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Illinois police seeking tips on missing ISU graduate student

Sep. 21, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of an Illinois State University graduate student are asking the public for tips as the search for the young man continues nearly a month after he vanished. Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. His family...

No. 8 Bearcats take big step, next one looms at Notre Dame

Sep. 19, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — No. 8 Cincinnati took one small step toward playoff contention on Saturday. In two weeks, the Bearcats could have another breakthrough moment at No. 12 Notre Dame as they aim to break up the Power Five's monopoly on College Football Playoff...

EPA removes PCB-laced Bloomington sites from Superfund list

Sep. 19, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has removed three Superfund sites in Bloomington from an agency priority list, saying cleanup work at the PCB-tainted sites is now complete. The EPA said monitoring will continue at the three sites, which...

Ridder helps No. 8 Bearcats rally for 38-24 win at Indiana

Sep. 18, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder struggled through the first half. He reverted to form in the second half -- and so did the Bearcats. The senior threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in the final 30 minutes,...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH 41, Tri-County 14 Abingdon 38, Aledo (Mercer County) 14 Alton 6, Belleville West 3 Amboy 60, Biggsville West Central 14 Amboy-LaMoille 60, Biggsville West Central 14 ...

Asian insect known to kill native plants found in Indiana

Sep. 18, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Earlier this summer, a photograph of a spotted lanternfly taken in southern Indiana set off a huge effort to eradicate the insect that’s on the federally regulated invasive species list. The Vevay man’s picture was the first sighting of a...

Bloomington panel backs Black family's name for Jordan Ave

Sep. 15, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bloomington's Plan Commission has endorsed renaming the city's portion of Jordan Avenue after a Black family that rose to prominence after escaping slavery instead of a 19th century Indiana University president who supported eugenics. The...

Hoosiers use fast start to rout Idaho 56-14 in home opener

Sep. 11, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana had something to prove Saturday night. The Hoosiers didn't disappoint. Michael Penix Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and Indiana took advantage of two special teams touchdowns and a dominant defense to rout Idaho...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon 52, Cambridge 14 Aledo (Mercer County) 40, Monmouth United 26 Algonquin (Jacobs) 48, McHenry 32 Amundsen 65, Lake View 6 Anna-Jonesboro 28, Massac County 27 ...

Man restores 1941 Chevrolet sedan, just like his dad’s

Sep. 11, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Art Stevens grew up on the farm south of Bowling Green where he was born in 1948. He learned to drive behind the wheel of his dad’s 1941 Chevrolet sedan. That was the mid-1960s, and Art’s father, Leroy Stevens, had moved on to a more modern...