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July 20, 2013

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Shelter recognized for preserving plant

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — A Bloomington group that helps domestic violence victims has won an award for turning a dilapidated former Coca-Cola bottling plant into a shelter space for women who have been abused but do not have children.

Middle Way House Executive Director Toby Strout tells The Herald-Times she was surprised to receive the Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation during a conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday because she had applied for it two years ago.

The building has solar panels, a rooftop garden and a commercial kitchen. Strout says the garden produced about 120 pounds of produce last growing season.

The building also includes the nonprofit’s headquarters and services for victims of domestic violence.

The plant was built in 1924.

2 found in burning Ind. house were shot

FORT WAYNE (AP) — Officials say two people whose bodies were found inside a burning house in Fort Wayne had been shot to death.

The Journal Gazette reports the Allen County Coroner’s Office announced the results of autopsies on Friday.

Fort Wayne firefighters found the bodies inside the house about seven minutes after they responded to a call about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities identified the victims as 40-year-old Terry Lee Lagrone and 19-year-old Desiree Sheets.

Their deaths have been ruled homicides, bringing the total this year in Allen County to 26.

Pilot injured when small plane crashes

HUNTINGBURG (AP) — A small plane has crashed near a municipal airport in southwestern Indiana, injuring the pilot.

The Herald of Jasper reports the crash happened about 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Huntingburg Conservation Club about a mile east of the municipal airport. WFIE-TV reports the plane is a crop duster and that a medical helicopter was called to the crash scene near the Dubois County city about 40 miles northeast of Evansville.

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  • CR 900 East project stays on schedule Phase 1 of the expansion project on CR 900E (Odon-Cannelburg Road) is due to be completed this week and officials say they expect the bulk of the work to be done on time. "They have a number of small things that need to be finished," said Daviess Cou

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    July 26, 2014

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    July 25, 2014

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