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Judge Sends Boy Who Admitted to School Shooting to Juvenile Detention Center

A judge decided Wednesday the 13-year-old who shot a teacher and classmate at Noblesville West Middle School this year will be sent to a Department of Corrections juvenile facility. Under Indiana law, the shooter who pled guilty to 11 counts during a hearing last week cannot be charged as an adult. As a juvenile in the DOC, hell be expected to complete a set of programs. The juveniles release is contingent on the programs completion, not a mandated court-ordered length of time. Depending on...

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Arts and Culture

Amy Rowland

New Program Amplifies Teens' Creative Expression

Lighthouse Affects is a newly launched program here in Fort Wayne, especially designed to engage and empower creative young people through artistic expression.

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State News

Where Medicaid Work Requirements Go, Lawsuits Follow

A number of states have tied Medicaid coverage to work requirements. But legal challenges have followed — a sucessful attempt to stop the program in Kentucky , an ongoing lawsuit in Arkansas and possibly more to come.

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WBOI Presents

Melissa Wright

WBOI Presents: October News Roundup 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are in the books. We'll begin this week's show with analysis from Andy Downs and then dive into the October News Roundup.

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Muncie Schools Closer To Receiving $12 Million State Loan

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Muncie Community Schools is one step closer to securing a multi-million dollar loan from the state to pay back misappropriated bond money.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the state board overseeing the once-“distressed” district gave its approval for the loan request to move forward.

Both environmentalists and the Great Lakes shipping industry have found something to like in a recently passed U.S. Senate bill regulating ballast water. That’s water released from ships to help keep them stable.

Ballast water is sometimes blamed for introducing invasive species into new waterways — like the zebra mussel, which has cost the Great Lakes region billions of dollars. 

Author Amy Tan Presents Lecture At Purdue Fort Wayne

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New York Times Best-selling author Amy Tan presented a lecture Wednesday at Purdue-Fort Wayne’s Auer Performance Hall as part of this year’s Omnibus Lecture Series.

 

With vibrant blue hair and a soft spoken voice, Tan said she’s surprised how shy students can be when they meet her.

 

“I think I’m approachable,” she said, “I just think they respect me too much at times.”
 

Indiana Businesses Voice Concerns About Current Tariffs

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(From left) Indiana Small Business Development Center Export Advisor Andrew Reinke; Public Policy, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association Vice President Tom Lehner; and World Trade Center Indianapolis President Doris Anne Sadler speak on a panel. (Sa
Samantha Horton

Current tariff and trade policies from the White House are leaving small-to-midsize businesses swallowing some of the extra costs.

Pediatrician Emily Scott says raising the state tobacco tax will help reduce children's exposure to tobacco. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A coalition determined to get Indiana’s cigarette tax increased by $2 a pack will make another push in 2019.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Inclement weather is expected to continue throughout Thursday and into Friday morning throughout Northeast Indiana.

Amy Rowland

Lighthouse Affects is a newly launched program here in Fort Wayne, especially designed to engage and empower creative young people through artistic expression.

Residents living in the USS Lead Superfund site will have opportunities to talk with the Environmental Protection Agency and learn more about its cleanup plans this month.

A judge decided Wednesday the 13-year-old who shot a teacher and classmate at Noblesville West Middle School this year will be sent to a Department of Corrections juvenile facility.

Where Medicaid Work Requirements Go, Lawsuits Follow

Nov 14, 2018

A number of states have tied Medicaid coverage to work requirements. But legal challenges have followed — a sucessful attempt to stop the program in Kentucky, an ongoing lawsuit in Arkansas and possibly more to come.

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