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Boy, 7, drowns at Indianapolis waterpark

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Officials say a 7-year-old boy has drowned at a waterpark. RTV6-TV reports the incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Indy Island Aquatic Center at Raymond Park. A spokesman for Indy Parks & Recreation says a lifeguard noticed the boy in the water and performed CPR. …

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Terre Haute officer killed in shootout identified

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – A 16-year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department has been identified as the officer killed in a shootout Friday night. The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports that Rob Pitts was one of four officers who were fired on when they approached an apartment complex to …

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President Trump orders federal flood assistance for Indiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – President Donald Trump has ordered federal assistance for Indiana because of late-winter flooding. Trump made the disaster declaration on Friday. It makes federal funding available to people in counties affected by severe storms and flooding from Feb. 14 to March 4. Eligible counties are Carroll, …

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St. Joseph’s College may come back through partnership

RENSSELAER, Ind. (AP) – An official with a private northwestern Indiana college that was shuttered amid financial problems says plans are in the works to bring the school back. The Journal & Courier reports that St. Joseph’s College closed last year under the weight of a $27 million debt. Fr. …

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Republicans look to secure dominance on Indiana primary day

By AILEEN CHUANGAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The election Tuesday in Indiana will mark an end to a nasty U.S. Senate primary, where three Republicans vie for a chance to unseat what many consider a vulnerable Democratic incumbent in U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly. Democrats, meanwhile, have shown reinvigorated signs of …

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Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

By BILL BARROWAssociated Press Primary season is kicking into high gear with contests Tuesday in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia. Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right. And that’s leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step …

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Ex-General Electric site eyed for development to host tours

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – A company hoping to redevelop a former General Electric complex in Fort Wayne is opening the sprawling site for public tours. The former 31-acre GE campus that’s been vacant since January 2015 once employed more than 10,000 workers who produced an array of products. The …

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2 officers could be fired in death of unarmed black motorist

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Two Indianapolis police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist could face firing when they go before a civilian police merit board. Indianapolis police Chief Bryan Roach has recommended the seven-member board terminate officers Michal Dinnsen and Carlton Howard for the June 2017 shooting death of …

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Immigration detention prolonged in Alabama’s ‘black hole’

By MALLORY MOENCHAssociated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Four years after Nigerian native Olusegun Olatunji was convicted of trafficking counterfeit hats, he is still in immigration detention appealing his deportation because he overstayed a visa 30 years ago. Olatunji is detained in Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama – …

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Indiana police officer fatally shot; suspect still at large

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – A western Indiana police officer has been fatally shot, and officers have surrounded an apartment complex where they believe the suspect remains at large. Terre Haute police spokesman Ryan Adamson says the city police officer’s investigation of a homicide led him to the apartment complex …

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