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4:16 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

State Health Officials Monitoring Travelers From West Africa

State officials are taking precautions against the possible spread of Ebola to Indiana. There's no indication yet any of the people who came to the state from West Africa came into contact with those infected with the disease.
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Indiana State Department of Health officials say they're monitoring six people who have traveled to Indiana from West Africa. Those being monitored are considered low risk for Ebola infection and are cooperating with health officials.

The health department says these measures are in accordance with new travel guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says all travelers to Indiana from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be under what it calls "direct active monitoring" by their local health department for 21 days upon entering the country.

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Transportation
4:10 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Halloween Marks 20th Anniversary Of Roselawn Plane Crash

Crosses sit in a field near Roselawn, IN, where an American Eagle plane went down in icy conditions 20 years ago, killing all 68 people on board.
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This Halloween marks 20 years since the crash of an American Airlines plane near the town of Roselawn. 68 people died in that crash, and many of their relatives gathered in Merrillville Thursday to honor their memories.

The twin-engine turbo-prop was en route to Chicago from Indianapolis in wet, cold weather, and unusually-heavy icing was determined to be the underlying cause.

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Elections & Politics
11:56 am
Fri October 31, 2014

State Treasurer Race Lacks Incumbent

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Of the three statewide offices on Indiana‘s ballot next week, only one has no incumbent running -- in fact, there‘s no incumbent at all.   Governor Pence named only an interim state treasurer after Richard Mourdock resigned in August.

GOP nominee Kelly Mitchell, who ran the TrustINdiana investment pool for local governments under Mourdock, says the office belongs in fiscally conservative hands. She says a cautious investment philosophy shielded Hoosier banks from collapse during the recession.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files

Skin Game is the latest installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.  It follows Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard who's about to have a very, bad day.

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Government
1:52 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton

The mayor contends his city is getting further in economic development processes, even if the area isn't landing many splashy outside investments.
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Crawfordsville, like many cities in West Central Indiana, has a bit of an identity crisis. Do leaders follow the Lt. Governor’s motto of “rural is cool” or do they position themselves as the vanguard of technological expansion?

We ask those questions of Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton on this edition of Ask The Mayor, as well as how he plans to weigh those competing interests.

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