JASPER COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that State Road 114 will be closed to through traffic from I-65 to U.S. 231 beginning Monday, June 8. 

JASPER COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that U.S. 231 will be closed between State Road 110 and State Road 14 beginning Monday, June 8.

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KENTLAND – One of the two individuals who have been charged with homicide for the Nov. 18, 2019 death of Nicole Bowen, whose body was found in a hunting shack in the area of CR 1275 S east of …

It’s Safe Boating week. I knew it was coming so in the weeks leading up to this I looked for a recent event which could serve as a real life anecdote showing how boaters can easily adopt certa…

The following are the first and last lines of “High Flight” by 19-year-old Canadian Air Force pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr., who wrote the 14-line sonnet after a solo run in his Spitfire in late August or early September 1941.

The affluent generally have no need to second-guess themselves on spending. The rest of us do well to question practically every single expenditures in terms of our pocketbooks.

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What is the difference between a fixed-rate mortgage and an adjustable-rate mortgage? Which is a better choice for you? Watch C2 Financial Mortgage Advisor Casey Fleming explain which mortgage type is best under different circumstances.

MoneyTips is happy to help you get free mortgage and refinance quotes from top lenders.

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Surprise! The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may cause many changes in your tax situation. Instead of enjoying a tax refund this year, you may discover that you owe Uncle Sam. Even worse, you do not have the money to pay these surprise taxes. What can you do?

The good news is that you still have options but ignoring the tax bill is NOT one of them. That will only make your situation worse in the long run as you rack up fees and penalties.

Fortunately, the IRS and Treasury Department extended the tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interest of safety and to curb the spread of the coronavirus, all Taxpayer Assistance Centers have been closed temporarily and face-to-face IRS services have been suspended until further notice. See the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief page for the latest updates and stay safe.

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You have just closed on your home purchase and money is going to be tight for a while. Should you buy a home warranty to help you avoid out-of-pocket expenses or will it be a waste of money?

Before you decide if it will be worth it to you, you should understand what a home warranty really is and what it can do for you.

1. What is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty, also known as a home service contract, is a home protection plan that covers the cost of repairs or replacement of your home's critical systems and appliances when they get damaged or break down due to regular wear and tear. Many home warranty plans will typically cover:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Major appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves, washers, and dryers
  • HVAC, central vacuum, and garbage disposal systems
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Congratulations! You have saved for your child's education using a state 529 plan and built up a decent nest egg to send him or her off to school or college with minimal financial worries. Once a choice of school is made, you can apply the 529 funds toward the educational costs — but beware of these mistakes that parents make when first withdrawing from 529 plans.

Assuming the Process is Automatic – People are so used to the automated aspects of financial services that they expect 529 accounts to work in the same way. In the case of a 529 plan, you must request that the funds be withdrawn and direct them accordingly. Check with your 529 plan to verify the options. Typically, you can direct the funds to the school, beneficiary (student), or to the owner (parents). In all cases, you must initiate the withdrawal.

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The first round of stimulus checks was sent out to millions of Americans across the country, with $218.4 billion paid out so far in an effort to ease the financial strain caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Although these payments provide some relief, using the money wisely is crucial in creating more financial stability.

According to a recent survey from the financial services firm IPX 1031, it appears consumers are making smart decisions with their stimulus payments so far. The study found that 29 percent of Americans plan to save this money, while another 20 percent will use it to pay their mortgage. However, the survey also found that 17 percent will pay off debt, 7 percent will pay their utility bills and another 11 percent will use it for "other" expenses. Although these seem like sensible strategies, there is a lot to consider w...

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Michigan voters in November 2018 passed a ballot measure that legalized cannabis for recreational use, making the Great Lakes State the first in the Midwest to do so. The state’s retail cannabis market opened in late 2019 and within the first two weeks yielded $3.1 million in sales. By Jan. 2, 2020, that had reached $6.5 million.

Sorting through all the latest health fads, trends and research-based health information can be as stressful and overwhelming as shopping for a new car. You want to avoid getting swindled into something that isn’t right for you, and you want to ensure that what you’re investing in actually works and provides the biggest bang for your buck.

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Sustaining a twisted ankle, waking up with body aches and a fever or enduring a respiratory infection that makes it difficult to breath may all cause someone to question if they should get checked out by a doctor; and, if so, where should they go?

As dentists and doctors offices begin to open for routine, preventative care appointments, some may be concerned about how safe it is for a visit. If you're one of those people in need of a physical or teeth cleaning, experts have shared some advice on what to do with NPR. Aimee Palumbo, an epidemiologist at Temple University, says people should consider their health status when pondering ...

It figures to be a very different kind of summer this time around. Though the calendar - and weather - indicate that it's time to embrace some outdoorsy fun, many of us will still be spending plenty of time close to home. Fortunately, television programmers are providing lots of new content to keep us occupied, including a fresh take on "Perry Mason," a rousing performance of "Hamilton," a ...

There are a lot of reasons why this successful basketball coach hasn't gotten a better job at a big ACC school. Some are shouted. Some are only whispered. How he builds his program, for one thing. People are open about that. Lots of transfers. Lots of kids from junior colleges. ACC programs recruit blue-chip freshmen. This coach has found success - has been forced to find success - by working ...

PHILADELPHIA - As the Philadelphia area moves toward reopening after weeks of stay-at-home orders to contain the spread of COVID-19, one thing is clear: this summer will look much different than in years passed. Though we will soon be lifting many restrictions, our routines will still be disrupted in all sorts of ways, and there is much we don't know about the future. Will there be a second ...