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Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT - WPTA
2nd September, 06:12PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) -- Boating enthusiasts have been slow to return to the Lake Michigan shoreline in northwestern Indiana following a chemical spill from a steel mill that led to a fish kill and beach closures. The National Park Service reopened the beaches Aug. 22. But the Post-Tribune reports that the people who often swim and fish nearby remain worried. M&M Charter boat owner Mark Melton says state officials tell him salmon and trout weren't affected, but he's unsure if exposure is dangerous.
SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana's chief justice will help celebrate the adoption of the state's online court filing system by all 92 Indiana counties. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush will join other members of the legal community Wednesday in marking the milestone at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Sullivan. The southwestern Indiana county made the digital filing switch in August, becoming the last Indiana county to do so.
WINAMAC, Ind. (AP) -- A northern Indiana river that's considered one of the nation's most ecologically diverse waterways is significantly cleaner thanks to a group of volunteers. About 50 volunteers pulled more than one ton (900 kilograms) of trash and debris from the Tippecanoe River during the Aug. 25 cleanup along a 20-mile stretch of the river. The Nature Conservancy ranks the Tippecanoe River among 10 U.S. rivers for preservation due to their ecological diversity and high proportion of endangered species.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Sports betting is underway in Indiana, with Gov. Eric Holcomb placing a bet at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. Holcomb on Sunday placed a $10 bet for the Colts to win the Super Bowl, a $10 bet for the Pacers to win the NBA Championship and a $10 bet for the Indiana Fever to win Sunday's game against the Minnesota Lynx. Most of Indiana's 13 state-regulated casinos and all three off-track betting parlors plan on offering sports betting by the end of September.