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Secretary of State Lawson Urges Citizens to Report Elder Abuse

June 15, 2016
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Secretary of State Lawson Urges Citizens to Report Elder Abuse

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), Secretary of State Connie Lawson urges citizens to value and protect Indiana’s seniors by reporting possible abuse. Elder abuse comes in many forms, physical, financial, emotional, neglect or abandonment, but financial is the most common. Investment fraud is an area of...

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Judge to Rule on Indiana Abortion Law by July 1

June 15, 2016
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Judge to Rule on Indiana Abortion Law by July 1

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A federal judge is promising to rule on Indiana’s new abortion law before it takes effect July 1. Even before the morning hearing, Indiana Right to Life was predicting that U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt would block the law, noting she was nominated by President Obama. The law says you...

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Federal Court Backs FCC’s Treatment of Internet as Utility

June 15, 2016
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Federal Court Backs FCC’s Treatment of Internet as Utility

WHITESBURG, Ky. — A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell, a member of the Rural Broadband Policy Group,...

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Hillenbrand & Main Sewer Repair

June 14, 2016
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Hillenbrand & Main Sewer Repair

BATESVILLE, Ind. — The intersection of Hillenbrand & Main will be closed most of the day for sewer repair.

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Huntersville Road Bridge to Undergo Repair

June 14, 2016
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Huntersville Road Bridge to Undergo Repair

BATESVILLE, Ind.—INDOT plans to close the Huntersville Road Bridge over I-74 beginning Monday, June 27 to repair the bridge. Motorists will be directed around the closure via Pocket Road, State Road 229 and S.R. 46.  INDOT officials estimate work should take two to three weeks to complete. 

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Batesville High School Seniors Recognized by Mayor

June 14, 2016
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Batesville High School Seniors Recognized by Mayor

BATESVILLE, Ind. — At Monday night’s Batesville Common Council Meeting, 2 graduating seniors from Batesville High School where honored for their service on the Mayor’s Youth Council. Heidi Shaw and Kira Hertel were recognized for their efforts and achievements while serving on the council. Kira joined in 7th grade, and served 2 terms on...

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OA Graduates Awarded with Eagle Scout Honor

June 14, 2016
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OA Graduates Awarded with Eagle Scout Honor

OLDENBURG, Ind. — Two graduating Seniors from Oldenburg Academy have added “Eagle Scout” to their list of honors and awards. John Pelzel and Thomas Horninger each planned and executed significant service projects in order to achieve this distinction this past year. They join classmate Nick Bischoff who received this award during his Sophomore year....

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Text-to-911 Now Available Statewide

June 14, 2016
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Text-to-911 Now Available Statewide

STATEWIDE — Text-to-911 is now available in all 92 counties in Indiana. Text-to-911 allows cell phone users to text an emergency to 911 dispatch centers. The FCC says that a voice call to 911 is still the best option, but in cases of extreme danger where calling 911 could put a life in danger...

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Indianapolis Zoo Will Close Polar Bear Exhibit

June 14, 2016
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Indianapolis Zoo Will Close Polar Bear Exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Zoo will permanently close its polar bear exhibit. The zoo made that announcement Monday. The zoo’s 29-year-old polar bear, Tundra, will be permanently relocated sometime after June 22 to the Detroit Zoo. The polar bear exhibit has been open since 1988, the same time Tundra first came to the...

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Indiana State Police Investigate Drowning in Shelby County

June 13, 2016
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Indiana State Police Investigate Drowning in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. — A 24-year-old man drowned early Monday morning around 2:45 a.m. State Police said they were sent to 3000 West County Road 450 North near Fairland and Shelbyville after reports of a drowning. State Police divers went in around 3:30 a.m. and found the man. They said there were three people...

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