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Visteon plant cuts workers, prepares for closing

Posted: 11/09/2007 - A union Web site states that about 300 workers would be laid off today, but Fisher said that total was incorrect. He also said some of the employees will work over the weekend.

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Hoosier Lotto's record jackpot remains unclaimed

Updated: 11/09/2007 - Lottery spokesman Andrew Reed says the buyer of the single winning Hoosier Lotto ticket sold in East Chicago has yet to come forward. He said the winner merely needs to sign the back of the ticket and claim the prize at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis within 180 days.

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House Democrats to take up Daniels tax plan early

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Senate Republican leaders have said they'll introduce at least 10 bills incorporating parts of Daniels' plan on November 20th and also want to hold hearings on them in December.

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Donnelly reads at Vietnam Memorial

Updated: 11/08/2007 - It is a silver anniversary for a special war memorial, and on Thursday an Indiana congressman took part in the ceremonies.

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Property tax hearings next month

Updated: 11/08/2007 - Indiana House Speaker B. Pat Bauer and Governor Mitch Daniels appear to agree on one thing, the need for property tax reform. That is why Bauer says that hearings will start next month on the governor’s tax plan.

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Truck carrying manure tips over, spilling half its load

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Police say truck driver Robert Thompson of Morgantown was turning onto the highway from a county road yesterday when the tanker's tires left the road. That caused it to unhook from the rig and flip onto its side.

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Gary mayor drops backing for new South Shore station

Posted: 11/08/2007 - A developer wants to build the new station near the Interstate 65 and U.S. 20 intersection east of downtown Gary. It would replace the current South Shore stations downtown and on the east side.

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New Plainfield center to train pilots, flight attendants

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Republic Vice President Warren Wilkinson says the center will include classrooms and flight simulating equipment. It also will include a simulator that trains flight attendants in emergency procedures for exiting an airplane.

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Inspector declares state park's bridge 'real gem'

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Bridge preservation expert James Barker inspected the span yesterday. He said the bridge's steel beams are in good shape despite some rust spots. The bridge spans the Blue River in western Harrison County. It was stripped of its thick oak floor planking two decades ago, rendering it impassable.

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IU launches emergency alert system

Posted: 11/08/2007 - University officials are encouraging students, staff and faculty members to sign up for it as soon as possible. Connect-ED allows registered users to receive text messages, e-mails and phone calls in the event of an emergency situation on any of IU's eight campuses.

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Cummins rehires workers laid off last month

Posted: 11/08/2007 - The engine marker rehired 85 of the roughly 100 workers laid off in early October. Spokesman Mark Land says the company asked all the workers to return, and it still wants to add 25 more employees.

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Man dubbed 'blue-eyed rapist' sentenced to 32 years for robberies

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Forty-three-year-old David Hopper of Burlington pleaded guilty on October 12th to two counts of using and carrying a firearm during an armed robbery. Authorities in February 2006 said Hopper was the top suspect of being a serial rapist linked to attacks in three states over 14 years, including Indiana.

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I-70 closed for four hours after fatal crash

Posted: 11/08/2007 - The interstate was closed near the Knightstown exit and traffic was rerouted onto U.S. 40 after the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Court: Prosecutors can't seek life without parole for Azania

Posted: 11/08/2007 - The Indiana Supreme Court says a man convicted of killing a Gary police officer in 1981 can face the death penalty for a third time. But he can't be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Muncie mayor's race could hinge on provisional ballots

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Unofficial results showed Democrat James Mansfield Junior leading Republican Sharon McShurley by nine votes out of more than 12,000 cast. Provisional and absentee ballots must be certified or disqualified by November 16th.

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Hoosier Lotto has winner after more than year

Updated: 11/08/2007 - The winning ticket for the Hoosier Lotto's record jackpot of more than 54 million dollars was sold at a Mobil gas station in East Chicago. It was the only ticket sold for yesterday's game that matched all six numbers drawn. Lottery spokesman Andrew Reed says no winner has come forward so far.

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Denbo retires from Indiana House, another member swown in

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Jerry Denbo represented House District 62 since he was first elected in 1990. He says he felt it was time for him to leave and he hopes his replacement will be chosen by Democratic precinct members before the Legislature's organization day on November 20th.

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New state science prize named for Purdue researcher

Posted: 11/07/2007 - Governor Mitch Daniels says the new Nelson Innovation Prize is named for Purdue scientist Philip Nelson, who developed new ways to process, transport and store large amounts of fruits and vegetables.

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Election upset in Indianapolis

Updated: 11/07/2007 - The Republican upset Democratic incumbent Bart Peterson yesterday, capturing 51% of the vote.

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Indiana-based Remy to sell unit for $18.5 million

Posted: 11/07/2007 - Anderson, Indiana-based Remy International Incorporated plans to sell its M&M Knopf Auto Parts unit back to its original owners for $18.5 million. Papers Remy filed yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court say the business is not essential to Remy's reorganization.

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