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GREENSBURG, Ind. — Economists say no single community has been dramatically transformed by a southeastern Indiana Honda factory, despite soaring production numbers since the assembly plant opened a decade ago. The factory emerged in 2008 and is now making two of the country's best-selling vehicles, the Civic and the CR-V. The plant can also produce about 250,000 vehicles a year and employs 2,400 people, The Indianapolis Business Journal reported. SENT: 280 words.



DENVER, Ind. — Nose to the ground and deep in concentration, Kimba sniffed her way through multiple rooms filled with dressers, sinks and other furniture items with one specific goal in mind. Find the drugs. It's a scene that Kimba has encountered numerous times in her career as a dual purpose patrol dog with the Cass County Sheriff's Department, but this time was different. It's all part of the 19th annual K-9 Olympics at Vohne Liche Kennels near Denver. By Kim Dunlap. Pharos Tribune. SENT: 1,000 words.


SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. — Decades-old statues that dotted the property of the Mantellate Sisters Servants of Mary Villa Santa Maria Convent in Tinley Park, Illinois, recently found a new home. The Pieta, Sts. Mary and John and Jesus, which may have been at the convent since the 1960s, now are settled onto the grounds of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. The statues' journey from Tinley Park to South Haven began a couple of years ago, said the Rev. Paul Quanz, when he learned the convent would eventually be closing. A nun from Villa Santa Maria asked him if the church was interested in the Pieta, the statue of Mary holding the crucified Jesus. By Joyce Russell. The (Northwest Indiana) Times. SENT: 500 words.


— WOMAN KILLED: Police who were called to a possible house fire in Jasper County instead found a woman's body.

— WORKPLACE SAFETY: Work is getting safer in Indiana, with employment-related injuries hitting an all-time low.

— LAMPPOSTS STOLEN: A northwestern Indiana arts group is raising money to replace a pair of 1920s bronze lampposts that were stolen this summer.



INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck and Jimmy Garoppolo are expected to maker their longest — and likely — last appearances of the preseason when Indianapolis and San Francisco square off Saturday. But the expected return of new 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman and Colts safety Malik Hooker will be just as watched. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, with photos. Game time is 4:30 p.m.


ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Lilly Diabetes has pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly's No. 6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, citing a racially insensitive remark made by the driver's father in the 1980s that surfaced this week. SENT: 400 words.


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