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2 charged with damaging nature preserve to make bike trail

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Two men are accused of damaging a nature preserve in an Indiana state park by building an illegal mountain biking trail. Capt. William Browne of the Indianapolis Department of Natural Resources says herbicide and shovels were used at the nature preserve inside Fort Harrison State Park. The …

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Beer, wine sales at Purdue football games top $500,000

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Beer and wine sold during football games are pouring money into Purdue University’s athletic department. The Journal and Courier reports that Purdue collected $567,000 in revenue last fall at Ross-Ade Stadium. Alcohol sales were expanded to the entire stadium during the 2017 season. During previous …

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Boxing gym is for those whose fight is with Parkinson’s

MONROE CITY, Mo. (AP) – Mike Crager’s boxing gym isn’t filled with young people aspiring to a career in the ring, but rather men and women whose fight is with Parkinson’s disease. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that Crager’s Rock Steady Boxing opened in January in the northeast Missouri town of …

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Former sheriff’s deputy gets 3 years for child seduction

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) – A former sheriff’s deputy in southern Indiana has been sentenced to three years in prison on a child seduction charge. Daniel Greer was sentenced Wednesday after a Gibson County jury convicted him in January. He plans to appeal the conviction. Greer last summer was accused of …

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Hospital donates ultrasound machine to South Bend zoo

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Ailing animals at a northern Indiana zoo are getting high-tech help from Goshen Hospital. The Potawatomi (pot-ah-WAH’-toh-mee) Zoo in South Bend has a long history of using ultrasound to detect health problems in animals. But Dr. Ronan Eustace, the zoo’s veterinarian, says a newer model …

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Columbus to host 2018 history preservative conference

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) – A statewide conference dedicated to preserving historic places will be held in Columbus this year. The Columbus Republic reports that the 49th annual “Preserving Historic Places” conference will be in the southern Indiana city from April 17 to the 20th. The event is put on by …

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The Latest: Former student in custody after scare at school

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) – The Latest on what police call “concerning social media posts” about a southern Indiana high school (all times local): 6:31 p.m. Police say a 16-year-old former student is in custody following what they call “concerning social media posts” about a southern Indiana high school. New …

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Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting

WABASH, Ind. (AP) – Indiana State Police have identified the burglary suspect killed in a police-involved shooting in northern Indiana. They say 29-year-old Travis Tucker of Kokomo died in the shooting Wednesday afternoon in Wabash County, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. Police say officers from the Wabash …

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Police up presence at southern Indiana school after posts

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) – Police increased their presence at a southern Indiana high school while investigating what they called “concerning social media posts.” New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey said in a recorded phone call to New Albany High School parents Friday afternoon that additional officers were posted at …

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Indiana ag leaders: NAFTA overhaul would devastate farmers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Leaders of Indiana’s agriculture industry say President Donald Trump’s plan to either overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement or withdraw the U.S. from the deal could be a dangerous blow to the state’s farmers. The Journal Gazette reports that the 1994 trade agreement between …

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