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Indiana jail offers manufacturing program to inmates

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana jail has continued an inmate manufacturing training program that saw success last year. The Herald Times reports that 10 inmates from the Monroe County Correctional Center are currently enrolled in the Skills for Success program. The program is a manufacturing training boot camp that …

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Senate panel advances bill allowing more guns in church

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indiana Senate panel has advanced a bill that would allow churches to let people to carry guns in more circumstances. The measure by Republican Sen. Jack Sandlin of Indianapolis was approved 5-2 Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s a felony to carry a handgun in …

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The Latest: Pharmacist tearfully apologizes for outbreak

BOSTON (AP) – The Latest on sentencing in the 2012 meningitis outbreak (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The pharmacist convicted in connection with a deadly meningitis outbreak has tearfully apologized to the victims for the pain and suffering they endured. Glenn Chin sobbed as he struggled through his statement during …

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The Latest: Interim school leader says not time for politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Latest on the sexual abuse cases and investigations surrounding former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Former Michigan Gov. John Engler says he won’t be political as interim president of Michigan State University, as it deals with scathing criticism over disgraced sports …

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Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

By ED WHITE and DAVID EGGERTAssociated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Sports doctor Larry Nassar’s return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county. Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly …

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IU plans $99M housing, dining complex for Bloomington campus

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University officials are proposing a new $99 million student housing and dining complex for the school’s Bloomington campus. The new complex would include several buildings near the existing McNutt Quadrangle residence halls on the northern side of the IU campus. The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports the …

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Southern Indiana library toasts 200th year with open house

MADISON, Ind. (AP) – A library in a southern Indiana city is toasting its 200th year with an open house that will kick off a year of bicentennial events. The Jefferson County Public Library is scheduled to host a Wednesday evening reception with refreshments and a display of photos from …

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Indiana House GOP kills bill to raise smoking age to 21

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana House Republicans have killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. The measure by Democratic Rep. Charlie Brown of Gary was killed Tuesday in a procedural maneuver by House Speaker Brian Bosma. It comes just one …

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People leap from windows to escape northeastern Indiana fire

BUTLER, Ind. (AP) – Police say people jumped from second-story windows to escape a downtown fire in a northeastern Indiana town and officers rescued an unconscious person. Butler Assistant Police Chief Matt Traster says police officers caught two adults jumping to flee the midday fire Tuesday in the town about …

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Indiana House approves bill to lift light rail ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana House has approved a bill that would lift a ban on building light rail in the Indianapolis area. The measure by Democratic Rep. Justin Moed of Indianapolis was approved Tuesday on a 90-5 vote. It now moves to the Senate. Lawmakers are reconsidering the ban …

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