DEMOTTE — Bob Williams of DeMotte is an avid morel mushroom hunter and every spring he begins his hunt for the delicious fungal morsels. He has a special spot, which he will never reveal, where he finds his mushrooms. On Easter Sunday, he went looking for the spring mushrooms and didn’t find…

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The Jasper County Rural Electric Membership Corporation, based in Rensselaer, held a special breakfast on Monday to honor its working and retired linemen. At one time or another, these people all had the dangerous job of installing and maintaining power lines, either underground or between u…

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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 the first, but definitely not last time this season.

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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…

The Kankakee Valley High School Athletic Department has announced the winter sports recipients of All-Conference Selections and the list is a long one. The Kougars compete in the always-tough …

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WHEATFIELD – Kankakee Valley Middle School honored its winter season athletes with two simultaneous assemblies on Thursday, March 23.  Honored were sixth, seventh and eighth grade athletes.

WHEATFIELD – The boys and girls of the Kankakee Valley Middle School Swim Team closed-out their short season with a loss to the always tough Twin Lakes. The young Kougars dropped the meet 125 …

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says the Senate backs permanently extending health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire after April.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and …

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Police say the death of a southwestern Indiana college student whose body was found near a rural sports complex is being investigated as a homicide.

It's a profound example of the success our Region and its leaders can enjoy when Northwest Indiana combines visionary policies with a unified voice in Indianapolis.

With tensions between North Korea and the United States hitting a new fevered pitch in recent days, President Donald Trump said earlier this week that the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose tough new sanctions on that reclusive, cold-blooded communist dictatorship.

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A man armed with a semi-automatic pistol took an unspecified amount of money from Trail Tree gas station on Saturday night, after threatening to shoot if he didn’t get the cash.

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A police pursuit through multiple counties ended with a male suspect shot dead by police near the White County/Pulaski County line between Monon and Francesville Tuesday morning.

CROWN POINT – Indiana Conservation Officers recently completed a boat crash investigation involving Tony Gibson, 37, of Lake Village. On March 31, Gibson was booked into the Lake County Jail o…

Longtime North Newton School Board member Richard Elijah was arrested and has been charged with felony strangulation along with misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and interfering with the …

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Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has moved President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary one step closer to confirmation.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table. A group of eight graduate students has vowed to go on a hunger strike until talks begin.

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SEATTLE (AP) — SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $99 million.

Governor Carney on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 17, which allows HIV-positive Delawareans to donate organs to HIV-positive recipients, and allows organs from HIV-positive donors to be used for clinical research.

Governor Carney on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 17, which allows HIV-positive Delawareans to donate organs to HIV-positive recipients, and allows organs from HIV-positive donors to be used for clinical research.

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Bring on the green! Smoothies are commonly made with fruit, but why not add some other healthful ingredients to get more bang for your buck? Let’s pick apart a smoothie and give some good reasons to let your smoothie go green.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of an ongoing series on infant mortality in Richland County and has been supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.

Bring on the green! Smoothies are commonly made with fruit, but why not add some other healthful ingredients to get more bang for your buck? Let’s pick apart a smoothie and give some good reasons to let your smoothie go green.

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Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says at least 25,000 people have been displaced by fighting in the South Sudan town of Kodok. The top United Nations official in South Sudan also warned of a government offensive on the town.

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…