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Tradition of respect

The lengths one veteran goes to honor the dead in a small Indiana town.

Photo: Dave Weathwax | The Herald

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Carrying the flame

Using data to help tell the Olympic torch relay's story across time.

Illustration: Stacie Kammerling

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Milwaukee County corrections face possible audit, fines if care for inmates does not improve

The hits keep coming for a jail plagued with problems.

Photo: MIKE DE SISTI | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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PolitiFact: Has it been 600-plus days since Paul Ryan held a town hall meeting?

PolitiFact Wisconsin goes to the calendar and finds Bryce is mostly right.

Photo: MIKE DE SISTI | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Shots that killed 9-year-old Za’Layia Jenkins came after men were chastised on drug dealing

Proscutors file charges in the killing of a young girl more than a year later.

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PolitiFact: Federal judge: 'Ted Kaczynski has less restrictive confinement than the youth at Lincoln Hills'

PolitiFact Wisconsin examines if the Unabomber has it better off than people at Wisconsin's teen prison complex.

Wausau Daily Herald photo

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Ball State on-campus alcohol arrests increase by 70 percent

A look into why alcohol arrests at Ball State jumped 70 percent in 2014 and how this change compared to other Indiana colleges.

Photo: COREY OHLENKAMP | The Daily News

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Ohio State attack response contrasts Ball State's response to September gun scare

Questions remain about what actually happened on a September night when Ball State reported a man with a gun on campus. It's likely the campus community will never know the whole story.

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Rio vs history: Great Olympic races

A look at some of the greatest races at the Rio Olympics in comparison to history. Published in the Chicago Tribune.

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Aerospace interest launches family tradition

Former teacher Jim Vaal shot model rockets off with his family for 15 years. This year the kids helped the master with his craft.

Photo: Alisha Jucevic | The Herald

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Ball State board receives transparency complaint

The university's new president committed to increasing transparency between the administration and the public in his first presidential address, but problems remain.

Photo: Breanna Daugherty | The Daily News

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Enterprise Feature

Buffalo Trace a trail of mystery, movement

Indiana, as we know it, wouldn’t exist without this path.

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Evansville police sell confiscated or surrendered weapons to help fund officer training

Every year Vanderburgh County law enforcement agencies collect hundreds of weapons. Turns out, they sell them to fund officer training.

Photo: Darrin Phegley | Courier and Press

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Farmers, friends lay sandbags at levee to protect 12,000 acres of crops

Farmers along the Ohio River banded together to save their livelihood as Indiana saw an above average rainfall in 2015, flooding land along the river.

Photo: DANIEL R. PATMORE | Courier and Press

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University sells more parking passes than spaces on campus

It's not easy finding a spot on Ball State campus. Turns out the university sells far more parking passes than they have spaces.

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Enterprise News

Police departments in area own military equipment, UPD not included

Following the protests and images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, we took a dive into what equipment Indiana universities and Muncie law enforcement received the Pentagon's 1033 Program.

Photo: COREY OHLENKAMP | The Daily News

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Oral History

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral Histories

Oral history project aimed at capturing the histories of Ball State’s African American Alumni so that historians include their stories in future books about Ball State.

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Muncie Police get body cameras

In early 2015, Muncie Police joined a growing trend in law enforcement through their acquistion of body cameras.

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