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May 1, 2017

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Farm veterinarian Tom Troxel performs ultrasounds on a herd of dairy cows in Pulaski County.

Indiana Veterinarians Urge Congress To Free Up Loan Pay-Off Funds

The proposal has stalled in committee for the past several years – but advocates for Hoosier vets say it's needed now more than ever.

May 1, 2017

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I-465 Bridge In Indianapolis That Was Damaged Set To Reopen

The road is a main route to the speedway and is opening before May's racing events begin.

May 1, 2017

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Gov. Eric Holcomb Faces Deadline On Divisive Bills

So far Holcomb has refused to detail what action he'll take. He says he is "still reviewing" them.

May 1, 2017

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Indianapolis Panel To Explore Easing Regulations On Taxis

The commission will consider lowering the required vehicles per company as well as fees each pays.

May 1, 2017

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Communities Scramble To Head Off ‘Atrocious’ Cell Tower Bill

The law allows so-called micro cell phone towers to be erected so cell phone signal strength doesn't wane as often.

May 1, 2017

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Indiana High Court To Take Up Police Unreasonable Force Case

A man claims the Evansville Police Department used unreasonable force when a SWAT team and flash-bang grenades were used to serve a search warrant.

May 1, 2017

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10 School Districts Posing Referenda Tuesday

School districts across the state are once again asking voters to help fund public schools, with nine districts asking for property tax increases Tuesday.

May 1, 2017

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Duke To Brief Public On Plans For 9 Million Tons Of Coal Ash

The briefing in Terre Haute will detail Duke's proposed plans for the coal ash that's stored at its former Wabash River Generating Station.

May 1, 2017

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Deal Struck Over Seized Silver In Eastern Indiana

The prosecutor's office and the Muncie Police Department each received almost $94,000.

May 1, 2017

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Work Set To Begin On 4,000-Panel Solar Farm In Bartholomew Co.

The solar energy farm will run along Interstate 65 and will cover about seven acres.

May 1, 2017

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Premier Healthcare staff will become employees of IU, but most medical providers will still provide care at their current locations.

IU Health, Premier Healthcare Merger Takes Effect Today

Representatives say the majority of patients will see no difference in their insurance coverage and administrators will address any gaps.

May 1, 2017

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Flood Warnings Continue As Crests Hit Six Feet Above Flood Stage

Indianapolis received a record rainfall total for April 29 of 1.99 inches. The old record was 1.71 inches set in 1970.

May 1, 2017

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Indiana Court Ends Lawyer’s Legal Quest For Pence Emails

The Indiana Supreme Court is denying a request from a lawyer who wanted his public records case against Vice President Mike Pence to be given a fresh look.

May 1, 2017

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Prior to the 2016 law, women were required to get an ultrasound in the same visit as an abortion.

Attorney General Appeals Ruling Blocking Ultrasound Law

A federal judge last month halted an Indiana law requiring women get an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion.

May 1, 2017

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More than 65 drop off locations across the Hoosier state were set up Saturday.

State Police Collect 1K Pounds Of Medication On Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors the event each year in an attempt to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

May 2, 2017

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Retired U.S. Senator Richard Lugar attending the ribbon cutting for the new Gleaners produce center.

Gleaner’s Expands Produce Distribution With New Processing Center

The new effort will double the amount of fresh produce Gleaners is able to provide in the 21 Indiana counties they serve.

May 2, 2017

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Man Gets Prison In Shooting Of Indiana Officer’s Home

Twenty-eight-year-old March Ratney was sentenced Monday.

May 2, 2017

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Purdue Arena Gets Video Board Facelift For 50th Anniversary

All the work is expected to be finished before the Boilermakers open their 50th season inside Mackey this fall.

May 2, 2017

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Indiana’s new budget includes an increased gasoline tax and new annual registration fees for specific vehicles. Some Wisconsin groups are pushing for a similar plan to be adopted in their state.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider Adopting Indiana’s Road Funding Plan

Wisconsin lawmakers are looking to Indiana for inspiration as they vote on a statewide budget, including plans to improve roads and infrastructure.

May 2, 2017

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Mayor Jim Lienhoop

Submit Your Questions For Columbus ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're getting ready to visit with Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions by noon today!

May 2, 2017

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka joined Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to announce the company's expansion in Indianapolis.

India-Based IT Company Plans Indiana Site With US Expansion

The central Indiana tech center is expected to employ up to 2,000 people by 2021.

May 2, 2017

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Seven Oaks Classical School is a charter in Ellettsville, Indiana.

Seven Oaks School Board Member Responds To Federal Lawsuit

A Seven Oaks school board member says the lawsuit was purposely filed after the legislative session.

May 2, 2017

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Marsh Supermarkets Must Stop Selling Liquor After Selling Pharmacy

According to Indiana's alcohol laws, a grocery store cannot sell hard liquor unless they also operate a pharmacy.

May 2, 2017

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Middle Way House Inc. paid off the mortgage of their New Wings building.

Middle Way House Celebrates Donation Milestone

Middlw Way House Inc. paid off the mortgage of their New Wings building.

May 2, 2017

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Indianapolis Teacher Provided Drug, Gun To Students

Police say the former teacher provided Xanax to a 17-year-old student she was having sex with and gave a gun to a second juvenile.

May 2, 2017

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Holcomb Signs Measure Closing Cold Beer Loophole

The bill lawmakers passed this session requires that 60 percent of alcohol sales be for on-site drinking in order for permits to be renewed.

May 2, 2017

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Holcomb Signs Bill Curtailing Solar Panel Incentives

Critics contend the measure is part of a broader nationwide push by utilities to seize control of the emerging solar market.

May 2, 2017

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The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Holcomb Ends First Session By Signing Several Contentious Bills

Gov. Holcomb vetoed only one measure his first year in office, and Tuesday signed into law several controversial measures.

May 2, 2017

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Holcomb Signs Bill Legalizing Baby Boxes In Hospitals

Baby boxes are intended to provide mothers with more anonymity when dropping off newborns.

May 2, 2017

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Lawsuit Alleges Voting Rights Violation In Marion County

Common Cause Indiana and local chapters of the NAACP say lack of access to early voting in Marion County violates the Voting Rights Act.

May 3, 2017

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Eight Of Ten School Referenda Pass Tuesday

School districts across the state have turned to referenda questions over the last decade as ways to supplement funding.

May 3, 2017

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Mayor Lienhoop May 2017

Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Late Storm Sirens

Mayor Lienhoop says the emergency management director is looking into why the sirens sounded late during Friday night's storms.

May 3, 2017

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Ex-Boyfriend Read Formal Charges In College Student’s Death

Isaiah Hagan heard charges against him in connection with the fatal shooting of a University of Southern Indiana student

May 3, 2017

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Madison County's commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the program through June 2018.

Madison County Extends Needle Exchange For Third Year

Madison County's commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the program through June 2018.

May 3, 2017

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Church Employee Admits To Vandalizing Bean Blossom Church

Police say the church organist was fearful of the presidential election results and wanted to "give local people a reason to fight for good."

May 3, 2017

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Beach Near Mount Baldy To Reopen 4 Years After Boy Trapped

An estimated 11-feet of sand swallowed a 6-year-old boy from Sterling, Illinois, for more than three hours before he was rescued in 2013.

May 3, 2017

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New Law Creates More Suicide Prevention Efforts Statewide

Indiana lawmakers want schools to develop more robust suicide prevention policies while teachers get training on the issue.

May 3, 2017

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Terre Haute Man Dies When Tractor Collides With Train

Police say the man was operating a large field sprayer loaded with herbicide when it entered the railroad tracks and was struck by the train.

May 3, 2017

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One Year After Avian Flu Outbreak, Indiana Poultry Free Of Virus

One year after an avian influenza outbreak in Indiana, poultry in the state are free of the virus.

May 4, 2017

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William Groth is seeking documents about the deal struck with Carrier to keep some jobs in Indiana.

Attorney Looks Ahead After High Court Ends Pence Email Lawsuit

William Groth says now that the lawsuit is dead, he’s filed a public records request for documents related to the Carrier deal Donald Trump brokered last fall.

May 4, 2017

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Storm Damage Closes Trails At Brown County State Park

Storm damage has left trails closed at one of Indiana's most popular state parks.

May 4, 2017

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Indiana City Court Burdened With Large Caseload

According to state records and court officials, there are more than 200,000 pending cases in the Gary court.

May 4, 2017

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Indiana Students Fight To Display Pro-Abortion Rights Sign

Students at a suburban Indiana high school who were told they couldn't hang a pro-abortion rights sign in the cafeteria are turning to the courts.

May 4, 2017

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Indianapolis’ Mayor Declares Star Wars Day In Capital City

May 25 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the first "Star Wars" movie.

May 4, 2017

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Public University Acquires Big For-Profit, Raises Big Questions

Compared with other such arrangements, the deal between Purdue University and Kaplan University has raised many questions.

May 4, 2017

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Brian Sparks has served as the UDWI CEO for about the last decade.

Electric Co-Op Board Puts CEO Brian Sparks On Paid Leave

The Utilities District of Western Indiana Board of Directors voted unanimously this week to place Brian Sparks on a paid leave of absence.

May 4, 2017

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Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who will run for re-election in 2018, discusses a voter roll cleanup effort in 2014.

Lawson Announces 2018 Re-election Bid

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will seek a second full term next year in the statewide office she’s held since 2012.

May 4, 2017

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The United States Capitol building.

U.S. House Passes Healthcare Bill: How Indiana Reps Voted

All seven of Indiana's Republican Representatives voted in favor of the measure, with the state's two Democrats voting against.

May 4, 2017

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Indianapolis resident Ali Brown talks about the potential impact of the GOP health care bill. With her are other Hoosier women who say they'll be negatively affected by the legislation.

Democrats Blast Messer, Rokita And GOP For Health Care Vote

The Indiana Democratic Party says a Congressional vote to repeal and replace Obamacare takes health care away from millions just to fulfill a political promise.

May 4, 2017

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The monument that overlooks the city center won National Historic Landmark status in January.

Flooding Temporarily Closes Soldiers And Sailors Monument

Heavy rainfall this week caused leaks in areas that weren't previously identified.

May 4, 2017

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Heavy Rainfall Causes Burst Pipe In Greene County Hospital

Greene County General Hospital is repairing flood damage after heavy storms caused a pipe to burst.

May 4, 2017

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The executive order has drawn concern from liberal groups and praise from some religious groups.

President Trump’s Executive Order On Religious Liberty, Annotated

The executive order relaxes political restrictions on religious groups of all denominations. NPR reporters annotated the order, adding context and analysis.

May 4, 2017

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Purdue Senate Chair David Sanders (left) and Purdue President Mitch Daniels (right) held where faculty and staff questioned the purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue.

Purdue Senate Passes Resolution Against Kaplan Deal

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says much of the reporting of the merger has been fraught with inaccuracies

May 4, 2017

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Bloomington Leaders Slam State For Infringing On Local Control

Bloomington's city council and mayor say legislators have passed laws stopping several of their local proposals.

May 4, 2017

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Brown County School Board Approves $950,000 In Cuts

The cuts include reducing the number of paraprofessionals and moving preschool teachers into K-12 positions.

May 5, 2017

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Parke County School Staff, Parents Prepare To Consolidate Schools

The school board met in early April and voted to consolidate Turkey Run and Rockville junior-senior high schools.

May 5, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Efforts to reign in student debt, is the state doing enough to encourage recent medical grads to stay and a look at what the governor signed into law this week.

May 5, 2017

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Anthem Asks Supreme Court To Review Blocked Cigna Deal

The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is asking the court to review last week's rejection by a federal appeals court.

May 5, 2017

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New Law Will Deregulate Hair Braiding

Starting July 1, hair braiders will no longer be required to have a cosmetology license.

May 5, 2017

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Universities Address Student Debt With Financial Literacy Programs

The total balance of student debt has nearly tripled in the last decade. Universities are taking on some responsibility by offering financial literacy programs.

May 5, 2017

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Police Arrest Juvenile In Hoax Threat To Terre Haute School

Police say they've arrested a juvenile in connection with phone threats at a western Indiana high school in April.

May 5, 2017

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Karl Koehler points to a cross section of clump of cells growing hair follicles.

IU School Of Medicine Scientists Grow Ear Tissue From Stem Cells

A study published this week in Nature Biotechnology outlines this lab’s recent successes with growing inner ear tissue from human stem cells.

May 5, 2017

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Documents Show US Steel Leaked More Than 580 Times Allowable Limit

The chemical spill forced a temporary closure of several beaches and Indiana American Water's intake in Ogden Dunes.

May 5, 2017

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AP Report: How International Student Enrollment Looks Under Trump

Data obtained by the AP shows nearly half the nation’s 25 largest public universities saw undergrad applications from abroad fall or stagnate since last year.

May 5, 2017

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IU Employees Pleased By New Parental Leave Effective Date

The policy means staff members who adopted or gave birth to a child on or after April 14 qualify for paid parental leave.

May 5, 2017

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Rachel Gahagen practices a medical exam at Marian University, where she will soon receive her diploma with the first graduating class.

How New Medical School Graduates Will Address The Doctor Shortage

Indiana will need about 800 more primary care doctors by 2030, and the first graduating class from Marian University is a step in the right direction.

May 5, 2017

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Owen County Flooding Prompts Road Closures

The White River is currently registering between 19.5 and 20 feet high, but is expected to rise to between 22 and 23 feet this weekend.

May 5, 2017

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Indiana School Faces Backlash Over Trump ‘Resistance’ Class

A new course on Donald Trump describes the president in class materials as a purveyor of "sexism, white supremacy" and "xenophobia."

May 5, 2017

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 5, 2017

Efforts to reign in student debt, is the state doing enough to encourage recent medical grads to stay and a look at what the governor signed into law this week.

May 8, 2017

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Indiana High Court: Immigration Status Inadmissible At Trial

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled the immigration status of a Mexican native should not be considered at trial because it can cause unfair prejudice.

May 8, 2017

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Report: Autos Are Indiana’s 2nd-Largest Manufacturing Sector

Indiana is the only U.S. state to have auto assembly plants from Honda, Subaru and Toyota.

May 8, 2017

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The study will focus on lung cancer screening from a patient’s perspective.

New Study To Examine Why Patients Choose Lung Cancer Screenings

An IU School of Nursing professor will examine other factors that play into whether or not a person decides to screen for lung cancer.

May 8, 2017

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The number of available foster families is not keeping up with the number of children in need of services in Indiana.

Pair Of Indiana Laws Eases Life For Former Foster Children

About 16,600 Indiana children were in foster care in 2015.

May 8, 2017

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Experts Urge Indiana Residents To Get Tested For Hepatitis

Indiana data show that more than 7,000 cases of viral hepatitis were reported in the state during 2015.

May 8, 2017

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The official design for the bicentennial.

Lawmakers Bail Pence Out With $5.5M For Bicentennial Projects

Former Gov. Mike Pence tried to pay for bicentennial projects by leasing out state-owned cell towers, but that didn't work out.

May 8, 2017

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The legislation would have barred local governments from banning short-term rentals, while imposing few limitations on services like VRBO.

Supporters Vow To Resurrect Airbnb Bill Next Session

Even the short-term rental bill's opponents are ready to work on the measure again.

May 8, 2017

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IUPUI Study Finds Gun Users Are Exposed To High Levels Of Lead

Recreational gun users are at risk of lead poisoning due to exposure from lead dust particles released when a gun is fired.

May 8, 2017

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Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Rucker discusses his pending retirement. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Retiring Justice Rucker: Time On Court ‘Exciting, Humbling’

Retiring Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker was awarded one of the state's highest civilian honors during a farewell ceremony Monday.

May 8, 2017

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Protesters gather in front of U.S. Sen. Todd Young's offices, calling on him to not support the American Health Care Act.

Protesters Call For Young To Support Women’s Health Care

The Women's March Indiana Chapter gathered outside Sen. Todd Young's offices to protest cuts to women's health access.

May 8, 2017

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Bloomington ‘Whole Foods 365′ Opening Date Uncertain

The College Mall Whole Foods 365 store is slated to open in August, but representatives will no longer confirm that target date for opening.

May 8, 2017

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Anna Allman laughs with daughter Piper as they review German language words as part of Piper’s Hoosier Virtual Academy foreign language course at the Mooresville Public Library on April 18, 2017. Allman says she’d be devastated if the school was closed because “individual students that are being positively impacted — such as our family.”

State’s First Online Charter School Remains Chronically Failing

More than two years since Indiana’s first online charter school became eligible for intervention, the state board will consider whether to shut it down.

May 9, 2017

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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 by noon today!

May 9, 2017

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AHCA Would Permanently Repeal The Medical Device Tax

The tax is particularly divisive in Indiana, where medical device manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry.

May 9, 2017

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Terre Haute Residents, Duke Energy Meet About Coal Ash Disposal

Duke Energy plans to remove an estimated 3.6 million tons of coal ash from two of the Wabash River Generating Station's ash ponds in Terre Haute.

May 9, 2017

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New Indiana Law Gives $10M To Improve Railroad Intersections

Indiana is ranked nearly worst in the nation for most rail crossing fatalities.

May 9, 2017

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Indiana Library Dumps Dewey Decimal System For Easier Method

The Kendallville Public Library is switching to an alphabetical system.

May 9, 2017

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Marsh To Close All Stores In 60 Days Unless Buyer Is Found

The supermarket chain will close all remaining 44 locations, including two in Bloomington, unless a buyer or investor is found.

May 9, 2017

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Amy Coney Barrett teaches law courses at the University of Notre Dame.

Trump Nominates Notre Dame Law Professor For Federal Judge

Amy Coney Barrett is a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. Trump has nominated her to the 7th Circuit court.

May 9, 2017

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Lawrence Julius Hanks II was announced to take on the position at a district meeting this past April.

MCCSC Hires New Diversity Coordinator

The position is a continuation of efforts by the district to address diversity and equity-related issues.

May 9, 2017

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The Columbus Community Solar Initiative has a goal of seeing 1,000 panels installed in Bartholomew County by the end of the year.

Solar Initiative Encourages Acting Quickly For Better Rates

A new law means Hoosiers who install solar panels after Dec. 31 will get less credit for selling excess energy back to utility companies.

May 9, 2017

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City council met Wednesay to consider the annexation.

Bloomington: We Spent $770,000 Before Annexation Halted

The city continues to criticize state legislators for stopping a proposed annexation plan in its tracks.

May 9, 2017

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The Brown County Courthouse in Nashville.

Brown County Receives State Grant For Community Development

Brown County is one of five communities receiving a $5,000 grant as part of the state’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative.

May 9, 2017

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National Weather Service: Heavy Rains Curb Drought Possibility

A National Weather Service hydrologist says this year was shaping up to be similar to the most recent drought year of 2012 - until recently.

May 10, 2017

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Attorney General Curtis Hill says he'll continue to live in Indianapolis, as he has since taking office in January.

AG Hill Will Continue Living In Indianapolis Despite New Law

Attorney General Curtis Hill will continue to live in the Indianapolis area despite the repeal of a law requiring him to do so.

May 10, 2017

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett On Doubling City Road Funding

Bennett says state taxes will go up for motorists, but the city will almost be able to double paving projects next year.

May 10, 2017

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Ball State Proposes Smallest Tuition Increase In 40 Years

The board of trustees at Ball State is expected to approve a 1.25 percent tuition hike for in-state undergraduates.

May 10, 2017

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Peyton Manning To Receive Colts Honors In October

He will become the 14th player in the Ring of Honor — and the first Indianapolis Colts player to have his number retired.

May 10, 2017

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New Program Increases Accessibility Of Sexual Assault Exams

Children who are victims of sexual abuse won’t have to travel as far to get exams often needed for trials because of a new program in Bloomington.

May 10, 2017

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The Utilities District of Western Indiana Rural Electric Member Cooperative serves several counties in south-west Indiana.

UDWI Electric Co-Op Confirms FBI Investigation

The Utilities District of Western Indiana is also hiring an outside auditor to look into the electric cooperative's finances.

May 10, 2017

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“My IPS” sign hangs in the school board chambers.

Police Investigate Report Indianapolis Teacher Dragged Child

Police say a parent from Arlington Woods Elementary School reported a substitute teacher dragged her kindergarten daughter out of a classroom by her ankles.

May 10, 2017

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IU Reaches Settlement In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

The lawsuit claimed IU violated Title IX by failing to remove a student from campus who was accused in multiple sexual assaults.

May 10, 2017

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IU President Michael McRobbie announced the initiative in front of program partners at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

$55 Million IU Initiative Tackles Environmental, Climate Change

'Prepared for Environmental Change' is Indiana University's second Grand Challenges initiative, a $300 million undertaking started last year.

May 10, 2017

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Sen. Donnelly in Bloomington, Indiana in March, 2016.

Donnelly Decries Reported Budget Cuts For Opioid Crisis Response

NPR reports a leaked document shows President Trump's budget proposal reduces funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy by about 94 percent.

May 10, 2017

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Jennifer McCormick leads the State Board of Education meeting May 10.

Voucher Schools Lose Bid For Waivers Under New Law

A private school that receives D or F grades for two or more consecutive years is no longer eligible to accept students who use vouchers to pay for tuition.

May 10, 2017

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A tree at east side of Bloomington is snapped in half by the storm.

Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until 1 A.M. For Central Indiana

Severe storms and flooding possible later tonight, mainly after 9:00 p.m.

May 11, 2017

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Potential Senate Opponents Rokita, Donnelly Spar Over Comey Firing

Both Donnelly and Rokita accuse the other of politicizing the situation.

May 11, 2017

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Indianapolis Man Faces 3 Life Sentences For Killing Spree

A Marion County judge is scheduled Thursday to formally sentence 20-year-old Johnathan Cruz.

May 11, 2017

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Marsh Supermarkets Files For Bankruptcy While Seeking Buyer

The grocery store chain has asked the bankruptcy court for permission to use available cash to fund operations, keeping 44 stores open until early July.

May 11, 2017

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Evansville Soldier To Finally Receive Recognition On Monument

Evansville native Chester Schulz' name was mistakenly left off of a monument in France that honors soldiers killed in a World War One battle.

May 11, 2017

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Commissioners Withdraw Proposed Vigo County Jail Site

Vigo County Commissioners announced Wednesday their decision to withdraw their choice for the new jail at a site along the Wabash River.

May 11, 2017

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3 Of 5 Brown Co. Sewer Board Members Resign, Blame Health Dept.

Resigning members of the Brown County Sewer Board say the Brown County Health Department undermined their efforts to address septic system problems.

May 11, 2017

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Protesters lay on the ground as if they were dead, holding cardboard tombstones.

9th District Constituents Hold ‘Die In’ Protest, Town Hall

People protested Hollingsworth's vote in favor of the GOP healthcare repeal bill, and then addressed questions to a mannequin with Hollingsworth's face on it.

May 12, 2017

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Rep. Luke Messer and wife Jennifer Messer.

Fishers Pays Rep. Messer’s Wife $20K A Month As Contract Attorney

Legal experts say that Jennifer Messer is paid more than either of Fishers' two staff attorneys and many other government lawyers in the state.

May 12, 2017

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Activists Warn New Opioid Drug ‘Gray Death’ Is Deadly

Activists say a new drug in Indiana is among the deadliest opioids authorities have seen.

May 12, 2017

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Commission Recommends Tuition Increase Below 1.4 Percent

Indiana colleges must hold a public hearing within 30 days of the commission setting the tuition and fee targets.

May 12, 2017

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Food Insecurity In Indiana Reaches 14.4 Percent

A new report reveals that food insecurity exists in every county of Indiana.

May 12, 2017

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Brown County Leaders Work To Build Strategies And Better Community

Brown County schools recently announced major budget cuts because of declining enrollment, but the source of the problem is complicated.

May 12, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Brown County's declining population, investigations of the UDWI are underway and how music is helping older adults who struggle with memory loss.

May 12, 2017

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Studies show a decline in the number of Americans who camp over the past few years.

Noon Edition: Camping Season In Indiana

Camping season is already underway in Indiana. This Friday on Noon Edition we'll discuss what the rest of the season has in store.

May 12, 2017

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Retention lakeThe child's parents had called 911 to report him missing and searched the area with officers.

Indianapolis Boy Falls In Retention Pond, In Critical Condition

A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found in an retention pond Thursday night.

May 12, 2017

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Trump has alleged that millions voted illegally in the 2016 election and has vowed to investigate voter fraud.

Indiana Secretary Of State Named To Voter Fraud Commission

President Donald Trump created the federal Advisory Commission on Election Integrity this week.

May 12, 2017

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To move the art, the museum is building crates and boxes for the art specifically for this project.

Eskenazi Museum Of Art Prepares For Renovations With Big Move

To move the art, the museum is building crates and boxes for the art specifically for this project.

May 12, 2017

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44 New Trees Planted At Statehouse To Celebrate State Bicentennial

The Statehouse lawn is now home to 21 different species of trees.

May 12, 2017

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Timeline: UDWI Electric Co-Op Under FBI Investigation

There are 2 investigations into the finances at the Utilities District of Western Indiana: an FBI probe and an internal audit ordered by the Board of Directors.

May 12, 2017

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 12, 2017

Brown County's declining population, investigations of the UDWI are underway and how music is helping older adults who struggle with memory loss.

May 12, 2017

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Anthem Kills Cigna Merger Bid, Vowing To Recoup Damages

Anthem killed the $54-billion deal Friday after a failed bid to keep Delaware-based Cigna at the bargaining table.

May 15, 2017

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IU Students Use Music To Help Seniors With Dementia Connect

The students work with seniors to create personalized playlists that can trigger memories.

May 15, 2017

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Indiana’s Hepatitis C Rate Is Double The National Average

Indiana has implemented just one of five CDC-recommended measures to prevent the spread of the disease through sharing contaminated needles.

May 15, 2017

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Kiwanis Launches Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Its Work

A recent study found fewer than one in 12 people understand what the Kiwanis organization does.

May 15, 2017

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A kindergartener at East Side Elementary in Brazil practices writing.

Indiana Sets Aside $1M For Online Preschool Programs

Some education experts remain wary about such programs' effectiveness in promoting behavioral or social learning.

May 15, 2017

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Authorities: Inmate Escapes From Custody In Eastern Indiana

Anyone with information on Ray Gabbard's whereabouts is asked to contact the Henry County sheriff's department or call 911.

May 15, 2017

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AHCA Could Limit Coverage For Domestic Violence Survivors

Advocates are concerned the AHCA will reduce protections for domestic violence victims who may suffer long-term physical and mental health problems.

May 15, 2017

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Corn Farmers Struggle With Saturated Soils

About half of the state's corn crop has been planted.

May 15, 2017

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Mayor: Gary Can’t Afford Annual Air Show

Gary is looking for a corporate sponsor to help underwrite the $350,000 event.

May 15, 2017

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Indy HeartBeat Targets Youth Violence With $1M Federal Grant

Indy HeartBeat will initiate outreach and education to try to reduce crime in communities.

May 15, 2017

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Ransomware is designed to encrypt a computer's files so they are accessible to a user unless they pay a fee to get the files back.

Indiana University Targeted By Ransomware Attacks

The university has not detected any infected computers, but there have been efforts to infiltrate the virus into the IU network.

May 15, 2017

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Columbus Developer Seeks To Annex 151 Acres For Subdivision

Columbus residents of a neighboring subdivision are concerned the number of houses will lead to an increase of traffic issues on the roads nearby.

May 15, 2017

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Opioid overdose rates by county, according to a new report from the Indiana State Department of Health.

ISDH Launches County Profiles To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The information is not meant to rank counties or serve as a comparison, but rather to give counties a snapshot of their risks and trends.

May 15, 2017

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Construction crews removed much of the road at the intersection of 3rd and Lincoln to reach the storm drain underneath.

Bloomington Officials: Water Infrastructure Repairs Only Temporary

Last month the city closed the intersection of Third and Lincoln streets after an inspection revealed the Jordan River culvert running underneath was unsafe.

May 16, 2017

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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 by noon today!

May 16, 2017

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What Does Anthem-Cigna Failure Say About Health Insurance Mergers?

A merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem and fellow health insurance giant Cigna is dead. Anthem killed the $54 billion deal Friday.

May 16, 2017

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Heavy Rains Cause Chemical Runoff Worries For Water Companies

Experts say recent heavy rains have made it more likely that pesticides and other chemicals could flow from urban lawns into municipal sewer systems.

May 16, 2017

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Pictura Gallery Owner Buys Bloomingfoods’ Former Elm Heights Store

The owner of Pictura Gallery says he's exploring options for the location.

May 16, 2017

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Vandalized Bean Blossom Church Fires Organist, Offers Forgiveness

Police say the church organist admitted to spray painting the messages "Heil Trump," an anti-gay slur and a swastika on the church building in November.

May 16, 2017

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Jury Acquits Indianapolis Doctor Charged In Patients’ Deaths

Dr. John K. Sturman has been found not guilty of all charges in the deaths of three people whom prosecutors said overdosed on painkillers that he prescribed.

May 16, 2017

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Gary Cancels Annual Air Show Due To Budget Concerns

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says the city can't take on the $350,000 in debt that would be required to do the show this year.

May 16, 2017

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Gallagher Station generating facility in New Albany, Indiana.

Duke Energy Plans To Close Coal Ponds In New Albany

Duke Energy is disposing coal ash from some of its Gallagher Station ponds into a landfill. Other ponds will be closed in place on the property.

May 16, 2017

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Republican Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.

Indiana Lawmakers React To Trump Sharing Intelligence With Russia

Democratic lawmakers are calling for more details from the White House, while GOP Rep. Jim Banks says Trump has the authority to disclose the information.

May 16, 2017

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A bicyclist using a multi-use path in Bloomington.

Bloomington City Council To Consider Allowing Bikes On Sidewalks

City officials say the proposed changes would improve safety and bring the municipal code in line with the city’s mission.

May 16, 2017

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INDOT Begins Survey Work On Final Leg Of I-69 Expansion

The Indiana Department of Transportation is surveying wetlands, streams and other environmental features to further refine the I-69 expansion plan.

May 16, 2017

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Sam Shaw poses with one of the signs he regularly places in his yard in Bedford.

Bedford Sign Ordinance Lawsuit Heads to Court

The ACLU filed the lawsuit last year on behalf of Bedford resident Sam Shaw, who placed large signs on his property expressing his opinions.

May 16, 2017

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An INDOT official leading a road funding meeting in Vincennes.

INDOT Hosting Meetings For Local Road Funding Options

An infrastructure bill lawmakers approved this session funnels hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s roads and bridges.

May 16, 2017

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Tom Price, who now heads the Department of Health and Human Services, spoke at the CPAC conference in 2010.

Addiction Experts Call Out Price Remarks As Unscientific, Damaging

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price referred to medication-assisted treatment for addiction as “substituting one opioid for another.”

May 17, 2017

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On The “Pipe To Nowhere”

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton addresses Cardinal Spirit's "Pipe To Nowhere" and the small business climate in Bloomington.

May 17, 2017

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Q&A: Former Congressman Hamilton On Trump Intelligence Leaks

Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton says Congress "should be screaming about this."

May 17, 2017

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The Center for Community Justice, just outside downtown Elkhart, runs the VORP program along with others designed to facilitate restorative justice.

First U.S. Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program Funding At Risk

The 40 year-old program had state funding cut last June. Now they're looking for donors and grants.

May 17, 2017

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Board Recommends Bartholomew County Hire More Public Defenders

If the county adopts the recommendations, it will have to find money to pay for their implementation.

May 17, 2017

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New Study Finds High Levels Of Segregation In Indiana Schools

The study comes from Indiana University’s Center for Evaluation & Education Policy,

May 17, 2017

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City Proposes Plan For Affordable Housing At Switchyard Park

Mayor John Hamilton announced that the city is developing 16 affordable apartments for low income families on the city's south side.

May 17, 2017

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Waterlogged Fields Create Problems For Farmers Who Haven’t Planted

Corn is more than halfway planted and a quarter of soybeans are planted.

May 17, 2017

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U.S. Congressman Todd Rokita’s legislation, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act, would restrict the number of schools able to provide free lunch to any and all students.

MCCSC Officially Adopts Controversial School Lunch Debt Policy

The school corporation had already been practicing the policy but didn't have it in writing.

May 18, 2017

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Proposed Charter School Would Teach Adult High School Students

The school says its mission is to help stop the trend of high school drop outs.

May 18, 2017

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Daviess County Denies Funding For Needle Exchange Programs

Daviess County passed a motion to deny funding for needle exchange programs following a change in Indiana law.

May 18, 2017

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Several Pendragon Properties Rentals Facing Foreclosure

Court documents say the owner is behind on loan payments for nine of his properties.

May 18, 2017

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Police Investigate Damage To Historic Indiana Covered Bridge

The Jackson Covered Bridge in Parke County was built in 1861.

May 18, 2017

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Notre Dame Students Plan Walkout During Pence Speech

Vice President Mike Pence is delivering the commencement address Sunday at Notre Dame.

May 18, 2017

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Planned Parenthood, ACLU Challenge Indiana’s New Abortion Law

The new law would allow a judge to tell a girl’s parents about her request to get an abortion after the judge decides whether to grant the consent.

May 18, 2017

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Crane Celebrates Opening Of 145 Acre Solar Farm

Duke Energy is leasing ground from Crane for the solar farm that includes about 76,000 panels.

May 18, 2017

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FBI Investigators Search Muncie Sanitary District

FBI officials searched a Muncie Sanitary District property this morning as part of an ongoing investigation.

May 18, 2017

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Drug Task Force Lays Out Strategic Plan To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Saving lives and expanding access to treatment are two of the highest priorities within the plan.

May 18, 2017

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The Indiana Stellar Communities Program helped bring the project to life.

Bedford Unveils Renovated Downtown Depot

The Southern Indiana Railroad Station was built in 1899. The Downtown Depot keeps some of the original building's features.

May 19, 2017

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Experimental Aircraft Association Offering Ford Tri-Motor Flights

The flights are available through Sunday at the Monroe County Airport.

May 19, 2017

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Industry Heads Talk Problems, Solutions For Ailing Infrastructure

Many of the business stakeholders who met Thursday in Indianapolis say Indiana’s plans for road repairs should stand as a national, multi-modal example.

May 19, 2017

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Gov. Holcomb Signs Aid Bill For East Chicago Lead Crisis

Both residents and lawmakers say the bill is a positive step, but much work remains.

May 19, 2017

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Jennifer McCormick is the Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

McCormick: ‘Concern’ That Two State Board Seats Still Vacant

With two seats vacant on Indiana’s education policy-creating body, the state’s highest ranking education official is concerned.

May 19, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

What happens to renters when an apartment complex is facing foreclosure, the controversy surrounding a new Vigo County jail and antibiotic resistance.

May 19, 2017

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Indiana Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Early 2001

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped last month to its lowest level in more than 16 years. Yet the private sector lost a significant number of jobs in April.

May 19, 2017

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The current sediment depositional pathways in Lake Lemon.

Lake Lemon Conservancy To Hold Meeting On Sediment Problem

The Lake Lemon Conservancy District says increased sediment runoff is significantly reducing the water level and turning shoreline into swampy marshes.

May 19, 2017

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Electronic File Dump Contained IU Usernames And Passwords

More than two billion electronic files, including thousands of Indiana University usernames and passwords, were released in a digital information dump.

May 19, 2017

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Ex-Indiana Schools Chief Opens School Board Consulting Business

Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s former Superintendent of Public Instruction, will soon work on education matters in a new role.

May 19, 2017

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Tipton Co. To Lose Only Full-Service Grocery Store If Marsh Closes

Tipton County's Nathan Kring discussed food deserts and insecurity after the announcement that Tipton's only grocery store might close.

May 19, 2017

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Banks, Walorski Probe Irregularities At Peru VA Clinic

The report claims several veterans had their painkiller prescriptions curtailed without an in-person consultation.

May 19, 2017

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A bench in the current Vigo County Jail in Terre Haute.

Tension Mounting In Vigo County As Officials Debate Proposed Jail

Progress on the a proposed new Vigo County Jail is stalled as county and Terre Haute officials spar over the location.

May 19, 2017

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Ivy Tech’s Digital Cadaver Builds Experience In 3D Environment

Ivy Tech's Anatomage tables use 3D graphics to provide students a full spatial relationship of the body's organs.

May 19, 2017

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Vigo County Jail Sergeant Troy Ramsey points out some of the problems at the current Vigo County Jail.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 19, 2017

What happens to renters when an apartment complex is facing foreclosure, the controversy surrounding a new Vigo County jail and antibiotic resistance.

May 21, 2017

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Graduates Walk Out On Pence During Notre Dame Commencement

The graduates walked out in opposition to the Trump administration's policies.

May 22, 2017

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Antibiotics: Helpful Or Harmful? The Answer Is Both

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed, but overuse has led to a problem that medical professionals are trying to combat.

May 22, 2017

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Bosse Field in Evansville, Indiana was used to film parts of the classic film 'A League of Their Own.'

Planning Underway For Repairs At Evansville’s Bosse Field

Bosse Field was a filming site for the 1992 film "A League of Their Own."

May 22, 2017

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Weekend Storms Cause At Least Three Small Tornadoes

The tornadoes impacted Clinton County, Crawford County and Jefferson County.

May 22, 2017

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Jackson County Looks To Resume Historic Bridge Repairs

Work stopped last year after 70 percent of the wood obtained for the project was rejected because it didn't meet national historic preservation standards.

May 22, 2017

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A new solar installation at Crane will help power the base and the surrounding area.

Solar Power Project Planned At Hamilton County Jail

Officials are looking to install 9,300 panels on the roofs of buildings at the Noblesville facility.

May 22, 2017

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Carrier workers looked on as then-President-elect Donald Trump spoke at the factory in December.

Carrier Gives State Official Notice Of Indianapolis Layoffs

A recent letter says 632 workers will lose their jobs at Carrier’s Indianapolis fan coil factory between late July and the end of the year.

May 22, 2017

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700 students across the state received a certificate in multilingual proficiency, the first year the certificate was given.

Hundreds Of Hoosier Students Awarded Multilingual Certificate

700 students across the state received a certificate in multilingual proficiency, the first year the certificate was given.

May 22, 2017

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Christina Hale and John Gregg

Christina Hale Named CEO Of Nonprofit ‘Leadership Indianapolis’

Hale says she hopes her work at the nonprofit will help mold future leaders in Indiana that will foster the advancement of Indianapolis.

May 22, 2017

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On the left, a lethal dose of heroin; on the right, a lethal dose of fentanyl.

IUPUI Researchers Develop Low-Cost Method To Screen Drugs

The project aims to pick up on small doses of powerful drugs like fantanyl, which most testing methods aren't sensitive enough to identify.

May 22, 2017

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Major Tool and Machine is helping build parts for NASA.

2 Hoosier Companies Assist In Construction Of ‘Space Taxi’

Major Tool and Machine and Imagineering Finishing Technologies are designing the upper dome of a craft, which will be used to carry astronauts to space.

May 23, 2017

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Education Secretary Pushes School Choice, Gives No Specifics

Betsy DeVos praised Indiana’s school choice laws and alluded to a federal school choice program during a speech in Indianapolis.

May 23, 2017

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The Utilities District of Western Indiana Rural Electric Member Cooperative serves several counties in south-west Indiana.

UDWI REMC Board President: ‘We’re Making A Lot Of Changes’

The FBI is investigating the electric co-op and the CEO is on paid leave while the company conducts an independent audit of financial records.

May 23, 2017

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Excessive rainfall has fully submerged two Lake Monroe beaches in water.

Monroe Lake Beaches Will Be Closed On Holiday

Both beaches are fully submerged in water due to heave rainfall and will not be open during Memorial Day weekend.

May 23, 2017

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President Donald Trump's new budget proposes big cuts to the farm and food safety nets, and that's not the only uncertainty farmers are facing.

USDA, Trump Take Different Tactics On Ag Trade, Rural Economies

The USDA is reorganizing its trade and rural development programs, while the White House takes aim at those issues in its own way.

May 23, 2017

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Kokomo’s Destroyed Playground Open Again After August Tornado

The city raised almost $90,000 for the “Rebuild Highland Park” fund that helped replace the ADA compliant playground equipment and plant more than 150 trees.

May 23, 2017

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Early Cicadas Emerge Throughout South Central Indiana

An expert says the cicadas Hooisers are seeing now are likely only a fraction of what we will see four years from now.

May 24, 2017

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On Highland Park Dedication

Goodnight says the flood waters have retreated enough for the city to host a formal dedication of Highland Park's rebuilt playground on Wednesday.

May 24, 2017

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Ivy Tech Program Graduating 204 At-Risk Students

An accelerated program helps the students earn their degrees in just one year.

May 24, 2017

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

Indianapolis Venue Ups Security After Manchester Explosion

Bankers Life Fieldhouse immediately upgraded security standards visible to the public and behind the scenes.

May 24, 2017

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Lilly Endowment Assets Dip Nearly 13 Percent Over Last Year

The Lilly Endowment is one of the largest grant-making foundations in the United States.

May 24, 2017

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Indiana Courts: Religious Objections Law Not A Tax Defense

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.

May 24, 2017

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The Indiana AG's office has resources on its website for Hoosiers concerned about identity theft.

Indiana To Receive Over $600,000 In Target Settlement

The $18.5 million settlement involves 47 states and the District of Columbia.

May 24, 2017

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Governor Eric Holcomb, surrounding by lawmakers, signs into law a new $32 billion, two-year state budget.

Gov. Holcomb And IU President Participate In Trade Summit

Holcomb and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will be part of a Wednesday panel discussion called "Preparing America for Tomorrow."

May 24, 2017

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How Is Former GOP Sen. Coats Involved In The FBI Russia Probe?

According to the Washington Post, Trump asked Coats to push back against the FBI's investigation into collusion between Russia and his presidential campaign.

May 24, 2017

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Mayor John Hamilton intended to annex about 10,000 acres into the city.

Bloomington Files Lawsuit Challenging State Law Halting Annexation

The lawsuit claims the legislation is unconstitutional because it targets Bloomington alone and because the language was inserted into the budget bill.

May 24, 2017

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A federal report released Wednesday ranks Indiana’s state-funded preschool program as one of the worst in country because it doesn’t serve more than 10 percent of the preschool aged population.

Report: Indiana’s Preschool Program Is Making Improvements

Indiana is tied with Arizona in the lowest score for states with preschool programs, but there are currently seven states with no program at all.

May 24, 2017

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Marsh Supermarkets sponsored the Symphony on the Prairie event for 35 years. Kroger will take over the sponsorship in 2017.

Kroger Sponsors Symphony On The Prairie Concert Series

Marsh Supermarkets sponsored the event for the past 35 years, but the grocery store chain filed for bankruptcy earlier this month.

May 24, 2017

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Bradford pear trees line a street in Bloomington.

DNR Encourages Public Not To Plant Bradford Pear Trees

The state Department of Natural Resources says the trees may be popular for landscaping, tree but they're also an invasive species that can spread.

May 24, 2017

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ACA Repeal Could Reverse HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention Progress

At a recent conference in Indianapolis, Greg Millet of the Foundation for Aids Research shared his concerns about the future of HIV prevention and treatment.

May 25, 2017

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On County Road 200 in Avon has some significant damage between Dan Jones Road and Ronald Reagan Parkway.

New Road Funding May Fill Potholes, Infrastructure Needs

Communities have a lot of road repairs, and the new money won’t cover all of them. So local leaders now have to make choices.

May 25, 2017

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Indiana Wants To Add Work Requirement For HIP 2.0

The proposed changes were quietly released Wednesday in a letter from Gov. Holcomb. The proposal will be open for public comment until June 23.

May 25, 2017

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Health experts and scientists say the number of ticks is slowly increasing but Indiana is still considered a low incidence state.

Researchers Expecting Dangerous Tick Season After Mild Winter

Health experts and scientists say the number of ticks is slowly increasing but Indiana is still considered a low incidence state.

May 25, 2017

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Planning and Transportation Department Engineer Andrew Cibor presents proposed changes to City Council.

Bloomington City Council Hears Proposal To Change Bike Laws

The proposed change that council debated most was the provision that would allow cyclists to use public sidewalks.

May 25, 2017

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Bosma Enterprises Sues VA Over Contracting Changes

Bosma offers employment opportunities for the blind, but a Supreme Court ruling last year could have a grave impact on its efforts.

May 25, 2017

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Indianapolis and the White River

Indianapolis Drops One Notch To 15th Largest US City

Population estimates released Thursday show the count in Indianapolis is 855,164 residents.

May 25, 2017

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South Bend Mayor Buttigieg Decries Proposed AHCA

Buttigieg joined other Midwest mayors on a conference call Wednesday to discuss the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the American Health Care Act.

May 25, 2017

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In the video posted to the PETA YouTube account, Tim Stark is seen handling a bear cub at the Wildlife in Need facility in Charlestown.

Charlestown Wildlife Refuge Faces Backlash Following New Video

The USDA has been actively investigating Wildlife in Need since 2013 and has cited owner Tim Stark with multiple animal welfare violations.

May 25, 2017

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Sunset over Lake Lemon seen from Jesse and Carol Trueblood's house on the shore.

Lake Lemon Conservancy Considers Ways To Mitigate Sediment Runoff

The shoreline of Lake Lemon is shrinking; increasing sediment run off is a threat to recreation as shallowing water limits where people boat and swim.

May 26, 2017

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos faces questions about a Bloomington school whose admissions brochure gives them the right to deny admission or end enrollment for students whose home lives include behaviors prohibited in the Bible, including homosexual or bisexual activity.

DeVos Grilled Over LGBTQ Discrimination At Bloomington School

Education secretary Betsy DeVos faced questions about a school that reserves the right to deny admission to students from LGBT families.

May 26, 2017

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Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis

Lawmakers Create Alcohol Study, Family Leave Not On Agenda

Controversy this past session over convenience stores obtaining alcohol carryout permits prompted the creation of the alcohol law study commission.

May 26, 2017

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Speedway Makes Changes To Accommodate Pence At Indy 500 Race

The former Indiana governor calls watching the race part of a family tradition.

May 26, 2017

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Pilot Program With City Of Bloomington Gives Homeless Jobs

The program will employ three to five people for an average of 20 hours a week.

May 26, 2017

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Lake Lemon preservation efforts, UDWI FBI investigation update and Indiana's circus industry after Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's final performance.

May 26, 2017

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Among the items the team has digitized so far are hood ornaments, helmets, and race suits.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Artifacts Digitized For 3-D Display

Among the items the team has digitized so far are hood ornaments, helmets, and race suits.

May 26, 2017

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Ringling Ends Its Run, But The Circus Is Alive And Well In Indiana

Some worry what a Ringling Bros. finale means for the future of the circus, but the circus is very much alive in Indiana.

May 26, 2017

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Ex-Colts Player Victim Of $4.5M Financial Fraud

Federal prosecutors say a money manager stole more than $4.5 million from an unnamed former NFL player who played several years for the Indianapolis Colts.

May 26, 2017

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Indiana On Track For Dramatic Drop In Pharmacy Robberies

In 2015 and 2016, Indiana ranked as the state with the highest total pharmacy robberies.

May 26, 2017

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Quaff ON! is currently Nashville's largest water customer.

Quaff ON! Nashville Expansion Sparks Utility Dispute

Brown County Water Utility and Nashville Utilities both lay claim to servicing the brewery's new expansion site.

May 26, 2017

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Mike Pence speaking with supporters at a campaign rally and church service in Mesa Arizona on September 22, 2016.

Indiana Faces Records Request Backlog As Pence Drags Feet

Records obtained by The Associated Press show there are more than 50 pending requests at the office of former Gov. Pence's successor, GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb.

May 26, 2017

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As sediment flows into Lake Lemon from Bean Blossom Creek, sediment deposits have been slowly shrinking the shoreline.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 26, 2017

Lake Lemon preservation efforts, UDWI FBI investigation update and Indiana's circus industry after Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey's final performance.

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