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INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Chip shortage puts news, used vehicles in high demand | Across Indiana

Currently in the market for a new or used car? If so, be prepared for some sticker shock, at least for the foreseeable future.

According to the analysts at automotive resource company Edmunds, new car inventories have been strained for months due primarily to a combination of global semiconductor chip shortages and supply chain disruptions connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After digging into the potential impacts of those factors, the company recently reported that new vehicle inventory at dealerships nationwide was down by 48% this spring compared to a year ago, with inventories continuing to fall in the summer. And while the company does predict that new car inventories will begin to steadily rebuild beginning in September, the anticipation is that inventories will remain well below their pre-pandemic levels through 2022.

“New vehicles — particularly new trucks and SUVs — are basically the 2021 equivalent of toilet paper and

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Man charged with murder in 2 killings outside Indiana plant

Factory Shooting Indiana (Clinton County Sheriffâs Office)

Factory Shooting Indiana (Clinton County Sheriffâs Office)

A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and her granddaughter outside a central Indiana automotive seating plant where all three worked was formally charged with murder Friday, and prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if he’s convicted.

Gary C. Ferrell II, 26, faces two counts of murder and one count each of criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license.

The Frankfort man was arrested Wednesday following a high-speed car chase after the fatal shootings outside NHK Seating of America where police said he had worked a day shift.

Ferrell is accused of killing co-workers Promise Mays, 21, and her grandmother, Pamela Sled, 62, both of nearby Rossville, in the plant’s parking lot as they arrived late Wednesday afternoon for their evening shifts.

Ferrell, who remains incarcerated at the Clinton County Jail without

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