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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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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Evansville Regional Airport is planning a nearly $12.4 million redesign of its airport terminal which will include a single security line, an updated food service area and more amenities for families and children.

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BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a phosphoric acid spill in central Indiana prompted road closures and the evacuation of the immediate area nearby.

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AURORA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured when a semi-truck crashed into an Indiana Department of Transportation mowing crew along a highway in southeastern Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Quick Draw Evening" game were:

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Indiana Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local):

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Limited

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The 2017 Ioniq Hybrid is Hyundai's fuel-efficient challenger to the Toyota Prius, America's best-selling gasoline-electric hybrid.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit by former anchor Andrea Tantaros, saying her claims that "sock puppet" Twitter accounts were set up to harass her were false.

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DETROIT (AP) — A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market.

Poor wheat.

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Poor wheat.

OMAHA - Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Omaha on Tuesday as the ribbon was cut on the new Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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OMAHA - Former Vice President Joe Biden was in Omaha on Tuesday as the ribbon was cut on the new Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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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The images of people helping one another in the wake of the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England has prompted one writer to pay tribute to public television's "Mister Rogers" for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the iconic children's show.

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Protected by a light but visible presence of armed police officers, fans of Manchester United and Ajax were arriving for the Europa League final and facing two rings of security to get into the Friends Arena in Stockholm on Wednesday.

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…