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  • Shots fired at truck with 'Make America Great Again' flag in Indiana

    06/15/2017 3:40:17 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 17 replies
    Indiana police are seeking information after shots were fired at a truck displaying a "Make America Great Again" flag on Tuesday. Indiana State Police said a Chevrolet Malibu with Louisiana license plates pulled up next to the truck along I-465 in Indianapolis and a male passenger pointed a handgun out the window and fired "several shots" at the blue 2001 Dodge pickup truck. No injuries were reported. The truck was also displaying an American flag along with the "Make America Great Again" flag. Indiana State Police are investigating the shooting and are asking any witnesses with information to call. The...
  • State may take over I-69 Section 5; completion date pushed back for fourth time

    06/11/2017 9:14:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Bloomington Herald-Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Michael Reschke
    The state of Indiana wants to take over the Interstate 69 Section 5 project. Three years after hiring a private developer to build the 21-mile stretch of interstate and then maintain it for 35 years after completion, the state issued a statement Monday saying it’s moving forward to assume control of the project. The proposed takeover was announced along with a revised substantial completion date nearly two years after the original. The new date for Section 5 is Aug. 31, 2018, according to the state finance authority. The statement from the Indiana Finance Authority was sent after media outlets, including...
  • Private Toll Operators Salivate Over Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/11/2017 11:05:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 6, 2017 | Lee Fang
    Investors are hoping to seize upon the $1 trillion infrastructure plan proposed by President Donald Trump to transform the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels into assets they can monetize by adding tolls and other user fees.The Trump infrastructure plan, which the administration plans to roll out this week, is centered on the idea of “asset recycling,” which refers to the process of securing new infrastructure spending by leasing the operations of existing public property to private operators.The privatization-centered scheme has the nation’s largest toll operators salivating. Transurban, Cintra, and TransCore, three major toll operators, have retained federal lobbyists to influence...
  • Indiana State Rep. Apologizes for ‘How Not to Be a Victim’ of Rape Post

    06/10/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 June 2017 2:28pm ET | Chelsea Bailey
    An Indiana state lawmaker issued an apology Saturday for sharing a Facebook post that critics say suggest rape victims are responsible for being attacked. Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican who represents Indiana’s 69th district, said he’d been “publicly excoriated” for sharing his view that women should “empower themselves to mitigate their chances of being violently assaulted.” {snip} “After reading your front page article in the Sunday Star about the tragedy of rape, it would be nice to see a follow up article about the thousands of Hoosier women that are taking steps & learning how not to be...
  • Salesforce Marks Opening With New Work Force Commitment

    05/29/2017 8:05:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | May 19, 2017; Updated: May 22, 2017 | By Andy Ober, Assistant Managing Editor
    INDIANAPOLIS - Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has officially taken the wraps off its regional headquarters in Indiana's tallest building. As part of the grand opening celebration of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said the company will add 500 new local apprentices by 2020. That is in addition to the tech giant's previously-announced commitment for 800 new jobs over the next five years. The tower is the company's largest hub outside of its global headquarters in San Francisco. Salesforce says the move shows the company's commitment to growing in Indianapolis. The company says Salesforce Tower "will...
  • Indiana tech company to create 185 new jobs

    05/24/2017 4:49:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTHR-TV ^ | May 24, 2017 | Abrahm Hurt
    INDIANAPOLIS (Statehouse File) — A cloud-based software company, myCOI, is expanding in Indianapolis and plans to create 185 high wage jobs by 2021. MyCOI tracks and manages certificates of insurance allowing companies to avoid uninsured claims, underinsured claims, costly litigation and failed audits. Founder and CEO Kristen Nunery said the company is excited to grow in Indianapolis. “With everything that’s happening in the tech community here and the support that’s here, it’s really proving to be the right decision for us,” she said at the job announcement Wednesday. “Indianapolis is the fifth fastest growing technology community in the nation which...
  • Infosys will operate new tech hub in Indy’s OneAmerica Tower, create 2,000 jobs (Indiana)

    05/23/2017 2:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WTTV-TV ^ | May 23, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Leaders from global tech firm Infosys joined Mayor Joe Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb on Tuesday to announce that they selected Indianapolis as the home of the company’s first technology and innovation hub in the United States. The company will set up their operations at the OneAmerica Tower located at 200 North Illinois Street. Infosys plans to create up to 2,000 new, high-skilled jobs by the end of 2021. “The 2,000 Hoosiers we will hire and train will help drive U.S. economic growth and innovation in cloud, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning throughout various industries,”...
  • Pregnant 10-year-old’s family speaks out in Marion molestation case

    05/19/2017 5:53:09 PM PDT · by digger48 · 32 replies
    WISH ^ | May 19, 2017 | Megan Sanctorum
    MARION, Ind. (WISH) – The grandmother of a young girl who was molested and impregnated in Marion says the man charged with the crime was someone they trusted. 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash is facing 10 counts of child molestation. “He’s not type of person that you’d think would do something like this,” said the grandmother. She said she met Thrash multiple times. “We invited him into our home. He helped my husband all he could,” said the grandmother. Now Thrash is behind bars, and family says the young girl is 20 weeks pregnant. “Now her whole life has changed. …...
  • Indiana Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Rights Protected by 4th Amendment

    05/14/2017 4:38:54 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 34 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12 May 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    ... The court added, “Assuming without deciding the tip from the taxicab driver was reliable, the threshold question is whether the mere allegation that Pinner possessed a handgun—without more—is sufficient to establish that Pinner ‘[wa]s, or [wa]s about to be, engaged in criminal activity.'” The court then ruled that the mere possession of a handgun was not sufficient to establish that Pinner was “engaged in criminal activity.” ...
  • Aisin USA to add 250 new jobs (Indiana)

    05/08/2017 2:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Seymour Tribune ^ | May 7, 2017 | January Rutherford
    Jackson County’s largest industrial employer is planning to invest more than $31 million in its Seymour facilities and create around 250 new jobs over the next two years. Aisin USA Mfg. is requesting tax abatements from Seymour City Council on projects at both of its Seymour plants in the Eastside Industrial Park in order to produce automotive components for new and existing vehicle models. City council meets at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. According to statement of benefits forms filed with the city last week, the improvement projects are scheduled to begin...
  • Indiana School Faces Backlash Over Trump 'Resistance' Class

    05/06/2017 1:22:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 5, 2017 | Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A private college in Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana is facing backlash after offering a "Trumpism & U.S. Democracy" course that described the president in class materials as a purveyor of "sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism and imperialism." Now officials at Butler University in Indianapolis are doing damage control after conservative news outlets picked up on the description of the fall class, which also indicated students would discuss and "potentially engage" in "strategies for resistance" to President Donald Trump. "As a result of the recent media coverage, the University has been the recipient...
  • Allegion Americas expansion will create over 100 new high paying jobs ($83,000/yr in Indiana)

    05/01/2017 4:02:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTTV-TV ^ | May 1, 2017 | Staff
    CARMEL, Ind. – Allegion Americas announced Monday that it plans to expand its regional headquarters in Carmel, adding 125 new high paying jobs. The company says those jobs will be created by 2020 and the salaries will average $83,000. Allegion produces around-the-doorway security products for residential and commercial markets to provide safety at the places where people live and work. The expansion comes after the purchase of a building on the southeast corner of Pennsylvania Street and College Drive, which is just south of the company’s current offices, where over 500 employees currently work. Allegion is also planning a capital...
  • UTV builder to expand in Whitley, add 67 jobs (Indiana)

    04/28/2017 12:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | April 28, 2017
    American LandMaster, a manufacturer, designer and distributor of off-road utility vehicles, will invest more than $4 million with an expansion that could create nearly 70 jobs in Columbia City within three years. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said in a news release Friday the company will lease and equip a 112,000-square-foot space at 2499 S. County Road 600 East near U.S. 30. The new location will become the company’s headquarters and accommodate the consolidation of American LandMaster’s manufacturing operations in Roseland, Louisiana, and Fort Wayne. Founded in 1959, American LandMaster has built and distributed more than 1 million American-made utility...
  • Marine Shot to Death in McDonald’s Drive-Thru After Honked Horn Leads to Fistfight: Police

    04/26/2017 2:56:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    nbcchicago ^ | April 26, 2017 | Richard Ray
    A man has been charged with fatally shooting a Marine in the drive-thru of a McDonald's in Bedford, Indiana, according to police and NBC affiliate WTHR. Justin Lampkins, 25, was in a truck with his friends in line at the fast food restaurant early Saturday morning about 1:19 a.m., police say. The Marine Corps veteran was involved in a fight after “a horn was sounded” in the line and Evan Schaffer,22, got out of his car and punched Lampkins, WTHR reports. Police say it's unclear who honked the horn.
  • Beijing-based manufacturer to build in Greenfield, create 441 jobs ($52,000/yr in Indiana)

    04/12/2017 5:27:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Reporter ^ | April 12, 2017 | Samm Quinn
    GREENFIELD — A Chinese auto-parts manufacturer plans to build in Hancock County, bringing about 441 new jobs by 2021. BeijingWest Industries Co., which designs and builds brake and suspension systems, announced plans Wednesday to construct its first production facility in the United States in Greenfield’s Progress Park, closing a deal that’s been in the works for more than six months and marks one of the largest developments — in terms of jobs and investment — the city has seen in recent years. The facility, roughly 275,00 square feet, will be among the largestmanufacturing facilities in Greenfield. The company will invest...
  • EPA: US Steel leaks chemical into Lake Michigan tributary

    04/12/2017 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2017 4:05 PM EDT
    A spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana that sent wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary was apparently caused by a pipe failure, the steelmaker said Wednesday. Tuesday’s spill of an unknown amount of wastewater led to the closure of two beach areas at the scenic Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and prompted a local water utility to stop drawing water from the lake out of “an abundance of caution,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. U.S. Steel said a preliminary investigation shows an expansion joint failed Tuesday in a pipe at its Portage,...
  • Drew Peterson reportedly attacked in prison

    04/12/2017 11:19:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 4/12/17 |
    Convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson reportedly was jumped by another inmate at an Indiana prison -- only about a month after the Illinois ex-cop moved to the new facility for security. The inmate, who was not identified, attacked Peterson with a food tray on March 29 in a dining area of the maximum-security federal facility in Terre Haute, a source told The Chicago Tribune. Peterson wasn’t seriously hurt and was separated from the prison's general population afterwards.
  • Wabash Valley officials, truckers oppose tolls on I-70

    04/12/2017 12:12:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune-Star ^ | April 1, 2017 | Dave Taylor
    For some, the possibility of tolls on Interstate 70 across Indiana is going over like a flat tire. But Republican lawmakers who control the legislature say they could help fund new driving lanes and only those who use the road would pay for them. “I think it’s totally unfair,” said Judy Anderson, president of the Vigo County Board of Commissioners. “I don’t think we would be supportive at all.” Pending legislation would let the governor place toll lanes on interstates and bridges, subject to federal approval. Many Vigo County residents commute to jobs in Indianapolis and a large number of...
  • Indiana Toll Road asks drivers to 'Put the Phone Down'

    04/11/2017 11:02:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WNDU 16 ^ | February 27, 2017 | Travis Robinson
    When you're driving, there's a good chance you've seen someone on the phone, and maybe you've even been that person. Fifty-seven percent of American drivers admit to being on their phone while driving. Indiana Toll Road construction for the 80/90 Push project is just about halfway done. They expect to be finished July fourth, but in order to do that, they need workers to stay safe. So they're trying to cut down on those numbers. It really is difficult to put a dent in those numbers because we're all on-the-go. On top of that, you probably haven't met anyone who...
  • Subaru to create up to 600 jobs at Indiana plant

    04/11/2017 12:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | April 11, 2017 | Jiji Press
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Jiji Press) — Major Japanese automaker Subaru Corp. said Monday that it plans to hire up to 600 people at a factory in Indiana. The company will create the jobs in line with its plan to boost the factory’s annual production capacity from 394,000 units at present to 436,000 units in the summer of 2018, officials said. Indiana is the home state of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who once served as governor of the U.S. Midwestern state. As a good corporate citizen, Subaru hopes to contribute to the local economy in terms of employment, according to Subaru...