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Allen County Superior Court Set To Begin Family Recovery Court Program

Allen County Superior Court will launch a new project this week to provide resources for families struggling with substance abuse.

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Arts and Culture

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Civic Theatre Engages Audiences With "The Wedding Gift"

The 2013 winner of the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, The Wedding Gift, by Nancy Carlson Dodd, is making a triumphant return to the Civic Theatre this weekend.

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State News

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Star Trek Exhibit At Indy Children's Museum Draws Trekkies From All Over

Hundreds of people from across the region traveled to Indianapolis this week to check out the newest exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. From original series die-hards to fans of the recent movies and everything in between, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds has something for every kind of Star Trek fan. "We have over 150 different props and artifacts. Most of them are screen used," says PR manager Leslie Olsen. "Of course there have been in the 50+ years of Star Trek, seven...

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WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents: January News Roundup 2019

During the month of January, northeast Indiana experienced record cold weather that kept us inside, cancelled government functions and filled our social media with pictures of snow, ice and fluffy hats. For our look-back at the news of the month, we spoke with an atmospheric scientist and checked in with government reporters about what they covered. We also interviewed a political scientist from South Bend about Mayor Pete Buttigieg's chances in the presidential primary.

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Firefighters are slowly gaining ground on the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado. It's scorched about 17,000 acres and believed to have claimed two lives.

More than 300 homes have burned. There's been a lot of talk about how many houses were lost in the fire, but Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown wants you to know there's a flip side to that: He says crews worked hard to minimize damage.

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It's been hot. Like sweat-rolling, thirst-inducing, hack-a-fire-hydrant hot. The heat cooked up storms that lashed the Eastern U.S. overnight, and more than 2 million homes lost power.

It came down to the wire, but finally, Republicans and Democrats agreed on a deal that keeps the interest rate on government-backed student loans from doubling. It will save the average borrower about $1,000 a year, but the compromise is likely to cost students a lot more than that over the long term.

The agreement that lawmakers passed Friday will keep interest rates at 3.4 percent for another year. Anthony DeLaRosa, a 23-year-old University of Colorado graduate, says it's a big victory.

As Mexicans prepare to elect a new president Sunday, the clear front-runner is Enrique Pena Nieto, who is seeking to return his PRI party to power after 12 years.

The PRI, or Institutional Revolutionary Party, ruled Mexico for more than 70 years before being ousted in 2000. Most polls show Pena Nieto with a comfortable double-digit lead in the race.

If you watch the action at Wimbledon this weekend, you'll see the camera closely tracking Serena Williams and David Ferrer.

But you'll also notice smaller, less celebrated figures darting on and off the court. Their training may not be as rigorous as the tennis pros', but it's plenty demanding.

Fair and accurate calls from the chair umpire are critical to the smooth running of Wimbledon. So, too, are the six young girls and boys flying around each court.

'A Sport In Itself'

It has taken several years of financial upheaval and nearly 20 summits, but the prospect of Europe's disintegration has apparently frightened leaders into working together.

This seems to be the larger message emerging from the European summit in Brussels, Belgium, where EU leaders agreed Friday to a $150 growth plan for the struggling economies across the continent. The deal sent stock markets surging in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

Growing up near Philadelphia, Michelle Holshue's dream was to serve those in need. Applying to nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania seemed like a smart move — in 2007.

Nursing jobs were plentiful. The students' running joke was that hospital executives would soon be stopping them in the street, begging them to come to work.

Then the economy tanked. For a time, Holshue was an Ivy League grad on unemployment and food stamps.

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