INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Severe winter weather is being blamed for a sharp drop in tax collections by the state. The State Budget Agency reported yesterday that tax collections came in $54 million less than expected in February. Sales tax collections fell $19 million below expectations, largely because of the polar vortex that hit the state.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of people attended a funeral service for a family of six killed in an Indianapolis house fire nearly two weeks ago. WRTV reports family and friends paid respects to the Guerra family during the funeral service yesterday at New Crown Cemetery on the city's southeast side. Forty-seven-year-old Lionel Guerra, 33-year-old Brandy Mae Guerra and their four children, ages 6 to 14, died as a result of the fire last month.
BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (AP) - A retired Air Force sergeant from southern Indiana has been reunited with a military dog that served with him during the war in Iraq. Harvey Holt wept Wednesday shortly after seeing Jackson, a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois who'd been his companion during their six months together in Iraq. Holt tells The Herald-Times the dog's image is tattooed on his left leg.
GARY, Ind. (AP) - The new owner of a century-old Gary office tower is planning a $2.5 million renovation that will include bringing the beleaguered city's downtown its first bank in six years. The (Munster) Times reports Hobart-based developer Gateway Partners LLC recently purchased the 10-story Gary State Bank building for an undisclosed sum.
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