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TIPTON — Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc. is set to permanently close next year, bringing an end to the more than 60-year-old company, according to officials with the United Steel Workers union.

Whitaker, Dana, Kokomo, a girl, Kate Storm Whitaker, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, at 7:21 p.m. June 30, 2021.

Editor’s note: Area faith-based institutions should send their event submissions at least two weeks before the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., P.O. Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or email ktnews@kokomotribune.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday. Be sure to include d…

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It was announced on Friday that the Kokomo Tribune newsroom brought home seven awards during this year’s Hoosier State Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 100 Indiana businesses are urging Congress to pass legislation stalled in the Senate that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people, saying in a letter that “discrimination is bad for business.”

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WASHINGTON — Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its “deadly serious” work whether Republians participate or not.

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RUSSIAVILLE — Melissa DeWeese started her career 16 years ago as a first grade teacher at Western Primary School.

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TIPTON — Construction on a new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing on U.S. 31 is set to begin Monday in a move officials say will dramatically reduce accidents at the intersection.

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Motorists on U.S. 35 from Galveston to Logansport will have another two months of travel interruptions.

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Howard County schools saw dips in ILEARN results this year, though school officials are not too concerned about the results of a standardized test administered during a year of challenges.

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PERU — Mississinewa Lake is seeing record-shattering crowds visit the state recreational area this year following a huge spike in attendance last year during the pandemic.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will receive $507 million as part of a multi-state agreement to settle a lawsuit against opioid distributors designed to bring relief to people struggling with addiction to the drug, officials said Wednesday.

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.”

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NOBLESVILLE — Authorities released scant details Wednesday after a suburban Indianapolis police officer shot and wounded a “male subject” while officers were responding to a call for assistance at a house.

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MIAMI COUNTY — A Watervliet, Michigan, woman was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated Tuesday morning after a citizen alerted authorities that she was driving erratically down the highway at a high rate of speed.

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SHARPSVILLE — Workers at Functional Devices are set to vote on forming a union, saying they want a contract with the company that brings fair wages, better benefits and workplace safety.

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a new series titled “A Day With ... .” Reporters Kim Dunlap and Spencer Durham will give readers a glimpse into a typical day of various residents from Howard, Tipton, Miami or Cass counties with unique jobs. Photographers also will provide photos and vide…

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A crane operator from Florida who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars, the first punishment handed down for a felony charge in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and one that could help determine the severity of other sentence…

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The Kokomo Police Department is asking the public for help locating a man they believe was involved in a theft from a small local business back in May.

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