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  • Informant: House explosion suspect wanted witness killed
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A man accused of causing a 2012 house explosion that killed an Indianapolis couple and heavily damaged a neighborhood tried to hire someone to kill a trial witness while in jail, an informant testified Thursday....
  • Indiana cancels contract with NY public relations agency
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's economic development agency announced Thursday it had ended its contract with a New York public relations firm it hired to assess the damage to the state's reputation after a religious objections law sparked boycott calls....
  • Indiana law spurs 'fireworks tourism' from Illinoisans
    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana's more lenient fireworks regulations can mean a Fourth of July boon in business for Lake County, which borders Illinois, according to experts....
  • Sex offenders cite religious objections law in suit
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Two registered sex offenders say in a lawsuit that they should be allowed to attend church services even when they are held on the same property as schools under Indiana's new religious objections law....
  • Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs....
Strange news
City employees recognized; one has been with City of Brazil 50 years

Max Sanders was honored by the City of Brazil for his 50 years of service on Thursday. Other city workers were also honored. Here are photos from the event.

U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon talks about Obamacare, why he is optimistic about cooperation in Congress

On June 29 U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon (Indiana's 8th District) was interviewed by The Brazil Times' Frank Phillips.


Trixy Jean (Swearingen) Brill
In loving memory of Trixy Jean (Swearingen) Brill, 59, of Heritage Lake in Coatesville, Indiana. Trixy passed away on...

Marilyn Kay (Rollins) Wence
Marilyn Kay (Rollins) Wence, 66, of Brazil, passed away on June 30, 2015 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital surrounded by her...

Florence F. Bush
Florence F. Bush, 100, of Brazil, passed away at Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, June 30, 2015. Florence was born...

Joseph E. Burdick
Joseph E. Burdick, 90, Brazil, passed away Monday June 29, 2015 at his home. He was born in Rockport, Indiana on...

Charles Ray Kallansa
Charles Ray Kallansa, 71, of Brazil, IN, formerly of Marshall, IL passed away 9:00 AM Friday, June 26, 2015 in Putman...

Cecil "Livonia" Abner
Cecil "Livonia" Abner, 94, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 of natural causes at the home of her Granddaughter. Until...

William "Billy" Lee Mercer Whitaker
William "Billy" Lee Mercer Whitaker, 56, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, June 27, 2015 at his residence following...

John "Jack" Maxwell Ruddock
John "Jack" Maxwell Ruddock, 86, Brazil, passed away Saturday June 27, 2015 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was...

Couple to marry on Saturday
Mark and June Duling of Spencer are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Audra Faye Duling, to...

Couple weds at Forest Park
Nova Amber-Lyn White would like to announce the marriage of her parents, Nicole Louise Teiken and David Ronald White...

Couple to wed Saturday
Robert and Melanie Keller and Doug and Helen Souder are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their children,...

Alaina Faith Bedwell
Alaina Faith Bedwell arrived at 6:37 a.m. March 30 at St. Vincent Women's Hospital in Indianapolis. She weighed 3...

Couple celebrating 65th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Stearley will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house reception at Union...
Regional News
INFU disappointed with APHIS decision to allow importation of beef from areas with foot and mouth disease (06/30/15)
VERSAILLES -- Indiana Farmers Union (INFU) President Jim Benham said this week that he was extremely disappointed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) decision to allow importation of fresh and chilled beef from some regions of Brazil and Argentina, a move that has potentially devastating consequences for American family farmers and ranchers...
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield exchange network expands across Indiana with addition of St.Vincent facilities and physicians (06/26/15)
INDIANAPOLIS--Twenty hospitals across Indiana that are operated by St. Vincent have joined Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's provider network for consumers who purchase individual health plans at healthcare.gov, the online health insurance marketplace. St.Vincent is a member of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system...
Hoosier students make mark at Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest (06/25/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) was proud to send 58 Hoosier students to compete in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, which took place last week at University of Maryland. Indiana was well represented, with several students placing well and earning special awards for their presentations...
Elks installs new president (06/19/15)
Brazil's Tony Vester on state executive board On June 6, the Indiana Elks Association installed Edgar B. Dyer as State President. Dyer is a member of Elks Lodge 993 in Decatur. He and his wife Kate, will represent 16,225 Elks members in 60 Lodges in the state of Indiana...
Cloverdale hostage situation ends peacefully (06/19/15)
CLOVERDALE--At about 2 p.m. Thursday, a Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy and a Cloverdale Police Officer accompanied the Putnam County Department of Child Services (DCS) to a business with an apartment on Market Street just west of U.S. 231. According to a news release, the scope of the visit was for DCS workers and law enforcement to execute a Putnam County Circuit Court Order for DCS to take custody of the two-week old infant female. ...
New Purdue degree lets students advance based on knowledge and skills, not just time and credits (06/19/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- At its June 2015 meeting, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the state's first fully-developed competency-based degree program at a public college. The Bachelor of Science in Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology at Purdue University West Lafayette requires students to demonstrate expertise in key areas to progress through the program and earn a degree. This is in contrast to the traditional model in higher education based solely on credit-hour completion...
Ford urges governor to stand firm, opposing EPA Clean Power Plan (06/19/15)
State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) is calling on Gov. Mike Pence to continue opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan. "The EPA's proposed regulations are a prime example of federal government overreach, of which I am a strong opponent," Ford said. "If these regulations are implemented, they will be detrimental to Indiana's economy and catastrophic to our energy reliability."...
Pence to announce re-election campaign (06/18/15)
Republican Gov. Mike Pence has stated he will announce his plans to run for re-election at the GOP Spring Dinner. Pence stated his intent in a fundraising e-mail to supporters.
St. Vincent named one of nation's top health systems (06/11/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- St. Vincent was recently named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, a provider of data-driven analytics and solutions aimed at improving the cost and quality of healthcare. St. Vincent is a member of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and not-for-profit health system...
Area 7 wants your story (06/10/15)
This year marks an important milestone in the history of how our country supports its older citizens. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), we are reminded of the vast opportunities for growth, enrichment, and connection that exist in communities across the nation...
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