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Indiana Unemployment Rate Falls in August

Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent in August to 5.8 percent. Despite the drop, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state’s private sector lost 2,600 jobs last month, led primarily by the Private, Educational and Health Services sector, which declined by 4,100 in August. Losses were somewhat offset by a […]

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Former EC Central Standout Joins Chicago Bulls

Lake County-native and former Purdue standout E’Twaun Moore will begin his next season in the NBA as a member of the Chicago Bulls. The 25-year-old Moore was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2011 and later played for the Orlando Magic before signing with the Bulls Thursday. In high school, Moore led with 28 points […]

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Change in Meeting Date on 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update

There’s been a change in the date for one of the public meetings on NIRPC’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan update. The meeting on public transportation originally set for September 30th at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center in downtown Gary has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 7th. It will still take place from 4 to 6 […]

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School Turnarounds Committee Meeting in Gary

The Indiana State Board of Education Committee on School Turnarounds is scheduled to meet this morning (September 19) at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, and a presentation on the ongoing efforts at Gary Roosevelt is on the agenda. The high school, now known as Roosevelt Career and College Academy, has been operated by EdisonLearning, a […]

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Illinois Reports First Deaths This Year from West Nile Virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first West Nile virus related deaths in Illinois for 2014. Two residents in northern Illinois who became ill with West Nile virus in late-August and early September have died. “Although we’ve seen a cooler and wetter summer, which has resulted in less West Nile virus activity, […]

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Indiana plans campaign to reduce infant deathswlfi.comState Health Commissioner William VanNess told a state panel this week that almost half of Indiana's 258 infant deaths in 2012 were related to risks such as premature birth or low birth weight. Those factors can be caused by a mother's smoking...[read more]

WCTI12.comBeaufort County man killed in plane crash in IndianaWCTI12.comBoth men died in the crash. The condition of the bodies prevented immediate identifications of the victims, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts and Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer. There is no word on the identity of ...[read more]

Study says relying on sales tax could hurt Indiana schoolsChalkbeat TennesseeIndiana's reliance on sales tax as a critical piece of its education funding system isn't doing any favors for schools, according to a report from a national credit rating firm. The report, released Monday by Standard an...[read more]

Kansas City StarHigh-octane Indiana takes its show to the SEC for a game vs No. 18 MissouriFox NewsCOLUMBIA, Mo. – Gary Pinkel says his team is prepared to face Indiana's high-powered offense. "I think you just have to control them the best you can," the Missouri coach said. "I think you have to ...[read more]

SFGateIndiana jobless rate down slightlyWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate declined for the first time in four months during August, dropping slightly to 5.8 percent. Figures released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana's jobless mark fell ...I...[read more]

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BBC NewsObama launches campaign against sexual assault on campusesBBC NewsUS President Barack Obama has launched a new campaign which aims to prevent sexual assault at American universities. He said that American society still "does not sufficiently value women" and criticised the failure to cond...[read more]

Washington PostHorror and few answers in small Florida town after man kills his daughter and six ...Washington PostOn Thursday, in the small Florida town of Bell, a man named Don Spirit shot and killed seven people — specifically, his daughter and six grandchildren — before taking his own life, a...[read more]

ABC NewsPurdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorseReutersLAFAYETTE Ind. (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in prison for shooting and stabbing to death a fellow engineering senior that he envied, in front of about a dozen students in ...[read more]

SFGateJackson Rathbone Live Tweets JetBlue Flight's Emergency LandingHollywood LifeSo scary! 'Twilight' star Jackson Rathbone was on JetBlue Flight 1416 from Long Beach, California to Austin, Texas with his wife and young child on Sept. 18, when the plane's engine 'exploded' and pilots were force...[read more]

NBCNews.comPolice claim 'major break' in disappearance of U-Va. student Hannah GrahamWashington PostCHARLOTTESVILLE — Charlottesville police said Friday that they believe they have a major break in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, and they are searching a vehicle ...[read more]