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Indiana expands pre-K pilot to 15 more counties for 2018-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Low-income 4-year-olds in the South Bend, Lafayette, Bloomington, and Terre Haute areas will be among those newly eligible for the state’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced its expansion to 15 more counties. The new counties added Wednesday to the On My Way Pre-K …

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4 Indiana schools win reprieve to add voucher students

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana State Board of Education is letting four private schools accept more students paying with state vouchers under a new law allowing underperforming schools to avoid penalties. Board members voted 6-2 Wednesday to grant the waivers after three of the schools didn’t receive enough votes to …

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Data: More children tested for lead in St. Joseph County

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Health department data show that the number of children under age 7 tested for lead in St. Joseph County has more than doubled compared to last year. From January through March of this year 1,100 students were tested compared with 500 students during the same …

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Talking money with the hospital trying to treat you

By TOM MURPHYAP Health Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The financial counselor will see you now. Many people hit with a terrifying medical diagnosis like cancer also have to deal with another worry: whether the care will bankrupt them. Insurance that covers less and soaring treatment costs can swamp patients with …

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3 die in Indiana when SUV collides head-on with dump truck

HEBRON, Ind. (AP) – Police say three people, including a child, were in killed when a sport-utility vehicle collided head-on with a dump truck in northwestern Indiana. Porter County police say Tuesday’s crash along Indiana 8 killed the SUV’s driver, 45-year-old Amber Fitzgerald and two passengers, 7-year-old Hannah Cullen and …

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Coroner says Indiana couple, teenage son were shot to death

SALEM, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say a couple and their teenage son whose bodies were found in their southern Indiana home were shot to death. Police have said they believe a man who was living with the family committed the slayings. State Police say the Washington County coroner identified the …

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Indiana Statehouse black caucus to hold town hall meetings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Members of the Indiana Legislature’s black caucus will hold seven town hall meetings across the state this summer to seek voter feedback. The first meeting will be held June 17 at the Julia M. Carson Government Center in Indianapolis. The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will hold subsequent …

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Demolition of abandoned Richmond hospital could cost $8M

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) – Officials are estimating it will cost nearly $8 million for cleanup and demolition of an abandoned hospital complex in Richmond that’s become an eyesore targeted by vandals and thieves. Mayor Dave Snow says that’s the best projection by the contractor completing contamination surveys of the former …

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky names new leader

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has named a successor to replace its retiring, long-time president. The nonprofit women’s health services and advocacy group said Tuesday that Christie Gillespie will become its new president and CEO on July 1. She will succeed Betty Cockrum, who has served …

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The Latest: Police: Gunman upset woman wouldn’t date him

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – The Latest on the shootings of two women at a Fort Wayne beauty college (all times local): 6:58 p.m. Fort Wayne police say a man who shot two women at a Fort Wayne beauty college before turning the gun on himself was upset that one …

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