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South Split Shutdown Won’t Take As Long

The bridge overhaul project that will shut down two downtown Interstates won’t take as long as originally thought.  INDOT first said Interstates 65 and 70 between the north and south splits would be closed for 90 days, but now say the roads will be open in two months.  INDOT says when deciding on a contractor, they looked at cost and completion time.

Indiana Gas Prices Fall Below National Average

Gas prices are dropping in Indiana and are now well below the national average.

Triple A’s survey of nationwide gas prices showed Indiana’s price for regular unleaded at $3.46 a gallon, that’s 9 cents below the national average of $3.55.

Gas Prices on Indianapolis’ southwest side and in the Plainfield area, are checking in around $3.15 a gallon.

Analysts said that if there are no major hurricanes that threaten refinery production for the rest of the season , prices will stay about the same or fall drop even lower.

Whiteland Woman Charged With 19-Year-Old’s Death

A Whiteland woman was charged in connection with the death of a 19-year-old pedestrian that she struck and killed in a May 11 accident.

Police said 33 year old Tabitha Walters, drove under the influence on County Road 100 East when she struck 19-year-old Tyler Deputy, who died as a result of his injuries.

Police said her blood-alcohol content was at least .1-5 percent and she had a controlled substance in her blood at the time of the crash.

Police said that she committed the newest offense while out on bond for an earlier drunken driving offense from October 2012.

Police Looking For Stolen Firefighting Equipment

IMPD is trying to find the lifesaving equipment that was stolen from Pike Township firefighters.  Officials say a total of four bags were taken early Monday morning while crews were on a run.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

Counterfeit Money Used At Indiana State Fair

Police are on the lookout for counterfeit money at the State Fair.  Indiana State Police say a woman was arrested for using fake 20-dollar bills.  If you think there’s something not right with the money you get at the fair, the State Police have the serial numbers of the counterfeit money and will check it out for you.

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