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Indianapolis suburb faces $15.7M bill for Geist park site

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) – An Indianapolis suburb is looking to pay $15.7 million for land along Geist Reservoir where officials want to build a public park and beach. A Hamilton County judge set the price that the city of Fishers must pay for the 69-acre site that is the last …

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Former Indiana PTA leader convicted of child molestation

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The former leader of a northern Indiana PTA has been convicted of child molestation for allegedly fondling a girl at his home. A St. Joseph County jury found 52-year-old David Willamowski guilty Tuesday of felony child molesting. He could face two to 12 years in …

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Donations sought to restore Civil-War era painting of horse

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A southern Indiana museum is raising money to restore a Civil War-era painting of a horse that once roamed freely through a small community where locals considered it the “town pet.” New Albany resident Edgar Polley recently donated the painting to the Clark County Museum in …

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Indiana lawmaker blocking bill to count dead people’s votes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indiana House committee chairman plans to block a bill that would allow the votes of dead people to count. Republican Elections Committee chairman Milo Smith says he doesn’t plan to allow a committee hearing or vote on the bill in the coming weeks. The Senate voted …

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Repairs to Muncie Fieldhouse storm damage remain undecided

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – Officials say no decisions have yet been made about repairs to one of Indiana’s historic high school gymnasiums more than three months after it was badly damaged by a severe storm. Strong winds from a Nov. 5 storm punched a hole into the 90-year-old Muncie Fieldhouse’s …

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Holcomb awards Indiana’s highest honor to Vietnam veteran

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gov. Eric Holcomb is awarding Indiana’s highest honor to a Vietnam veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sammy L. Davis of Freedom will receive the 2018 Sachem Award during a ceremony in March. Davis was near the South Vietnamese city of Cai Lay in 1967 when …

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Report: Fertilizer, manure top Lake Erie phosphorus sources

DETROIT (AP) – A U.S.-Canadian agency says there’s little doubt that commercial fertilizer and manure are the top sources of phosphorus pollution in western Lake Erie. The International Joint Commission says its science advisory board based the conclusion on an extensive analysis of existing data about the shallowest of the …

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Hypothermia blamed in 2 deaths in southwestern Michigan home

NILES, Mich. (AP) – Police say lab results show an 81-year-old man and his 55-year-old daughter whose frozen bodies were found inside their southwestern Michigan home both died of hypothermia. Police said Tuesday that Albert Bivins and Patricia Bivins “were found in a frozen state” on Jan. 3. The temperature …

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Retired Ball State prof reaches plea in molestation case

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – A retired Ball State University professor accused of molesting a boy has agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge in the case. Eighty-one-year-old Melvin Lee Sharpe agreed last week to plead guilty to a felony count of battery resulting in bodily injury. A Delaware County …

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Indiana Supreme Court rejects challenge to execution combo

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled prison officials can change execution drugs without going through a public review. The Indianapolis Star reports the court Tuesday rejected a challenge by death row inmate Roy Ward. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last June that the Department of Correction …

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