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Plastic company to expand Mississippi plant, hiring 53

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) – An Indiana-based company that makes molded plastic products will spend $5.3 million to expand its Mississippi plant, hiring 53 new workers. Richardson Molding of Columbus, Indiana, will add the workers over two years to the 135 currently employed in Philadelphia. The company is buying new equipment, …

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Central Indiana school cancels classes because of flu

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) – A central Indiana school has canceled classes for the rest of the week because of a flu outbreak. Liberty Christian School in Anderson says it’s cancelling middle and high school classes Thursday and Friday because about half of teachers and one in five students are sick. …

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Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill could take effect sooner

By AILEEN CHUANGAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana residents may be able to buy carryout alcohol on Sundays sooner than first expected. The House Public Policy Committee made changes to a bill on Tuesday that would move up the effective date of a measure to eliminate a Prohibition-era ban on …

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Judge grants injunction against Indiana wildlife center

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (AP) – A judge has granted an injunction against owners of an Indiana wildlife center that prevents them from using tiger cubs for public encounters. The News and Tribune reports that the injunction filed Monday temporarily bans Wildlife in Need owners Tim and Melisa Stark from hosting events …

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Cattle infected with bovine TB traced to Michigan farm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a western Michigan cattle herd. The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says two cattle that tested positive at a processing facility were traced to a farm in Ottawa County. The department has established a three-mile surveillance …

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Authorities: Bodies of 2 ice fishermen found at Indiana pond

FRANKTON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say the bodies of two ice fishermen have been recovered from an Indiana pond. The Madison County sheriff’s department says the bodies were found around midnight Tuesday at Camp Kikthawenund near Frankton, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. The Madison County coroner’s office …

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Indianapolis suburb faces $15.7M bill for Geist park site

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) – An Indianapolis suburb is looking to pay $15.7 million for land along Geist Reservoir where officials want to build a public park and beach. A Hamilton County judge set the price that the city of Fishers must pay for the 69-acre site that is the last …

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Former Indiana PTA leader convicted of child molestation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The former leader of a northern Indiana PTA has been convicted of child molestation for allegedly fondling a girl at his home. A St. Joseph County jury found 52-year-old David Willamowski guilty Tuesday of felony child molesting. He could face two to 12 years in …

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Donations sought to restore Civil-War era painting of horse

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A southern Indiana museum is raising money to restore a Civil War-era painting of a horse that once roamed freely through a small community where locals considered it the “town pet.” New Albany resident Edgar Polley recently donated the painting to the Clark County Museum in …

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Indiana lawmaker blocking bill to count dead people’s votes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indiana House committee chairman plans to block a bill that would allow the votes of dead people to count. Republican Elections Committee chairman Milo Smith says he doesn’t plan to allow a committee hearing or vote on the bill in the coming weeks. The Senate voted …

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