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After 60 Years, Entomologist Returns Library's Bug Book

He must really love moths

(Newser) - A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of The Moths of the Limberlost that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8, the AP reports. According to Indiana's WTWO-TV , Larry Murdock checked out the book from the Linton Public Library in in 1956. He says he... More »

Heroin Being Cut With Drug That Can Kill an Elephant

2 counties in Indiana and Ohio had up to 60 ODs in a 2-day period this week

(Newser) - One hundred times more potent than the drug that played a role in killing Prince and 10,000 times stronger than morphine, carfentanil is the strongest opioid commercially available—an animal tranquilizer so lethal it can kill if absorbed through the skin and permanently take out a 7-ton elephant, per... More »

Here's Why Amish Kids Don't Get Asthma as Often

They can probably thank the cows

(Newser) - You're probably less likely to see an Amish kid carrying around an inhaler, because they don't seem to get asthma as often as other kids—and researchers think it's due to the cows, Live Science reports. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine ... More »

Store Bars Muslim Woman Over Religious Veil

Sarah Safi just wanted to buy some charcoal

(Newser) - An Indiana woman who just wanted to buy charcoal for a family barbecue was kicked out of a Family Dollar in Indiana for wearing a traditional Islamic niqab, NBC Chicago reports. Soon after Sarah Safi entered the store Monday in Gary, an employee identifying herself as the manager told her... More »

Cops: Man Busted in Decades-Long Secret Life That Fooled His Wife

Richard Hoagland arrested thanks to search on Ancestry.com

(Newser) - When Richard Hoagland fled Indiana in 1993, leaving behind four children from two families, he was considered missing and in 2003 declared dead. In reality, police say he was alive and well, living in Florida as Terry Jude Symansky, an unmarried Florida fisherman with no kids who drowned in 1991—... More »

14 Dogs Die When Air Conditioning in Truck Fails

No charges are planned in the tragedy

(Newser) - No criminal charges will be filed after 14 dogs died inside a hot truck when the air conditioning failed, prosecutors in northern Indiana said Tuesday. The dogs died Friday near a hotel in Roseland, just north of South Bend, where the dogs' handler was staying, the AP reports. The handler,... More »

9-Year-Old Finds Sunburned Newborn Left in Backyard

Infant was left in the sun for hours: police

(Newser) - At first, Elysia Laub thought she was looking at a piglet that had escaped her pig pen. Only when she summoned her mom did she realize that the bundle, wrapped in a black towel in the backyard of her family's home in Lowell, Ind., was actually a newborn baby... More »

Indiana Comeback Could Determine Senate Control

Democrat Evan Bayh expected to run

(Newser) - Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh is expected to make another run for Senate in Indiana, Democratic officials said Monday, a development that would dramatically improve the party's chances to win back the vacant seat, and Senate control along with it. Democrats have been courting Bayh for over a year... More »

Men Trying to Save Child Drown in Lake Michigan

Woman taken to hospital, child was unharmed

(Newser) - Two men drowned while trying to rescue a child struggling in powerful currents in Lake Michigan on Saturday. David Halford, 37, and Kyle Reibly, 26, were among a group of four that entered the water at Wells Street Beach in Gary, Ind., after the child around 2:30pm. "We... More »

Single Mega Millions Ticket Wins $540M

Winner is in Indiana, officials say

(Newser) - One jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, a lottery official said. Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty tells the AP the winning ticket was sold in Indiana. The consortium of lottery organizations that runs Mega Millions says a ticket matching all five white balls and the... More »

Study Finds Cause of 'Mystery Holes' in Sand Dune

Mount Baldy's woes caused by 'ghost forest' and 'cement'

(Newser) - The mystery holes that plague an Indiana sand dune —and triggered its public closure when one in July 2013 swallowed a 6-year-old boy who nearly died —are apparently caused by a "ghost forest" of underground trees and "cement." Per a recent study, buried trees at... More »

Man Charged With Raping 2 Women Gets Probation

John Enochs will only serve 1 day in jail

(Newser) - A former Indiana University student charged with raping two women will get off with a year of probation and one day in jail, WXIN reports. John Enochs took a plea deal and was sentenced Thursday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery. According to the New York Daily News , it's unclear... More »

Teacher Found Alive After Puzzling Disappearance

Cops still aren't sure what happened to Indiana woman

(Newser) - "This is the best result you could ever hope for—for people to be OK," Tippecanoe County Sheriff Barry Richard said late Tuesday after missing teacher Krista Perdue was found alive. The 42-year-old, who was last seen Sunday night and was reported missing Monday, was found lying near... More »

In Puzzling Case, a Teacher Goes Missing

Krista Perdue seems to have left everything behind when she disappeared Monday

(Newser) - Authorities are "puzzled" over Monday's disappearance of an Indiana schoolteacher, the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports. Samuel Perdue says his wife, 42-year-old Krista Perdue, got sick on Sunday so they slept in separate bedrooms. He says he went to check on her Monday morning after he "kind... More »

Synthetic Pot Blamed for Toddler's Death

Charges are possible in tragic Indiana case

(Newser) - Synthetic marijuana was at least partly responsible for the tragic death of a toddler in Indiana last month, according to a coroner's report. The report states that the death of 20-month-old Kaylei Carter involved "streptococcal sepsis with contributing synthetic cannibinoids," which were found in her system, reports... More »

LA Pride Suspect Fled a Child Molestation Probe

He allegedly had sex with 12-year-old

(Newser) - It still isn't clear what James Howell was doing en route to an LA Pride event with weapons and explosives in his car—police say he had no connection to the Orlando shooting—but we now know more about him: The 20-year-old Indiana man was charged with child molestation... More »

'This Is Who I Married': Photo of Lost Finger Goes Viral

Libby Sanders says she can't imagine "a sweeter, kinder man"

(Newser) - Libby Sanders' husband is willing to let her paint one of his pinky nails for life—because she lost hers, US Weekly reports. The Indiana mother of five had her left pinky finger amputated in March after a freak accident with a screen door that seemed mild at first, per... More »

Fiorina Introduces Cruz Family, Falls Off Stage

Ouch

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina's introduction of Ted Cruz and his family Sunday in La Porte, Indiana, didn't go exactly as planned, Mashable reports. "Welcome your next First Family—Heidi Cruz, your next First Lady, Caroline and Catherine, and the next President of the United States, Ted Cruz!" says... More »

Poll: Cruz's Plan to Stop Trump Backfires Big Time

Indiana voters aren't pleased with divide-and-conquer scheme

(Newser) - The tables have turned for Sen. Ted Cruz in Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, though not in the direction he was hoping. On Saturday night, the Indianapolis Star reported that the Texas senator had a healthy 16-point lead over Trump in voter support (44.8% to 29%, per... More »

Indiana Now Make-or-Break for Trump Foes

State could be Cruz's last stand

(Newser) - Despite what Donald Trump says , the GOP race isn't over, but his foes are running out of time. After Trump's five big wins on Tuesday night, all eyes—except possibly those of John Kasich —are on Indiana, which votes next Tuesday. With 54 delegates at stake, awarded... More »

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