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Indiana State Police Laboratory Forensic Firearms Identification Unit Reaches Milestone with 500th “Hit”

The Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Laboratory Forensic Firearms Identification Unit recently achieved a nationally recognized milestone. During the month of January, 2017, they surpassed 500 “hits” at this laboratory while utilizing the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) Program.  This means that on over 500 occasions the Fort Wayne …

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DNR awards more than $110,000 in urban forestry grants

DNR’s Division of Forestry has awarded $110,465 in federal funds to 11 cities, towns and non-profits in Indiana for urban forestry projects. Projects include tree inventory and urban tree canopy (UTC) analysis for management planning, new tree plantings, and education and awareness campaigns. Urban forests enhance air and water quality, …

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

Celebrate the migration of bird life from May 4-7 at the 3rd annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, with some events taking place at Indiana Dunes State Park. The festival includes both the state park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as site hosts. It is organized by the Indiana Audubon Society …

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