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News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana workers' pay didn't keep pace with inflation last year, and economic experts say the state needs to focus more on the quality of jobs instead of the quantity to close the distance. Business leaders tell the Indianapolis Business Journal that a high number of job seekers has allowed many employers to hold down wages.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Mitch Daniels spurned calls to run for the White House in 2012, but the Purdue University president will have a hand in the 2016 race. Daniels has been tapped for the board of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Purdue Exponent reports the panel selects locations and moderators for the debates.

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Hundreds of homes in eastern Indiana lost power in the middle of the night after officials say two raccoons slipped into a power substation and short-circuited electrical breakers. The two raccoons were electrocuted around 3 a.m. Friday when the wandered into a Richmond Power and Light substation and made contact with the wires near the individual breakers. The Palladium-Item reports power was restored about 40 minutes later.

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana man faces battery and intimidation charges for allegedly attacking a 4-year-old boy who was shopping at a grocery store with his father. Twenty-five-year-old Eric Parks was arrested following Tuesday's attack at a Martin's Super Market in Granger. He's being held on $1 million bond at the St. Joseph County Jail in South Bend.

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