Rescue workers from Venezuela organize themselves before they search for earthquake survivors in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Rescuers race to find survivors from Ecuador’s big quake

A group of about 50 rescuers working with sniffer dogs, hydraulic jacks and a drill managed to free eight people trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center that was flattened by Saturday night’s quake.

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Cosme, Smith lead TinCaps over Lugnuts

The TinCaps opened up a seven-game road trip with a 7-1 win over the Lansing Lugnuts on a warm Monday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.

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Austin Allen named Midwest League Player of the Week

Allen, a 22-year old drafted by the Padres in the fourth round in June out of Florida Tech, leads all of Minor League Baseball in hits (22), batting average (.647), on-base percentage (.675) and on-base plus slugging (1.528).

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Valanciunas, Raptors even series with Pacers

Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 98-87 on Monday night, snapping their postseason losing streak at seven games.

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Tractor rear-ended by semi

S.R. 218 was closed near Meridan Road in Wells County while police investigated the crash, but has since reopened.

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IPFW names Nieece Nelson as women’s head basketball coach

Nelson is no stranger to IPFW having served as an assistant coach for the Mastodons for one season during 2004-05, after getting her start in coaching as a graduate assistant at the University of Wyoming for two seasons (2002-04).