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1 hr ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Fog causes school delay in southwestern Indiana

Meteorologist Eric Garlick says a clear, cool and calm night led to some dense fog forming for most of the tri-state. Dense fog advisories have been issued until mid morning for most of the area, including all Illinois counties and Knox, Daviess, and Martin Counties in Indiana.

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5 hrs ago | The Republic

South Bend mayor completes service in Afghanistan

A northern Indiana mayor who has been serving as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve in Afghanistan since April is headed back home. The South Bend Tribune reports South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has begun the demobilization process before his final return to South Bend.

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7 hrs ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Indiana Statehouse

A Lafayette group will travel to Indianapolis to join community and faith groups in a nationwide campaign that has come to plant roots in the Hoosier state. Indiana Moral Mondays launches its statewide campaign to fight poverty and racism in Indiana this weekend.

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Related Topix: Indiana Government, Indianapolis, IN, Lafayette, IN

Tue Sep 16, 2014

TheIndyChannel

Disparity in student discipline high in Indiana

A recent report has found the disparity in suspensions and expulsions between black and white students in Indiana are among the greatest. The U.S. Department of Education's report found that black students are suspended or expelled at a rate that is more than three times higher than white students.

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Journal Gazette

BMV overcharges Hoosiers about $30 million

The news comes on the heels of a separate $30 million legal settlement for Hoosiers that overpaid for driver's licenses.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mike Pence, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Indiana Government

WFIE-TV Evansville

Indiana BMV announces overcharges of about $29 million

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced about 180,000 people will be getting excise tax refunds because their vehicles were improperly classified during registration over the past decade, leading to a total overcharge of about $29 million. BMV Commissioner Don Snemis says the agency will work the Indiana Department of Revenue to issue the refunds.

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Related Topix: Indiana Government

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Toyota adding 180 jobs at Indiana factory

Toyota says it plans to add 180 full-time production jobs to its southwestern Indiana factory over the next five months. Toyota officials say the first 60 of those workers will come next month from among employees of its temporary staffing company Aerotek.

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The Intelligencer

Teen pleads guilty in southern Indiana slaying

A southern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a man in his rural home. Eighteen-year-old Austin Curtin of Bedford pleaded guilty to a murder charge in a Lawrence County court Monday for the February death of 43-year-old Rodney Allender.

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Journalgazette.net

Settled science

Does it take an epidemic to get people's attention? Perhaps so. Ebola is a frightening disease, and its spread is truly a concern in west Africa.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WHAS11

Judge OKs tweeting for Purdue shooting sentencing

An Indiana judge will allow reporters to post on social media during the sentencing of a former Purdue University student who pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow student in January. The Journal & Courier reports Tippecanoe Superior Judge Thomas Busch said Monday the public is not allowed to use social media or have their electronic devices on during the sentencing Friday of 24-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw.

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Related Topix: Purdue University, Louisville, KY

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Dupont Road bridge lanes to close

Lane closures will begin for two consecutive weekends on Indiana 1 at the Dupont Road bridge, the Indiana Department of Transportation said today. The closures are scheduled from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday on the weekends of Sept.

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Related Topix: Indiana Government

TheIndyChannel

Records: Elder abuse growing problem in Indiana

In the past 10 years, the number of total calls to Adult Protective Services for assistance has more than tripled, from 11,122 to 39,847. Adult Protective Services is a state-funded, federally mandated program under the Older Americans Act and is administered by the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Aging.

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Related Topix: Indiana Government

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case

Same-sex couples hoping to get married in Indiana will have to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the question of whether gay marriage bans are constitutional. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday stayed its Sept.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

The Indianapolis Star

Stay extended on Indiana same-sex marriage case pending Supreme Courta

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay extended on Indiana same-sex marriage case pending Supreme Court decision The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today continued the stay on same-sex marriage in Indiana until it is addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

Examiner.com

Urban lore: one mighty fine ghost story

We may think a particular ghostly occurrence is original in nature and one of a kind; often it is not. Many have their origins from stories handed down throughout the years-stories that may very well have a basis in facta or just a good tale.

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Urban Legend, Danville, IN

Journalgazette.net

Historical center program offers virtual time trip

INDIANAPOLIS An exhibit at an Indianapolis history center offers participants a chance to virtually travel back in time through Hoosier history. The Indiana Historical Society has added 13 new digital "journeys" to its programming at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel

Turning waste cooking oil into biodiesel can benefit the environment. The EPA has not yet approved modified diesel engines that run on waste cooking oil, but it has approved biodiesel fuel made from waste cooking oil for use in regular diesel engines.

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Journal and Courier

DCS struggles to keep accurate caseload tallyDCS struggles to keep...

Indiana has hired more case workers to keep track of its most vulnerable residents, but complaints about overwork continue to surface. DCS struggles to keep accurate caseload tally Indiana has hired more case workers to keep track of its most vulnerable residents, but complaints about overwork continue to surface.

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Daily Mail

'LOVE' artist Indiana doesn't show at celebration

Bride-to-be whose fiancA© died just days before their wedding has a heartbreaking photo shoot in her dress 'to say goodbye' Reclusive artist Robert Indiana is a no show at a celebration to honor his 'LOVE' art work disappointing dozens of loyal fans Reclusive artist Robert Indiana was expected to make an appearance Saturday to take part in a celebration of his art on his 86th birthday, but he didn't emerge from his home, disappointing dozens of fans. The event which was due to take place outside his outside his Maine island residence was called International HOPE Day.

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Related Topix: Trance, Indiana, Wedding, Home Listing, Home

Journal Gazette

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

But last week's rollout of the new Management and Performance Hub, which Pence vowed will make Indiana the best state in the nation at crunching big data, was plagued with confusion and a lack of transparency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Journalism

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