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RURAL POSTAL JOBS

Postal Service has 600 rural Indiana spots open

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has openings for 600 part-time rural postal carriers across Indiana.

The Postal Service announced the job openings Thursday in several ZIP Codes in the Greater Indiana District. It says interested applicants can find the openings by going online to www.usps.com and clicking on "Indiana."

Rural carriers earn $16.25 per hour and receive equipment maintenance allowances. They may be required to use their personal vehicles, but are compensated for it.

Applicants must have valid state driver's licenses, safe driving records, and at least two years of documented driving experience. They must live within a 50-mile commute to a ZIP code area they work in.

ALL applicants must apply online at H T T P COLON SLASH SLASH WWW DOT USPS DOT com SLASH Employment.

PURDUE SHOOTING-VIDEO

Purdue posts disputed video of photographer online

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University has posted online a surveillance video that college newspaper editors say shows a staff photographer being roughed up by police near where a student had been fatally shot and stabbed.

Purdue posted the video Thursday on YouTube after the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office gave its approval.

The video is available at YouTube DOT com.

Purdue said it received court authorization Wednesday to make the video publicly available if prosecutors approved.

The incident occurred January 21st, after 23-year-old Cody Cousins of Warsaw, Indiana entered a basement classroom filled with electrical engineering students and allegedly stabbed and shot 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wisconsin. Cousins pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.

Police said photographer Michael Takeda ignored officers' commands and attempted to flee. The video shows him surrendering and being detained.

INDIANAPOLIS-CAR SHARING

Car-sharing program to cost IPL customers less

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's Utility Consumer Counselor says an electric car-sharing program will cost customers of Indianapolis Power and Light Company more than a third less under a settlement his office has reached with the utility.

Counselor David Stippler says the settlement filed Thursday with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission reduces the average cost per month per average household to 28 cents rather than 44 cents.

The initial rate increase request from the utility and the city sought $16 million from ratepayers to install charging stations and other equipment and to extend power lines to them.

Executive Director Kerwin Olson of the consumer advocacy group Citizens Action Coalition tells the Indianapolis Business Journal he still opposes allowing IPL to bill customers for a service that will be used by a few people.

COLTS OWNER ARRESTED

Colts owner's trial on DWI charges postponed

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop has been postponed for two months.

Irsay's trial had been scheduled for next week, but Hamilton County court records show it's been rescheduled for October 30th.

Irsay was arrested March 16th near his home in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel after he was spotted driving slowly, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Officers said he had trouble reciting the alphabet and failed other field sobriety tests.

A police report said various prescription drugs were found in his vehicle, along with more than $29,000 in cash.

Irsay was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in his body.

JUDGE APOLOGIZES

Judge apologizes for remarks some found offensive

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A northeastern Indiana judge is apologizing for saying during a retirement reception that one of the women could have a lucrative second career as a phone-sex operator.

Allen Superior Court Judge Stanley Levine used a microphone to make the comment Friday at an event attended by family, friends, co-workers and some children.

Levine told The Journal Gazette he has apologized to the woman for his inappropriate remarks and to the judges and others present.

In an email Wednesday to courthouse staff, the Allen County Board of Judges said they found Levine's comments to be inappropriate and that some people found his comments offensive. The email reminded all courthouse staff that anyone who feels he or she has been harassed has the option to report the conduct.

FARM DEATH

NE Indiana farm worker dies after tractor pins him

(Information in the following story is from: The (Auburn, Ind.) Star, http://www.dekalbstar.com)

BUTLER, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a northeastern Indiana farm worker has died after a tractor dropped into a manure pit and pinned him.

DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer tells The Auburn Star that Ignacio Casillas of Ligonier died at the scene of the accident at Irish Acres, a large, commercial dairy farm near Butler and about 30 miles northeast of Fort Wayne. Casillas' age wasn't available.

Lauer says a co-worker found Casillas and called emergency responders early Thursday.

The sheriff says Casillas was working alone at the time, so there were no witnesses and it's not clear exactly when the accident occurred.

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