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PHOTO: Judge Mark Smith of Hendricks County meets with students as part of the Indiana Supreme Court's Constitution Day program. Photo courtesy of Indiana Supreme Court.

INDIANAPOLIS - Dozens of judges will step out from behind the bench today and into Indiana classrooms. They'll hold discussions with students in observance of Constitution Day, a celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Judge Kathleen Lang of the Superior Court of LaPo ...Read More

PHOTO: A metro Detroit woman hopes Detroit will soon be known as the Little Free Library capital of the world, as she works to raise money to place the community book boxes throughout the city. Photo courtesy of Detroit Little Free Library Campaign.

DETROIT - Over the years, Detroit has held many titles and nicknames, many of them negative - which is why, as the city works to reinvent itself, one local woman is on a mission to crown it the "Little Free Library capital of the world." Kim Kozlowski wants to raise enough money over the next 12 mo ...Read More

PHOTO: The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota is warning consumers about payday lenders, saying itís important to research them thoroughly before agreeing to any loan. Photo credit: Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr.

MINNEAPOLIS - With many in the state still struggling in the wake of the recession, caution is being advised for those considering a payday lender. According to the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota, the payday-loan industry continues to be problematic, whether it's brick-and-mortar - or online, ...Read More

PHOTO: Taking a walk in the fall in Wisconsin can be a beautiful experience for both you and your heart. The American Heart Association is sponsoring fall walks at locations all around the state. Photo credit Friends of WI State Parks.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A good brisk walk in the fall in Wisconsin can be really good for your heart health. Jay Matz, communications director of the American Heart Association in Wisconsin, said that's one of the reasons they sponsor fall Heart Walks all around the state. "They're very fun, family-frie ...Read More

PHOTO: The ACLU of Illinois says important safety and privacy guidelines are needed before the use of body cameras by police enforcement are widely-used throughout the state. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Justice.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, state leaders in Illinois are contemplating the use of police body cameras for better oversight of law enforcement. Some say important guidelines are needed to protect both police officers and citizens. Ed Yohnka, communica ...Read More

PHOTO: Booster seats can reduce injuries during a car crash by 45 percent, but a new survey finds nine out of 10 parents moving children to seat belts before they are big enough. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS - Kids may often want to act like grown-ups, but experts say riding in a car without a safety seat is something that should be put off for as long as possible. A new study released Tuesday from Safe Kids Worldwide finds a majority of parents moving their children to seat belts before t ...Read More

PHOTO: The Vikings have reactivated running back Adrian Peterson, with team owners saying they believe it's best to let the legal case proceed before they determine a course of action. Photo credit: Joe Bielawa/Flickr.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - It's a case that has revealed the deep divide in the state and across the country over the use of corporal punishment, and as of now, despite the allegations of child abuse, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back on the field. Peterson was reactivated Monday by the team ...Read More

PHOTO: Absentee ballot applications have been mailed out in Ohio, but it's still unclear when early voting by mail, or in person, will begin. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The November election is just around the corner, but voting dates and deadlines seem to be ever-changing in Ohio. A law that went into effect early this year eliminated the so-called "Golden Week," when Ohioans could register and vote in the first week of early voting. But this mon ...Read More

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