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New law blocks pensions to active gov't workers

Posted: 05/24/2009 - A new state law will close a loophole that government employees and teachers use to temporarily retire and then return to their jobs after they start collecting pensions.

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Indy 500 fans tighten belts, make tough choices

Posted: 05/24/2009 - Retired auto mechanic Dennis Hiemstra of Kalamazoo, Michigan, brought his daughter and four grandchildren to the race, but to save money, they slept three to a bed in a hotel room more than 30 miles from Indianapolis.

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Lawmakers eye budget talks, contingency plan

Posted: 05/24/2009 - Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to call a special session next month, and some are wondering what happens if lawmakers don't pass a budget by June 30, when the current two-year spending plan expires.

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School bus driver to alcohol treatment program

Posted: 05/22/2009 - An Indianapolis school bus driver who pleaded guilty to driving drunk with children in his bus has been ordered to spend six months in an alcohol treatment program.

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Indiana National Guard prepares for Iraq

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Members of the Indiana National Guard's 1313th Engineer Company have a few days to spend with their families before heading to training in preparation for deployment to Iraq.

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Wis OKs New Berlin request for Lake Michigan water

Updated: 05/22/2009 - The city of New Berlin will get more water from Lake Michigan after receiving state approval today, the first in Wisconsin since the Great Lakes Compact was signed last year.

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Officer not immune from lawsuit in child's death

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A judge has ruled a former Tippecanoe County sheriff's deputy who lied during a deposition that he had seen a 4-year-old abuse victim who later died is not immune from a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Board grants Gary budget relief

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A board has granted the city of Gary and some of its sister governmental units about $23.5 million in budget relief from new statewide property tax caps.

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Coroner says Indiana barbershop bones are ancient

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A coroner says bones found in the basement of a small town barbershop in eastern Indiana are those of prehistoric American Indians, but how the bones got there is unknown.

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State Farm settles Indiana hail damage claims

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Indiana officials say State Farm has agreed to pay the state $275,000 and review thousands of claims to settle complaints over its response to an April 2006 hailstorm.

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NEA takes over Indiana teachers union

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The National Education Association has appointed a trustee to run its 50,000-member Indiana branch as investigators look into the finances of the affiliate's troubled insurance arm.

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