Imagine a spooky Halloween scenario, or a scary movie with a haunted mansion, and chances are it’ll include at least one flying bat. A bat flapping its wings on a dark night has become synonymous with creepy. Overcoming that stereotype is a steep hill to climb for bats.

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CAMDEN — A Carroll County couple is being charged with nine counts of animal cruelty after authorities discovered multiple dogs, cats and chickens living in what they describe as “putrid” and “deplorable” living conditions.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair announces five additional shows that will be part of the 17 total concerts that make up the 2019 Indiana State Fair Free Stage headline entertainment, which returns August 2-18. Each day of the State Fair features a concert that is free with paid fair ad…

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MONTICELLO — Veterans, those currently serving and their family members are invited to take part in Monticello’s 15th Honor Our Veterans Boat Parade and Proud to be an American celebration next month.

Earlier this month, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and the Milan 54 Hoosiers Museum unveiled a limited edition series of bobbleheads commemorating Milan High School’s 1954 Boys Basketball State Championship. Milan High School’s unbelievable story was featured in the 1986 mov…

BROOKSTON — Top Notch Bar had been for sale for about two years, waiting for the right people to buy it and continue a tradition that began in Brookston in 1958.

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DALLAS and INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition, today announced that Steve Down has joined the company's Herff Jones business division as President, effective immediately. He will be based in Herff Jones' home market in Indianapolis and report to Varsity Brands' CEO Adam Blumenfeld.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and funded by a grant from The Vanguard Charitable Philanthropic Impact Fund analyzes effects of the 2008 Great Recession on charitable giving across various donor demographic groups and examines differences pre- and post-recession. The report offers key insights for nonprofits and donors as they face new and evolving factors affecting the philanthropic sector in the United States.

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletico Physical Therapy has opened a new location in Terre Haute on Monday, October 7(th) and is conveniently located just south of Indiana State University off Wabash Avenue. Athletico is looking forward to continuing its quality of care throughout the state of Indiana and within the Terre Haute community.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, is moving forward with plans to send its lunar lander to Earth's rocky neighbor with the help of some major-league aerospace partners. On Tuesday, the company revealed it is assembling a team with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper to build the lander, called Blue Moon. Blue Origin then plans submit a bid to NASA offering the ...

LOS ANGELES - In a move that would boost water deliveries to San Joaquin Valley agriculture and Southern California cities, federal fishery agencies are weakening decade-old endangered species protections for some of the state's most imperiled native fish populations. The rollback - coming a year after President Donald Trump targeted the regulations in a memo - rewards Central Valley ...

WASHINGTON - During a hearing Tuesday on last year's deadly collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian footbridge, the National Transportation Safety Board heard evidence from its staff engineers and investigators showing that the bridge's "catastrophic failure" stemmed from a flawed design with "significant errors." In addition, investigators found that the university, the ...

A Colorado mother who portrayed her young daughter as terminally ill - gaining her perks from the Make-a-Wish Foundation and financial support from the community - has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the 7-year-old's death. Kelly Renee Turner, who also goes by Kelly Gant, was charged with 13 criminal counts, including two charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, theft ...