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Person sought for allegedly taking flowers from Forest Park

The YMCA's Nicole Fry tells us what the Brazil Fire Department was doing at the Y on Thursday.

Susan Marie Lamb
Susan Marie Lamb, 64 of Brazil, passed away August 27, 2015 at her home with her family at her side. She was born...

Don Stiffler
Don Stiffler, 83, Brazil, passed away Thursday August 27, 2015 at the Cloverleaf Healthcare center in Knightsville with...

Diane Lynn Hooker
Diane Lynn Hooker, 55, of rural Parke County, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, August 25, 2015 following...

Ralph I. "Skip" Girton
Ralph I. "Skip" Girton, 76 of Knightsville, IN, passed away August 22, 2015 at 2:46pm at Cloverleaf Healthcare...

Daniel V. Kingery
Daniel V. Kingery, 75, Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He...

James "Jim" Pierce
James "Jim" Pierce, 83, of Kiel and formerly of Brazil Indiana died peacefully on Saturday August 22, 2015 at Sharon...

Betty Lou Gardner
Betty Lou Gardner, 82, Harmony, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She...

Joe Dennie Mills
Joe Dennie Mills, 82, of Brazil, passed away on August 20, 2015 at his residence with his family by his side. Joe was...

Clare, Bledsoe plan autumn wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Simons of Sherman, Connecticut, and Ms. Glenna Simons (ne Hauser) of Brazil, announce the...

BIRTH - Caleb Zachary Little
One-year-old Samuel Little welcomed home his brother, Caleb Zachary Little, who was born at 12:43 p.m. on April 7,...
Regional News
Purdue shows off first legal hemp fields in decades (08/27/15)
ROMNEY -- The high fence surrounding a Purdue University research farm here was installed to keep out pesky deer, but this summer it served a second purpose: Keeping federal drug agents at bay. The research farm, 10 miles south of Purdue's West Lafayette campus, is home to the first legally grown industrial hemp crop in Indiana in decades...
ACLU of Indiana Challenges Ordinance Allowing Warrantless Searches of Private Property (08/19/15)
By Kelly Jones Sharp, ACLU Director of Communications & Education Indianapolis -- A man whose residential property was searched without his permission and without a warrant, who lives under threat of a repeated non-consensual search of his property, is challenging the section of a town ordinance that permits the search, claiming it violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures...
Carmel officials hold off on proposed LGBT protections (08/18/15)
(AP) -- City officials in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel are waiting to take action on a proposal to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Acting City Council president Kevin Rider said during a Monday night meeting that the proposal won't be fast-tracked. Debate on the ordinance is set to continue at a committee meeting Thursday...
Indianapolis mayor seeks money for police body cameras (08/18/15)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis' mayor has proposed spending $200,000 to start equipping police officers with body cameras to record their interactions with suspects. Mayor Greg Ballard presented his $1 billion 2016 budget request Monday night to the City-County Council that includes funding for the cameras. It comes about a week after officers fatally shot a 15-year-old carjacking suspect in a confrontation authorities said wasn't captured by any department cameras...
Indiana Dunes State Park turns 90 years old (08/18/15)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Supporters of Indiana Dunes State Park will be celebrating the park's 90th anniversary this coming weekend. On Saturday, the group Friends of Indiana Dunes will display historic photos, lead a "history hike" and celebrate the park's anniversary with a cake...
Indiana's 1st West Nile human case reported (08/18/15)
(AP) -- Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to take precautions after the state's first human case this year of West Nile virus was reported in northeastern Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health said Tuesday the case was reported in Huntington County, southwest of Fort Wayne. It provided no other details about the patient...
UDWI REMC, Hoosier Energy tap into the power of the sun (08/18/15)
Utilities District of Western Indiana (UDWI) REMC and Hoosier Energy are expanding their existing energy portfolio by adding more renewables like wind and solar to complement existing resources such as coal and gas plants. In the last few years, as the cost of solar power has decreased, members have begun looking to their electric cooperatives for information about solar energy, its cost effectiveness, and its potential in our region. ...
SAR recognizes heroic efforts (08/13/15)
On Aug. 8, at the Sons of the American Revolution Bi-Chapter meeting was held in Tripplet Hall at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. Above are members of the John Martin Chapter who attended along with Senior Trooper Joseph Ryan Winters. Winters was named Indiana Trooper of the Year and recently named by the American Association of State Troopers the 2015 National Trooper of the Year for saving a family of three from a burning house. ...
Sen. Coats responds to President's rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants (08/04/15)
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today commented on the Obama Administration's finalized rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants and require existing plants to cut carbon dioxide output 32 percent by 2030: "President Obama's actions circumvent Congress and will completely restructure Indiana's electricity sector by executive fiat. ...
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry receives $75,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation-State Giving Program to aid in hunger relief (08/04/15)
The Walmart Foundation has awarded a grant for $75,000, through its State Giving Program, to the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry 2015 "Meat" the Need donation program. This grant will be used to pay processing fees for donated meat throughout Indiana, which will then be distributed to Indiana hunger relief agencies statewide...
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