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You Can Help the Victims of the Oklahoma Tornado with Donations to the American Red Cross

The devastation in Moore, Oklahoma goes beyond comprehension and the death toll, unfortunately, continues to rise after yesterday's massive tornado that all but leveled the town of Moore. All of us in the Tri-State want to do anything we can to help and the best way to help is by making donations to the American Red Cross by calling 812-471-7200 or online at redcross.org/tristate.

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Indiana Farmer Loses Patent Dispute With Monsanto

The elderly, Indiana farmer that had been going toe-to-toe in a patent dispute with agriculture-giant Monsanto has officially lost his battle.

In a ruling handed down today by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, the verdict states that a farmer cannot reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without permission from the patent holder.

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Farm Animals Are Being Butchered Along the Indiana-Ohio Border

Indiana authorities say they are baffled as to what type of maniac is responsible for killing four sheep and mangling several others on farms along the Indiana-Ohio border.

Earlier this week, David and Brittany Kolb of Reilly Township found two of their horses and four of their sheep hacked up and stabbed, as well as four more sheep slaughtered to death on a stretch of pasture.

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Tin Man Brewing Company to Get Congress Drunk on Indiana Beer

The Tin Man is running for Congress.

According to a press release, Tin Man Brewing Co. has been selected to take their robotic brews to Washington D.C. to be featured in this year’s Celebration of American Craft Beer event hosted by the Brewers Association. Only fifteen breweries across the nation were chosen to participate in this event on May 15.

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DEA Takes Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs in Indiana

Hoosiers with unused prescription drugs lingering around in the old medicine cabinet will have an opportunity to dispose of those pharmaceuticals this Saturday at the Indiana State Police post.

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Texas Fertilizer Plant Explodes; Several Dead – Over 100 Injuries Reported

Police are reporting that between 5 and 15 people are dead and 160 were injured after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, just outside of Waco.

Firefighters were putting out a blaze at the plant when the explosion occurred at around 8PM

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Tracking Down Evansville/Newburgh Runners After Explosions at the Boston Marathon

In the wake of the tragedy that happened Monday afternoon at the Boston Marathon, we are looking for our local runners. Unfortunately, not everyone crossed the finish line so their whereabouts are unknown to us

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Indiana Department of Homeland Security Releases Phone Number for Hoosiers Having Difficulty Contacting Family in Boston

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in regards to Hoosiers attempting to reach friends and family in Boston area in the wake of Monday's bombings.

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What’s the Red Equal Sign All Over Facebook?

Have you seen a red equal sign on friends' news feeds and profile pictures? In response to the Supreme Court's reviewing of gay marriage, the Human Rights Campaign is using the symbol to support legalization

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Rapper Gucci Mane Can’t Even Get Arrested in Evansville

Some artists are big in Japan; some cannot even get arrested in their hometown. However, if you are “zero-time” Grammy award winner Gucci Mane, it is your inability to get arrested in Evansville that could be an indication that you may need to fill out an employment application at McDonald's upon pulling into the next town.

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