The Indiana General Assembly passed 224 laws this year, including a pre-k pilot program and changes to the state's criminal code.
Pamela Konchinsky is suing two Indianapolis police officers for asking her to remove her bumper sticker, which read "Unmarked Police Car."
New online teacher communities launched by the Department of Education could help ease the transition to new academic standards.
Residents of Peru are fighting against the Department of Natural Resources, which is ordering them to pay thousands of dollars for dam repairs.
Corridor Capital, a passenger rail development company based in Chicago, has emerged as lead candidate to replace Amtrak as operator of the Hoosier State Line.
A law that goes into effect today in Indiana allows private companies to raise up to $2 million from crowdfunding.
A law that goes into effect today prohibits companies from turning away a potential employee because he or she is a veteran.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering Indiana to recognize the marriage of one same-sex couple while it considers a larger lawsuit.
On this week's Ask The Mayor we speak with Greencastle's Sue Murray about new laws that went into effect this week and the city's plans for Fourth of July.
Senator Joe Donnelly and federal officials Tuesday discussed the importance of financial protections for service members and veterans.
A chemical explosion at Marion's GM metal-stamping plant Tuesday injured five people and killed one.
Indiana is one of 30 states that consistently identifies, tracks and reports the numbers of students needing remedial instruction.
An Indiana Chamber of Commerce survey finds most employers have a difficult time finding qualified employees.
Terre Haute's residents who live near former industrial areas, railroads or those who live in old houses are at high risk for possible lead poisoning.
Rolling Meadows golf course opened Wednesday after having been closed for nine months.
IU is hiring University of Louisville assistant coach Chris Lemonis to become the head baseball coach.
Fire officials encourage Hoosiers to go to a professional fireworks show and follow state law to prevent accidents.
The School Board approved transferring the Wigwam arena to the Redevelopment Commission, the first step toward placing the gym in the hands of its new owner.
Gov. Mike Pence announced today $3 million in grants is available for technical education programs around the state.
Research shows doing physical and educational development activities with infants and toddlers prepares them for preschool.
New legislation aimed at curbing underage drinking criminalizes adults who provide minors with a place to drink.
A Bloomington woman claims she was underpaid for the time she worked as a medical contractor in Afghanistan.
The Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford is shutting down after seeing a significant decline in the number of patients it sees each year.
A Facebook post raising awareness about the stress fireworks can cause for veterans has gone viral.
The application for Medicaid expansion, submitted to the Federal Government on Wednesday, includes a requirement that applicants receive job skills training
The major planning stages of the state's preschool pilot program are getting underway this month.
Residents in Southwest Indiana worry new EPA regulations could cause major job loss in the area, although economists say it's too soon to tell.
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New Indiana laws are in effect, job discrimination legislation for veterans and how Indiana coal industry communities are preparing for new EPA regulations.
Three police officers in different regions of the state have been killed within the past week.
State Police say 50-year-old Charles Scott Defabritis allegedly obtained several farm loans in 2013 using false information and collateral.
Tony Bennett and Indiana Inspector General David Thomas reached a settlement regarding Bennett's ethics complaint.
We're on our way to visit with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show.
The State Board of Education wants to amend portions of the board's meeting procedures after months of arguing.
Sen. Jim Merritt plans to pursue gun violence legislation in response to what he calls a “crisis” in Indiana’s urban areas.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will ask the Indiana Supreme Court to overturn a lower court order to restart the state‘s personalized license plate program.
Severe thunderstorm and flood warnings have been issued today.
Some Indiana workers are urging members of congress to pass a highway bill before the federal highway trust fund runs out.
The USDA has granted a permit for use of a vaccine that would help curb the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, a disease that has devastated Indiana pig farmers.
Sen. Jim Banks, a Naval Reserve officer, is taking a temporary leave of absence when he is deployed to Afghanistan this fall.
A consulting firm will compare Indiana cities to comparable cities in other states with the goal of boosting economic development.
Tensions between the State Board of Education and state superintendent Glenda Ritz are increasing over board procedures and Department of Education actions.
A doctor at St. Vincent Hospital says hospitals in Indiana and surrounding states have seen a 300 percent increase in heroin overdoses.
Valeo is working on a 27 million dollars project to modernize the plant and bring more jobs.
This time we talk with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.
Indiana is not recognizing the same-sex marriages that occurred directly after a court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Gov. Pence is bringing his economic development team to England to encourage aviation companies to set up shop in Indiana.
A panel indicates the state should prioritize four new transportation projects, including building an I-69 bridge over the Ohio River.
Investors in Wigwam Entertainment and Sports pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour, leaving the fate of the historic arena uncertain.
Arlington High School in Indianapolis asked for more funding from the State Board of Education to stay open this school year.
The Grover Museum is displaying Native American artifacts from a local man who had some of his collection confiscated by the FBI.
Former state superintendent Tony Bennett has been found guilty of ethic violations that occurred while he was in office.
Major Davis Jr. has been charged with the shooting death of IMPD Officer Perry Renn.
A state transportation worker is going to work for a company that has received contracts with the Indiana Department of Transportation.
Former state superintendent Tony Bennett will pay $5,000 for using government resources during his 2012 re-election campaign.
Gov. Mike Pence says new restrictions on power plants will raise energy prices in Indiana.
This year will be the first time alcohol is served at the Indiana State Fair in about 70 years.
Recent reports show few Hoosiers save enough to cover six months' expenses, which is what financial experts recommend people put aside in a rainy day fund.
A new film-processing plant is expected to bring around 60 jobs to Daviess County.
Indiana's top transportation priorities are expected to cost between $5 billion and $10 billion.
The Excel Center in Kokomo, which offers adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, just finished its first year as a new charter school.
The Department of Natural Resources' controlled deer hunts have doubled the plant cover in state parks since the 1990s.
IMPD Officer Perry Renn died in a shootout Saturday night in Indianapolis.
The ACLU of Indiana is requesting that the Justice Department specify that it will recognize same-sex couples married in Indiana last month.
This week on Indiana Newsdesk, we discuss how same-sex marriages in Indiana are being recognized, and new surveys show Hoosiers don't save enough money.
After Governor Pence ordered state agencies to not recognize last month's same sex marriages, a federal court will fast track the case.
A 'right-to-farm' policy already in effect in Indiana is starting to gain momentum in agriculture states.
A stolen car crashed into a Greyhound bus on Sunday, killing the car's driver and injuring 18 bus passengers.
A museum honoring the 1954 Milan basketball team has received funding for a video project to interview the surviving team members.
Democratic state auditor candidate Michael Claytor says the state's 'fiscal integrity' has been built by unnecessarily padding the state’s reserves.
An online petition encouraging Governor Pence and his SBOE appointees to stop interfering with Ritz's job on the board has almost 500 signatures.
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is resigning at the end of the month, again sparking speculation that he might run for a statewide office.
Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder is part of a roundtable summit that aims to increase apprenticeships in the U.S.
Republicans are praising the state's fiscal conservatism, but Democrats say the surplus has come at the expense of much-needed programs.
WFIU/WTIU speaks to a Kokomo Tribune reporter about his series looking at why jails are becoming one of the main providers of mental health care in Indiana.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rules Indiana's marriage solemnization statute discriminates against some religious or ethical groups.
We'll sit down with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan on Tuesday. Email or tweet us your questions before 12 p.m.
Infighting between State Board of Education members and Superintendent Glenda Ritz worries many Indiana teachers, who need board guidance on pressing issues.
The Indiana stores are continuing their fight against a law that only allows liquor stores to sell cold beer.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is fighting Monroe County's noise ordinance that has largely stopped night construction on I-69.
Evan Bayh says he is not ruling out a run for governor of Indiana in 2016.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says housing more police officers in high-crime areas won't address the city's crime issues.
Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company won the Indiana State Fair's Brewer of the Year award this week.
Marion County Democratic Party Chairman Joel Miller says Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard's policies on crime haven't made the city safer.
The Sisters of Providence agreed to let CountryMark search for oil on their property, but the company did not find enough to start drilling.
General Motors plans to invest about $27 million in a Bedford plant to buy production equipment for casting.
The Columbus-based engine manufacturer is choosing between three New York-based architectural design firms.
Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in the country. Education leaders are beginning to ask how they can prevent it.
The Yellow Jugs Old Drugs program aims to keep people from throwing away old prescriptions, which can cause environmental damage.
A judge has denied the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' request for a stay on an earlier ruling.
Recent friction between the State Board of Education and Superintendent Glenda Ritz raises the question: should her position be appointed rather than elected?
The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking a court order to bypass a county noise ordinance that it says is impeding construction of I-69.
Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton awarded by U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.
The number of abortions in Indiana decreased 9 percent from those performed in 2012.
What responsibility do schools have for sexual assault prevention and health providers are preparing for mental health patients who now qualify for coverage.
Indiana high school all-star teams are using a concussion preventive device that indicates when a player needs to be removed from a game.
Indiana's Chief Justice has urged lawyers to increase their pro bono hours, but a panel says they should not be given continuing education credits for doing so.
An Indiana University spokesman says the response to data breach cost the university $130,000.
A new report shows that roughly half a million U.S. teachers move or leave the profession each year.
IU professor Adam Zlotnick has identified a molecule that could lead to a hepatitis B cure.
Ivy Tech Community College has named Chris Lowery Chancellor of its combined Columbus and Southeast regions.
Community members from two Evansville schools met with state representatives Thursday to discuss improvement plans after five failing accountability scores.
Department of Workforce Development officials attribute the higher unemployment rate to people restarting the job search.
Analysts say Indiana is among the states with the most volatile gas prices.
Officials hope a new policy will help prevent teen dating abuse and sexual harassment.
Hospitals are seeing an influx of patients seeking medical health services under the Affordable Care Act, which could indicate a lack of outpatient services.
The Indiana Attorney General's office expects Hoosiers to receive $6.5 million as part of a settlement regarding price-fixing.
Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was on the Malaysia Air Flight MH17, which U.S. officials believe was shot down by a surface-to-air missile yesterday.
One of Indianapolis Public Schools' takeover schools will remain open and under operation by non-profit EdPower, with assistance from the district.
What responsibility do schools have for sexual assault prevention and health providers are preparing for mental health patients who now qualify for coverage.
Fewer kids are signing up to play football this coming season, which some coaches attribute to increased concussion awareness.
A report from the American Cancer Society says Indiana's pain management policies have significantly improved. The state went from a grade of C+ to a B.
National park revenues were down last year, and park officials attribute the drop to the two-week government shutdown last October.
Indiana is one of the few states hitting the mark for national special education framework, which looks at compliance as well as student performance.
About 5,000 military and civilian personnel are starting a two-week disaster training exercise today.
Student borrowing is down 11 percent across Indiana University’s seven campuses amounting to more than $30 million.
Hud Mellencamp is already being charged with felony battery for a fight he was allegedly involved in last year.
The new website aims to increase transparency of state government, but Democrats say it isn't detailed enough.
More than one in ten children in Indiana live in high-poverty areas.
New data shows Indiana children are making strides in education, despite persisting poverty.
Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties will participate in Indiana's pre-K pilot program starting next year.
The state argued Monroe County's noise ordinance was delaying construction on Interstate 69.
Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, who is vice chair of the commission, says cybers attacks are one of the biggest threats to national security.
A federal appeals court ruling issued today indicates the subsidies provided under the federal health exchange are invalid.
This time we talk with Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.
Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties are starting to prepare for the pre-k pilot program that is scheduled to launch in 2015.
Ten states filed a brief that supports Indiana's appeal of a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban on same-sex marriage.
The 17-year-old from Plainfield and his father were trying to fly around the world in a single-engine jet in 30 days.
The Vigo County superintendent is telling teachers they should stop leading prayers at school-sponsored events after a complaint was filed.
A legislative study committee is determining whether to eliminate the business personal property taxes and replace it with other revenue.
A Lake County judge is the second judge to deem Indiana's ban on requiring union fees unconstitutional.
Entrepreneurs in Indiana using crowdfunding tools can now collect donations from unaccredited investors.
Amanda Banks plans to fill in for District 17 Senator Jim Banks who is being deployed to Afghanistan.
Tony Bennett speaks about the accusations that he adjusted A-F scores when he was state superintendent.
Several communities including Terre Haute, Muncie and Evansville are receiving money to tear down abandoned homes.
Teresa Lubbers testified before a U.S. Senate committee today about state funding for education and college degree attainment rates.
Indiana is cutting off enrollment in the Healthy Indiana Plan because the program has reached this year’s funding limit.
Bartholomew County is allowing a farmer to build a confined feeding operation with 2,000 hogs.
Military personnel from across the nation come to Muscatatuck Training Center to prepare with local first responders for emergency situations.
Indiana unions added about 3,000 members in 2013, and the same number of nonmembers working in union shops.
The federal government is placing the children with a "sponsor," who is normally a parent or relative.
The IU women's basketball coach is leaving for "personal health and family reasons."
After conflicting federal rulings on healthcare subsidies, Gov. Mike Pence hopes Congress will rethink healthcare reform.
The DEA raided Drug & Opiate Recovery Network clinics in four central Indiana counties in an investigation of illicit drug prescriptions.
Poverty is becoming more concentrated in Indiana and across the nation, which is making it more difficult for children to break the cycle of poverty.
Ten Indiana schools are receiving 3D printers in an effort to interest students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Local leaders in counties that didn’t qualify for the state's pre-k pilot program are still seeking ways to make early childhood education a priority.
A summer camp in Martinsville offers disabled children a safe environment that encourages independence and self-esteem, research says.
How poverty is impacting Hoosiers, why some Indiana teachers are learning how to use 3D printers and big news this week with the state's Pre-K efforts.
Severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the middle Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys this afternoon and tonight.
Offenders at the Pendleton Correctional Industrial Facility are doing more than just refurbishing wheelchairs...their giving back.
The Indiana State Fair is allowing alcohol sales for the first time in 67 years.
Peach trees suffer from extended periods of low temperatures.
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett will become a partner in the firm's litigation practice group beginning Friday.
A panel of policymakers is in talks to make the school A-F rating system clearer for school officials and families.
Section 4 of I-69 from Crane to Bloomington is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015.
U.S. World Cup veteran DaMarcus Beasley returns home from Brazil, giving his thoughts on American soccer at his annual summer camp.
A new Indiana Commission for Higher Education initiative encourages college students to take 15 credit hours per semester so they can graduate in four years.
A union leader accused the Roudebush VA Medical Center of changing wait times, which is why the hospital was marked for 'further review' after an initial audit.
Parks board members unanimously approved Mark Jones as the new parks director Monday night in Columbus city hall.
Gov. Mike Pence wants additional information about the 245 children who have been sent to Indiana after illegally crossing the U.S./Mexico border.
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says he needs 'at least a couple of weeks' to decide whether he will run for a political office.
The ability to afford and have access to high quality child care is making headlines lately, but in Indiana it's not all bad news.
Two women were caught on a bridge 80 feet in the air with a train heading toward them.
The Coalition brings together state and local officials to try and improve public service and create a model ethics code.
A group of private citizens filed a lawsuit against State Board of Education members regarding meeting practices that left Glenda Ritz out of communication.
The mobile hospital consists of three trailers that can be used as triage or volunteer management sites.
A survey from BMO Harris Bank shows 53 percent of Indiana homeowners believe their houses will increase in value over the next year.
Indiana and 12 other states reached a legal settlement with a company that allegedly scammed servicemembers into signing up for credit with 'no money down.'
State law is requiring additional vaccinations this year for school-aged children.
Our StateImpact Indiana education team is curious to hear how parents, teachers and school administrators are preparing for new standards and assessments.
Cool temperatures and consistent rainfall this spring are helping the state's corn crop.
After recent robberies on Bloomington's B-Line Trail, police urge pedestrians to be cautious.
The state is developing treatment rules prompted by legislation which significantly limits how much drug addiction treatment medication patients can take home.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard introduced a new five-year preschool program as part of a new plan to curb violence in the city.
A new campaign pushes students to take at least 15 credit hours a semester and a vaccine could slow a disease that killed an estimated 8 million pigs.
Indiana University ranked 18 on the Forbes list of top 25 public colleges. Purdue came in at 25.
The Hoosier State Rail Line runs from Indianapolis to Chicago and could face extinction due to lack of funding.
CIA director creates accountability board headed by Evan Bayh after an investigation revealed CIA personnel improperly accessed Senate computers.