MORNING-MidwestDigest-08-30-17

Steve Alexander fills in for Max Armstrong. (audio)

Max is at Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.

Have you heard of minimum security federal prison for women in New Jersey known as Camp Cupcake? Latest convict going there is Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools. The 68-year-old scheduled to spend 4.5 years there.

Credit card skimmers were found inside the gas pumps in South Dakota, suggesting it was an inside job.

Attention bank robbers – Pinnacle bank branches in Nebraska are beefing up security after being held up five times in last year. They are adding armed guards and making other security improvements. There were 14 hold ups in 2015 in Nebraska. Last year there were 75

Indiana lost $77 million in 2012 because it couldn’t collect online sales tax if a retailer doesn’t have a physical presence in the state. Indiana is now suing Wayfair and Overstock to try to get a Supreme Court ruling in its favor.

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, a critic of outsourcing jobs, is selling his stock in a family arts and crafts business that operates in Mexico. He’s up for re-election next year.

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