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News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

PERU, Ind. (AP) - Elected officials say a proposal to install intersections called J-turns along U.S. 31 in a northern Indiana county could make the highway more dangerous. The Indiana Department of Transportation proposes removing traffic signals along U.S. 31 at two Miami County intersections and installing two dedicated lanes drivers could use to turn onto U.S. 31. Local residents, elected officials and business owners strongly opposed the proposed J-turns during a Tuesday meeting.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A major step in the overhaul for South Bend's tallest building is coming with the opening of a 183-room hotel in the tower. The 25-story downtown building formerly known as Chase Tower has been undergoing an extensive renovation since New York-based Washington Square Realty took it over in 2014 after years of financial troubles.

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) - A vendor selling racist signs and plaques has been permanently banned from a popular classic car show in Gas City. Ducktail Run Rod & Classic Car Show organizer Mike Salter says the vendor was ordered off the premises when he saw a Facebook video that showed the booth selling signs reading "white only" and Colored seating in rear" as well as posters of black children eating watermelon.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 54-year-old man suspected of robbing banks and credit union in seven states has been arrested in Indiana. The FBI announced on Friday that Shayne Carson was arrested Thursday without incident in the parking lot of a motel in Whiteland, Indiana.

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