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July 17, 2013

Local Briefs: July 18

Marcia Coats gets nod for RNC committeewoman

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence is recommending Marsha Coats to complete Becky Skillman's term as Indiana's Republican National Committeewoman.

Pence on Wednesday recommended Indiana Republican State Executive Committee select the wife of Sen. Dan Coats for the coveted post. Members of the Executive Committee are expected to confirm Marcia Coats' selection to the coveted post when it meets Monday. An advocate of volunteer and service organizations, she and her husband formed The Foundation for American Renewal to support faith-based initiatives. She also is a founding member of Project Nehemiah, a Christian nonprofit that assists children whose parents were the victims of terrorists.

Judge clears remaining challenge to bridges plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge in Louisville has dismissed a lawsuit that was the remaining challenge to the $2.6 billion Ohio River bridges plan.

River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation agreed to dismiss their portions of the suit earlier this year, but the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation, or CART, was still a plaintiff. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled Wednesday that Kentucky, Indiana and the Federal Highway Administration used reasonable discretion in their decisions about scope, design and financing.

IDEM investigates sheen at Lake Michigan beach

PORTER — Indiana environmental workers are investigating a metallic sheen at a Lake Michigan beach that was similar to another substance that closed the beach last month.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Ranger Bruce Rowe tells The Times of Munster the Porter Fire Department was dispatched to Porter Beach about 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday. He says it's too soon to say whether the substance is the same as the one that closed the beach on June 17.

$1 million possible in duck race

NOBLESVILLE — Noblesville Main Street is gearing up the fifth-annual rubber duck race on White River, set for Aug. 3 with the theme, "The Million Dollar Duck Race: The Richest Duck Race in the World."

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  • What's Where: Aug. 21 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Thursday.

    August 21, 2014

  • Local Briefs: Aug. 21 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 21, 2014

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 21 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 20, 2014

  • What's Where: Aug. 20 Local meeting and events as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 20, 2014

  • Local Briefs: Aug. 20 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 20, 2014

  • Community Briefs: Aug. 20 A compilation of community news items as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 19, 2014

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 20 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 19, 2014

  • Briefs: Aug. 19 News items of local and state interest as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 19, 2014

  • What's Where: Aug. 19 Local meetings and activities scheduled for Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014

  • State police seek recruits The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for the 75th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a career as a state trooper may apply online.

    August 19, 2014

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