulations also would require licenses for new sexually-oriented businesses.

The new regulations would allow commissioners to oversee the time, manner and place that sexually-oriented businesses could operate in the county.

Funeral Is Held For Eric Logan

Jun 29, 2019
Justin Hicks/WVPE

The mood was somber at a funeral service held in Mishawaka for Eric Logan. Logan died June 16 after being shot by a white South Bend Police officer.

Listed inside the program was not only information about the service, but also information about a march to be held today at 4:30 outside the South Bend Police station in honor of Logan.

Logan was laid to rest in a white casket. His brother was allowed to attend on leave from prison. The brother came dressed in tan sweats with two guards accompanying him.

"Stand Against Violence Everyday" March In South Bend

Jun 29, 2019
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UPDATE: U.S. Judge Blocks Indiana Second Trimester Abortion Procedure Ban

Jun 28, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general says he expects to appeal a federal judge's ruling blocking a state law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued on behalf of two doctors who perform such abortions. Attorney General Curtis Hill says he still believes Indiana "has a compelling interest in protecting the value and dignity of fetal life by banning a particularly brutal and inhumane procedure."


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force.


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.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

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.

Justin Hicks/WVPE

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:


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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Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

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
Justin Hicks/WVPE

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
Justin Hicks/WVPE

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.