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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station lifts off from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday shortly before exploding.

October 29, 2014 5:43 pm
Public business sent via private email subject to disclosure law

Public business sent via private email subject to disclosure law

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open records watchdog is advising local government officials that email messages pertaining to official business, even if sent from a personal account, are public records and potentially must be disclosed upon request.

October 29, 2014 12:13 pm Related
Audit finds child protection agency spent $627k on late fees

Audit finds child protection agency spent $627k on late fees

INDIANAPOLIS | The perennially cash-strapped Department of Child Services paid $627,168.82 in late fees to vendors during the 2011-13 budget years, a state audit released Tuesday shows.

October 28, 2014 12:15 pm Related
Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

An all-electric 2014 Nissan Leaf that is powered by a 10 kW solar array on the roof of s house in Frederick, Md. A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes. While the panels and the cars aren’t cheap, advocates say the inv…

October 28, 2014 11:49 am
Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

The 10.1 kW, 40-panel array on this house went online in June 2012. Since then, it has yielded an average 1,100 kWh per month, enough to cover 100 percent of the electric demand of the owner's house, which is Energy Star certified, and powers the family's electric car.

October 28, 2014 11:49 am
Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power

This photo provided by Samuel Avery shows a 2014 Chevy Volt plug in Hart County, Ky. Avery, who is a professional solar installer, built both the garage and panel installation. A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes.

October 28, 2014 11:49 am

Lake Cetral pumps bucks into tech upgrades

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Corp. has pumped more than $2 million into technology upgrades district-wide over the past year.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am
BC-AP News Digest 4:10 am

BC-AP News Digest 4:10 am

The moon passes in front on the sun during the height of Thursday's partial solar eclipse in the skies above Vacaville, California. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth but don't align perfectly straight. Today's eclipse will be the last one for 20…

October 24, 2014 3:12 am

SSC hosts workshop on implementing tablets, smart phones into small businesses

SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop: Implementing Tablets and Smart Phones into Your Small Business. This workshop will be facilitated by Allen Babiarz, BCI client solutions & project manager, from 8:30 to 1 a.…

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the 2011 murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, could win a new trial if the Indiana Supreme Court finds the jury instructions concerning his presumption of innocence were inadequate.

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Indiana BMV releases video on new scooter rules

Indiana BMV releases video on new scooter rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is asking motor scooter drivers to review new rules before they take effect in January.

October 23, 2014 8:10 am Video

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October 18, 2014 12:00 am
New online tool makes region crime data available to all

New online tool makes region crime data available to all

An innovative crime mapping tool used by law enforcement agencies across Northwest Indiana to track and solve everything from car break-ins to homicides now can be accessed by anyone using their home computer or mobile device.

October 16, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.

October 16, 2014 8:03 am

Illinois official warns of Ebola email scam

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general is warning residents of possible email scams related to the Ebola outbreak.

October 10, 2014 9:12 am

Indiana, other states settle cell 'cramming' suit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has announced the settlement of a lawsuit brought against AT&T alleging unfair cellphone charges.

October 09, 2014 6:28 am
Portage lakefront gets $3.2 million contract

Portage lakefront gets $3.2 million contract

PORTAGE | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $3.2 million contract to restore 80 acres on the city of Portage's lakefront.

October 09, 2014 5:45 am

New studies point out dangers of 'talking' to car

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should.

October 07, 2014 7:41 am

Crossing the Line -- Mobile phones

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Mobile phones.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
New online tool makes region crime data available to all

New online tool makes region crime data available to all

An innovative crime mapping tool used by law enforcement agencies across Northwest Indiana to track and solve everything from car break-ins to homicides now can be accessed by anyone using their home computer or mobile device.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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