Archive for July 2014

July 1, 2014

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10 Indiana Laws That Go Into Effect Today

The Indiana General Assembly passed 224 laws this year, including a pre-k pilot program and changes to the state's criminal code.

July 1, 2014

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Konchinsky says the ordeal with the two officers caused her to be late to work.

Woman Sues IMPD Officers Over Bumper Sticker

Pamela Konchinsky is suing two Indianapolis police officers for asking her to remove her bumper sticker, which read "Unmarked Police Car."

July 1, 2014

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Online Teacher Communities Could Ease Standards Transition

New online teacher communities launched by the Department of Education could help ease the transition to new academic standards.

July 1, 2014

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Peru Residents Still Fighting DNR’s Dam Assessment

Residents of Peru are fighting against the Department of Natural Resources, which is ordering them to pay thousands of dollars for dam repairs.

July 1, 2014

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Corridor Capital Lead Contender for Hoosier State Line

Corridor Capital, a passenger rail development company based in Chicago, has emerged as lead candidate to replace Amtrak as operator of the Hoosier State Line.

July 1, 2014

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New Rules Allow More People To Use Crowdfunding In Indiana

A law that goes into effect today in Indiana allows private companies to raise up to $2 million from crowdfunding.

July 1, 2014

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Veteran Anti-Discrimination Law Could Be Hard To Enforce

A law that goes into effect today prohibits companies from turning away a potential employee because he or she is a veteran.

July 1, 2014

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The state has been ordered to recognize the same-sex marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney.

Appeals Court: Indiana Must Recognize One Same-Sex Marriage

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering Indiana to recognize the marriage of one same-sex couple while it considers a larger lawsuit.

July 2, 2014

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Ask The Mayor: Greencastle’s Sue Murray

On this week's Ask The Mayor we speak with Greencastle's Sue Murray about new laws that went into effect this week and the city's plans for Fourth of July.

July 2, 2014

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Sen. Donnelly Pushes For More Financial Literacy For Vets

Senator Joe Donnelly and federal officials Tuesday discussed the importance of financial protections for service members and veterans.

July 2, 2014

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The explosion at the GM plant involved a chlorine dioxide container.

Blast At Marion GM Plant Kills One, Injures Five

A chemical explosion at Marion's GM metal-stamping plant Tuesday injured five people and killed one.

July 2, 2014

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Indiana Is A National Leader For Tracking Remediation

Indiana is one of 30 states that consistently identifies, tracks and reports the numbers of students needing remedial instruction.

July 2, 2014

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Survey: Lack Of Qualified Workers Leaves Many Jobs Unfilled

An Indiana Chamber of Commerce survey finds most employers have a difficult time finding qualified employees.

July 2, 2014

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Abandoned home in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Lieutenant Governor says the program will help stabilize neighborhoods and reduce foreclosures.

Lead Poisoning Threatens Terre Haute’s Poorest Residents

Terre Haute's residents who live near former industrial areas, railroads or those who live in old houses are at high risk for possible lead poisoning.

July 2, 2014

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Owen County Golf Course Reopens After Nine Months

Rolling Meadows golf course opened Wednesday after having been closed for nine months.

July 2, 2014

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IU Baseball Hires Louisville’s Chris Lemonis As Head Coach

IU is hiring University of Louisville assistant coach Chris Lemonis to become the head baseball coach.

July 3, 2014

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5 Fireworks Safety Tips For The Fourth Of July

Fire officials encourage Hoosiers to go to a professional fireworks show and follow state law to prevent accidents.

July 3, 2014

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The 9,000-seat gym is famous for being one of the largest high school basketball arenas in the country.

Anderson School Board OK’s Wigwam Transfer

The School Board approved transferring the Wigwam arena to the Redevelopment Commission, the first step toward placing the gym in the hands of its new owner.

July 3, 2014

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$3 million in grants will help expand technical education program in Indiana.

$3 Million Granted For Technical Career Education Statewide

Gov. Mike Pence announced today $3 million in grants is available for technical education programs around the state.

July 3, 2014

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Why Education Starts Not In The Classroom, But In The Womb

Research shows doing physical and educational development activities with infants and toddlers prepares them for preschool.

July 3, 2014

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Providing minors with a place to drink is now considered a class B misdemeanor in Indiana.

Law Punishes Hoosiers Who Provide Minors A Place To Drink

New legislation aimed at curbing underage drinking criminalizes adults who provide minors with a place to drink.

July 3, 2014

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Woman Sues Subcontractor For Underpaid Work In Afghanistan

A Bloomington woman claims she was underpaid for the time she worked as a medical contractor in Afghanistan.

July 3, 2014

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Planned Parenthood Facility Closing In Bedford

The Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford is shutting down after seeing a significant decline in the number of patients it sees each year.

July 4, 2014

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Veterans With PTSD Often Have Adverse Reaction To Fireworks

A Facebook post raising awareness about the stress fireworks can cause for veterans has gone viral.

July 4, 2014

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HIP 2.0 Includes New Workforce Training Requirement

The application for Medicaid expansion, submitted to the Federal Government on Wednesday, includes a requirement that applicants receive job skills training

July 4, 2014

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Preschool Pilot Program Gains Traction As Planning Begins

The major planning stages of the state's preschool pilot program are getting underway this month.

July 4, 2014

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How New EPA Regulations Could Affect Indiana’s Mining Towns

Residents in Southwest Indiana worry new EPA regulations could cause major job loss in the area, although economists say it's too soon to tell.

July 4, 2014

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Bloomington's Fourth of July Parade

Slideshow: Bloomington’s Fourth Of July Parade

Did you see WFIU and WTIU News in the Fourth of July parade today? We saw YOU!!

July 4, 2014

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It is concerned the bill would  weaken Indiana's ability to regulate repond to it's own environmental problems

Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” July 4, 2014

New Indiana laws are in effect, job discrimination legislation for veterans and how Indiana coal industry communities are preparing for new EPA regulations.

July 7, 2014

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Officers Jacob Calvin, Perry Renn and Jeffrey Westerfield were all killed in the line of duty last week.

Three Indiana Police Officers Shot And Killed In One Week

Three police officers in different regions of the state have been killed within the past week.

July 7, 2014

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The loans allegedly totaled $600 thousand.

Kokomo Man Arrested For $600,000 In Fraudulent Loans

State Police say 50-year-old Charles Scott Defabritis allegedly obtained several farm loans in 2013 using false information and collateral.

July 7, 2014

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A settlement regarding Tony Bennett's ethics violation will be released Thursday.

Ex-Superintendent Reaches Settlement In Ethics Complaint

Tony Bennett and Indiana Inspector General David Thomas reached a settlement regarding Bennett's ethics complaint.

July 7, 2014

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Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're on our way to visit with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show.

July 7, 2014

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State Board Requests Changes To Meeting Procedures

The State Board of Education wants to amend portions of the board's meeting procedures after months of arguing.

July 7, 2014

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Lawmakers Weigh Options After Two Police Officer Shootings

Sen. Jim Merritt plans to pursue gun violence legislation in response to what he calls a “crisis” in Indiana’s urban areas.

July 7, 2014

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BMV Appealing Order That Restarts Personalized Plate Program

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will ask the Indiana Supreme Court to overturn a lower court order to restart the state‘s personalized license plate program.

July 7, 2014

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Approaching Frontal System Sparking Severe Thunderstorms

Severe thunderstorm and flood warnings have been issued today.

July 8, 2014

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The old fund had $3 trillion and fueled federal roads and bridge maintenance in addition to state and city infrastructure projects.

Workers Want Congress To Fund Road And Bridge Upgrades

Some Indiana workers are urging members of congress to pass a highway bill before the federal highway trust fund runs out.

July 8, 2014

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USDA Green Lights Pig Virus Vaccine

The USDA has granted a permit for use of a vaccine that would help curb the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, a disease that has devastated Indiana pig farmers.

July 8, 2014

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State Senator Taking Leave, Being Deployed To Afghanistan

Sen. Jim Banks, a Naval Reserve officer, is taking a temporary leave of absence when he is deployed to Afghanistan this fall.

July 8, 2014

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Study Aims To Boost Economy In Local Cities

A consulting firm will compare Indiana cities to comparable cities in other states with the goal of boosting economic development.

July 8, 2014

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Tensions Rev Up Ahead Of State Board Of Education Meeting

Tensions between the State Board of Education and state superintendent Glenda Ritz are increasing over board procedures and Department of Education actions.

July 8, 2014

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Indiana Hospitals See Rise In Heroin Overdoses

A doctor at St. Vincent Hospital says hospitals in Indiana and surrounding states have seen a 300 percent increase in heroin overdoses.

July 8, 2014

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Valeo Brings More Jobs With The Plant Expansion

Valeo is working on a 27 million dollars project to modernize the plant and bring more jobs.

July 9, 2014

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Mayor Duke Bennett

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Duke Bennett

This time we talk with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.

July 9, 2014

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Indiana Will Not Recognize Hundreds Of Same Sex Marriages

Indiana is not recognizing the same-sex marriages that occurred directly after a court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

July 9, 2014

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Pence to Lead Economic Development Trip to United Kingdom

Gov. Pence is bringing his economic development team to England to encourage aviation companies to set up shop in Indiana.

July 9, 2014

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Indiana’s 4 New Transportation Priorities

A panel indicates the state should prioritize four new transportation projects, including building an I-69 bridge over the Ohio River.

July 9, 2014

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Investor Unexpectedly Backs Out of Wigwam Deal

Investors in Wigwam Entertainment and Sports pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour, leaving the fate of the historic arena uncertain.

July 9, 2014

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Marcus Robinson, CEO of Tindley Schools, appeals to the State Board of Education to keep Arlington High School Operational. The board heard Robinson's testimony at Wednesday's meeting.

Takeover School Asks SBOE For Money To Operate

Arlington High School in Indianapolis asked for more funding from the State Board of Education to stay open this school year.

July 9, 2014

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Artifacts Investigated By FBI Go On Display At Museum

The Grover Museum is displaying Native American artifacts from a local man who had some of his collection confiscated by the FBI.

July 10, 2014

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Former Schools Chief Agrees To $5,000 Ethics Violation Fine

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett has been found guilty of ethic violations that occurred while he was in office.

July 10, 2014

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Officer Renn was shot on duty Saturday night during an alley fight.

Suspect Charged With Murder Of IMPD Officer Perry Renn

Major Davis Jr. has been charged with the shooting death of IMPD Officer Perry Renn.

July 10, 2014

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Troy Woodruff

INDOT Official’s Job Change Could Be A Conflict Of Interest

A state transportation worker is going to work for a company that has received contracts with the Indiana Department of Transportation.

July 10, 2014

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Tony Bennett will pay a $5,000 fine after the Inspector General ruled he did violated one ethics code during his time in office.

State Ethics Commission Accepts Bennett’s Settlement

Former state superintendent Tony Bennett will pay $5,000 for using government resources during his 2012 re-election campaign.

July 10, 2014

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Pence Urges Congress To Block EPA Regulations

Gov. Mike Pence says new restrictions on power plants will raise energy prices in Indiana.

July 10, 2014

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Indiana State Fair Midway

Dozens Of Vendors Sign Up To Serve Alcohol At State Fair

This year will be the first time alcohol is served at the Indiana State Fair in about 70 years.

July 11, 2014

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Most Indiana Parents Have Only $3,000 In Emergency Savings

Recent reports show few Hoosiers save enough to cover six months' expenses, which is what financial experts recommend people put aside in a rainy day fund.

July 11, 2014

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New Processing Plant Brings Jobs To Southern Indiana

A new film-processing plant is expected to bring around 60 jobs to Daviess County.

July 11, 2014

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State Panel Debates How To Fund Transportation Priorities

Indiana's top transportation priorities are expected to cost between $5 billion and $10 billion.

July 11, 2014

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The Excel Center in Kokomo serves over 300 adult students seeking their high school diploma.

Adult High School Gives New Meaning To ‘Back To School’

The Excel Center in Kokomo, which offers adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, just finished its first year as a new charter school.

July 11, 2014

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Study: Deer Hunts Boost Native Plants In State Parks

The Department of Natural Resources' controlled deer hunts have doubled the plant cover in state parks since the 1990s.

July 11, 2014

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Konchinsky says the ordeal with the two officers caused her to be late to work.

Hoosiers Mourn Fallen Officer, Look For Answers To Crime

IMPD Officer Perry Renn died in a shootout Saturday night in Indianapolis.

July 11, 2014

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ACLU Asks Feds To Recognize Indiana Same-Sex Marriages

The ACLU of Indiana is requesting that the Justice Department specify that it will recognize same-sex couples married in Indiana last month.

July 11, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” June 27, 2014

This week on Indiana Newsdesk, we discuss how same-sex marriages in Indiana are being recognized, and new surveys show Hoosiers don't save enough money.

July 12, 2014

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Indiana’s Same Sex Marriage Case Fast-Tracked

After Governor Pence ordered state agencies to not recognize last month's same sex marriages, a federal court will fast track the case.

July 14, 2014

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Indiana’s ‘Right-To-Farm’ Bill Taking Hold In Other States

A 'right-to-farm' policy already in effect in Indiana is starting to gain momentum in agriculture states.

July 14, 2014

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Video: Greyhound Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 18

A stolen car crashed into a Greyhound bus on Sunday, killing the car's driver and injuring 18 bus passengers.

July 14, 2014

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Museum Video To Star 1954 Milan Basketball Players

A museum honoring the 1954 Milan basketball team has received funding for a video project to interview the surviving team members.

July 14, 2014

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Michael Claytor is the Democratic opponent of current State Auditor Suzanne Crouch.

State Auditor Candidate Questions Indiana Fiscal Integrity

Democratic state auditor candidate Michael Claytor says the state's 'fiscal integrity' has been built by unnecessarily padding the state’s reserves.

July 14, 2014

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Governor Mike Pence and state superintendent Glenda Ritz co-chaired the Education Roundtable meeting in June.

Online Petition: Governor Pence, Let Ritz Do Her Job

An online petition encouraging Governor Pence and his SBOE appointees to stop interfering with Ritz's job on the board has almost 500 signatures.

July 14, 2014

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U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett Resigns From Office

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is resigning at the end of the month, again sparking speculation that he might run for a statewide office.

July 14, 2014

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Ivy Tech President At White House To Discuss Apprenticeships

Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder is part of a roundtable summit that aims to increase apprenticeships in the U.S.

July 14, 2014

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Suzanne Crouch

Indiana Finishes Fiscal Year With $100 Million Surplus

Republicans are praising the state's fiscal conservatism, but Democrats say the surplus has come at the expense of much-needed programs.

July 14, 2014

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How Jails Became The Largest Providers Of Mental Health Care

WFIU/WTIU speaks to a Kokomo Tribune reporter about his series looking at why jails are becoming one of the main providers of mental health care in Indiana.

July 14, 2014

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Secular Officials Now Allowed To Solemnize Indiana Marriages

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules Indiana's marriage solemnization statute discriminates against some religious or ethical groups.

July 14, 2014

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Submit Your Questions For Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan

We'll sit down with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan on Tuesday. Email or tweet us your questions before 12 p.m.

July 15, 2014

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Superintendent Glenda Ritz addresses the press outside July's State Board of Education meeting.

Teachers Anxious Over State Board Tension, Lack Of Movement

Infighting between State Board of Education members and Superintendent Glenda Ritz worries many Indiana teachers, who need board guidance on pressing issues.

July 15, 2014

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Convenience Stores Appeal, File New Cold Beer Lawsuit

The Indiana stores are continuing their fight against a law that only allows liquor stores to sell cold beer.

July 15, 2014

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INDOT Asks Judge To Halt Monroe County I-69 Noise Ordinance

The Indiana Department of Transportation is fighting Monroe County's noise ordinance that has largely stopped night construction on I-69.

July 15, 2014

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Evan Bayh was elected Secretary of State before serving two terms as governor, followed by 12 years in the U-S Senate.

Evan Bayh Still Deciding Whether To Run For Governor In 2016

Evan Bayh says he is not ruling out a run for governor of Indiana in 2016.

July 15, 2014

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The money for the proposed police program would come from Ballardâs RebuildIndy program.

Indianapolis Mayor Says Police Should Change Strategy

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says housing more police officers in high-crime areas won't address the city's crime issues.

July 15, 2014

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Upland Wins State Fair’s Brewery Of The Year

Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company won the Indiana State Fair's Brewer of the Year award this week.

July 16, 2014

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Miller says Ballard has flip-flopped on his crime policy since he was first elected.

County Democratic Chair Critical Of Indy Mayor On Crime

Marion County Democratic Party Chairman Joel Miller says Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's policies on crime haven't made the city safer.

July 16, 2014

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Terre Haute Nuns Look For New Revenue After Oil Deal Fails

The Sisters of Providence agreed to let CountryMark search for oil on their property, but the company did not find enough to start drilling.

July 16, 2014

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The economic development commission has recommended a 100 percent tax abatement over a ten-year period on the investment.

General Motors Proposes $27 Million Investment In Bedford

General Motors plans to invest about $27 million in a Bedford plant to buy production equipment for casting.

July 16, 2014

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Cummins Narrows Designers For Indianapolis Headquarters

The Columbus-based engine manufacturer is choosing between three New York-based architectural design firms.

July 16, 2014

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Education Leaders Launch Campaign To Combat Sexual Abuse

Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in the country. Education leaders are beginning to ask how they can prevent it.

July 16, 2014

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Indiana To Start Year-Round Drug Disposal Program

The Yellow Jugs Old Drugs program aims to keep people from throwing away old prescriptions, which can cause environmental damage.

July 16, 2014

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Judge Again Orders BMV To Issue Personalized Plates

A judge has denied the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' request for a stay on an earlier ruling.

July 16, 2014

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Some Hoosiers question whether the choice of a State Superintendent of Public Instruction should fall to voters or government officials.

Should Indiana’s Superintendent Be Elected Or Appointed?

Recent friction between the State Board of Education and Superintendent Glenda Ritz raises the question: should her position be appointed rather than elected?

July 16, 2014

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Judge To Decide On I-69 Noise Ordinance Within Days

The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking a court order to bypass a county noise ordinance that it says is impeding construction of I-69.

July 17, 2014

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Lee Hamilton Receives Award For Time In Congress

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton awarded by U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

July 17, 2014

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Indiana’s Abortion Rate Decreases Fifth Year In A Row

The number of abortions in Indiana decreased 9 percent from those performed in 2012.

July 17, 2014

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Coming Up Tonight At 6 On “Indiana Newsdesk”

What responsibility do schools have for sexual assault prevention and health providers are preparing for mental health patients who now qualify for coverage.

July 17, 2014

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All-Star Football Teams To Use Concussion Prevention Device

Indiana high school all-star teams are using a concussion preventive device that indicates when a player needs to be removed from a game.

July 17, 2014

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Panel Says Lawyers Should Not Get Credits For Pro Bono Work

Indiana's Chief Justice has urged lawyers to increase their pro bono hours, but a panel says they should not be given continuing education credits for doing so.

July 17, 2014

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Indiana University

IU Wraps Up Data Breach Response Effort

An Indiana University spokesman says the response to data breach cost the university $130,000.

July 17, 2014

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An increasing number of teachers is leaving the workforce each year.

Study: Teacher Turnover Is Higher Than Ever

A new report shows that roughly half a million U.S. teachers move or leave the profession each year.

July 18, 2014

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A reconstructed image of the hepatitis B capsid from data by IU's cryo-electron microscope.

IU Professor’s Discovery May Lead To Hepatitis B Cure

IU professor Adam Zlotnick has identified a molecule that could lead to a hepatitis B cure.

July 18, 2014

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Ivy Tech Names New Chancellor of Columbus, Southeast Regions

Ivy Tech Community College has named Chris Lowery Chancellor of its combined Columbus and Southeast regions.

July 18, 2014

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Community members pack the gym at Lincoln School for a public meeting about the school's failing accountability scores.

Future Of Two Evansville Schools Now In Hands Of State Board

Community members from two Evansville schools met with state representatives Thursday to discuss improvement plans after five failing accountability scores.

July 18, 2014

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Indiana Unemployment Rate Rises Despite Record Job Creation

Department of Workforce Development officials attribute the higher unemployment rate to people restarting the job search.

July 18, 2014

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Why Indiana Gas Prices Are Going Up And Down

Analysts say Indiana is among the states with the most volatile gas prices.

July 18, 2014

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Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

New State Policy Seeks To Help Prevent Teen Dating Abuse

Officials hope a new policy will help prevent teen dating abuse and sexual harassment.

July 18, 2014

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How Mental Health Care Is Changing Under Obamacare

Hospitals are seeing an influx of patients seeking medical health services under the Affordable Care Act, which could indicate a lack of outpatient services.

July 18, 2014

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Hoosiers Get $6.5 Million For Apple E-Book Price-Fixing

The Indiana Attorney General's office expects Hoosiers to receive $6.5 million as part of a settlement regarding price-fixing.

July 18, 2014

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Karlijn Keijzer

IU Student On Malaysia Air Flight That Crashed In Ukraine

Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was on the Malaysia Air Flight MH17, which U.S. officials believe was shot down by a surface-to-air missile yesterday.

July 18, 2014

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Arlington High School, a takeover within the Indianapolis Public School system, will remain open through the 2014-15 school year.

Arlington High School Will Stay Open, Operated By EdPower

One of Indianapolis Public Schools' takeover schools will remain open and under operation by non-profit EdPower, with assistance from the district.

July 19, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” July 18, 2014

What responsibility do schools have for sexual assault prevention and health providers are preparing for mental health patients who now qualify for coverage.

July 21, 2014

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Coaches Link Fewer Football Players To Concussion Awareness

Fewer kids are signing up to play football this coming season, which some coaches attribute to increased concussion awareness.

July 21, 2014

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Report: Indiana Improves Pain Management Health Care

A report from the American Cancer Society says Indiana's pain management policies have significantly improved. The state went from a grade of C+ to a B.

July 21, 2014

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Indiana National Parks Generated $82 Million In 2013

National park revenues were down last year, and park officials attribute the drop to the two-week government shutdown last October.

July 21, 2014

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Indiana is one of fifteen states that met requirements for the national special education framework this year.

Indiana Special Education On Track With National Framework

Indiana is one of the few states hitting the mark for national special education framework, which looks at compliance as well as student performance.

July 21, 2014

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Emergency Responders Begin Disaster Preparedness Drills

About 5,000 military and civilian personnel are starting a two-week disaster training exercise today.

July 21, 2014

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IU Student Loan Debt Decreases

Student borrowing is down 11 percent across Indiana University’s seven campuses amounting to more than $30 million.

July 21, 2014

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In-take photo of Hud Mellencamp.

John Mellencamp’s Son Charged With Underage Drinking

Hud Mellencamp is already being charged with felony battery for a fight he was allegedly involved in last year.

July 21, 2014

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State Government Launches Transparency Website

The new website aims to increase transparency of state government, but Democrats say it isn't detailed enough.

July 22, 2014

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Report: More Children Living In Concentrated Poverty Areas

More than one in ten children in Indiana live in high-poverty areas.

July 22, 2014

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Despite Persisting Poverty, Indiana Education Improves

New data shows Indiana children are making strides in education, despite persisting poverty.

July 22, 2014

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Five Counties Selected For Pre-K Pilot Program

Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will participate in Indiana's pre-K pilot program starting next year.

July 22, 2014

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Judge Halts Monroe County I-69 Noise Ordinance

The state argued Monroe County's noise ordinance was delaying construction on Interstate 69.

July 22, 2014

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9/11 Commission Releases New Report, Warns Of Cyber Threats

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, who is vice chair of the commission, says cybers attacks are one of the biggest threats to national security.

July 22, 2014

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Gov. Pence Stands By Not Creating State Health Exchange

A federal appeals court ruling issued today indicates the subsidies provided under the federal health exchange are invalid.

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