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5 things to know for Thursday in Indiana

LaPorte police believe a wanted sex offender has moved to Michiana, The Truth has made the Elkhart County 4-H Fair's famous recipes available through a new cookbook and three other stories to start your Thursday.
Posted on Nov. 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 13, 2013 at 5:21 p.m.

1. Police believe wanted LaPorte County sex offender may be in Mishawaka

Police are searching for Stephen Rootes, 31, after he failed to register as a sex offender, reports The Truth's news partner WNDU.

Officials believe he may have moved to Mishawaka. Anyone with information about Rootes is asked to contact the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office.

2. Winning 4-H Elkhart County fair recipes now featured in cookbook

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair's best recipes are now available in a spiral-bound hard copy or e-book.

Find out the price and how to get them here.

3. Teens in recovery to help veterans in need

Teen Challenge is teaming up with Goshen's Celebrate America to provide help for older veterans and their spouses.

Starting in 2014, Teen Challenge students will do home repairs for veterans over age 75 in Goshen. Celebrate America will give Teen Challenge $11 per hour for the work, but that money won't go to the students. Instead, it will fund Teen Challenge's operating costs.

4. 20 year anniversary: Notre Dame vs. Florida State 'Game of the Century'

Bob Costas set up the Nov. 13, 1993 Notre Dame vs. Florida State game this way: "Perfect seasons at stake, a game in a perfect place, a collision in history."

It has gone down in college football history as "The Game of the Century."

The 20th anniversary of that nail-biting battle was recapped by the Associated Press on WNDU's website.

5. National YMCA disaffiliates with local YMCA

Elkhart's YMCA was founded 131 years ago.

But, for reasons that weren't explained Wednesday, the affiliation with the national YMCA will soon end. The facility will change its name, but many features will likely stay the same.




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 With the state prison in the background, about a dozen death penalty opponents pray as they await the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year on Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.  Wood was sentenced to death for killing Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene Dietz, in 1989 at the family's automotive shop in Tucson.  (AP Photo)

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 Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

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