Five Indiana residents and a Michigan man have been sentenced in what authorities call a massive contracting fraud and money laundering scheme. Acting U.S. Attorney John Childress says the years-long conspiracy resulted in more than $8.4 million being stolen.
Florida-based L3Harris Technologies Inc, which operates a plant in Fort Wayne, has been awarded a contract through the Missile Defense Agency. The more than $120 million contract involves work on the Missile Defense Agency's Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor program.
Purdue Polytechnic Institute's Smart Manufacturing program is receiving support from some major tech companies in a university-industry collaboration. Distinguished Professor Gary Bertoline says the collaboration is a first-of-its-kind Smart Manufacturing undergraduate program in North America, and is designed to prepare engineering technology graduates to lead a transformation of the manufacturing industry.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded nearly $3.5 million to the Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. The university says the study will look into what emergency departments can do to help the millions of people suffering from anxiety-caused chest pain.
The Delta Dental Foundation has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund. The foundation says the $400,000 fund will be used to assist certain dental organizations in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio with COVID-19-related dental supplies.
The 157-mile long Indiana Toll Road now features two fast-charging stations as a plan for an electric charging network begins for ITR Concession Company. The first two stations are online in Rolling Prairie at the Wilbur Shaw and Knute Rockne travel plazas.
The P-47 Thunderbolt "Hoosier Spirit II" would be designated as the official state aircraft of Indiana if a bill introduced in the House is able to pass. State Representative Wendy McNamara (R-76) is introducing the measure in House Bill 1197, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-64), Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-78) and Rep. Sharon Negele (R-13).
A police force of 60 officers has been sworn in to cover all sites of Community Health Network. The health system says the newly-created department's officers have the authority to detain and arrest and will have its own investigative unit.
Nearly $700,000 worth of grants have been approved by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County's board of directors. The grants to three area nonprofits are designed to support education and the development of career pathways in Elkhart County.
Indianapolis-based Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers is planning to hire more than 2,700 employees this year in six states. The company says the growing need for ABA therapy is requiring them to hire in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona and Colorado, with plans to also add up to 20 more locations within the next year.