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Body found in E. Indiana river is that of missing man

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) – Eastern Indiana police say a body found in the Whitewater River has been identified as that of man who vanished more than a week ago after leaving a bar. Richmond police say the body pulled Sunday from the river near a dam in Richmond is that …

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Indiana vet accused of abusing animals closes her practice

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana veterinarian accused of abusing animals in her care has closed her practice as she maintains her innocence. The state’s attorney general last year filed a civil complaint with the state Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners against the veterinary license of Jennifer Perusek of …

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Indiana drug take-back program collects 1,700 pounds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana State Police collected more than 1,700 pounds of unwanted medications through the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual drug take-back initiative. State police set up collection sites across Indiana on April 28, where expired, unused or unwanted medications could be turned in and later destroyed. Organizers say …

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Trump’s northern Indiana rally moving to larger venue

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – President Donald Trump will be going to a larger venue than first planned for his northern Indiana campaign rally just two days after voters decide the state’s bitterly fought Republican U.S. Senate primary. Trump’s campaign announced Sunday that the rally set for Thursday evening will be …

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Bloomington plans opening new destination park in 2020

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – The city of Bloomington is building a 58-acre park that officials hope will become a regional attraction. The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports that the $34 million project will boast a lawn with performance stage and limestone seating, a pavilion that will be able to host outdoor and …

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Hundreds at vigil honor slain Terre Haute police officer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Terre Haute for a prayer vigil honoring a city police officer killed in a shootout with a homicide suspect. The vigil Saturday evening outside the Vigo County Courthouse came hours after many people lined the city streets as a …

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Indiana health officials warn tick season has arrived

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana health officials are urging people to take precautions against tick bites now that warmer weather has arrived. The small, blood-sucking creatures can transmit a number of diseases that cause fever and flu-like symptoms. The Indiana State Department of Health says more than 250 tick-borne illness cases …

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Indiana county working on invasive species ordinance

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) – A southwestern Indiana county is continuing work on an ordinance that would combat invasive plants. Knox County attorney Yvette Kirchoff says the proposed ordinance hasn’t been drafted yet. She says the ordinance wouldn’t be retroactive so homeowners won’t have to remove existing plants. Kirchoff tells The …

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Alcoholics Anonymous founding document sells for $2.4M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” has been sold at auction for $2.4 million to the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. The auction house Profiles in History says the manuscript with handwritten notes from group’s founding fathers, sold to …

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Winners announced in 2017 Indiana APME contest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Winners have been announced in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors (APME) newspaper contest. The awards were announced at the annual awards banquet held Friday, May 4, in Indianapolis. Twenty-nine daily newspapers submitted 530 entries of work from 2017 in the contest, which featured news, investigative, public …

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