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  • Bloomington helping with beer brewery’s project

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    BLOOMINGTON — The city of Bloomington is helping a beer brewery with an expansion of its downtown restaurant and bar.
  • Videos show bus drivers how to react in crisis

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — School bus drivers can learn how to react if they’re faced with an armed person on their bus thanks to videos from the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
  • Family: Teen pilot who crashed knew risks

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    PLAINFIELD — The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.
  • Ex-Indy officer appeals convictions in fatal crash

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — A former Indianapolis police officer filed an appeal Wednesday challenging his convictions for killing one motorcyclist and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk in his police cruiser.
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo names red panda cub

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo says a female red panda cub that has overcome the odds and lived six weeks has been given the name Maliha.
  • Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — A Lake County judge struck down Indiana’s right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012.
  • Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    GARY — Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star’s Indiana hometown.
  • Ex-employee says prison workers had sex on desk

    Justin Rumbach
    July 24, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana’s prison agency mistreated a female employee when it shrugged off her complaints about workers having sex on her desk and later fired her for having an affair with an official.
  • Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

    Justin Rumbach
    July 23, 2014
    GARY — Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson’s Indiana hometown for the late pop star.
  • Authorities say man takes hostage at adult store

    Justin Rumbach
    July 23, 2014
    GIRARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a 38-year-old man suspected of a robbery in Indiana fled to Michigan, where he took a person hostage inside an adult novelty store.
  • 10-year-old bicyclist dies after truck hits him

    Justin Rumbach
    July 23, 2014
    WINONA LAKE — Police in northern Indiana say a 10-year-old boy died after being hit by a pickup truck while riding a bicycle.
  • Lawmakers approve pair of new license plates

    Justin Rumbach
    July 23, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS — A panel of state lawmakers on Tuesday approved license plates recognizing the Indy 500 and Abraham Lincoln under a new system clamping down on the number of special license plates on the road.
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