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Video & story: State officials urge caution with fireworks, cigarettes in dry areas of state

Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – With no rain in the immediate forecast, State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson warned Hoosiers on Tuesday about the dangers of lighting fireworks during this 4th of July season and throwing burning cigarettes out of car windows. Drought conditions have caused grasses and forests to become dry at an […]

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Opponents, supporters use social media to express views on Daniels as Purdue president

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers have taken to social networking to express excitement and concern about Purdue University after the Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to make Gov. Mitch Daniels the school’s next president. “I’m very surprised at Purdue’s decision to hire Gov. Daniels, who has had a very negative, […]

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Story & video: Anthropologists look for evidence of Underground Railroad at Central Indiana cabin

Boxley Cabin from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.   By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File SHERIDAN, Ind. – On a broad piece of land in this tiny Hamilton County town rests a sturdy cabin dating back to the late 1800s. Beside the cabin, the handle of a trowel points towards the sun, the sharp end […]

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Daniels honors those who served at Memorial Day event

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers gathered at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on Monument Circle Friday to mark Memorial Day. For the eighth and final time, Gov. Mitch Daniels presided over the 500 Festival Memorial Service. In his speech, Daniels emphasized the importance of remembering those who served in the past and […]

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IU’s earthquake simlutor offers glimpse at major tremor

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Geological Survey is partnering with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to provide a “ground shaking” experience not like any other on this side of the country. A new earthquake simulator nicknamed the “Quake Cottage” has the capabilities of producing a quake-like motion that mimics a tremor […]

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President Obama declares disaster area for Southern Indiana counties

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — President Obama declared a federal disaster Friday for residents and businesses in six southern Indiana counties affected by tornadoes on March 2. The designation makes aid, grants and loans available to residents affected by the storms in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties. According to […]

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Daniels requests federal help for Southern Indiana storm victims

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels requested federal assistance on Thursday for six Southern Indiana counties hit hard Friday by severe storms and tornadoes. Daniels asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties, where 13 people died and hundreds of […]

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Lawmakers say federal help will be needed for storm-ravaged Southern Indiana

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Southern Indiana lawmakers say they are pleased so far with the state’s response to severe storms and tornadoes that tore through the region, killing 13 Hoosiers and destroying dozens of homes and businesses. Sen. Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, toured the damage Sunday at Henryville in Clark County and […]

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Volunteers help Henryville try to rebuild after powerful tornado

By Sarah Seward The Statehouse File HENRYVILLE — The tornado that ripped through northern Clark County on Friday may have destroyed a high school and damaged more than 100 homes and businesses but the community’s spirit is thriving. Volunteers from across the town and the state worked around the clock to sort donations, distribute food […]

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State death toll now 13, investigators find EF-4 damage

Staff report The Statehouse File 13 deaths due to Friday’s storms: Clark County: 1 fatality in Henryville Jefferson county: 4 fatalities in Saluda Township near Chelsea Ripley County: 2 fatalities from the Holton area Scott County: 1 fatality in Lexington Township (southeast Scott County) Washington, 5 fatalities in New Pekin INDIANAPOLIS – A 15-month-old child […]

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