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- Local & State briefs: April 22 A compilation of local and state news briefs, as published Tuesday in The Herald Bulletin.
Indiana panel approves new school standards
A panel of Indiana business and education leaders were met with boos and jeers from attendees after they voted overwhelmingly Monday to support new math and English standards set to replace the Common Core in classrooms this fall.
1 dead in shooting at northwest Ind. school parking lot
Police say one person has died after a shooting in the parking lot of a school in northwestern Indiana.
- Missing kayaker's body found in southern Indiana Authorities say the body of a missing kayaker has been found in the Flat Rock River in Columbus more than two weeks after he disappeared.
Sheriff wants OK to raise wages, keep employees
A northern Indiana sheriff is asking local officials to lift a pay freeze that took effect during the Great Recession so he can retain employees.
- 2 Indianapolis fires leave 1 dead, 20 displaced Two Indianapolis fires have left one man dead and about 20 residents of an apartment building looking for new homes.
500 Festival Mini Marathon might not fill field
With less than two weeks to go, the 38th 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not have a full field for the first time in 12 years.
Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'
When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature."
- FEMA’s disaster decisions frustrate state, local leaders FEMA denied the state’s request to declare a “major disaster” after tornadoes swept Indiana last November, despite millions of dollars in damages. The decision prompted protests from Indiana’s Congressional delegation, and it stoked growing frustrations with FEMA, especially in the Midwest.
Indiana county worried about new law's impact
A new law revamping the state's criminal code has sparked concerns in northeastern Indiana's Allen County that it will saddle the county with new costs and fill up the local jail.
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