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  • Indiana alcohol delivery app draws praise, criticism Nov 16, 2014 10:46 AM
    Indiana alcohol retailers are criticizing a competitor's decision to use a new alcohol delivery app because they say it could make it easier for minors to obtain alcohol. Big Red Liquors officials tell the Indianapolis Business Journal they have implemented safeguards to ensure the app doesn't result in deliveries to minors or those already intoxicated. Identification cards will be verified through the app and by delivery drivers. Drivers won't deliver products to minors or to an environment where use by minors is likely. And they will not deliver to college campuses.

  • Barcode system to scan Fort Wayne school visitors Nov 16, 2014 10:49 AM
    A new barcode scanner system to sign in visitors or turn unwanted people away is being rolled out in Fort Wayne schools.The Journal Gazette reports the district started using the system at its administration building in April and plans to install it in all school buildings.

  • Paralyzed Indiana man surprises bride with dance Nov 14, 2014 10:56 AM
    A paralyzed veteran from Indiana is getting national attention for a wedding surprise his new bride will likely never forget.Sgt. Joe Johnson left his wheelchair behind for the first dance with his wife, Michelle, during their wedding reception in Noblesville in June. A video posted on Veterans Day shows Johnson using a harness he and his friends created to help him stand for the dance.

  • Nigerian man arrested in online dating scam Nov 13, 2014 1:02 PM
    A Nigerian resident faces charges that he set up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana’s attorney general and falsified stories about overseas business problems to scam several women. Felony charges against Kazeem Owonla were filed in Indiana, where one woman reported sending more than $100,000 to a man who represented himself as an electrical engineer who was working in Egypt.

  • Lake-effect snow snarls northern Indiana traffic Nov 13, 2014 9:30 AM
    Lake-effect snowfall in northern Indiana has snarled traffic with low visibility and slick roadways. Police says dozens of collisions and slide-offs have occurred Thursday morning in the South Bend area, with the U.S. 31 bypass and the Indiana Toll Road reported as slick and hazardous.

  • Indiana mother of slain child not angry at grandmother Nov 11, 2014 8:47 AM
    The mother of a 5-year-old Indianapolis boy fatally shot by his older brother says she isn’t angry at the boys’ grandmother who was watching them.

  • Wire maker plans northern Indiana expansion Nov 11, 2014 8:54 AM
    A wire and cable manufacturer says it will expand its northern Indiana operations and add perhaps 100 workers in the next couple years.

  • Indiana schools chief releases video for parents Nov 11, 2014 9:07 AM
    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has released a video message for parents stressing the importance of family engagement to ensure children are healthy, safe, and engaged in learning.

  • 2 rare urban coyote attacks on dogs within 1 day Nov 11, 2014 9:06 AM
    A Purdue Animal Hospital veterinarian says fatal coyote attacks on dogs in cities are uncommon but the clinic has recently seen two such cases.

  • Indiana county seeks volunteers for winter response help Nov 11, 2014 9:03 AM
    A rural northeastern Indiana county has issued a callout for volunteers with vehicles that travel well in snow and ice.

  • Legislation could change Indiana annexation rules Nov 9, 2014 9:05 AM
    Cities and towns may have to meet new rules before they can annex properties. The Herald Bulletin reports a legislative study committee has recommended several changes to Indiana’s annexation code. They include eliminating involuntary annexations and dropping the percentage of homeowners required for a remonstrance. The recommendations will be put into a bill when the session convenes in January. The bill’s language will be hashed out in various committees, so more changes are possible. Committee member Rep. Bob Cherry says he also would like to see legislation address how municipalities attempting to annex the same area of land should proceed. The Greenfield Republican’s district has seen plenty of fighting among municipalities over available land. This past spring, land near Interstate 69 was eyed by Lapel, Pendleton and Ingalls.

  • Gibson residents balk at mine’s road closure plan Nov 9, 2014 9:05 AM
    A southwestern Indiana coal company’s bid to close portions of three county roads is drawing fire from residents, who say mining in the area is driving people away. Peabody Coal has asked the Gibson County Commissioners to allow it to close about 2 miles’ worth of roads. Company spokesman Howard Kiefer says no residents will lose access and detour routes will be available. That’s no consolation to residents. “East Gibson is suffering tremendously for all of this,” Nancy Gehlhausen told commissioners recently. Gehlhausen said residents have to deal with blasting, shaking and dust from mining activities and that the mining has been “devastating” to the Barton Township school. “There are no houses, no places for people to live,” she said. Property owner Gary Fritz said the mining activity has even driven businesses away. “You can’t buy a gallon of gas, a quart of milk, in Barton Township because businesses that sold them aren’t there anymore,” he said. “They can talk about the war on coal all they want, but we’ve got a war on Barton Township,” added property owner Gary Fritz. Kiefer said Peabody Coal employs 158 at the Somerville mine, with 54 more jobs to be added by January. He noted that the company will restore streams and improve the environment during reclamation. “We are a steward of the environment. Yes, we do turn it upside-down, but we put it back,” he said. Commissioners plan another public hearing Nov. 18 to discuss the road closures, the Princeton Daily Clarion reported.

  • Delaware County eyes new ambulance fees for EMS Nov 8, 2014 8:13 AM
    Delaware County residents who use ambulances will soon see increased fees, but they have options for keeping costs down. The county plans to offer the Delaware Care subscription service that would pay the amounts of ambulance rides not covered by insurance. The Star Press reports the move comes as county commissioners prepare to raise ambulance fees. The new rates vary from $550 for basic life support to $1,200 for the highest level of advanced life support. Delaware County EMS also plans to raise to $100 an hour the amount it charges for standing by at public events.

  • Terre Haute turns to sludge to shore up finances Nov 8, 2014 8:13 AM
    A western Indiana community is turning to sewage to shore up its finances. Terre Haute has signed a contract to provide sludge from its wastewater treatment plant to Powerdyne Terre Haute Holdings, which will convert the sludge into diesel fuel. The company will then sell 12 million gallons of that fuel to Terre Haute for $2.46 per gallon, and the city will then sell that fuel to Indianapolis-based Sodrel Fuels for $2.50 per gallon. Mayor Duke Bennett, who has been promising about $3 million in new revenue this year and another $3 million in 2015, said city officials have been working on the plan for a couple of years. He said he hopes it will make Terre Haute a model for other cities to follow. The city is essentially serving as the middle man in the deal, he noted. “This is just a pass-through contract,” Bennett told the Tribune-Star. The city is “not going into the fuel business.” The agreement amounts to $480,000 in income for the city per year, but officials indicate much more income is likely. The city can provide more sludge than the contracted minimum, said Waste Water Utility Director Mark Thompson. That will produce more income because the city will be paid for that extra sludge, he said. The city also expects to receive money from other cities to take their sludge, he said. Under the contract with Powerdyne, the city also will provide 200 tons of “green waste,” such as downed trees, limbs and leaves, every day for 20 years. That material will also be converted into diesel fuel. To meet that goal, the city will allow residents to place downed branches and trees from their own property for city pickup, Bennett said. Currently, the city only hauls tree waste from trees on city-owned property. Bennett said the city negotiated “up front” payments from its partners that guarantee $3 million this year and $3 million next year. After that, the agreement is expected to generate at least $2 million a year, he said. “We’re not on the hook for anything except to pay someone to haul away our sludge, which we already do,” he said. In fact, the city will be paying less for sludge removal under this deal, he said. Currently Terre Haute pays about $5 million for sludge removal per year; the new agreements will reduce that by at least $1 million per year, he said. Board of Works President Bob Murray said the contracts contain “outs” for the city if things don’t go as planned. As a result, the city will lose little or nothing if the projects fail, he said. Construction of the Powerdyne plant is expected to take nearly two years.

  • Man badly hurt in northern Indiana trench collapse Nov 6, 2014 9:06 AM
    Authorities in northern Indiana say a man was badly hurt when he was buried up to his neck by soil when a trench caved in on him. Emergency crews were called Wednesday to the site near the Kosciusko County town of Silver Lake.

  • Big Republican wins put question on Ind. Democrats Nov 5, 2014 1:36 AM
    Indiana Democrats are looking for places to rebuild after an election drubbing Tuesday that saw Republicans capture all three statewide offices on the ballot, build on an already overwhelming supermajority in the state Senate and project their supermajority in the House.

  • Lake Michigan towns assess Halloween storm damage Nov 5, 2014 5:55 AM
    Communities along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline are surveying storm damage and beginning cleanup work following a howling Halloween storm that battered the coastline with winds gusts that reached 70 mph and punishing waves.

  • DNA being used to try to identify Gary bodies Nov 5, 2014 6:10 AM
    The Lake County coroner’s office has sent DNA samples to state police to see if they can identify two of the three women whose remains were found inside abandoned Gary houses last month.

  • Truck slams into farm combine on SW Indiana road Nov 4, 2014 10:20 AM
    State police say a pickup truck slammed into the back of a farm combine on a southwestern Indiana highway, knocking the combine into a guardrail and forcing the highway’s closure for nearly two hours. The crash happened Monday evening as the combine was driving on Indiana 61 at its bridge over Interstate 64 about 30 miles northeast of Evansville.

  • Signs help Fort Wayne schools assess Ebola risks Nov 3, 2014 8:39 AM
    Allen County health officials are urging schools and other facilities to post signs asking anyone who has traveled outside the United States in the last three weeks to report to the building’s main office. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health says the signs are precautionary measures designed to assess any risk of Ebola and identify the need for public health interventions.

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