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Waveland man facing multiple charges

WAVELAND --— A Waveland man was arrested Friday night on multiple charges, including possession of stolen property. Shawn Fairfield, 32, is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine …
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Crash claims life of off-duty Boswell Town Marshal

A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning claimed the life of an off-duty Boswell Town Marshal. According to a press release issued by the Indiana State Police, deputies with the Benton County …
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Time to ditch your old space heater?

If you can’t remember when you purchased your space heater, it might be time to replace it. Just like the flip phones of yesteryear have progressed into today’s modern cell phone, …
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Local schools speak out against expanding vouchers

Montgomery County’s three school districts are speaking out against a bill that would expand the state’s private school voucher program. Indiana House Bill 1005 would open eligibility …
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College Goal Sunday set for March 7

At 2 p.m. (Eastern) March 7, in a virtual event, financial aid experts from all across Indiana will once again help Hoosier families file the most important form for free money for college. This is …
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Falling Off

INDIANAPOLIS — New data show a big drop of just over 9% in the number of Indiana students applying for federal student aid this year, and experts say that could mean a big red flag for college …
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Kindergarten parent meetings scheduled

Parent meetings for 2021 kindergarten students for Rockville Elementary and Turkey Run Elementary will be held March 9. Both programs will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the gym. This meeting …
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Indiana reports 736 more COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials on Sunday confirmed 736 more cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths. The state has logged 661,673 cases since the beginning of the …

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With much respect, Cynthia Erivo takes on Queen of Soul

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy. Days after the British performer belted Aretha Franklin’s during — explaining that it's her guilty pleasure song — …

Official: Merck to help produce rival J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an effort to expand supply more quickly, a Biden administration official …

Israeli attorney general slams Netanyahu's vaccine diplomacy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s attorney general has warned Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot single-handedly share the country's surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin …

EXPLAINER: Japan to try US men accused of helping Ghosn flee

TOKYO (AP) — Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail and escape to Lebanon in December 2019 have been extradited to Japan. Michael Taylor and his son …

Critics: Cuomo apology 'tone-deaf,' ignores power imbalance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When she first arrived in Albany to work as a legislative aide in 2013, New York Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou had lawmakers grab her buttocks, suggest she and her boss were …
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Local gymnasts compete at sectional

Crawfordsville, North Montgomery, and Southmont gymnasts competed at the Noblesville Sectional on Saturday. Southmont’s Brianna Heninger just missed the regional cut on the bars with a …
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS SECTIONAL PREVIEW: Mustangs get third shot at Patriots in sectional

Fountain Central owns a pair of regular season losses to Seeger. The same team they’ll open the postseason against on Tuesday night at home. Seeger defeated Fountain Central 47-44 at the …
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Sectional basketball by the numbers

Teams will enter boys’ basketball sectional play this week at three different locations. Some teams have avoided more quarantine COVID-19 situations than others, and enter sectional play with a …
Obituaries
Nancy Alice Day
Nancy Alice (Demoret) Day, 85, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at home while surrounded by her loving …
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Kathy Sue Foster
Kathy Sue Foster, 53, of Jamestown passed away at 9:40 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at her residence. Kathy was born May 6, 1967, at …
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Rex E. Plank
Rex E. Plank, 76, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2021, at home. Rex was a member of First Baptist Church. …
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Robert Paul Powers
Robert Paul Powers, 89, of Ladoga passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation. He was born July 30, …
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John Richard White
John Richard White, born May 12, 1923, to William L. and Amanda Loose White passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. He …
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National Sports

Indians' Francona says team didn't cover up for Callaway

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization “covered up” for former pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who is under investigation by Major League …

Column: Woods comparisons aside, Morikawa on his own course

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The red shirt for Collin Morikawa to wear on Sunday at the Workday Championship never arrived in time. The comparisons with Tiger Woods keep coming up in other …

The Latest: Penguins star Crosby placed on COVID-19 list

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia after being …

Trevor Simsby gets unusual shot at WGC and holds his own

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The latest World Golf Championship event has gone to nine venues with five title names since it began in 1999. What hasn't changed is a field that pulls in players from all …
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6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images

BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive …

Shaq Attack: O'Neal ready to rumble in tag match for AEW

Nashville music club owners recall night the music died

Lady Gaga's dog walker speaks out after Hollywood shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS — For the past four decades, I’ve covered the Indiana General Assembly as a reporter and monitored it as a columnist and publisher. What occurred on the House floor and out …
When I was young and under the scourge of thinking I knew it all now, I made an argument with my father claiming that the will of the majority ought to prevail, such was the crux of democracy. My …
Profound apologies to my brother. It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote of hating him for basking in 70-something sunshine in Texas while hapless Hoosiers were shoveling through several …
Letters
I am responding to the column you published from the League of Women Voters on Feb. 19 entitled, “For the love of democracy.” Sadly, this column contains several factual errors that …
Simple question. The officials who wanted zoning to take control over residents’ decisions over their property are upset that the state wants to do the same to them? Ray …
As with the beginning of each session of the state legislature, there’s always a multitude of bills introduced on just about any subject or issue. The vast majority never move forward and even …
The remaining environmentally essential wetlands in Indiana are gravely threatened. The Indiana General Assembly is considering a bill, Senate Bill 389, that, “Repeals state regulated wetlands …