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  • Camp Atterbury auctioning surplus mobile homes EDINBURGH (AP) — People looking to buy a mobile home can get one for as little as $25. The Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury will auction off more than 200 surplus duplex mobile homes. The homes were used by soldiers at the base for training be

    July 16, 2014

  • Tower maker gets approval for new South Bend plant SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A South Bend company that makes steel towers has gained zoning approval for plans to build a new factory where it expects to hire more than 600 workers over the next several years. The St. Joseph County Area Plan Commission vo

    July 16, 2014

  • GM proposes $27 million Bedford plant investment BEDFORD (AP) — General Motors has proposed investing $27 million at a southern Indiana casting plant for machinery, equipment and tooling needed to produce aluminum engine blocks. The automaker filed a tax abatement request for the Bedford factory pr

    July 16, 2014

  • Prosecutor seeks death penalty in 4 Indy slayings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor filed a request for the death penalty Tuesday against one of the defendants in the drug-related slayings of four people in a crime that has come to symbolize a year of violence in Indianapolis. Kenneth "Cody" Rackeman

    July 16, 2014

  • U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett mum about future ambitions INDIANAPOLIS — Political speculation abounds after Joe Hogsett¹s announcement Monday that he’ll resign his U.S. attorney’s position at the end of the month.Hogsett issued a public statement after first informing his boss, U.S. Attorney General Eric H

    July 16, 2014

  • Convenience stores keep up fight to sell cold beer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Convenience stores in Indiana are keeping up their fight to be able to sell cold beer, as a trade group said Tuesday it was appealing a judge's decision upholding the state law that prohibits them from selling the beverages chille

    July 15, 2014

  • Southern Indiana Man sentenced for fatally shooting ex-wife VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southern Indiana man to 70 years in prison for fatally shooting his ex-wife and wounding her daughter. A Jennings County jury convicted 64-year-old James Sowder of Seymour in May of voluntary manslaughter,

    July 15, 2014

  • Purdue reports big boost in research funding WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says its researchers obtained $389 million in outside funding in the past year. That's almost a 22 percent increase from the previous year and just short of a record amount for Purdue. Many of the grants

    July 15, 2014

  • 7-year-old boy drowns in Avon retention pond AVON, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 7-year-old boy died after going underwater in a neighborhood retention pond in a western Indianapolis suburb. Hendricks County sheriff's Lt. Jim Yetter says the boy was with 10- and 6-year-old cousins walking to a neigh

    July 15, 2014

  • Maplehurst Bakeries plans expansion in Lebanon LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana maker of frozen bakery products is planning a $78 million expansion that could add nearly 220 jobs in the next few years. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Brownsburg-based Maplehurst Bakeries will ren

    July 15, 2014

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