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Originally Posted Friday, December 07, 2012

WFRN NEWS
FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2012
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NATIONAL/WORLD

TOKYO-– A 7.3 earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Friday afternoon and authorities have issued a warning of a possible tsunami. The warning said the tsunami could be as high as 2 meters.
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WASHINGTON-- A flood of same-sex marriage licenses. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Washington are running to get their marriage licenses after the state's governor officially legalized it Thursday. Reports say that by 6a.m today, 280 licenses had been issued. Washington now joins 9 other states on legalizing the measure.
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FAITH

CALIFORNIA-- Today's the day that the U.S Supreme Court could decide on California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Proposition 8 is a voter referendum that defined marriage in 2008 as a union between one man and one woman. The decision to exclude same sex couples from the definition was later ruled unconstitutional, so parties hope the high court will bring a resolution.
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NEW YORK-- A cadet is quitting West Point less than six months before graduation. Blake Page says he can no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities. West Point officials deny his allegations. They say prayer is voluntary.
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Staunch conservative Senator Jim DeMint is leaving Congress to take over as the president of The Heritage Foundation. DeMint has been one of the most outspoken conservative voices in the Senate. Conservatives say his exit will be a big loss for them in the Senate but a big gain for The Heritage Foundation.
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STATE/REGIONAL

ROCKPOR-- An Illinois company is bringing more jobs to southern Indiana. Ohio Valley Resources will invest 1 billion dollars to build a fertilizer plant near Rockport. About 80 full time workers will be hired to run the plant once it's in operation.
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INDIANA-- Citizens Energy Group is looking to expand its business model to include an alternative fuel source. Citizens filed a petition asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission permission to create a fueling business dedicated to Liquefied Natural Gas. Officials say if approved, the new subsidiary would market and sell LNG as a competitive alternative to diesel fuel.
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INDIANA-- If there's one industry you can be sure it'll stick around, it's the manufacturing industry. A survey by IU‘s Kelley School of Business and others finds that Indiana manufacturers are hiring more workers. Steven Jones is with the Kelley School ..he says more than 70% of firms are planning to expand in coming months.
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NORTHERN INDIANA/SOUTHWEST MI, (MICHIANA)

MICHIGAN-- It was a proud day for Michigan. The GOP statehouse voted to pass right-to-work laws for private sector workers. The measure passed Thursday on a 22-16 vote.. The bill would prohibit unions from collecting fees from nonunion workers, which opponents say would weaken a worker's ability to bargain for good wages. Supporters say it would boost jobs.
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MIDDLEBURY-- Elkhart County will be the new home to a steel company. Indiana Galvanizing intends to invest up to 3-million dollars to locate in Middlebury. Company officials will be looking for 60 new workers when the facility opens next summer.
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FORT WAYNE-- A second Indiana doctor is loosing his license. The Indiana State Medical Licensing Board is temporarily suspending the license from Doctor Lea Marlow of Clark County. Officials say he prescribed over 8 thousand medications to hundreds of patients. 95% of those were oxy-codone or diazepam. Dr William Hendrick of Fort Wayne is also under investigation for mixing drugs.
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SOUTH BEND-- Baby Jesus is missing.. It appears someone took off with a baby Jesus statue that was part of a manger scene. It was outside the Chocolate Cafe in South Bend. There's no word on how someone was able to run away with it since the statue was across the street from a South Bend police station.
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NORTHCENTRAL INDIANA

LOGANSPORT-- Logansport mayor's son is behind bars. Police say 31 year old, Jeremy Franklin, was found in possesion of a controlled substance during a traffic stop. Franklin and a 28 year old passenger are being charged with class D felonies.
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WALTON-- A Cass County teacher has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate contact with the student. Lewis Cass Jr./Sr. High School teacher David Sims submitted his resignation on Thursday. School officials say the district contacted police, but they decided not to pursue any action based on the evidence presented.
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BLOOMINGTON-- The state is asking for your help to reduce the cost and speed up construction of Interstate 69, which is from Bloomington to Martinsville. The Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a request for information from private sector engineers, contractors and financing experts.
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GREENSBURG-- It‘s still very early in the investigation, but some findings are being released into the Greensburg plane crash that killed four people. Officials say they found fuel in the fuel lines and that damage to the propeller indicates it was under some sort of power at the time of the crash. The plane‘s landing gear was also down. The investigation into the crash could take up to nine months.
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SPORTS

SOUTH BEND-- Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Walter Camp national player of the year award on Thursday, shortly before winning the Bednarik Award. Te'o has taken home five national awards. He's a finalist for the Heisman Trophy which will be award tomorrow and a finalist for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT award.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- The Colts have chosen permanent team captains. The team‘s captains are Reggie Wayne and Andrew Luck from the offense, Robert Mathis and Cory Redding from the Defense and from the Special Teams Pat McAfee and Joe Lefeged. The players chose the captains, who will serve the remainder of the season.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is declining an invitation to drive a Penske car in the Indianapolis 500 next year. Team Owner Roger Penske made the offer in comments at a NASCAR function in Las Vegas. During the Motorsports Industry Show in Indianapolis, Stewart said he was humbled by the offer but his plate is full right now.
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INDIANAPOLIS-- INDYCAR has teamed with DreamWorks SKG Inc. to create an animated film due out next summer. The movie "Turbo" is about a garden snail who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500. Inside Indiana Business reports Ryan Reynolds voices the snail character. The film is scheduled to be released July 13th, 2013.
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WEATHER

South Bend / Elkhart / Goshen:
Today ... Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Saturday ... Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Sunday ... Rain. High near 44.

Kokomo / Walton / Cass:
Today ... Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Saturday ... Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Sunday ... Rain. High near 49.
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