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Two Injured, Suspect In Custody After Shooting At Noblesville Middle School

Authorities say two people are injured and a suspect is in custody after an active shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning.

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Small Indiana City Feels Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria

Arts and Culture

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Embassy Offers Cool Music Series For Hot Summer Nights

If you're looking for some mid-week musical fun in downtown Fort Wayne, the Embassy Theatre's Summer Nights series begins tonight in its historical ballroom and rooftop patio, and promises something for everyone.

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State News

Another Cause of Doctor Burnout? Being Forced To Give Immigrants Unequal Care

One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after. Kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease, is...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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President Donald Trump tweeted he will sign legislation that gives patients access to medicine that isn’t on the market yet. The new Right To Try law's official name is "Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act."

Indiana is no stranger to school closures due to bad weather, but increased eLearning options have allowed more schools to avoid extending the academic year into summer.

A school year is 180 instructional days, but what that instruction looks like in Indiana has shifted in recent years to include more eLearning, or days when students stay home and access assignments through a computer.

State Department of Education eLearning Director Candice Dodson, says schools can use eLearning days for several reasons.

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  One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after.

Soybean Prices Soar After Turn In Tariff Tone

May 23, 2018
(WFIU/WTIU News)

Hoosier farmers are taking a collective sigh of relief after ongoing negotiations between President Donald Trump and China have appeared to reach a stalemate.

 

4th Congressional district Republican nominee Rep. Jim Baird, left, and Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun - a former state lawmaker - were attacked for their votes to raise the state’s gas tax 10 cents. (Courtesy Indiana General Assembly)
Brandon Smith

Two Republican primary candidates were attacked for their votes last year to raise the state’s gas tax. They both won their races.

And legislative leaders say those results affirm their support for the 2017 gas tax legislation.

Black women in Indiana are 35 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than the white women. A new national education campaign aims to bring that number down. 

Risk factors for the disparity in rates include lifestyle choices, genetics and healthcare access. The new Know Your Girls.org gives black women more information about breast health.

Fast-Growing Invasive Vine Found In Indiana

May 21, 2018
Mile-a-minute vine (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Plant Protection and Quarantine)
Rebecca Thiele

A new invasive vine that can grow up to six inches a day could be spreading in the state. Experts found the mile-a-minute vine in Monroe County. It’s dead now, but they say it likely won’t be the last we see of the plant. 

Healthcare Continues to Confound Trump Administration

May 21, 2018

One of my favorite memes came from one of the telling absurdities uttered by Donald Trump:

“Nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated.”

 

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Purdue University Fort Wayne has partnered with Northwest Allen County Schools and Southwest Allen County Schools for the new Professors in Partnership program. 


Ed Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole For The Third Time

May 21, 2018
Ed Carpenter with the Verizon P1 Award emblem after winning the pole position for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Chris Jones/Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
Samantha Horton

Driver and car owner Ed Carpenter secured the top spot in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Sunday, clocking an average speed of more than 229 miles-per-hour.

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