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June 1, 2016

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Jim Lienhoop

Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop Talks Summer Construction

Lienhoop hopes by the end of the year they'll have an idea of regulatory issues they'll face with the Riverwalk project along with some preliminary designs.

June 1, 2016

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Bees Exposed To More Pesticides Than Previously Thought

Nationwide, 44 percent of honey bee colonies were lost last year.

June 1, 2016

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Daybook: Obama In Elkhart & State Fair Hosts Job Fair

President Barack Obama visits Elkhart County today to talk about the policies he says have fueled the areas economic recovery.

June 1, 2016

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A Timeline Of Obama’s Eight Visits To Indiana

Seven years ago, newly elected President Barack Obama came to Elkhart and predicted a tough but certain recovery. Today he returns to the region.

June 1, 2016

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mountain bikers

Visit Indiana State Parks This Weekend For Just 10 Cents

The state parks are celebrating their 100th birthday by offering the price of admission from 1916.

June 1, 2016

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Prison Bars

Henryville Correctional Facility To Close For Cost Savings

The 140 inmates at the prison will be moved to prisons in Branchville or Edinburgh, and its 36 staff members will be offered vacant positions at other prisons.

June 1, 2016

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Duncan Campbell's quarry has been preserved as it would have looked in the 1940s.

Three Quarries You Can Visit This Summer…Legally

Trespassing on quarries can result in injury or death, but here are three quarries you can safely (and legally) visit this summer.

June 1, 2016

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

US Rep. Defends Move To Restrict A School Lunch Program

Representative Rokita proposed federal legislation last month that would tighten eligibility for free school lunch programs across the country.

June 2, 2016

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Switchyard Park

Bloomington Bike, Walking Trail Will Lead To Switchyard Park

The B-Link Trail will provide linkage between Henderson St. and Walnut St., eventually leading to the new Switchyard Park.

June 2, 2016

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Chevy Volt on The Assembly Line

State Officials Tout Job Creation Numbers

According to the IDEC, the state has created more than 26,000 jobs last year and more than 8,000 this year.

June 2, 2016

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Obama

Obama Defends Legacy; Looks Forward To November Election

President Obama may be barred from running for another term but his remarks in Elkhart Wednesday were as much as campaign speech as anything else.

June 2, 2016

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Author Dan Wakefield cuts the ribbon on the new Dan Wakefield park in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Names Park After Author, Dan Wakefield

The Indianapolis-born author is best-known for his 1970 novel "Going All the Way."

June 2, 2016

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Churchgoers Test Positive For THC After Eating Cookies

Six members of the St. John the Apostle Church in Ellettsville got sick after eating cookies distributed May 22.

June 2, 2016

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Daybook: Kyle Parker In Court & Purdue University Housing

The man charged with killing an Owen County toddler will appear in court today and Purdue University says dorms will have 100 percent occupancy rating.

June 2, 2016

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An asian carp found near Lake Monroe.

Invasive Asian Carp Found Spawning In Great Lakes Tributary

A graduate student at the University of Toledo in Ohio discovered grass carp eggs last summer in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.

June 2, 2016

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Holy Cross already offers a college degree program at Westville Correctional Facility.

Holy Cross Hopes To Expand Prison Education Efforts

Holy Cross is one of more than 200 colleges that applied to participate in the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program.

June 2, 2016

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Ancestry.com website.

17 Million Ind. Genealogy Records Digitized On Ancestry.com

The records cover birth and death certificates dating back to the early 1900s and marriage records from 1958 through 2005.

June 2, 2016

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E liquids

Judge Rules E-Liquid Regulations Can Take Effect July 1

Hoosier Vapers says new e-liquid regulations going into effect July 1 will hurt the industry.

June 2, 2016

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Kyle Parker

Kyle Parker Appears In Court, Pretrial Hearing Set For July

Kyle Parker has pleaded not guilty to several felony charges including murder, strangulation, rape and child molestation.

June 2, 2016

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Bloomington resident Daniel E. Messell, 49

Messel Trial Will Likely Stay In Brown County

The judge is confident Messel will receive a fair trial in Brown County.

June 2, 2016

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Planned Parenthood sign.

State Urges Judge: Reject Lawsuit To Block Abortion Bill

Indiana's attorney general says in a brief filed Wednesday that the court should deny Planned Parenthood's request to prevent the law from taking effect July 1.

June 2, 2016

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In this 2014 photo Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

In Stark Change, Pence Now Interested In Fed. Pre-K Funds

In 2014, Pence stopped the Indiana Department of Education from applying for an $80 million grant that would have established a similar system.

June 3, 2016

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A man rides his motorcycle at Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom.

Bill Monroe Music Park To Get Historical Marker

The Indiana Historical Bureau will dedicate the marker June 7 outside Bill Monroe's Memorial Music Park and Campground at Brown County's Bean Blossom village.

June 3, 2016

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Noon Edition: Bee Hives, Swarms, and Honey

This week on Noon Edition, we will be discussing all things bees.

June 3, 2016

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John Pickerill was the GOP chairman for Montgomery County.

Daybook: GOP Chair Joins Libertarians & Bee Experts

Montgomery County GOP chairman John Pickerill has resigned to join the Libertarian party and today on Noon Edition we talk about bee hives, swarms and honey.

June 3, 2016

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New Banner

Former IU Basketball Star Quinn Buckner Named School Trustee

Gov. Mike Pence appointed the captain of IU's undefeated 1976 NCAA championship team to a three-year term on the board overseeing the university.

June 3, 2016

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Obama

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

President Obama is shining a spotlight on Elkhart, we visit some midwives looking for a certified program and how funding changes could affect the homeless.

June 3, 2016

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Honda Plant

Indiana Earns ‘A’ Grade In Manufacturing, Logistics

Ball State economist Michael Hicks prepares an annual report card. Only five other states got an 'A' grade in both categories.

June 3, 2016

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Lauren Spierer

Timeline: Lauren Spierer Missing For Five Years

In a post on Facebook, Lauren's mother Charlene Spierer reflects on the past five years and urges anyone with information to come forward.

June 3, 2016

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Indiana State Department of Health identified Hepatitis  C as a primary predictor in Scott County, where Indiana HIV outbreak happened.

State Approves Fifth Syringe Exchange In Wayne County

Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases. They will work with Centerstone and Reed Health regional hospital to fund and staff the program.

June 3, 2016

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Kokomo Strawberry Festival 2016

Kokomo Strawberry Festival By The Numbers

This year's festival is the biggest yet, with over 7,000 people expected and 2.25 tons of strawberries.

June 3, 2016

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Obama

Analysis: Obama Elkhart Visit More About Future Than Past

Obama is focused on November's presidential election. Experts say his words may not make much of an impact on Hoosier voters.

June 3, 2016

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This is the 10th annual Spencer Pride festival.

Spencer Celebrates 10th Pride Festival, New LGBT Center

Spencer just opened a new LGBT center downtown, just before its 10th annual Pride Festival on Saturday.

June 3, 2016

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Bloomington Residents Pushing For Midwifery Program

A new group called Bloomington Consumers For Birth Choices got more than 1,000 people to sign a petition in support of the effort.

June 3, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ June 3, 2016

President Obama is shining a spotlight on Elkhart, we visit some midwives looking for a certified program and how funding changes could affect the homeless.

June 3, 2016

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Subaru of Indiana Automotive.

Subaru Nears Completion On 1,200 New Hires

A thousand new employees are already at work at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), gearing up to start making new Outback and Impreza models later this year.

June 4, 2016

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Indiana mumps cases as of June 3, 2016.

Purdue Sees Possible New Mumps Cases, 158 Cases Statewide

Purdue is one of four Indiana universities with mumps outbreaks, also including Indiana University Bloomington, Butler University and IUPUI.

June 4, 2016

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Homeless men in Bloomington.

Indiana Transitional Housing Feels Effects of Budget Cuts

The cuts will leave many Indiana residents without the valuable services transitional housing provides.

June 5, 2016

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Seiberling Mansion, Kokomo, Indiana

Historic Seiberling Mansion Needs $1 Million In Repairs

Take a tour of the iconic Kokomo Seiberling mansion and see what work needs to be done to preserve a piece of Indiana history.

June 6, 2016

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Mainstreet

Carmel Nursing Home Developer Begins Trading In Canada

Mainstreet is expanding, but not in Indiana, which has a moratorium on new nursing homes.

June 6, 2016

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Miller Beer

Will This Summer Pave The Way For Reform Of Alcohol Laws?

A study committee is looking at comprehensive changes to the state's alcohol laws.

June 6, 2016

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Daybook: Indy Symphony Orchestra & Dementia Care

The Indy Symphony Orchestra will perform in Washington, D.C. & The University of Southern Indiana has a grant to train nursing home staff in dementia care.

June 6, 2016

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Front of the Old Bitterman Building, located at 200 Main Street in Evansville, Indiana

Evansville Named ‘Promise Zone’ By Obama Administration

The designation gives communities an advantage in applying for grants, and special access to federal employees who act as guides through federal bureaucracy.

June 6, 2016

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Drug Abuse Blamed For Large Increase In Kids Removed By DCS

The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012

June 6, 2016

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21st Century Scholars

Most Students Not Qualifying For 21st Century Scholars

More than half of the students who are eligible for the program don't meet the requirements to receive the scholarship money.

June 6, 2016

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Vandalized Car

Most Indiana Police Agencies Do Not File Hate Crime Reports

Indiana has the nation's third-highest percentage of police agencies that didn't file the voluntary reports between 2009 and 2014.

June 6, 2016

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This photo was slightly cropped to fit the Indiana Public Media website.

Bloomington Veteran: A Baker On D-Day

“I had no idea that it was D-Day, but I saw more aircraft going out than I had ever seen in my life and probably never see again." - Samuel Mallor

June 6, 2016

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Indiana Syphilis Cases Increase Dramatically In One Year

The state saw a 70 percent increase in syphilis cases from 2014 to 2015.

June 6, 2016

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Flooding in Morrison Hall, lecture hall 007.

Kinsey Institute Closed Temporarily Due To Flooding

The Kinsey Institute is waiting for a report from risk management to determine the extent of the damage.

June 7, 2016

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A soybean farmer cleans a combine, one of many pieces of farm equipment that generates trackable data.

Central Farm Data Service Aims To Boost Agribusiness

The site will let farmers upload, track and share the data they use in their jobs – such as crop conditions, pesticide use and rainfall.

June 7, 2016

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Gabe Hoffman

Hoffman: First Year Challenging, But A Success

First year teacher Gabe Hoffman reflects on his first year in the classroom.

June 7, 2016

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Donald Trump

Party Leaders Weigh In On Trump’s Judge Curiel Comments

Democrats are calling on Republicans to stick up for Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is a native Hoosier.

June 7, 2016

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Stamps

Daybook: Bicentennial Stamp & Zero-Waste Facility

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring Indiana's bicentennial and the IU Natatorium will be reopened and is set to become a zero-waste facility.

June 7, 2016

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Bender Lumber had a small electrical fire on June 7 that caused minimal damage.

Fire At Bloomington’s Bender Lumber Causes Minimal Damage

Bender Lumber owner Scott Bender says the fire started in the ceiling of the building when balusters in the lighting system shorted out.

June 7, 2016

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Geoffrey Slaughter is named to the Indiana Supreme Court, joined by his wife and Gov. Mike Pence.

New Indiana Supreme Court Justice To Be Sworn In Monday

Geoffrey Slaughter will hear his first oral arguments as a member of the court on June 23.

June 7, 2016

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Commemorative bicentennial stamp.

Commemorative Bicentennial Stamp Now Available

The Indiana Statehood stamp shows a sunset over a cornfield in northern Indiana – an image Governor Mike Pence says captures the joy he feels for the state.

June 7, 2016

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luke messer with mike pence

Pence: Trump’s Comments About Judge Curiel Are Inappropriate

Donald Trump has said Hoosier native Judge Gonzalo Curiel wasn’t impartial when ruling on a case involving Trump because of Curiel’s Mexican heritage.

June 7, 2016

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BPD determined Mcneil's statements were not consistent with evidence gathered during the investigation.

Bloomington Man Charged In Connection With Child’s Death

An autopsy revealed the two-month-old had two skull fractures resulting from blunt force trauma.

June 7, 2016

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busy bees

Superintendent Pushes $150 Million Plan For Statewide Pre-K

The $150 million proposal to expand preschool in every district in the state would be less than one percent of the state’s annual budget.

June 7, 2016

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Baron Hill challenges his opponents to debates and town halls in a June 7 press conference.

Baron Hill Challenges GOP, Libertarian Opponents To Debate

Democrat Baron Hill says Hoosiers deserve access to their candidates, which is why he’s challenging his opponents to four debates and five town hall meetings.

June 8, 2016

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Shadows Of Innocence: Sexual Assault Among Indiana's Youth helped start a discussion about sexual assault, particularly among teenage girls.

What Can Indiana Do To Prevent Sexual Assault?

The state's new Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Plan focuses on stopping rape before it happens.

June 8, 2016

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The Olympic Diving trials will be held in the IU Natatorium.

Renovated IU Natatorium To Host Olympic Trials

The Natatorium received a $20 million of renovation before the grand re-opening.

June 8, 2016

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Bill Dory, Greencastle

Ask The Mayor: Greencastle’s Dory Talks Downtown Facade Work

Mayor Dory says facade painting has been delayed due to weather, but says he hopes they are completed within a month.

June 8, 2016

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sunburst marathon

Course Wrong, Racers Run More Than A Marathon

Runners participating in the Sunburst races in South Bend last weekend ran almost half a mile too far because the course distance was measured incorrectly.

June 8, 2016

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Hillary Clinton and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-7th District, at a rally May 1.

Daybook: Clinton Is Democratic Nominee & Solar Panels

Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic nomination - how are Indiana delegates reacting and what do young girls think about the historic occasion?

June 8, 2016

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Draper first year teacher

Draper: Expectations Have To Change Through The First Year

Second grade teacher Sara Draper experienced her ups and downs through her first year, but says the first year affirmed her desire to teach.

June 8, 2016

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Assembly Hall

IU Ranks In Top Ten For Basketball Home Game Attendance

Indiana University has ranked in the top ten in attendance for 38 of the last 44 seasons.

June 8, 2016

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Monroe County Inmate Dies, No Foul Play Suspected

Preliminary autopsy results show Gilkie died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, but final results are pending a toxicology report.

June 8, 2016

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Presidential Nomination Inspires Local Girls

We caught up with the campers of Girls Inc. to see what they think of Clinton's milestone.

June 8, 2016

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FBI raid

Vigo County School Corp. Board Meets Hours After FBI Raid

More than a dozen FBI agents are in Terre Haute conducting an investigation involving the school district.

June 8, 2016

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Glenda Ritz

State To Serve Millions Of Free Meals Through Summer Program

The program expects to feed nearly 3 million meals to Hoosier kids.

June 9, 2016

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Indiana Farmers are hoping to get back benefits from the government.

Farm Service Agency Loan Funds Could Run Out By July

A spike in loan applications has put the FSA close to its own lending record.

June 9, 2016

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The Columbus Community Solar Initiative hopes to get 1,000 solar panels installed in Columbus by the end of 2016.

Solar Initiative Aims To Bring Clean Energy To Columbus

A small group from the Solar Initiative has begun to purchase panels for their homes.

June 9, 2016

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Ex-BMV Official Reaches Proposed Ethics Violation Settlement

The details of the settlement will be released after the State Ethics Commission considers it Thursday.

June 9, 2016

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Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton spoke at a press conference Friday on issues with the city's parking meters.

Daybook: BMV Ethics Meeting & Bloomington Parking Meters

The Indiana Ethics Commission meets to consider a settlement with a former BMV official & Bloomington will hold a press conference to discuss parking meters.

June 9, 2016

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Marijuana

Marijuana Legalization Group Sues Tippecanoe County

The lawsuit claims the county's policy requiring sponsorship of rallies on courthouse grounds violates the First Amendment.

June 9, 2016

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Muhammad Ali in 1966.

Muslim Alliance Of Indiana Hosts Memorial For Muhammad Ali

The Plainfield-based Islamic Society says Ali "was a champion of the people" whose commitment and dedication influenced millions of people around the world.

June 9, 2016

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Shirt a volunteer was wearing.

Habitat Blitz: Building 3 Homes In Bloomington In 10 Days

In ten days, three new homes will be built in the Trail View Neighborhood.

June 9, 2016

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A bias crimes bill passed the Senate 34 to 16 last session before dying in the House.

The Future Of Hate Crimes Legislation In Indiana

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

June 9, 2016

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Former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.

State Historical Society Names Mitch Daniels ‘Living Legend’

The yearly award recognizes what IHS calls "extraordinary Hoosiers" for local, statewide and national achievements.

June 9, 2016

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Former BMV Official Fined $500 For State Ethics Violation

Former BMV Chief of Staff Shawn Walters will have to pay a $500 fine for violating a state ethics policy.

June 9, 2016

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Chris Conway

Conway: Focusing On The Positive To Create A Successful Year

Chris Conway found that focusing on the positive impacts he made throughout his first year of teaching puts him in a good place to start his second year.

June 10, 2016

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Jared Fogle leaves court.

Jared Fogle’s Latest Appeal Denied

The former Subway spokesperson is serving a 15.5 year sentence for child porn and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child.

June 10, 2016

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Hoosier State Line

Hoosier State Line Operator Wants 15 Runs Per Day

The Hoosier State Line runs from Indianapolis to Chicago.

June 10, 2016

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cars and meters

Bloomington Parking Meters Failures Improve From 18% to 2.6%

Since February city officials have been holding weekly video conferences with IPS, the meter manufacturers, to address the ongoing issues.

June 10, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

A legal challenge aims to hold back new abortion restrictions, a World War II veteran joins us to talk about D-Day and the Bill Monroe Music festival begins.

June 10, 2016

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Vet summit

DATA: Manufacturers See Workforce Potential In Veterans

More companies are looking to unemployed veterans to fill manufacturing openings.

June 10, 2016

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Daybook: Baby Boxes Controversy & State Revenues Update

The DCS says baby boxes should be removed and on Noon Edition we answer questions about new overtime rules set to go into effect in December.

June 10, 2016

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State Close To Fiscal Year End, Tax Revenue Still Short

Indiana is riding a poor streak heading into the last month of the fiscal year: the state’s tax collections fell short of the mark three months in a row.

June 10, 2016

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baby box prototype

DCS Wants Existing Baby Boxes Removed And No More Installed

There are two baby boxes installed at fire stations in Indiana and plans to install more in the central part of the state.

June 10, 2016

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Students in classroom

Indiana Schools Suspended More Than 75,000 Students in 2014

U.S. schools send home about one in 16 students. Indiana schools choose exclusionary discipline more often, sending home one in 14 students.

June 10, 2016

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Members of Indiana's Republican party will gather at the Indiana Convention Center this weekend.

GOP To Discuss Marriage Platform At State Convention

The GOP plans to maintain its party platform of marriage between a man and a woman.

June 10, 2016

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While researchers aren't sure the exact spot where Crecelius was buried, the new marker was placed in Mt. Eden cemetery where he was originally buried.

War of 1812 Veteran Receives Final Dedication

Private Philip Crecelius was honored with a dedicated grave marker in Mt. Eden cemetery, where he was originally buried in 1850.

June 10, 2016

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 Indiana Republicans will choose their nominee for Attorney General at their state convention.

GOP Convention Preview: Candidates For Republican AG Nom.

Indiana Republicans will choose their nominee for Attorney General at their state convention this weekend.

June 11, 2016

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The 2015 Indy Pride festival on June 17, 2015.

Indianapolis Holds Annual Pride Parade, Festival Saturday

Saturday's festival and parade are both free to attend. Last year's parade featured more than 150 vehicles, floats and walking groups.

June 11, 2016

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Average gas prices for Indiana in early June.

Gas Prices Expected To Rise To Highest Price Of The Year

Analysts say supply is not meeting demand--which was driven by the lower prices we saw early this year and the arrival of the summer travel season.

June 12, 2016

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Planned Parenthood logo

Does Indiana Battle Over Abortion Reflect Political Climate?

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing the state over a bill passed this year, which bans abortions based on race, sex, and disability.

June 12, 2016

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A new effort to fight stigma is happening in a northern suburb of Indianapolis.

Fishers Takes On Mental Health Stigma

Nationally, about a quarter of Americans suffer from mental illness in a year, but about half of those will not seek treatment, in part, because of stigma.

June 12, 2016

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John Hamilton Mayor

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!

June 13, 2016

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pence and gregg

GOP Statewide Ticket Set For November

More than 1,600 delegates chose nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Superintendent and Attorney General at the Indiana Republican Party convention.

June 13, 2016

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Healthcare.gov

Proposed Marketplace Premiums Spike; Individual Plans Vary

Most of the companies planning to offer coverage in Indiana through the federal exchange are proposing double-digit rate increases for individual premiums.

June 13, 2016

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Rainbow LGBT Pride/American flag.

Indy Pride Vigil For Orlando Victims: “We’re Just Horrified”

A dance that was supposed to cap the Indy Pride celebration was cancelled and hundreds turned out for a vigil.

June 13, 2016

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Christina Hale and John Gregg

Daybook: John Gregg Announcement

Democratic candidate for governor John Gregg will hold a press conference today at 2:00 p.m. to announce his economic growth policy.

June 13, 2016

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A vigil for the Orlando mass shooting held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 12, 2016.

Indiana Lawmakers Respond To Orlando Mass Shooting

Many state lawmakers have commented on the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando that happened early Sunday, killing 49 people.

June 13, 2016

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

INSBOE Schedules Hearings To Discuss Poor-Performing Schools

The board can consider releasing a school from turnaround status, working with current or new operators, or returning a school to local district control.

June 13, 2016

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Spencer pride

Spencer Pride Displays Memorial For Orlando Victims

Spencer Pride organizers erected a display at their headquarters to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting.

June 13, 2016

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James Wesley Howell

Indiana Man Arrested On Way To L.A. Pride In Court Tuesday

Santa Monica police said James Howell told them he was in town for the annual gay pride parade. Police haven't said whether he had any plans to use the weapons.

June 13, 2016

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Hundreds of people turned out on short notice Sunday, June 12, 2016, for Indy Pride's vigil to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting at Old National Centre's Egyptian Room.

Indy Pride Holds Vigil After Orlando Mass Shooting

Indy Pride remembers victims in the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub.

June 13, 2016

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Determine Cloud Services model.

Silicon Valley Company To Invest Jobs, $700,000 In Carmel

Thirty-five of the company's 160 employees already work in Carmel. Determine plans to create another 24 jobs after it relocates.

June 13, 2016

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corn in the drought

State Climate Office Predicts Drought This Summer

A drought will depend on the strength of La Nina weather pattern; stronger La Nina conditions typically result in summers that are hotter or drier, or both.

June 13, 2016

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John Gregg announcing his economic plan with running mate Christina Hale.

Gregg’s Economic Plan: 35 Points, Inclusive Of LGBT Hoosiers

The Gregg campaign’s 35-point plan includes building a skilled workforce, growing small businesses and streamlining economic development efforts.

June 14, 2016

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Gavel

Federal Judge To Consider Blocking New Abortion Law Tuesday

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky sued the state in April, calling the law unconstitutional and seeking to prevent it from taking effect July 1.

June 14, 2016

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Mayor John Hamilton

Bloomington Mayor Hopes Latest Mass Shooting Leads To Change

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton hopes the pattern of mass shootings will end.

June 14, 2016

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ATV

Mother Pushing For ATV Helmet Law And Safety Classes

Indiana had 16 fatalities linked to riding ATVS and nearly 250 accidents in 2015.

June 14, 2016

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Polar Bear

Indy Zoo Closing Polar Bear Exhibit

The Indianapolis Zoo is moving the 29-year-old Polar Bear to the Detroit Zoo at the end of June.

June 14, 2016

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CAFO off Route 25 in Tippecanoe County

Exemption Allows Steuben County CAFO To Continue Operations

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires operations with more than 300 cattle to get a permit.

June 14, 2016

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Daybook: Abortion Hearing & Indy Pride Blood Drive

A federal judge will hold a hearing to consider blocking Indiana’s new abortion restrictions law from taking effect and Indy Pride is hosting a blood drive.

June 14, 2016

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Cities marked with blue dots have fast-growing start-ups, while start-ups in cities marked with red and orange dots are growing more slowly. Indianapolis ranks 20th overall for entrepreneurial growth, down from 11th last year, and is last for start-up job growth. (See detailed data below.)

Report: Indy Start-ups Growing Slower Than Most In U.S.

The 2016 Kauffman Foundation report ranks Indianapolis last for jobs added at start-ups in their first five years of operation.

June 14, 2016

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Bloomington Water Contaminants Rise, Remain Within EPA Limit

Measures taken to contain Disinfectant By-Products, DBPs, in the Bloomington water supply appear to be successful, though DBPs rose in May.

June 14, 2016

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This photo was slightly cropped to fit the Indiana Public Media website.

Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ June 10, 2016

A legal challenge aims to hold back new abortion restrictions, a World War II veteran joins us to talk about D-Day and the Bill Monroe Music festival begins.

June 14, 2016

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Vigils Planned Across Indiana For Orlando Shooting Victims

Towns across Indiana are holding vigils to remember and support victims and their families affected by the Orlando mass shooting.

June 14, 2016

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Suspect

Bloomington Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Women reported a man was watching or following them while masturbating at least six times over the past two weeks.

June 14, 2016

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Scales of Justice.

ACLU, State Officials Spar Over Abortion Bill In Fed. Court

The federal judge indicated a ruling will come before the law takes effect July 1st.

June 14, 2016

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ISTEP Panel Unclear On Vision For New Assessment

The panel that is re-designing the state assessment met for the second time Tuesday to discuss their goals for the new test.

June 14, 2016

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James Wesley Howell

Indiana Man Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges In L.A.

Police say 20-year-old Howell was arrested with three assault rifles and chemicals for making explosives in Santa Monica, California, early Sunday.

June 14, 2016

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For decades men who have sex with men weren’t allowed to give blood at all because of worries about the spread of AIDS.

Hoosiers Donating Blood Post-Orlando, One Group Still Banned

The FDA still requires that any man giving blood hasn’t been sexually active with another man for 12 months prior to the donation date.

June 14, 2016

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Columbus Candlelight Vigil

Columbus Residents Remember Orlando With Tuesday Night Vigil

First United Methodist Church in Columbus was home to one of many Orlando shooting vigils Tuesday night.

June 15, 2016

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Franklin College Sign.

Franklin, DePauw, Lead IN Colleges In Rate Of Reported Rapes

Notre Dame leads in total number of rapes reported on campus, but Franklin College leads with the highest number of reported rapes per 1,000 students.

June 15, 2016

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Paxton was rescued from a hoarding situation in Owen County and is now up for adoption at the Bloomington Animal Shelter.

Monroe County Helps Owen County With 80+ Dog Rescue

Bloomington Animal Shelter took in 19 of more than 80 dogs rescued from a hoarding situation in Owen County.

June 15, 2016

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John Hamilton, Bloomington

Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton Talks Urban Deer

Hamilton says as far as he's aware, urban deer is not a public health issue, but if they become a public health issue, then the dynamics change.

June 15, 2016

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Pain killers

President’s Budget: $19M To Address Indiana’s Drug Epidemic

Indiana would receive the 16th highest amount of federal funding under the president's proposal.

June 15, 2016

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U.S. Social Security card and resident card.

Daybook: Legislative Immigration Meeting

A legislative study committee will meet for the third of six scheduled meetings to discuss the impact of illegal immigration on Indiana.

June 15, 2016

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911 Dispatcher

Text-to-911 Messaging Now Available Across The State

Text-to-911 services are now accepted across Indiana.

June 15, 2016

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Indiana Blood Center bus outside of Indy Pride headquarters with a tent for donors to recover from donating blood

Indy Pride Blood Drive Surpasses Donation Capacity

The LGBT organization hosted the drive to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting, but had to send more than 100 people to other donation sites.

June 15, 2016

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Members of the Bloomington GE plant have asked for plant closing benefits that are as strong as or stronger than they were in the 2011 to 2015 contract.

GE Appliances Wants To Close Bloomington Plant

More than 300 workers will be impacted if the closure moves forward.

June 15, 2016

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Man Arrested In LA Now Charged With Child Molestation In IN

Officials say says it's a "logical conclusion" that Howell traveled to L.A. to flee the child molestation investigation in Indiana.

June 15, 2016

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Committee Studies Impact Of Illegal Immigration On Workforce

Most testimony at the meeting had a common theme: immigration policy is best handled at the federal level.

June 15, 2016

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Seven Oaks Classical School plans to locate in Ellettsville.

Seven Oaks Classical School Buys Building In Ellettsville

The building will require renovations before the school opens in August.

June 15, 2016

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Eight Indiana schools will receive state grant money to begin or expand their own dual language immersion programs.

Dual Language Programs Continue To Grow Around State

Eight Indiana schools will receive state grant money to begin or expand their own dual language immersion programs.

June 15, 2016

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Weather UPDATES: Severe Threat Over, Storm Reports Coming In

Weather officials say to keep on the look out for severe weather this afternoon and early evening.

June 16, 2016

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Central IN Residents Urged To Dial 10 Digits For Local Calls

Officials are urging Indiana residents in the 317 area code to begin dialing 10 digits for all local calls.

June 16, 2016

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Baby Box Founder Plans To Install More Boxes Despite Warning

The Safe Haven Baby Boxes founder is being warned by Indiana that the boxes are illegal.

June 16, 2016

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Gov. Mike Pence has recently expressed interested in federal money to expand preschool, despite refusing the funds in 2014.

Daybook: Pre-K Funding Meeting & IDEM Meeting

John Gregg and Glenda Ritz will explain their plan for funding universal preschool, and IDEM will hold a public hearing to discuss closing coal ash dumps.

June 16, 2016

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Bloomington City Council Passes Wastewater Rate Increase

Bloomington City Council meeting motions to table water rate increase approval to a later date, although wastewater approval was successful.

June 16, 2016

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Indiana Senators Weigh In On Gun Control Debate

Indiana's senators are working with their colleagues on legislation that would prevent known or suspected terrorists from purchasing guns.

June 16, 2016

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The GE Appliances Plant opened in Bloomington in 1967.

60 Days To Reach Agreement On Closing Bloomington GE Plant

GE management is proposing closing the Bloomington plant, but says 94 percent of employees are eligible for a retirement package.

June 16, 2016

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Southern Indiana Police Dept. To Stop Using Body Cameras

Clarksville PD says a new law, making it easier for the public to access police body camera footage, would be too costly and let too many people view footage.

June 16, 2016

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A tapestry in the front window of Spencer Pride's headquarters is displayed in memory of those killed in Orlando over the weekend.

Noon Edition: Orlando Shooting Spurs LGBT Tolerance Talks

This week we'll talk to local advocates about how the LGBT community is responding to the recent shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL.

June 16, 2016

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IDEM Testing Area Near Kokomo Glass Plant For Hazards

IDEM determined the Kokomo factory was violating the Clean Air Act by failing to obtain a federal permit that regulates glass manufacturers.

June 16, 2016

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Back Door Raises More Than $2,000 For Orlando

The popular bar hosted a drag and spoken word event to raise money for those impacted by the tragedy.

June 17, 2016

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Columbus Candlelight Vigil

Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

How the events in Orlando are affecting Hoosiers, a discussion on gun control and why home buyers in Indiana are becoming frustrated.

June 17, 2016

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Daybook: LGBT Tolerance & Democratic State Convention

Today on Noon Edition, we talk LGBT leaders about the Orlando mass shooting at a gay nightclub & the IN Democrats will hold their state convention Saturday.

June 17, 2016

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Indiana Seeks Input On Rewriting Coal Ash Disposal Rules

New EPA rules set requirements for how electric utilities dispose of coal ash, but leaves it up to the states to write a plan for meeting the requirements.

June 17, 2016

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New Fund Would Defend Parents Leaving Infants In Baby Boxes

The temperature-controlled boxes aim to provide a place for women to leave infants they feel they cannot care for.

June 17, 2016

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$10 Million Kokomo Solar Farm Plan Moves Forward

The 21,000 panel solar farm will go on a portion of a former Continental Steel plant.

June 17, 2016

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Low Inventory Leads To Highly-Competitive Home Market

The number of homes on the market dropped nearly 15 percent from April 2015 to April 2016, causing prices to soar and buyers to become frustrated.

June 17, 2016

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Overall job growth continues to set Indiana records.

State Unemployment Declines For First Time Since September

The private sector has added jobs eight out of the 11 months since Indiana reached a new peak employment level last July.

June 17, 2016

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Immigration Enforcement Arrests 25 People In Indianapolis

Of the 25 individuals, 23 had been convicted of crimes in the U.S. including drugs, fraud and domestic violence.

June 17, 2016

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FBI Seizes Financial Records From Terre Haute School

Agents raided the school corporation's administrative offices, transportation center and information technology center.

June 17, 2016

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IU And Purdue Renew IPFW Agreement

Under the new agreement, the board of trustees from both universities must be presented with proposals for a new governance structure by December.

June 17, 2016

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Factory workers at a Hillary Clinton campaign stop.

Manufacturing, Ag Put IN On Top For GDP Growth At Year’s End

The state’s gross domestic product rose 3 percent – with manufacturing and agriculture driving most of that increase.

June 17, 2016

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IU Approves $53 Million Upgrade To Memorial Stadium

The enclosure of the football stadium's south end is part of a larger push to make capital improvements.

June 17, 2016

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Cook Medical is partnering with Ivy Tech and Monroe County Community Schools Corporation to provide education for new and current employees in south-central Indiana.

Cook Launches Program To Educate Current And New Employees

Cook Medical launched a program Friday that will provide educational opportunities for current employees as well as new employees.

June 17, 2016

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Bullet Holes Discovered In Islamic Center’s Sign

The bullet holes aren't the first report of vandalism at ISNA. Three men painted racial slurs on the building in February.

June 17, 2016

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Hundreds Gather At Bloomington Vigil To Honor Orlando

The vigil served as a way to grieve those injured and killed in Orlando while looking ahead at how the country moves forward.

June 17, 2016

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Preliminary IREAD Scores Show Slightly Lower Passing Rate

More students took the test this year, 1,575, which may have had an impact on the passing rate.

June 17, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ June 17, 2016

How the events in Orlando are affecting Hoosiers, a discussion on gun control and why home buyers in Indiana are becoming frustrated.

June 17, 2016

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The grave of Nancy Barnett.

Johnson County Road Crew Surprised By 1800s Grave Sites

Instead of the one body expected, the grave contained the remains of three adults and four children. The road is being widened.

June 18, 2016

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State Ups Low-Income Families’ Access To Farmers Markets

The program provides lower-income pregnant women, moms and children access to healthy foods sold at farmers markets and roadside stands.

June 18, 2016

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From left, Lorenzo Arredondo, Glenda Ritz, John Gregg and Christina Hale.

State Democrats Finalize Ballot For General Election

John Gregg and Christina Hale officially accepted their nominations this weekend to be Democratic nominees for governor and lieutenant governor.

June 19, 2016

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Falls at McCormick's Creek State Park.

McCormick’s Creek: Where It All Began…Sort Of

McCormick’s Creek State Park was the very first state park in Indiana, opened in 1916.

June 20, 2016

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Coyote Encounters On The Rise In Urban Areas

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the number of urban coyotes has increased 15-fold since the turn of the century.

June 20, 2016

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New High-strength Steel For Cars An Attempt To Boost Profits

ArcelorMittal is introducing a new high-strength steel for cars as part of an effort to boost profits.

June 20, 2016

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Grand Challenges finalists.

Daybook: Grand Challenges & Summer Solstice

Indiana University will announce the first recipient of the Grand Challenges $300 million grant and today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year

June 20, 2016

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One of the artifacts discovered.

Anthropologist Uncovers Evidence Of Prehistoric Metal Trade

A Purdue anthropology professor discovers evidence of prehistoric metal trade between Asia and North America.

June 20, 2016

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Ayana Coles, right, sits with students at Eagle Creek Elementary School.

Ways To Address Teachers’ Unconscious Racial Biases

According to studies, teachers’ behaviors — often directed by conscious or unconscious biases — affect students’ lives from student discipline to promotion.

June 20, 2016

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Anantha Shekhar, leader of the winning research project for the Grand Challenges funding program.

IU Awards Up To $40M To Precision Health In Grand Challenges

Researchers hope to understand the prevention, onset, treatment, progression and health outcomes of human diseases through a precision approach.

June 20, 2016

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Hillary Clinton To Speak In Indianapolis Sunday

Clinton will address the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

June 20, 2016

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Mayor Greg Goodnight

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

We're getting ready to visit with Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

June 20, 2016

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Summer Solstice main altar.

Summer Solstice Has Religious Significance For Local Druids

A group of local neo-pagan Druids celebrated the summer solstice over the weekend with a ritual in the Hoosier National Forest.

June 20, 2016

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Grant Aims To Improve Father-Child Relationships In Indiana

The $9.7 million in federal funding will allow Centerstone to address barriers that prevent strong father-child relationships.

June 21, 2016

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IUPUI Prof: Follow-Up Needed After Overdose Interventions

More than 50 Indiana police departments now carry the overdose antidote drug naloxone, but experts say addicts need more follow-up to address their addiction.

June 21, 2016

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A group of residents participating in the Hometown Collaboration Initiatives brainstorm Orange County's placemaking needs.

Small Towns: What’s First In Rebuilding Economy, Population?

Orange County used to thrive as a furniture manufacturing hub, but the county's unemployment rate was the highest in the state in April, at 5.9 percent.

June 21, 2016

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Report Shows Indiana Improving Children’s Health

The 2016 national Kids Count data book shows health outcomes for Indiana children are improving.

June 21, 2016

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Daybook: James Howell Press Conference

Rep. Ed Delaney will hold a press conference to discuss the Indiana man arrested in L.A. with assault rifles and explosive chemicals.

June 21, 2016

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Astronaut Will Take Purdue Pride To Space

The Purdue alumnus will take special items from his alma mater along when he travels to space in September 2017.

June 21, 2016

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Camp Livingston is in Bennington, Indiana.

Girl Killed By Fallen Tree At Southeastern Indiana Camp

A storm caused a tree to fall on a cabin at Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind. which took the life of an 11-year-old girl.

June 21, 2016

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Fed. Gun Control Proposals: How Did Indiana’s Senators Vote?

Following the shooting in Orlando, the U.S. Senate rejected all of the proposed gun control measures.

June 21, 2016

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State Lawmaker Calls For Gun Law Changes In Indiana

The U.S. Senate failed to enact four proposals for gun control legislation Monday night.

June 21, 2016

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An image of Musleh from the teen's phone.

FBI Arrests IN Teen Accused Of Trying To Join ISIL

The FBI says the 18-year-old planned to travel overseas and join ISIL.

June 22, 2016

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Indiana ranks fourteenth worst in the country for the number of deaths per 100,000 people caused by opioids.

Indiana Adopts Guidelines Restricting Opioid Prescriptions

Indiana's leading medical authorities have adopted new guidelines intended to more stringently regulate prescriptions written for opiates.

June 22, 2016

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Indiana Ranks 40th In Preschool Enrollment

Indiana ranks 40th in the nation for preschool enrollment: parents of 60 percent of Indiana’s three and four year olds say their children are not in school.

June 22, 2016

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Greg Goodnight Kokomo Mayor

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight Talks Solar Farm

Goodnight says the city will get tens of thousands of dollars with the solar farm partnership.

June 22, 2016

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Joe Donnelly

Daybook: Donnelly, Secretary Of Defense Visit

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, D, will host the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Naval Support Activity Crane this afternoon.

June 22, 2016

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The type of trees that Allen stole from private land were black walnut trees, which are the most valuable trees found in Indiana.

Indiana Charges Man With Timber Theft For First Time Ever

A Kentucky man could face up to 10 months in jail if he is found guilty of timber theft in Indiana.

June 22, 2016

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Weather UPDATES: Damaging Winds Expected This Afternoon

National Weather Service officials say to keep on the look out for severe weather this afternoon and evening.

June 22, 2016

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A bomb squad disarmed the device after about 90 minutes.

Northern Indiana Man With Explosive Vest Arrested

The man was pulled over on a traffic stop wearing a vest with wires coming out of it. He claimed it might contain a bomb. The device was safely disarmed.

June 22, 2016

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Andre Carson, left, sits with Democratic colleagues on the U.S. House floor to protest lack of gun control legislation.

U.S. Rep. From Indiana Joins Protest On House Floor

Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are staging a sit-in on the House floor to protest a lack of action on voting for gun control measures.

June 22, 2016

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A new report finds wealthy families’ spending on “education extras” has rocketed yet remained level in other income groups.

Report: Rich Parents Spend More On Kids’ Education Extras

A new report finds wealthy families’ spending on “education extras” has rocketed yet remained level in other income groups.

June 22, 2016

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Japan’s Largest Steel Company To Open Shelbyville Plant

Nippon Steel's new Shelbyville factory will employ 70 people to make wiring for cars, joining an already large Japanese automotive sector in the state.

June 23, 2016

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Advocate To Drug Task Force: Legalizing Marijuana Is Harmful

Thomas Gorman outlined his group’s stance that marijuana legalization has had a negative impact on public health and safety in Colorado.

June 23, 2016

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Multiple Agencies Team Up For Criminal Justice Reform

The program includes judges, prosecutors, public defenders, mental health professionals and law enforcement. The end goal is a better justice system.

June 23, 2016

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Lady Gaga To Join The Dalai Lama In Indianapolis

Lady Gaga will be part of a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama and businessman Philip Anschutz.

June 23, 2016

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Gov. Pence Kicks Off $92 Million I-69 Project

Gov. Pence says a focus on infrastructure means safer driving and more jobs.

June 23, 2016

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Donnelly, Secretary Of Defense Visit NSA Crane Base

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly made comments on ISIL and gun control.

June 23, 2016

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Three Indiana Divers Head To The 2016 Olympics

Four divers, three from Bloomington, Indiana, punched their tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

June 23, 2016

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An image of Musleh from the teen's phone.

Prosecutors Call Wannabe Islamic State Fighter A Flight Risk

The FBI says the teen tried to join the terrorist group.

June 23, 2016

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Indiana Universities React To Affirmative Action Ruling

The Supreme Court's 4-3 ruling means the policies at many Indiana colleges will stand.

June 23, 2016

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Columbus Considers Banning Chickens From City Limits

Current law allows residents to own up to six chickens.

June 23, 2016

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The IN General Assembly gave back over $400,000 dollars to local governments for infrastructure improvements.

Road Repair Requests Could Drive Prices Up For IN Communties

An influx of construction requests could drive prices up for municipalities across the state.

June 24, 2016

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An annual count shows a slight decrease in the number of homeless people living in Indiana.

Annual Count Finds Homelessness Declined 1% This Year

The count was taken on Jan. 27 as required by the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development.

June 24, 2016

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Health Groups Renew Search For Solutions To Food Deserts

Food deserts are areas where fresh food accounts for less than 10 percent of accessible and available food.

June 24, 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.

A Growing Role For School Counselors, But Funds Needed

A Chamber of commerce report says the presence of school counselors positively impact a school’s climate and student emotional needs.

June 24, 2016

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Daybook: Lauren Spierer Special To Air Tonight On ABC

Lauren Spierer has been missing for more than five years. "Looking for Lauren" is an ABC investigation premiering tonight.

June 24, 2016

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New Law Means Hoosiers Can’t Use Online Eye Exam

Opternative's CEO says he will fight an Indiana law that bans his startup from offering its services to Hoosiers.

June 24, 2016

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Indiana DNR Needs Help Tracking Wild Turkeys

Wild turkeys were once considered extinct but are now found in all Indiana counties.

June 24, 2016

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 Two damns have been removed from Eel River as a part of conservation efforts.

Tributary of IN River Named In National Conservation List

The National Fish Habitat Partnership is recognizing an Indiana river this year as one of ten top conservation sites in the country.

June 24, 2016

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Citizens of the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union Friday morning.

Brexit Decision Leaves US And Hoosiers Concerned

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union is a bombshell of worry and uncertainty.

June 24, 2016

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Dogs Rescued From Hoarding Situation Get New Beginnings

Many of the dogs rescued from an Owen County home already have new families.

June 24, 2016

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Arcelor Mittal Steel Manufacturing Corporation.

Feds Agree With U.S. Steel, Tariff OK’d On Chinese Imports

An Indiana economic expert says the ban will have "more teeth" for steelmakers in Indiana.

June 24, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana NewsDesk’ June 24, 2016

We take a look at a controversial online eye exam, learn more about an invasive plant impacting local lakes and meet a dog rescued from a hoarding situation.

June 25, 2016

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In the fall, 450 North Brewing Co. will open their corn maze to the public for a beer festival.

Corn Maze Beer Festival Requires Months Of Preperation

450 Brewing North Co. in Columbus, Indiana is preparing for a fall beer festival.

June 25, 2016

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Downtown Indianapolis.

Mayors Consider Collaboration For Economic Growth

Mayors from across the nation are discussing ways to collaborate for economic growth at a conference in Indianapolis.

June 26, 2016

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Eurasian Watermilfoil affects 126,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Indiana.

Invasive Plants Affect Recreation and Property Statewide

DNR grants are helping lakes, like Bloomington's Lake Lemon, combat invasive plants.

June 26, 2016

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The Dalai Lama spoke on Sunday with the help of his translator of more than 30 years. He apologized for his broken English, even though he say he's been learning the language since 1947.

Dalai Lama Promotes Compassion At Mayors Conference

The Dalai Lama was joined by journalist Ann Curry, entertainer Lady Gaga, and businessman Phillip Anschutz at the event on Sunday.

June 27, 2016

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Hillary Clinton

Clinton Criticizes Trump: Talks Gun Laws, Renewable Energy

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke Sunday in Indianapolis at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

June 27, 2016

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Jim Irsay Buys Electric Guitar Used By Prince

Indianapolis Colts owner purchased an electric guitar used by Prince in numerous concerts.

June 27, 2016

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Mount Baldy

Studies Find Fungi Caused Massive Sand Dune Collapse

A study concludes that fungi on the covered trees formed a sort of cement that allowed the sand to keep its hallowed out shape.

June 27, 2016

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John Enochs

Former IU Student Accused Of Rape To Serve A Year Probation

Enochs agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of battery with moderate bodily injury, a misdemeanor.

June 27, 2016

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Regulations

The ACLU says the ruling will impact what obstacles other states can enact when it comes to abortion access, including Indiana.

June 27, 2016

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Gary Johnson

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Speaks To Mayors

Johnson says he relishes playing the spoiler in the presidential race.

June 27, 2016

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Donnelly

Sen. Donnelly Meets With FBI To Discuss Counterterrorism

Donnelly wouldn't provide many specifics about the FBI's counterterrorism efforts.

June 28, 2016

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Study Aims To Improve Cancer Survivors’ Quality Of Life

The aim of the study is to improve quality of life for cancer survivors who may have negative side effects from their treatment.

June 28, 2016

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Ellspermann: Community College Students Measure Differently

Sue Ellspermann spent time at the Muncie campus Monday talking about measuring the success of community college students.

June 28, 2016

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IU To Repay $440,000 After Audit Uncovers Problems

IU has to repay nearly half a million dollars to USAID because an audit found expenses were undocumented and in other cases, were not approved.

June 28, 2016

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Daybook: Arts Commission Grants & Mesker Park Zoo

The Indiana Arts Commission will award $3 million in grants to artists and organizations & Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden has reopened to the public.

June 28, 2016

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Holy Cross College To Educate Prisoners Using Pell Grants

Holy Cross College was chosen to participate in a federal program that gives prisoners Pell grants to earn college credits and degrees.

June 28, 2016

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Hoosiers Eligible For Compensation As Part Of VW Settlement

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says more than 6,600 Hoosiers could qualify for payment.

June 28, 2016

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Delta Tau Delta is an international fraternity with a chapter at Indiana University in Bloomington.

IU, Delta Tau Delta Sued For Negligence In Enochs Rape Case

Court documents say both organizations knew about underage drinking and sexual assault at university fraternities but did not prevent them from occurring.

June 28, 2016

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The Texas law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.

Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Could Impact IN Abortion Laws

An IU reproductive rights expert says the Supreme Court’s ruling on a Texas anti-abortion law could make it easier to strike down some of Indiana’s laws.

June 28, 2016

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Baby Box To Be Installed In South Bend Despite DCS Warning

The founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes will install a baby box in South Bend, despite a letter from DCS saying the project should be halted.

June 29, 2016

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John Gregg for Governor TV ad.

Democrats Urge FCC To Fine Republican Group Over Attack Ads

Democrats filed a complaint Tuesday that focuses on a technicality in FEC rules.

June 29, 2016

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IPL Files Petitions In Order To Keep Burning Coal

The utility company recently filed the petitions with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

June 29, 2016

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

BPD Issues Alert Following Attempted Abduction On B-Line

Police say the unidentified suspect grabbed a woman by the arms and tried to wrestle her down the path.

June 29, 2016

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State Decides Against Lowering Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

The state recently announced it was cancelling the planned cuts and keeping 2016 rates in place.

June 29, 2016

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Daybook: Abortion Ruling Expected This Week

A ruling is expected today or tomorrow in the lawsuit against the state of Indiana concerning a selective abortion ban.

June 29, 2016

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The district now waits for the final approval for the referendum to appear in November from local election officials.

MCCSC Board Unanimously Approves 2016 Referendum

For this year’s referendum, the district is proposing a lesser rate increase of 11.5 cents.

June 29, 2016

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Plans for the upcoming Indianapolis Children's Museum Sports Zone.

Indianapolis Children’s Museum Plans $35 Million Sports Zone

The museum says they're aiming to provide a new national model for fitness to help fight childhood obesity.

June 29, 2016

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John Gregg

Gregg Receives Health Insurance From State House Of Rep.

The lifetime health benefit for state representatives lasted from 2002 until 2007. Less than two dozen lawmakers have taken advantage of the program.

June 29, 2016

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Baron Hill will walk nearly 500 miles across the length of Indiana.

Baron Hill To Walk Nearly 500 Miles Campaigning For Senate

Hill says he will walk the length of Indiana this summer. He expects the trek to take about 40 days.

June 29, 2016

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Telemedicine Law Allows Doctor Exams Via Video Conference

Indiana is one of the last to establish a telemedicine law. It could provide better healthcare access for Hoosiers, especially in rural areas.

June 29, 2016

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Former Secretary Of State’s Law License Suspended

Charlie White was removed from office in 2012 after being convicted on charges of theft and voter fraud.

June 30, 2016

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Doctors Take Payments Big And Small From Medical Industry

Indiana ranks 14th in the country in terms of the percentage of hospital-affiliated doctors taking industry payments.

June 30, 2016

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Federal Judge Faces Deadline On Indiana Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the state in April.

June 30, 2016

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Notre Dame Wants To Stop Burning Coal On Campus

Notre Dame wants to cut its carbon footprint by more than half in the next 15 years

June 30, 2016

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Andrew Luck Signs Biggest Contract In NFL History

The new deal adds five years, giving Luck another chance to cash in with a big contract around age 32.

June 30, 2016

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Mills Pool lifeguard Ryan Killoren saved a child's life last week.

Daybook: Lifeguard Award & Vaping Regulations

A Bloomington lifeguard will be honored for saving the life of a child last week and a judge has upheld new e-liquid regulations set to take effect tomorrow.

June 30, 2016

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Scales of Justice.

Federal Judge Blocks Indiana’s Selective Abortion Ban

A judge granted the preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The law was to set to take effect Friday.

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