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Originally Posted Monday, November 12, 2012

WFRN NEWS with Yolo Lopez Perez

MONDAY NOVEMBER 12 2012
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NATIONAL

NEW YORK-- A new plan to distribute gas is about to make life easier for New York residents. New York City and Long Island will provide gas for people with odd-numbered license plates to fill up on odd-numbered days, and those with even numbers to fill up on even days. The new plan begins Friday.
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ISRAEL-- Israel and Syria are now formally at war, according to BBC News. Israeli officials fired warning shots in response to Syrian fireshots. An Israeli Defense Minister tells BBC that additional shelling from Syria will call for tougher response. This is the first time Israel fires back since the Middle East war of 1973.
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WASHINGTON-- The 2016 election is a long way off, but the Republican party is already preparing candidates. Republican Communications Director, Josh Gillespie says Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, and other successful Republican governors could end up vying for the Presidential seat. Indiana Democratic strategist Jennifer Wagner says, Hillary Clinton has ruled herself out of a presidential run.
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FAITH

WASHINGTON-- A Bible publishing company is challenging the Obamacare birth control mandate. Tyndale House Publishers argued in court Friday that the administration's exemption excludes religious companies. Therefore, they're against providing insurance coverage with abortificient drugs.
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MICHIGAN-- A 22 year old southeast Michigan man faces a hearing for stealing and burning a 153 year old Bible, according to authorities. The large Bible and ceremonial ornaments were taken from a Masonic Temple late July..it's believed the Bible was printed in 1859. The man's hearing is Nov 19th.
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STATE/REGIONAL

INDIANAPOLIS-- What used to be several homes, are now nothing but rubbel. Troy Riggs is with Indianapolis Public Safety. He says the fire explosion on the south side of Indianapolis killed 2 and injured at least 4 Saturday. It happened after 11pm and more than 35 homes were also damaged, so badly that they might have to be demolished. Officials say it could take days to find the cause of such fire.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered in downtown Indy Saturday for a Veterans Day tribute. There was a display of more than 200 pairs of boots representing every fallen Indiana military member. Several Michiana communities also had Veterans Day activities.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Indiana is sending more personnel to the East Coast. Joe Wainscott is director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. He says another team is being sent to relieve the team that's currently helping at City of Long Beach.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Indianapolis is a finalist in a national competition to create more educational options. The city‘s "Neighborhoods of Education Opportunity" initiative is competing with 19 other communities throughout the country for a 5 million dollar grand prize in the Bloomberg Philanthropies‘ Mayors Challenge. Winners will be announced next spring.
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NORTHERN INDIANA/SOUTHWEST MI, (MICHIANA)

BERRIEN-- A raging fire has destroyed a resort area in Berrien County. The fire broke out Sunday evening at the Pottawattamie Resort along the shores of Lake Michigan. The blaze tore down at least 5 cabins. Berrien County officials say no one was hurt, but the cabins are a total loss.
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GRAND HAVEN-- A 12 year old Michigan boy took advantage of a half day of school Friday--The boy went on a joy ride. Police say they received several reports of a careless driver before crashing into a telephone pole and rolling the car over in someone's yard. The boy did not suffer any injuries.
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ST. JOSEPH-- Make sure you plan accordingly! Sunday was a day to thank the men and women who serve the country, but today is the actual holiday. Which means a lot of government, banks and county offices are closed. Veterans Day is a federal holiday.
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NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS-- Did you loose social media friends during the presidential election? Jenny Armentrout is assistant proff of communications at St. Mary‘s College. She says its all about online etiquette which begins by rethinking their positions, deleting pass comments and even apologizing. Armentrout says politics, money and religion will always be tough topics.
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SPORTS

SOUTH BEND-- The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now 3rd in the BCS standings. Kansas State holds the number 1 spot and Oregon holds the 2nd spot. Alabama fell to number 4 and Georgia to 5th.
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Mike D'Antoni, will be the Laker's next coach. The team will formally introduce D'Antoni a news conference sometime this week. And he will officially take over the Lakers in a week or two. Bernie Bickerstaff will remain the team's interim coach for now.
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Bears fall 13-6 to Texans, Purdue beats Hosftra 83-54
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WEATHER

South Bend / Elkhart / Goshen:
Today ... Rain and snow showers before 10am.. Today's high will be around 31 degrees. Tuesday ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. And Wednesday ... Sunshine near 43.

Kokomo / Walton / Cass:
Today ... Rain and snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of snow showers between 10am and 1pm. Temperature falling to around 33. Tuesday ... Sunny, with a high near 40. Wednesday ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
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ELECTION RESULTS

VICTORY: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

An Ohio victory allowed President Obama to get re-elected. Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Winsconsin were among battlegrounds that the president won. Romney captured a key victory in North Carolina. Obama now faces a partisan divide in Congress, with Republicans retaining House majority while Democrats keep control of the Senate.


U.S SENATOR:
VICTORY: DEMOCRAT JOE DONNELLY

The battle for U-S Senate is over in Indiana. Democratic Joe Donnelly won about 49% of votes over Republican Richard Mourdock who had about 46% of the votes. Libertarian Andrew Horning had 6% votes.


INDIANA GOVERNOR:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN MIKE PENCE

Taking the governor's seat is Republican Mike Pence. He defeated Democrat John Gregg and Libertarian Rupert Boneham Tuesday. Pence, who's been in Congress for the past 12 years, took about 50% of votes..John Gregg had 46% and Boneham had 4%.


ATTORNEY GENERAL:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN GREG ZOELLER

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will be back in office next year for his second term. Zoeller beat Democrat Kay Fleming easily with 58% of the votes. Flemming only had 42%.

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
VICTORY: DEMOCRAT GLENDA RITZ

Tony Bennett is no longer the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Democrat Glenda Ritz pulled out the upset in the tight race. Ritz had 53% of votes while Bennett had 47%.


U.S REPRESENTATIVE- CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 2:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN JACKIE WALORSKI

Jackie Walorski claimed Joe Donnelly's seat in Indiana's second district. Walorski gained 49% of the vote, Mullen got 48% and Libertarian Joe Ruiz picked up the remaining 3%. She won by less than 4,000 votes two years after she lost to incumbent Joe Donnelly by about 2,000 votes.


CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1:
VICTORY: DEMOCRAT PETE VISCLOSKY

Representing Indiana's 1st congressional district is Democrat Pete Visclosky. The Democrat defeated Portage businessman Joel Phelps with about 67% of the votes. Phelps had 33% of votes. This will be Visclosky's 15th term.


CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 3:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN MARLIN STUTZMAN

Republican Marlin Stutzman will return to congress. Stutzman easily defeated his opponent- Democrat Kevin Boyd for Indiana‘s 3rd district seat which is the northeastern part of the state. He had about 72% of the vote.


CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 4:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN TODD ROKITA

Todd Rokita is also returning to congress. The Republican incumbent defeated Democrat Tara Nelson and Libertarian Benjamin Gehlhausen for the 4th district seat.


CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 5:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN SUSAN BROOKS

Representing Indiana's 5th district is Republican Susan Brooks. She had 58% of the votes while Democrat Scott Resk had 38%. Brooks says she plans to make the federal deficit a big priority to restoring faith in Congress.


MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6:
VICTORY: REPUBLICAN FRED UPTON

Republican Fred Upton is going for a 14th term in congress. The republican representing Michigan's 6trh district defeated his Democratic challenger Mike O'Brien with with 60% of the vote. O'Brian had 42% vote.


OVERVIEW:
Republicans held on to their House majority, leaving Democrats pretty short of the gain of 25 seats they needed to take control. Republicans now hold a 240-190 majority in the House.

Same-sex marriage is set to become legal in Maine, Minnesota and Maryland. Washington also voted on the measure, but results are still not clear. If approved, they would become the first states to do so through the people's vote.
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