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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.

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.

early voting

Early voting begins Tuesday

Absentee ballots for the November general election will be available in Allen County starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The Rib Room

Rib Room to close after nearly 60 years

Manager Christina Filippou, whose family has owned the Rib Room since it opened in 1957, said Monday the family cannot continue operating the restaurant.