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August 1, 2016

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Indiana Still No. 1 State For Pharmacy Robberies

Indiana Board of Pharmacy president Donna Wall said that Indiana had a total of 175 pharmacy robberies in 2015.

August 1, 2016

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Manufacturing Institute Finds Home At Purdue Research Park

A new manufacturing center at the Purdue Research Park will house a university lab working to create and test cutting-edge, energy efficient materials.

August 1, 2016

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Film

New Bill Aims To Bring More Film Business To Indiana

A bill planned for the upcoming legislative session aims to bring more film business to Indiana.

August 1, 2016

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Indiana-Dunes

Officials: Park Order Won’t Delay Opening Of Dunes Pavilion

National Park Service and DNR officials say the issue is how the pavilion will be classified.

August 1, 2016

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Daybook: Lt. Gov. Nominee & Drug Take Back Day

State Auditor Suzanne Crouch will join Republican Nominee for Governor Eric Holcomb at the Statehouse for a press conference.

August 1, 2016

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Eric Holcomb and Suzanne Crouch

Newly Minted GOP Ticket Will Likely Run On Pence’s Record

The Indiana GOP’s gubernatorial ticket is set as the party officially nominated State Auditor Suzanne Crouch Monday to run alongside Eric Holcomb this fall.

August 1, 2016

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Education Department Releases New Eligibility For Free Lunch

A family of four making an annual income of under $45,000 would be eligible.

August 2, 2016

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Eli Lilly

Expert: New Eli Lilly CEO Takes The Reins At A Good Time

Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly will have a new CEO in January.

August 2, 2016

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Lafayette Is One Vote Away From Gender ID Protection Law

Lafayette was one of the first cities in Indiana to write protections for sexual orientation into its human relations ordinance.

August 2, 2016

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Bloomington resident Daniel E. Messell, 49

Daybook: Messel Trial Begins Today & Humvees

A jury of eight women and four men has been selected for the trial of 50-year-old Daniel Messel of Bloomington.

August 2, 2016

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Haylee Drake, left, and Maddie Gearld show off their Clay County 4-H fluid dynamics project.

As Agriculture Modernizes, County 4-H Fairs Try To Keep Pace

Agricultural science has changed a lot in recent years, so you might notice a few surprising things at the County Fair.

August 2, 2016

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Planned Parenthood

Indiana Opts Not To Appeal Preliminary Block On Abortion Law

Indiana's attorney general's office had 30 days to appeal the preliminary order blocking parts of Indiana new restrictive abortion ban.

August 2, 2016

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil begins August 5.

Meet Some Of The Hoosiers Headed To The Olympics

As you watch the opening ceremony and make your schedule for can't-miss events, keep an eye out for the Hoosiers competing in and working at the games.

August 2, 2016

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Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, presents a new proposal that would increase penalties for targeting an off-duty police officer.

Senators Want Tough Penalties For Targeting Off-Duty Police

A bi-partisan group of Senators want to pass a bill that would enhance criminal penalties for anyone who targets off-duty law enforcement officers.

August 2, 2016

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Coal

VU To Build State’s First Underground Coal Mine Simulation

Safety training is required for miners to keep up with safety programs on a regular basis and the new center will give them enhanced options.

August 3, 2016

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According to a new report, students in recovery at a recovery school are less likely to relapse than teens in other substance abuse programs.

Students At Recovery High Schools Less Likely To Relapse

According to a new report, students in recovery at a recovery school are less likely to relapse than teens in other substance abuse programs.

August 3, 2016

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Jim Lienhoop

Ask The Mayor: Mayor Lienhoop On Human Rights Lawsuit

Mayor Lienhoop says they are looking forward to defending their LGBT anti-discrimination lawsuit.

August 3, 2016

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Study: Connectivity Gap Widening Between Rural, Urban Areas

A new report from Purdue University says the Internet connectivity gap is widening between the state's rural and urban counties.

August 3, 2016

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Duke Energy

IPL Seeking Rate Change To Recover Energy Saving Costs

The Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is hearing public comments from Indianapolis Power and Light customers.

August 3, 2016

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Daniel Messel (right) leaves the Brown County Courthouse after the first day of his trial.

Updates: Hannah Wilson Murder Trial Continues

Daniel Messel's trial for the murder of Hannah Wilson continued Wednesday with testimony from the lead investigator.

August 3, 2016

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Congress Seats

Reps. Rokita, Brooks Could Resume Re-election Campaigns

Two Indiana Republican members of Congress will find out next week whether they'll get back on the November election ballot.

August 3, 2016

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Bloomington resident Daniel E. Messell, 49

Daybook: Messel Trial Continues & IU Football Media Day

A judge and jury heard opening statements and witness testimony Tuesday in Messel's case.

August 3, 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.

Pence Gives Holcomb Gov. Campaign More Than $1 Million

Holcomb had expected a boost from Pence's $7 million campaign fund, but transferring that money has been complicated by federal rules that now apply to Pence.

August 3, 2016

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Indiana Opens Preseason Football Camp

The Indiana Football team is eager to begin a new season after making its first bowl appearance since 2007.

August 3, 2016

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Ticket Sales For Hoosier Train Increase Over Past Year

The recent rise in ticket sales includes a more than 65 percent increase in June from the prior year.

August 3, 2016

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These viruses are not usually fatal.

Experts Warn Of More Mosquito Born Viruses At The Olympics

Chikungunya can be confused with Zika because many of the symptoms are the same.

August 4, 2016

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Purdue Survey: IN Farmland Value Continues To Go Down

The survey says that over the past two years, the average farmland value has fallen about 13 percent.

August 4, 2016

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Industry Reps Call On Congress For Immigration Reform

Representatives from various industries across Indiana want to highlight contributions made by immigrants to Indiana.

August 4, 2016

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The suit found Cephalon intentionally defrauded the Patent Office, filed lawsuits and paid off competitors.

Indiana Will Receive Money In Pharmaceutical Lawsuit

The drug company Cephalon was found guilty of engaging in anti-competitive conduct. $872,000 will be distributed among Indiana consumers.

August 4, 2016

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Opening ceremonies for the Indiana State Fair take place tomorrow morning.

Indiana State Fair Begins Friday With New Technology

A new smartphone app will help State Fair-goers find their favorite food vendors, animal competitions, and even their own car.

August 4, 2016

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Arcelor Mittal and U.S. Steel, which employ thousands in Northwest Indiana.

New Monitoring System Could Affect U.S. Steel Industry

The first installment of the new Global Steel Trade Monitor ranks China first in the world for steel exports, and the U.S. first for imports.

August 4, 2016

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 BP discovered in a test Tuesday that the total suspended solids discharged rose to more than 26,600 pounds.

Indiana BP Refinery Discharges Industrial Waste Above Limits

BP discovered in a test Tuesday that the total suspended solids discharged rose to more than 26,600 pounds.

August 4, 2016

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Daniel Messel (left) leaves the Brown County Courthouse in restraints after the second day of his trial.

Inside The Messel Trial For The Murder Of Hannah Wilson

After three days of a murder trial in which Messel is accused of killing Hannah Wilson, jurors have heard witness testimony and seen evidence in the courtroom.

August 5, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Updates from the Hannah Wilson murder trial, a new report calls the Scott Co. HIV outbreak preventable and why pickleball is popular, especially among seniors.

August 5, 2016

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Union workers rally outside of the Indianapolis Carrier plant.

Indiana Union Leaders Focus On November And Electing Clinton

The AFL-CIO endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

August 5, 2016

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Women Choosing “Chemical Abortions” Over Surgical Procedures

More Hoosier women are choosing to abort pregnancies with the so-called “abortion pill,” even while the total number of procedures is decreasing in the state.

August 5, 2016

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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.

August 5, 2016

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Vote Now: BMV Unveils Options For New State License Plate

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles unveiled the three options for the state’s new license plate on Friday.

August 5, 2016

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Food Surplus Leads Hoosier Hills To Host Drive-Thru

Due to a large number of fresh produce donations the bank had nearly 70,000 pounds of food Friday morning, about 50,000 more than their typical supply.

August 5, 2016

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Kyle Parker

Kyle Parker Jury Trial Pushed Back

Parker’s jury trial was scheduled to begin next week - that's being pushed back to later this fall.

August 5, 2016

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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil begins August 5.

Noon Edition: Brazil And The Olympic Games

This week on Noon Edition we spoke to local experts about the state of Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Is Brazil ready to host the games?

August 5, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ August 5, 2016

Updates from the Hannah Wilson murder trial, a new report calls the Scott Co. HIV outbreak preventable and why pickleball is popular, especially among seniors.

August 5, 2016

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Gov. Pence visits the Indiana State Farm.

Pence Visits Indiana State Fair On Opening Day

Pence and his wife Karen participated in the Fair’s opening ceremony and the unveiling of the Bicentennial exhibit.

August 5, 2016

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New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education tells schools they are required to provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities.

Education Dept. Tells Schools To Rethink Discipline

New guidance from the department emphasizes the requirement that schools provide behavioral supports for students with disabilities.

August 5, 2016

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Daniel Messel's car has been in secure storage in Monroe County. It was shown to jurors on the fourth day of the trial.

Jury Sees Messel’s Car In Person On Day Four Of Trial

They were allowed into the building to circle the car, which had all doors opened, but could not touch anything.

August 6, 2016

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Pickleball is growing in popularity.

Pickleball Gains Traction In Terre Haute

Terre Haute has been coined the “Pickleball Mecca of the Midwest.”

August 8, 2016

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Walter Sommers received the award for promoting peace and tolerance through holocaust education.

CANDLES Museum Docent Given Highest, German Civilian Award

The award was granted by the President of Germany, and it was pinned to Walter’s lapel by German Counsul General Herbert Quelle.

August 8, 2016

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Artist Rendering

Plant Science Lab At Purdue Gets Funding Approval

The lab's researchers will study how to make cash crops grow better in a controlled, high-tech setting.

August 8, 2016

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U.S. Senate Race Going Negative

Indiana’s race for U.S. Senate between Republican Todd Young and Democrat Evan Bayh is going negative with no end in sight.

August 8, 2016

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Egg Producer Building New Seymour Headquarters

The new building is needed because Rose Acre Farms outgrew its current space.

August 8, 2016

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Scales of Justice.

Bloomington Psychologist Admits To Falsifying Evaluations

Hundreds of cases statewide could be at risk following a mistrial in Evansville in an arson and explosives case.

August 8, 2016

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The Federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act does not necessarily extend to active duty National Guard members or reservists.

Indiana National Guard Soldiers Deployed To Guantanamo Bay

The soldiers will be involved in operations at the U.S. prison in Cuba for terror suspects.

August 8, 2016

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Daniel Messel, shackled, is escorted to the Sheriff's vehicle after he looked at his vehicle with the jurors.

Messel Trial: Video Evidence And State To Fly In Witness

The two witnesses for the prosecution today are establishing Messel’s movements in the early morning hours of April 24.

August 8, 2016

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OSHA Cites West Baden Post Office For Asbestos Exposure

OSHA proposes a penalty of more than $49,000 for the violations.

August 8, 2016

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This is the first sellout in Indy 500 history.

Bryan Clauson, Dirt-Track Racer From Indiana, Dies At 27

Clauson was considered the top dirt-track racer in the country.

August 8, 2016

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Bloomington Police Arrest Man For Attempted Murder

Police say John Lawrence Jr. tried to set a trailer and two people inside it on fire.

August 8, 2016

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Indiana Lifeline Law Includes Text To 911

The law gives minors immunity from underage drinking charges if they seek help for themselves or others. And, it applies to Text to 911.

August 8, 2016

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Pence Involved In Indiana Matters; Some Wonder For How Long

Gov. Mike Pence's office says he's electronically engaged with staff when he's out-of-state. But, some Democrats claim the state is without an active governor.

August 9, 2016

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State Ed. Board To Hold Public Hearings For Failing Schools

The Indiana State Board of Education will hold meetings for public comment on two schools located in northwest Indiana.

August 9, 2016

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Mayor Duke Bennett says the Deming Park Pool should open within a week or so.

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!

August 9, 2016

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Coal

Daybook: Vincennes Coal Mine Training & Ask The Mayor

The construction plans are moving forward for Indiana’s first underground coal mine simulation for safety training.

August 9, 2016

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IU Swimmer Lilly King Wins Gold In Rio

The win was especially sweet for the IU swimmer after a Russian opponent taunted her earlier in the week.

August 9, 2016

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Indiana National Guard

Expect More Noise From Camp Atterbury In Coming Weeks

The training is expected to last through Aug. 20 and will include additional gunfire and explosions.

August 9, 2016

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Daniel Messel (left) leaves the Brown County Courthouse in restraints after the second day of his trial.

Both Prosecution, Defense Rest Cases On Messel Trial Day 6

A forensic biologist says Messel's clothing and car had Wilson's DNA, but there was also DNA from an "unknown individual" in both places.

August 9, 2016

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Greg Taylor

Democratic State Senator Proposes Hate Crimes Bill

The proposal would create an automatic enhancement for hate crimes, making misdemeanors felonies and raising each felony one level.

August 9, 2016

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Dollar bills.

State Starts Fiscal Year With Lackluster Tax Collections

In the four starts to a fiscal year during the Pence administration, the state’s tax collections came in less than projected in each one.

August 9, 2016

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ISTEP+ Panel Explores Options For New High School Test

High school students in Indiana schools will soon face a new standardized test, but it’s exact characteristics are still undetermined.

August 9, 2016

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Tickets To Trump And Pence Fundraiser Start At $10,000

The Evansville fundraiser will be at the home of GOP fundraiser Steve Chancellor.

August 10, 2016

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Duke Bennett Mayor

Ask The Mayor: Mayor Bennett Stands Behind Storm Water Fee

Mayor Bennett says they must raise additional revenue to complete phases two through five of the city's long term water control plan.

August 10, 2016

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Lt. Gov Debate

Lt. Gov. Candidates Debate Agriculture, Rural Affairs

Indiana’s lieutenant governor also serves as secretary of agriculture and rural affairs

August 10, 2016

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Recent Numbers Could Mean Good News For IN Farmers

During a year when abundant supplies are expected to drive prices down, the latest numbers from the USDA could be good news for farmers.

August 10, 2016

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Indiana Set To Receive Millions For Zika Prevention

The state will receive millions of dollars to fund prevention efforts for the Zika virus, but the money could spill over into other areas of public health.

August 10, 2016

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Bridge To Be Named For Fallen Howard County Officer

The bridge will be named the Carl A. Koontz Memorial Bridge in honor of an officer who was killed in a shootout earlier this year.

August 10, 2016

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Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana sued the state in July,

Date Set For Hearing In Planned Parenthood Lawsuit

A federal judge in Indianapolis will hear the preliminary injunction request November 9.

August 10, 2016

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Daniel Messe at the Brown County Courthouse shortly after closing statements.

Jury Finds Messel Guilty Of Murdering Hannah Wilson

After six days of testimony, jurors found Daniel Messel guilty of murdering IU student Hannah Wilson last year.

August 10, 2016

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Hamilton and Diekhoff

Bloomington PD To Install Cameras, Increase Patrols Downtown

The Bloomington Police Department says it's seeing an increase in reports of panhandling and violence downtown.

August 10, 2016

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Hannah Wilson (right) with her younger sister Haley.

‘She’s The Hero’ Prosecutor Says Of Hannah Wilson

Hannah’s parents sat through all six days of evidence and witness testimony before the jury reached the guilty verdict.

August 11, 2016

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Education Dept. Seeks $4M In Damages After ISTEP Debacle

State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state is seeking $4 million in damages from the state’s former testing vendor.

August 11, 2016

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Congress

Rokita, Brooks Face Comittee Votes After Filing Deadline

Candidates for the seats now held by U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita faced a Wednesday filing deadline.

August 11, 2016

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Anthem

In Troubled Anthem-Cigna Merger, Time Is Of The Essence

Court documents indicate if the suit doesn’t move quickly, the entire deal could fall apart.

August 11, 2016

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The GE Appliances Plant opened in Bloomington in 1967.

Bloomington GE Plant Closure Finalized, Set For Aug. 26

Employees will receive 90 percent of their base salary and unreduced benefits through June 15, 2017.

August 11, 2016

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Newly-sworn in Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter.

Geoffrey Slaughter Sworn In As Indiana Supreme Court Justice

This was the formal ceremony, but Slaughter was sworn-in privately in June.

August 11, 2016

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Community Health Network Connects The Public With Naloxone

A state law signed last year makes the opioid overdose reversal drug available to the public.

August 12, 2016

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Terre Haute Reduces Crime In City Park By Removing Benches

Terre Haute city leaders found a way to reduce crime in one of the city’s central parks by more than 80 percent.

August 12, 2016

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Daniel Messel (left) leaves the Brown County Courthouse in restraints after the second day of his trial.

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

What to expect at Daniel Messel’s sentencing next month, the lawsuit over some Indiana city's anti-discrimination policies and defining local craft beer.

August 12, 2016

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Indianapolis Solar Farm

Coal Workers Could Train To Work In Solar For $8 Million

Indiana’s coal industry employs roughly 4,000 people, while only 1,600 Hoosiers are employed by the solar industry.

August 12, 2016

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Isiah Benford

Judge Releases Man Accused Of Intentionally Spreading HIV

A judge delayed Isiah Benford's trial until February because some documents and witnesses were not shared with the defense sooner.

August 12, 2016

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Sen. Donnelly, Farm Bureau Talk Ag Tech Benefits At Fair

Donnelly stalked about technology as a way for farmers to be more efficient and increase yields with less environmental impact.

August 12, 2016

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Bloomington High School South teacher Matt Hoagland says he hasn't seen enrollment spikes in his A.P. European History classes but says the number of students earning low scores on the nationally-administered year-end exams has increased.

5 Indiana Schools Give Majority Of Teachers Poor Ratings

Four of the five Indiana schools who rate a majority of their teachers as ineffective or needing improvement are charter schools.

August 12, 2016

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Gov. Pence speaks at a podium at a press conference.

Pence Defends Trump’s Claims That Obama Is ‘Founder Of ISIS’

Donald Trump and Mike Pence are both blaming the media for reaction to Trump's about Obama and ISIS.

August 12, 2016

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Hops grown on Mike Brooks' Nashville farm.

Farmers Pick Up The Pace On Local Hops Production

Indiana is known for its growing selection of craft beer, but growing hops locally has lagged behind.

August 12, 2016

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The Indiana ACLU has filed a lawsuit at the District Court in Indianapolis claiming ballot selfies are protected political speech.

Brooks, Rokita Expected To Return To U.S. House Ballots

Both will face at least one opponent Saturday, including the candidates each of them beat in May's primary.

August 12, 2016

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Hamilton Bloomington

Panhandling Initiative To Look At ‘The Big Picture’

The city’s approach seeks to not only decrease crime, but look deeper into the issues of poverty and homelessness.

August 12, 2016

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Outgoing CEO of Eli Lilly John Lechleiter outlines the need for the access to affordable pre-k in Indiana. Eli Lilly is partnering with several other groups statewide to lobby the 2017 legislature to create pre-k scholarships for low-income families.

New Pre K Initiative Asks Legislators To Expand Scholarships

A coalition of business, philanthropy, government and education leaders will push lawmakers to expand state-funded pre-K in the upcoming legislative session.

August 12, 2016

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Bloomington is launching a public awareness campaign to encourage residents to donate money to social services agencies rather than giving panhandlers money.

Noon Edition: New Program Tackles Aggressive Panhandling

This week on Noon Edition we spoke to local experts about homelessness and panhandling in Bloomington.

August 12, 2016

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Daniel Messel leaves the Brown County Courthouse after hearing the guilty conviction from the jury.

Why Daniel Messel Won’t Face The Death Penalty For Murder

Messel is convicted of murdering an IU student last year. He does not face the death penalty, but will spend 45 to 85 years in prison.

August 12, 2016

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Former Indiana governor Evan Bayh

Bayh Granted Temporary Reprieve From Disclosing Finances

The reprieve allows Bayh to wait until October to disclose how he earns a living, what companies he holds investments in and where he owns property.

August 12, 2016

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Bloomington Mayor Struggles To Get Answers On I-69 Slowdown

INDOT officials say for the project to get back on track, and to meet its ultimate deadline of June 2017, it needs to pick up the pace in the next 60 days.

August 12, 2016

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Hundreds of Hannah's friends followed the Daniel Messel trial closely on social media.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ August 12, 2016

What to expect at Daniel Messel’s sentencing next month, the lawsuit over some Indiana city's anti-discrimination policies and defining local craft beer.

August 13, 2016

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The end result of Mack Meller's last game. He won by 2 points.

Fort Wayne Hosts SCRABBLE Fans From Around The World

North American SCRABBLE grand champion David Gibson played the word “quinines” and earned more than 90 points for that one word.

August 13, 2016

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Ron Drake campaign.

Orentlicher Cedes Race To Drake Before Recount Official

The May primary election between the two ended with Drake ahead by just 68 votes out of more than 58,000 cast.

August 14, 2016

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Judge Barbara Crawford presides over Marion County's Behavioral Health Court.

Mental Health Courts Aim To Connect Instead Of Criminalize

A growing number of Indiana counties are working to stop the cycle of people with mental illness returning to jail through alternative court programs.

August 15, 2016

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Governor Mike Pence

Pence Might Release Tax Returns

Donald Trump has not released any of his tax returns, and during his time as governor Pence has never made his returns public.

August 15, 2016

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Judge Issues New Timeline For Anthem-Cigna Merger

A new trial date for the merger is scheduled for November 21st with an expected decision in the case by the end of January.

August 15, 2016

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State Audit Led To FBI Investigation At Vigo Co. Schools

FBI agents seized computers, thumb drives and recordings from the district's office in June.

August 15, 2016

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Brooks And Rokita Back On The Ballot In Their Districts

U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita each withdrew from their House races last month to vie for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.

August 15, 2016

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Hoosier Black Bear Sightings Show Increasing Population

Indiana could be the next state to establish a breeding population, due to a good habitat and growing numbers of the animals in adjacent states.

August 15, 2016

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Indiana is one of 25 states to earn a 'D' or lower grade from the 'Expecting Better' report.

Indiana Earns ‘D’ Rating For Workplace Friendliness

According to the Indiana Institute for Working Families policy, Indiana narrowly avoided an “F” rating for its workplace protections favoring nursing mothers.

August 15, 2016

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U.S. divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson at the Rio Olympics.

Hoosier Chiropractor Serves As Olympic Athletic Trainer

One Indiana man is getting his crack at the Olympic games without seeking a bronze, silver or gold medal.

August 15, 2016

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Indiana Corn, Soybean Crops Could Set Records This Year

A U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday predicts the second-largest corn crop in Indiana history, with the largest soybean crop.

August 15, 2016

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NIPSCO To Demolish Long-Shuttered Gary Power Plant

NIPSCO says it will work with Gary officials and other local stakeholders to try to attract new development to the site that would bring jobs and tax revenue.

August 15, 2016

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Nov. Trial Date For Anthem, Cigna Merger Could Mean Trouble

The November trial date for the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna could mean trouble for the massive deal.

August 15, 2016

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Cow petting at the 2016 Indiana State Fair.

Lawmakers: ‘Trust The Fair’ To Expand Alcohol Sales

A 2014 law allowed the Indiana State Fair to sell alcohol again, but some are worried the expansion of alcohol sales will go too far.

August 15, 2016

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Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments , but the state still has the seventh highest smoking rate in the country.

Report: Indiana Lags In Cancer Control, Patient Access

ACS CAN’s Indiana says Indiana’s low tobacco tax rates play into high smoking rates.

August 16, 2016

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Legislature To Explore More Background Checks For Teachers

Indiana law only requires background checks at time of employment and only for fully licensed educators.

August 16, 2016

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

IPS Officials To Propose Splitting Middle, High Schools

District officials say they know closing a school is a highly-charged issue, but they see no other options.

August 16, 2016

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Sculpture artist Ruth Aizuss Migdal with her 'Flamenco' statue in Columbus, Indiana.

Sculpture To Be Presented To Columbus Art Collection

Supporters met their fundraising goal in May to make the sculpture part of the city's permanent art collection.

August 16, 2016

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The S-BRITE Center uses pieces of decommissioned or collapsed bridges to train bridge inspectors.

Collapsed Bridge Research To Drive Infrastructure Funding

As the state decides how to spend future transportation funding dollars, determining the conditions of Indiana’s infrastructure is a vital piece of the puzzle.

August 16, 2016

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The next U.S. Census will take place in 2020.

U.S. Census Bureau To Use Online Data Collection In 2020

U.S. Census Bureau officials met with the Indiana Elections Study Committee Tuesday.

August 16, 2016

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The goal of the renovations is to restore the pavilion to a yearlong destination for dining and recreation, says Dan Bortner, Director of the Department of Natural Resources State Parks and Reservoirs.

ATC Approves Liquor License For Indiana Dunes Development

A state law passed this year allows the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to obtain alcohol permits for its parks without most of the usual requirements.

August 16, 2016

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Pledging support for New York, President George Bush talks with Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in a televised telephone conversation from the Oval Office.

George W. Bush To Hold Fundraiser For Todd Young In Elkhart

The former Republican president will hold the September 12 private event will raise money for Young's campaign for election to U.S. Senate.

August 17, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton Talks Trades District

Hamilton says investors are interested in the Trades District, but they need to make sure the new infrastructure will serve the area for the foreseeable future.

August 17, 2016

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3 Hoosier Farmers To Advise Trump On Ag, Rural Issues

Three prominent Hoosier farmers will be part of the agricultural advisory committee for the Trump-Pence campaign.

August 17, 2016

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Hoosier Lottery Increases Profit, Avoids Penalty

The profit will allow the lottery's private management company to avoid a penalty for a third straight year.

August 17, 2016

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DOE Requests Additional $600 Million From Legislature

State superintendent Glenda Ritz updated her legislative agenda Tuesday for the 2016 General Assembly.

August 17, 2016

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NOvA's experiment focused on muon neutrino disappearance and electron neutrino appearance.

IU Scientist Discovers More About Mysterious Neutrinos

An Indiana University scientist has announced a discovery about the nature of neutrinos.

August 17, 2016

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Brian Bosma

Lawsuit Challenging Human Rights Ordinances Delayed

The lawsuit alleges ordinances passed in several Indiana cities violate RFRA.

August 17, 2016

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Upperclassmen help new students move into their dorm rooms at Indiana University Bloomington.

IU Bloomington Welcomes More Than 7,000 New Students

Last year's record enrollment was a little over two percent higher than this year's incoming class.

August 17, 2016

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Columbus residents enjoyed the sculpture so much, they raised money purchase it for the city.

‘Flamenco’ Sculpture To Be Gifted To Columbus

Columbus residents enjoyed the sculpture so much, they raised more than $40,000 to purchase it for the city.

August 17, 2016

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Police: Bloomington Trails Are Safe

Police are investigating three attacks on Bloomington trails in three months.

August 17, 2016

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U.S. Social Security card and resident card.

Former Fed. Official Paints Bleak Picture Of Immigration

Testifying before an Indiana Senate study committee, Michael Cutler warned of what he sees as the dangers posed by illegal immigration.

August 18, 2016

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IU Eskenazi Museum Of Art To Unveil Rain-Activated Art

The rain-activated artwork typically lasts two to four months, depending on the weather.

August 18, 2016

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Regional Cities

State Approves The First Regional Cities Projects

The Regional Cities Initiative could approve dozens more projects in the coming weeks.

August 18, 2016

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Prison Bars

Muslim Inmate, ACLU Sue Boone Co. Jail Using RFRA

In a federal complaint, Gannon Thomas says the jail frequently serves him pork and other non-Halal meals despite his request for a special diet.

August 18, 2016

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Bloomington DBP levels over time.

Bloomington DBP Levels Decrease Despite Hot Weather

DBPs are a result of the water decontamination process. In high levels over a long period of time, they can be detrimental to health.

August 18, 2016

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High Rates Of Opioid-Addicted Babies Born To High-Risk Moms

In 2014, Indiana passed a law creating both a task force and a pilot program that would study the prevalence of neonatal drug exposure in Indiana.

August 18, 2016

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Campers at Latino Youth Summit draw life-sized self-portraits. The camp for Latino teenagers helps teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.

How Summer Camp Helps Latino Teens Boost Mental Health

The Latino Youth Summit summer camp helps Latino teenagers navigate their identities and mental health.

August 19, 2016

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I-69

IN’s Roads Task Force Explores Private Session Possibility

The co-chairs of Indiana’s roads task force says they’re exploring the idea of developing its recommendation for the General Assembly behind closed doors.

August 19, 2016

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Winslow Trail

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

More on the Winslow, Clear Creek and B-Line trail attacks, what kids have to say about this year’s election and we break down candidate campaign strategies. 

August 19, 2016

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IU

IU Searching For Armed Woman Seen Near Bloomington Campus

University officials early Friday called for people on campus to take shelter and lock their doors.

August 19, 2016

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The 8th Congressional District Democratic primary was decided by just 64 votes.

Indiana Recount Commission Certifies Results In Close Race

The 8th Congressional District Democratic primary was decided by just 64 votes.

August 19, 2016

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The rate is now the lowest it’s been since the start of the year.

Indiana’s Unemployment Rate Shows Improvement

More than 11,000 Hoosiers found jobs in the private sector in July, pushing Indiana’s unemployment rate down to 4.6%.

August 19, 2016

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Noon Edition: Charter School Funding And Approval In Indiana

This week on Noon Edition we spoke to local experts and advocates about the funding and approval process for charter schools in Indiana.

August 19, 2016

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The new Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center will be built in Indianapolis.

Neuro-Diagnostic Center Coming To Indianapolis

The new Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center will be built in Indianapolis.

August 19, 2016

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The attempted abduction took place at around marker 132, shown here.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ August 19, 2016

More on the Winslow, Clear Creek and B-Line trail attacks, what kids have to say about this year’s election and we break down candidate campaign strategies. 

August 20, 2016

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Doris Sims

Mayor Announces New Affordable Housing Initiatives

Some say while the announcement is good news, city leaders should remember to support what is already working.

August 20, 2016

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Presidential Elections: Kids Are Listening, Forming Opinions

It’s easy to get caught up in talking about elections, but we often forget that kids are listening and it’s causing them to have opinions of their own.

August 21, 2016

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Seven Oaks

New Charter Moves Forward Despite Delay & Opposition

Seven Oaks Classical School, a new charter school in Monroe County, was slated to open last week.

August 22, 2016

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Airports, Railways To Be Part Of General Budget Discussion

An Indiana logistics industry leader wants infrastructure task force members to consider other forms of transportation, including aviation and rail.

August 22, 2016

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Football

Notre Dame Coach Dismisses Football Player, Suspends Another

Coach Brian Kelly says the players' conduct fell short of what the university expects from those who represent the team.

August 22, 2016

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IU

IU Freshman Class Exceeds Previous GPA Averages, SAT Scores

Data from Indiana University's enrollment office show that this year's freshman class might not be the largest, but they could be the smartest.

August 22, 2016

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Bowling

VU Opens New $4 Million Student Complex With Bowling Center

Students who resume fall classes this week will be able to explore the campus' new student center.

August 22, 2016

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attendees at Indiana State Fair

State Fair Sees Low Attendance Compared To Last Year

Indiana State Fair officials say overall attendance this year was down.

August 22, 2016

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doctor's tools

St. Vincent To Open Four Micro Hospitals

CEO Jonathan Nalli says they'll provide 24-hour emergency care for ailments such as dehydration from a gastrointestinal illness or a deep cut.

August 22, 2016

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Monday’s meeting focused on establishing goals for graduation rates and student achievement.

Panel Of Educators Plans For New Federal Standards

Monday’s meeting focused on establishing goals for graduation rates and student achievement.

August 22, 2016

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Morgan Co Hearing

Morgan County Zoning Board Rejects Snow Tubing Proposal

Commissioners unanimously rejected the proposal after several residents and business owners voiced concerns.

August 23, 2016

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 the company is doubling the size of its Fort Wayne plant and adding jobs at its Bedford facility.

GM Announces $90 Million Investment In Grant County

It's the largest investment the state has announced since late May.

August 23, 2016

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1,000+ Enrolled In Needle Exchanges, But Problems Remain

The vast majority of the state’s participants are in Scott and Monroe counties, which account for about 90-percent of the state’s enrollees.

August 23, 2016

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Cash

Mortgage Lender HSBC To Reimburse 2,800 Hoosier Borrowers

The total Indiana reimbursement could top $2 million as the result of a $470 million federal-state settlement with the lender.

August 23, 2016

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Vaping

FBI Questioning Lawmakers About Indiana’s Vaping Law

The law has given seven producers control of the Indiana market, shutting out dozens of other manufacturers.

August 23, 2016

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Gavel

State Will Not Appeal Purvi Patel Feticide Ruling

With credit for time served and good behavior, Patel will be released no later than the end of September.

August 23, 2016

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Two televised evening debate among the gubernatorial candidates are being planned for October.

Holcomb, Gregg & Rex To Meet In First Gov. Debate

The first debate involving Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell will be held on September 27.

August 23, 2016

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Union hospital room

New Hospitals Could Help Reach More Hoosiers

The so-called micro-hospitals would be open 24-7 with a full staff and a limited number of in-patient beds

August 24, 2016

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Greg Goodnight August

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight Talks County Recycling

Mayor Goodnight says city take over of the county recycling operations would save more than $700,000 over five years.

August 24, 2016

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Gubernatorial Candidates Speak On Rural Issues At Ag Forum

All three candidates for governor addressed members of Indiana’s agricultural community Tuesday at the Farm Bureau’s gubernatorial candidate forum.

August 24, 2016

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Purdue Scientists Win Funding For Insect Collection Storage

Purdue's collection is Indiana's largest, with more than 1.5 million specimens from across the globe.

August 24, 2016

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Pence and Trump

Pence To Campaign In The Hoosier State This Week

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is expected to speak in Carmel this week.

August 24, 2016

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Police

Laced Heroin In Jennings Co. Kills One, Hospitalizes 14

Tuesday's overdoses sent deputies to numerous homes in the county to administer an anti-overdose drug to victims.

August 24, 2016

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Drug overdose deaths in Indiana increased by 9.6 percent from 2013 to 2014.

IN Joins Cincinnati Summit To Combat Drug Abuse Epidemic

Indiana is one of 14 states with significant drug overdose death rate increases from 2013 to 2014.

August 24, 2016

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SEVERE WEATHER UPDATES: Tornado Damage Reports Coming In

Indiana Governor Mike Pence says 27 tornado warnings ended up with 8 confirmed tornadoes, three of them touched down.

August 24, 2016

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The Climate Leadership Summit gathered local leaders and environmental organizations and stakeholders.

Mayors To Pressure Lawmakers Into Environmental Changes

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the state legislature is “frozen” when it comes to environmental protection.

August 24, 2016

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From left to right, Rex Early, Jeff Cardwell, Tony Samuel

Trump-Pence Campaign To Mobilize In Indiana

The presidential campaign for Donald Trump says Indiana won't be in play for Hillary Clinton in November.

August 24, 2016

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A Starbucks in Kokomo was leveled when a tornado touched down.

PHOTOS: Tornado Damage In Kokomo

One tornado touched down in Kokomo just after 4:00 p.m., leveling a Starbucks at Markland Mall.

August 24, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb received updates on the tornados and damage at the Emergency Operations Center Wednesday night.

Pence, Holcomb To View Kokomo Tornado Damage Thursday

Pence says he'll remain in the state as long as necessary to ensure people affected by the storms have the support they need.

August 25, 2016

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The American Red Cross setup a shelter at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center for those displaced.

Displaced Kokomo Residents Spend Night In Shelter

While the number of injuries is minimal, the damage to homes and businesses is extensive.

August 25, 2016

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Manufacturing

IMA Voices Concerns, Priorities For Next Legislative Session

Indiana manufacturers laid out priorities for the next legislative session in the first of a series of industry meetings this week.

August 25, 2016

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Indianapolis Police

Officers Seize Pounds Of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin and responsible for a recent surge in overdose deaths in the state and around the country.

August 25, 2016

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Kokomo storm

Kokomo Residents Survey Damage Following EF3 Tornado

The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center for those displaced.

August 25, 2016

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Lawrenceburg's coordinator and redevelopment director, Bryan Messmore, tells the Cincinnati Enquirer that the port could jumpstart other development opportunities and jobs in the city.

A New Port May Be Coming To Indiana

The state of Indiana is looking into building the state’s fourth port, possibly in southeastern Indiana near Cincinnati.

August 25, 2016

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Secretary of State Connie Lawson says businesses can use INBiz to connect with the Department of Revenue and Department of Workforce Development

Indiana’s Online Business Resource Expands

Secretary of State Connie Lawson says businesses can use INBiz to connect with the Department of Revenue and Department of Workforce Development

August 25, 2016

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This week on Noon Edition, we're hosting our own conversation about opoiods such as heroin and the effects they are having on the community.

Noon Edition: Heroin Overdoses In The Midwest

This week on Noon Edition, we're hosting our own conversation about opoiods such as heroin and the effects they are having on the community.

August 25, 2016

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Police used Nalaxone in every instance to revive those who overdosed.

More Heroin Arrests In Jennings County Likely

Eighteen people overdosed Tuesday across two counties leaving one person dead.

August 26, 2016

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Tornado damage in the Highland Springs neighborhood of Kokomo.

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

The aftermath of the tornadoes that ripped across the state this week, the Wrongful Conviction Center at IUPUI and Indiana’s sentencing guidelines.

August 26, 2016

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The Road To Affordable Pre-K In Indiana

Research shows kids who attend a high quality preschool do dramatically better in school later on than kids who do not.

August 26, 2016

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A tornado touched down near Imperial Drive in Kokomo, causing damage to trees and property nearby.

Unique Weather Systems Produce Strong Storms, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service confirms at least eight tornadoes hit Indiana Wednesday.

August 26, 2016

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ITT College Banned From Enrolling Financial Aid Students

U.S. Dept. of Education officials announced the ban Thursday among a series of measures meant to increase financial oversight of the company.

August 26, 2016

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the Duke Energy coal gasification plant in Edwardsport

State Regulators Approve Duke Energy Edwardsport Settlement

This settlement builds on a previous agreement from 2012 that required Edwardsport’s shareholders to pay the full construction and start-up costs.

August 26, 2016

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Daniels and Pence

Five Years Later, IN’s Voucher Program Runs Differently

It’s been five years since Indiana launched its school voucher program, which gives state money to qualified students to cover private education.

August 26, 2016

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The Community Crossings matching grant program from INDOT provides cities, towns and counties money for local road projects.

MAP: How Much Road Funding Money Will Your Community Get?

INDOT gave matching grants up to $1 million for local infrastructure projects to more than 230 cities and 78 counties.

August 26, 2016

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Heroin Needle

Fentanyl Opioid Coming From Overseas, Expert Says

Officials are attributing a recent string of overdoses throughout Indiana, Cincinnati, and Kentucky to a powerful opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin.

August 26, 2016

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The case Schulenberg vs. United States is holding the door open for those in southern Indiana between Crane and Bedford to seek payment for land taken as a part of the national Rails to Trails project.

Lawsuit Seeks Payment For Land Taken to Create Trails

The case Schulenberg vs. United States is holding the door open for those seeking payment for land taken as a part of the national Rails to Trails project.

August 26, 2016

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Tornado damage in the Highland Springs neighborhood of Kokomo.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ August 26, 2016

The aftermath of the tornadoes that ripped across the state this week, the Wrongful Conviction Center at IUPUI and Indiana’s sentencing guidelines.

August 26, 2016

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 Southeastern Indiana’s Clark County had some of the highest levels of air pollution for both ozone and particulate matter in the state.

New Study: Pollution Causes 189 Excess Deaths Per Year

Indianapolis saw the highest incidence of excess mortality, with 86 excess deaths, even though it doesn’t have the poorest relative air quality in the state.

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