HOLTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a 29-year-old man has died after being shot while hunting with his brother and a boy. The incident occurred Saturday in Holton, 60 miles west of Cincinnati. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says foul play isn't suspected. The victim was Anthony Thompson of Columbus.
GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a space heater probably played a role in a fire that killed two people in northwestern Indiana. Isiah Hunter and Joella Hunter died in the fire early Saturday at a house in Gary. They were in their 80s. A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured.
AURORA, Ind. (AP) - Police say two people are dead in southeastern Indiana, apparently victims of a homicide. The bodies of a male and a female were discovered Friday night at a house in Aurora in Dearborn County, 30 miles west of Cincinnati. The bodies were found after the county sheriff's department was asked to check on the welfare of the pair. No names were immediately released. Autopsies are planned for Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana employers facing a tight labor market are welcoming former prisoners with the help of state and local government. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development found 15,000 ex-offenders are released from Indiana prisons each year. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the state wants to expand its job placement program for ex-offenders. The HIRE program started with 300 employers in 2012 but had grown to nearly 1,140 businesses through November.
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