New city government officials took office this weekend. Columbus, Greenwood, and Mitchell all have new mayors this week.
The Indianapolis Colts lost their last game of the season, securing the #1 draft pick.
Conservation officials are offering a reward for information about the person who shot and killed the whooping crane in Jackson County.
At a press conference Monday, Colts owner Jim Irsay said he had let go Vice Chairman Bill Polian and General Manager Chris Polian.
INDOT did not celebrate the New Year's holiday Monday, but officials say it played a role in their work.
How long Charlie White may fight his removal from office could be determined, in part, by a court hearing today.
Indiana Limestone Company workers have been on strike for a month and a half.
Charlie White could be replaced by Democratic challenger Vop Osili.
Enjoy desserts while keeping your New Year's resolutions with tips from health professionals.
Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman outlined Tuesday her hopes for the legislative session.
An AFL-CIO spokesperson says he thinks thousands of protestors could take part in the events.
Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown says she hopes to fill most of the remaining appointments by the end of the week.
The new legislative session begins today, and the super bowl arrives in Indianapolis 32 days later. The combination is putting some bills on a fast track.
State officials say counting the exact number of visitors to the statehouse could be difficult.
Charlie White will remain Secretary of State for the present time.
The policy to limit the number of people inside the statehouse to 3,000 is no longer in place, says Governor Mitch Daniels.
House Democrats refused to attend a 1:30 p.m. session called today. They are in caucus with no sign of coming out.
Cooperative living is becoming a more popular housing style in Bloomington, Ind., and around the U.S.
The Bartholomew County Democratic Party Chairman says near-total control by the GOP in the county will lead to higher standards for lawmakers.
A notice from the city could set up a showdown between Occupy participants and municipal officials.
There has been no resolution for Indiana Limestone Company picketers, despite a meeting with a federal mediator.
Indiana legislators are trying to get a bill passed that would tighten rules on sex trafficking, but disputes over right to work are pushing it aside.
Occupy Bloomington demonstrators remained in People's park 89 days, sleeping in tents and protesting corporate greed among other issues.
When pressed about her new Deputy's qualifications though, Robbins was unable to recall specific jobs Browne has held in the county.
Only three entities would be exempt from the smoking ban: gaming floors, cigar or hookah bars.
Nearly 146 traditional public schools have closed in Indiana over the last four years. We’ve mapped the fate of as many of those buildings as we could.
House Speaker Brian Bosma and Democratic Leader Pat Bauer met Thursday on disputes over right to work.
City officials said they have extended the deadline for Occupy protestors to vacate the park to Friday at noon.
Members of Dandelion Village plan to build a village on the West side of Bloomington with several houses, a garden and a barn.
New figures show Indiana has more people moving out of the state than coming in.
Cooperative living has become a more popular living style that is supposed to be more sustainable.
A Senate committee passed a right-to-work bill Friday with a 6 to 4 vote.
Parents of kindergarten students at Vigo County School Corporation schools received a refund because of a surplus of funds.
A public relations representative says the city avoided confrontation with protestors by extending its deadline an extra 24 hours.
Green Acres is a neighborhood which some of its residents envision could be an ecovillage.
Democrats could be fined up to $1,000 per day for their absence.
The solutions may not be one-size-fits-all, experts say.
The Paul campaign itself is not behind the creation of the videos.
The bill would also restore single-class basketball in Indiana.
Bar owners say a smoking ban targets their businesses and could hurt their profits.
House Democrats returned to the floor, allowing the session to proceed. They had refused to attend session last week because of right-to-work legislation.
With the deal, Indiana becomes the fourth state in which Amazon will collect an online sales tax.
Bobcats are protected under state law, but officials say there could be a hunting season for them soon.
Tuesday's address will be the eighth and final address by the Indiana Republican governor.
The Indiana Supreme Court will soon decide whether Governor Mitch Daniels must provide a deposition in a lawsuit case with IBM.
More Hoosier basketball fans have been spending money in stores that sell IU apparel.
Right to work passed a House committee Tuesday with a 8 to 5 vote.
Kokomo school officials say they think the school will be the first of its kind in the state.
The city of Bloomington asked students to make a "peace pledge" in honor of civil rights activist Martin Luther King.
After attending session on Monday, Democrats refused to show for session Tuesday.
In his last State of the State address as governor, Mitch Daniels emphasized the year's agenda and touted the accomplishments that have been made over his term.
Vic Kelson says cutting the budget will be a priority on his agenda.
The USDA says it will avoid layoffs through retirements and transfers.
A California-based company says it hopes to create 234 jobs by 2016.
Three hospitals in Indianapolis have joined 11 others around the nation in an effort to gather cancer tissue for research.
An in-depth look at how an unfinished highway's decades of history wind through to the headlines of today.
Shepard praised the technological innovations Indiana’s court system has made over the past few years.
Hedge fund manager and alumnus James Hodge also donated $15-million to the $60-million renovation and will have the building named in his honor.
Indiana Limestone Company workers were striking over a new contract they said could take away their seniority rights.
Democrats left the floor Tuesday, protesting a House committee meeting on Right to Work.
A statewide smoking ban is headed for a vote in the House next week.
Oklahoma workers told lawmakers the promises of more jobs and higher wages offered by Right to Work haven't proven true in Oklahoma.
The white paper shows the nationwide recession has multiplied the number of poor Americans.
MCCSC Superintendent Judy DeMuth spoke at the corporation's first state of the school corporation address Thursday.
Terre Haute’s mayor says he needs more facts before deciding whether to support Right to Work legislation favored by fellow Republicans at the Statehouse.
More on area delays and closings may be found here.
A new law passed last year allows charter schools to buy unused school property for $1 and charter schools have not been shy about hunting these schools down.
Snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are expected across central Indiana...1 to 2 inches across the southern counties.
Senators unanimously recommended passage of a nepotism ban in local government.
Monroe County will use a $270,000 grant to install solar panels on the Showers Building.
If budget predictions are correct and the taxypayer refund system is not changed, Hoosiers could receive about $50 each at the end of the year.
Delays in the project, a pending court case against it and changes in city administration all play into the change of heart.
Join a live chat today with some of South-central Indiana's school administrators on the key issues facing students and teachers.
Logansport Republican Representative Rich McClain filed a bill earlier this week that mirrors right to work but includes a referendum requirement.
Renewable energy advocates want Indiana University to follow the lead of 19 other campuses that plan to close their coal power plants.
The bill would ban some substances that are often sold as bath salts or plant food.
The Columbus Police Department received several calls from business owners notifying them of fake bills that were circulating in the area.
US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan says he disagrees with efforts in Indiana to expand school voucher options in the state.
The fund will be used to raise capital, credit and financial services to communities and businesses across Indiana that do not access to those resources.
The subcommittee hoped to sit down with INDOT and FHWA to hammer out a deal that would allow the MPO to approve I-69.
The study shows other states which adopted right-to-work would likely have grown their economies even without it.
Other issues are crowding out talk about Sunday alcohol sales.
A Linton doctor says half the private practice physicians in his town are picking up stakes for financial reasons.
The Columbus Municipal Airport says it has not seen an increase in traffic yet.
Senator Greg Walker's bill would have gas distributors collect gasoline sales tax when they deliver shipments to local gas stations.
Events around Bloomington and in the surrounding towns were planned in remembrance of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.
The bill comes after some legislators pronounced themselves unhappy with a Supreme Court decision.
The bill's author says schools may use the designation as a recruiting tool.
Opponents of state takeover of Indiana schools testified before a State Board of Education hearing in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Trained spotters in Paragon clocked thunderstorm wind gusts up to 50 mph and recorded pea size hail.
There is also a letter from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to Governor Mitch Daniels.
People would be able to resist police entry under certain conditions in Senator Mike Young's bill.
According LeBlanc’s attorney, she was paid less than her male predecessors.
A cold front colliding with unusually warm January temperatures produced severe weather over most of south central Indiana Tuesday morning.
House Democrats were once again absent from the floor Tuesday.
An organization in Southern Indiana has created a fund that would bypass the state when it comes to handing out money for regional economic development.
Lauren Spierer was 20 years old when she disappeared last June. Tuesday marked her 21st birthday.
The fines levied on Democrats are allowed under House rules; they do not involve the anti-bolting statute passed last year.
Bloomington’s mayor says he opposes the creation of a group of standing committees to do the business of the city council.
One in three graduates from Indiana’s public colleges left the state and the ones with the most advanced degrees were the most likely to leave.
Several websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, went dark today in protest of the proposal.
Experts say extremely warm weather this season is unusual. Sunday's high is expected to be near 60 degrees.
The move comes on the heels of legislative action to force Indiana to return to a single tournament including all schools.
A handful of the plates have already been sold statewide.
House Democrats are trying to halt the collection of fines issued by Republicans Wednesday following a walkout over right-to-work legislation.
Monroe County Commissioners held a town hall style meeting Wednesday evening on right-to-work legislation
Enrollment was up significantly at two satellite campus, while grown at IU Bloomington remained steady. System wide enrollment is around 95,000 students.
House Speaker John Boehner announced today that Daniels will deliver the Republican address to the nation.
A new form of bacterial growth could lead to innovations in industry, agriculture, and medicine.
House Democrats received notice of another round of $1,000 fines after they failed to show for roll-call again Thursday.
The Indiana Senate says it will move forward with right-to-work legislation next week.
Right-to-work legislation has caused a major debate in the Indiana General Assembly Join us for a discussion on what it could mean for local workers.
A Marion County Superior Court judge has found in favor of three House Democrats.
Indiana’s obesity rate is following the national trend and remaining fairly stable.
Democrats failed to show for session Friday but say they plan to be present Monday.
A Marion County judge ruled that the fines being issued to the Democrats for their walkout over right to work.
Paoli Peaks' business has been hit hard this year because of the warm weather.
Protestors gathered in front of the Monroe County Democratic headquarters Thursday as a part of a national campaign.
Indiana Senators met Friday to discuss amendments to its version of right-to-work legislation.
The Indiana legislature did not pass any legislation this past week.
More course professors signed up to use e-texts than Indiana University anticipated.
An IU law school professor says companies already in Indiana will benefit most from right-to-work legislation.
A group of union workers gathered Friday evening in Bedford to discuss right to work. No supporters of the legislation were present.
Postcards will be 32 cents, letters to international destinations will increase to $1.05 and Forever stamps are increasing one cent to 45 cents each.
No tornadoes have been confirmed yet by the National Weather Service.
More than four dozen amendments to the House version of right to work could be debated Monday.
Tonight's final meeting takes place at Jimtown High School in Elkhart.
Storms Sunday night and Monday morning caused damage to the roof of Nashville Elementary School.
Morgan Stanley will pay a fine of $100,000 and another $110,000 in investigative costs.
The House considered several amendments to the right-to-work bill Monday.
The newly-formed Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington held its inaugural meeting Monday night.
Many of the amendments filed were not heard during Monday's discussion.
Confusion over which Democrat was to offer the next amendment may have halted the process.
The money comes from corporate tax collections found by the state last year after a software error failed to deposit it into the state’s general fund.
Indiana added 1,700 jobs in December, but the workforce is growing too quickly for the new jobs to bring down the unemployment rate.
IUPUI students say the university should not cancel classes because of the Super Bowl.
Indiana House Democrats did not show to the session Tuesday.
Ellettsville is tightening its credit card use policies after Monroe County officials were accused of using county credit cards for personal use.
A Brown County clothing store has raised money online to start manufacturing its products in the U.S.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.
Governor Mitch Daniels was chosen as the representative to give the Republican Response to the State of the Union address.
Indiana University education officials have begun analyzing data generated by the MCCSC on the effects of its longer school day.
Mayor Kristen Brown campaigned, in part, on a platform of eliminating the sports complex.
Council President Vic Kelson says consolidation may yield the necessary cuts.
A Senate bill would require Indiana doctors to administer abortion medication according to FDA guidelines.
Property owners in the path of I-69 are receiving offers from INDOT for their land and homes.
Under current Indiana law, there is a 60 day waiting period.
The House voted to pass right-to-work legislation with a 55 to 42 vote.
Evansville-based Old National Bank announced its merger with Indiana Community Bank on Wednesday.
INDOT says Section four is on schedule, and the remaining contracts will go out for bid in July.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says the bill is a wake-up call of sorts for unions, who must adapt to any changes it brings.
Researchers say even unwanted items can help build brand identity among those they are donated to.
With the Super Bowl less than two weeks away, regional airport authorities still are not sure what to expect.
I-69: Are We There Yet? is a WFIU radio documentary on the construction of the Interstate 69 superhighway.
He says even though some traffickers may have already gained a foothold because of the legislative delay, there’s still plenty that can be done.
The NFL has set up a "playground" to attract Super Bowl visitors.
In some Indiana counties, as many as 75 percent of all college students leave Indiana after graduation.
Ener1 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt and recapitalize the company.
Indiana Public Media News is hosting a live chat in combination with the airing of I-69: Are We There Yet?
The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is up and running. Noon Edition is hosting a live chat regarding their future goals.
The governor’s office declined to comment on whether he’ll sign the bill before the Super Bowl while the legislative process is ongoing.
A 36-year-old man was arrested in Kokomo for shooting three persons, one of whom was fatally wounded.
A growing number of thieves are targeting cars for catalytic converters.
Officials at Upland Brewing Company in Bloomington say their decision to move to a new location on the west side of town is saving them money.
A student was detained for allegedly bringing a gun to school. The weapon has not been found.
The major news out of the statehouse this week was the passage of right-to-work in the Indiana House of Representatives.
The bill originally exempted the gaming floors of gambling facilities, cigar and hookah bars, tobacco shops and social clubs.
Monroe County will receive one dollar for every time a resident uses the prescription medicine discount card at a pharmacy in the county.
Indiana University has revealed pictures for the approved baseball and softball complexes.
The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington said the artists sometimes have a hard time marketing themselves.
In an effort to pass right-to-work before the Super Bowl, the Senate will hold a committee hearing Monday -- likely with abbreviated public comment.
Greencastle and North Vernon received cash in the first round of Stellar Communities grants in 2011.
The Purdue president, an astrophysicist by trade, will go to work for one of the nation's most prominent preservers of historic and scientific artifacts.
Democrats boycotted a right-to-work hearing Monday in the Senate as a sign of protest.
Wireless providers have been working for the past year to increase their access and speed for the Super Bowl.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law that makes it easier to prosecute people involved in human trafficking.
Jurors in Noblesville were being selected Monday for the case against Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White.
Monroe County schools say they are considering a "balanced" calendar, which would make school year-round with more frequent breaks.
State legislators could be drug tested under an amendment passed Monday in the House.
The House Monday passed a bill banning nepotism and conflict of interest.
Earlier this month, the project also lost the financial backing of the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation.
The trophy will remain in the NFL Experience in downtown Indianapolis this week.
Burton says he thinks his departure will add to what is already a crowded GOP primary field.
Details of the conservation program that Governor Mitch Daniels announced during his state of the state address were revealed Tuesday.
Indiana's black homicide rate is higher than the national average but is decreasing compared to previous years.
A team including an IU law professor met with Libyan leaders last week to discuss the development of a constitution and election procedures.
Mitt Romney's petition included 7,000 signatures. The state requires at least 4,500.
iPads seem to be popping up in schools and universities all over Indiana, but how strong is Apples grasp on Indiana's e-textbook market?
Super Bowl Host officials have some tips if you plan to experience the Super Bowl celebrations yourself.
Bloomington's crash rates are 3 percent lower than the national average.
An amendment to an Indiana Senate bill would make doctors in abortion clinics administer abortion medicine according to FDA guidelines.
Some say the bill leaves teachers and schools open to costly lawsuits.
Why this may be the year the measure finally passes the Senate.
The IRS is apologizing for any inconvenience caused by the revised refund dates.
Bill passes 28-22 and now awaits Governor Daniels' signature.
U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics show jobless dropped in metropolitan areas in December.
A live webcast has been showing each of the new recruits throughout the day as the signees were announced.
Indiana will be giving money to the State Fair stage collapse victims in addition to the $5 million it gave to victims and their families in December.
An injured whooping crane was found in Vermillion County on Monday. It has since died from its injuries.
The most common group to binge drink may sound surprising, but researchers say it makes sense.
The Charlie White case could end a week earlier than expected.
The mild weather has caused a change in the bald eagle's typical migration patterns.
Federal officials worry that Indiana's request for a waiver from "No Child Left Behind" could leave out at-risk students.
The bill would grant immunity to underage people who call an emergency service for an intoxicated friend.
An Indiana University professor says Komen might actually be the group that is hurt most by the decision to withhold its donation.
At least some out-of-town visitors to Indianapolis may need a little help adjusting to the cooler temperatures.
The network will not be accessible to the general public.
The new federal guidelines call for more fruits and vegetables in school meals, and require schools only offer fat-free or low-fat milk.
The U.S. Farm Service Agency held a public meeting Thursday to address farmers’ concerns about the possible closing of the office in Martinsville.
WFIU is hosting a live chat at noon today discussing the effects the Super Bowl is having on the state.
With such high stakes on statewide tests, some Indiana schools hope student data can offer clues into which kids need extra instruction.
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed a bill at 2:45 a.m. on Friday that could bypass MPOs regarding interstate projects.
The Monroe County Land Plan released this week says the county should preserve karst topography through which I-69 is supposed to be built.
Rick Santorum did not have enough signatures to qualify for Indiana's primary ballot.
A jury has convicted Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White of voter fraud and theft.
Indiana Planned Parenthood says it has received thousands of donations in the past few days.
The passage of right-to-work was the big news this week at the statehouse, but the legislature also passed some other prominent bills.
Indiana has been hosting a large number of corporate executives during Super Bowl week.
Kickstarter.com is an up and coming website that helps musicians and businesses raise money for different projects.
The Marching Hundred practiced Saturday for their Super Bowl appearance.
IU officials say a couple programs are seeing increased patronage from returning war veterans.
Speaker of the House Brian Bosma has mixed feelings on the bill.
The nation’s top geologist will hold a two-part open forum lecture at Indiana University today.
Lauren Spierer's parents say they are disappointed at official's decision to remove a "Find Lauren" button from Indiana University's homepage.
Bloomington saw a large number of flights, but Terre Haute's numbers were fewer than expected.
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence officially filed Monday to appear on the Indiana primary ballot.
Director of the U.S. Geological Survey Marcia McNutt spoke on the Indiana University campus Monday.
Commissioner Mark Stoops says a restructuring plan would help reduce inefficiencies.
IU's Marching Hundred was chosen to perform a pre-game show at Super Bowl XLVI.
Indiana University junior Sarah Bauer competed in a Jeopardy! game that aired Monday night.
Indiana University is opening several health clinics around the city.
A report from the coroners office says Eve died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials believe he planned to take his own life in the cave.
The average graduation rate for high schools in Indiana increased to 85.7 percent in the 2010-2011 school year.
The Indiana Attorney General's office says it will try to block a request from Democrats to install Vop Osili as Secretary of State.
A bill under consideration during this year’s legislative session could put an end to universities forcing retirement on their senior employees.
When Mayor Mark Myers came into office he discovered Greenwood had a deficit of $4.2 million.
The January revenue proved lower than the state's forecast.
The Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee's I-69 subcommittee will meet this Friday, February 10.
Indiana released its reports for graduation rates Tuesday.
The Indiana Senate has never passed a smoking ban out of committee. Politicians say this year's bill has bipartisan support.
A poll from the Indiana Merchants for Tax Fairness shows 61 percent of Hoosiers say the same tax should be payed for local and online purchases.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration is releasing a report Wednesday regarding the events surrounding the state fair stage collapse.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a report Wednesday as part of an investigation into the stage collapse.
The State Board of Education voted Wednesday morning to make changes to the state's letter grading system for schools.
Indiana House and Senate bills both seek to find a use for the state's surplus, but in different ways.
Toyota announced Wednesday it would invest $400 million in Indiana.
The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case questioning whether the fines imposed on House Democrats for their walkout were legal.
The judges concluded the lawsuit may go forward in reference to Title IX.
Landowners say INDOT’s “Kitchen Table Discussions” violated the National Environmental Policy Act. INDOT says the talks were legal.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education would be able to dictate how many credit hours it takes to graduate under a bill currently in the state Senate.
A bald eagle was found with fatal wounds on Feb. 1 in Morgan County.
The AP report says Indiana's letter grading system replaces NCLB's yearly progress goals to become the 'law of the land' for Hoosier State schools.
The museum is being renamed "The Ernie Pyle World War II Museum." Officials hope the new name will help them attract military enthusiasts unfamiliar with Pyle.
Representative Mike Speedy says the fee has caused hazardous conditions for students.
After a report said the Indiana State Fair Commission was unprepared on the night of the stage collapse, the commission is reviewing its safety standards.
Bloomington resident and retired colonel John Tilford announced his candidacy for Indiana's 9th district Thursday.
The Indiana Supreme Court has announced the finalists to replace outgoing Judge Randall Shepard.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is taking suggestions for conservation projects in honor the state parks' bicentennial.
One parent says the survey is useful but may not give school officials enough information.
Many Indiana organizations are being told they must offer contraceptives as a part of their health plan because of a federal mandate.
Experts say competition from Illinois and Ohio may force Indiana to reconsider its casino gaming revenue stream.
A hooded crane was spotted in Greene County on Wednesday, and visitors are now coming to see the rare bird.
The new rules will limit credit card use to spending money previously appropriated for a particular purchase.
Candidate filings for 2012 primaries for Indiana governor and the U.S. Senate races were due by noon Friday.
Most of the action in the statehouse happened outside of the legislature.
Uniondale Representative Jeff Espich announced Friday he will not run for re-election.
Monroe County commissioners have agreed to purchase and lease new ballot scanners.
The city of Bloomington says a re-development plan of the property north of the Showers Complex could attract technology companies to the area.
Members of the Bloomington Playwrights Project are celebrating a massive theater makeover, thanks in part to a grant from the city of Bloomington.
There has been talk of returning to a single-class high school basketball tournament.
The Indianapolis International Airport is starting a program where frequent flyers could be pre-screened and therefore get through security faster.
INDOT and the Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization met Friday to officially invite several city and county organizations for their input.
Speaking on WFIU's Noon Edition one Catholic priest says the Indiana Archdiocese is not satisfied with the changes Obama made to the contraceptives mandate.
Medical experts say studies show an Indianapolis smoking ban is likely to have an effect for both smokers and non-smokers.
Bus companies say locking in gas prices continues to save them money.
Money made in Indianapolis will be sent to protect wildlife half a world away.
A Senate bill would allow convicted felons to have their class D-felonies converted to misdemeanors.
A Lafayette resident filed a petition but had only gathered one signature.
During arguments Monday, IBM tried to convince the court to force Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels to testify in a case involving a state contract.
Former Mayor Henderson, however, argues his administration did not incorrectly report debt or fail to pay sewage usage fees.
The IU Health System was given a recognition from The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium for its heart failure care.
A bill in the Indiana legislature would require high school students to take a virtual course to graduate.
Students in Ellettsville are learning a hands-on way to recycle their lunches and save the environment.
Before Downtown Columbus, Incorporated may be disbanded, leases with its tenants must be renegotiated.
Two Grammy awards could mean big bucks for a Bloomington indie rock label.
Indiana voters are challenging Rick Santorum's appearance on the Indiana presidential primary ballot.
Pizza restaurants and bars see a decline in business on Valentine's Day.
The Sherman Minton Bridge could be completed a week earlier than expected.
Columbus had the highest growth rate in the nation at 6.4 percent according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.
If IU wins against the Northwestern Wildcats, it would be the team's and Coach Tom Crean's 20th win.
The two properties lie near where I-69 would be built, but Mayor Phil Deckard says he does not expect the interstate to be built for another 10 years.
A bill allowing creationism to be taught in public schools is essentially dead in the General Assembly this session.
The consumer protection group is a part of President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.
The author of the bill that would have mandated drug testing for welfare recipients say he hopes to include it in another bill this session.
IU alumn and former baseball player Bart Kaufman is being honored for his $2.5 million donation.
The U.S. House of Representatives plans to pick the bill back up after next week's recess.
Private and charter school advocates organized a rally for students at the Indiana statehouse Wednesday.
Bloomington city leaders say positions may be eliminated to bolster the city's budget, but also say they do not see any positions which should be.
The payments are on top of $5 million given out by the state.
A bill making its way through the Indiana Senate says a simple change could save school districts money and make their fleets last longer.
Richard Mourdock says Senator Richard Lugar's residency qualifications are in question.
A report released Thursday says IU contributes millions of dollars each year to the state's economy.
The legislation would also dedicate more funds to full-day kindergarten.
The bill would increase the amount of surplus the state must have before an automatic taxpayer refund is triggered.
Unions are trying to minimize the effects of the legislation before the deadline.
According to a study from RealtyTrac, Indiana ranks 10th in the nation in home foreclosures.
Join Noon Edition for a live chat today at 12 p.m. about the waiver Indiana received from No Child Left Behind standards.
A creationism bill and legislation that would require drug testing for welfare recipients died in the legislature this week.
The number of cremations are rising in the U.S. and Indiana, but some more rural areas are trying to figure out how to deal with the increase.
Monroe County the some $300,000 is gets each year from the inheritance tax.
Indiana State University Trustees said university officials can start negotiations with oil company about drilling on campus.
Patricia Sandifer only had one signature when she turned in her petition. Candidates are supposed to have 4,500.
Indiana school officials say the state standards are not much better than those enforced with No Child Left Behind.
Indiana University approved a residence hall fee increase for the next academic year.
O’Mara Contractors is planning on building an asphalt plant in Brazil, but residents are not happy about it.
The demand for corn has risen and so have the prices farmers can get for the crop.
The Sherman Minton Bridge had been closed for repairs since September.
Experts say there is an ethical difference between paying for bone marrow and paying for organs.
A bill in a Senate committee would establish a new center for deaf and hard of hearing education. But some are pushing back against the idea.
Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is among 12 candidates facing challenges to their right to appear on Indiana‘s primary ballot.
INDOT is trying to comply with the state's Department of Environmental Management's request to control runoff from I-69 construction.
Political analysts say Governor Mitch Daniels will not be convinced to run for president.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank is doubling its March Against Hunger campaign because of an increase in demand.
The Indiana State Excise Police have begun a pilot program aimed at reducing underage drinking near college campuses.
The country music group Sugarland has responded to a class-action lawsuit regarding the state fair stage collapse.
Yoder is the only woman running for a chance to face incumbent Republican Todd Young in November's general election.
IU is starting classes a week earlier in 2012 than in previous years but is also creating a fall break and extended Thanksgiving break.
The Indiana legislature decided to delay passing final regulations on outdoor stage equipment inspections they receive the results of a study committee.
The money most city and county departments saved because of the mild winter will get spent in other areas and will not be kept within the departments.
The housing market and auto sales showed substantial growth last month.
Some Vigo County residents say their concerns were allayed following Tuesday's meeting.
A Phoenix, Arizona company is being accused of scamming more than 50 homeowners by promising to rent out their homes during the Super Bowl.
A new group comprised of Indiana’s higher education institutions aims to dramatically increase the number of Hoosiers earning degrees.
Hoosier Voices for I-69 named Morgan Hutton from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce as its new executive director.
U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman wants to eliminate funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The new rules would make permits more expensive and fine renters who leave signs up for more than 30 days.
Local schools are trying to fund programs that would reduce drop-out rates, but that funding can be hard to find.
Indiana managed more than $400 million in Community Development Block Grants after some of the states' natural disasters in 2008.
The MPO will have a regular meeting this Friday to discuss non-I-69 related business.
The winter in Indiana has been the mildest since 2002 and the 11th warmest in weather record keeping history.
White faces sentencing today on six felony charges.
A grassroots group is pushing for all of Indiana to be moved back to central time.
Gannett is joining other papers around the country that have begun charging to access content on their websites.
If a woman is chosen for the next Indiana Supreme Court Justice, she would be the only woman on the bench.
Money intended to fund a sports complex in Columbus is being directed to other city projects.
Bars and taverns would be exempt from the smoking ban for the next 18 months under this version of the bill.
The owners of a historic home in Bloomington want to move it and build student housing on the lot.
Some of Young's constituents spoke to the Congressman on a variety issues from health care to Citizens United.
Steve Hogan says the fact that Knott voted in the 2011 Democratic primary election voids him from holding Republican office this term.
The deficiency notices stem from three incidents where children were left unattended.
Restaurant owners say the exemption plays favorites and could push customers away from businesses that are not exempt.
Monroe County residents are taking a stand against Super PACs as the effects of the organizations is coming to the forefront of public debate.
A House bill set aside an additional $5 million from recently discovered corporate tax revenue that had been misplaced.
If Congress does not act by May 15, the Indiana mail operations will be consolidated.
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission named two men and one woman as finalists for the seat that Randall Shepard is vacating on the state Supreme Court.
Charlie White has been sentenced to one year of home detention and community service along with a $1,000 fine.
Selling raw milk is illegal in Indiana, but residents find ways around it despite the ban.
Join a live chat at noon about what local organizations are doing to stop corporate campaign finance and how others say that would be limiting free speech.
Morris previously said his daughters would be leaving the Girl Scouts and joining a similar organization.
Indiana University Police Department's new team member, Tery, is a two and a half year old German Sheppard.
Many people expressed their opposition to the plan at the public hearing Friday.
Talk of the statehouse this week included Fort Wayne Republican Representative Bob Morris' statements about the Girl Scouts.
The Spierers have increased the amount of the reward to $250,000 for information that could lead to the finding of their daughter.
GOP candidate Jim Wallace will not appear on the ballot to challenge Congressman Mike Pence.
Rick Santorum will appear on the Indiana primary ballot after Marion County originally said he had not received enough signatures.
The Indiana Election Commission upheld Senator Richard Lugar's residency.
Legislators from the Bloomington area gathered for a breakfast Friday to discuss current issues in the legislature.
The asking price for the theater in Washington, Ind., has dropped from $300,000 to $50,000
A school in Greentown, Ind., is using part of its rainy day fund to buy iPads for kindergarten students.
Indiana canceled a contract with IBM to process its welfare applications. IBM is suing for money it says the state owes the company.
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has filed suit saying the newly passed right-to-work legislation is illegal.
The next governor will hear from a group which no longer wants Indiana on Eastern time.
The trial State of Indiana v. IBM began Monday. Governor Mitch Daniels will not testify in the case.
Customers' bills could fluctuate based on whether or not the company reads the meters earlier or later in the month, says Citizens Energy Group.
The Maurer School of Law hosted a panel discussion Monday regarding the implications of an upcoming court case.
The bill is going back to the Senate for approval with the included amendments.
A former U.S. Treasury Secretary is in Bloomington today to visit the Indiana University campus.
Milan Community Schools and Randolph Central Schools in Winchester are beginning a pilot program that pays teachers based on performance evaluations.
The General Assembly is taking up the bills that would change the laws on police entry into homes without a warrant and a possible statewide smoking ban.
The Indiana Department of Education announced Monday a new reading test for third graders.
A Loogootee resident thinks a hypnotist might not have been the best choice to entertain students at a fundraiser.
Ellettsville officials could be putting the discussion on hold until a decision is made on the statewide smoking ban.
A $10,000 donation from Terre Haute’s Union Hospital Foundation will pay for the installation of defibrillators in Vigo County Sheriff’s Department cars.
The school board is expected to finalize a plan for reducing its budget by May 1st.
Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
Amendments to a bill in the Indiana House further limit when residents can resist police entry into their homes.
Two Indiana agencies are partnering to help Hoosiers properly dispose of old flags.
One author of the statewide smoking ban says the legislation has been butchered by the Senate.
The Monroe County Community School Corporation is waiting on federal funds to start a second preschool program in the district.
The Indiana Supreme Court is hearing a case that will decide who becomes Secretary of State Charlie White's permanent successor.
The bill makes it a Class C misdemeanor to operate a boat while using a controlled substance.
The Indiana Senate passed a statewide smoking ban Wednesday, but there’s still work to be done before the bill can reach the governor.
City officials will consider additional user fees and will not rule out layoffs as a means of saving money.
The Bloomington City Council voted Wednesday to designate the Burns' home as historic.
One option allows travel nearer to highway speed, but it'll cost significantly more.
Hospital officials could not say when the children are expected to celebrate their first birthdays.
Meteorologists say the setup is similar to the system that fueled at least 20 tornadoes Wednesday in the Midwest.
Researchers say the traditional model that shows gradual distribution of employee performance has been used since the 1950's.
The bill directs the state Fire Marshall’s office to develop regulations for outdoor stage equipment within 60 days.
A bill allowing people to use force against police illegally entering their homes took a step closer to the governor’s desk Thursday.
Administrators at Indiana State University push diversity initiatives to the forefront.
Indiana students are improving their scores on advanced placement -- or AP -- tests, but the Hoosier State is still well below the national average.
The Senate has approved a bill listing out the situations in which a resident can resist police entry.
The Howard County Health Department confirmed that a Kokomo woman has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
The National Weather Service has issues severe weather warnings in the state, including a tornado watch in several counties.
Occupy Bloomington protestors held an event in Dunn Meadow on Thursday demonstrating against what they say is the poor state of education in the U.S.
The smoking ban received the most attention in the Indiana legislature this week. The General Assembly also passed bills on stage regulations and police entry.
Two fronts colliding over Indiana are expected to produce severe storms.
A Benton Township Trustee is being audited for alleged improperly documenting expenses.
Mitch Daniels wants the legislature to focus on the police entry bills and working out a solution on the automatic taxpayer refund in its last days in session.
The Indiana Attorney General's office shut down two massage parlors in Columbus that have been accused of facilitating prostitution.
ndianapolis Public Schools officials let students at the four buildings facing state-led takeovers choose where they want to go to school next year.
The second, more powerful wave of storms that spawned tornadoes arrived Friday afternoon.
Indiana University's game against rival Purdue is the last game before the Big Ten Tournament.
Indiana University's La Casa director Lillian Casillas-Origel has received her citizenship after living in the U.S. for more than 40 years.
Residents in several Indiana cities face devastation after tornadoes whipped through the area.
Political thinkers say even if Mitch Daniels or Chris Christie were drafted to run for president, their campaigns would be hampered by a lack of time and money.
Opponents say loosening rules on drunkenness could lead to more of it.
Governor Mitch Daniels says he’s willing to help the cause, but a Senate backer of the bill says entrenched feelings may get in the way of a comprehensive ban.
A co-sponsor of the statewide smoking ban says the bill could have too many exemptions to garner his support.
Indiana's state revenue was lower than forecasted for the second month in a row.
The Indiana GOP says it does not think the outcomes of Super Tuesday will affect its own presidential primary on May 8.
Snow covered several towns in Southern Indiana that were hit by tornadoes in storms that swept through the state, killing 39 people in five states.
Bloomington staff and programs have moved to the USDA’s Bloomfield office.
A report says the inappropriate payments took place over the course of three years.
Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett held an online town hall forum Monday.
A bill in an Indiana conference committee would raise fees on calls made to 911 from cell phones and land lines.
Some of the new I-STEP testing requirements could affect how a school is evaluated on the state level.
A new program from the Department of Child Services is trying to keep children in their own homes for longer before being transferred to foster care.
A proposed ordinance would require massage centers in Columbus to obtain a permit if they are not licensed with the state.
A probable cause affidavit says extensive gambling losses may have led to the alleged arson.
Eight Central Indiana counties would get an interconnected network of more than 700 miles of trails.
The General Assembly has passed a bill that transfers services from the Indiana School For the Deaf to an independent education center.
Indiana lawmakers are poised to fund full-day kindergarten even though some experts say the money may be better spent elsewhere.
Officials say utility companies are working long hours to restore access to water and electricity in towns hit by tornadoes last Friday.
Senator Richard Lugar is being challenged this election by Richard Mourdock.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says INDOT has experienced a cultural change and is pushing ahead with its projects.
The bill says all new superintendent contracts must be made public for one week before they are signed.
Marysville residents say they plan to rebuild their town that was devastated by last Friday's storms.
Bloomington city officials approved a $32,000 dollar incentive package to renovate an old office space welcoming in a new software security company.
Several members of the church will leave Thursday for Henryville, also making stops at rural homes.
Daniels also reported 50 road projects in the state are finished thanks to the Major Moves funding program.
Some legislators say it’s possible the ban won’t get passed this year.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. but is subject to change because of tournament play.
On Ask The Mayor, a Bloomington city councilman asked Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown how the city's automated trash collection has worked for them.
The bill would put unopposed candidates on municipal ballots unless the county's election board voted unanimously to keep them off.
Indiana legislators are trying to work out the details of a police entry bill before the end of the legislative session.
Bills including the police entry bill and the statewide smoking ban have not been reconciled in the legislature.
Data gathered during last week's storms could help IU researchers understand the conditions that lead to severe storms.
The team won the game but -- at least temporarily -- lost one of its leaders in the process.
The list of the world‘s top billionaires includes four Indiana natives.
The city of Martinsville is planning to buy a property near Ind. 37 for more than $1 million.
The Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization could make its final decision on I-69 at its meeting Friday.
IU players talk with WTIU News after defeating Penn State Thursday in round one of the Big Ten Tourney.
The issue was brought to light when Franklin Township schools tried to charge parents for busing services.
The Indiana General Assembly approved a final version of the statewide smoking ban Friday.
Some license plates are being singled out for not following state procedure.
The MPO has voted to include I-69 in its Transportation Improvement Plan.
The General Assembly passes controversial bills on topics ranging from Right to Work to human trafficking.
Refunds expected this year, but Assembly changes level of revenue surplus that triggers refunds after 2012.
Assembly passes law in response to court ruling restricting use of force against illegal police entry.
Individuals in Clark, Jefferson, Ripley, Scott, Warrick and Washington counties will have access to federal funding to help recover from the devastation.
Commissioner Stoops says that Monroe County Public Works Director Bill Williams' vote violated a conflict of interest law.
Kokomo's city council may cut the number of hearings required before voting on an issue from three to two.
Felisha Legette-Jack will leave the program, effective immediately. The search for her successor is now underway.
Health officials say TB is not active in those patients and there is no cause for concern.
Daniels says Right-to-work is one of the key achievements of Indiana's 2012 legislative session.
Renovations to the Monroe County Courthouse includes new energy efficient heating and lighting systems.
Officials say residents should be wary of people going door-to-door collecting donations for victims.
The state required colleges to start charging the higher rates last year.
Indiana is one of 26 states that joined in a lawsuit challenging the federal Affordable Care Act.
However, with the improved unemployment rate, Indiana is no longer eligible for the last 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits.
Opponents say INDOT has withheld key documents from the public regarding both the environmental impact of I-69, and alternative routes that were studied.
Last years’ storms destroyed the property, causing an estimated $1.4 million worth of damage.
The city has created some temporary work-arounds to provide bicyclists and pedestrians easy access as construction continues.
Skillman says the state is still doing assessments to apply for more federal assistance.
The committee has met three times, and is hopeful they will be able to streamline county government in a cost efficient way.
Hicks says the drop means less money for local government in places that are primarily financed by property taxes.
The study from the IU Kelley School of Business shows the State Fairgrounds brought in a significant number of tax dollars to the state.
The school board says it did away with the plan to build a wind turbine because it did not want to create division within the community.
The Shalom Center received a grant that will help it pay for housing for homeless individuals and families.
According to a new report, one in five Hoosier women will be raped in their lifetime.
Indiana's two U.S. Senators voted Wednesday against a federal transportation bill they say would reduce funding to the state.
Tornado victims have until May 31 to file their tax returns.
The new measures will affect how plants, that want to release pollutants into water, are regulated.
Changes to the state's definition of autism could affect millions of children that rely on school funding for special services.
An Indiana Supreme Court ruling on Charlie White's residency paves the way for Governor Mitch Daniels to appoint a new Secretary of State.
White is still appealing parts of his conviction, complicating the choice for a replacement.
Mayor Kristen Brown says the decision to remove Chapple was made to “increase the level of professionalism” within the department.
Hoosier fans gearing up for tonight’s game say they’re confident the team will make it past the first round.
A Seymour High School softball player is in critical condition after being struck by lightning.
The Hoosiers defeated New Mexico State Thursday night.
Lugar has until April 9th to get a new Indiana address and register to vote.
The warm weather has caused grapevines to bud early. If another frost comes, it could kill those buds and the grapes they would have produced.
Volunteers and residents of Southern Indiana are still cleaning up after tornadoes hit the area. Noon Edition discusses what still needs to be done.
Lawmakers approved a measure this session that makes it more difficult for convenience stores to sell synthetic drugs.
Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Republican State Senator Connie Lawson as the permanent replacement for Secretary of State Charlie White.
Individuals and businesses impacted by the recent tornadoes in Indiana can access resources through disaster recovery centers in Southern Indiana.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has suspended the distribution of license plates from the Indiana Youth Group because it violated state law.