FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Northeastern Indiana authorities have charged 21 people in a welfare fraud scam alleging that they illegally exploited welfare benefits to stock a Fort Wayne restaurant's pantry shelves. All 21 charged Friday are accused of conspiring in the scheme with Stanley Collins, the owner of Captain Black's Eatery. The Journal Gazette reports Collins was charged last week with a felony theft, corrupt business influence and welfare fraud.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A Purdue University official says the school has made fast progress finding $40 million in savings or new revenue to support a 2-year tuition freeze announced in March. Purdue treasurer Al Diaz tells the Journal and Courier newspaper that the school is nearly three-quarters of the way to reaching that $40 million goal.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A new interactive display that documents the lives and accomplishments of Indiana's politically prominent Bayh (by) family has opened at Indiana State University. About 250 Indiana Democrats and others attended Friday's dedication at the Terre Haute (TEHR'-uh HOHT) school of the Bayh Family Legacy Wall.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana official says the tough conditions opponents of a planned wind farm are seeking would leave little room for the proposed power-generating wind turbines. The Star Press reports that the 1,320-foot setback proposed by the director of Muncie's and Delaware County's plan commission could be difficult for the wind farm project.
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