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  • More than 300 Indiana schools rated four stars INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials say more than 300 Indiana schools have achieved top four-star honors. The Department of Education announced Tuesday that 311 schools earned made the list based on test scores from 2012-13. Indiana had 313 Four Sta

    April 15, 2014

  • IU psychology students mentor middle schoolers BLOOMINGTON (AP) — When they snapped on plastic gloves to hold a real human brain last week, Bloomington Project School students said they weren't even nervous. "It's cool to think it was an actual human being who thought and cried," said Zoe Mantha

    April 15, 2014

  • Firm nears takeover of Indiana Limestone Co. BLOOMINGTON (AP) — An investment firm is the only bidder to take over a southern Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings. A bankruptcy court auction for Indiana Limestone Co. set

    April 15, 2014

  • 3 killed in I-65 backup from chemical tanker crash ROSELAWN, Ind. (AP) — State police say three people have been killed in a crash as traffic backed up on Interstate 65 from a chemical tanker rollover in rural northwestern Indiana. Cpl. Dan Becker says those killed were in a vehicle that drove into

    April 15, 2014

  • State to plant new trees along new US 31 route KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Transportation has agreed to plant nearly 300 trees along the new U.S. 31 bypass in Kokomo. The trees will replace others that were removed during the construction. Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says the s

    April 15, 2014

  • Delaware County treasurer faces 46 felony counts MUNCIE (AP) — An eastern Indiana county treasurer may lose his office after a prosecutor filed charges alleging the theft of $80, official misconduct and 44 counts of not properly depositing public funds on time. Delaware County Treasurer John Dorer

    April 14, 2014

  • W. Indiana man dies of burns sustained at fire pit TERRE HAUTE (AP) — A Terre Haute man has died after sustaining burns near a backyard fire pit. Assistant Chief Shawn Keen of the Terre Haute Police Department says the man died after being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital Friday night. His name

    April 14, 2014

  • More women taking to sailing at Indianapolis club INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Megan Brimmer isn't the typical sailboat skipper. But she sure likes calling the shots on the water. And proving her muscle. "Ready to tack," she commanded during a recent afternoon sail. "Pull in the jib sheet." A flatter boat i

    April 14, 2014

  • Histories collected of Indiana courthouse bombing KOKOMO (AP) — The experiences of those who survived a bomb blast that rocked a central Indiana courthouse 27 years ago are being preserved with an oral history project. The Howard County Historical Society identified and interviewed 19 people who we

    April 14, 2014

  • Indiana officials consider funding for adoptions INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After about a year of fostering toddler Antoinette, Jackie Townsend adopted the 5-year-old she describes as the "prettiest little thing." That was five years ago, and the Fort Wayne woman has spent the entire time on a waiting li

    April 14, 2014

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