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Wrong-way driver named as estranged husband of burned woman - La Porte Herald-Argus
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Johnson County authorities have identified the remains of a man found inside a burned pickup truck last week as the estranged husband of a woman set afire. The coroner's Office has ruled the death of Donn Keever a suicide.
Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh has brain tumor removed - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh underwent brain surgery Monday for removal of a benign tumor, and her husband said her prognosis for recovery is good. The surgery at a Washington, D.C., hospital removed a plum-sized tumor from ...
Column: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The high-drag aerodynamic package was supposed to ...
La Porte Junior Golf Tour winners - La Porte Herald-Argus
The La Porte Junior Golf Tour wrapped up its season with the Tournament of Champions at Briar Leaf Golf Course on Monday, July 20. The top golfers of the season in each age group competed in the tournament, while the other golfers played in a scramble.
175 laid off as Sunrise Coal consolidates operations - La Porte Herald-Argus
CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — A coal company has laid off 175 employees as it consolidated its operations in Sullivan County. Hallador Energy Co. announced the layoffs Monday affecting Sunrise Coal's mines in Carlisle and Oaktown, both about 90 miles southwest ...
Sobolewski sentenced to 35 years in connection to burglaries - La Porte Herald-Argus
LA PORTE — A 35-year-old Michigan City man has been sentenced to 35 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, with 10 years suspended, during his sentencing hearing on Monday in connection with violent burglaries committed in 2013. Shawn Sobolewski ...
Judge: Lakefront homeowners do not own beach - La Porte Herald-Argus
MICHIGAN CITY - Judge Richard Stalbrink issued an order Friday ruling against lakefront homeowners in Long Beach, saying these property owners do not own exclusive rights to the beach lying north of their deeded land. This lawsuit was filed by plaintiffs ...
Lawnmower accident kills member of Huber farm family - La Porte Herald-Argus
STARLIGHT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a lawnmower accident has killed a member of the family that owns Joe Huber's Family Farm and Restaurant. The Clark County Sheriff's Office says a coroner pronounced Joe Huber III dead at the scene Monday morning ...
Pacers complete deals with 3 veterans, complete rookie class - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Shayne Whittington. The team on Monday also signed swingman Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal and completed an undisclosed deal with second-round pick Rakeem Christmas.
Indiana to spend more than $55M on bicentennial events - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Celebrating Indiana's 200th bicentennial next year will cost the state at least $55 million — and that's not including more than 430 locally funded events. Most of the money will be dedicated to building a $25 million state archives ...
Wabash College works to retain minority students - La Porte Herald-Argus
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A small, male-only liberal arts college in western Indiana is hosting 30 students this summer as part of an effort to improve its retention and graduation rates for minority and first-generation college students. The effort ...
Republic stock plunges on possible flight disruptions - La Porte Herald-Argus
DALLAS (AP) — Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation's biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff. Its shares fell by more than 50 percent in mid-afternoon trading.
NDSU favored over Illinois St in Missouri Valley poll - La Porte Herald-Argus
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The two teams that gave the Football Championship Subdivision a thrilling finish last season were tabbed Monday by Missouri Valley Football Conference followers to once again decide the league title — and maybe more. A poll of league ...
175 laid off at Sunrise Coal mine in Carlisle - La Porte Herald-Argus
CARLISLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana coal mine has laid off 175 employees. Hallador Energy Co. announced the layoffs Monday at Sunrise Coal's mine in Carlisle, about 90 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
Coroner IDs 2 persons killed in northeastern Indiana crash - La Porte Herald-Argus
MONROE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner has identified two people who were killed in a northeastern Indiana crash that also injured five others. Adams County Coroner Leslie Cook said Monday that 21-year-old Tonia L. Valenzuela and 34-year-old David M. Sweat, both ...