NEWSCAST 0904

NEWSCAST 0904

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 4:08 PM
Updated: Sep 5, 2019 4:08 PM

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access.wgbh.org good evening ... i'm hunter petroviak.thanks for joining us.fewer than half of all indiana students passed the new standardized test - sending shockwaves across the state.the indiana department of education says only 47 percent of students statewide met expected achievement levels on the i-learn. superintendents from across the area tell fox 55's cody butler ... that should send a message to the state. time for change.that's the message superintendents across northeast indiana are sending to indianapolis. this spring was the first time every student in third to eighth grades took the i-learn test.it replaced the i-step. indiana superintendent of public instruction jennifer mccormick says ilearn uses tougher standards to determine if students are making sufficient progress.it was the sixth time indiana changed standardized testing since 2009.frustrating many superintendents ... like tony cassel at hamilton community schools. the issue is across the board. hamilton community schools is one of the smallest districts in the state with about 300 kids.meanwhile ... dr. wendy robinson is in charge of about 30-thousand students in fort wayne community schools. 3 that's why districts are standing together demanding change in the accountability system. the state board of education said today it won't take action on school letter grades until lawmakers explore how to ease the transition to i-learn. in fort wayne ... cody butler ... fox 55 news. there's a link to the public i- learn scores on our website. there ... you will be able to see how your child's school and school district performed in each subject. ááanimationáá tonight ... we're learning more about the deadly high speed chase across northwest ohio.the allen county ohio sheriff's office says 46- year-old terry pierce junior stole a semi from van wert. spencerville police in ohio tried to stop him when the 2 hour chase started.the chase ended on u-s 30 between van wert and the indiana state line when officers shot and killed pierce.it's still unclear how many times he was shot.the sheriff's office says only members of its swat team fired guns. a convoy man isn't hurt after he crash lands his ultralight aircraft in a field.it happened in van wert county this evening in a bean filed at the corner of lincoln highway and richey road. the van wert county sheriff's office says 32-year-old joshua huber was flying the aircraft when it crashed.the investigation into what happened continues and the f-a-a has been contacted. some driver and cooler air is arriving overnight. meteorologist alida donnelly is tracking the 3 it's smooth sailing for those of us who travel dupont road. construction is wrapped up and the trail along the road is getting plenty of use too.fox 55's jentill neal tells us more about the finished work that's making it easier for drivers and pedestrians. >for the last couple of months dupont road has been backed up with traffic due to construction, but as you can see, not anymore.> 00:35:42-00:35:54"we're so proud of our community that they did this for us. everything improved, what i see out here which was once a busy road.. you see people pleasantly walking back and forth."pufferbelly trail between coldwater and lima roads now goes beneath dupont. for years driver's had to get in their cars to cross the street. the city started the planning of this addition in 2012 with $12.1 million dollars eighty percent of that came from federal funds and 20 percent from local contributions. > 00:29:45-00:29:52"we didn't displace anyone totally. we didn't have to buy an entire property. we had to buy strips of land from a lot of people. so that took a little bit of time."there are also new crosswalks, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, and new water mains.>00:30:19-00:30:29 "we tried to minimize closure as much as possible. we had planned on it only being closed for three months. i think it extended about 4 months. >00:26:24-00:26:37"it has been a lengthy process, but now that it's finished the 25 26,000 cars a day that utilize dupont road can move a long in a quicker fashion and a safer fashion as well."in the end, kathy xx says it was worth the wait. 00:31:32-00:31:44"healthwise, mentally, physically, i just love it. i was just kind of skeptical in the beginning 'who's going to use these trails?' not anymore. it's a blessing." in fort wayne, jentill neal fox 55 news the city says the daily car count for travel on dupont is 25-thousand cars dupont is 25- count for the daily car the city says the city says the daily car count for travel on dupont is 25-thousand cars per day. david miller of fort wayne is seeking justice. not just for his family, but others.he reached out to fox 55 because he is holding a gun violence rally september 7th at 6 p-m. the rally will be at the allen county courthouse to explain how families can protect themselves, what their rights are and to hear from public officials. miller says this rally isn't about gun rights. it's about the victims. the four day search for a missing gas city girl comes to an end.police found 10-year-old skylea carmack's body in a trash bag behind her family's home this morning. w-x-i-n's kayla sullivan has details on the discovery. amb 0774sgt. tony sloccum, indiana state police 8:37.07 'to try to rationalize why someone would kill a 10 year old? thereús no rationale for that, itús just an act of cowardice,'hours after this alleged act, police say amanda carmack went to the police station in person and reported her stepdaughter, skylea missing.nat of knockingit led to a 4 day search where the community went door to door handing out photos of skylea. they had no idea the 10-year- oldús body was hidden inside a trash bag in a shed behind her dad and stepmotherús home in gas city.amb 0774sgt. tony sloccum, indiana state police 8:38:44'it had been checked before but youúve got to remember at the time she was reported missing, we are looking for a little girl, we had no reason to believe that she had been murdered at that time,'skylea was one of seven children in the home. her father told us, the other six kids were taken by dcs over the weekend. dcs says it canút comment on the case.skyleaús former stepmom, holly little says she thinks amanda carmack was overwhelmed by skylea. she says skylea had autism and a nervous tick.amb 0776 holly little, skyleaús former stepmom 9:08.23'it was not her fault and if you donút think you can handle a special needs child then donút, donút walk away, let someone else do it,' she doesnút want skylea to be remembered by what happened to her, she wants her to be known for her smile, strength, intelligence, love for animals, and singing.amb 0776 holly little, skyleaús former stepmom 9:06.08'she would stand in front of the tv forever, singing all kinds of different things,'little says she lived with skylea for nearly 8 of her short ten years of life. she says amanda carmack kept them from seeing each other. little says she has missed skylea for two years and will continue missing her forever.smu/8556 holly little 10:25.33'she was my sky and now sheús my rain,' police have arrested skylea's stepmother amanda carmack in connection to her death. coming up....a vaping incident leaves an illinois teen hospitalized, fighting for his life. plus the families of a tragic boat fire remember their loved ones. and more updates on hurricane dorian after the break 3 3
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