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Commission lists 10 ways to stop Indiana teacher shortage

Members of a commission trying to find a solution to Indiana’s teacher shortage met Monday to address the fact Indiana had 21 percent fewer initial teacher license issued during the 2014-2015 school year compared with the previous year.

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Allen County takes 1st step toward needle-exchange program

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for a needle-exchange program to slow the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

In this Sept. 18, 2015 photo provided by Matthew Murraine, his daughter, Lilianna, poses next to a giant pumpkin that weighs about 100 pounds outside their home in Spearfish, S.D. The pumpkin was stolen later in the day in what the Murraine calls a heist that was carefully planned. (Matthew Murraine via AP)

Stolen giant pumpkin returned to South Dakota grower

A 100-pound pumpkin that was brazenly stolen from the yard of a South Dakota residence has been found and returned, after someone apparently tried but failed to turn it into a giant jack-o’-lantern.