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July 1, 2016

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Ellspermann’s Ivy Tech Contract Worth $300,000 Plus Bonuses

Ellspermann's first day as president of Ivy Tech Community College is July 1.

July 1, 2016

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Daybook: Muslim Experience In Indiana

Today on Noon Edition, three local Muslims talk to us about living and working as a Muslim in Indiana.

July 1, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, (left) and Donald J. Trump (right).

Pence Rumored As GOP VP Pick, Will Meet With Donald Trump

Gov. Mike Pence will meet with Trump over the weekend amid speculation that he could join the Republican's presidential ticket.

July 1, 2016

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Republicans are guaranteed control over the Indiana senate after the November general election.

Republican Control Of Indiana Senate Guaranteed

With five Republican candidates unopposed in the November election, there aren't enough contested races for Democrats to take control even if they won them all.

July 1, 2016

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Backlash Could Cause Changes To New Police Body Camera Law

The new law requires police to prove why video should not be released, rather than put the burden of proof on the public.

July 1, 2016

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The Islamic Society of North America, located in Plainfield, IN, has increased security in the last six months due to threats.

Noon Edition: The Muslim Experience In Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we spoke to three local guests about living and working as a Muslim in Indiana.

July 1, 2016

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Ryan Killoren, center, was honored by Bloomington mayor John Hamilton, right.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ July 1, 2016

Many new laws are going into effect today and urban deer are creating problems and opportunities.

July 2, 2016

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Baskets of blueberries in a market.

After 100 Years Of Blueberries, Indiana Is A Major Producer

98 percent of blueberry production in the United States comes from Indiana and just nine other states.

July 2, 2016

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Indiana's average price for a gallon of gas is significantly lower than the national average.

July Fourth Gas Prices Lowest In Years

As gas prices fall to the lowest price in years, travel over the holiday weekend is expected to be very high.

July 2, 2016

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CeCi the baby bison with her mother at Ouabache State Park.

Meet Centennial Cindy, Ouabache State Park’s Newest Bison

Interpretive Naturalist Jennifer Amstutz says CeCi will stay a bright copper color for the first few years of her life,

July 3, 2016

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A Bloomington deer spotted with a radio tracking collar.

Bloomington Residents Tackle Growing Urban Deer Population

Bloomington’s growing deer population continues to be a nuisance to many residents.

July 4, 2016

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Overdose Drug Naloxone More Available Now Than Ever Before

The barriers to obtaining the overdose intervention drug have been falling throughout the last decade.

July 4, 2016

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Should Corn Be Knee High By The Fourth Of July? Not Anymore

Changes in how we farm means taller corn by Independence Day.

July 4, 2016

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Couple Raises Awareness On How Fireworks Can Impact Veterans

Explosions on the Fourth of July can trigger anxiety, panic and flashbacks in veterans with PTSD.

July 4, 2016

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Spokesman Says No Offer Made To Pence For Running Mate

Officials say no offer has been made regarding the possibility of Pence becoming Donald Trump’s running-mate.

July 4, 2016

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Rainy Weather Puts A Damper On July 4th Celebrations

The weather has caused some communities to cancel or postpone firework events.

July 4, 2016

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Artisan Distilleries Can Sell Carry-out Alcohol On Sundays

A law allowing artisan distilleries to sell carry-out liquor went into effect July 1.

July 4, 2016

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Lawmakers Look To Reduce Sexual Misconduct In IN Schools

Lawmakers will convene this summer to study school sexual misconduct after a string of recent high-profile cases involving school staff.

July 4, 2016

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Purdue University hosted one of 270 events around the country Wednesday rallying support for Biden’s task force

Purdue Pledges Support For Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot”

President Obama put VP Joe Biden in charge of a one-billion dollar federal initiative known as the “cancer moonshot” which aims to end cancer as we know it.

July 4, 2016

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The Indiana Historical Bureau marker sits in front of the community's chapel, an important meeting place throughout the history of the settlement.

Roberts Settlement Honored With Historical Marker

On its 93rd homecoming, people came from as far as California to celebrate the Roberts Settlement.

July 4, 2016

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One Year Later: Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage

Despite legalization in some states earlier, activists say the Supreme Court decision was significant among the LGBT community.

July 5, 2016

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Police Issue More Than 100 Tickets Due To ‘Slow Poke’ Law

The law allows police to issue tickets to left-lane drivers who don't budge when they should reasonably know another vehicle is overtaking them.

July 5, 2016

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Save The Dunes Searching For New Leader

Save the Dunes works to preserve the dunes in northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan watershed.

July 5, 2016

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A cell phone tower in Loudonville, New York.

New State Law Allows Increased Cell Phone Tower Construction

Local governments can't prevent cell towers from being constructed, but some cities have passed ordinances to exercise more control over location.

July 5, 2016

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IU Scientists Want To Recycle Carbon Dioxide Into Tupperware

The goal of the project is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the primary pollutant behind man-made climate change.

July 5, 2016

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Rockville Female Inmates To Be Featured In Documentary

"Women in Prison" will focus on the stories of 12 offenders at the all-women Wabash Valley facility during the six-episode season.

July 5, 2016

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Space Experiment Could Lead To Findings About Alzheimer’s

The automated experiment will then spend four weeks aboard the International Space Station.

July 5, 2016

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The spring scores originally were supposed to be released last week.

Daybook: Goshen College Donation & ISTEP Scores

Goshen College has received a $3 million land donation from an alum and ISTEP scores will be released to parents today.

July 5, 2016

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Columbus To Vote On Banning Chickens Within City Limits

A proposed amendment to the city's animal care ordinance would classify chickens as farm animals and ban them from being kept within city limits.

July 5, 2016

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Zachary Scott Emswiller, 19, of Bloomington.

Bloomington Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of Relative

The 86-year-old victim was discovered in her home with lacerations on her face and upper body. Her 19-year-old grandson is charged with attempted murder.

July 5, 2016

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Indiana Supreme Court Will Hear ESPN vs. Notre Dame Case

At issue is whether private university police departments must comply with public records laws.

July 5, 2016

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(Photo Credit: Alexander McCall/WFIU News)

State Board To Consider Funds For Formerly Failing Schools

Members of the State Board of Education will decide whether or not to earmark funds to support some of Indiana’s formerly failing public schools.

July 5, 2016

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Bloomington Police Establish LGBTQ Liaison Program

Members of the LGBTQ community will be able to reach out to the two liaisons directly rather than going through regular channels.

July 5, 2016

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If successful, the lawsuit could seriously change the way hogs are raised in Indiana.

Farm Bureau: New Organic Animal Rules Would Hurt Farmers

The rules focus in part on how much space animals have to do their normal behaviors. For chickens, that means access to open dirt, and room to perch.

July 6, 2016

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Mike Pence campaign ad.

Pence Faces Deadline As Rumors Swirl About Trump’s VP Pick

State law dictates that Pence cannot appear on the ballot as both a vice presidential nominee and a candidate for governor.

July 6, 2016

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Columbus Tables Decision That Would Ban Chickens In The City

The next hearing to consider amending the city’s animal care ordinance is scheduled for October 4.

July 6, 2016

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Gregg Criticizes Pence On His Handling Of Carrier Job Loss

Democratic candidate John Gregg says Gov. Mike Pence should have focused more on helping workers find new opportunities.

July 6, 2016

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Blood Supply Low Despite Donation Spike After Mass Shooting

The mass shooting last month at an Orlando, Florida night club sparked blood drives nationwide as people looked for ways to help.

July 6, 2016

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Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop talks solar panels and walking paths.

Ask The Mayor: Jim Lienhoop Talks Biking And Solar Power

On this week’s installment of Ask The Mayor, Mayor Jim Lienhoop addresses biking, solar power and the recent Conference of Mayors.

July 6, 2016

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A meeting of the Indiana State Board of Education

Daybook: Board Of Education Meeting

The Indiana State Board of Education meets today to consider earmarking funds for formerly failing schools.

July 6, 2016

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An image of Musleh from the teen's phone.

Hearing Delayed For IN Teen Accused Of Aiding Islamic State

A July 11 detention hearing is postponed until Aug. 1 to avoid conflicting with Akram Musleh's public defender's planned vacation.

July 6, 2016

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2nd place winner, family category: 2015 sand sculpture competition.

Indiana Dunes To Host 19th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

The Indiana Dunes State Park will host the sand sculpture contest on Saturday, July 9.

July 6, 2016

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Seven Oaks School Receives $2 Million Loan From Board Of Ed

The State Board of Education voted Thursday to grant $10 million in loans to five charter school start-ups. Seven Oaks received the largest chunk of that money.

July 6, 2016

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Dr. Mark Gerdisch with a model of the human heart.

Indiana First In Country To Test New Heart Treatment

The medical trial in Indiana could revolutionize heart surgery, affecting an estimated 100,000 people in the United States each year.

July 6, 2016

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Early Reports Show Pence Outraising Gregg In Governor Race

Although final numbers aren't due until July 15, preliminary reports show Pence has raised about $4.1 million while Gregg has raised about $2.8 million.

July 7, 2016

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Fed. Gov. Raises Buprenorphine Cap To Combat Addiction

Doctors can now prescribe the opioid addiction treatment drug buprenorphine to up to 275 patients each year.

July 7, 2016

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State Board Concerned Over Staff Diversity In Prep Programs

Oakland City University's teacher training program currently employs only white men.

July 7, 2016

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A house in the Old St. Louis neighborhood of Hope, down the road from one of the town's new hog CAFOs.

In Tiny, Rural Hope, Large Hog Farms Spark Economic Fears

Indiana is adding more large-scale hog farms every year. They're good business for farmers, but some neighbors say they can be bad for property values.

July 7, 2016

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Indiana Sheriff Seeks $12 Million County Jail Expansion

Starting this year, lower-level felons convicted of crimes such as theft or battery are being sentenced to county jail rather than state prison.

July 7, 2016

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A new report outlines the needs and improvements of Indiana\’s early childhood education system.

Legislators Interested In Expanding Statewide Pre-K

A new report outlines the needs and improvements of Indiana’s early childhood education system.

July 7, 2016

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Daybook: Doctor Charged With Drug Abuse

An anesthesiologist is accused of stealing narcotics from the Muncie hospital where he worked and of taking part in medical procedures while on those drugs.

July 7, 2016

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Sen. Donnelly with servicemembers in Afghanistan on July 4, 2016.

Sen. Donnelly: U.S. Troop Presence In Afghanistan Is Vital

Senator Joe Donnelly says after visiting with American and Afghani troops over the holiday weekend, he’d prefer the troop level were around 9,800.

July 7, 2016

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New changes require the ultrasound to take place at least 18 hours before the abortion.

ACLU Challenges Indiana’s Ultrasound Abortion Requirement

New changes to state law require an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion.

July 7, 2016

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Chickens in Columbus, Indiana.

Columbus Residents Emotionally Debate Backyard Chickens

Several cities and towns in Indiana have passed ordinances allowing for backyard chicken keeping in residential areas.

July 7, 2016

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Stepping Stones Turns To Community After Losing Grant

Stepping Stones raised $16,000 in just one week to keep the organization running in the short-term.

July 7, 2016

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Mike Pence makes a campaign stop at Greek's Pizza in Franklin, Indiana on July 7, 2016.

Gov. Pence Sidesteps Talk Of Trump’s VP Pick

Pence only insists he’ll strongly support Trump for president, and that every Republican should, in his words, “get on board.”

July 8, 2016

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Lightweight Manufacturing Transforming Hoosier Jobs

Today's manufacturers are using lighter and less materials to make products cheaper and more efficient.

July 8, 2016

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Indiana Mom Pushes For ATV Helmet Law After Tragic Accident

Off road vehicles, like four wheelers, are part of many rural Indiana towns’ cultures, used for recreation and for utility purposes.

July 8, 2016

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Joe Hogsett is the Democratic candidate for Indianapolis Mayor. (Photo Credit: Dan Goldblatt/WTIU News)

Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Son Arrested On Drug Charges

Hogsett was taken to Rush County Jail. He posted bond and was released.

July 8, 2016

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Wyandotte Caves To Reopen After Closing Due To Bat Disease

The Department of Natural Resources is planning a Saturday ceremony reopening the caves.

July 8, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

How an Indiana family is using their ATV tragedy to push for change, why solar farms are popping up across the state and a historic Hamilton County homecoming.

July 8, 2016

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Daybook: Dallas Shooting & Health In Underserved Areas

A sniper shooting in Dallas killed five police officers Thursday night. An Indiana school is getting federal grants to improve health care in underserved areas.

July 8, 2016

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Hoosiers Offer Condolences To Recent Shooting Victims

The deaths of two black men shot by police prompted protests across the country. At a protest Thursday in Dallas, suspects shot and killed 5 police officers.

July 8, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, (left) and Donald J. Trump (right).

Pence To Host Trump Fundraiser Amid Rumors Of VP Pick

Pence is considered a leading candidate to be Trump's running mate, and he's listed as a host of Tuesday's Indianapolis event.

July 8, 2016

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The university argues it doesn’t have to hand the records over because its police department doesn’t meet the definition of a public agency.

Noon Edition: Private School Police Records

This week on Noon Edition we spoke with experts about a court case deciding whether private university police departments must comply with public records laws.

July 8, 2016

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Zoeller says the federal government helped create the problem, and needs to help pay its way out of it.

Federal Opioid Addiction Treatment Funding In Jeopardy

CARA hit a snag this week when democrats pushed for an extra $920 million in funding to pay for additional treatment for addicts. That request was unsuccessful.

July 8, 2016

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Employees at Carrier's Indianapolis factory learn that their jobs and hundreds more in Huntington will be moved to Mexico, in this video from February that later went viral.

More Indiana Layoffs Being Certified As Global Trade-Related

Layoffs can be certified trade-related if workers think they've lost their jobs due to foreign import pressures or their company moves overseas.

July 8, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ July 8, 2016

How an Indiana family is using their ATV tragedy to push for change, why solar farms are popping up across the state and a historic Hamilton County homecoming.

July 8, 2016

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Attendees listen to a speaker during a public meeting hosted by the Columbus community Solar Initiative.

Columbus Residents Seek Solar Power Through Group Purchase

One group of residents in Columbus is trying to jump-start a shift to solar energy in their community.

July 9, 2016

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The 46th annual Indiana Black Expo summer celebration takes place between July 15 and 17.

Indiana Black Expo Will Continue As Planned

Events include an international film festival Saturday night, a business conference, health and job fairs and a Youth Leadership Summit.

July 10, 2016

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Stephanie Jones (center) and her team with the winning sculpture.

Bloomington Resident Wins Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest

The theme for the 19th annual sand sculpture event on the Dunes lake shore was Indiana's Bicentennial.

July 10, 2016

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Hundreds of people gathered on the Statehouse lawn in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 9 to call for police reforms after recent killings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

After Week Of Violence, Hundreds Gather In Indy To Protest

Black Lives Matter has condemned the attack in Dallas, but they’re still campaigning to demand police reforms. They held a protest in Indianapolis Saturday.

July 10, 2016

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Bobby Knight and Donald Trump

Trump To Hold Indiana Rally Tuesday After Private Fundraiser

The Tuesday rally is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Grand Park Events Center. Tickets are available on Trump's campaign website.

July 11, 2016

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Court Decisions Unlikely To Impact IN Abortion Clinics

Planned Parenthood officials say the decisions are unlikely to have an effect on the smaller-than-average number of clinics currently operating in Indiana.

July 11, 2016

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Cops Begin 13 Day Bike Ride To Benefit Officers’ Families

The Cops Cycling for Survivors ride is to begin Monday morning and benefits the families of officers who have died.

July 11, 2016

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Daybook: Mega Millions IN Ticket & Notre Dame In Mexico City

A small Indiana town where a Mega Millions ticket worth an estimated $540 million was sold is buzzing with speculation about who might be the big winner.

July 11, 2016

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Baron Hill Drops Out Of Election, Evan Bayh Expected To Run

Hill says he will remain involved in the election and is hopeful that a Democrat will fill the Senate seat.

July 11, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, (left) and Donald J. Trump (right).

This Week: Trump Campaign, Pence Deadline To Withdraw

Several dates this week mark important events or deadlines for potential running mate Gov. Mike Pence.

July 11, 2016

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Pokemon GO in Bloomington. Dunn Meadow is a Poke Stop, where players can pick up Pokeballs.

Pokemon Go: What You Need To Know

Pokemon Go uses GPS and augmented-reality (AR) to track user's movements in real time, and show Pokemon lurking around in real life.

July 11, 2016

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

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

July 11, 2016

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INDOT Meets With Farmers To Discuss Roads And Bridges

INDOT is hosting a series of meetings for Indiana Farm Bureau members to discuss road and bridge funding.

July 11, 2016

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A digital mock-up of what the new Chocolate Moose space will look like.

Chocolate Moose Redevelopment Plan Moves Ahead

The development plan includes a new home for the popular Bloomington ice cream store, as well as space for retail and a four-story apartment complex.

July 12, 2016

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Drug Companies Raise Price Of Intervention Drug Naloxone

Naloxone's skyrocketing price means certain public health agencies are having to hustle to keep it on the shelves:

July 12, 2016

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Plans For I-69 Bridge Linking IN And KY Moving Forward

Officials say it's too early to rule out any funding resources, including tolling.

July 12, 2016

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

Fall Deer Hunts Scheduled For Some Indiana State Parks

The deer hunts are scheduled every year to help maintain natural habitats for all animals and plants.

July 12, 2016

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Indy Man ‘Upset With Police’ Shoots Patrol Car Outside Home

The officer's cruiser, parked outside his home, was struck three to four times. The officer and his family were home but weren't injured.

July 12, 2016

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Elias Rojas is a first grade teacher at West Noble Primary school in Ligonier. As one of the school’s few bilingual teachers, he volunteered to participate in the school’s new dual language immersion program.

When Half Of Your School Speaks Spanish, Try Something New

Elias Rojas, one of West Noble Primary's few bilingual teachers, volunteered to participate in the school's new dual language immersion program.

July 12, 2016

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Who Was The Last Hoosier In The White House?

Speculation continues about whether Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be chosen as Donald Trump's running mate.

July 12, 2016

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Syringe Exchange On Horizon As Tipp. Co. Hep-C Cases Rise

County data show 61 percent of new hepatitis C cases last year occurred in people who had injected drugs.

July 12, 2016

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Indy Workers Could Be Part Of World’s Biggest Agribusiness

The Dow AgroSciences employees are awaiting regulatory approval for their parent company's plan to merge with DuPont.

July 13, 2016

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Will Pence Be Trump’s VP Pick? ‘Who The Hell Knows?’

Gov. Mike Pence got his chance to sound vice presidential for Donald Trump as the Republican presidential candidate’s decision on a running mate approaches.

July 13, 2016

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Road Project In Hamilton Co. Beginning As Another Ends

The I-65 project between Greenwood and Franklin has caused delays since April 2015.

July 13, 2016

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Former Angie’s List CEO Creates ‘Draft Mitch’ Movement

The head of former Gov. Mitch Daniels' successful 2004 campaign has begun an effort to draft him to again seek the office.

July 13, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett Talks Gun Control

Mayor Bennett says he hopes the Deming Park Pool will open in a few days.

July 13, 2016

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Former Indiana governor Evan Bayh

Evan Bayh Confirms Joining U.S. Senate Race

Baron Hill dropped out of the race Monday amid speculation that Bayh would replace him.

July 13, 2016

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State Supreme Court Declines To Rehear Lawmaker Email Case

The case seeks to force lawmakers to release their email correspondence with lobbying groups and businesses.

July 13, 2016

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Pence Appoints Sexual Assault Advocate To State Board

Malea Crosby has a long history of advocating for sexual assault victims.

July 13, 2016

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Donald Trump at a rally in New York City in September, 2015.

Trump Meets With Vice Presidential Hopefuls In Indy

Trump met with several people said to be on his short-list for vice president, including Gov. Mike Pence.

July 13, 2016

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The Bloomington City Council approved a 22% rate increase.

Bloomington Water Rates Expected To Increase In 2017

The CBU Director says increased rates will help stabilize the finances of the utilities and fund capital investments.

July 13, 2016

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Monroe County Awarded Grant For Sex Crimes Prosecutor

Monroe County will soon have a prosecutor who specializes in sex crimes after the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute awarded the agency nearly $100,000.

July 14, 2016

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Pokemon GO in Bloomington. Dunn Meadow is a Poke Stop, where players can pick up Pokeballs.

AAA Warns Hoosiers Not To Pokemon And Drive

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says distracted driving is responsible for the deaths of one out of every 10 drivers.

July 14, 2016

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Firefighters Participate In Cancer Prevention Training

Cancer is the leading cause of death for firefighters, and the health training is a push to stem this threat.

July 14, 2016

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Indiana Cities Win Funding To Clean And Redevelop Property

The funding will go toward cleaning up former industrial sites and redeveloping land.

July 14, 2016

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Trump To Announce VP Pick Friday Morning

Donald Trump, his adult children and key staffers have been meeting with vice presidential prospects all week.

July 14, 2016

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Daybook: Democratic Primary Recount & Pokemon Go Warning

The recount will start at the Clay County Circuit Court Clerk's Office in Brazil for the 8th Congressional District.

July 14, 2016

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Indy Man Who Shot Police Officer’s Home To Appear In Court

The man fired shots into an officer's home and vehicle. Police say the officer had once arrested the man on a weapons charge.

July 14, 2016

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Daniels Says No Chance Of Him Replacing Pence For Governor

Supporters of Daniels launched a "Draft Mitch" effort if Donald Trump names Pence as his vice presidential running mate.

July 14, 2016

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Another view of the multi-use building that will be built on the lot between Walnut, Smith and Washington.

Chocolate Moose Tax Abatement Approved

City Council approved the tax abatement for the Chocolate Moose site, but recommended changes to the original plan.

July 14, 2016

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Pence As Trump’s VP: What You Need To Know

Pence has spent his entire life and career in Indiana. Get a detailed look at his history and experience.

July 14, 2016

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Pence Announces Billion Dollar Entrepreneurship Plan

The plan does not commit $1 billion in new funding -- much of it continues current state investment in Indiana businesses.

July 14, 2016

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From left: U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Which GOP Hoosier Would Replace Pence In Governor’s Race?

At least three Indiana politicians have expressed interest in replace Gov. Mike Pence as the GOP candidate for governor if Pence is chosen to be Trump's VP.

July 14, 2016

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Trump’s VP Announcement Postponed

Donald Trump is expected to pick his a running mate to seek nomination as the Republican candidate for Vice President Friday, July 15 at 11:00 a.m

July 15, 2016

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Trump Cancels VP Announcement; Pence Faces Noon Deadline

By law, Pence has until noon to remove himself from Indiana’s ballot.

July 15, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

A dramatic shakeup this week in Indiana politics has us all wondering what’s next? And how a gamified world can affect your community and health.

July 15, 2016

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Planned Parenthood To Close Six Indiana Clinics

Planned Parenthood announced Thursday its center in Muncie will close Friday.

July 15, 2016

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Children Dying From Abuse Or Neglect Increasing In Indiana

The report from the Indiana Department of Child Services says 12 children died from abuse and 54 from neglect.

July 15, 2016

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AP: Pence Has Been Offered And Accepted Trump’s VP Offer

Sources say Trump could announce Pence as his VP as early as tomorrow.

July 15, 2016

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Republican Mike Pence has served as the governor of Indiana since 2013.

Trump Tweets: “I Have Chosen Governor Mike Pence”

Pence has spent his entire life and career in Indiana, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for ten years and as Governor of Indiana for four years.

July 15, 2016

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Donald Trump's tweet announcing the selection of Mike Pence as running mate

Trump Tweets Pence VP Pick; Three Enter Race For Governor

Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and U.S. Reps Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita leave their races in their bids to succeed Mike Pence as the governor.

July 15, 2016

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Pence Calls To Lower Flags Following Attack In France

Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff in accordance with the directive.

July 15, 2016

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Planned Parenthood Clinics Closing Due To Patient Decline

Planned Parenthood will close six of its clinics by the end of the year, but it won't affect the availability of abortion services in the state.

July 15, 2016

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Garrard has 20 days to respond.

Charges Filed Against Judge For Drunk Driving Charge

Court of Appeals Senior Judge William I. Garrard faces two counts of judicial misconduct.

July 15, 2016

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A gym that’s first of it’s kind opened in Indiana on Saturday.

Gym Designed For Children With Autism Opens In Greenwood

We Rock the Spectrum gym is a franchise based out of Los Angeles that has locations in 22 states.

July 15, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ July 15, 2016

A dramatic shakeup this week in Indiana politics has us all wondering what’s next? And how a gamified world can affect your community and health.

July 15, 2016

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Terre Haute’s Deming Pool To Open Saturday

The pool will open for the first time this year on Saturday after $34,000 of repairs were made.

July 16, 2016

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Originally, Trump planned to speak on Friday.

Trump Speaks On Pence Selection

Trump said that Pence was his first choice, and pointed to Indiana's economy as the primary reason he made the selection.

July 16, 2016

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Home From VP Announcement, Pence Greeted By Supporters

Gov. Mike Pence returned to Indiana Saturday afternoon after being named Donald Trump's running mate.

July 18, 2016

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Indiana State Police Cracking Down On Reckless Driving

In the state of Indiana, aggressive driving is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and fines reaching $5,000.

July 18, 2016

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Purdue Students Work To Prevent Harmful Algae Blooms

With toxic algae blooms closing beaches in Florida, the project is no longer just a local concern for the group.

July 18, 2016

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Donnelly To Attend USS Indianapolis Keel Laying Ceremony

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly will attend Monday’s ceremony at a Marinette, Wisconsin, shipyard.

July 18, 2016

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Police Asking For Community’s Help After Social Media Threat

Chief Riggs issued a statement to his department following the shootings Sunday, saying the two will "ensure that any threats are thoroughly investigated."

July 18, 2016

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Experts Say Pence Has Ability To Adjust Image As RNC Nears

Pence has been involved in many divisive issues as governor, but experts say Pence has an opportunity to adjust his image.

July 18, 2016

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State Health Officials Warn Of Increased West Nile Activity

Residents are encouraged to eliminate sources of standing water, which are mosquito breeding grounds.

July 18, 2016

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Camper Bit By Venomous Snake At Brown County State Park

A central Indiana man camping in Brown County State Park is recovering after being bitten by a venomous snake.

July 18, 2016

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John Gregg for Governor TV ad.

Daybook: Power Outages & John Gregg Reacts To Gov. Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg won't face Gov. Mike Pence after Pence withdrew his name to run as the republican vice presidential candidate.

July 18, 2016

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Harrison County animal control officer Bruce LaHue says the bear (not pictured) weighs about 200 pounds.

Indiana Officials Track Second Black Bear In The Past Year

A bear that wandered into northern Indiana last year was euthanized in April in southwestern Michigan.

July 18, 2016

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Why Flags Get Lowered To Half-Staff

Flags can be ordered to half-staff for a variety of reasons.

July 18, 2016

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Holcomb became lieutenant governor in March  after Sue Ellspermann stepped down from the position.

Analyst: Holcomb, Early Favorite For GOP Governor Nomination

The Indiana Republican Party will choose its replacement for Mike Pence on the gubernatorial ticket in a little more than a week.

July 18, 2016

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Two police officers from the Dallas Police Department traveled to Dallas last week to honor the police officers killed in a targeted attack earlier this month.

Columbus Police Send Support To Dallas and Baton Rouge

Recent events in Dallas and now in Baton Rouge called for a sign of unity among officers.

July 18, 2016

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The state\’s choice scholarship program spent $18 million more last year than the year before.

School Vouchers Cost State $18 Mil. More Than Previous Year

The state’s choice scholarship program spent $18 million more last year than the year before.

July 19, 2016

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John Hamilton, Bloomington

Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

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

July 19, 2016

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Gregg Responds: The Governor’s Race Without Pence

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg says Gov. Mike Pence’s departure from the race will not change his message or his strategy.

July 19, 2016

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Daybook: ISTEP+ Meeting & Counting Turkeys

The ISTEP+ Panel is meeting for the third time today and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources asking Hoosiers to help count wild turkeys.

July 19, 2016

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A Pokemon spotted in downtown Bloomington, Indiana.

Pokemon Go Oddities: Catching Sex Offenders, Walking Dogs

The augmented reality (AR) game requires players to walk around rather than sit still, which has resulted in a few unintended consequences.

July 19, 2016

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Melania Trump speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Indiana Political Analyst: Melania Trump Speech A ‘Red Flag’

Parts of Melania Trump's RNC speech mirrors the language in Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

July 19, 2016

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Bloomington water contains rising amounts of DBPs.

June Tests Show Bloomington Water Quality Status

The June 2016 levels are higher than May 2016, but the City of Bloomington says the numbers are lower than June 2015.

July 19, 2016

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Exterior of Seven Oakes.

Seven Oaks Charter School Start Date Pushed Back

The Seven Oaks Charter School has been working toward an August 15 open date, but has pushed it back to September 6.

July 19, 2016

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State Sen. Jim Tomes is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for the GOP nomination for governor.

4th Candidate Joins Race To Be GOP Nominee For Governor

Republican Sen. Jim Tomes is arguably the most conservative candidate.

July 19, 2016

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Meet The Candidates: Who Will Replace Pence In Gov. Race?

Pence's bid to be Vice President leaves a vacancy on Indiana's ballot this year: who will be the Republican candidate for Indiana's next governor?

July 19, 2016

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The Amorphophallus titanum plant is expected to bloom within the week.

Rare Plant To Bloom At IU For First Time In Nearly 10 Years

After nearly a decade, an Amorphophallus titanum plant is set to bloom and emit its notoriously pungent odor.

July 19, 2016

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Testing expert Ed Roeber travelled to Indiana Tuesday to speak with the panel rewriting the state’s assessment. Roeber encourage the panel to spend at least two years creating and implementing the new assessment system and not rush into it, like Indiana did in 2014.

ISTEP Panel Reconsiders December Deadline For New Test

The panel rewriting the state’s assessment met for the third time on Tuesday, and the group is concerned about meeting its December deadline.

July 20, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, (left) and Donald J. Trump (right).

Trump/Pence Officially Seal GOP Nomination

Pence will speak Wednesday night at the GOP convention.

July 20, 2016

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Mayor John Hamilton

Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton And Affordable Housing

Mayor Hamilton responds to his push for more affordable housing in new downtown housing developments.

July 20, 2016

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Bright Family Farm in Martinsville

FSA Runs Out Of Loan Money, Congress Stepping In

Congress is stepping in to keep the FSA's real estate loans afloat.

July 20, 2016

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Todd Young Criticizes New Senate Opponent, Evan Bayh

Senator Evan Bayh replaced Democratic Senate candidate Baron Hill.

July 20, 2016

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John Gregg for Governor TV ad.

Dems Capitalizing On Pence Departure, Give Gregg $500,000

A handful of GOP contenders are now vying to replace Pence.

July 20, 2016

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Pence Trump

Pence Known Nationally As ‘Midwestern Polite’ Conservative

Last night, Pence, who is Indiana's governor, and Trump were officially nominated as the GOP's pick for the White House.

July 20, 2016

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As Governor, Mike Pence’s Health Policy Has Been Contentious

Mike Pence's record could be important in November, because his running mate doesn’t have a legislative record at all.

July 20, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor?

Just how much does Mike Pence have in common with Donald Trump when it comes to schools and education?

July 20, 2016

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Medical Schools Gets Creative To Snag New Geriatricians

The American Geriatrics Society estimates 300 doctors are immediately needed to make up for the shortage in Indiana.

July 20, 2016

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The 2016 Republican National Convention is being held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Governor Mike Pence Will Address RNC Tonight

Governor Mike Pence will address the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on the theme "Make America First Again."

July 20, 2016

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The ACLU of Indiana sued DCS on behalf of a caseworker, trying to force the agency to hire more caseworkers.

Indiana Department Of Child Services Defends Record In Court

The DCS must provide enough caseworkers so that the average caseload doesn’t exceed 17 kids. All but one of the 19 regions in the state exceeds that standard.

July 21, 2016

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Growing Latino Population In Need Of Accessible Healthcare

As the immigrant population continues to grow, the increase in need of accessible healthcare becomes evident, according to a recent survey.

July 21, 2016

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Mike Pence campaign ad.

What Will Happen To Pence’s Gubernatorial Campaign Money?

As Mike Pence officially becomes Trump’s running mate, there’s still an unanswered question left over from his gubernatorial campaign. Where does the money go?

July 21, 2016

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Ft Wayne Police

Ft. Wayne Announces Initiative Aimed Toward Black Males

The initiative between Cities United and My Brother's Keeper seeks to make a difference through an emphasis on listening, input, and engagement.

July 21, 2016

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Indianapolis

IN Housing Authorities Receive More Than $1M For Families

The grants allow public housing agencies to work with social service agencies, community colleges, businesses and more.

July 21, 2016

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Muncie Billboard Owner Alters Sign After Complaints

The Hometown Outdoor Advertising owner says he decided to change the words on the sign after learning about complaints.

July 21, 2016

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City of Bloomington

Daybook: Bloomington Master Plan Meeting

The City of Bloomington has created a comprehensive plan for the next five to seven years, the city's first in 15 years.

July 21, 2016

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The plant is expected to bloom any day, and will stay open for at least 24 hours.

Rare Plant Expected To Bloom Tonight, Emit Unusual Smell

The plant's flower is said to smell like a decomposing body.

July 21, 2016

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City of Bloomington

Bloomington Invites Public Comment On Comprehensive Plan

Bloomington residents will get the opportunity to provide input for the Comprehensive Master Plan at the Environmental Commission meeting tonight.

July 21, 2016

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Mayor Hamilton speaks on water quality.

Bloomington Mayor NYT Op-Ed: ‘At My Wit’s End About Guns’

In the op-ed for the New York Times, Hamilton describes seeing weapons carried openly at the local public pool and during the Fourth of July parade.

July 21, 2016

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Mike Pence officially accepted his nomination at the GOP convention Wednesday.

WATCH: Pence Accepts VP Nomination, Speaks At GOP Convention

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence praised Donald Trump, touted his own record as Indiana's governor and criticized Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

July 21, 2016

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Crane Business Seminar

Crane Conference Aims To Boost Commerce In Bedford

Bedford residents gathered at the business seminar in hopes of finding more ways to capitalize on the area’s largest provider of jobs.

July 22, 2016

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Road construction on Interstate 69.

Committee Meets To Discuss Possible Road Funding Solutions

State lawmakers are beginning to study ways to fund infrastructure into the future.

July 22, 2016

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Temperatures are heating up this weekend, especially in the Midwest.

What Is A ‘Heat Dome’ And What Does It Mean For Hoosiers?

The "heat dome" settling across the Midwest will bring temperatures up to as much as 105 in Indiana.

July 22, 2016

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Anthem is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Merger Between Indy-Based Anthem, Cigna Put On Hold

Anthem’s deal with Connecticut-based Cigna had been in the works for more than a year.

July 22, 2016

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Forrmer Senator and Governor Evan Bayh talks to Sweetwater Sound owner Chuck Surack.

Dems Poised To Confirm U.S. Senate Candidate Evan Bayh

Bayh is visiting cities across Indiana before he’s officially nominated Friday as the Democratic candidate.

July 22, 2016

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Mike Pence officially accepted his nomination at the GOP convention Wednesday.

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Governor Pence delivers the most important speech of his career, what producers are required to list on food labels and the ruins of Rose Island Amusement park.

July 22, 2016

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CPD

Daybook: Columbus Bridge Honoring Law Officers

The Robert N. Stewart Bridge in Columbus will be illuminated in blue for one week beginning Friday to honor law enforcement officers.

July 22, 2016

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The temperature forecast for this autumn includes above average temps for most of the country.

Indiana Braces For ‘Heat-Dome,’ With A Side Of ‘Corn Sweat’

Higher pressure air in the top of the atmosphere pushes the heat down toward the ground, creating sweltering, unpleasant conditions.

July 22, 2016

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Ft Wayne Police

Family Sues Ft. Wayne Police For Excessive Force

A Ft. Wayne officer shot a teen in the back on June 21. The teen's mother is suing the officer for excessive force.

July 22, 2016

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Scales of Justice.

IN Appeals Court Overturns Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction

The court overturned the feticide conviction but asks a trial court to resentence Patel for a lesser felony of neglect of a dependent.

July 22, 2016

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First year teachers (from left to right) Chris Conway, Sara Draper and Gabe Hoffman.

Noon Edition: Teachers Reflect On Their First Year

This week on Noon Edition we spoke to three first year teachers about their job.

July 22, 2016

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Pence Endorses Holcomb To Replace Him As Indiana Governor

Pence said in a statement Friday that he believes Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb is "one of the best prepared individuals in recent memory" to be governor.

July 22, 2016

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NCAA

NCAA Host Cities Must Detail Anti-Discrimination Policies

The NCAA adopted a policy earlier this year that prevents cities with discriminatory policies from hosting NCAA events.

July 22, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ July 22, 2016

Governor Pence delivers the most important speech of his career, what producers are required to list on food labels and the ruins of Rose Island Amusement park.

July 22, 2016

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Unemployment Rate Drops For Second Consecutive Month

Indiana’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since February. And it fell two months in a row for the first time in nearly a year.

July 22, 2016

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From left: U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.

GOP Gov. Candidate Chosen Tuesday: What To Expect

One member of the 22-person committee is still undecided but says electability will weigh heavily on his decision.

July 22, 2016

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Evan Bayh Officially Chosen As Democratic Senate Candidate

Bayh says he’s compelled to return to the Senate leaving in 2010 because of gridlock and divisive partisanship.

July 22, 2016

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The kit to count pollinators can be downloaded from kibi.org.

Indy Enlists Volunteers In Crowdsourced Bee-Search Project

So-called "citizen science" can be extremely cost-effective and helpful for scientists.

July 23, 2016

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GMO

Why New GMO Labels Might Not Tell The Whole Story

Critics say a new bill designed to tell people whether their food is genetically modified, may actually mask the contents.

July 25, 2016

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John Gregg for Governor TV ad.

Gregg Marches In Elkhart Parade, Boasts Business Experience

Democratic candidate for Indiana governor John Gregg marched with supporters in Goshen at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Parade on Sunday.

July 25, 2016

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Milk

New Process Could Add Weeks To Milk’s Shelf Life

Purdue researchers confirmed that a new process, similar to pasteurization, adds weeks to the shelf life of milk.

July 25, 2016

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Eric holcomb

Lt. Gov Boasts Pence’s Financial Support To GOP Committee

The GOP committee is set to vote Tuesday on a candidate to face Democrat John Gregg this fall.

July 25, 2016

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Judge Sarah Evans Barker was the first Indiana woman appointed as a federal judge.

Courtroom Named To Honor Indiana’s First Female Fed. Judge

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker was the first woman appointed to the federal court in Indiana.

July 25, 2016

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IU is live streaming the expected bloom of its

Rival ‘Corpse Flowers’ Could Bloom Before IU’s Plant

Plants at the New York Botanical Garden in New York City and the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. are expected to bloom any day.

July 25, 2016

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Rose Island operated as an amusement park from 1923 until 1937.

Hidden Places: Indiana’s Abandoned Amusement Park

Rose Island was a popular destination during the 1920s and 30s, until a devastating flood forced the owners to abandon it.

July 25, 2016

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State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb discussing the end of Indiana's fiscal year.

Indiana Closes Fiscal Year With Highest Budget Reserve Ever

Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb says the state can now fulfill a promise put in place by this past legislative session’s road funding package.

July 25, 2016

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Indiana University Police Department.

IUPD Offers Intensive Training Program For IU Students

The Indiana University Police Department offers the only cadet training program in the country that allows students to work as officers, while studying.

July 25, 2016

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Cows at the 2016 Monroe County Fair.

Fair Competitors Work To Protect Animals From Heat

As the heat index nears triple digits this week, show people are taking extra measures to ensure their prized cows stay cool.

July 26, 2016

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Fort Wayne Community Schools will spend about $10,000 on billboards this summer. District spokesperson Krista Stockman says state funding from a gain of two new students would pay for the billboards.

Beyond ‘Mad Men’: More Public Schools Advertise To Survive

Fort Wayne Community Schools will spend about $10,000 on billboards this summer.

July 26, 2016

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Manning

NFL Clears Peyton Manning of HGH Investigation

Peyton Manning vehemently denied the allegations when they were made late in the season.

July 26, 2016

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Last year, nearly 8,000 abortions were performed in Indiana, a 2 percent drop from the year before, according to annual data from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Indiana Abortion Numbers Drop For Sixth Straight Year

Last year, nearly 8,000 abortions were performed in Indiana, a 2 percent drop from the year before.

July 26, 2016

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4-H Programs Rebranding Due To Increased Urbanization

4-H program leaders are changing their offerings to appeal to millennials, but they’re fighting the state’s demographics.

July 26, 2016

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Eric Holcomb speaks about his plans for the 2016 gubernatorial race shortly after he is chosen as the GOP nominee.

Holcomb Chosen As Gov. Candidate: Meet The Former GOP Chair

Holcomb has served as Lieutenant Governor for five months but has never held elected office.

July 26, 2016

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Paradise Pizza sign

Historic Orange County Town Faces Second Major Fire

The town hopes the historic building can be saved, but won’t know until an investigation is complete.

July 26, 2016

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Indiana Regional Cities Initiative logo

Regional Cities Initiative Plans Underway Across Indiana

Months after being selected as a part of the state's Regional Cities Initiative, three regions are moving forward on their development plans.

July 26, 2016

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HIP 2.0 Enrollees Willing To Pay, Some Lack Understanding

A state-commissioned evaluation by the Lewin Group found the majority of enrollees both below and above the poverty line chose the so-called “HIP Plus” account.

July 27, 2016

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Mayor Greg Goodnight

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On City Redevelopment

Mayor Goodnight says he's been preaching about quality of life being key for luring in new businesses to a community.

July 27, 2016

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Gov.’s Drug Task Force Discusses Children’s Mental Health

The number of children seeking mental health services because of a parent's addiction has been increasing.

July 27, 2016

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Notre Dame

Ohio Couple Donates $5 Million To Notre Dame

An Ohio couple has donated $5 million to the University of Notre Dame for a marching band practice field.

July 27, 2016

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School Vouchers Map

Which Schools Lost The Most Students To Vouchers Last Year?

These scholarships allow a student from a low-income family that meets a specific set of criteria to use state money to attend a private school.

July 27, 2016

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In 2016, women make up only 20 percent of the Indiana General Assembly.

IN Ranks 34th In U.S. For Percentage Of Women In Legislature

Indiana is also one of eight states who have had neither a female governor nor a female U.S. senator.

July 27, 2016

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Indiana Home Sales Up Compared To This Time Last Year

The number of homes sold so far in 2016 is up more than 9 percent compared to the same period in 2015.

July 27, 2016

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Holcomb May Not Have Access To All Of Pence’s Campaign Cash

Federal Election Commission rulings indicate Pence can only transfer donations to Holcomb that comply with federal campaign finance standards.

July 27, 2016

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Heroin syringe

Lawrence County Asks State For Syringe Exchange Program

Pending state approval, Lawrence County will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and staff the mobile unit.

July 27, 2016

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Cypress tress, prevalent in wetlands of the southern U.S., reach there northern limit along the Wabash River in Indiana.

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrients from Indiana rivers can spark algae blooms, which can be toxic to plants, animals and humans.

July 27, 2016

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Union workers rally outside of the Indianapolis Carrier plant.

Carrier, Union Agree On Severance Packages

1,400 Indianapolis employees will lose their jobs when the company relocates to Mexico.

July 27, 2016

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Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the 2016 ALEC meeting in Indianapolis.

ALEC Meeting In Indy Draws Lawmakers, Protesters

The controversial conservative organization has been spreading model legislation and ideas to statehouses throughout the country for more than 40 years.

July 28, 2016

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Orangutans at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Indianapolis Zoo Study Reveals Orangutan Vocal Capabilities

Researchers previously thought great apes had little control over their vocalizations, only making them when they were hungry or excited.

July 28, 2016

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Canada Goose

How A City Got Rid Of Nuisance Canada Geese

Mishawaka residents have complained about geese attacking them and their kids in the parks.

July 28, 2016

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Holcomb

Holcomb’s Running Mate To Be Approved Monday

The Indiana GOP state committee will officially nominate gubernatorial candidate Eric Holcomb’s pick for lieutenant governor Monday.

July 28, 2016

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Pence Trump

Reporter Barred From Pence Event In Wisconsin

Donald Trump banned the Washington Post from being credentialed for campaign events last month.

July 28, 2016

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30 members of the 938th Military Police Detachment will be recognized during a departure ceremony Thursday

Indiana National Guard Unit Deployed To Afghanistan

The soldiers will be assigned to police and security operations in both the Kandahar and Parwan Provinces in Afghanistan.

July 28, 2016

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Needles

Study Says Indiana’s HIV Outbreak Was Preventable

The study points to a lack of healthcare, HIV testing and clean needles as factors that contributed to the outbreak.

July 28, 2016

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Educators protesting the ALEC meeting in Indianapolis.

Educators Join Protests Against ALEC In Indianapolis

Protesters took a stand against the controversial conservative organization’s attempt on the expansion of voucher programs in Indiana.

July 28, 2016

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A floor of graduation caps

Two-Thirds Of IN College Students Graduate Within Six Years

Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says more Hoosiers are graduating college, but racial achievement gaps persist.

July 28, 2016

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Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

WATCH: Indiana Rep. Andre Carson Criticizes Pence At DNC

U.S. Representative Andre Carson spoke at the DNC Wednesday night, saying he has seen Pence’s policies up close.

July 28, 2016

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The sheath's inner crimson coloring is showing around the edges of the ruffle.

Will IU’s ‘Corpse Flower’ Ever Bloom?

Biologists have anticipated the bloom for at least a week, live-streaming the plant online.

July 29, 2016

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Bloomington resident Daniel E. Messell, 49

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

The man accused of killing an IU student prepares for trial, why Latino teens are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and Congressman Lee Hamilton.

July 29, 2016

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Joe Donnelly

Future Of Funding Murky For Opioid Treatment Bill

Addiction and recovery legislation known as CARA authorizes $181 million for states to fund treatment and education programs.

July 29, 2016

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Holcomb Names State Auditor Suzanne Crouch As Running Mate

Suzanne Crouch has served as State Auditor since 2014. A committee will officially choose the Lt. Gov. on Monday.

July 29, 2016

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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: If Trump Wins, Roe v. Wade Is ‘Ash Heap Of History’

Pence says Trump would appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court who would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision.

July 29, 2016

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U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R) from Indiana's 5th district.

Reps Rokita And Brooks File For Re-election

Representatives Todd Rokita and Susan Brooks, who were vying for the GOP governor pick, have filed to run again for Congress.

July 29, 2016

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Howard Co. Prosecutor Opposes Needle Exchange Proposal

Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann says providing clean needles to drug addicts isn’t the right way to address increasing rates of HIV and Hepatitis C.

July 29, 2016

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$536M Mega Millions Jackpot Claimed By Anonymous IN Couple

A central Indiana couple won the $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn this month, but they've chosen to remain anonymous.

July 29, 2016

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Ivy Tech

Court Upholds Dismissal Of Ivy Tech Discrimination Suit

Federal laws don't protect people who claim workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

July 29, 2016

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Hundreds of people gathered on the Statehouse lawn in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 9 to call for police reforms after recent killings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

Noon Edition: Black Lives Matter

This week on Noon Edition we spoke to local experts and advocates about the Black Lives Matter movement.

July 29, 2016

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Caveat Emptor bookstore.

New Owner Keeps Caveat Emptor From Closing

The used and rare books store in Bloomington was going to close in August after being open for over 45 years.

July 29, 2016

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This spring the Congress approved $589 million in funds for Zika response.

Hamilton Co. Health Dept. Updates Zika Plan As IN Cases Grow

The Hamilton County Health Department reviewed its Zika Action Plan this week as the first suspected locally transmitted cases are suspected to hit the U.S..

July 29, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence speaking at the 2016 ALEC meeting in Indianapolis.

Pence To ALEC Meeting: We Will ‘Restore The Balance’

Pence said Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic national Convention was filled with failed policies.

July 29, 2016

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The sheath's inner crimson coloring is showing around the edges of the ruffle.

The ‘Corpse Flower’ At IU Has Started To Bloom

The plant has grown to over six feet tall, more than four feet in less than two weeks.

July 29, 2016

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Hannah Wilson

Jury Selection In Hannah Wilson Murder Trial To End Monday

Daniel Messel is accused of murdering Indiana University student Hannah Wilson in April 2015. The trial is expected to begin Monday.

July 29, 2016

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Newsdesk Hamilton-Hren

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ July 29, 2016

The man accused of killing an IU student prepares for trial, why Latino teens are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and Congressman Lee Hamilton.

July 30, 2016

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Assembly Hall South Front

Assembly Hall Renovation Past Half Way Mark, On Time To Open

Assembly Hall's dedication is planned for homecoming weekend on October 14.

July 30, 2016

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USS Indianapolis

New Details On Final Resting Place Of USS Indianapolis

July 30 marks the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.

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