U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staffers have been told that the top issue in rewriting federal water regulations is to simplify rules initiated under the Obama administration, according to the current EPA administrator.

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NEW ALBANY — New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan won a third term last week by 1,224 votes over his nearest opponent. But one candidate for the same office, independent Dan Coffey, said he believes some of the votes Gahan received were intended for him or Republican challenger Mark Seabrook.

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West Vigo Elementary School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after several students reported a cough and eye irritation. The cause is still unknown, but Vigo County School Corp. spokesman Bill Riley said Vectren Energy, West Terre Haute Fire Department and schools' facilities staff are trying to identify the issue.

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The 14th annual Athena Community Shining Star and Community Rising Star Awards Gala left Annette Craycraft breathless for all the right reasons.

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The town of Pendleton may make history next month by becoming the first municipality in the state to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit the production, distribution and possession if the Indiana Legislature decides to follow other states into the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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INDIANAPOLIS – After six-and-a-half hours of deliberation on Thursday, a jury unanimously found three of the four Kokomo men police say were involved in one of the biggest drug rings in Howard County history guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances.

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Email marketing is among the oldest marketing strategies that generates sales when applied appropriately. It would be a mistake to overlook the opportunities that email marketing presents during the Black Friday weekend.

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The public is invited to cut certain downed trees at Turkey Run and Shades state parks for firewood. Permit sales will continue through March 15. The cost of one pickup-truck load is $10.

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Obituaries

Mary E. Krekeler, age 94 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born January 16, 1925, in Sandusky, Indiana, she is the daughter of Frances (nee Wenning) and Henry Haunert. She married Stanley Krekeler July 24, 1946, at St. Maurice Church in St. Mauric…

Velma E. Dieckmann, age 90 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born August 13, 1929, in Cedar Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Alma (nee Pulskamp) and Alfred Deffner. She married Harold Dieckmann September 8, 1956, at Guardian Angel Church in …