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LIGONIER — Stone’s Trace will host a summer activities workshop on Sunday, May 1, from 1-4 p.m. at the historic site on U.S. 33, about two miles south of Ligonier.
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Saturday was the first day of trout season in Indiana. That drew a school of fisherman to LaGrange County and the Pigeon River. They began arriving at the river at about 3 a.m. Some were from northeas
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Wastewater plant fire blackens sky
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –  There are an estimated 3,000 homeless people living in the Fort Wayne area. Sunday, hundreds of people came together to change that number at the second annual Walking Home fundraiser. The event’s organizers said the turnout shows just how many people are acknowledging the problem of homelessness and doing something to fix it. “I think the conversation needs to continue, and I think more and more people need to be involved. Acknowledging that it’s an issue is one thing, taking the steps to address it is another. Events like this, collaborations like this, are so vital and they’re so important...
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—All-Big Ten guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell has announced that he will return for his senior year at Indiana University.    “Like several other student-athletes in the game of basketball, I have considered the option of leaving college early to join the professional ranks,” said Ferrell. “I have considered many factors, including my family, my education, the game I love, and my goals in life. I would like to thank my family and friends, Coach Crean and his staff, my academic advisor, Marni Mooney, and my teammates for their contributions to my decision-making process.”    “At the end of the day, I have decided...
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The southern Indiana man facing a preliminary charge of murder in the slaying of an Indiana University student has a criminal record of violence, including against woman. The Herald-Times reports 49-year-old Daniel E. Messel of Bloomington was arrested Friday on a preliminary murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson, of Fishers, who was found dead Friday morning in rural Brown County near Lake Lemon, about 10 miles northwest of the IU campus in Bloomington. The IU senior had been struck three or four times in the back of her head, the coroner said. Messel, 49, was being...
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Jonathon Keats poses holding a version of his “millennium camera” designed to make a 100-year-long exposure on the Amherst College campus Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a “millennium camera” that he intends to mount in a churchless steeple on a college campus and chronicle climate change by taking a 1,000-year exposure of a western Massachusetts mountain range. If it seems far-fetched, consider that...
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark’s 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the back of the head. As national media held Newark up as a symbol of the gun violence plaguing American cities, Hightower became an unwavering presence at the dozens of court proceedings that followed. Her courtroom vigil stretched nearly six years, long after the initial crush of attention...
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Several blocks along Main Street and a few blocks on Ewing Street will be closed Monday through Friday in order for crews to repave the road. Main Street will be closed for several blocks between Jackson Street and Maiden Lane, which goes from a block before St. Joseph Hospital to the corner where Cindy’s Diner is located. Ewing Street will be closed between Pearl Street and Berry. Map | Main and Ewing streets in downtown Fort Wayne  Construction will be on both directions during the week. Lanes will either be restricted or closed. The city suggests motorist find an alternative travel...
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