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Coming up on Indiana Newsdesk, Indiana’s County jails are filled to capacity. As county’s struggle, some say it’s time the state steps in with a fix.

The state’s medical device industry generates billions for the state’s economy. Cook group announced this week it’s selling off Cook Pharmica. Ahead, what we know about the company that’s taking over and what it plans for the future.

Linemen are sharpening their skills and competing for bragging rights. Coming up, a whole new perspective on the work linemen do. Plus, why several competitors had to sit out this year’s event.

Those stories plus the latest headlines from across the state Friday at 6 p.m. on Indiana Newsdesk.

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September 22, 2017

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The annual Lineman Rodeo showcases the skills lineman perform in their day-to-day jobs.

Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Jail Overcrowding, Linemen Competition

Indiana’s jails are filled to capacity. Cook Group sells off Cook Pharmica. And a whole new perspective on the work linemen do.

September 22, 2017

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Lineman Rodeo: Racing Up Poles, Simulating Rescues & Repair

An annual event in northern Indiana makes a competition out of work people do on a daily basis to power the homes of Hoosiers across the state.

September 22, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Indiana’s jails are filled to capacity. Cook Group sells off Cook Pharmica. And a whole new perspective on the work linemen do.

September 22, 2017

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Sheriffs: State Funding Needed To Help With Jail Overcrowding

Criminal code reform passed in 2014 is only one factor contributing to the exploding jail populations.

September 19, 2017

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Cook Pharmica headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana.

Cook Pharmica Sold To Catalent For $950M, Cook Group Buys GE Plant

New Jersey-based Catalent will purchase Cook Pharmica for $950 million. Cook Group is also purchasing the old GE plant in Bloomington to expand manufacturing.

September 15, 2017

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Indiana’s Livestock Industry, I-69 Plans

Indiana’s livestock industry is impacting the entire state’s economy. I-69 plans are taking shape. And some pilots refuse to let their disabilities define them.

September 15, 2017

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Able Flight students train with certified flight instructors throughout the program.

Program Gives People With Disabilities Rare Chance To Pilot Planes

The program is called Able Flight, and it's the only place in the state where people with disabilities can learn how to fly.

September 15, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Indiana’s livestock industry is impacting the entire state’s economy. I-69 plans are taking shape. And some pilots refuse to let their disabilities define them.

September 15, 2017

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A CAFO in Bartholomew County.

Report: Livestock Farms Good For Economy Despite Opposition

The animal agriculture industry in Indiana is growing faster than the nation as a whole in most categories, according to the Indiana Soybean Alliance.

September 13, 2017

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Sign announcing a formal presentation of I-69 plans.

INDOT Unveils Adjusted Route For Final Stretch Of I-69

I-69 Section 6 will run along existing State Road 37 from Martinsville to Indianapolis.

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