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Indiana Man Invents ‘Quick Escape’ to Save Lives

It was the tragedy of the attacks of 9/11 that inspired an Indiana resident to invent a contraption that he hopes will save lives.

Tony Smith says he was sitting in his home in Montgomery County watching the disaster unfold at the Twin Towers in New York City.

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What Are the Rules for Owning an Exotic Pet in Indiana?

Did you know that it is perfectly legal in the state of Indiana to have a pet alligator, beaver, wolf and even a bear? Well, it is just as long as you do things by the book and obtain a wild animal possession permit from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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Indiana Man Kills Leopard Roaming His Property Just Outside of Louisville

According to conservation officers, an Indiana man who was surprised to find a spotted leopard roaming his property earlier last week, shot and killed the wild beast.

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Indiana to Allow Electronic Proof of Insurance

Drivers across Indiana that are forced to show proof of insurance to a law enforcement officer as the result of an accident or traffic violation will now be allowed to do that electronically.

A new law that goes into effect on July 1 will make Indiana one of 24 states that now allow motorists to show electronic proof of insurance coverage. Electronic images of the driver’s insurance card can be accessed through an app downloaded from a number of insurance providers.

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Indiana Woman on Death Row Since She Was 16-Years-Old Scheduled for Release

An Indiana woman that has been serving time on death row since she was 16-years-old for the murder an elderly Bible school teacher is set to be released from incarceration on Monday due to a Supreme Court intervention.

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Indiana Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Drunk Boaters

If you’re going to play on the water in Indiana, you had better stay dry.

As part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers surrounding boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Indiana conservation officers will be beefing up patrols across Indiana waterways this summer.

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Applications Being Accepted for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program

Indiana students who are able to maintain good grades, stay off drugs and walk the proverbial straight-and-narrow can take advantage of Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program, which was put in place as an opportunity for students to have their college tuition paid.

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Indiana Couple Having Sex In SUV Run Over Woman Who Called 911

In nature, it is wise to never mess with a wild animal in heat. Incidentally, the same philosophy applies to humans doing the nasty in public – serious injury may occur.

Just ask the 20-year-old Indiana woman who was run over by an SUV and hospitalized earlier this week, after she called the police on two people having sex in a motel parking lot.

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Releases New Smartphone App

Hey, there’s an app for Jack...and now there is an app for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, as well.

According to a news release from the Kentucky Distillers Association, the organization recently released a free app on the Apple iTunes store and on their website that will help guide people interested in Kentucky’s distilleries to find information, like directions and tour hours, maps, tasting notes and tutorials.

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Indiana Motor Sports Will Receive Tax Dollars for Revitalization Effort

Indiana motor sports is now taking a victory lap, as a bill allowing for the “economic revitalization” of the industry has officially been signed into law.

Earlier this week, House Bill 1544 was passed into law, after receiving bi-partisan support from both the House and the Senate. Supporters are now hoping that Indiana racetracks, like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will receive the proper resources from our tax dollars in order to thrive.

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