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Police chase ends with man in lake at Notre Dame

Police in northern Indiana say a man trying to flee officers spent 30 minutes in a lake on the campus of the University of Notre Dame before being apprehended. Police say they began pursuing the man in Mishawaka, just east of South Bend, on Monday after he allegedly violated a ...

Beshear: Waiting to build crucial bridge costly

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear warned Monday that it will cost taxpayers $7 million every month lawmakers do not take action to replace the Brent Spence Bridge that connects northern Kentucky with Cincinnati. The 50-year old bridge has no emergency shoulder and now carries twice the amount of traffic it was ...

Convicted judge's motion to delay sentence denied

A suspended juvenile court judge sentenced to jail on a felony will begin serving time this month under an appeals court ruling. The 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Monday overruled Tracie Hunter's motion for release on bail and suspension of the execution of her six-month sentence ...

Ohio St. band alumni praise findings of 2nd report

The alumni club of Ohio State University's marching band said Monday that an independent review of band culture is less inflammatory than the university's internal investigation and should be used to revisit the firing of band director Jonathan Waters. The TBDBITL Alumni Club issued its response after evaluating findings of ...

Pence authorizes raises workers with good reviews

Gov. Mike Pence has informed state workers that those who get positive performance reviews for their work will receive pay raises. Pence said Monday that employees who meet expectations will receive 2 percent pay raises, those who exceed expectations will receive 4 percent raises and those who receive ratings of ...

Identity theft is target of proposed Indiana law

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is proposing a new law he says would help protect state residents from identity theft. The law would require online businesses that store personal or financial data to make sure it is secure and to delete any information no longer needed. The law also would ...

Michigan man guilty in Ohio killing 30 years ago

A Michigan man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a 19-year-old woman in northern Ohio 30 years ago. Andrew Gustafson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and rape charges Monday in a Toledo courtroom. A judge sentenced to him to 15 years in prison. Gustafson, of Birch Run, Michigan, had ...

Insanity defense sought in 73-year-old man's death

An attorney is seeking to use an insanity defense for a teenager charged with fatally attacking a 73-year-old suburban Indianapolis man. The attorney for 17-year-old Maxwell Winkler of Fishers filed a notice of insanity or mental disease defense Friday in a Hamilton County court. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1AQo3lN ) ...

Shakeup nears for Indianapolis TV viewers

When CBS switches programming to a different Indianapolis television station starting next year, there will be an increase in competition among local newscasts. CBS Corp. announced in August that it was ending its nearly six-decade affiliation with WISH-TV with a switch to WTTV effective Jan. 1. WTTV will become the ...

Info sought on death in Cleveland police custody

Relatives of a woman who died in Cleveland police custody last month want more answers about what happened. At a news conference Monday, Tanisha Anderson's family also said Cleveland officers need better training on dealing with mentally ill people. The 37-year-old Anderson died Nov. 12 after losing consciousness in the ...

AP-USDA-Midwest Regional Eggs

NW—PY018 Des Moines, IA Mon. Dec 22, 2014 USDA Market News SHELL EGGS: Daily Midwest Regional Eggs Midwest delivered asking prices are 26 cents lower for Extra Large and Large, and 12 cents lower for Medium. Daily producer prices are 13 cents lower for Large, 5 cents lower Medium and ...

AP-USDA-Eastern Cornbelt Hog Report

LM—HG209 Des Moines, Iowa Mon, Dec 22, 2014 USDA Market News EASTERN CORNBELT DAILY DIRECT MORNING HOG REPORT BASED ON STATE OF ORIGIN PLANT DELIVERED PURCHASE DATA FOR Monday, December 22, 2014 (As of 9:30 AM) CURRENT VOLUME BY PURCHASE TYPE BARROWS & GILTS LIVE AND CARCASS BASIS Estimated Actual ...

Initiative to give small grants for project ideas

A community center is looking to spur improvement projects in an eastern Indiana city with monthly $500 grants. The money raised from donations by the Grassroots Action Resource Center in Richmond will be aimed at what organizers hope will be creative ideas from organizations, groups of friends or individuals, Wayne ...

Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Akron Beacon Journal, Dec. 18 Two years after Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba, the United States broke ties and imposed an embargo on the island country. Cold War tensions were high, the new communist regime just 90 ...

Early 2015 crucial for proposed Indiana reservoir

Supporters of a proposal to build Indiana's first new reservoir in more than four decades by damming the White River in Anderson are awaiting the release of a feasibility study that could either boost or set back the project. The state-funded study expected to be released in early 2105 will ...

Man enters guilty plea in deadly crash

An Indiana man has entered a guilty plea in connection to a crash in central Kentucky that killed two people. The Richmond Register (http://bit.ly/1vgFqZc) reports Bryan Mangan of South Bend, Indiana, entered the plea on Friday, saying he had consumed a "bunch of beers" the evening of Feb. 9 before ...

Oldest of zoo gorillas turns 58 at Ohio facility

The first gorilla born in a zoo is turning 58 with a celebration broadcast live to online viewers from her Ohio home. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says the female western lowland gorilla, named Colo, is celebrating her birthday Monday with an Ohio-shaped cake made of peanut butter, applesauce, honey, ...

Man dies inside SW Indiana grain bin

A coroner says a southwestern Indiana man had a safety rope on him when he was killed while working in a grain bin. The Gibson County coroner says R.V. "Rocky" Schmidt was working in the bin on his farm near Lynnville when he was suffocated on Friday by the grain. ...

Ohio families under gas well evacuation await news

Families evacuated after an eastern Ohio gas well began leaking uncontrollably are waiting to learn whether they'll be cleared to fully return before Christmas Day. The problem began Dec. 13 as workers tried to resume production at a well that had been temporarily plugged in Monroe County, near Sardis. About ...

Man arrested in theft of vehicle with baby in it

Police have arrested a 25-year-old Cincinnati man wanted in northern Kentucky on suspicion of briefly stealing a vehicle with a 3-week-old infant in it. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/13vwlEL ) reports the vehicle was stolen in Florence, Kentucky, on Thursday afternoon while the child's mother went into a gas station to ...

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