Originally Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2012
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NATIONAL

WASHINGTON-- We will soon hear the U.S Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage debates. The court will meet behind closed doors Friday to discuss the issue, and the decision on which cases the justices will take up, will be revealed the first week of December. Arguments would begin by spring time, and by June, there will likely be a final ruling on same sex marriage.
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JERUSALEM-- Israel's Defense Minister is stepping down from politics. Ehud Barak announced Monday that he is leaving to spend more time with his family. Israel is set to hold general elections in January which is where a new defense minister will be appointed.
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FAITH

RICHMOND, VA-- A Christian college defending their religious freedom is getting a second chance. The Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to reconsider Liberty University's case on Obamacare because it violates the school's faith. The case will now be returned to the 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.
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FLORIDA-- Black Friday took an entirely different spin in South Florida. A Planned Parenthood clinic offered special pricing on birth control and plan B pills to women. The offers were only valid if they visited the clinic between certain hours.
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STATE/REGIONAL

INDIANA-- On other news, Indiana home sales, sale price, and home listings in October all increased from the same month last year. Indiana Association of Realtors say that low borrowing costs and strong home values have buyers and sellers "clearly feeling more confident."
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WASHINGTON, DC-- A racial harassment lawsuit against Ball State has gone to the U-S Supreme Court. The court is using the lawsuit by a Ball State catering assistant to clarify a pair of 1998 rulings on workplace harassment. Those rulings, concluded that an employer is automatically liable for harassment by a supervisor if the harasser is just a co-worker.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Demolition could begin today, if not later this week, in the Richmond Hill Subdivision where two lost their lives and more than 80 homes were damaged by an explosion. There will be 23 more demolitions in December. The case has been named as a homicide investigation.
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NORTHERN INDIANA/SOUTHWEST MI, (MICHIANA)

GOSHEN-- Goshen Fire officials are now offering a $5,000 reward for information into the cause of a blaze that destroyed two historic homes. It happened Sunday evening near Chemberlain Elementary. Both homes were vacant.
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SOUTH BEND-- A proposal to expand a convenience store in South Bend, was put on hold Monday. At a meeting held by the South Bend Common Council, owners of Munchie Mart ended up withdrawing the request to re-zone the property. The store was planning to add 9 parking spaces plus gas pumps.
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ELKHART-– The principal at Mary Daly Elementary School in Elkhart is back at work.. Josh Nice was in the hospital for 11 days after receiving an infected shot with fungal meningitis. There are a total of 510 cases nationwide and 57 cases in Indiana. Six of those are fatalities.
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WEST LAFAYETTE-- Purdue University has launched a national search for a new head football coach. Danny Hope was let go one day after defeating I-U and qualifying for a bowl game. The Athletic Director says attendance issues played a key role in the decision.
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SOUTH BEND-- If you ever wanted to travel to Cuba, here's your chance. Edgerton's Travel Company of South Bend is taking a group of 30 April of next year. Why Cuba? Because the United States wasn't allowing people travel there for about 60 years, until last year. You can get more information at edgertonstravel.com.
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NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA

KOKOMO-- The Kokomo Common Council has approved the latest planned annexation along the new U.S. 31 Kokomo Corridor. The proposal includes about 4,000 acres and extends from the interchange at Indiana. 26 north to Markland Avenue. The annexation will take effect March 1.
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TERRE HAUTE-- It‘s the largest outbreak of chicken pox in the country. Close to 85 cases of chicken pox have been reported in Vigo County, but health officials are worried that as many as 100 kids could be infected. There are also cases in Parke County according to the Vigo County Health Department.
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WHITLEY-- A hunter was hunted. Conservation officers caught 29 year old Charles Norris for having an outstanding felony warrant in Whitley County. Norris was chased down a second time by officers and escorted back to jail.
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Car collisions with deer always jump this time of year.. State police say to keep an eye out because more deer are showing up in suburbs. On the road, they say most vehicle crashes are caused by a deer even if there is no collision, as drivers swerve off the road or into oncoming traffic to avoid deer.
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SPORTS

INDIANAPOLIS-- Two Colts cheerleaders got their heads shaved during Sundays game against the Bills. It was part of an agreement that if the Colts could raise $10,000 for the I-U Simon Cancer Center in honor of coach Pagano, two cheerleaders would shave their head.
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WEATHER

South Bend / Elkhart / Goshen:
Today ... Partly sunny near 36. Wednesday ... more sunshine with a high around 42. And Thursday ... a bit of a warmer day, near 46.

Kokomo / Walton / Cass:
Today ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Wednesday ... Sunny, with a high near 43. Thursday ... Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

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ELECTION RESULTS

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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