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State medical personnel and responders are sounding the alarm on a continuing drug trend that could overdose, or potentially kill, Hoosiers and responders with minimal contact.

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Wheatfield – The Lady Kougars’ Tennis Program continued its domination with back-to-back wins last Thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th as they defeated both Lowell and Knox.

Knox – The Kankakee Valley Boys’ Golf Team cruised to victory with four Kougars finishing in the top four spots when they visited their neighbors to the east on Tuesday, April 25. The Kougars …

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Wheatfield – On a breezy Monday night, April 25, the KV boys’ and girls’ track programs took on the visiting Hobart and Griffith at KV in a three-team dual meet that ended with a packed Hobart…

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Wheatfield – The always heated rivalry between the Kankakee Valley Lady Kougars and the Andrean Lady Fifty-Niners softball teams was in full swing on Wednesday, April 12, as they faced off for…

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Wheatfield – The Lowell Red Devils Baseball team had KV’s number this week as they picked up two wins in two nights over the Kougars with both games played on KV’s home field due to conditions…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Quick Draw Midday" game were:

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ These Indiana lotteries were drawn Monday:

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PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — Indiana farmers are complaining that a 100-mile powerline created by a for-profit utility company has interfered with their farms.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Don't even think about using Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as an excuse for not paying taxes.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1988 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband…

A traffic stop resulted in a high-speed pursuit, which extended from Newton County into Lake County early Monday afternoon.

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LAKE VILLAGE — Newton County officers uncovered a bizarre and disturbing scene last Tuesday afternoon while conducting a second raid in as many years on what is believed to be another hidden p…

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VALPARAISO — Prom night turned into a trip to Porter County Jail in handcuffs for four adults and one juvenile Saturday night after an officer with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, serving …

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North Newton School Superintendent Destin Haas was arrested Friday night by Fowler police (Benton County) for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having an open container in the vehicle.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Three new lawsuits Monday allege racial discrimination or sexual harassment at Fox News, deepening the network's legal woes.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons (380 liters) of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March as crews prepared the pipeline for operation.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay nearly $100 million to federal authorities to settle claims that a lack of internal controls and negligence in the bank's Mexican subsidiary may have allowed customers to commit money laundering.

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Ukrainian hacker involved in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make about $30 million in profits has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers have placed a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel filled with radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Bill Marlette was a long way from home, but he was willing to take the risk, as there were really no other options.

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Food. We don’t really give it a lot of thought. We just get used to the cycle of becoming hungry and then shoving something down so we can keep going with our busy schedules. This is very apparent at our places of work as we grab that candy bar for a quick “pick me up” or bury our face in that bag of potato chips when we get stressed because the boss just got after us.

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Food. We don’t really give it a lot of thought. We just get used to the cycle of becoming hungry and then shoving something down so we can keep going with our busy schedules. This is very apparent at our places of work as we grab that candy bar for a quick “pick me up” or bury our face in that bag of potato chips when we get stressed because the boss just got after us.

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Food. We don’t really give it a lot of thought. We just get used to the cycle of becoming hungry and then shoving something down so we can keep going with our busy schedules. This is very apparent at our places of work as we grab that candy bar for a quick “pick me up” or bury our face in that bag of potato chips when we get stressed because the boss just got after us.

Beloved by children and adults, deliciously simple and wonderfully decadent, a strawberry reminds us of the sweetness in life. Of all the springtime goodies, these fantastic fruit are the first to become ripe in the spring. A member of the rose family, they are also the only fruits with seeds on the outside.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Records show that the stepmother of a Kansas boy whose father killed him and fed his remains to the family's pigs talked on a private Facebook group about restraining the child with handcuffs, ace bandages and splints.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report says over 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent due to disasters including floods and wildfires and the rest from conflicts, with Congo and Syria topping the list.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees.

In the evening, when my head feels like it is still spinning from the adventures of the day, sitting outside and enjoying the night helps me to unwind. Even during this cold time of year, bundling up and sitting outside sends waves of relaxation through me when I see the stars and hear the c…

Physical issues curbed my enthusiasm and ability to hunt much this year. I don’t have many brand new hunting stories. However, a good thing about hunting stories is they never grow old as long as you are telling the tales to new people. So here’s one of mine from yesteryear and like all good…

Seasonal snow is an important part of Earth’s climate system. Snow cover helps regulate the temperature of the Earth’s surface, and once that snow melts, the water helps fill rivers and reservoirs in many regions of the world, especially the western United States.  About 98 percent of the Ea…