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Jason Seaman, a seventh grade teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, was shot three times when an unidentified student fired several shots in his classroom. He is credited with tackling and disarming the shooter.

Hundreds of people gathered in Noblesville Saturday night for a prayer vigil, one day after a shooting at an area middle school that injured two.

Police say a male student at Noblesville West Middle School fired several shots in a seventh grade classroom Friday morning. The unidentified student is in police custody.

Caterpillar is set to receive two tax abatements from the city of Lafayette because of plans for a $73.6 million investment – despite financial issues in recent years.

The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission showed no signs of concern Thursday when it approved Caterpillar’s two new tax breaks, in addition to the two the company already enjoys.

Indy Suburbs Fastest Growing Cities, Towns In Indiana

May 24, 2018

Indiana outpaces the Midwest for population growth. But a new Indiana Business Research Center study finds the suburbs around Indianapolis take the spotlight.

Suburban counties around Indianapolis are growing rapidly, while other metropolitan areas in the state like Gary and Evansville are losing population.

Indiana Business Research Center senior analyst Matt Kinghorn says that’s part of a larger trend for the state. While Indiana isn’t growing as fast as southern or western states, but Kinghorn says Indiana is still standing out. 

The Environmental Protection Agency recently declared a Superfund site in Spencer because of contaminated groundwater. But town officials say the water is safe to drink.

The Franklin Street Groundwater site is contaminated with PCE — a chemical the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says likely causes cancer. It’s used in dry cleaning or to get grease off metal. The EPA put the Franklin Street site on its priority list last week.

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