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Indiana officials aim to expand drug treatment programs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana officials who expect to pump more money into drug treatment programs are touting an increased number of beds now available for those entering recovery. Officials provided the update Thursday during a briefing before the state’s Commission to Combat Drug Abuse. They touted a recent program that …

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Men rescued after getting bad GPS info on way to Yellowstone

By MEAD GRUVERAssociated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Sheriff’s officers in Wyoming say two men drove around at least two road-closed signs due to faulty navigation device information while trying to get to Yellowstone National Park and had to be rescued from deep snow. Park County authorities said Thursday that …

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Indiana schools use key fobs to help in emergencies

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – Police departments in northwestern Indiana are turning to key fobs as a way to unlock doors at local schools electronically so officers can quickly enter if there’s an emergency. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the newly implemented system in Crown Point gives officers access …

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Notre Dame to build new graduate student family housing

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The University of Notre Dame plans to build a 180-unit housing complex for married graduate students to replace an off-campus apartment complex that’s slated for demolition. The South Bend Tribune reports that the five three-story buildings will become the new home for the university’s married …

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The Latest: CSX: Severe weather eyed in train derailment

NAPPANEE, Indiana (AP) – The Latest on a freight train derailment in northern Indiana (all times local): 11:15 a.m. CSX says severe weather may have played a role in a freight train derailment in northern Indiana that injured two crew members. The company says in a statement that while the …

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Indiana man gets 92 years for bank robbery, firing at police

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – A central Indiana man convicted of robbing a bank and shooting at a responding police officer has been sentenced to more than 92 years in prison. A Delaware County jury convicted James T. Cole of Muncie in March of attempted murder, armed robbery and several other …

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2 crew hurt when freight train derails in northern Indiana

NAPPANEE, Indiana (AP) – Officials say a freight train has derailed in northern Indiana, injuring two crew members and leaving a trail of damage. WSBT-TV in South Bend reports the derailment happened early Thursday near Nappanee in Elkhart County. CSX says about 30 loaded cars and two locomotives all derailed. …

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3 firefighters suffer minor injuries battling blaze

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Three firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling an apartment building fire in Indianapolis. Fire officials say the blaze at Waterside at Castleton Apartments was reported about 1 a.m. Thursday. Arriving firefighters saw heavy flames from the first and second floors of the building. A corner of the …

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Lawsuit challenges court fees 4 Indiana counties charge

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) – A new lawsuit is taking aim at the service fees four Indiana counties charge people when they file lawsuits. The suit filed on behalf of five companies, one trust and four individuals names the clerks of Hamilton, Johnson, Marion and Wayne counties. The Palladium-Item reports Indiana …

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81-year-old man killed in northern Indiana house fire

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) – A brother of an 81-year-old man killed in a northern Indiana house fire says he had continued smoking even though he was on oxygen because of poor health. Authorities say flames were coming from the house in a neighborhood near the city of LaPorte when sheriff’s …

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