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Originally Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WFRN NEWS with Yolo Lopez Perez

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13 2012
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NATIONAL

WASHINGTON-- For the very first time, the U.S Senate will welcome a (boo-dist) Buddhist member, and the House of Representatives will have it's first Hindu member. Mazie Hirono will be sworn in as the Senate's first Buddhist. And her House seat will be filled by Tulsi Gabbard who will become the first Hindu in Congress.
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MIAMI-- It looks like President Obama is the winner of Florida after all. Romney's campaign claimed Florida last week, but official results from Saturday, show the President Obama won the state's 29 electoral votes. The AP says the President beat his challenger 50% to 49.1%.
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FRANCE-- France is keeping it low.. A patriotic march against radical Islam, was virtually blacked out by the French media. Protestors told CBN the reason they marched was because they feel they're losing their country to Islam's Sharia law. It was the first march of its kind in France.
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FAITH

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 other 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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MICHIGAN-- They're getting the word out. A Michigan church's youth group is making an effort to collect 20 thousand Bibles to donate to a global ministry. They will then distribute them abroad. This is the first year SonRise Church of Howell partners with the global organization.
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Are you're kiddos are planning to watch the next Twilight movie? A Christian producer is warning parents about "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2." Steve Wohlberg says the script of this movie that'll be released Friday, can encourage your kids to take part of occult practice.
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STATE/REGIONAL

INDIANAPOLIS-- Indianapolis officials are still investigating what caused a massive explosion that killed 2 and destroyed several homes. Investigators checkd gas lines in the neighborhood on Monday. They believe a furnance problem is to blame, but it's too soon to confirm that.
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NORTHERN INDIANA/SOUTHWEST MI, (MICHIANA)

ELKHART-- If you live in either St. Joseph or Elkhart and haven't paid your property taxes, you don't have much time left. The taxes need to be paid by the end of today.
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SOUTH BEND-- A former South Bend school bus driver is in court right now. Monisha Simpson is learning her punishment for improper activity with a 16 year old Clay High School student. Simpson was fired after prosecutors filed charges.
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SOUTH BEND-- South Bend-based New Energy Corporation, which runs Indiana's oldest ethanol plant, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The company says the amount it can seel the ethanol it produces has been consistently less than the corn it takes to make it since late 20-11.
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FORT WAYNE-- Some Fort Wayne fire officials are mourning the loss of a firefighter who died Sunday night in the line of duty. Fort Wayne police say the firefighter was responding to a grass fire. His name and cause of the accident have not been released.
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY-- Hundreds of LaPorte and St. Joseph residents woke up to dark homes Monday morning. The AEP says a tree fell on a power line. About 1 thousand 400 customers in St. Joseph and another 150 in LaPorte were without power.
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NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA

GREENWOOD-- It is a tragic loss for the Greenwood community. Hundreds gathered Sunday night to mourn the loss of the Greenwood teacher and her husband who died in the neighborhood blast. Greenwood Schools had a 2-hour delay Monday so staff could prepare to tell students about the tragedy.
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PERU-- Timothy Spahr will take his seat as the next Miami County Circuit Court judge at the end of December. Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Spahr last week after his father Robert Spahr passed away in September from cancer. Robert Spahr had taken a leave of absence due to unexplainable weight loss.
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INDIANA-- The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute has released a new report on local option income taxes in Indiana. The report says the state distributed more than 1-point-5 billion dollars in "L-O-I-T" revenue to 91 counties this year. However, Institute leader John Ketzenberger says the distribution process takes two years from the time the state collects the money and distributes it to the counties.
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Indianapolis investigators say a furnace problem could be to blame for the neighborhood explosion Saturday. Officials checked gas lines in the neighborhood on Monday. Even though they believe a furnance issue caused the blaze, it's too soon to tell. The blast killed 2 and destroyed several homes.
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SPORTS

INDIANAPOLIS-- It began with about 30 Colts players and now others are doing it. The team mascot said that if he could raise $10,000 dollars for leukemia research, one cheerleader would agree to shave her head-- the challenge was accepted. You can see the action during halftime of the Colts game versus the Bills.
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WEATHER

South Bend / Elkhart / Goshen:
Right now, there is a chance of snow. The later on, it'll be mostly sunny, near 39. Wednesday ... Sunshine, with a high near 44. And Thursday ... sunny, with a high near 46.

Kokomo / Walton / Cass:
Right now, there is a chance of snow. The later on, it'll be mostly sunny, near 40. Wednesday ... Sunshine, with a high near 44. And Thursday ... sunny, with a high near 47.
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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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