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Indiana rail upgrade decision expected this fall - La Porte Herald-Argus
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Officials are expecting a decision from a federal agency by the end of October on plans for upgrading 106 miles of railroad tracks through southern Indiana. The proposal from Louisville & Indiana Railroad and CSX Transportation ...
Indiana military school sells summer camp site - La Porte Herald-Argus
HOWE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana military school that faced closure this year has sold its summer camp property along a nearby lake. Howe Military Academy operations manager Tyler Osenbaugh says it was a difficult decision to sell the camp property ...
Toyota adding 180 jobs at Indiana factory - La Porte Herald-Argus
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Toyota says it plans to add 180 full-time production jobs to its southwestern Indiana factory over the next five months. Toyota officials say the first 60 of those workers will come next month from among employees of its temporary ...
Lilly, AstraZeneca team up on Alzheimer's drug - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. plans to pay up to $500 million to fellow drugmaker AstraZeneca as part of a collaboration to develop and sell a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment that is in the early stages of clinical testing. Lilly said ...
Test finds Indiana deputy drunk after crash - La Porte Herald-Argus
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police say preliminary test results show that a central Indiana sheriff's deputy had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit to drive when he was involved in a weekend crash. A Muncie police report says a blood test ...
Teen pleads guilty in southern Indiana slaying - La Porte Herald-Argus
BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a man in his rural home. Eighteen-year-old Austin Curtin of Bedford pleaded guilty to a murder charge in a Lawrence County ...
Indiana University honors actor Kevin Kline - La Porte Herald-Argus
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Actor Kevin Kline told an Indiana University audience that his time on the Bloomington campus helped him learn to do more than just imitate what he thought acting looked like. The Academy Award-winning actor returned to his alma ...
Rural Indiana district exploring consolidation - La Porte Herald-Argus
MODOC, Ind. (AP) — Leaders of one of Indiana's smallest school districts are going to explore consolidating with a neighboring district. The Union School Corp.'s board voted 4-1 Monday night to move ahead with consolidation talks for the 340-student ...
Indiana reports increase in 2013 workplace deaths - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Labor reports the number of workplace deaths in Indiana was up in 2013, but it was still the third-lowest number of fatalities recorded in the past 22 years. The Labor Department reports there were 123 worker ...
Indiana gets $1.5 million for unemployment aid - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is giving the state of Indiana $1.5 million as part of an effort to improve unemployment insurance programs around the nation. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced Monday that the money would help ...
Most children released after Indiana bus crash - La Porte Herald-Argus
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana church says only one of 34 students had to be hospitalized after a bus rolled onto its side in southern Indiana. First Baptist Church of Hammond administrative pastor Eddie Lapina tells The Times of Munster ...
Judges to visit schools around Indiana - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Judges from Indiana's trial and appellate courts will pass out pocket Constitutions to schoolchildren Wednesday in observance of Constitution Day. The celebration commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
DNR urges deer hunters to donate venison to hungry - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's conservation officers are urging the state's deer hunters to donate some of the venison they take in the upcoming hunting season to programs that help feed low-income families. The Department of Natural Resources says the ...
Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts - La Porte Herald-Argus
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night. The Eagles (2-0) have won ...
Rodecap leads City to third win - La Porte Herald-Argus
MICHIGAN CITY - No matter the sport, athletes will always go through slumps. The Wolves are just happy that Nathan Rodecap is finally out of his. The senior midfielder scored two goals on Monday, as City picked up their third victory by knocking off ...