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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) recently announced his co-sponsorship of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (S. 546). This legislation permanently reauthorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)…

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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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Jerry Souders, who was wanted on a warrant for charges including burglary, theft and criminal Recklessness, fled police Thursday at 7:15 a.m., from the 700 block of E Harrison St. Later that d…

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RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer Police Department announced this week that it is joining approximately 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Ge…

NEW YORK - A state judge on Friday blocked an attempt by the National Rifle Association to stifle Oliver North when its ousted president answers tough questions next week from the state attorney general about the gun group's finances. The NRA, at war with North over a rumored coup, was trying to lay down legal cover to keep him from talking about its inner operations. The gun group filed a ...

LOS ANGELES - Every minor league baseball player attends spring training in Arizona or Florida. With rare exceptions, those players are not paid until the regular season begins. Thousands of players who participated in spring training from 2014 to 2019 can join a lawsuit alleging that baseball's owners have not complied with labor laws. Minor league players in California, Arizona and Florida ...

NEW YORK_New York Police Department brass worried over the suicides of nine cops this year have ordered mandatory anti-suicide training for all officers, the New York Daily News has learned. The one-hour online course - labeled "Shield of Resilience training" - is the department's latest effort to find a solution to the crisis. The training is to begin immediately, First Deputy Commissioner ...

Victor Hedman finished last season with one major question: Would he be healthy? The defenseman missed the final road trip of the regular season after taking a hit to the head. When he returned in the playoffs, Hedman didn't look like himself. Now, he has an answer to that question. "If I wasn't 100 percent, I wouldn't be here right now, I'd be in Tampa," he told reporters at the NHL European ...