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Arguments Heard In Court Over Fort Wayne "Pay-To-Play" Law

Allen Superior Court Judge Jennifer DeGroote heard arguments Wednesday morning in a case focused on a 2018 Fort Wayne City Council measure that limits financial contributions of contractors -- or family members of those contractors -- to political campaigns in Fort Wayne.

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Courtesy/Wayne Erxleben

Local Trivia Enthusiast Finds Himself In Jeopardy

Wayne Erxleben, an engineer for Harris Space, by day, divides much of his free time between performing on the local music scene and competing at 07 Pub's Trivia Nights, where he's known to his fellow players as Doctor X.

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A Purdue University team's autonomous kart makes its way around a track in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Where'd The Driver Go? Students Build, Race Fully Autonomous Karts At IMS

For the first time, self-driving karts got a chance to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the lead up to the Indianapolis 500. As IndyCar drivers prepare for the Indy 500, another race took to an infield track. The EV Grand Prix brings high school and college students from around the world to Indianapolis to race electric powered karts. Marketing director E.J. Williams helps coordinate the race. He says the event began from a U.S. Department of Energy grant to help develop...

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Faith Van Gilder

WBOI Presents: He Said/She Said

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women.

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Indiana is one of a number of states in the midst of a hepatitis A outbreak. However, Allen County is seeing lower numbers overall, compared to last year.

 

Hep A cases jumped significantly in 2018, with 52 cases reported to the Indiana Department of Health. Typically, the county sees less than five cases a year, according to Erika Pitcher, Allen County Health Department’s director of community health and case management.

 

Faith Van Gilder

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women.

Local Trivia Enthusiast Finds Himself In Jeopardy

May 24, 2019
Courtesy/Wayne Erxleben

Wayne Erxleben, an engineer for Harris Space, by day, divides much of his free time between performing on the local music scene and competing at 07 Pub's Trivia Nights, where he's known to his fellow players as Doctor X.

Two Hendricks County couples are petitioning the Indiana Court of Appeals to rehear their case against a neighboring farm with 8,000 hogs. They say the smell from the confined animal feeding operation or CAFO is making it difficult for them to eat or sleep. 

Fort Wayne Parks

The final version of the Franke Park Master Plan is now available for public view.

Summer Study Committee To Study High Drug Prices

May 24, 2019
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Lauren Chapman

Indiana lawmakers will examine high prescription drug prices in a study committee this summer.  They will consider many factors that play into the pricing system.

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Justin Hicks

County unemployment numbers for April seemed to indicate that the Kokomo area became Indiana’s most unemployed region almost overnight. There may not be an employment crisis, but instead a statistical anomaly.

A Purdue University team's autonomous kart makes its way around a track in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

For the first time, self-driving karts got a chance to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the lead up to the Indianapolis 500.

As IndyCar drivers prepare for the Indy 500, another race took to an infield track. The EV Grand Prix brings high school and college students from around the world to Indianapolis to race electric powered karts.

The state has responded to a lawsuit that seeks to require Indiana to provide lawyers for young people involved in cases where children have been removed from their homes.  The state says more attorneys are not the answer.

Fort Wayne Police Department

Fort Wayne Police have identified the officer involved in the fatal police-action shooting Wednesday morning.

Officer Christopher Hawthorn, a four-year veteran of the police department and a member of the gang unit, fired his weapon, killing 26-year-old Shaquille I. Kelly of Fort Wayne. 

Hawthorn received both a letter of commendation and a meritorious service citation in 2016. He has had three disciplinary involvements in his career concerning accidents in his police vehicle. 

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