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3 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

Lawmakers debate pension system withdrawal fix

Indiana lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to begin tying up a loophole in state law that threatens to leave public employers on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in pension debt. The loophole allows local units of government and state run colleges and universities - known as "political subdivisions" - to create their own pension plans.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Purdue University, University of Southern Indiana, Wolcott, IN

7 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star

Mistaken identity: After 11 months and day in court, man is set free

Mistaken identity: After 11 months and day in court, man is set free Judge diismissed case against Carlos Starks in 2011, after three witnesses recanted their testimony. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1s59E5f Carlos Starks spent 11 months in jail before charges were dismissed and he was freed on Sept.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

11 hrs ago | Indianapolis Business News

Area homebuilding permits hit August decline

Permit filings for home construction in central Indiana fell 4 percent in August, the second straight month of declining activity in the homebuilding market.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, Hamilton County, IN, Hendricks County, IN

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Sculpture made of guns spreads message of peace

Forged from destroyed firearms parts, Ryan Freeney's "Peace Dove" sculpture will serve as a memorial for Marion County homicide victims. Sculpture made of guns spreads message of peace Forged from destroyed firearms parts, Ryan Freeney's "Peace Dove" sculpture will serve as a memorial for Marion County homicide victims.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Libraries

The Indianapolis Star

2 Indy area residents killed in Brown County motorcycle crash

Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1tXry6g Teresa Lynn Glisson, 51, of Beech Grove, and an unidentified Indianapolis man were killed instantly after their crash on Ind. 135 South near the entrance of Brown County State Park Horseman's Camp, according to Brown County Coroner Robert Ayers.

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Related Topix: Beech Grove, IN, Indianapolis, IN

The Indianapolis Star

Fire crews put out a blaze at a vacant home at 1833 W. Washington Street on Monday.

Someone intentionally set a Westide home on fire Monday morning, where nearly 2 years ago a mother was blamed for a blaze that killer her son.. Westside blaze stirs memories of boy's death in meth fire Someone intentionally set a Westide home on fire Monday morning, where nearly 2 years ago a mother was blamed for a blaze that killer her son..

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Related Topix: Fire, Indianapolis, IN

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Man fatally shot on the Westside

Man fatally shot on the Westside Police are investigating an early morning fatal shooting on the Westside. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1tRLNSH The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to the 1000 block of North Warman Avenue about 2:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired, according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

South side parents keeping close eye after attempted abduction

It's happened more than once with a car offering children a ride in the 800 block of E. Minnesota Street. One child and his grandmother have a warning for other families in the area.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Family, Kids

The Indianapolis Star

Mayor's top aide resigns, says he's out of politics

Mayor's top aide resigns, says he's out of politics Ryan Vaughn has been a strong, effective advocate for Mayor Greg Ballard's agenda Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1s06S0Z Outgoing City-County Council President Republican Ryan Vaughn smiles during introduction of guests at the beginning of the City-County Council meeting, before Maggie Lewis was named President of the Democratic-controlled council, at the City-County Building Monday January 9, 2012. Joe Vitti / The Star Mayoral chief of staff Ryan Vaughn's announcement Friday that he will resign put a stake into any speculation that he was being groomed to succeed Mayor Greg Ballard in 2015.

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Related Topix: US News

The Indianapolis Star

Marion County sex offender sweep leads to 52 arrests

Many of the arrests made this week by Marion County sheriff's deputies were for sex offenders who failed to register with authorities. Marion County sex offender sweep leads to 52 arrests Many of the arrests made this week by Marion County sheriff's deputies were for sex offenders who failed to register with authorities.

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Related Topix: Beech Grove, IN, Lawrence, IN, Speedway, IN, Indianapolis, IN

The Indianapolis Star

A Central Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles License Branch. / Rich Miller/The Star 2006 file photo

BMV seeks to keep video depositions secret Agency says release of video is unfair to witnesses in lawsuit over unauthorized fees Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1tI8gl8 The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is seeking to prevent the release of video depositions in a lawsuit that accuses the agency of overcharging motorists millions of dollars in fees. The request, filed Wednesday in Marion County Superior Court, comes after The Indianapolis Star and other media outlets released the recorded deposition of former BMV Deputy Director Matthew Foley.

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Related Topix: Central, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

4 men indicted on gun, robbery charges

Four Indianapolis men have been indicted on federal gun and robbery charges, acting U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today. 4 men indicted on gun, robbery charges Four Indianapolis men have been indicted on federal gun and robbery charges, acting U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Indianapolis Business News

Paper companies sue over Indianapolis recycling deal

Two paper companies and a citizen are asking a Marion County judge to halt Covanta's agreement with the city of Indianapolis to build a $45 million recycling facility.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Kendallville, IN

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

IFD: Flooding makes Marion County roads unsafe

IFD: Flooding makes Marion County roads unsafe Marion County motorists have called for emergency help from at least seven flooded locations, the Indianapolis Fire Department said. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1rXiulm Motorists are seen not heeding warnings on Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Weather

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Candidate Tuesday's Begin! Amos Interviews Libertarian...

For the eighth election season, Afternoons with Amos has embarked on providing the most live interviews with candidates in the November 4th General and School Board Elections. Between now and Election Day, Afternoons with Amos will try and conduct as many as 90 live interviews with candidates for Federal, State, state legislative, Marion County, Marion County Township and Indianapolis School Board Elections.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, US News, US Politics, Representative Andre Carson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Susan Brooks

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Investigators check up on sex offenders in a oeOperation: Back to School Sweepa

Up to 100 sex offenders in Marion County had law enforcement knocking on their front doors today. It was part of "Operation: Back to School Sweep."

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Related Topix: Speedway, IN, Beech Grove, IN, Indianapolis, IN

WISH-TV Indianapolis

DPS tackles issue of uncooperative witnesses

Eron Bonner could soon walk out of the Marion County Jail a free man. This comes a little more than a year after police arrested the 18-year-old for gunning down a 16-year-old boy.

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Related Topix: Speedway, IN

Journalgazette.net

Indiana asks Supreme Court to settle same-sex marriage

In this June 25 file photo Bart Peterson, left, and Pete McNamara are married by Marion County Clerk Beth White in Indianapolis after a federal judge struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage. INDIANAPOLIS Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Indianapolis Business News

Indianapolis council OKs public safety tax hike

In a bipartisan vote, the Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night approved a proposal by Mayor Greg Ballard to raise the public-safety income tax by 43 percent, partly to fund additional police recruits.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Tax, Prison

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Daily Reporter

Tax plan gets cool response locally

A tax on commuters who drive into Indianapolis to work could be considered by the state Legislature in 2014, but local lawmakers already oppose the idea. The tax, as suggested by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and the Indy Chamber, would help pay for infrastructure and public safety in the city that swells by roughly 200,000 people daily with the influx of commuters.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Hancock County, IN

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