FILE - In this May 21, 2009 file photo, people wait to transact business at the Wethersfield , Conn. office of the  state Department of Motor Vehicles.   Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the DMV will have to "power through" a backlog in driver's licenses and other services, which has been exacerbated by a new program allowing immigrants without legal status in Connecticut to obtain licenses and learning permits. The surge comes as the DMV plans to close from Aug. 11 until Aug. 15, 2015 for major computer upgrades, which Malloy said should ultimately allow customers to do more online and free up DMV staff.  (AP Photo/Bob Child)

Vendor suspends 2 former BMV officials under scrutiny

The Indianapolis Star reports ( ) Express MVA has placed Chief Operating Officer Shawn Walters and Director of Special Operations Robert “Pete” Wood on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ethics investigation that Pence ordered Aug. 6 when he canceled the company’s contract with the BMV.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks at AM General’s Commercial Assembly Plant, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 in Mishawaka, Ind. (Becky Malewitz/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Pence considers using Indiana reserves on infrastructure

The governor’s recent comments follow the closure of a bridge on I-65 in Lafayette last week that’s forced motorists to use a detour. Pence said the Indiana Department of Transportation made the right call in closing the bridge after a pylon had sunk at least 7 inches.

Two teenagers involved in a crash that left one dead and another in serious condition.

Teen dies after car crash in Kosciusko County

Two teenagers were in the car on County Road 500 at the time of the crash. 18-year-old Jordan Shafter died from blunt force trauma and 19-year-old Cole Dowd is in serious condition at Lutheran Hospital with various injuries.

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Judge rules Indiana lawmakers can keep emails private

Legislative leaders have maintained that the General Assembly is exempt from the state public records law and that courts shouldn’t interfere in the internal workings of the legislative branch.