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Ma'Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage

Columbus, Ohio, police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, saying officer Nicholas Reardon fired his weapon after police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon due to a report of a disturbance. In an update on Wednesday, Columbus police revealed more details about what transpired, including releasing 911 recordings and police videos of the shooting. Bryant, who was Black, died after calling 911 to ask for police to come help protect her...

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Youtheatre Comes Roaring Back With C.S. Lewis Classic

After more than a year of Covid-related delays, postponements and reschedules Fort Wayne Youtheatre's production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is finally set to open on Saturday, May 1st, on the stage of the Embassy Theatre.

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Pregnancy Accommodations Now Available To State Workers, Law Falls Short For Private

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Tuesday giving pregnant employees in state agencies the right to reasonable workplace accommodations. But he also signed a bill into law that tells private employers they don’t have to grant accommodations when their employees ask.

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WBOI Presents: An Evening With Noel King

The WBOI NPR Speaker Series resumed in 2021 as a virtual event featuring NPR Morning Edition Host and Reporter Noel King.

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Tristen Hunter was 16 and preparing to leave foster care in Juneau, Alaska, when a social worker mentioned that the state agency responsible for protecting him had been taking his money for years.

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After more than a year of Covid-related delays, postponements and reschedules Fort Wayne Youtheatre's production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is finally set to open on Saturday, May 1st, on the stage of the Embassy Theatre.

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The Indianapolis 500 will bring fans back this May after having none at last year’s race.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Tuesday giving pregnant employees in state agencies the right to reasonable workplace accommodations. But he also signed a bill into law that tells private employers they don’t have to grant accommodations when their employees ask.

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  Adams, Wells and Wabash counties are in the state’s “safest” category for community spread of COVID-19, while Steuben and Whitley counties are now in the state’s second-worst category.

 

Overall, throughout northeast Indiana, there were 122 cases of the illness reported on Wednesday. The 7-day positivity rate in the area stands at 6.9 percent.

 

The Allen County Department of Health reported an additional five deaths, reconciling the total to the number recorded by the Indiana Department of Health at 672.

Columbus, Ohio, police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant, saying officer Nicholas Reardon fired his weapon after police were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon due to a report of a disturbance.

In an update on Wednesday, Columbus police revealed more details about what transpired, including releasing 911 recordings and police videos of the shooting.

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Legislative leaders are calling the new state budget a “historic win” for teachers, students and schools. Gov. Eric Holcomb and top Republican lawmakers announced the latest budget proposal Tuesday, which includes the state’s biggest investment in K-12 education — nearly $2 billion in state funding for schools over the next two years. 

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Indiana is among seven states selected to pilot a federal initiative to increase employment for those experiencing mental health conditions. The Department of Labor is calling it the “ASPIRE” initiative, short for Advancing State Policy Integration for Recovery and Employment.

Updated April 21, 2021 at 6:03 PM ET

One day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges, the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into possible patterns of discrimination and excessive force among the police department there.

Kai Humphrey, 9, has been learning from home for more than a year. He badly misses his Washington, D.C., elementary school, along with his friends and the bustle of the classroom.

"I will be the first person ever to have every single person in the world as my friend," he said on a recent Zoom call, his sandy brown hair hanging down to his shoulder blades. From Kai, this kind of proclamation doesn't feel like bragging, more like exuberant kindness.

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