INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three Indiana health advocacy groups are urging uninsured Hoosiers to use the federal government's retooled online health exchange to get health coverage before a looming deadline. Americans face a Dec. 23 deadline to choose a plan through HealthCare.gov if they want to have coverage on Jan. 1. Officials say Hoosiers should act in the days ahead to get coverage if they need it.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A regional planning commission in northwest Indiana is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether to move forward with a $1.3 billion plan to build the 47-mile-long Illiana Expressway that would connect Interstate 65 near Lowell with Interstate 55 south of Chicago.. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn both support the project for which Illinois will contribute about $1 billion.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An attorney for a southeast Indiana man charged with murder in the death of his 20-year-old nephew says the shooting was an accident. Thirty-year-old Jeremy Swank was charged with murder yesterday after Michael Metcalf died from his injuries Monday night. Swank's attorney, Brad Jacobs, says no evidence exists of intent to commit a murder.
GARY, Ind. (AP) - State police and the Indiana Department of Transportation say public safety is being endangered by metal scrappers. State officials say the problems persist despite additional security measures and the dangers scrappers face by stealing live electrical wires. They say the thefts lead to darkened highways, threatening the safety of drivers.
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