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Most Americans Financially Illiterate

July 28, 2016
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Most Americans Financially Illiterate

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – According to a just-released nationwide study, only about one in three Americans is financially literate, with a basic understanding of financial concepts such as budgeting, credit and decision-making when it comes to money. The results did not surprise J. Michael Collins, who directs the Center for Financial Security at the University...

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6 Year Old Struck by Lightning

July 27, 2016
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6 Year Old Struck by Lightning

DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — A 6-year-old girl was hospitalized after lightning struck her Tuesday morning. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department said the girl was getting into a car west of Greensburg, when lightning struck her. According to police the girl suffered burns and was unconscious and not breathing when first responders arrived. The girl...

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Franklin County Relay for Life to be Held Aug. 6

July 27, 2016
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Franklin County Relay for Life to be Held Aug. 6

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — Franklin County’s Relay for Life will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 from 3 to 10 p.m., at the Brookville Town Park in the Grandstands area. It was moved from its usual starting time in early June because local volunteers and the American Cancer Society wanted to have more volunteers be able...

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Indianapolis Purge Teen May Face Death Penalty

July 27, 2016
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Indianapolis Purge Teen May Face Death Penalty

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Marion County Prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for Jonathon Cruz, who killed three people between May 12 and May 15. Prosecutor Terry Curry said this is the fourth time his office has sought the death penalty. Court documents stated that Cruz said he had been “purging,” a reference to...

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Hoosiers Rally to Protect Education from ALEC “Reforms”

July 27, 2016
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Hoosiers Rally to Protect Education from ALEC “Reforms”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A statehouse rally today is calling attention to efforts to reform education in Indiana. According to the state’s teachers’ union, that means using taxpayer money to fund private-school vouchers and charter schools at the expense of children who attend public school. The protest is aimed at the American Legislative Exchange Council,...

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Lt. Gov. Holcomb Named Republican Candidate for Governor

July 26, 2016
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Lt. Gov. Holcomb Named Republican Candidate for Governor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb will take Gov. Mike Pence’s place as the GOP’s candidate for governor on November’s ballot. Indiana Republicans met Tuesday to select a replacement for Pence, who dropped out of the race for governor after accepting Donald Trump’s offer to become his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket....

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Sunman Couple Arrested On Multiple Felony Drug Charges

July 26, 2016
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On Monday, July 25th, Darrin Brown and Destiny Broughton, both of Sunman, were charged with: Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 3 Felony, Possession of Cocaine, a Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class C Misdemeanor. The Indiana...

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Pike Lumber Company Expanding Operations

July 26, 2016
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Pike Lumber Company Expanding Operations

MILAN, Ind.  – Pike Lumber Company, a manufacturer and distributor of kiln dried lumber, announced plans to expand its operations, doubling production and creating up to 15 new jobs by 2020. Pike Lumber Company will invest $3.4 million to construct and equip a 27,200-square-foot addition to its Milan-based manufacturing facility. The facility, which will...

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Man Hospitalized After Off-Road Vehicle Crash

July 26, 2016
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Man Hospitalized After Off-Road Vehicle Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a UTV crash that injured one rider Monday morning. Cody Blacketer, 25, Clinton and his passenger, Mark Devins, Terre Haute, were attempting to climb a small hill with the UTV they were operating near Brookville, when it began to roll. Blacketer was thrown from the...

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Ripley County School Board Filing Open

July 26, 2016
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Ripley County School Board Filing Open

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — Today is the first day that you can file candidacy to be on the November general election ballot for school board positions, according to Ripley County Clerk Mary Ann McCoy. There are 2 positions for Batesville Schools, both in District 3 inside the city of Batesville. Jac-Cen-Del has 2 positions;...

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