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RENSSELAER — The Christmas gift giveaway event for families of employees laid off from the Rensselaer Genova plastics plant is tentatively set to happen at 6 p.m. Dec. 23.

MILTON, Fla. — For many service members, hanging up the uniform at the end of a shift signifies the end of the work day and the beginning of some much needed downtime.

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JASPER COUNTY — The Keener Township Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched Sunday morning to the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 at the 231-mile marker for a semi fire.

RENSSELAER — The city’s annual Turkey Trot, a 5K walk/run intended to raise funds for a local family battling cancer, will once again start at the Jasper County REMC building at 280 E. Wood Road, at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

RENSSELAER — Sunday’s Town Mall fire that virtually wiped out the entire building and offices of roughly 20 city and county enterprises has left local leaders and business owners without offices.

RENSSELAER — The Town Mall fire has left a lasting scar on the heart of downtown Rensselaer since Sunday, with many business owners without an office and first responders still contending with constant rekindlings.

RENSSELAER — Local firefighters were called in as early as 6:15 a.m. Wednesday morning to deal with a large fire at the ADM grain elevator in Parr, near the Fair Oaks Farms campus.

SASEBO, Japan — Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Stromberg, of Crown Point, said he wanted to get some training to build a skill from which he could base a career, while traveling and getting new experiences.

The Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management has hired Erica Luchik as the new regional specialist for northwest Indiana. She began work on Jan. 7 for the state-wide Indiana Invasives Initiative project. The counties covered include Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, White, Cass, Starke, Mars…

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University School of Medicine scientists and physicians brought in nearly $150 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2018 — a 10 percent increase over the previous year and a new record for the school.

LOS ANGELES — Widespread skepticism in Latino and Asian communities and tepid support among younger Black residents combined with opposition from most whites to doom the effort this year to revive affirmative action in California, according to a new postelection survey. The failure of Proposition 16, which voters rejected by 57% to 43%, marked a significant defeat for the state's Democratic ...

WASHINGTON — Congress still has the potential to move forward in a bipartisan way on health care issues, including possible action to ban surprise medical bills, the top Republican on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee told CQ Roll Call as he approaches retirement. Greg Walden, R-Ore., who has served as both ranking member and chairman for the House committee with the broadest ...