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Gunman escapes after shooting in bank, at officer

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Police searched an apartment complex without finding a gunman who exchanged shots with an officer following a bank robbery on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

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Indiana working to bolster its Lincoln legacy

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Indiana historians and tourism officials are hoping the year-long national celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth attracts more visitors to the southwestern Indiana county where he lived from age seven to 21.

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Exemptions added to smoking ban bill

Posted: 02/12/2009 - An Indiana House committee has amended a proposed smoking ban to exempt casinos, some bars and certain hotels.

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No big bucks in auction of species names

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A Purdue University professor says he's disappointed at the low bids received so far in an auction of the naming rights to seven newly discovered bats and two turtles.

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Police probe theft of Girl Scout Cookies

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Police don't even have a trail of crumbs as they search for over $600 worth of Girl Scout Cookies stolen from a southwestern Indiana community center.

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Sheriff: No passengers were in ex-lawmaker's car

Posted: 02/10/2009 - The Crawford County sheriff says that despite previous reports former state Rep. Dennie Oxley had no passengers in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

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House approves roads proposal, school funding bill

Posted: 02/10/2009 - The Indiana House approved two massive spending bills Tuesday -- a job-creation proposal that would funnel $1 billion toward local road projects and an education budget that would give schools a 2 percent spending increase.

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Bayh votes yes, Lugar no

Posted: 02/10/2009 - Indiana Sens. Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh have offset each other in the Senate's test vote on an $838 billion economic stimulus bill backed by the White House.

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Former state Rep. Oxley arrested

Posted: 02/09/2009 - Former state Rep. Dennie Oxley was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving following a southern Indiana car crash.

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States may require ultrasound before abortion

Posted: 02/09/2009 - Indiana is one of 11 states in which legislators are considering bills that would offer or require ultrasounds before a woman gets an abortion.

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Small farms grow along with organic demand

Posted: 02/08/2009 - According to a new agricultural census, the number of Indiana farms under 10 acres soared from 5,436 in 2002 to 9,720 in 2007. That is a 79% increase.

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Proposal to close Wigwam creates stir

Posted: 02/08/2009 - Anderson school officials are discussing the idea of closing the historic Wigwam gymnasium in their quest to trim millions of dollars from the district's budget.

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Hammond to consider wind turbines

Posted: 02/08/2009 - A proposal to erect wind turbines at two city parks goes before the Hammond City Council this week for a discussion of a variance needed for the project to proceed.

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Mother of slain man shocked by erroneous message

Posted: 02/08/2009 - A woman whose son was fatally shot in 2003 was among the hundreds of crime victims who received erroneous automated phone calls this week telling them that an offender who injured or killed one of their relatives would soon be released from prison.

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Ladle of molten steel spills at mill

Posted: 02/08/2009 - A United Steelworkers official says a fast-thinking crane operator helped safeguard workers when a ladle filled with molten steel tipped over at an ArcelorMittal steel mill.

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Bloomington gets $400,000 grant for trail

Posted: 02/08/2009 - The city of Bloomington has been awarded a $400,000 grant to help the city install additional sections of its B-Line biking and walking trail.

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Army recruiting rises amid recession, layoffs

Posted: 02/07/2009 - Military recruiters in eastern Indiana say their recruitment figures are on the rise, partly because recently laid-off workers are signing up with Uncle Sam.

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BSU OK's $66 million geothermal project

Posted: 02/07/2009 - Ball State University plans to drill 3,750 wells to tap into the earth's nearly constant temperature to support new campus heating and cooling systems.

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