BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say they're trying to identify skeletal remains that have been discovered in a wooded area in Bloomington. Monroe County Sheriff officials say the remains found Monday on the city's east side are believed to be those of a missing person whose case the office was working on. Authorities say the remains appear to those of a male but investigators won't be certain until medical examiners have finished their work.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A panel of state lawmakers approved new license plates recognizing the Indy 500 and Abraham Lincoln under a new system clamping down on the number of special license plates on the road. Lawmakers approved a cap of 125 special group plates during their 2013 session and set a one-year moratorium on approving new plates while they studied the issue.
WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A tree-clearing accident has killed the director of a southwestern Indiana Christian youth camp. The Daviess County Sheriff's Department says 60-year-old David Ira-Mitchel Bean died Monday at Camp Illiana, about 50 miles northeast of Evansville. It says Bean and another camp staffer had cut a large, dead tree at its base and were attempting to pull it down when a rope connecting the tree and a front-end loader snapped, causing the tree to sway and a large limb to fall and strike Bean in the head.
MOROCCO, Ind. (AP) - The body of a Hammond man believed to be a drowning victim has been recovered from a northwestern Indiana lake. Indiana conservation officers say Kentland firefighters recovered the body of 24-year-old Saul Lopez from J.C. Murphey Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area. Officers say Lopez disappeared Saturday evening after jumping off a rubber raft at the lake about 45 miles south of Gary.
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