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Tragedy strikes at a Lawrence Township School and there will be no class today while they investigate and cope. The principal at Amy Beverland Elementary is dead and two students are injured after being struck by a school bus. This incident happened at Tuesday’s dismissal. Officials say Susan Jordan was outside with the students when they were hit. She pushed several out of the way and likely saved lives. The children were taken to the hospital, and are expected to be okay.  Police haven’t released information about what caused the accident, but say the bus lurched forward and jumped the curb onto the sidewalk. A service was held at 8 a.m. to pray the rosary in Principal Jordan’s memory.

Police say the suicide of Park Tudor’s headmaster is not related to an investigation into the school’s former basketball coach. Headmaster Matthew Miller killed himself over the weekend and left his school community shocked and questioning why.  Park Tudor’s former coach Kyle Cox resigned three weeks ago just ahead of news he’s being investigated for child pornography.  Police say their investigation does not link the two cases.

Schools across Indiana may not need to send their ISTEP tests back to be scored again after all. Lawmakers are considering a plan to make the rescore effort optional. Several schools failed the test, which was supposed to be used as a benchmark. Lawmakers appear ready to end the battle with the ISTEP and find a new test to measure Hoosier students.

It’s religious freedom and civil rights for the LGBT community that’s top of mind at the statehouse today. Lawmakers will take up the issue in the form of three proposals.  Two offer some anti-discrimination provision for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers, but include exceptions for religious-affiliated organizations and some wedding-related businesses.  The third proposal repeals the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The Michigan State Senate will vote today on legislation to provide $28 million to address the Flint water crisis.  The House unanimously passed the measure last week.  Coca-Cola, Nestle, Pepsi, and Walmart announced on Tuesday joint donation of 6.5 million bottles of water for Flint schools to assist.

Someone started literally popping off in eastern Oregon. That’s where as many as eight people are now in custody and one person is dead after those anti-government protesters exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers at a federally held wildlufe refuge that those protestors took over. Police were carrying out an arrest warrant for a number of people who’d been holed up at the wildlife refuge for more than three weeks. Those arrested Tuesday include protest leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy. There’s no word on who shot first.

President Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will meet at the White House today. The Vermont Senator is competing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will skip Thursday’s televised debate. Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told reporters yesterday that Trump will instead host an event for veterans. Earlier in the day, Trump slammed debate host Fox News.

In Sports:  The NFL says it is reviewing allegations that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had human growth hormone delivered to his house when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts. There’s no timetable for the completion of the investigation, but it’s not expected before next month’s Super Bowl, where Manning will quqrterback for his current team, the Denver Broncos.  Al Jazeera reported last month that an intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic was secretly recorded suggesting Manning’s wife received deliveries of HGH, which is banned by the NFL. Peyton was recovering from injuries at the time but has denied the allegations, calling the report “complete garbage.”

Paul George led all scorers with 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Indiana Pacers fell to the Clippers Tuesday nigth, 91-89, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana has lost three straight games and six of its last seven. Up next:  The Pacers host the Hawks Thursday.

Indy Weather:

A nice mix today of Sunshine and clouds. Today’s high: 34 degrees.

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