5 things to know for your Saturday in Indiana

A federal appeals court grants a stay on a ruling that struck down Indiana’s gay marriage ban, the ACLU objects to Indiana’s request to stay the ruling on the state’s gay marriage ban and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 6:16 a.m.

Changes are coming to Elkhart County schools this fall

Some Elkhart County schools will prepare from STEM-based lessons, which would allow kids to lead their own learning and teachers to act as facilitators. Two local schools will introduce a dress code policy, requiring students to wear similar uniforms. Other changes include a new playground for Chamberlain Elementary and safer locks for Elkhart Community Schools’ classrooms.

Pendry Powder Coatings in Warsaw destroyed after Friday morning blaze

Emergency crews battled a factory fire Friday morning, June 27, in Warsaw. Every water tanker in Kosciusko County was brought to the fire at Pendry Powder Coatings, with help requested from Noble and Whitley counties. The fire was under control by 8 a.m. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Judge grants stay of Indiana gay marriage ruling

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued a stay on a federal judge’s order that struck down Indiana’s gay marriage ban Friday, June 27. U.S. District Judge Richard Young struck down the ban Wednesday, June 25, saying it was unconstitutional.

ACLU objects to Indiana's request for stay of judge's order striking down gay marriage ban

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed an objection to Indiana’s request to stay a federal judge’s ruling to strike down the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Attorney General Greg Zoeller sought the stay to halt gay marriages throughout Indiana while state officials appeal U.S. District Judge Richard Young’s decision on Wednesday, June 25.

Woman shares story of addiction to synthetic marijuana, its dire consequences

Carey, who prefers to remain anonymous, was addicted to “fake marijuana” for a year and a half. She fell in love with it when she first smoked it, but it soon began to turn her life upside down. Carey’s addiction began to take a toll on her relationship with her son and family. However, she managed to recover from her addiction with the help of her mother-in-law.

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