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Police suspect car hydroplaned before fatal crash

Posted: 12/03/2007 - The crash occurred Sunday afternoon on the city's west side. Police say a car crossed a low concrete median from the eastbound lanes and was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming pickup truck.

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Number of drug overdoses increases in Indiana

Posted: 12/03/2007 - Elwood Police Lieutenant Jason Brizendine is a member of the Madison County Drug Task Force. He says part of the problem is that young people can get their hands on prescription painkillers and medications easier now than in years past.

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Police want ministers to help relationship between cops, public

Posted: 12/03/2007 - More than a dozen ministers have joined the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's Community Clergy program. Deputy Chief Patricia Holman says the ministers will serve as liaisons between police and the public at crime scenes such as police-action shootings or homicides.

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Lawmakers to start talking taxes this week

Posted: 12/03/2007 - Senator Luke Kenley, a Republican from Noblesville, says the current property tax crisis is an extraordinary event requiring extraordinary action, including early committee hearings.

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End approaches for Clarksville Colgate-Palmolive plant

Posted: 12/03/2007 - Company officials say that in three weeks, the Clarksville plant will shut down its final production lines, eliminating about 115 of the remaining 200 or so jobs there just days before Christmas.

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Hunting down illegal hunters

Updated: 12/04/2007 - Most hunters hunt the legal way. But ask DNR conservation officers, and a few hunters like to take a shortcut. That could get them arrested.

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Property taxes hinge on general assembly

Posted: 12/01/2007 - Property tax payments for Indiana homeowners would drop almost 40 percent if Governor Daniels' tax plan gets through the general assembly.

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Prosecutor says state failed to protect child who died

Posted: 11/30/2007 - Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi says he'll interview foster parents and state case workers to find out why. He says foster parents of other children have contacted his office to complain that the state child welfare continues to place youngsters in danger.

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Police say midday shooting was attempted murder-suicide

Posted: 11/30/2007 - City police Sgt. Matthew Mount says a 50-year-old woman was pumping gas when a man got out of a sport-utility vehicle and fired at her. The man then returned to his vehicle, drove to the parking lot of a neighboring bank branch, where he apparently shot himself to death.

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EPA: BP Whiting refinery violated Clean Air Act

Posted: 11/30/2007 - The EPA says BP didn't comply with Clean Air Act requirements when it modified refinery flares, the tall chimney-like structures used to burn off waste substances.

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Nurse accused of taking patient's pain medication

Posted: 11/30/2007 - The patient told investigators that 48-year-old Kathy Stinson of Louisville said she needed the pills because of leg pain. Stinson is charged with one count each of interference with medical services and exploitation of an endangered adult.

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Prosecutor says state failed to protect child who died

Posted: 11/30/2007 - Prosecutor Carl Brizzi says while it's too early to say he'll begin a criminal investigation into the actions of state workers, he believes it's clear the system failed TaJanay Bailey of Indianapolis.

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FBI says escaped murderer likely in Indiana or Minnesota

Posted: 11/30/2007 - Special Agent Kirk Brace in Erie says efforts to find 53-year-old Malcolm Kysor in Pennsylvania have failed. Authorities have contacted family he has in the state and in some parts of Ohio and don't believe he's in those areas.

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Merrillville apartment complex fire believed to be arson

Posted: 11/30/2007 - State fire investigator Jeff Roseboom says an accelerant was used to start the fire in the southwest side of one building. The fire destroyed one building and damaged two others. The two-story buildings contained 16 apartments each.

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Officials negotiating settlement with troubled hog farm

Posted: 11/30/2007 - A Delaware Circuit Court judge has set a conference for December 12th in the criminal and civil case involving 39-year-old Jacobus Tielen of rural Eaton. Tielen's farm has a history of manure spills that killed fish in a nearby creek. Since 1999, he's has been fined more than $21,000.

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Police report differs from account of alleged victim of birdshot

Posted: 11/30/2007 - James Simpson told The Associated Press that birdshot came into his yard three times on October 21st. He also says he yelled three times from a distance at Knight and a hunting companion man to move away from his home to hunt dove.

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Purdue tests new alarm system

Posted: 11/30/2007 - The CampusAlert system would install new sirens that have the ability to issue electronic voice warnings. The voice alerts tell people on campus what the emergency is and what action to take.

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7 World War II vets receive Legion of Honor

Posted: 11/30/2007 - The Indiana veterans -- all in their 80s -- are Paul Moxley of Indianapolis, Clyde Cutrell of Newport, Arlis Sizemore of Logansport, Billy Wells of Linton, and Jack Wilson of Rockport.

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Prosecutor to seek life sentences in death of 3-year-old

Posted: 11/29/2007 - The Marion County Prosecutor says he'll seek life sentences without parole for the mother of a 3-year-old girl and the woman's live-in boyfriend, who are charged with murder and neglect in the girl's death.

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2 Indiana nursing homes listed among worst

Posted: 11/29/2007 - The Bush administration is hoping to shame some nursing homes into improving patient care by posting a list of the facilities considered among the worst in their states.

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