100 acres along Lake Monroe added to Hoosier National Forest

More than 100 acres of woodland along southern Indiana's Lake Monroe has been added to the Hoosier National Forest
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2 endangered barn owls released in S. Indiana county

Two rare barn owls have been released in a region of southern Indiana where wildlife experts suspect another of the raptors is living
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911 dispatcher talks woman through urgent delivery of baby

A 911 dispatcher is getting thanks for talking a woman through the delivery a baby at a southern Indiana home
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Bloomington dropping late-night buses serving IU students

A late-night bus service in Bloomington is being discontinued nine years after it started running during Indiana University's fall and spring semesters
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Bloomington may crack down on repeat housing code violations

The Bloomington City Council will consider a proposal to penalize landlords who repeatedly violate city housing codes
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Body found in wildlife refuge creek; no foul play suspected

Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a creek at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
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Boy overwhelmed when officer replace stolen mini police car

Kindergartner overwhelmed when officers give him replacement for stolen mini police car
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City: INDOT will miss Aug. 31 target for I-69 Section 5

The city of Bloomington says the state will miss its Aug. 31 target for substantially completing Section 5 of the Interstate 69 extension to Evansville
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Comic book artist goes from superheroes to civil rights

Six feet tall in her red platforms and brilliant sunflower-yellow dress, Afua Richardson sails into My Parents' Basement with an arm full of comic books and her portfolio over her shoulder
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Company got Indianapolis tax break despite pending appeals

A published report says Indianapolis officials approved a $9.3 million tax break for drug maker Eli Lilly and Co. despite the city controller's concerns that the company was appealing $20 million in property taxes at the same time
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Company to pay $10K fine in worker's death at IU's campus

A contractor has agreed to pay $10,000 in fines for workplace safety violations found after a worker died at an Indiana University construction site
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Conductor candidate builds community while making music

Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich's approach to the arts
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Crews extinguish car fire in Mall of America parking ramp

Firefighters have quickly contained a car fire in a parking ramp at the Mall of America in Bloomington
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Deaths of 3 at Indiana home ruled double homicide, suicide

Authorities say they've determined that a 71-year-old man shot and killed his wife of 52 years and a caregiver before fatally shooting himself at a southwestern Indiana home
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Deputies fatally shoot Bloomington man pointing gun at them

A southern Indiana sheriff says a man was fatally shot by deputies after he left a mobile home with a handgun
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Design approved for Indiana University international center

Indiana University officials expect construction will start next spring on a new international center for the Bloomington campus
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DNR searches for man who went missing while squirrel hunting

Indiana conservation officers are searching for a 71-year-old Indianapolis man who failed to return from a squirrel hunting trip to the Hoosier National Forest
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Ex-Indiana State Police evidence clerk charged with theft

A former Indiana State Police evidence clerk is accused of stealing money from the evidence room at the agency's Bloomington police post
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Ex-manager of Bloomington arena faces new theft indictment

The former manager of Bloomington's city-owned arena faces a new theft indictment charging that he illegally transferred city money to a group that used to own the Bloomington Thunder hockey team
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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois
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EXCHANGE: Careers get a kick start through Job Corps.

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Careers get a kick start through Job Corps.
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EXCHANGE: Memorial marks Hamm children's' drowning

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Memorial marks 15 years since drowning deaths of Hamm children
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EXCHANGE: ministry fills gaps for people in need

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Distribution ministry fills gaps for people in need
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Friends carve bison sculptures for southern Indiana art park

Best friends are behind bison sculptures in southern Indiana city's art park
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Hoosier Times group cuts 17 jobs in south central Indiana

The publisher of the Hoosier Times newspaper group says it will eliminate 17 jobs at four publications in south central Indiana
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I-69 construction crews prepare for student move-in

Crews working on Interstate 69 are preparing for an influx of traffic as Indiana University students begin moving in
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Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case
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Indiana attorney general contests special prosecutor role

Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have filed court papers challenging the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers
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Indiana cites contractor in worker's death at IU's campus

Indiana regulators have cited a contractor for serious workplace safety violations found following a worker's death at an Indiana University construction site
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Indiana doctor: Patients should be careful when buying CBD

An Indiana doctor is warning patients to be careful when purchasing cannabidiol following the recent state law that authorized the widespread sale of the cannabis-derived oil
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Indiana high court to consider city rental registration fee

The Indiana Supreme Court is preparing to review the constitutionality of a 2015 state law targeting the city of Hammond's rental registration revenue
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Indiana man accused of beating woman he was holding captive

Indiana authorities say they have arrested a man accused of beating a woman he held captive for days in his home
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IU greenhouse features rainforest, desert plants

Indiana University greenhouse provides controlled environments for rainforest, desert plants
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Majority-minority school districts increasing in Minnesota

There are now 27 majority-minority school districts in Minnesota _ double the number there was just five years ago
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Man pleads guilty in death during kidnap of lottery winner

A central Illinois man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal money from recent lottery winnings
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Man sought in deaths of 3 in Illinois arrested in Wisconsin

Authorities say a man charged in a shooting that left three men dead and a 4-year-old boy wounded at a central Illinois apartment complex has been arrested during a Wisconsin drug bust
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Man stabs himself moments after jury's guilty verdict

Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself moments after a jury found him guilty of criminal sexual assault
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Maplewood police asking for help in catching mosque vandals

Maplewood police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who defaced a mosque last month
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Minnesota court sees burgeoning backlog of deportation cases

Today, twice as many cases are pending before Minnesota's immigration court as in 2015
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Missouri wrestler, 6, thrives after beating illness

A 6-year-old Missouri wrestler is thriving in his wrestling matches after beating an illness.
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More than 100 IU students living in lounges as dorms filled

More than 100 Indiana University students are living in residence hall lounges after the Bloomington campus experienced a record-setting beginner class
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New 5-day bike ride to feature Illinois farms, vineyards

Bicyclists will get to tour central Illinois farms, vineyards and breweries during a new five-day ride scheduled as part of Illinois' bicentennial celebration
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New hearing ordered in 1990s Tennessee truck stop killing

A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that a truck driver who is serving life in prison for three killings in the 1990s deserves a court hearing related to DNA analysis in the case
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New home boosts Indiana University's Marching Hundred

Indiana University's Marching Hundred getting boost from new $10 million facility
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New Indiana law could help hold down prescription drug costs

An Indiana lawmaker says a new state law promises to be an important step toward holding down Hoosiers' prescription drug costs
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Police bullet that killed Bloomington man hit aorta, lung

A coroner says the bullet that killed a Bloomington man who pointed a handgun at officers entered his thigh and traveled upward, penetrating his aorta, liver and a lung
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Police: 2 women, man found dead in southwestern Indiana home

Authorities say three people have been found dead in a southwestern Indiana home
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Proposal bans sale of invasive plants in Indiana

Indiana might soon prohibit dozens of plant species from being sold or transported into the state
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Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Excerpts of editorials published recently in Indiana newspapers
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Report shows improving Indiana college completion rate

A new state report shows that about 45 percent of students at Indiana's public universities are completing bachelor's degrees within a four-year period
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