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Rethlake Wins Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of Year
Huntington North High School softball pitcher Erin Rethlake has been named 2013 Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year.
Rethlake, a left-handed junior, led the Lady Vikings to a 26-3 record, regional championship and semi-state appearance this season.
A Giving Community: Coming Together To Help Black Bear Creek Flood Victims
It started as flood victims not knowing where to turn and turning to Facebook and now it's a full-scale donation program to help those displaced due to flooding.
Donation Drop-Off and Item Pick-Up For Displaced Black Bear Creek Residents:
WHEN: Any day 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: 3052 E. State Blvd., The Framework Community Center behind Liberty Tax and Fast Print
WHAT: Just about anything including children's clothing (all sizes), diapers, formula, non-perishable foods and even furniture
Sexual Assault Scares Some Who Use The Rivergreenway Regularly
The recent sexual assault on the New Haven portion of the Rivergreenway is a first for that stretch of the trail. And it has some people worried about walking on the popular trail system while others aren’t taken back by the crime.
It happened Tuesday between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. New Haven Police say a woman was jogging on the Rivergreenway, near the intersection of Landin and Rose Avenue, when a man held her at knife point, dragged her into the woods and sexually assaulted her.
Laughing Men Steal Riley Hospital Donation Bucket
Lebanon police were looking for two men who stole a Riley Hospital for Children donation bucket from a gas station early Thursday morning.
Police said the men were chatting and laughing with the clerk at the Speedway gas station at 1335 S. Lebanon St., before grabbing the bucket while the clerk was distracted. The two men came forward, but only one admitted to taking the bucket.
Ball State Approves 2-Percent Tuition Increase
The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved a two percent increase in undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.
It is the lowest increase at the university in 37 years. The new rates will result in a $90 per semester increase in the coming academic year and $92 per semester increase in 2014 for the majority of students: full-time, on-campus, resident undergraduates.
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