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Purdue University Launches Student Debt Alternative Program

June 27, 2016
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Purdue University Launches Student Debt Alternative Program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is enrolling the first round of students in a program that aims to combat student debt for those promising to pay a share of their future earnings for a certain number of years after graduation. Students who participate in the program, called “Back-a-Boiler,” enter into income-share agreements rather...

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Batesville Bats Win State Championship

June 26, 2016
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Batesville Bats Win State Championship

BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Bats travel baseball team won the AA Class state championship. They beat the Mad Dogs Red baseball club in extra innings 13 – 7. The Batesville Fire Department will be escorting the team back to town on SR 46 in New Point just before 9 PM Sunday (June 26).

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Fish Kill in Little Flatrock River (Rush and Decatur Counties)

June 25, 2016
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Fish Kill in Little Flatrock River (Rush and Decatur Counties)

MILROY, Ind. — Authorities are investigating a large fish kill within the Little Flatrock River just south of Milroy. Friday evening Indiana Conservation Officers were dispatched to the Little Flatrock River. Conservation Officers and Indiana Department of Environmental Management personnel worked throughout the night trying to locate a source that contaminated the waterway. An...

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Best Tenderloins Named

June 25, 2016
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Best Tenderloins Named

GREENSBURG, Ind. — Teams competed in four categories at Main Street Greensburg’s 3rd Annual Tenderloin Throwdown Saturday, on Tower Tree Square.  Batesville’s BBQ Street brought home the title in the traditional Breaded class.  Greensburg’s Mayasari Indonesian Grill won in both the Grilled and Creative divisions. The Willard, from Franklin, was the People’s Choice winner. Despite the heat, organizers said they...

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UPDATED: Single Car Crash Closes 229

June 24, 2016
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UPDATED: Single Car Crash Closes 229

UPDATE (June 25, 11:30) : According to police records, Bret Brown, 36, of Osgood was traveling West on SR 229, when he lost control of his vehicle trying to navigate a curve in the road. His vehicle left the roadway and struck numerous trees. His vehicle then caught fire as a result of the collision....

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Versailles Trooper Promoted to District Detective

June 24, 2016
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Versailles Trooper Promoted to District Detective

VERSAILLES, Ind. — Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Trooper Andrew Mitchell to the rank of Trooper Detective. During his three year career with the Indiana State Police, Detective Mitchell has primarily patrolled the roads in Bartholomew, Jackson, Ripley, and Franklin Counties where he has worked numerous criminal investigations, investigated crashes, and conducted...

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Curbside Recycling Available to Milan Residents

June 24, 2016
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Curbside Recycling Available to Milan Residents

MILAN, Ind. — As part of a new contract with Rumpke Waste & Recycling, Milan residents can now recycle material curbside. Rumpke recently delivered 18-gallon red recycling bins to all Milan households to collect bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. Larger 65-gallon wheeled recycling carts are available upon request. Rumpke will collect Milan’s recycling once...

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Hooked on Dirt to Film in Osgood

June 24, 2016
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Hooked on Dirt to Film in Osgood

OSGOOD, Ind. — The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will be at the Ripley County Fair Ground Friday and Saturday. This year, camera crews will be there filming for “Hooked On Dirt”, America’s first ever reality television show centered around pulling to air later this fall. Osgood will feature most of the classes...

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Canoefest Gets Underway

June 24, 2016
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Canoefest Gets Underway

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — The Brookville Canoefest kicks off Friday (June 24) at 5:00. There will be plenty of family friendly activities, talent contests, vendors, concerts, and of course canoe and kayak races. The princess contest will start the festival Friday followed by music from Main Sail, Justin Stone, and Kid Quill. The canoe races...

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ABC Broadcasting Special on Lauren Spierer

June 24, 2016
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ABC Broadcasting Special on Lauren Spierer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The question of what happened to missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer has baffled investigators – and drawn the attention of ABC News’ Brian Ross and former FBI agent Brad Garrett. Garrett and Ross have spent the past year reworking the case, talking to those involved in it and discovering new...

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