DNR officials say the otter population has grown so large, it needs to start managing the once-endangered species.
The money is the result of an agreement between Indiana State University and Pioneer Oil.
A few counties are under a travel advisory, the lowest level of weather and travel condition warnings.
Indiana's senators say the Keystone XL Pipeline, immigration and Obamacare will likely be the main issues this year.
Key issues in the upcoming legislative session will include education funding and Sunday alcohol sales.
The criminal code overhaul aims to treat more low-level offenders at the local level, but mental health service providers say they need more money to do that.
The 11th annual polar bear plunge was held in Bloomington today.
Paoli Peaks originally planned to open December 13, but temperature prevented the slopes from making snow.
Former Secretary of State Charlie White's sentence, which includes one year of home detention, will remain in place.
The pretrial release program aims to get more people into home detention and community corrections programs, in an effort to save money and jail space.