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White County, IN crash injures woman, baby

Sheriff’s Police in White County, Indiana report a woman and an infant were injured after a crash Sunday evening. The accident occurred at State Road 18 and County Road South 300 East. That's about three miles east of Brookston.

Police reported a car southbound ran the stop sign and hit an eastbound truck on SR 18.

Emergency crews had to cut a woman and an infant out of the car.

Both were taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

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Ford cuts 10% of white-collar workforce

Ford Motor Company will cut 10 percent of its white-collar jobs in North America and Asia Pacific this year in an effort to boost profits.

The company will offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to its workers. It expects 1,400 positions to be affected by the end of September.

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Mitch Daniels recognized for Japanese development in Indiana

Purdue President and former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was recognized last week (Thursday) for strengthening the United States' relationship with Japan over the years.

Daniels was celebrated by the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.  He received what's known as the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star Award.

Indiana is the only state with three Japanese automobile manufacturers and 280 Japanese companies in the state.

When Daniels was governor, he helped create thousands of jobs with 70 new Japanese investment projects and expansions in Indiana. He personally led five trade and investment missions from the state to Japan.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said the award is well-deserved. He said it was Daniels' groundwork that prepared Greater Lafayette for further Japanese development.

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Illinois man dead in early-morning crash on I-65

Indiana State Police report one man is dead following an early morning crash Saturday. It happened around 2 am on Interstate 65 near the State Road 38 exit.

Police report an SUV ran off the right side of the road and flipped over, killing one person. The victim was 45-year-old Fermin A. Rodriquez of Illinois.

A preliminary investigation showed two toddlers, four adults and three teenagers were involved in the crash.

Two people were ejected from the vehicle. Seven other occupants were inside the car.

The man ejected from the vehicle was pronounced dead by the Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office.

The crash is under investigation.

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IDOT updates Route 1 realignment project

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is accepting public comment on the proposed realignment of Illinois Route 1 at Milford. Comments Are welcome through the end of May.

“Iroquois County, Route 1” is where the $9-million project ca be viewed on the IDOT website www.idot.illinois.gov Wayne Phillips is the program development engineer.

The Milford Route 1 realignment is to alleviate flooding issues that have plagued that route over the years. The work proposed includes a bridge over the CSX railroad at the Milford viaduct.

Project manager Ted Fultz provided updated info about the project to local officials. Fultz explains the Milford improvement is part of IDOT’s six-year plan. The next phase will include appraisals and purchasing of required property sites. Fultz does not expect any major disruption of traffic flow or destruction of property. Estimates are, about 16 acres of prime farmland will need to be acquired.

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