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— GASOLINE PRICES, from INDIANAPOLIS — Gasoline prices are at nearly $4 a gallon in many metropolitan areas in Indiana, with a high of $4.07 a gallon in Gary. Moved.

— SOUTH BEND SUPERINTENDENT, from SOUTH BEND — The top administrator of South Bend schools has an Indiana superintendent's license after being on the job for two years without one. Moved.

BLOOD CENTER CUTS, from INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Blood Center is streamlining its blood mobile operations, closing a donor center and taking other cost-cutting measures in response to shrinking revenue from hospitals. Moved.

Top Stories


INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge has given a Catholic diocese in northern Indiana permission to keep some records under seal as lawyers prepare for a possible trial over a former teacher's claim that she was fired because she had in vitro fertilization. Emily Herx's lawsuit against the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend addresses the constitutional balance between reproductive rights and religious rights and could determine which one trumps the other. By Charles Wilson. Moved.


BLOOMINGTON — The second year of a 25 percent tuition discount for summer semester classes at Indiana University still hasn't boosted enrollment at its main campus. The Bloomington campus has about 8,000 students enrolled for summer, about the same as 2012 when summer enrollment rose by about 1 percent in the discount's first year. Moved.


SOUTH BEND — A South Bend charter school leader is describing a 6-year-old girl stabbed to death by her father as sweet, quiet and hard-working. Veritas Academy education director Germaine Smith says Shirley Mundia had finished kindergarten last Thursday. Authorities say Shirley was fatally stabbed by her father early Sunday before Edward Mwaura was shot and killed by police. Developing. Should move by 7 p.m.


FORT WAYNE — Dozens of people have been forced to move from a Fort Wayne apartment complex after flash flooding over the weekend swamped ground-floor units. Many residents of the Black Bear Creek Apartments on the city's east side worked Sunday to remove what belongings they could from their homes after water receded from more than 5 inches of rain late Friday and early Saturday. Moved.


BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington Police Department says it has received more than 3,000 tips in the two years since an Indiana University student from New York went missing. Lauren Spierer vanished June 3, 2011, after a night of partying with friends and no sign of her has ever been found. Moved.


WESTFIELD — Two 100-foot towers are being proposed for a U.S. 31 interchange being built in a northern Indianapolis suburb. Westfield officials say the towers estimated to cost up to $1 million each would create an iconic image for the Hamilton County city. Moved.


LAFAYETTE — Officials are starting to look for ideas on redeveloping a flood-prone city golf course along the Wabash River that Lafayette officials have closed. The Wabash River Enhancement Corp. is asking companies and architects to submit their qualifications and the group might then seek formal proposals on new uses for the Lafayette Municipal Golf Course site. Moved.



WEST LAFAYETTE — Since the revelation of the actual Fort Ouiatenon site in the late 1960s, archaeologists have focused mostly on the fort itself, excavating the mound upon which it sat and combing for artifacts, such as kettles, gun flints and domestic items. Michael Strezewski, an archaeologist from University of Southern Indiana, is looking outside the box. By Emily Campion. Journal & Courier. AP Photos pursuing. Moved.


EVANSVILLE — An old hemp rope, coiled inside a nondescript white box, has mostly sat undisturbed inside a closet on the city's east side for the past two years. The rope is now just an occupant of a cardboard home, but 85 years ago — during a time when Illinois was stricken with fierce gang activity in prohibition-era America — the rope was tightly wrapped around the neck of famed gangster and bootlegger Charlie Birger. By Zach Evans. Evansville Courier & Press. AP Photos pursuing. Moved.


GREENWOOD — Cayman Jarvis goes on foot with his parents and his grandfather, offering food and encouraging words to homeless people in downtown Indianapolis. He packs personal-hygiene items to donate to the Salvation Army. He helps his mom and dad keep an eye on two mentally disabled folks they've "adopted" near their Bargersville home. But the 17-year-old is most proud of his efforts to raise nearly $100,000 to buy toys for sick kids at Riley Hospital for Children by organizing 3-on-3 basketball tournaments every year since he was 10. By Betsy Reason. The Indianapolis Star. AP Photos pursuing. Moved.


BLOOMINGTON — A bunch of greats assembled in Bloomington Sunday. There was a great-great-great-grandmother and her great-great-great-grandson. There was the baby's great-great-grandmother and his great-grandmother, not to mention his other forebears in between. By Rick Seltzer. The Herald-Times. AP Photos pursuing. Moved.


— INDIANA TORNADOES-OKLAHOMA — Indiana volunteers hoping to help Oklahoma tornado victims battled dangerous weather and a series of setbacks but were finally able to deliver supplies to hard-hit residents. Moved.

— RESTAURANT-HEPATITIS — Health officials have obtained more hepatitis A vaccinations after running out during a weekend clinic held because a Fort Wayne restaurant worker became ill with the disease. Moved.

— PARTY FUNDRAISERS — Indiana's major political parties are touting a pair of national party favorites for their major fundraising dinners this summer. Moved.

— GREENSBURG-FATAL FIRE — Authorities say a person was found dead after a fire that badly damaged a southeastern Indiana house. Moved.

— MINIVAN INTO HOUSE — Police say a speeding minivan went out of control, ramped over a fence and crashed upside down into an Indianapolis house. Moved.

— MILITARY MUSEUM OPENS — A museum dedicated to U.S. military history has completed its move to new quarters with a grand opening celebration in Indiana's oldest city. Moved.

—UTILITY BILL SCAM — The state attorney general's office says Indiana residents are receiving telephone calls from impostors who ask them to pay delinquent utility bills. Moved.



MIAMI — Game 7. Arguably the most exciting two-word phrase in sports, and the Miami Heat host the Indiana Pacers on Monday night for a berth in the NBA Finals against San Antonio. By Tim Reynolds. Game begins 8:30 p.m. With hometown lead on losing team.

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— LAC--BIG TEN LACROSSE — Big Ten to add lacrosse, Johns Hopkins as affiliate.

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