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November 1, 2017

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Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop

Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Opioid Epidemic, City Budget

Mayor Lienhoop takes your questions and talks about a two year initiative that aims to confront the county's opioid epidemic problem.

November 1, 2017

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Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Rollback Of Birth-Control Rule

An email sent by Notre Dame to faculty and staff on Friday showed that insurance coverage for birth control would end for employees on Jan. 1.

November 1, 2017

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A math teacher leads a lesson on mathematic inequalities at Charter School of the Dunes in Gary. On average, kids in charter schools outperform their traditional public school counterparts in both math and reading.

Gary Schools Emergency Manager: 1 Of 2 High Schools To Close

The Gary School District has a $1.7 million monthly deficit and is trying to reduce about $8.5 million in bills.

November 1, 2017

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Farmers Adjust To New Climate Norms Amid Long, Tricky Harvest

The unpredictable fall weather is delaying fall harvests.

November 1, 2017

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Donnelly, Young Urge Amazon To Choose Indiana For HQ2

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican Sen. Todd Young are urging Amazon to consider bringing its second headquarters to Indiana.

November 1, 2017

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Monroe County Community School Corporation has faced years of bus driver shortages. MCCSC spokesman Andrew Clampitt says the district is always looking to hire new bus drivers.Of the state 289 school corporations 48 earned an A for 2017.

A-Rated School Corporations More Than Double In 2017

The State Board of Education approved school corporation A-F letter grades Wednesday for the 2016-2017 school year.

November 1, 2017

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Digital rendering of what the fire station will look like after renovation.

Lotus Meets $50K Crowdfunding Goal For HQ Building Renovation

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation is renovating an old fire station into a center for art workshops, after-school programs, exhibitions and more.

November 1, 2017

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2 IMPD Officers To Face Police Board Over Shooting

Indianapolis' police chief says two officers who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist could appear before a firearms review board later this week.

November 1, 2017

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A bicyclist using a multi-use path in Bloomington.

City Of Bloomington, Indiana University Plan Bike Share Program

The city of Bloomington and Indiana University will put out a joint request for vendor proposals next week.

November 1, 2017

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Indy’s Lucas Oil Stadium Among 4 Future CFP Championship Sites

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be the first cold-weather site for the championship in 2022.

November 1, 2017

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City Dedicates Park To Victim Of 1968 Racially Motivated Killing

Carol Jenkins-Davis was from Rushville, but was stabbed to death in the city of Martinsville when she was just 21 years old.

November 1, 2017

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DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura speaks at an event launching Adoption Month and featuring the Heart Gallery.

Foster Families Needed For Children In Indiana

The number of children entering the foster system continues to grow in part because of the opioid epidemic.

November 1, 2017

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Despite multiple attempts by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Affordable Care Act still remains the law of the land.

Rock & Enroll: Open Enrollment Questions, Answered

Nov. 1 marks the first day of 2018 open enrollment, the period in which people can sign up for insurance through healthcare.gov. Here's what you need to know.

November 2, 2017

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National Report Gives Indiana Failing Grade For Pretrial Justice

Indiana scored poorly in all categories, including its pretrial detention rate.

November 2, 2017

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25 Counties To Receive Grants To Target Water Conservation

The Indiana Department of Agriculture’s Clean Water Indiana Program is distributing almost $900,000 in grants.

November 2, 2017

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Purdue Senate Chair David Sanders (left) and Purdue President Mitch Daniels (right) at a meeting earlier this year to address the purchase.

300 Purdue Faculty Ink Anti-Kaplan Petition

More than 300 Purdue University faculty members are asking the Higher Learning Commission to halt Purdue's purchase of for-profit Kaplan University.

November 2, 2017

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An aerial view of the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center at Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 29, 2012.

Duke Proposes Solar Farm, Batteries For Camp Atterbury

Duke Energy is seeking state permission to build a solar farm and a power-storage system at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury training base.

November 2, 2017

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McLaren Health Care currently operates in Michigan. Indiana will be the group's first out-of-state operation.

Michigan-Based Health System Buying Indiana Insurer

McLaren Health Care plans to maintain MDwise's Indiana operations, which currently include the Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan.

November 2, 2017

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Indiana coast of Lake Michigan

US House Backs National Park Designation For Indiana Dunes

A push to make the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore the country's 60th national park has cleared a big step in Congress.

November 2, 2017

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The changes would expand locations available for businesses like the existing strip club Night Moves.

Bloomington Closer To Expanding Space For Sex Oriented Businesses

Bloomington’s City Council voted 8-1 Wednesday to expand locations available for businesses like the existing strip club Night Moves.

November 2, 2017

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Study: Road Tolls Could Generate Billions For Indiana

An Indiana Department of Transportation study says the state could see between $39 billion and $53 billion in toll revenue from 2021 to 2050.

November 2, 2017

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Martinsville Remembers Victim Of 1968 Racially Motivated Murder

City leaders and residents from two Indiana communities honored Carol Jenkins-Davis, who was stabbed to death in Martinsville in a racially-motivated crime.

November 2, 2017

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Economists Forecast Growth For Indiana In 2018

The Business Outlook 2018 panel discussed economic forecasts for Indiana, the nation and the world.

November 3, 2017

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The Hancock County council will decide whether to approve the funding request Nov. 8.

Hancock Co. Public Defender Funding Shortfall Part Of Bigger Issue

Most of the funding for public defense in Indiana comes from local governments.

November 3, 2017

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The board plans to vote on whether to form a redistricting committee at their next meeting on November 14th.

Community Engagement At MCCSC Board Meeting Over Redistricting

The Monroe County Community School Corporation board will soon vote on whether to further study board districts after hearing public comment Thursday night.

November 3, 2017

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Indiana Doctor Reaches Plea Agreement In ‘Pill Mill’ Case

An Indiana doctor accused of operating a "pill mill" has reached a plea agreement that would include 10 years of probation but no prison time.

November 3, 2017

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Costume from 'Dangerous Liasons' (1988) designed by James Acheson for Glenn Close portraying Madam DeMerteuil.

Glenn Close Donates Costume Collection To Indiana University

Indiana University says actress Glenn Close has donated her collection of costumes from projects including "The Big Chill" and "101 Dalmatians."

November 3, 2017

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Insulin syringes on a black table.

State Health Officials Caution About Rising Diabetes Rates

The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that the disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the state.

November 3, 2017

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Carol Jenkins-Davis stone

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Who foots the bill for the criminally charged who can't afford an attorney? Two Indiana cities remember the victim of a 1968 racially motivated crime.

November 3, 2017

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Eagle Pointe Golf Resort

Court Rules To Place Pointe Properties In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Pointe Properties, LLC, managed by owner Doug Thomas, filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in early September.

November 3, 2017

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in May, 2017.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Plans Monday Visit To Indiana

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to visit Indianapolis on Monday to meet with members of an anti-violence group.

November 3, 2017

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Gregory Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at IUPUI.

IUPUI Study: Cystic Fibrosis Increases Risk For Chronic Pneumonia

The study finds people with cystic fibrosis have a high risk of chronic pneumonia because mucus that builds up in the lungs allows bacteria to grow rapidly.

November 3, 2017

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Juan Diego Alvarado Broadcasting The Indiana vs Wisconsin Match

IU Pilots Play-By-Play Broadcasts In Spanish For Men’s Soccer

Indiana University is offering a Spanish radio play-by-play broadcast for selected men's soccer matches.

November 3, 2017

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Historic Paoli Bridge Repaired, Still Closed To Traffic

The bridge has been closed since an overweight semi caused its collapse in 2015.

November 3, 2017

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City partnering with DNR and several nonprofits to replace 120 trees Saturday afternoon

Kokomo Replanting Trees In Tornado-Damaged Neighborhoods

The City of Kokomo is partnering with nonprofit group RETREET and the Indiana DNR to replace 120 trees in wake of the August 2016 tornado.

November 3, 2017

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Ind. Man Pleads Guilty To Punching Woman At Charlottesville Rally

An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to punching a woman as she yelled anti-racist chants at white supremacists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

November 3, 2017

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International Dance Night Fundraiser

Organizations To Host Dance Fundraiser To Help Refugees

The Bloomington Refugee Support Network and the Muslim Student Association are working in conjunction with Interfaith for the Friday event.

November 3, 2017

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The Hancock County council will decide whether to approve the funding request Nov. 8.

Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Public Defender Funding Shortfall

Who foots the bill for the criminally charged who can't afford an attorney? Two Indiana cities remember the victim of a 1968 racially motivated crime.

November 3, 2017

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Analysts differ on whether proposed tax cuts will provide a net benefit to workers at Indiana factories and other businesses. (Annie Ropeik/IPB News)

Will The GOP’s Tax Cuts Trickle Down To Hoosier Workers?

Some say the corporate tax cut will spur investment, while others argue individual cuts don't offset the plan's impact on the safety net for lower earners.

November 3, 2017

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The Northwest YMCA Branch is located on West Vernal Pike serving Ellettsville and the North side of Bloomington.

Monroe Co. YMCA Child Care Center Closing

The Monroe Co. YMCA’s Center for Children and Families is set to close by December 22.

November 5, 2017

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Man Slain In Indiana Home After 31-hour Standoff With Police

The man had been holding two women and two children hostage.

November 6, 2017

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Life Sciences Industry Urges Congress To Act On Medical Device Tax

A two-year suspension of the tax expires at the end of the year.

November 6, 2017

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Dr. Leslie Bishop delivers a letter asking Gov. Holcomb to reduce logging on state land to Rebecca Holwerda, the governor's director of operations.

Hoosiers Ask Governor To Reduce Logging On Public Land

A letter signed by 228 scientists tells Governor Holcomb increased logging rates hurt forest biodiversity.

November 6, 2017

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Hulman Center

Terre Haute Planning Convention Center Without Indiana State

A board voted last week to dissolve its partnership with the university on the project.

November 6, 2017

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The scene at Bankers Life Fieldhouse prior to tipoff between Indiana and Michigan.

Indiana Pacers Generate $13M From Additional Events At Arena

Pacers Sports & Entertainment generated record revenue this year from its management of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

November 6, 2017

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Knobstone Trail trailhead sign

Volunteers Work To Extend Indiana’s Longest Hiking Trail

The Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest hiking trail, and one hiking association is leading an effort that would more than its double the length.

November 6, 2017

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East Chicago Residents File Lawsuit Over Contamination

More than three dozen East Chicago homeowners have filed a lawsuit alleging that their homes and yards were severely contaminated with lead.

November 6, 2017

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Head Start students at Eastview Elementary in Connersville play a card game that teaches memory and matching skills.

Advocates Call For Classroom Cohesion Among Elementary, Preschools

One of Indiana’s leading preschool advocacy organizations wants the state to better align its elementary and preschool classrooms.

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Much of the state remained under a tornado watch Sunday afternoon.

Storms Damage Muncie Fieldhouse, Spawn Possible Tornadoes

Severe storms that battered parts of Indiana damaged the Muncie Fieldhouse, caused other sporadic damage and brought some flooding.

November 6, 2017

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The St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry provides only a small percentage of relief for families in Indianapolis compared to SNAP.

Hoosiers, Hunger Activists Call For No Cuts To SNAP

A number of Hoosiers working on the hunger front are meeting with leaders to make sure the importance of SNAP is understood.

November 6, 2017

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Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (center), announces reforms for IMPD with Chief Bryan Roach (left) and Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement David Hampton (right) following the fatal shooting of Aaron Bailey in June.

IMPD Chief Recommends Officers Who Shot Aaron Bailey Be Fired

IMPD Police Chief Bryan Roach is recommending the officers be fired because their actions don't align with IMPD training or policies.

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Samantha Tirey planned to send both of her children to the Y's childcare facility.

Parents Shocked By Decision To End YMCA Of Monroe Co. Childcare

Parents say they weren't aware the program was facing financial problems.

November 6, 2017

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Scales of Justice.

Former Inmate Sues Over Conviction Pence Wouldn’t Pardon

The lawsuit alleges Elkhart and the other defendants violated Keith Cooper's constitutional rights.

November 6, 2017

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Lawrence Co. Residents Sifting Through Debris From Storm

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Springville Sunday, but it's unsure of the storm's strength.

November 6, 2017

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Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett

Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s “Ask The Mayor”

We're getting ready to visit with Terre Haute's Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

November 7, 2017

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From left to right: Rev. Eugene Rivers, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rev. Charles Harrison.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Meets With Indy Anti-Violence Group

Sessions announced the creation of a Violent Crime Reduction Coordinating Committee, meant to help coordinate anti-crime efforts in the Department of Justice.

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Shalom Center in Bloomington.

Shalom Center Expects More Homeless With Rise In Severe Weather

It’s been a month since the Shalom Community Center started offering weekend hours allowing it to be open seven days a week.

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Robots assemble a vehicle at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton.

Trump Leans On Japanese Auto Cos., Even As U.S.-Made Exports Rise

Indiana is home to more Japanese investment overall than any other state, and it gets more money from Japan than from any other country.

November 7, 2017

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State police spokesman Sgt. Philip Hensley says it wasn't known why the tree fell, but it wasn't considered to be storm-related since there weren't any high winds in the area at the time.

Driver Dies After Tree Falls Across Highway In Indiana

Police say a 33-year-old man has died after a tree fell across a highway in southern Indiana and onto a truck that he was driving.

November 7, 2017

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The University of Notre Dame golden dome surrounded by other campus buildings.

Notre Dame Employees Will Have Access To Birth Control Coverage

University of Notre Dame employees will still have access to no cost birth control through a third party provider at no cost to staff or the university.

November 7, 2017

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Prosecuting Attorneys Council Asks For Marijuana Opposition

The council sent a letter to the Commission to Combat Drug Abuse asking for their opposition to legalization of marijuana in any form.

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Man Killed After 30-Hour Owen County Standoff Identified

The Owen County coroner said Tuesday that 31-year-old Mason Johnson II of Spencer died from a single gunshot to his head.

November 7, 2017

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Bloomington resident Daniel E. Messel in a booking photo shortly after Hannah Wilson's body was found in rural Brown County.

Prosecutor: Messel Could Be Linked To Spierer’s Disappearance

Daniel Messel is convicted of killing 22-year-old Hannah Wilson in Brown County in April 2015. Twenty-year-old Lauren Spierer went missing in June 2011.

November 7, 2017

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Bloomington Leaders Look To Succeed At Second Bike Share Attempt

Bloomington is giving a bike share program a second shot nearly 20 years after the city's first attempt didn't pan out.

November 7, 2017

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Goodbye ECA? Panel OKs Graduation Overhaul But Uncertainty Remains

A state committee recommended sweeping changes to high school graduation requirements Tuesday even as many of the details remain unknown.

November 8, 2017

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2,300 Lilly Workers, Many In Indiana, Take Buyouts Amid Downsizing

Lilly said in September it would aim to save $500 million by cutting 3,500 jobs out of its more than 41,000 worldwide.

November 8, 2017

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USDA: Late-season Rain Further Delays Corn, Soybean Harvests

As of this week, 70-percent of the state’s corn has been harvested – that’s compared to 85-percent at this time last year.

November 8, 2017

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The city and county will move forward on proposed new convention center space without Indiana State's Hulman Center.

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett On 2018 Budget, Control Plan

Margaret Avenue is still on schedule, the 2018 city budget is approved and balanced and the Hulman Center is no longer being considered as convention space.

November 8, 2017

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Carrier United Technologies sign outside a parking lot.

Carrier Delays, Reduces Upcoming Indianapolis Layoffs

Carrier said Tuesday the layoffs originally planned for Dec. 22 will now occur Jan. 11 and affect only 215 workers, not the 275 it had last estimated.

November 8, 2017

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A doe stands in the woods among tall green ferns.

Several Indiana State Parks To Close 4 Days For Deer Culls

The Department of Natural Resources says 16 state parks and properties will close for four days this month so hunters can reduce the size of their deer herds.

November 8, 2017

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Indiana Statehouse dome in Indianapolis.

Honda Executive To Lead Indiana Workforce Development Agency

A long-time executive with Honda's southeastern Indiana auto assembly plant has been tapped to lead the state's Department of Workforce Development.

November 8, 2017

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Indiana’s high-fenced deer hunting industry has been in the midst of a lawsuit for nearly a decade.

Emergency Rule Allows Deer Hunters To Use Rifles On Public Land

The DNR issued the rule in response to a law legislators passed that unintentionally barred the use of rifles on public land for deer hunting.

November 8, 2017

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Chief Of 2 Gary Casinos: Smoking Ban Would Cost City Revenue

The CEO of Gary's two casinos says a proposed smoking ban would cost the northwestern Indiana city revenue by driving gamblers to other casinos.

November 8, 2017

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Monroe County Schools Corporation school bus.

All But One First-Time School Funding Referenda Pass

Some schools in Indiana will watch today's results closely, with the fate of millions of dollars in funding up to voters in their communities.

November 8, 2017

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Pence Sets Indiana Trip To Tout GOP Tax Overhaul Plan

Vice President Mike Pence is heading to suburban Indianapolis in an attempt to build support for the Republican-led tax overhaul plan.

November 8, 2017

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First Baby Surrendered Using Baby Box In Indiana

The Department of Child Services has questioned the safety and legality of baby boxes in the past.

November 8, 2017

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Governor Holcomb Unveils 2018 Agenda

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to create new levels of bureaucracy to better align workforce needs with education and training.

November 8, 2017

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Amazon Faces $28,000 Fine Over Death At Indiana Warehouse

Amazon has until Dec. 1 to correct the safety violations.

November 8, 2017

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The tents are setup on private property not far from the planned logging area.

Save Yellowwood Group Camps Out In Protest Of Timber Auction

The group isn't against logging altogether, but wants old-growth areas of the forest preserved.

November 9, 2017

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James Trimnell (left) and Nathaniel Walmsley are charged with felony murder in connection with the overdose death of Rachel Walmsley.

Two Men Charged With Felony Murder For Overdose Death

The Ripley County prosecutor’s office is charging two men with felony murder for the July drug overdose death of a woman.

November 9, 2017

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Many cutting-edge CBRN response technologies were on display throughout the Pagoda Pavilion.

Speedway Hosts Counterterrorism/WMD Response Convention

Industry magazine CBRNe World and the Indiana FBI collaborated to hold the annual Convergence Conference in Indianapolis.

November 9, 2017

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State Teacher’s Association Questions Governor’s 2018 Ed. Agenda

The Indiana State Teacher’s Association says Holcomb's proposal concerning STEM education lacks specificity.

November 9, 2017

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A white baby sitting on the floor reading a book with an adult sitting behind.

ISDH Highlights Link Between Infant Mortality, Opioids

Preliminary findings of an Indiana State Department of Health study highlight a link between the state’s high infant mortality rate and the drug epidemic.

November 9, 2017

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Holcomb says groups interested in decriminalization should take up their cause with the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Holcomb Won’t Support Marijuana Decriminalization

Governor Eric Holcomb says he won’t support any push to decriminalize marijuana, even for medical use.

November 9, 2017

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Indiana law only allows liquor stores to sell cold beer.

Study: More Than Half Of Hoosiers Support Expanding Liquor Laws

The 2017 Hoosier Survey reveals more than half of Indiana residents support Sunday sales and cold beer sales in supermarkets and convenience stores.

November 9, 2017

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A brown wooden gavel with a gold band sits in front of an open law book.

Indiana Judge Issues Injunction In Immigration Detentions

A federal judge has barred the Marion County Sheriff's Office from detaining people in Indianapolis based solely on requests by immigration officials.

November 9, 2017

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IU Foundation Responds To NY Times Report About Offshore Accounts

A New York Times report details how universities, including IU, use offshore investments to exploit a tax loophole.

November 9, 2017

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Veterans Day Events Around The State

Hoosiers around the state will honor veterans over the weekend for Veterans Day.

November 9, 2017

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Curtis will be the second Indiana State graduate and the first woman to serve as ISU president.

Curtis Recommended As Indiana State’s 12th President

A search committee is recommending the board of trustees approve Deborah J. Curtis as the university’s 12th president during a special meeting next week.

November 9, 2017

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"Shame On The Gov," "Save Our Trees" and "A Forest Is A Community Not A Commodity" were just a few of the signs featured at the protest.

1,700 Trees Sell For About $108K At Timber Auction In Yellowwood

A group of activists is asking Governor Eric Holcomb to stop future logging in the back country area of Yellowwood State Forest.

November 9, 2017

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OUCC Says I&M Rate Increase Too High

The Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is recommending approval of a $125 million dollar rate increase.

November 9, 2017

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American Legion Calls For Medical Marijuana Legislation

Veterans made a direct response to Gov. Eric Holcomb's lack of support on the issue.

November 9, 2017

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Terre Haute $70 Million Sewer Bond Vote Canceled

Terre Haute leaders were scheduled to meet tonight to decide whether the city should move forward with a $70 million sewer bond.

November 10, 2017

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The Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse voted on Nov. 9 in favor of a resolution opposing the decriminalization of marijuana.

Drug Commission Formally Opposes Medical Marijuana

In the vote, 11 members supported a resolution opposing decriminalization of marijuana for any purpose. Three opposed, two members abstained.

November 10, 2017

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VP Mike Pence in front of three U.S. flags

Pence Visits Indiana To Push Tax Reform, Pressure Sen. Donnelly

Pence says the administration wants to lower taxes on working families, small businesses and family farms.

November 10, 2017

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The Terre Haute city council in the courtroom at City Hall

Terre Haute Council Discusses Sanitation Bond, Redevelopment Loan

The monthly council meeting included discussion of the city's deficit and infrastructure needs.

November 10, 2017

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IU Head Coach Archie Miller addresses the press on IU's media day.

Archie Miller Era Begins As IU Basketball Season Tips Off Tonight

The Indiana men’s basketball team will face Indiana State at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in the season opener.

November 10, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Is it dangerous to let your baby sleep beside you in bed? New sonar technology of Lake Monroe. And we sit down with two of Indiana’s own veterans.

November 10, 2017

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Doctors, Researchers & Parents At Odds Over ‘Safe’ Sleep

Several state and federal agencies say safe sleep means adults shouldn't share a bed with a baby, but some researchers and parents disagree.

November 10, 2017

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Judge Sides With Purdue In Blocking Boilermakers Beer

A Florida businessman says he'll appeal a judge's order sought by Purdue University that blocks him from trying to sell Boilermakers Beer.

November 10, 2017

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McCormick: 30 Percent Of Indiana Districts Seeing Drop In Funding

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick spoke with parents in Bloomington Thursday night and touched on the challenge of school funding.

November 10, 2017

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Veterans Day: World War II Veterans Reflect On Their Service

The veterans shared their memories of what that time was like and what their service means to them decades later.

November 10, 2017

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IU Faculty Group Approves Repurposing Controversial Lecture Hall

Bloomington Faculty voted this week on a resolution to repurpose a classroom because of a controversial mural.

November 10, 2017

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Company To Harvest Yellowwood Previously Named In Logging Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged the company engaged in damaging logging practices and breached its contract.

November 10, 2017

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Warring Indiana Alcohol Lobbyists Reach Deal On Sunday Sales

Two powerful groups whose past disagreements have blocked attempts to legalize carryout Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana say they have reached an agreement.

November 10, 2017

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Brown County Acquires Sonar, Water Rescue Equipment Through Grant

New technology is giving one Indiana county a better look at what’s at the bottom of Lake Monroe, and it’s helping law enforcement solve some cases.

November 10, 2017

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Parent, Baby Co-sleeping; Veterans Day

Is it dangerous to let your baby sleep beside you in bed? New sonar technology of Lake Monroe. And we sit down with two of Indiana’s own veterans.

November 10, 2017

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U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett receive help during a coding class.

Grow With Google Training Launches In Indianapolis

The company will continue working with community partners to help address the middle-skills gap in technology.

November 13, 2017

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Early voting for the primary election runs from April 5 to May 2.

Indiana District 9 Becomes Battlefield Target For Democrats

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will target Indiana’s 9th congressional district in its efforts leading up to the 2018 election.

November 13, 2017

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Miami County Courthouse in Peru, Indiana.

Peru, Ind. Jettisons Dozens Of ‘Fluff And Nonsense’ Rules

A northern Indiana city has jettisoned more than 100 obsolete ordinances, including a restriction that made it illegal to spit on the sidewalk.

November 13, 2017

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Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses 1992-2016.

Worker Injuries, Illness On The Decline

The annual report finds the highest rates of injury happen in local government.

November 13, 2017

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A child sitting at a table writing on a piece of paper with a red pencil.

Children’s Commission Adopts Mental Health License Recommendations

The commission adopted recommendations of its mental health task force to align Indiana’s mental health counselors license requirements with 30 other states.

November 13, 2017

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A brick sign on a small grassy hill reads Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

IPFW To Get New School Colors In Shift To Purdue Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will switch to new school colors as part of its sweeping realignment next year.

November 13, 2017

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Barbed wire fixed in loops on a chain link fence.

Transgender Inmate Sues Indiana For Hormone Therapy

A transgender inmate is suing the Indiana Department of Correction commissioner over denied requests for hormone therapy.

November 13, 2017

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Volunteer Firefighter Fatally Struck In Southwestern Indiana

State police say a volunteer firefighter was killed at a southwestern crash scene when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by an intoxicated firefighter.

November 13, 2017

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A sign indicating directions for ground transportation at the Indianapolis International Airport.

Indianapolis Airport Adding Electric Buses For Shuttle Fleet

Indianapolis International Airport is starting to use electric buses for shuttling passengers between its terminal and parking lots.

November 13, 2017

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Bald Eagle Injured In Southern Indiana Moving To Detroit Zoo

A bald eagle found badly injured in southern Indiana is getting a new home at the Detroit Zoo.

November 13, 2017

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Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s “Ask The Mayor”

We're getting ready to visit with Bloomington's John Hamilton for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

November 13, 2017

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Howard County Plans WWII Memorial Honoring Women

The Howard County War Veterans Memorial Corporation plans to build a women’s legacy memorial on the county’s courthouse square.

November 13, 2017

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Hamilton County Parks and Recreation logo with a squirrel eating an acorn in the center.

Feds Fine Hamilton County Over Native American Gravesite Dig

The U.S. Department of the Interior is fining a central Indiana county for violating a federal law aimed at protecting Native American gravesites.

November 13, 2017

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Coroner: Bartholomew Co. Inmate Died From Meth Overdose

The Bartholomew County Coroner says an inmate death at the Bartholomew County Jail last month was the result of a meth overdose and pre-existing conditions.

November 13, 2017

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Indiana University Dance Marathon

Indiana University Students Raise $4.2M In Dance Marathon

Indiana University students have raised roughly $4.2 million for an Indianapolis children's hospital during an annual 36-hour dance marathon.

November 13, 2017

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Rep. Luke Messer sits with veterans to talk about the new Forever GI Bill that takes affect tomorrow. Pictured right is Jason Nyikos a U.S. Navy veteran whose education was affected by the closing of ITT Technical Institute.

Federal Law To Restore Veteran Benefits After ITT Tech Closure

The provision, authored by U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, will restore GI Bill benefits to 7,000 veterans nationwide.

November 13, 2017

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Todd Young

Indiana Sen. Todd Young Calls On Embattled Moore To Drop Out

Indiana Sen. Todd Young joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling on embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of the race.

November 13, 2017

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Alex Azar

Azar Nominated For HHS Secretary

If confirmed, former Eli Lilly president Alex Azar will take over the nation's top health position.

November 13, 2017

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From right to left – former U.S. senator and Indianapolis mayor Richard Lugar, current mayor Joe Hogsett, and former mayors Greg Ballard, Bart Peterson and Steve Goldsmith.

Former Indy Mayors Celebrate Legacy Of Richard Lugar

The mayors lauded Lugar for his lifelong passion for Indianapolis, and for ushering the city into the modern era.

November 14, 2017

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Urban Station Phase 2 rendering. Rhino's would occupy the south retail spot off Walnut Street.

Plan Commission Reluctantly Approves New Rhino’s Mixed Development

Bloomington’s Plan Commission reluctantly approved a new four-story, 154 bedroom development in the place Rhino’s Youth Center occupies off South Walnut Street.

November 14, 2017

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Terre Haute schools are holding open houses in an attempt to demonstrate the need for millions in upgrades.

Vigo Co. Schools Open House Shows Need For Millions In Upgrades

Terre Haute school corporation holding open houses to demonstrate need for upgrades.

November 14, 2017

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Alcohol Review Panel Set To Meet At Indiana Statehouse

The commission is tasked with reviewing Indiana's antiquated alcohol laws.

November 14, 2017

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Fogle pleaded guilty in November 2015 to trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls.

Judge Rejects Self-Filed Appeal From Ex-Subway Pitchman

A federal judge in Indianapolis has rejected an appeal that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed himself.

November 14, 2017

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Paoli Community Schools

Teacher Buyouts By Paoli School District Amid Budget Shortfall

Four teachers will leave the Paoli School District this next year after accepting buyouts from the school corporation Monday.

November 14, 2017

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Terre Haute, Indy Join Cities Suing Opioid Distributors

Along with Indianapolis, Muncie and Scott County, Terre Haute is alleging that pharmaceutical companies have contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic.

November 14, 2017

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Frank Morris holds the quarter he designed to honor a Revolutionary War soldier.

Indiana Revolutionary War Figure Honored With New Quarter

The U.S. Mint released today a new quarter featuring George Rogers Clark in Vincennes today, where his American soldiers captured a British-held fort.

November 14, 2017

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While some members of the legislature said the program might be ready by the fall, Gov. Pence says he hopes it will be ready by next year.

Pence’s Short Trip To NFL Game Cost Indianapolis Police $14K

Vice President Mike Pence's attendance at an NFL game that he left after a national anthem protest cost Indianapolis about $14,000.

November 14, 2017

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Forward Together Terre Haute says potential changes to voting centers could discourage people from casting a ballot.

Group Protests Proposed Changes To Vigo Co. Voting Centers

The Vigo County Election Board will consider making changes to its current voting centers during a meeting Thursday.

November 15, 2017

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The commission’s goal is to modernize Indiana's complex rules for beer, wine and liquor sales.

Head Of Alcohol Commission ‘Bothered’ By Lobbyist Booze Deal

A commission reviewing Indiana's antiquated booze laws is backing a repeal of a prohibition on retail Sunday alcohol sales.

November 15, 2017

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John Hamilton, Bloomington Mayor

Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Annexation Perception

Hamilton says 15,000 more solar panels are being installed throughout the city by the end of the year.

November 15, 2017

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Curtis Hill for Indiana

Indiana Attorney General Gets Spot With Big Campaign Backer

The Republican Attorneys General Association gave more than $700,000 to Hill's 2016 campaign.

November 15, 2017

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Third Otter Trapping Season Set to Begin

The state has set this year's trapping cap at 600.

November 15, 2017

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Donnie Minnick is president of the Owen Co. commissioners.

President Of Owen Co. Commissioners Facing Felony Charges

The charges come two months after the former county highway superintendent was arrested for a similar scheme.

November 15, 2017

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The report shows Purdue has nearly 11,300 international students who make up about 22 percent of the school's total enrollment.

Study: Purdue Ranks High In International Student Enrollment

A new study shows Purdue University ranks among the nation's top 10 universities for the largest number of international students.

November 15, 2017

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There are now three city wells offline, including one at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds that was taken out of service in June after it tested positive for E. coli contamination.

Indiana Officials Shut 2 Wells After Toxic Chemicals Found

There are now three city wells offline in Columbus.

November 15, 2017

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A severe thunderstorm on Nov. 5 ripped a hole in the roof of the fieldhouse and ruptured water pipes, turning the bleachers into a waterfall and flooding the hardwood basketball floor.

Historic Fieldhouse Hit By Storm Was Insured For Nearly $10M

School officials say the historic Muncie Fieldhouse was insured for nearly $10 million when a severe thunderstorm damaged it recently.

November 15, 2017

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Under the plan at least 1,200 students would be relocated, fifth-graders would go back to elementary school, start times would change and a new magnet school would emerge.

Plans Call For Closing Or Merging 5 South Bend Schools

Newly released plans call for closing or merging five South Bend schools as the district faces continued declines in enrollment.

November 15, 2017

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Bloomington North High School.

MCCSC School Board Votes To Appoint Redistricting Committee

A special committee will look into whether the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s board districts should be redrawn.

November 15, 2017

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Opioids Impact Indiana’s Infant Mortality Rate

Indiana's infant mortality rate continues to rise and is linked to substance use disorders.

November 15, 2017

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Former IN School Custodian Gets 6 Years For Sex With Student

A former custodian at a central Indiana school has been sentenced to six years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

November 16, 2017

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Indiana coast of Lake Michigan

Documents: US Steel Sought To Keep Chemical Spill Secret

Documents show a Portage, Ind. steel plant released nearly double its allowable daily release of a potentially cancer-causing chemical.

November 16, 2017

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The opioid epidemic is contributing to the increase in children in need of services cases.

Pilot Program Aims To Get Children Out Of Welfare System Quickly

The program will help address the drastic increase in the number of children in need of services, or CHINS, cases.

November 16, 2017

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Dan Canon, Robert Chatlos, Brandon Hood and Liz Watson fielded questions from Hoosier Action members and other voters in the 9th Congressional District Wednesday night at Ivy Tech Bloomington.

Indiana’s 9th District Candidates Meet For First Public Forum

Four Democratic candidates say they want to face Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth next year.

November 16, 2017

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Curtis will be the second Indiana State graduate and the first woman to serve as ISU president.

ISU Trustees Vote Unanimously For New President, Deborah Curtis

Deborah Curtis will succeed current President Dan Bradley at Indiana State University.

November 16, 2017

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Vigo Co. Council Tables Vote To Fund Study Of Judiciary System

The request asked for $150,000 to finance an independent study that would examine the local county jail and courts to find solutions for overcrowding.

November 16, 2017

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Eagle Pointe Homeowner Assoc. Securing Golf Resort Amid Bankruptcy

A U.S. trustee has been appointed to manage the Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation of assets at Bloomington's Eagle Pointe Golf Resort.

November 16, 2017

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Delph is a major in the Army Reserves. He's been a state senator since 2006 and is chairman of the Senate's veterans affairs committee.

Indiana Lawmaker Being Deployed For Puerto Rico Recovery

A Republican state senator will miss at least a portion of the 2018 Indiana legislative session for an Army Reserve deployment.

November 16, 2017

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City Council Members meet to discuss water and sewage fees.

City Council Votes To Raise One-Time Fees For Sewage And Water

Bloomington City Council chose Wednesday night not to increase water and sewer rates but instead increase a number of single charge fees.

November 16, 2017

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President Donald Trump addresses U.S. House Republicans.

House Approves GOP Tax Overhaul: How Indiana Reps Voted

Of Indiana's Congressional delegation, all seven Republicans voted in favor while the state's two Democrats were opposed.

November 16, 2017

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Indiana City Latest To Sue Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

A northwestern Indiana city has become the latest government entity to sue pharmaceutical companies and distributors.

November 16, 2017

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Messer Calls On Donnelly To Return Franken Donations

Rep. Luke Messer says Sen. Joe Donnelly should call on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign after he was accused of groping and forcibly kissing a radio host.

November 16, 2017

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Students work on art projects at Busy Bees Academy, a public preschool in Columbus.

Dozens Of State Pre-K Grants Still Available In Monroe County

While 14 families have applied for the On My Way Pre-K grants, the state has only awarded one so far.

November 16, 2017

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Sen. Tim Lanane stands at a podium

Indiana Senate Democrats Unveil 2018 Agenda

Indiana Senate Democrats will push for several ideas in the 2018 legislative session they’ve tried to advance before.

November 16, 2017

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Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) holds the bridge device.

Indiana-Made Opioid Withdrawal Device Receives FDA Approval

The FDA has approved a device developed in Indiana that helps reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms.

November 16, 2017

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The Vigo County Election Board is considering changes to voting centers for the 2018 election.

Vigo Co. Election Board Tables Vote Center, Early Voting Issues

The meeting got heated as residents accused the board of trying to suppress voters. The board says it's trying to do the opposite.

November 17, 2017

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Purdue University

Purdue Faculty Hold Out Hope Of Stopping Kaplan Acquisition

Purdue University’s acquisition of a for-profit online college is being criticized by some of the university’s own faculty members.

November 17, 2017

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Rep. Luke Messer and wife Jennifer Messer.

In Senate Race, Questions Swirl About Luke Messer’s Residency

Messer's family owns homes in Virginia and Tennessee. But they sold their home in Indiana in 2014.

November 17, 2017

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Korean War

Soldier Who Went MIA In Korean War Finally Getting Memorial

Cpl. Clyde R. Clifford was declared dead by the U.S. military in December 1953.

November 17, 2017

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Wick's Pies uses large mixers to emulate how home cooks would mix their pie crusts by hand.

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Purdue University's deal with for-profit Kaplan University. Vigo County residents worry changes to voting centers will make it harder to vote. And Wick's Pies.

November 17, 2017

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ATF investigating gun incident

$5K Reward Offered After Indianapolis-Area Gun Shop Break-In

Authorities say someone broke into Elmore's Firearms in Greenwood through the roof around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.

November 17, 2017

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Sugar cream pie enthusiasts say there are no eggs in authentic recipes.

Why Is Sugar Cream Pie So Popular In Indiana?

While a Winchester company made sugar cream pies available to the masses, the dessert's popularity in the Hoosier state dates back to the 1800s.

November 17, 2017

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A white semi truck driving on a tree-lined road on an autumn day.

GOP Lawyer Leads Lawsuit Against Indiana Over Trucker Fees

An influential conservative lawyer is leading a lawsuit against Indiana, accusing the state of illegally collecting roughly $1 billion in fees from truckers.

November 17, 2017

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Animal Welfare Group Seeks To Halt Rifle Rule In Indiana

An animal welfare group has requested that a judge toss an emergency rule from Indiana's wildlife agency to allow rifle-hunting on state or federal property.

November 17, 2017

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Krystal Cheatham is a CMA at the new clinic.

Indiana’s First Food Bank Based Health Clinic Now Open

Indiana’s first food bank-based health clinic is now open in Indianapolis.

November 17, 2017

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Starting Dec. 1, patients on Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan will have an easier time getting certain opioid addiction medications.

Indiana Just Made Getting Addiction Treatment A Little Bit Easier

Starting Dec. 1, patients on Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan will have an easier time getting certain opioid addiction medications.

November 17, 2017

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A person in a green sweater sits at a table with a black coffee mug, marking wanted ads in a newspaper with a red pen.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Grows For 4th Consecutive Month

October marked the first time in six years the unemployment rate went up four consecutive months.

November 17, 2017

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Caesars Entertainment Agrees Purchase of Indiana Casinos

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment has reached an agreement to purchase Centaur Gaming and its Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Casinos for $1.7 billion.

November 17, 2017

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The pies are lined up in rows of 14, then pushed into the oven. A machine pours sugar cream pie filling into the shells as they enter the oven.

Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Purdue’s Kaplan Deal; Sugar Cream Pie

Purdue University's deal with for-profit Kaplan University. Vigo County residents worry changes to voting centers will make it harder to vote. And Wick's Pies.

November 17, 2017

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A New ICE Detention Center Could Locate In Elkhart

A new Immigration and Customs Detention Center could be headed to Elkhart in northern Indiana.

November 18, 2017

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Tom Allen looks on as the Hoosiers take on the Wolverines

Hoosiers Bowl Hopes Still Alive After 41-0 Win Over Rutgers

Indiana has won two straight to move within one victory of becoming bowl eligible for a school-record tying third straight season.

November 19, 2017

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Pelath Stepping Down As Indiana House Minority Leader

Pelath said his decision was based in part on a desire to spend more time with his family.

November 20, 2017

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Amish children on a farm.

Researchers Find Amish Genetic Mutation Increases Longevity

Researchers from the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center and Northwestern University say a genetic mutation in some Indiana Amish protects against aging.

November 20, 2017

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Cars at a Shell gas station

Gas Prices To Reach Multi-Year High During Holiday Season

Gas currently costs an average of 65 cents more per gallon than at this time last year,

November 20, 2017

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A teacher and students work at Indianapolis Public Schools' Meredith Nicholson School 96. (Credit: IPS)

National Research Group Questions Indiana’s Educator Equity Plans

A national research group says Indiana should consider if goals to reduce gaps in educator equity for minority and low-income students are rigorous enough.

November 20, 2017

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Gebisa Ejeta, director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security, surrounded by a crop of sorghum.

Purdue Professor Receives $5M Grant For Grain Research

A Purdue University professor has received a $5 million grant to help develop hybrid grain seeds that will resist parasite weeds.

November 20, 2017

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Indiana Schools Deciding If They’ll Stock Drug Antidote

School districts across Indiana are considering stocking up on a drug antidote amid the state's opioid epidemic.

November 20, 2017

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Fowler Ridge Wind Farm

British Company Planning Northern Indiana Wind Farm

A British-based energy company is working on plans for a wind farm with perhaps more than 300 turbines in parts of three northern Indiana counties.

November 20, 2017

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An airplane at the Grissom Air Museum.

Local Officials Looking To Boost Grissom Air Base Business

Local officials are looking for ways to boost military-related business around northern Indiana's Grissom Air Reserve Base.

November 20, 2017

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Authorities: Man Fatally Shot In Indiana Hunting Accident

Authorities say a man has died after being shot in an accident while hunting deer in southern Indiana

November 20, 2017

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Indiana Women Denied Birth Certificates For Stillborn Babies

Several women in a northwest Indiana county say they were denied birth certificates for their stillborn babies.

November 20, 2017

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Cult Leader Charles Manson Spent Teenage Years In Indiana

Charles Manson, who died at 83 on Sunday, previously spent time at the Indiana Boys School in Plainfield, from where he escaped several times.

November 20, 2017

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House Speaker Brian Bosma says not to expect revolutionary change in workforce development during the 2018 session.

Chamber Outlines 2018 Agenda: Workforce Needs, Smoking Age Hike

Chamber Vice President Caryl Auslander says the education sector and the business community must work closer together.

November 20, 2017

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The average Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people in Indiana will cost $50.88.

Cost For Thanksgiving Dinner Higher This Year, But About Average

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will cost Hoosiers a lot more than last year, but the price increases aren’t that significant when compared to 2015.

November 20, 2017

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Save Yellowwood is calling on Gov. Eric Holcomb to stop the planned logging.

Ind. Tourism Association To Gov: Protect Yellowwood From Logging

The Indiana Tourism Association is asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to halt a planned timber harvest in two state forests, joining hundreds protesting the plan.

November 20, 2017

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Free samples of hemp products.

Industrial Hemp Promoted As Emerging Indiana Industry For 2018

Industrial hemp advocates gathered Monday to discuss a push for new legislation that will support the states emerging hemp industry.

November 20, 2017

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, along 15 miles of Lake Michigan.

Chicago Plans To Sue US Steel Over Indiana Plant’s Spills

The city of Chicago plans to sue U.S. Steel Corp. for alleged environmental violations stemming from spills from the steelmaker's Portage, Indiana, plant.

November 20, 2017

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Fort Wayne Police Car

30-plus Treated After Opioid Exposure At Fort Wayne Jail

Authorities say 30 guards and a nurse at a Fort Wayne jail have gone to hospitals for medical evaluation after exposure to an undetermined opioid substance.

November 20, 2017

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Alex Azar

Health Nominee Alex Azar Reaped Big Earnings During Lilly Tenure

Azar built a portfolio now worth as much as $20.6 million and was paid nearly $2 million in his final year at Eli Lilly.

November 20, 2017

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Members of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Task Force sit at a table during the group's first meeting.

Task Force To Examine Support Needs For Hoosiers With Disabilities

A new task force met to address what is working and what is not when it comes to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

November 21, 2017

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Two children sitting at a school table. The one in the foreground has long brown hair and glasses and is using a tablet computer. The one in the background has short brown hair and is wearing a green shirt.

State Chamber Of Commerce Seeks More STEM Education In 2018

Computer science becoming a graduation requirement for Hoosier schools is one of the top priorities on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2018 agenda.

November 21, 2017

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Scales of Justice.

Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Orders Pardoning Six People

Some of the pardons are for those who've had their records expunged. Others served their sentences decades ago and haven't committed any crimes since.

November 21, 2017

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Low head dam in Indianapolis

Columbus Man Rescued From Low Head Dam This Week

Low head damns are man-made structures that are capable of trapping someone in powerful churning water.

November 21, 2017

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The idea to distribute tablets to adult inmates came after the successful implementation of a tablet program at Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility.

Indiana Recommends Bid For Prison Computer Tablets

According to the bid, the state could make $750,000 off the deal.

November 21, 2017

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Lawmakers met Tuesday for what's called Organization Day, the ceremonial start to the 2018 legislative session.

Lawmakers Meet For Ceremonial Session Kickoff

Speaker of the House Brian Bosma addressed the chamber to suggest the course he wants the General Assembly to chart in the upcoming year.

November 21, 2017

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11 Jail Workers Treated With Narcan After Fentanyl Exposure

A Fort Wayne sheriff says 11 of his jail employees were treated with an overdose antidote after being exposed to smoke containing the opioid fentanyl.

November 21, 2017

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The Bloomington-based world headquarters of Cook Group.

Cook Group Moves Forward With GE Closure And New Renovation Plans

Cook Group expects to close on the $6.5 million purchase of Bloomington’s former General Electric plant by the end of the month.

November 21, 2017

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House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City), right, sits beside Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond) during the 2017 session.

House Democrats Set To Choose New Leader Next Week

The caucus met Tuesday to discuss Pelath's replacement but did not take a vote.

November 21, 2017

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Members of the Indiana House of Representatives convene for Legislative Organizational Day prior to the 2018 session.

Lawmakers Plan to Address School Funding Gap

Indiana schools could see significant cuts if lawmakers fail to appropriate more than $9 million of funding during the next legislative session.

November 21, 2017

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CBD oil on a shelf at the Georgetown Market in Indianapolis.

Ind. AG: CBD Possession, Sale Illegal Except For Epilepsy Patients

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says possession or sale of CBD is illegal, except for those suffering from treatment-resistant epilepsy.

November 21, 2017

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A group rallied at the statehouse Tuesday in support of hate crimes legislation, which has failed to pass during previous sessions.

Indiana Groups Continue Push For Hate Crimes Legislation

Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crimes law.

November 22, 2017

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels discussed the new Boiler Affordability Grant at a press conference in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Nov. 21, 2017.

Purdue Grant Aims To Cover Tuition Gap Left By Financial Aid

A new Purdue University grant aims to cover the tuition gap for in-state students earning a first bachelor’s degree.

November 22, 2017

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Kokomo's Seiberling Mansion is almost ready to reopen for the holidays.

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On Economy, Gov’t Efficiency

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight's Thanksgiving message and more on the city's role in fighting the opioid epidemic.

November 22, 2017

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The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946 (publicity still) Standing, L-R: Frederick March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright; seated at piano: Hoagy Carmichael.

Hoagy Carmichael’s Legacy 100 Years After His Birth In Bloomington

Famed songwriter Hoagy Carmichael was born in Bloomington, Indiana on Nov. 22, 1899. His contributions to jazz music helped put Bloomington on the map.

November 22, 2017

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Lawmaker Wants All Providers Registered In State’s Drug Database

An Indiana lawmaker wants the state to take the next step toward making Indiana’s drug database more effective at preventing opioid addiction.

November 22, 2017

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Not many students have participated in the existing three-year program, and there's been little study on whether such degree tracks are effective in the first place.

French Company Wins World Rights To Purdue-affiliated Apple

The apple is the product of a breeding program involving Purdue University.

November 22, 2017

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, along 15 miles of Lake Michigan.

$300M For Great Lakes Cleanup Moves Forward In Congress

Lawmakers from both parties fought to retain funding for the Great Lakes region.

November 22, 2017

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Football weekends prove especially lucrative for hosts.

Airbnb: Bloomington Hosts Earned $359,000 During Football Weekends

Some local governments in Indiana have tried regulating short-term rentals.

November 22, 2017

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City council met Wednesay to consider the annexation.

State Can Appeal Decision Not To Dismiss Annexation Suit

Bloomington filed a lawsuit earlier this year claiming a last-minute addition to the state budget that halted its annexation efforts was unconstitutional.

November 22, 2017

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The University of Notre Dame golden dome surrounded by other campus buildings.

Notre Dame Partners With High School For Lead Research

The University of Notre Dame has partnered with an Indiana high school to research and map neighborhoods with lead-tainted homes.

November 22, 2017

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Vicki Pierce estimates they will provide around 600 meals

Monroe Co. Community Kitchen Preps For Thanksgiving Crowd

Volunteers at Monroe Co. Community Kitchen are preparing a Thanksgiving meal that will serve hundreds of people in need tomorrow.

November 22, 2017

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A floor of graduation caps

IDOE Asks Public To Comment On Federal Waiver Request

The public can comment on the waiver online through Dec. 2.

November 22, 2017

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The Indiana Statehouse

Lawmakers Put Burden On Opposite Chambers In Bias Crimes Debate

Republican leaders in both the House and Senate say it’s the other chamber that controls the fate of the bias crimes bill in the 2018 session.

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