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WASHINGTON, DC — Local Congressman Jim Baird of Indiana’s Fourth District was selected to serve on both the House Agriculture Committee and the Science, Space & Technology Committee, on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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As the clock ticks closer to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Indiana’s U.S. Senate race between Republican Mike Braun and incumbent Democratic Joe Donnelly only seems to get more intense. Former President Barack Obama is notably set to stump for Donnelly this Sunday at the Genesis Conventio…

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During its Monday night meeting, the Rensselaer City Council accepted a $7.5 million bid from Bowen Engineering for its wet weather treatment plant on the recommendation of Commonwealth Engineers. Read the full story in the print edition or by subscribing to the e-edition. 

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Check out the first half of the Rensselaer Republican's year in review in today's paper. Take a look back at big stories and local news from January through June 2015. Read the full story in the print edition or by subscribing to the e-edition. 

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JASPER COUNTY — In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 West for a traffic violation.

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JASPER COUNTY — In the evening hours of June 7, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of State Rd. 10 and Deer Field Lane. …

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Revenge porn.

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

MINNEAPOLIS - Two University of Minnesota wrestlers arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released without charges Tuesday, but they remain suspended from the team, campus officials said. Gophers star wrestler Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were arrested late Saturday and held at the Hennepin County Jail. The county attorney faced a deadline of noon ...

Michael Avenatti's trial date set in Nike extortion case NEW YORK - Attorney Michael Avenatti will face trial Nov. 12 after being charged with trying to shake down Nike, a judge ordered Tuesday. Prosecutors expect the trial will last roughly a week. Avenatti is accused of demanding around $25 million from Nike and threatening to go public with allegations the shoe giant made secret payments to ...

NEW YORK - Paul Manafort still has friends in high places. The nation's second highest-ranking law enforcement official stepped in last week and made sure President Donald Trump's former campaign boss was spared an uncomfortable stay on Rikers Island, according to the Justice Department. The extraordinary intervention from Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen came in response to a letter ...

More than three months after the USWNT filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the U.S. women's national team has more ammo to add in their fight against wage disparity. According to the Wall Street Journal, the last three audited financial reports from the USSF reveal that the powerhouse women's team generated more game revenue than their male counterparts ...