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Fatal Plane Crash at Indiana Airport

  VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed at an airport in northwestern Indiana, killing one person. The single-passenger plane crashed about 10:45 a.m. this morning at the Porter County Regional Airport, which is near Valparaiso, about 15 miles southeast of

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Man defrauds several southern Illinois banks

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of more than $500,000.A federal judge ordered the sentence for Alfred Cross, who pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud. Cross is from Marion County

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