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INDOT says it's 'full speed ahead' for winter

GARY | As temperatures begin to drop in the region, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced it's "full speed ahead for winter."

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INDOT says it's 'full speed ahead' for winter

INDOT says it's 'full speed ahead' for winter

Hammond workers are shown loading up snowmelt and salt in February when the region was experiencing major snow and ice problems. Indiana Department of Transportation officials say they are making additional preparations for this winter based on the 2013-14 experience.

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Social issues take backseat in governor's race

CHICAGO | Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the backburner for much of the Illinois governor's race, with candidates more focused on the state's dire fiscal problems. Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, who is challenging Democratic Gov…

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Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

DUNMORE, Pa. | A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said.

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Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Frein, who has eluded police, but is charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another in a late night ambush. Authorities said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, that they have capture…

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

ADDS RESTRICTION THAT AP MEMBERS MAY NOT USE THE PHOTO IN THEIR ONLINE EDITIONS - Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, and boyfriend Ted Wilbur take questions from the media outside her home in Fort Kent, Maine on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Hickox, the first person …

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isola…

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near their home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation…

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

A worker from the Centers for Disease Control leaves the home of nurse Kaci Hickox after a brief visit, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. …

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Nurse Kaci Hickox leaves her home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The couple went on an hour-long ride followed by a Maine State Trooper. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the r…

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

ADDS RESTRICTION THAT AP MEMBERS MAY NOT USE THE PHOTO IN THEIR ONLINE EDITIONS - Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, left, and boyfriend Ted Wilbur take questions from the media outside her home in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Hickox, the first …

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, take delivery of a pizza at their home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Poli…

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Nurse Kaci Hickox is staying in this home on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said Wednesday she plans to stop quarantining herself in rural Maine, signaling a potential showdown with state police monitoring her hom…

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

FORT KENT, Maine | Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

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Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, take delivery of a pizza at their home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Poli…

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Make believe crimes call for real life response

Make believe crimes call for real life response

East Chicago Police Citizens Academy student Pete Smith takes aim while trying the shooting simulator at the East Chicago Police Department.

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Alicia Silverstone, Jamie DeRosa, Kate Jacoby, Rich Landau

Alicia Silverstone, Jamie DeRosa, Kate Jacoby, Rich Landau

Actress Alicia Silverstone, right, speaks to the crowd as she hosts Miami’s vegan Seed Food and Wine Festival at the Tongue & Cheek restaurant in Miami Beach, Fla., with chefs Kate Jacoby, center, Rich Landau, left standing, and Jamie DeRosa, second from left. Silverstone, the author of …

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TIF districts heading for the sunset?

CROWN POINT | The state is beginning to limit a tax strategy Northwest Indiana municipal officials love as a lure to catch new businesses.

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Travel Tennessee Discovery Park

Travel Tennessee Discovery Park

An old log cabin settlement is one of the outdoor exhibits at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn. The museum, which opened last November in rural West Tennessee, has attracted more than 270,000 visitors in its first year.

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Puerto Rico government looks to raise tax on oil

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico government officials are looking to a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns.

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Downtown Hobart close to national historic designation

HOBART | The Hobart Commercial Historic District is one step closer to being recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Illinois man gets 121 months in prison for E.C. kidnapping

HAMMOND | A man who pleaded guilty in an East Chicago kidnapping case was sentenced to 121 months in a federal prison Thursday.

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Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

WICHITA, Kan. | A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles aroun…

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Mother from Florida identified as Fowler unearthed corpse

FOWLER, Ind. | The Fowler Police Department on Thursday announced that the deceased woman found buried in the backyard of a home there has been identified as Nena Metoyer, 68, of Dunedin, Fla., who had been reported missing.

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Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

Online stores fight Amazon for piece of retail pie

In this Oct. 18, 2010 photo, an Amazon.com package sits in a UPS truck in Palo Alto, Calif. As of 2014, the company is the biggest online retailer in the U.S., commanding about 20 percent of all e-commerce. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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