KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - Many Indiana school districts say they're still struggling to make up for revenue lost when statewide property tax caps took full effect in 2010. The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance says tax caps have cut some districts' funding by $47,000 and others' by nearly $8 million over the last five years. The Kokomo Tribune reports that's left the districts scrambling to fund capital projects and pay debts.
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana Department of Correction says it plans to close a paramilitary style boot camp in northwestern Indiana by October 1st to save money and because juvenile offenders are spending less time in the prison system. The News-Dispatch reports the 72 youths currently housed at Camp Summit Boot Camp near LaPorte will be transferred to community-based programs or other state juvenile facilities.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) - A northwestern Indiana port authority has hired two marinas to clear a log jam that's preventing about 40 boats from reaching Lake Michigan. Portage Port Authority Chairman John Smolar tells the Munster Times that torrential rains August 21st caused debris to rush through the east branch of the Burns Waterway from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and become lodged under a bridge.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The family of a missing Indianapolis infant has renewed its search for him four days after his disappearance. WTHR-TV reports they searched for 6-week-old Delano Wilson yesterday on Indianapolis' near west side. The boy's aunt, Lethrice Hamilton, says his disappearance has been "heartbreaking."
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