NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - Police have issued an all-clear after searching Indiana University Southeast following reports of an armed person on campus. The university issued an alert through its website today and sent emails and texts telling students and staff to take shelter in the nearest available room and lock doors. IU spokesman Mark Land says the report came in just before 3 p.m. and the alerts followed shortly thereafter. The all-clear went out about an hour later.
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Toyota says it has begun production of its 2014 Highlander SUV at its southwestern Indiana plant. The company says that because of the Highlander, it has invested another $430 million into the automotive plant in Princeton, about 25 miles north of Evansville. Toyota also plans to add 600 more jobs at the factory by the end of 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike Pence says he is "disappointed" that Democratic Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz has accused him of trying to curtail her control of the State Board of Education. Ritz released an internal Pence agency document yesterday that suggested ways to curtail Ritz' control of the board. A Pence spokeswoman said yesterday that he immediately dismissed the idea and Pence repeated today that he won't pursue changes in Ritz's status as board chair.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow to hit parts of the state tonight and tomorrow. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for much of southern and central Indiana. State officials say icy roads will likely pose the greatest threat to public safety.
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