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  • Exclusive: Governor Mitch Daniels reflects on eight years in office

    Exclusive: Governor Mitch Daniels reflects on eight years in office
    He has become such a familiar figure in Indiana that some Hoosiers have almost forgotten a time when Mitch Daniels wasn't governor. But, voters will elect his successor Tuesday. Governor Daniels sat down with Fox59 News and reflected on his eight...
  • New biography of legendary railroader John Work Garrett

    The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
  • When snow moves out, deep cold moves in

    When snow moves out, deep cold moves in
    The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.   About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
  • Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown

    Best baseball road trip: Louisville to Cooperstown
    America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...
  • Back on the river

    Back on the river
    For the 50 years leading up to the Civil War, steamboats ruled the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the east and west, carrying passengers, produce, sugar, cotton and livestock while weaving through the nation's heartland and touching the shores...
  • Godmother Priscilla Presley christens American Queen steamboat

    Godmother Priscilla Presley christens American Queen steamboat
    An American queen was on hand to rechristen another American Queen as Priscilla Presely helped bring the largest steamboat ever built back into service. Acting as godmother to The American Queen, the wife of the late Elvis Presley was on hand to swing...
  • Singing the praises of Cincinnati

    Singing the praises of Cincinnati
    CINCINNATI — Because of its hilly topography, this city has been called the "San Francisco of Ohio." And this July, those hills will be coming alive with the sound of choral music. From July 4-14, the World Choir Games, also known as "The...
  • Indiana: America's original wine country

    Indiana: America's original wine country
    VEVAY, Ind. — Every summer, over the last weekend in August, girls in Swiss costumes dance traditional polkas, passenger boats ply the Ohio River, and fireworks light up the night sky here. The riverbank of this otherwise quiet Switzerland County...
  • Columbus shows Ohio's adventurous side

    Columbus shows Ohio's adventurous side
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails. Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...
  • Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship

    Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship
    Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national...
  • Ask Tom why: What generates high humidity levels in inland locations such as Kentucky and Tennessee?

    Dear Tom, While driving across Kentucky and Tennessee recently, my wife and I were amazed at the very high humidity levels — 90 percent or higher. What generates such high humidity at inland locations? —Craig Butler Dear Craig, Few areas...