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Friday's Scores

Oct. 15, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Adams Central 62, Woodlan 0 Avon 35, Noblesville 21 Batesville 40, Connersville 13 Benton Central 8, Northwestern 6 Bloomington North 42, Southport 14 ...

Bloomington man gets life in prison for 2018 triple homicide

Oct. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A judge sentenced a central Illinois man to life in prison Friday on three counts of murder and other charges in a 2018 triple slaying to steal money and drugs. Prosecutors said Sydney Mays Jr., 25, of Bloomington fatally shot Nate Pena and...

Old quarry site near Bloomington eyed as tourist destination

Oct. 10, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Monroe County officials are buying part of a site near Bloomington dotted with old limestone quarries for a possible tourist destination despite chemical contamination found in the area. The Monroe County Council this past week approve the...

Indiana teacher volunteers as translator for Afghan refugees

Oct. 09, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — When Edgewood Intermediate School teacher Sara Jallal-Azizi had a simple conversation with her fourth grade class about what everyone did over Labor Day weekend, she was shocked at what happened next. That weekend, Jallal-Azizi, who is...

Drug maker Catalent plans to hire up to 600 in Bloomington

Oct. 04, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Drug maker Catalent plans to hire up to 600 more employees for its Bloomington operations by year's end amid rising demand for its products, including COVID-19 vaccines. The Somerset, New Jersey-based company has scheduled job fairs at the...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abingdon def. Havana, forfeit Alden-Hebron def. Ashton-Franklin Center, forfeit Aledo (Mercer County) 32, Princeville 6 Algonquin (Jacobs) 54, Burlington Central 14 ...

Woodson wants to lead Hoosiers basketball back to pinnacle

Sep. 27, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis made up his mind about Mike Woodson after one, 10-minute meeting. He wanted to play for Indiana's new coach. Race Thompson and two other players who thought about leaving the program needed a little more...

Bloomington family channels activism after rare diagnosis

Sep. 26, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The animals at J.R. Equestrian in LeRoy know that Axel Riordan is different. They knew his mother first because she works at the facility, but they have come to know her 3-year-old son, too. The horses, the dogs, the...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ALAH 46, Cerro Gordo-Bement Coop 19 Abingdon 34, Annawan/Wethersfield (FB Coop) 12 Algonquin (Jacobs) 27, Huntley 17 Amundsen 37, Chicago (Urban Prep Charter/Bronzeville) 12 ...

Police: Body in river was missing Illinois State student

Sep. 23, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered in a river nearly three weeks ago has been confirmed as a graduate student missing from Illinois State University, authorities said Thursday. Jelani Day's identity was confirmed through DNA and dental records, the LaSalle...