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Indiana city parking meters besieged with crow droppings - La Porte Herald-Argus
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A city in central Indiana is ramping up its defenses against a virulent menace: crow droppings. Hundreds of crows settling in trees around the Monroe County Courthouse square in Bloomington have caused havoc in recent weeks by ...
Shoffner may not be competent to stand trial - La Porte Herald-Argus
La PORTE — A man charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death and freezing her body solid in a chest freezer may not be competent enough to stand trial. At least that was some of the information released Friday during criminal call at La Porte County ...
Prosecutor: Investigators eyed 4th Indy house blast suspect - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday. Monserrate Shirley, whose home ...
Daniels: Make IPFW Indiana's 2nd metro university - La Porte Herald-Argus
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels wants the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to designate Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne as the state's second metropolitan university and increase its state funding. Daniels made the ...
Educators worry revamped ISTEP+ test will take too long - La Porte Herald-Argus
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana educators say they're worried students won't have the stamina to complete the state's revamped ISTEP+ test. The Journal Review reports (http://bit.ly/1uJ0PKJ) that testing schedules recently received from the state ...
Business owner facing auto theft charges - La Porte Herald-Argus
La PORTE — A 38-year-old man is facing 14 felony counts involving auto theft, conversion and deception after his mechanics business was allegedly found to contain several vehicles reportedly stolen, never returned to customers or missing parts.
South Bend schools adhere to no-delay policy for bad weather - La Porte Herald-Argus
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A spokeswoman for South Bend's school district says it doesn't do weather delays, after the district closed for icy weather while other area schools just postponed their start times. The South Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/1HsDGHB ...
Bloomington tries to protect meters from crow droppings - La Porte Herald-Argus
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Old street signs are being recycled to shield parking meters from crow droppings in downtown Bloomington. Hundreds of crows have been causing havoc around the Monroe County Courthouse square for the past few weeks as they've ...
Notre Dame extends Jenkins' presidency another 5 years - La Porte Herald-Argus
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. John I. Jenkins has been elected to a third five-year term as president of the University of Notre Dame. The board of trustees announced the extension Friday during its winter meeting in Naples, Florida.
Indiana flu deaths rise to 108 with latest state report - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials say more than 100 people have died from flu-related illnesses in Indiana this season. The Indiana State Department of Health's latest flu report shows 108 people had died as of Friday. That's an increase of 11 from ...
DEA raids Indianapolis medical clinic in drug probe - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have raided an Indianapolis medical clinic to seize records and possible evidence of illegal distribution of controlled substances. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Sean Yauger says a task force of DEA and local ...
IMSA strips Wayne Taylor Racing of 3rd place in Rolex 24 - La Porte Herald-Argus
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor Racing has been stripped of its third-place finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. IMSA issued a statement Friday saying Jordan Taylor violated the drive-time rule late in the endurance race that ended Sunday.
Indiana library faces major cuts under proposed budget - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Library could lose nearly a quarter of its funding and be forced to close its genealogy department under the proposed state budget, just months before Indiana's bicentennial. Gov. Mike Pence's spending plan would cut ...
Not guilty plea entered for 4th Indiana house blast suspect - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for the latest man charged with murder and arson in an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and damaged nearly 80 homes. Marion Superior Court Judge Sheila Carlisle entered the plea ...
Indianapolis-Chicago Amtrak service extended to April 1 - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amtrak's Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago will keep rolling through April 1 under an extension announced Friday. Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says the 60-day agreement allows time ...