INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state contractor is developing a plan that could clear the way for more tolling on Indiana's interstates.
The Indianapolis Star reports the state has signed a $9.6 million contract with HNTB Indiana Inc. The company will study the impact of tolling and provide project planning if the state chooses to move forward with the idea.
PORT ISABEL — Differently-abled students in Cameron County will soon have their own sports teams.
The Capable Kids Foundation of the Lower Valley will soon start holding practices for its first basketball and cheerleading teams.
Committed to providing socializing opportunities for children with disabilities, the Capable Kids Foundation has created sports teams in Hidalgo County but will soon be branching out.
CHARLESTON — Wayne High School student Tamera Pierce has been selected as Honorary Secretary of State for her efforts to register her classmates to vote, according to a news release.
The Honorary Secretary of State Program recognizes high school students who are active in the voter registration process. These students have registered eligible 17 and 18-year-old high school seniors to vote.
Technical issues cause slowdown at Indiana BMV
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials say technical problems caused a slowdown in document processing at Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Gov. Eric Holcomb's office says the agency had "technical" problems Tuesday that lasted several hours.
Spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson says the problems did not affect the processing of registrations, titles and credentials that did not need photographs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb is boosting the salaries for some people in his young administration's key posts — an effort his spokesman says is intended to hold onto that talent.
July Fourth is America's birthday, but on Tuesday, it was also Jewel Tolson's 107th birthday.
Tolson was born on July 4, 1910. She now lives in a retirement community in Tarboro.
She was born in Hertford County and then lived on a farm in Bertie County. Tolson also worked as a nurse for the only doctor in Northhampton County.
She was married for 51 years. Her late husband, Paul, died in 1991.
Tolson has a son and two daughters. The oldest is 81.
HELENA — The Rocky Mountain College 3,200 relay hit the B standard for the NAIA Outdoor Championships at the Trudnowski Open on Friday.
The meet was hosted by Carroll College.
The foursome of Shane Ketchum, Fred Petsch, Isaac Petsch and Gino Giovagnoli finished second with a time of 7:47.48.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate sent Gov. Eric Holcomb a measure Wednesday that would make it tougher for a minor to have an abortion without her parents knowing about it, after legislators changed the wording to leave open the possibility that the procedure could still be kept private under some circumstances.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill pushed by Indiana's investor-owned utilities that would eliminate much of the financial incentive available to those who install solar panels is headed to Gov. Eric Holcomb's desk after it was approved on Monday by the Legislature.
Woman disputes Petco statement about dog’s death
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman whose daughter's dog died while being groomed at a pet store is disputing a store spokeswoman's suggestion that the 5-year-old pug could have died from an upper airway syndrome.
Jane Sherman told The Newport Daily News (http://bit.ly/2nZDF9x ) that her veterinarian said the syndrome could not kill the dog, Ollie. The dog died at a Middletown Petco March 23 after being dropped off to get its nails trimmed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen boxes of emails from Vice President Mike Pence's term as Indiana governor have been turned over to state government, about two months after an earlier attempt didn't work, a spokesman said.
Attorneys for Pence delivered the emails Thursday to be archived for public review as required under Indiana law, the Indianapolis Star reported (http://indy.st/2m4OK6j ).
Bosma urges Holcomb to get behind tax hike for Indiana roads
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speaker of the Indiana House urged new Gov. Eric Holcomb on Thursday to make a strong push for a tax hike to pay for much-needed road and bridge repairs, a politically tricky sell in a conservative state that has long resisted higher taxes.
Speaker Brian Bosma said it was "important" for his fellow Republican to vocalize his support and convince voters that it is important for the Legislature to raise revenues through increased gas taxes or vehicle fees.