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The United States killed Iran's top general in an airstrike early Friday at Baghdad's international airport.

The Defense Department says it targeted Gen. Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran's elite Quds Force, because he was planning attacks on American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is warning that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S. after the airstrike.

Howe Military Academy

Officials at Howe Military Academy in LaGrange County announced this morning the school will be closing at the end of this school year.

Howe Military Academy is a private, college preparatory boarding school that opened in 1884. It began admitting girls in 1988. In a letter posted on the school's website, President Thomas L. Tate says Howe is closing due to rising costs and declining enrollment. The statement says the school will operate as usual until the end of the year, then it will not re-open in the fall. Howe will provide assistance to students and their families, as well as faculty and staff as they find new school and work arrangements.

Pilot shortage impacting military and commercial airlines

Mar 9, 2019

An Air Force base in Indiana is ramping up its efforts to recruit pilots as a national shortage has military and commercial airlines struggling to fill positions. Col. Brian Hollis is the 434th Operations Group commander at Grissom Air Reserve Base. He says officials are looking to increase their combat pilots by 20 percent. Hollis didn't specify how many pilots the base is looking to recruit, but says they would fly planes that are mainly used on refueling missions.

Michiana Stories: Victoria Powers

Oct 1, 2018
St. Joseph County Public Library

U.S. Air Force veteran Victoria Powers speaks with Dr.  Catherine Pittman about her time in the service and her decision to leave the military.

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Michiana Stories is a production of the St. Joseph County Public Library and 88.1 WVPE.

Indiana and 12 other states reached a legal settlement with a company that allegedly scammed servicemembers into signing up for credit with 'no money down.'