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  • Visitors to Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., can view an interactive display in the pig barn.

    See big agriculture in action on Indiana farm tourMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Farms around the nation have tried to capitalize on consumers' interest in how food is produced with tours. About 70 miles south of Chicago, Fair Oaks Farms in northern Indiana allows tourists to visit a high-tech dairy farm, tour a massive creamery where cheese and ice cream are made and see piglets being born on a hog farm. Fair Oaks, which includes 10 dairy farms with 37,000 cows and a 2,400-pig farm, draws as many as 500,000 visitors per year. Most visits start at the Dairy Adventure Center, where you can wander through a series of exhibits and see a short film on dairy farming before boarding a bus to a farm.

     
  • Indiana man accused of tossing ice over balconyMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A spring breaker from Kokomo, Ind., got more than a few laughs when he tossed a cooler full of ice over a 12th floor balcony of a Panama City Beach condominium.

     
  • Fort Wayne horse rescue facing stable evictionMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Operators of a stable for neglected horses near Fort Wayne are scrambling to find homes for the animals because of an ownership dispute over the property.

     
  • Ambulance stolen in NW Ind. chased into ChicagoMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Police in northwestern Indiana say a man stole a private ambulance and led officers on a chase through several communities before he was caught in Chicago. Prompt Ambulance Services president Gary Miller says the ambulance was taken on Tuesday after the driver stopped at a dialysis clinic in Gary and left it to see whether a patient was ready.

     
  • Historic Notre Dame windows to be sold at auctionMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County plans to auction several pieces of University of Notre Dame history to help build a family home not far from campus. Two large, multi-paned windows and a section of a third window that were part of Notre Dame’s Main Building for more than a century will be sold at an online auction this spring,

     
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  • Proposed Illiana Expressway route

    Illiana Expressway eligible for low-interest loanMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The proposed Illiana Expressway linking northwestern Indiana with Chicago's south suburbs is eligible for a low-interest federal loan for up to one-third of the cost of the $1.5 billion project, a newspaper reported Monday.

     
  • Indiana baseball death creates lifesaving legacyMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    An 8-year-old eastern Indiana boy who was fatally injured when struck in the neck by a baseball is leaving a legacy of steps being taken to save the lives of others.

     
  • Jim Irsay

    Indianapolis Colts owner arrested for DWIMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Authorities say Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is in jail after being stopped for suspected drunken driving. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bryant Orem says Irsay was arrested Sunday night in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel.

     
  • ATV wheelchair to help disabled Indiana hunterMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vietnam veteran Jesus Quintana loves to hunt, but crossing fields and forests is not easy for the Eastside Indianapolis double amputee. Next month, however, Quintana plans to hunt turkey for the first time, and he will have a new means of getting around: a $12,000 all-terrain wheelchair donated this week by American Legion Post 182 in New Palestine.

     
  • Indiana residents dropping out of labor forceMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Indiana residents are part of a growing and confounding economic demographic: working-age Americans who aren’t working or even actively looking for work. “Not in the labor force,” is the Census Bureau’s term for them.

     
  • Retired sergeant reunited with war dog companionMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Seven years ago, Air Force Sgt. Holt handed Jackson over to his new handlers at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, after the pair served for six months together in Iraq. He thought he would never again see his partner in war. It took seven years and travel by commercial flight and rental car to reunite the two at Andrews Air Force Base.

     
  • Indiana teen using bats to fight West Nile virusMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Seventeen-year-old Tyler Solis is helping the city of Kokomo protect the area bat population and curb the mosquito population at the same time. Solis, a Kokomo High School senior, built 14 large bat houses and 10 small ones that will be placed in area parks as part of his Eagle Scout project.

     
  • Water main breaks take toll on Indiana repair crewsMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The winter season has been rough on Evansville and other cities with antiquated water infrastructure, and for those whose job it is to keep clean water flowing to local homes and businesses, it has taken a physical and mental toll.

     
  • Terre Haute pulls together to help military familyMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Terre Haute real estate company, title company, hometown bank and others worked together — and worked late — to make sure a loan went through and a military family could move into their new, Shrine Hill home. “I love Terre Haute,” said Michael Curry, who will be retired from the military in April.

     
  • War re-enactor brings Battle of Tippecanoe to lifeMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Battle Ground, Ind., man spent the past several years painting, positioning and constructing a scale model of the Battle of Tippecanoe, earning himself the Tippecanoe County Historical Association’s 2013 volunteer of the year award.

     
  • Childhood love of space pays off with Mars studyMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Fort Wayne man will spend four months with five other participants in a facility on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano as part of the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation. Mauna Loa’s terrain is similar to that of Mars, and it has little vegetation.

     
  • A downstate public library is hoping to use Legos to improve physical, imaginative and mechanical qualities in children that increase attention span, memory, creativity, language and vocabulary skills all in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

    New Lego club helps stimulate youths’ creativityMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A downstate public library is hoping to use Legos to improve physical, imaginative and mechanical qualities in children that increase attention span, memory, creativity, language and vocabulary skills all in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

     
  • Body might be former Des Plaines woman’sMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources authorities announced Friday that a body was discovered early that afternoon at the site where a former Des Plaines woman went missing in December.

     
  • Indicted Indiana deputy allowed free from custodyMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The defense lawyer for a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy facing federal charges of excessive force says the cases all involve people who were combative with police officers.

     
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