CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - The company once known as Thomson Consumer Electronics plans to close its suburban Indianapolis operations by year's end. Paris-based Technicolor says it will close its Carmel facility as part of a consolidation that will shift more work to its Lawrenceville, Georgia, operations. The closure is expected to cost about 125 workers their jobs. Technicolor's Carmel operations are housed in a building that was once part of Thomson Consumer Electronics' North American headquarters.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State and federal officials have announced the delivery of more than 1,750 new portable breath tests for 150 local law enforcement agencies across Indiana. The devices used to measured blood-alcohol content in motorists were purchased with just over $750,000 in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds. The new devices include passive sniffers that can sense alcohol in the air around a person or an open container.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana woman has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for neglect in the death of a 9-year-old blind boy with cerebral palsy who weighed just 15 pounds. A Vigo County judge ordered the sentence Thursday for 54-year-old Robin Kraemer. Jurors convicted her last month of several charges in the February death of Cameron Hoopingarner. Kraemer was the boy's guardian through an agreement with his birth mother.
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers has resumed dredging toxic sediment from a northwestern Indiana canal that is among the country's most polluted waterways. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the Army Corps is removing the toxic sediment from the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal for navigational purposes. Corps project manager Natalie Mills said at an East Chicago Waterway Management District board meeting Wednesday that goal is to clear away 200,000 cubic yards of toxic material.
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