Massive pileup on Indiana highway kills 3, injures 22

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Workers continued Friday morning picking through the wreckage of a massive pileup on a busy northern Indiana interstate that killed three people and injured more than 20 more.

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Man shot and killed in Purdue University classroom


Boy ‘critical’ after being rescued from Indiana sand hole: hospital

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A six-year-old boy rescued Friday after being buried deep in a sand dune at a national park in Indiana is in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, according to hospital spokesperson Lorna Wong.

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Waitress gets a $446 tip - on a bill of $5.97

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Sometimes it pays to be nice. In the case of CeCe Bruce, a server at a Steak ‘n Shake in Indianapolis, it paid $446 – on a bill of $5.97.

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Deadly flooding swamps Midwestern states

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Heavy river flooding in six Midwestern states that forced evacuations, shut down bridges, swamped homes and caused at least three deaths was at or near crest in some areas Sunday evening.

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Electrician facing foreclosure collects $1M Powerball prize

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A Powerball winner has 180 days to pick up their prize, but a Highland, Ind., man didn’t bother to waste a single day after winning $1 million in Wednesday’s Powerball.

Larry Chandler, 34, was one of the first people through the door at the Indianapolis lottery headquarters Thursday morning after discovering he was one of the big winners in the $587.5 million drawing.

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Two killed, homes destroyed in huge Indianapolis explosion

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"Multiple houses engulfed in flames. Even the police officers that got to the scene before I did were not sure what happened. Kind of a surreal scene, even for police officers," Marion County Sheriff John Layton told the station.

Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, ‘God intended’ it

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Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said in a debate on Tuesday that “even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.”

The remark drew criticism from his Democratic opponent, congressman Joe Donnelly, as well as from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s camp - even as Mourdock defended his words.

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Baby dies, toddler hospitalized after being left in cars in Indiana

A baby girl died and a toddler was in critical condition Saturday after they were left in separate vehicles in the Indianapolis area on a day in which the temperature hit 104 degrees, a record for the date.

Greenfield Police Chief John Jester said a 3-month-old girl was found in a car at 3:35 p.m., the Indianpolis Star reported. The girl was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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