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Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame raising money for expansion

JASPER, Ind. (AP) – Organizers are trying to line up the money needed for an expansion of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame. The planned $180,000 project for the hall on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus would add about 1,300 square feet of space. Hall of Fame director Ray Howard …

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Man going to LGBT event pleads not guilty to weapons charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An Indiana man who told police he was headed to a gay pride event in California and was found with a loaded assault rifle and chemicals mixed and ready to explode in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges. James Wesley Howell, of Charlestown, …

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Teen swept over waterfalls, dies at Indiana state park

MADISON, Ind. (AP) – A teenager has died after falling over a waterfall at an Indiana state park. Authorities say the body of a 17-year-old boy was recovered Tuesday near Hoffman Falls at Clifty Falls State Park, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Louisville, Kentucky. Indiana conservation officers say two …

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3 dead in Fort Wayne shootings; 2 women, suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Fort Wayne police say two young women have been killed and a suspect in the shootings has died from a self-inflicted gunshot. Eighteen-year-old Jenna Leakey was found dead on the lawn of a Fort Wayne home Monday night. Twenty-year-old Hailey Nelson was taken to a …

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Indiana board endorses $7M Carrier plant deal Trump brokered

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indiana board has endorsed directing $7 million in state tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by President Donald Trump toward stemming job losses from a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis to Mexico. The Indiana Economic Development Board approved the incentive package Tuesday, nearly four …

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Panel OKs amended abortion bill on parental notification

By DARCY COSTELLOAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A House panel has addressed constitutionality concerns by amending an abortion proposal that would have drastically altered the state’s judicial bypass procedure. Sen. Erin Houchin’s measure would have mandated parents receive legal notice and have a chance to object in court when their …

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Frank Mason of Kansas unanimous pick for AP All-America team

By JIM O’CONNELLAP Basketball Writer Frank Mason III of Kansas has been unanimously selected to the 2016-17 AP All-America team. Mason, who averaged 20.8 points and 5.1 assists this season, received all first-team votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25. Joining Mason on …

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Powerful Indiana Senate committee puts stamp on roads plan

By BRIAN SLODYSKOAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A powerful Indiana Senate committee put its stamp on an infrastructure funding plan that the GOP majority says is a top priority this session. Republican state Sen. Brandt Hershman’s committee on Tuesday made substantial changes to much of the fine print of the …

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IU honors 1st black female student with picture, scholarship

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Indiana University has honored its first black female student with a scholarship and a portrait in a permanent art exhibit in the Indiana Memorial Union. The ceremony honoring Carrie Parker Taylor was Monday in Bloomington. The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2ndCH5q) Taylor’s portrait now hangs in the …

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Police: Man fatally shot after multi-county Indiana chase

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Police say a man suspected of taking his daughter from an Indiana home and leading authorities on a multi-county chase has been fatally shot. Police say the chase began about 5 a.m. Tuesday in Tippecanoe County after the teenage girl was taken from a home …

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