INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence has named a leader for the state's local government agency and filled a handful of other positions in his administration.
Pence said Thursday that Courtney Schaafsma will lead the Department of Local Government Finance. Schaafsma has been the department's budget director for the past three years.
He also announced the appointment of Gabe Paul as the administrative law judge for the State Employees' Appeals Commission. Paul is a lawyer for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
Pence also reappointed Linda Hamilton as chairwoman of the state Workers Compensation Board. He also reappointed Diane Parsons, Daniel Foote, Gerald Edgar and Krysten Lester-LeFavour to four-year terms on the board.
1 dead, 1 hospitalized after Lebanon apt. fire
One person died and another person was hospitalized after a fire in an apartment in Boone County.
Several injured in Megabus crash on I-65N
Several people were injured in a crash involving a Megabus on Interstate 65 north in Bartholomew County early Saturday.
Fight breaks out at Anderson basketball game
Anderson Police had their hands full Friday night after a large fight broke out during a high school basketball game.
'Columbus Chucks' debut at rivalry game
Fans took rivalry basketball to a new level Friday night as Columbus North and Columbus East students laced up in shoes made just for the matchup.
Vigil held for teen killed in hit-and-run
Dozens gathered Friday night to remember a young hit-and-run victim, and to ask for help in finding her killer.
Buses called after Polar Express derails
The popular holiday Polar Express train was derailed Friday night after two wheels detached mid-trip.