Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Named Harvard Fellow

Jul 1, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is headed to Harvard University to teach, study and write on subjects related to state and local government.

Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government announced that Snyder begins work Monday as a senior research fellow. His fellowship is with the school's Taubman Center for State and Local Government.

Stricker Makes Record Debut And Wins U.S. Senior Open

Jun 30, 2019
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steve Stricker made his U.S. Senior Open debut one for the record book by closing with a 1-under 69 to set the 72-hole record and win by six shots.

Indiana Gov. Holcomb Sees Campaign Fundraising Growth

Jun 30, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb continues swelling his campaign bank account ahead of the expected formal launch of his re-election bid.

Over the weekend Hubbard Hill celebrated the opening of its new Living Wisdom Center. The center creates what designers and leaders at Hubbard Hill feel is a new gold standard in memory care. Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen spoke to guests Saturday evening after they had toured the center. Jansen not only talked about his personal story of losing his sister on the same day he was scheduled to race in the Olympics, but he also shared his family's story of dealing with his father's memory loss. 

Woman Convicted Of Leaving Dogs In Car At Dowagiac Casino

Jun 30, 2019

DOWAGIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman will serve two years' probation in the death of two dogs and severe injuries to a third left in a vehicle for hours outside a casino in southwestern Michigan.

50-year-old Sherill Langford was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors have said the dogs were left in the vehicle in April outside Four Winds Casino in Dowagiac.

A third dog had to be treated for severe dehydration.

A link to the court documents in the case is below:

Hoosier Lottery Considering Online Sales

Jun 30, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Hoosier Lottery is set to consider whether players in Indiana should be allowed to purchase tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and instant games.

IGT Indiana, which runs the state lottery, says it will study the technology, marketing, capital investment and crew needed to launch games online, as well as projected revenue.

The company expects to present an action proposal to the Hoosier Lottery Commission in 2020.

Last Day For Amtrak Trains On Indianapolis-To-Chicago Route

Jun 30, 2019
Seth Tackett, WFIU/WTIU News

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — It's the final day for Amtrak trains on the Hoosier State passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago.

The last train from Indianapolis to Chicago left the station early Sunday.

The rail agency pulled the plug on the route after a loss of funding in Indiana's new state budget. Amtrak won't run the four-days-a-week train after Sunday. That's when its $3 million annual state subsidy ends.

State officials say the ridership numbers were too low and the per-passenger subsidy of about $100 was too high.

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.

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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:


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.