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6:17 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Former Purdue Coach Dunn Honored By Indy Council

Dunn is still Purdue winningest women's basketball coach of all time.
Credit Courtesy Lin Dunn / https://twitter.com/Coach_Dunn/media

As she was being honored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Council Monday evening for a history of coaching and success leading the WNBA's Fever, former  Purdue women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn couldn't help but mention the makeup of the body honoring her.

"I love seeing all these women in leadership roles," Dun said. "Keep it up. Next time I come back, I want it to be 50/50."

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Criminal Justice
6:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Judges Group: More Cash Needed For Those Who Defend Kids

Juveniles are afforded a lawyer when they're in court, too, but one group says the state needs to budget more for that allowance.
Credit Joe Gratz / https://www.flickr.com/photos/joegratz/117048243

The Indiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges says the state needs to put more money into providing public defenders for juveniles. 

Indiana Criminal Rule 25 mandates that juveniles in the court system must be provided a lawyer – often a public defender – in certain circumstances. 

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Elections & Politics
5:48 am
Tue September 23, 2014

State Rep. Turner, Set To Resign, Asked Off The Ballot By His Challenger

Rep. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) actually can't be removed from the ballot, despite his challenger's protestations.
Credit Courtesy Eric Turner / http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/homepages/r32/2085.html

A Democratic candidate for the Indiana House of Representatives has asked incumbent Republican Eric Turner (R-Cicero) to withdraw from November’s ballot after Turner announced he would leave the legislature after this session.  

Turner announced Friday he would be leaving the legislature to join a Georgia-based Christian organization. 

Turner is up for re-election in November and says he will resign his seat if he is re-elected.  Democratic candidate Bob Ashley says he's asked Turner to withdraw from ballot, but says Turner has refused.

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Government
12:55 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Indiana About To Move Gun Permitting Online

The state expects to save $124,000 annually because of the move.
Credit Brent Danley / https://www.flickr.com/photos/brentdanley/438354853

Starting next month, applications for gun permits go online.

Lieutenant Mike Rogers says the new online application will speed the processing of the more than 100,000 applications State Police receive each year.

And he says it‘ll save the state $124,000 dollars a year by eliminating most of the need for costly hearings to resolve discrepancies in criminal history or other elements of the application.

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Transportation
12:33 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Toll Road Operator Files For Bankruptcy, But Might Keep Its Lease

The road was leased for almost $4 billion in 2006. The company that paid that price now says it's broke.
Credit Jimmy Emerson / https://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/15003594752

The private company which operates the Indiana Toll Road is filing for bankruptcy today.

ITR Concession Company is the operating arm of a Spanish-Australian consortium which paid nearly $4 billion dollars for a 75-year lease on the Toll Road in 2006.

The lease says Indiana gets the road back if ITR is unable to fulfill its responsibility, but the company says the Chapter 11 filing won‘t affect road operations.

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