AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30pm, IN
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INDIANA HEALTH FUNDING
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Indiana health experts are pushing for more state funding to address problems, including the opioid epidemic, tobacco use and high infant mortality rates. The Journal Gazette reports that doctors, community leaders and public policy experts discussed health-related topics Tuesday at a forum hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana. SENT: 135 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
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AUBURN, Ala. — An Alabama cabinet plant owned by an Indiana company has abruptly closed, laying off 445 people. Masterbrand Cabinets announced the closure of its Auburn plant Tuesday, citing market conditions and a change in consumer tastes. The company, based in Jasper, Indiana, confirmed the closure and said it would assist the affected employees in their search to find new jobs. SENT: 400 words. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.
FORT WAYNE — It was a festival in Michigan that launched Jay Farlow into the hobby of kite flying. Farlow, of Fort Wayne, says he and his wife had planned a long weekend of hiking and other events, but instead stumbled onto the festival and spent two days on the beach watching kite fliers performing air ballet. That was in 2010 and eight years later he is still hooked on kite flying, often traveling to kite festivals and “fun flies.” Farlow is among a number of people who are picking up the hobby of kite flying — most remembering what it was like to fly kites as a kid. By Terri Richardson. The Journal Gazette. SENT: 500 words, photos requested.
— WALMART MILK PLANT: Walmart opened a new milk processing plant in Fort Wayne that employs nearly 200 workers.
— REMAINS FOUND-LAGRANGE: Indiana State Police say skeletal human remains recovered in April from a field in northeastern Indiana have been identified as those of a woman missing since 2012.
— APARTMENT FIRE-DEATH: Police say the death of a 41-year-old man that was discovered following a fire at an abandoned apartment in southwestern Indiana is being investigated as a homicide.
— BOATER DEATH: Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a man from a pond in southern Indiana after the boat he was riding in overturned.
— POLICE SHOOTING-GARRETT: A man who authorities say shot and wounded a northeastern Indiana sheriff’s deputy in an exchange of gunfire during an April traffic stop is out of the hospital and jailed.
— INDIANA-OFFICER SHOT: A man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a central Indiana sheriff’s deputy wants his trial moved.
— EVANSVILLE ZOO-ANTEATER: Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo has added a male giant anteater.
FBC_NCAA TRANSFER RULES
College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday. It takes effect Oct. 15. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 640 words, photo.
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