So far there have been 37 drowning deaths in Indiana this year. There were 43 drownings reported in 2015.
A judge and jury heard opening statements and witness testimony Tuesday in Messel's case.
The Department of Natural Resources is planning a Saturday ceremony reopening the caves.
A Kentucky man could face up to 10 months in jail if he is found guilty of timber theft in Indiana.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the number of urban coyotes has increased 15-fold since the turn of the century.
Officers in northwest Indiana received training to administer the overdose antidote.
The Department of Natural Resources is providing more than half a million dollars in grants to combat invasive plants in lakes throughout Indiana.
The Fish and Wildlife division received extra funding over the past few years, allowing them to work on more one-time projects.
The newly-revised plan does include plans to make forests more accessible to Hoosiers looking to pitch a tent or explore a cave.
The program provides 240 park entrance passes, one for every library in Indiana. Hoosiers with a library card can check-out a free pass just like a book.