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Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in Indiana Counties

Residents are advised to take extra precautions after mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in at least five counties, including Marion County. The mosquito known to carry the virus thrives and breeds in standing water. Marion County Public Health Department biologist Jim Erwin says residents should take steps beyond repellent to keep mosquitoes from biting them. Just take a five-minute walk around your yard once a week and make sure there is no standing water in any containers,...

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Arts and Culture

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New Musical Score Gives Momentum To Veteran's Spouse Project

Gregory Stieber and Amy Uptgraft's "Veteran's Spouse Project: I will Wait" is a dynamic theatrical production that premiered in 2015.

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Democratic Lawmakers Author Resolution To Investigate Impeaching Hill

A democratic state representative filed a resolution Monday requesting a committee to look into the possibility of impeaching Attorney General Curtis Hill. Hill maintains his innocence , despite legislative leaders calling on him to resign over sexual misconduct allegations . Rep. Ed Delaney (D-Indianapolis) and two other lawmakers authored the resolution, which calls on legislative leaders to convene a committee to begin the impeachment process after three legislative staffers and one...

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JT Walker's Restaurant and Brewery

  A brewery is honoring Noblesville West Middle School teacher Jason Seaman with a specially brewed beer.

Seaman and student Ella Whistler suffered gunshot wounds when another student opened fire in a classroom back in May.

JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery is located in Seaman’s hometown of Mahomet, Illinois.

Concern Over Ag Tariffs Spreading

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Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

  There are two primary things you hear regarding tariffs on agricultural products: low margins and concern. You could hear it in rural Woodburn farmer Roger Hadley II’s voice.

“We're sitting here today with a very thin margin to start with. When you take in the talk of tariff in there you start talking it could lower the price by fifty cents or a dollar a bushel that puts us in the red territory as opposed to positive territory,” Hadley said.

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  A democratic state representative filed a resolution Monday requesting a committee to look into the possibility of impeaching Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Hill maintains his innocence, despite legislative leaders calling on him to resign over sexual misconduct allegations.

Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in Indiana Counties

18 hours ago

Residents are advised to take extra precautions after mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in at least five counties, including Marion County.

The mosquito known to carry the virus thrives and breeds in standing water. Marion County Public Health Department biologist Jim Erwin says residents should take steps beyond repellent to keep mosquitoes from biting them.

Banks Supports Intelligence Community After Trump/Putin Meeting

19 hours ago

Representative Jim Banks (3rd, R-Columbia City) released a statement Monday afternoon supporting the American intelligence community in the wake of a joint press conference between President Donald Trump and Russian Presient Vladimir Putin.

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On Sunday, Allen County prosecutors announced the arrest of a 59-year-old Grabill man in connection with the 30-year-old abduction and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988. 

John D. Miller, of the 13700 block of Main Street in Grabill, was arrested on preliminary charges of murder, child molesting, and criminal confinement.

Tim Brumbeloe

Gregory Stieber and Amy Uptgraft's "Veteran's Spouse Project: I will Wait" is a dynamic theatrical production that premiered in 2015.

The Marion County Election Board has agreed to create five new early voting centers – the result of a settlement agreement reached earlier this week.

Common Cause Indiana and two branches of the NAACP filed a federal lawsuit against the board last summer.

The advocacy group argued the lack of early voting offices around Marion County was a constitutional issue, since a trip to the county's single downtown location was unreasonable for many residents.

Terre Haute Braces For Possible Sony Plant Closure

Jul 13, 2018
Lindsey Wright / WFIU/WTIU News

  A staple of the Terre Haute economy since 1984 could soon be leaving the city for good.

Sony’s DADC plant—which produces CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs—is not pursuing a tax abatement for 2018.

In a letter addressed to City Clerk Michelle Edwards, the company says they’ve “infused nearly $5 billion into the local economy” and they’re grateful for the years of abatements the city has provided.

But they say the company can no longer meet the staffing thresholds required by city code to get the abatement.

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Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Health confirmed its first death associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Indiana typically sees about 20 Hepatitis A cases a year. This year, however, there are 220 cases associated with the outbreak and over 100 hospitalizations, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

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