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Meet The Candidates: Sen. Jim Banks

Indiana State Senator Jim Banks is trying to become the state’s next representative for the 3rd District. He stopped by First News Weekend for our Meet The Candidates series.

A truck with "Fly High Rhodens" painted on the window sits in the parking lot before start of the Pike County Vigil at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon, Ohio on Friday, April 29, 2016.  (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Vigil commemorates 8 slain in Ohio shooting massacre

The vigil Friday night at the Pike County fairgrounds brought together family members, friends and community residents to commemorate the lives of those slain April 22 at four homes near Piketon.

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2 shot during fight over Corvette in Ohio

Police say the victim told them was about to get out his Corvette in the parking lot outside of his residence when a suspect blocked him from getting out of the car and took his keys.

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You Go Girl! winner for April

This month’s winner is an inspiration to women everywhere despite being afflicted with cerebral palsy.

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Several key local races on ballot

While presidential candidates are grabbing headlines, several local candidates are campaigning for state positions.

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

The president also called for more attention to be paid to the mentally ill. The Social Security Administration will publish a proposed rule to help ensure that mental health records about people who are prohibited from buying a gun are reported to the background check system.