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Sweetwater announced its purchase of the Aunt Millie’s properties in downtown Fort Wayne Monday morning.

Aunt Millie’s announced closure of its production facility in November 2017, effective in April this year. It maintained its corporate headquarters at that same downtown location on Pearl Street, keeping 125 employees on board with the production side now vacant.

Aunt Millie’s President John Popp says the closure of the production side gave them “more space than needed,” which opened the door to the Sweetwater sale.

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A southern Indiana city is looking into what it would take to create a train 'quiet zone' throughout its downtown corridor.

Train traffic follows many federal regulations to ensure safety. But Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop says a horn wail at 3 in the morning comes at a cost to residents and visitors.

"I mean the Hotel Indigo here is right next to the tracks and even today we have anecdotal information that indicates that if you book a room there, you want to be on the east side of the hotel," Lienhoop says.

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More than 1,500 law professors across the country have signed a letter opposing the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, including 38 professors representing all four law schools in Indiana.

The letter, delievered to the U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon, says Kavanaugh does not have the "impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of the land." 

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Fort Wayne City Council is awaiting guidance from Mayor Tom Henry’s office on how to define the proposed annexation process of the La Cabreah neighborhood.

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An Indiana University professor who lived in the same dorm as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he called the FBI with information that could help its investigation, but they never responded.

Bill Scheuerman is a political science professor at IU and was part of the same class at Yale as Kavanaugh.

"I have some memories of him," he says. "I don't think it would be fair to share those in public. It was a long time ago."

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