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Indiana State Fair Pays Kevin Costner $80,000 for Concert – Find Out What They Paid Others

If you have ever found yourself curious as to the kind of money national recording artists earn when doing concerts in this area, the following should give you a pretty good idea.

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Research Grants Available for Indiana High School Students

Indiana high school students interested in developing their own brand of mad science may now be able to have their research funded by the state.

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Pike County Principal Fired for Falsifying Attendance Records

A principal for a southwestern Indiana elementary school has been dismissed from his duties by a local school board because he allegedly falsified student attendance records.

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Indiana Lawmakers Stand Divided On Obama’s Call for Military Strikes In Syria

Indiana lawmakers stand divided in regards to President Barack Obama’s plan to execute military strikes on Syria.

Earlier this week, while the Foreign Relations Committee voted to give President Obama the proverbial thumbs up to take forceful action against Syria, some members of the Intelligence Committee, including Indiana Republican Senator Dan Coats, appeared apprehensive about the plan.

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Dry Spell Threatening Indiana Corn and Soybean Crops

Even though the Indiana weather has been extremely mild this summer, experts say that recent hot and dry conditions still threaten to do a number on the state’s corn and soybean production.

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New Report Finds More Indiana Students Using Free, Reduced Lunch Program

Indiana officials say that not only is the free or reduced lunch program on a serious upswing across the state, but 41 percent of all public school students receive it – about 4 in 10.

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Two Indiana State Prison Guards Released From Hospital After Being Stabbed By Inmate

A couple of correctional officers working at the Indiana State Prison have reportedly been released from the hospital after being stabbed earlier last week by an inmate.

Pam James, a spokesperson for the prison said that even though one of the guards was treated after the incident at a nearby hospital and returned to work later that evening, the second guard wasn’t that lucky, sustaining injuries so severe that he had to be air lifted to a medical facility in Indianapolis.

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Remains of Indiana Marine Killed During WWII Finally Make It Home

The body of an Indiana Marine has finally made it home after being killed nearly 70 years ago during the U.S. invasion of some Japanese islands in World War II.

Sources say that 20-year-old Marine Pfc. Manley Forrest Winkley suffered lethal injuries while engaged in combat on November 20, 1943 on the first day of the Tarawa Island Atoll invasion in the Pacific Gilbert Islands. After seven decades, the man’s remains made their way home to Indianapolis late last week.

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Indiana Excise Police Bust Hundreds Over the Weekend Across the State

Here’s to going to jail!

The Indiana State Excise Police say they were responsible for arresting nearly 370 people statewide over the past weekend due to alcohol and drug related crimes.

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Indiana Man Survives After Being Hit By Train Going 110 MPH

The chances of surviving a run in with  a train going over 100 miles per hour are probably not very good. However, one Indiana man has proved that in match between man versus locomotive, sometimes man makes it out alive.

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