INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Some Indiana school officials are worried about the chances for more technical problems as students take their ISTEP exams this spring. Computers froze up during practice tests Monday and Tuesday but no problems were reported Wednesday. A spokesman for the testing contractor says it's confident the exams will run smoothly when they start next week.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A former teacher at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has pleaded guilty to a sexual misconduct charge. An affidavit says a female student told investigators she had sex with Al Lovati at the Indianapolis school and at a conference in Florida. Lovati was fired last year.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) - The sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore where an Illinois boy was buried for three hours will remain closed indefinitely. Scientists have been testing Mount Baldy but still aren't sure why part of it collapsed last summer. Park officials say the investigation could last all summer.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Peabody Energy says its first-quarter loss more than doubled on weak prices. The loss for common shareholders during the January to March period was more than $48 million. The world's biggest private-sector coal company is predicting another loss for the current quarter.
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