The Indianapolis Star

Domestic violence shelters find greater need for help

Aug. 31, 2014 — Angela knew she had to get out.

For months she’d suffered emotional, financial and sexual abuse. She was forced to do things she didn’t want to. Her money went missing. She had to pay rent twice. Her partner disrespected her children, and he lacked concern for their health and well-being.

And she tried to escape. For two weeks straight.

Every day, she’d sneak away to call a list of shelters in Marion County only to get the same response: We’re full.
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Virus kills 7 million piglets, driving up pork prices

July 20, 2014 — When he got the phone call last January, Randy Salsbery already knew a new swine disease had spread to the United States from Asia and Europe.

“Dad, I think we’ve got it,” his son told him.

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Fitness competition raises $45,000 for Indy’s homeless

June 28, 2014 — Cheers of encouragement and inspirational music, including the “Rocky” theme song, filled the air as teams of local competitors traversed a field lugging five logs, linked with rope and weighing 300 pounds in all.

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Carmel businesses struggling with U.S. 31 construction

June 28, 2014 — Blair Laing can sum up the effect construction over the past year has had on his Carmel business with a sweep of his arm, gesturing to a near-empty restaurant.

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Grand Park to add $20 million indoor sports arena

June 22, 2014 — WESTFIELD, Ind., — At the grand opening Saturday of Westfield’s highly touted 400-acre Grand Park youth sports complex, Mayor Andy Cook announced the planned addition of a privately funded $20 million indoor sports arena.

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Produce, relationships grow in community gardens

June 22, 2014 — Community members have flocked to a once-vacant space behind Carmel Middle School, eager for their chance to plant, grow and harvest produce in a 4-by-15-foot garden they can call their own.

But the 98 plots aren’t enough to fill the demand.

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