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Saturday 02/13/2016
John Lattner, won Heisman at Notre Dame in 1953, dies at 83
Updated: February 14, 2016 - 12:02 am

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — John Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner who helped lead Notre Dame to a 9-0-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in Frank Leahy's final year as coach, has died. He was 83.

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Veterans Affairs starts probe into Cincinnati medical center
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 7:47 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has opened an investigation into its Cincinnati hospital.

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Retired Indiana sheriff's deputy faces federal theft charge
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 7:47 pm

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The FBI says a now-retired sheriff's deputy in Delaware County sold more than $8,000 in county-owned ammunition.

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Indiana to launch plan to help adults finish college
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 5:44 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will launch an initiative next week to give residents who haven't finished a college degree some help to get back into the classroom.

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Indianapolis officials face lawsuit over civil forfeiture
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 5:44 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis city officials and law enforcement officers face a lawsuit over alleged misuse of money and property seized during investigations.

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Indianapolis school hires attorney to investigate ex-coach
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 3:02 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis high school has hired an attorney to conduct an independent investigation into a former basketball coach accused of trying to entice a 15-year-old student into a sexual relationship.

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Union hopes retirement offers cut Alcoa plant layoffs
Updated: February 13, 2016 - 12:01 pm

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Union officials believe retirement offers could reduce the number of layoffs at an Alcoa plant in southwestern Indiana where the company is shutting down an aluminum smelter that has more than 500 workers.

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Friday 02/12/2016
Board delays sea wall debate
Posted: February 12, 2016

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Advisory Board of Zoning Appeals sought appointments of alternate members ahead of voting on the appeals against three sea walls. The board voted 3-0 to continue the matter at its next meeting, which the board rescheduled to March 22 at Long Beach Town Hall at 7 p.m.

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Woman dies in crash on U.S. 421
Posted: February 12, 2016

A 22-year-old allegedly driving around a line of cars in a no-passing zone lost control and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on, killing the driver.

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My heart is blue this Valentine's Day
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:54 pm

Growing up, it was not unusual for me to wake up in the middle of the night and hear my father on the phone for “work stuff,” as I was told.

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Educator from Uruguay makes visit to county schools
Posted: February 12, 2016

“Education, like the light of the sun, should reach everyone.”

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Fugitive nabbed in California
Posted: February 12, 2016

It was a social media post in 2015 which started the dominoes to fall.

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A day on the ice
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 5:40 pm

Editor’s note: Reporter Jessica Campbell recently was invited to take part in ice rescue training with the La Porte Fire Department on Stone Lake in La Porte. This is a detailed description of the day, as told from Jessica’s point of view. 

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Hailmann Elementary helps with health
Posted: February 12, 2016

La PORTE — Being healthy does not have to be hard.

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Stampeding throughout La Porte County
Posted: February 12, 2016

MICHIGAN CITY — On Friday morning Jane Daley waited in anticipation for a bison.

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Terre Haute man convicted of cold case killing of wife
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 9:02 pm

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Terre Haute man who served 25 years for the murder of his second wife was convicted Friday of killing his first wife.

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Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb recalled as someone who 'lived big'
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:07 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb was remembered Friday as a patriot and a hero during a Statehouse memorial service that recalled his service during World War II and his escape from a Japanese prisoner camp as much as his time as the state's top executive.

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Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:07 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Man who killed Bloomington cab driver released from prison
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:07 pm

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who robbed and killed a cab driver when he was 18 years old has been released after spending more than two decades in prison.

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Judge weighs bid to block Indiana's Syrian refugee order
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:07 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge considering a challenge to Republican Gov. Mike Pence's order barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in Indiana appeared skeptical Friday, peppering the state's lawyer with questions about whether the directive was achieving its stated goal of protecting the state's security.

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Tropicana Evansville seeks state approval for onshore casino
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 6:07 pm

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The fate of Tropicana Evansville's plans to move from its current riverboat docked along the Ohio River to a new $50 million onshore facility will be considered at an Indiana Gaming Commission meeting later this month.

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Young fires back at rivals over ballot challenge
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 6:07 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young has struck back at political foes in both parties who allege he failed to meet Indiana's ballot requirements in his bid for U.S. Senate.

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Correction: Indiana Dunes Privatization story
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a Jan. 24 story about a development project at the Indiana Dunes State Park, The Associated Press, relying on information from online state campaign finance records, reported erroneously that Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, received a campaign donation of about $1,200 from Chuck Williams, a regional Republican Party official and the developer behind the project. In fact, Soliday paid Williams $1,194.30 to assist with voter turnout efforts, records show.

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Woman critically hurt after SUV slams into Indianapolis shop
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a sandwich shop employee has been critically injured after a motorist drove her SUV into the business.

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2 ex-daycare workers ordered to pay $2.3M in boy's death
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:06 pm

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Two former workers at a suburban Indianapolis day care where a 5-month-old boy died in 2013 have been order to pay the child's parents more than $2.3 million.

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Tuberculosis testing recommended at Indianapolis university
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 10:10 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tuberculosis testing has been recommended for nearly 400 students, faculty and staff at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis after a student was recently diagnosed with an active case of the disease.

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Police: Man, woman dead after apparently shooting each other
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 7:03 am

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police say a man and woman involved in domestic dispute are dead after apparently shooting each other.

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Man pleads guilty to raping Indiana University student
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 7:03 am

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to breaking into an apartment shared by Indiana University students and raping one of them while holding a gun to her head.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
No. 4 Iowa fights back but comes up short 85-78 at Indiana
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 3:04 am

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery needed his team to be better Thursday night.

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Hoosiers use late surge to upset No. 4 Hawkeyes 85-78
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 3:04 am

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell wanted the ball Thursday night.

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GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 10:00 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."

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Witness: Indianapolis man promised $10K for home explosion
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 9:10 pm

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis woman said she asked her then-boyfriend's half-brother what he had done when she learned the fire they planned to ignite using natural gas had triggered an explosion that killed two neighbors and destroyed or damaged more than 80 homes.

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Missouri man, Richmond man apparently shoot each other dead
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 9:10 pm

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Police in eastern Indiana say a Richmond man and a Missouri man have died after apparently shooting each other,

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Judge cuts sentence of 4th member of Elkhart 4 to 10 years
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 8:02 pm

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A judge has reduced to 10 years the sentence of a northern Indiana man convicted of felony murder in a home break-in after the Indiana Supreme Court threw out the murder convictions of three co-defendants.

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Muncie details riverfront plans in call to developers
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 6:09 pm

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Muncie has released details of what it wants developers to build as part of a $48 million plan to develop its riverfront.

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No criminal charge sought in bus crash that killed principal
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 6:10 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The driver of a bus that struck and killed an Indianapolis elementary school principal will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor announced Thursday.

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Indiana court hears appeal of man convicted of killing 4
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 5:06 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Circumstantial evidence that helped convict a southern Indiana man in a quadruple killing doesn't prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, only that he was "at the wrong place at the wrong time," his attorney told the state Supreme Court during Thursday's appeal hearing.

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Statehouse honors begin for former Indiana Gov. Whitcomb
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Statehouse rotunda has been shrouded in black for two days of memorial ceremonies honoring former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb following his death last week.

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Witness: Indianapolis man promised $10K for home explosion
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis woman whose house exploded, killing two people, told a jury her then-boyfriend's half-brother was promised $10,000 to blow up the house so they could collect $300,000 in insurance.

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Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli's sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show."

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Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.

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Indianapolis officer badly hurt in patrol car crash
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 11:00 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say an Indianapolis police officer was badly hurt when another vehicle went through a flashing red light and crashed into his patrol car.

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Ex-animal control officer accused of cropping dogs' ears
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 10:01 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former animal control officer in Indianapolis is accused of illegally cropping the ears of multiple dogs.

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Mayor: 2 new corporate headquarters coming to Fishers
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 10:01 am

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of Fishers says two corporate headquarters are coming to the Indianapolis suburb with a combined investment of at least $21.5 million.

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East Chicago looks at video attendance for jailed councilman
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 7:01 am

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The city of East Chicago is looking into whether a City Council member jailed on allegations of drug crimes and a homicide could attend meetings by video.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Man found in street with .453 percent BAC
Posted: February 10, 2016

A 27-year-old La Porte man was hospitalized after being found lying on the side of the street in the snow late Tuesday night. 

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'Outrage' after LP American Legion burglarized
Posted: February 10, 2016

An American Legion post commander said many people have expressed anger after a break-in at the organization's La Porte building.

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Commissioners oppose HB 1001
Posted: February 10, 2016

The La Porte County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on Wednesday stating their opposition to Indiana State House Bill 1001 which proposes a raise in gas taxes, an increase local option taxes and suggests placing tolls on Interstates 94 and 65.

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APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona
Updated: February 11, 2016 - 1:00 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

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