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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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  • Arrest Log: July 24 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 24, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 24 A compilation of community news items as published in the Thursday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 23

    Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 23, 2014

  • What's Where: July 23 Local meetings and activities are scheduled Wednesday, July 23.

    July 23, 2014

  • Local Briefs: July 23 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 23, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 23 A compilation of community news items as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 23, 2014

  • Local Sports Briefs: July 22 A compilation of news about local sports groups as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 22, 2014

  • Local Briefs: July 22 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cornerstone celebrating summer session Join Cornerstone staff and students as they celebrate their summer session.

    July 22, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 22 A compilation of community news as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 22, 2014

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