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Originally Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2012
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NATIONAL

It's going to be easier to get hands on the morning-after pill. The American Academy of Pediatricians has agreed that drugs like Plan B should be made available to teens under 17 years old, in advance. This notice will be published in the December's 2012 Pediatrics. Pro-life advocates say drugs like Plan B can cause an abortion.
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FAITH

TEXAS-- A judge has ruled in her favor. A Texas high school student who refused to wear the school's new ID with a tracking chip, will be returning to classes. School officials told Andrea Hernandez that if she didn't wear the ID, she would be removed from the school. Hernandez says she's nto wearing it because it describes what the Bible calls "mark of the beast."
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BOSTON-- He's wearing a crown of thorns and standing in a crucifixion pose but it's not Jesus-- it's President Obama. That's what an artist painted and now it's hanging at a college gallery in Boston. The acrylic painting was kept from public display four years ago until today. It's called, "The Truth," and it will remain up through December 15. You can see a picture of the painting on the WFRN's Facebook news page.
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It may not be Tuesday, but you can still give back! World Vision's "Giving Tuesday" kicked off yesterday but they say you can still participate. The goal is to give to those in need, after four long days of holiday shopping. The Christian organization says you can send a small gift or teach generosity.
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STATE/REGIONAL

INDIANAPOLIS-- Demolition began Tuesday in the Indy Richmond Hill subdivision. The Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement says the total cost of demolishing all 33 houses will be 300-thousand dollars. The homes were damaged in an explosion that killed two and destroyed more than 80 homes.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Indiana lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on the state's child-abuse hotline, but it‘s likely to be 2014 before the changes take effect. A study committee recommended that instead of supervisors in Indy deciding whether a case hundreds of miles away deserves investigation, all calls would be forwarded to regional Child Services offices.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- A crash early this morning in a southeast side work zone injured two state highway workers. State police say a semi-tractor trailer crashed into two INDOT vehicles in the southbound lanes of 465, near I-74. Investigators say an Ohio man drove his semi onto closed lanes and crashed into the back of a dump truck.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- Free weather radios for emergencies. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is giving away weather radios, to some of the state's neediest citizens. 8500 radios will be given away across the state.
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INDIANA-- Well did you see the full moon? Scientists say we had a "Beaver Moon" that started November 27th overnight, into the 28th. A number of sources say the name came from Native Americans because it marks when the critters are hardest at work building their winter homes.
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NORTHERN INDIANA/SOUTHWEST MI, (MICHIANA)

SOUTH BEND – South Bend's Chase Tower has lost one of its business. The Cellar Door was a restaurant in the basement of the building. Officials say they closed it due to financial reasons, however the city says there's currently an interested buyer. The Cellar Door was run by the Chase Tower, rather than an outside tenant.
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BENTON HARBOR-- Benton Harbor's Financial Manager wants to know your opion on the future of the city's police department. Joe Harris says a public hearing will held next Tuesday night, December 4th, at the Business Growth Center. Harris is looking at optioins after some key millages failed.
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SOUTH BEND-- Elkhart Plastics is planning to expand its headquarters in South Bend. The company manufactures molded plastic parts for the agricultural, marine, and commercial vehicle industries. EPI plans to hire at least 50 additional workers.
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MISHAWAKA-- The old "Mishawaka Furniture" Store is about to turn into 32 new apartments. Mayor Dave Wood of Mishawaka wants to make use of the vacant building to bring more people downtown. If you'd like more information on the new apartments, call the Mishawaka Housing Authority.
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MISHAWAKA-– Local firefighters say the September chemical spill and fire at the Baycote site that forced the evacuations of hundreds of people in Mishawaka was a fluke. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the fire happened after a contractor put chemicals too close together at the site.
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NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA

LOGANSPORT-- Logansport city officials voted Tuesday night to begin looking for a private entity to invest into a big project. They want to turn the existing coal-fired power plant into a plant that burns pellets of residential refuse. The plant would add jobs and assure long-term energy for Logansport.
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REYNOLDS-- Indiana will soon have its first new iron ore pellet plant. Magnetation announced plans to build the plant in White County, creating 100 new jobs by 2015. The company plans to break ground during the first quarter of next year. Magnetation will transport iron ore concentrate
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INDIANA-- One more case of fungal meningitis has been added to the list. That brings it to a total of 57 cases in Indiana--6 of them are fatalities. Health officials say doctors are seeing more localized infections where injections were given, rather than on actual cases of meningitis.
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WEST LAFAYETTE-- A Purdue professor says the economy remains uncertain. Finance Professor Charlene Sullivan spoke at the Greater Lafayette Commerce Economic Forecast event on Tuesday. However, she says there are signs of improvement, such as increased consumer confidence and more stable family finances.
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WEATHER

South Bend / Elkhart / Goshen:
Today.. mostly cloudy with a high around 39... Thursday.. lots of sunshine around 48 degrees and Friday, more sun near 48 degrees as well.

Kokomo / Walton / Cass:
Today.. mostly cloudy with a high around 40... Thursday.. lots of sunshine around 49 degrees and Friday, more sun near 50 degrees.
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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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