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Suspect sought after shooting at trooper

(Seymour) — A search is on for a man accused of shooting at an Indiana State trooper Monday night. Shortly after 7:30 pm. the trooper pulled John Michael Fish, 35, over near U.S. 50 and Interstate 65, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis. As the trooper approached the vehicle, Fish allegedly began shooting. The trooper was not injured and was able to return fire as the suspect fled. Fish is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 165 pounds with short cropped blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a dark jacket and dark hat. SWAT and K-9 officers, along with a state police helicopter were searching the area last night. Fish had been released from prison about six months ago on an armed robbery conviction.

Lawmaker makes controversial claims against organization

(Indianapolis) — Representative Bob Morris of Fort Wayne has sent a letter to other lawmakers saying he will not support a resolution honoring the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary because he thinks they’re a quote, “a radicalized organization” that is ruining young girls.  Morris says his online research led him to believe that the organization is pushing a pro-gay, pro-abortion message in connection with Planned Parenthood says he thinks the organization encourages sex and allows transgender girls to join. Last fall, the Girl Scouts of Colorado accepted transgender child Bobby Montoya, 7,  as a member prompting some troops across the country to disband in protest. Morris also says the fact that first lady Michelle Obama is honorary president should give lawmakers pause before they endorse the Girl Scouts because the Obamas are “are radically pro-abortion and vigorously support the agenda of Planned Parenthood.” Cathy Ritchie of the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana says there is no truth to what Morris found online and says the organization has no ties to Planned Parenthood.

Governor says he will not run for the White House

(Indianapolis) — Governor Mitch Daniels says he has received more pressure in the last few weeks from GOP members who don’t think any of the current candidates can beat President Obama.  Daniels says if the Republican convention arrives without any candidate having the nomination locked up, he still is not interested in the job himself and would work to find a nominee that could win in November. Four GOP candidates remain in the running: Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas. Daniels announced last May that we would not seek the Republican nomination for president.

Newly-elected university president sets agenda

(Indianapolis) — Martin University’s new president, George E. Miller III, has placed fundraising at the top of his “to-do” list. Miller, a former astrophysicist for NASA, had previously served as vice president for academic affairs and presidential professor of chemistry at Claflin University in South Carolina in addition to positions at Howard, Norfolk State and Jackson State universities.  Miller replaces Algenia Freeman who left the university in December 2010 amid  an outcry from students and alumni after she fired more than 20 faculty members, administrators and staff. The new president says he wants to meet the community and begin promoting the university, increase  funding and boost enrollment . The 35-year-old private university has nearly 1400 students.