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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2019 


Trump attorneys go to court to attempt to block oversight of the president’s finances. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: the New York plastic bag ban becomes law. Plus, a new poll finds Coloradans support protecting wildlife corridors.

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PHOTO: Negotiations are expected to resume Tuesday between oil companies and the union representing striking Workers. About 1,000 workers at the BP Whiting facility have joined thousands of colleagues across the country in calling for safety improvements. Photo courtesy of United Steelworkers.

INDIANAPOLIS - It's back to the bargaining table. The union representing striking Indiana BP oil workers will resume talks with oil industry negotiators Tuesday in the largest national oil strike in 30 years. On Sunday, more than 1,000 employees at BP's Whiting refinery joined others at facilities

PHOTO: Efforts in Indiana and around the nation have intensified to help victims of human trafficking and catch offenders. Photo credit: Bret Jordan/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Human trafficking is often a hidden crime, but it is one of the fastest growing in Indiana and around the nation. Some 27 million people around the globe are said to be victims, forced to work at manual labor or in the sex industry. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says

PHOTO: Service projects are being held around Indiana to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo courtesy of the City of Bloomington.

INDIANAPOLIS - The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered and honored today through acts of service in Indiana and around the country. The federal holiday became a national day of service in 1994. Samantha Warfield, spokesperson with the Corporation for National and Commun

PHOTO: The FAA is expected to release draft regulations soon for commercial use of drones for businesses, researchers and government agencies. Photo credit: Dkroetsch/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – The use of small drones is limited to hobbyists and a small number of government agencies, researchers and businesses, but that could soon change. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to release new rules by the end of the year. Dick Honneywell, executive director

PHOTO: The divide between police and their communities, and what can be done about it, is the topic of an expert panel at Indiana University Northwest. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile.

GARY, Ind. - Calls for better accountability among those sworn to protect their communities have followed the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Today in Gary, a panel of Indiana experts and leaders gathers to discuss the tension and controversy - and what could be done about it. Jane

PHOTO: The polls are open until 6 p.m., and Hoosiers with questions about new voter I.D. laws or their polling locations can go online for information at www.indianavoters.com. Photo courtesy of the Indiana Secretary of State's Office.

INDIANAPOLIS - Today is Election Day in Indiana, but after low voter turnout in the May primary and the lack of marquee races or significant issues on this year's ballot, some election observers are not expecting Hoosiers to be flocking to the polls today. Amy Miller, president of the League of Wom

PHOTO: Marriage is now a reality for same-sex couples in Indiana after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up cases seeking to defend the ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - After years of work and many court battles, same-sex couples in Indiana are finally free to tie the knot. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review rulings in Indiana and four others states where federal courts struck down bans against gay marriage. Kyle Megrath, coordinat

GRAPHIC: Three same-sex cases from Indiana will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Graphic courtesy of the U.S. Government.

INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases. The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Kyle Megrath, marria

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