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Military school honors donor who kept doors open

HOWE (AP) — Drumsticks — the ice-cream treats — were plentiful at Howe Military Academy campus Monday morning, served in honor of the man who man who made the school’s Class of 2015 possible. The board of trustees of the 135-year-old school had considered closing …

Indiana teachers face new standards, revised test

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana teachers are scrambling to bring themselves and their students up to speed on the state’s new education standards only months before students take a revamped, high-stakes exam assessing their grasp of that new curriculum. Indiana pulled out of the national Common …

Police: No more searches set for missing Indianapolis infant

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say they plan no additional searches for a missing infant whose father told officers a couple knocked him out and abducted the 6-week-old. Sgt. Kendale Adams said Saturday that additional searches will only be conducted for Delano Wilson if there’s …

ISU to ask lawmakers for $65 million next session

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Indiana State University’s trustees want $64 million from state lawmakers to renovate and expand the school’s nursing, health and human services building. The trustees approved a 2015-17 capital budget request Thursday calling for the Terre Haute school to ask state lawmakers …

Suspect arrested in fatal LaPorte stabbing

LAPORTE (AP) — LaPorte police have arrested a 26-year-old man on a preliminary murder charge in a fatal overnight stabbing outside a bar in LaPorte. Police found a 25-year-old man bleeding heavily in a parking lot behind the Lucky Bar about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and …

Indiana seeks input for specialty foods survey

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have launched an online survey that’s part of a push to find ways to meet growing consumer demand for specialty crops like locally grown fruit and nuts. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is inviting consumers who shop regularly for …

Hoosier online immunization registry passes milestone

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Department of Health website that allows people to download, print, email or fax family immunization records has reached a milestone. The department says more than 50,000 immunization records now have been accessed through the MyVaxIndiana.in.gov site. The agency launched …

Tradition leads Indiana family to 100th reunion

MUNCIE (AP) — Lots of families hold reunions, but there aren’t many that do so for 100 years. The Grubbs family is an exception. “I think it’s pretty amazing,” said Paul Grubbs, who has been overseeing these events in recent years, including the 100th. A …

Police drain tank, find no sign of missing baby

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INDIANAPOLIS — Police said they were treating the hunt for a missing Indianapolis infant Friday as a search-and-rescue mission, with efforts including draining an old underground cistern in a wooded area near where the child disappeared. An Amber Alert went out for 6-week-old Delano Wilson …

Bosma to remove Turner from leadership post after scandal

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Rep. Eric Turner is losing his House leadership role because of “irreconcilable conflicts” arising from his use of his public office to benefit his family’s nursing home business, House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Friday. An Associated Press investigation earlier this year found …

Indiana State enrollment hits 42-year peak

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Indiana State University officials say the school’s enrollment has surpassed 13,000 students for the first time in 42 years. School officials tell the Tribune-Star that improved retention of students helped boost the school’s enrollment to 13,183 the fall semester. It’s the …

Mourdock stepping down as Indiana treasurer

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock has resigned four months before the end of his term. Mourdock announced his departure Friday, saying he wanted to pursue other professional interests. The two-term state treasurer was barred by state law from seeking a third term. The tea …

Crown Point approves new   trash contract with Republic

CROWN POINT — Residents will see a phased-in increase of $2.11 in their monthly trash collection rate over the next six years but still will have the lowest rates in the area. The Board of Public Works and Safety this week approved extending the contract …

Indiana University moving graduation ceremonies

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Indiana University says it will move its spring 2015 graduation ceremony outdoors to Memorial Stadium while Assembly Hall is undergoing renovations. University officials say undergraduate commencement will be held in a single ceremony instead of two as in recent years at 10 …

Indiana gets 1-year waiver of federal schools law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday granted a one-year extension of Indiana’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law after the state resolved concerns over how it monitored low-performing schools and evaluated teachers and principals. The decision ensures …

New state workforce chief, new salary

INDIANAPOLIS — The first-term state lawmaker Gov. Mike Pence picked Thursday to lead Indiana’s workforce development efforts will earn more than $31,000 more than his predecessor. State Rep. Steve Braun, R-Zionsville, will make $150,000 per year as commissioner for the Department of Workforce Development, The …