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State News

June 9, 2014

Local Briefs: June 10

Rotary wins $1,000 to feed children

ANDERSON -- The Anderson Rotary Club recently received a check from the Central Indiana District of Rotary for $1,000 by winning Rotary's Greatest Guest Day challenge.

The Anderson club won the award by having 80 guests at a recent meeting, and will use the money to support its local project to provide food for children. Dodger pitching great and Anderson resident Carl Erskine was the featured speaker at the meeting.

Judge asked to reconsider vanity plate ruling

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is asking a judge to reconsider an order that it resume the state's personalized license plate program.

The agency said Monday it filed the request with a Marion County court a month after the judge ruled a police officer had the right to buy a license plate reading "0INK." BMV Commissioner Don Snemis said the judge's order would force the agency to issue personalized plates with offensive references. The lawsuit by Greenfield police Officer Rodney Vawter maintained the policy violated his freedom of speech rights.

Indianapolis Zoo changes ticket pricing

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo has started using an online ticket sales system that adjusts prices based on projected attendance for the day.

Zoo officials expect the change to boost revenue as well as keep peak-day crowds to a more manageable level as attendance is expected to jump this summer with the opening of its new orangutan center. The zoo's ticket sales web page displays a color-coded calendar showing prices and a gauge displaying attendance projections for the selected day.

Mosquito-borne Caribbean fever found in NE Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana health officials say a mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly since the first locally transmitted case in the Western Hemisphere in December has been confirmed in a Fort Wayne-area resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean.

The Indiana State Department of Health says the virus detected in Allen County doesn't often cause death, but symptoms including high fever and joint pain can be severe.

Homicide killed man whose body was found in river

TERRE HAUTE — A coroner has ruled homicide in the death of a man whose body was found by two fisherman in the Wabash River south of the I-70 bridge.

Vigo County Coroner Dr. Susan Amos told the Tribune-Star the body recovered Sunday evening is that of a middle-aged white male. She says his body had been in the river "for a few days."

State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

INDIANAPOLIS -- May tax revenue exceeded the state's reduced expectations, but Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends June 30.

Last month, the state collected $1 billion. That's $11.5 million, or 1.2 percent, more than predicted by the revised revenue forecast. At the same time, the May 2014 total was $200,000 less than May 2013 state tax revenue. While that's an improvement compared to April's year-over-year drop of $142 million, or 7.4 percent, it's still unexpected given the state's seemingly improving economy and job market.

Police kill two dogs after man attacked

NEW ALBANY — Police officers shot and killed two loose dogs after they attacked a man in his yard.

The New Albany Police Department said the dogs were located nearby after attacking the man Monday morning. When an animal control officer tried to capture the dogs, they became more aggressive. Police fired four shots, killing both of the animals. The man who was attacked was treated by medical personnel.

 

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    A central Indiana teenager who died when his plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight was laid to rest Thursday following a funeral service where he was remembered as a witty young man whose ambitious journey inspired others to pursue their dreams.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 31, 2014

  • No Child Left Behind request exposes rift A new critique of Indiana's efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver.

    July 30, 2014

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    July 30, 2014

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    July 30, 2014

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    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pence wants immigrant children taken out of state

    Gov. Mike Pence is asking that more than 200 immigrant children placed in Indiana be deported and chiding President Barack Obama for not alerting him of the placements.

    July 30, 2014

  • Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has asked the state Supreme Court for permission to continue its suspension on sales of vanity plates until a court case is settled.

    July 29, 2014

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