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US House taps Fort Wayne hangar for National Airmail Museum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – The U.S. House has approved legislation designating a large aircraft hangar in Fort Wayne as the site of a proposed National Airmail Museum. The legislation the U.S. House approved Thursday reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for six years, but it also includes a provision from …

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Indiana depot redevelopment has first move-in ready building

NEWPORT, Ind. (AP) – The group overseeing redevelopment of a former Army chemical weapons depot in western Indiana is marketing its first move-in ready structure in a bid to lure companies to the property. The (Terre Haute) Tribune Star reports that the former Newport Chemical Depot site about 25 miles …

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INDOT: Human skull unearthed in South Bend likely European

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman says state archaeology experts believe a human skull unearthed during construction of a northern Indiana walking trail is that of an older adult of European descent. INDOT spokesman Matt Deitchley tells the South Bend Tribune the person likely was …

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Hammond police investigate reported holdup of armored truck

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – Authorities in northwestern Indiana are investigating the reported holdup of a Brinks armored truck outside a bank by two men wearing masks. A security officer in the truck told police that three bags of cash and his gun were taken about 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the …

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Northwest Indiana man guilty of fatally shooting girlfriend

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – A jury has convicted a northwestern Indiana man of fatally shooting his girlfriend, whose partially nude, decomposing corpse was found in their bedroom. The jury deliberated for about 3½ hours Friday before finding 32-year-old Jovanni Torres of Lake Station guilty of murder and a sentencing …

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Officials consider tolls on I-69 bridge in Indiana, Kentucky

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) – Officials say the new I-69 bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky will likely be operated as a toll bridge. The Courier & Press reports officials are still working out the details of how tolling will operate on the estimated $1.5 billion bridge. Mindy …

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Illinois pilot program connects students with therapists

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – A central Illinois county is using a pilot program to connect children and teenagers experiencing a mental health concern or crisis with a therapist. The Pantagraph reports that the McLean County Health Department, county Center for Human Services and the Chestnut Health Systems are providing therapists …

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Popular southern Indiana recreation area grows by 14 acres

HELTONVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A popular recreation area in southern Indiana has grown larger thanks to a yearslong collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service and a conservation group. The Sycamore Land Trust bought 14 acres of hilly, tree-lined land during a 2014 property tax sale. That plot is now part …

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Bloomington City Council considering IU student liaison

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – The Bloomington City Council could soon have a student liaison from Indiana University’s main campus. City Council members and Indiana University Student Association leaders are working on the details for the position that would serve as a conduit between the student body and city government. City …

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Authorities: 2 dead in northern Michigan small plane crash

SOUTH BOARDMAN, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say two Indiana residents were killed when their single-engine crashed in northern Michigan. Officials in Kalkaska County identified the victims of Friday’s airplane crash as Thomas Wolfe and Mary Wolfe. The relationship of the two was not given. Sheriff Pat Whiteford says the plane …

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