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Holcomb says he leads by listening

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items, but he didn’t expect it to take him nearly two hours to return home, or to have such a great impact on the way he leads the Hoosier state. “Once you’re sworn in, there are […]

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INDOT employees reunite moose and boy

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Somewhere near the Indiana-Ohio border on State Road 8 Moosy, the beloved stuffed animal of 5-year-old Jayden Banks, took flight. While riding with his father, Nicholas Banks, on his way home from his grandmother’s house after an overnight stay with his sister, Jayden had his car window down. Moosy […]

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Indiana fire marshal shuts down amusement ride after Ohio tragedy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. One person was killed and several others were injured at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Before the fire […]

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Millions of dollars in unclaimed property waits to be reunited with Hoosiers

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has more than $460 million in unclaimed property and state officials say they could have money or items that belong to you. The Office of the Attorney General held the first “Indiana Unclaimed Day on Monument Circle” on Thursday and reunited Hoosiers with nearly $27,000. The unclaimed property […]

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Program lets teens tell the stories of Indiana youth throughout time

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Surrounded by shelves and vials containing different medicines, Samuel Heldt demonstrates the 19th century pharmaceutical technology of a pill cutter and grinder. Heldt, who will be a senior at Carmel High School in the fall, is one of two students in the Youth Actor Program at the Indiana Historical […]

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Pence to speak at Ten Point Coalition’s annual luncheon

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence will head home to the Hoosier state next month as a guest at the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition’s annual luncheon and reception. The faith-based coalition, known for its work in combatting gun violence in Indianapolis, announced Pence’s appearance Monday on its website. The luncheon is […]

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Exhibit explores how childhood toys teach science throughout years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “See butterflies turn monsters, fingertips become maps and a waterdrop reveal a universe,” read a 1971 ad for Sears microscope sets displayed in a new Indiana State Museum exhibit. Science at Play allows visitors to explore the history of science kits and toys through a collection from the Chemical […]

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‘The Harley Shop’ takes a spin in the Indiana Historical Society

  By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For one Indianapolis family, Harley-Davidson is more than the name of a famed motorcycle brand. “We’ve made thousands of friends,” Bob Schulteti said. “Motorcycling, of course, is a thing much better understood now than it ever was. We’ve always known it from the beginning.” Schulteti, 84, is the […]

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Encountering part of Africa in southern Indiana

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  PAOLI, Ind. — Among the farms and hills of rural Orange County, visitors can get up close and personal with some of Africa’s giants. “I’ve had an interest in them for a long time,” Jerry Fuhs said as he stood near one of the elephants he works with. “I just went […]

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Hoosier serviceman killed in military plane crash

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are mourning the death of Ryan Lohrey, an Indiana native Navy corpsman. Lohrey was one of 16 servicemen killed in a plane crash Monday. The tanker plane carrying the servicemen crashed in rural Mississippi. “Words cannot express the depth of sorrow I feel for his wife and two young […]

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