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May 1, 2018

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GOP Senate Candidates On The Attack In Final Debate

The final debate between Republican U.S. Senate candidates was focused almost entirely on attacks between each candidate.

May 1, 2018

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Parkinson’s Research Sheds Light On Possible Treatment, Biomarkers

Purdue researchers have discovered how a molecule plays into the development of Parkinson’s disease.

May 1, 2018

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Indiana’s Mr. Basketball Staying Home To Play For Hoosiers

Romeo Langford finally ended the speculation about his college plans Monday. He's staying home, at Indiana.

May 1, 2018

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Holcomb Requests Federal Assistance For Flooding Victims

Gov. Holcomb's office announced Tuesday that he's requested a disaster declaration for nine Indiana counties for individual assistance and 27 counties for public assistance.

May 1, 2018

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Vigo Co. Lawsuit Over Pledge Of Allegiance Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused a Vigo County elementary school of violating a student's constitutional rights by forcing him to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

May 1, 2018

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AP Review: Mike Braun’s Rhetoric, Business Record Don’t Line Up

A review by The Associated Press finds Braun's national auto parts distribution company imports goods from the same overseas counties he has criticized for taking American jobs.

May 1, 2018

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IU Buys Former Republic Building For New Architecture Degree Program

The Indiana University Foundation plans to use the former Republic Newspaper building in Columbus as the site of its Masters of Architecture degree program.

May 1, 2018

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State Board To Consider More Oversight For Virtual Schools

The State Board of Education is considering whether it should get involved in reviewing virtual charter schools.

May 1, 2018

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Iconic Columbus Church Placed On State Endangered Places List

A Columbus church that’s a National Historic Landmark is on the state’s list of most endangered places.

May 1, 2018

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Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Meets For The First Time

A couple of months after being created by lawmakers, the newly-formed Governor’s Workforce Cabinet met for the first time Tuesday.

May 2, 2018

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Hearing Set For Psychologist’s License

More than forty-four years after it was issued, Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink’s license to practice psychology in Indiana could be revoked at a hearing later this month.

May 2, 2018

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Bloomington Parking Commission Likely To Recommend Increased Permit Fees

The Parking Commission has been studying the city parking system for the past several months and will soon report findings and recommendations to City Council.

May 2, 2018

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Vigo Co. School Corporation Helps Transport Students To Polls

Two corporation employees transported students from two high schools to early voting sites Wednesday. Terre Haute North students will walk to a polling place next door on primary election day.

May 2, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Work Transit Initiative

A new transit initiative could get more residents jobs, the city's first PRIDE festival is a success, City Hall is getting a new neighbor and Envision Columbus holds its first public forum.

May 2, 2018

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Questions Raised About Study Of Device To Ease Opioid Withdrawal

A new medical device to ease opioid withdrawal has gained popularity among Indiana politicians and criminal justice officials. But some addiction specialists aren't persuaded by the evidence.

May 2, 2018

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Orange Co. Considers Creating Trails, Community Kitchen As Part Of IU Partnership

Indiana University's Sustaining Hoosier Communities Initiative aims to build partnerships with local communities, while connecting them with University resources.

May 2, 2018

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Braun Talks Voting Record, Taxes, & Beating Donnelly Ahead Of Senate Primary

Businessman Mike Braun is one of three candidates vying to challenge incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). Brandon Smith sat down with Braun to discuss issues in a race that’s been called one of the nastiest in the nation.

May 2, 2018

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Counties Want Out Of New Indiana Abortion Lawsuit

Prosecutors from Monroe, Lake and Marion Counties don’t want to defend the state’s new anti-abortion law against a suit brought by Planned Parenthood.

May 2, 2018

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Federal Judge Hears Case On Indiana Voter List Maintenance Law

Voter advocacy groups say an Indiana law will illegally throw Hoosiers off the voting rolls. And they’re suing to stop the state from using that law.

May 2, 2018

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Messer, Republican House Members Seek Nobel Peace Prize For Trump

A group of House Republicans is seeking the Nobel Peace Prize for President Donald Trump because of his work to ease nuclear tensions with North Korea.

May 2, 2018

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DePauw: Juveniles Are Suspected In Racial Slur Found On Campus

DePauw University says juveniles are suspected of leaving a racial slur recently found at a park on the western Indiana campus.

May 2, 2018

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Construction Begins On Bloomington’s Switchyard Park

Crews are beginning the two-year process of turning the former railway hub into the city's largest park.

May 2, 2018

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Special Prosecutor Probing Dunes Pavilion Construction Claim

A special prosecutor will investigate allegations that a developer moved forward with a construction project at Indiana Dunes State Park without a permit.

May 2, 2018

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‘Top Priority:’ State Board Creates New Virtual Charter School Committee

The State Board of Education plans to take a closer look at virtual charter schools with a new committee to review and make policy recommendations.

May 2, 2018

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Sincerity, ‘Religiosity’ Challenged In Ongoing Cannabis Church Lawsuit

The First Church of Cannabis argues the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act added protections effectively legalizing the use of marijuana as a religious sacrament. The state disagreed, and Levin sued.

May 3, 2018

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Bloomington’s Scholar’s Inn Reopens As Scholar’s Keep

A longtime Bloomington staple will reopen Thursday under a different name.

May 3, 2018

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Notre Dame Group Looking For Clarity On Birth Control Coverage

A group of students at Notre Dame is seeking clarification on changes to their health care plans that go into effect starting July 1.

May 3, 2018

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Tips For Driving Into Bloomington On Graduation Weekend

Thousands of people will pour into Bloomington for Commencement this weekend. Here are some tips for surviving one of the busiest weekends of the year. 

May 3, 2018

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Messer Talks Residency, Trade War, & Trump Ahead Of Senate Primary

Congressman Luke Messer is one of three candidates vying to challenge incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). Brandon Smith sat down with Messer to discuss issues in a race that’s been called one of the nastiest in the nation.

May 3, 2018

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Trump To Hold Campaign Rally In South Bend Next Week

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in South Bend next Thursday, just two days after the Indiana primary election.

May 3, 2018

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FSSA Secretary: Addiction Treatment Program Exceeds Expectations

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall says the state’s new Open Beds program has exceeded all expectations in its first six weeks.

May 3, 2018

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Vigo Co. Schools To Announce New Superintendent Pick Soon

The Vigo County School Corporation is getting closer to naming a new superintendent.

May 3, 2018

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Indianapolis: Minorities, Low-Income Families Should Get Priority In VW Settlement

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management hasn’t decided where that money will go, but that areas with the poorer air quality will be prioritized.

May 3, 2018

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Report: Brown Co. Courthouse Needs More Parking, Public Meeting Space

Brown County leaders and residents learned more about proposed changes to the courthouse this week. 

May 3, 2018

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VA Workers, Veterans Rally To Demand VA Fill Clinic Vacancies

The group says the vacancies make it hard for veterans to receive quality healthcare.

May 4, 2018

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Young Voters Unlikely To Show Up In Large Numbers At Polls

Young voters could be the deciding factor in close political races across the country this year – if only they would show up to the polls.

May 4, 2018

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Study Finds Many Hoosiers Ineligible For Food Assistance

An annual report finds almost 14 percent of the population of Indiana is food insecure, which is slightly below the national average. 

May 4, 2018

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Forum At Purdue Highlights Japanese Investment In Indiana

Japanese officials share Hoosier leaders’ concerns about the future of the state’s workforce.

May 4, 2018

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Industry Leaders, State Officials Tout RV Manufacturing Success

The RV industry is celebrating record March sale numbers.

May 4, 2018

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Nashville Man And His Son Rescued Near Yellowstone

Snow still covers much of the route but the men said their navigation device showed it was open.

May 4, 2018

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Federal Officials Warn Of Increase In Jury Duty Scam Reports

The Southern District of Indiana says it has received a surge of phone calls from people victimized by the jury duty scam.

May 4, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Primary Election Special

The battle for the Republican Senate nomination has been ugly. Plus, we’ll dive into the 9th district race. And young voters could make a difference in some of this year’s most competitive races – if only they would show up to the polls.

May 4, 2018

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State Kicks Off New School Cybersecurity Initiative

Cybersecurity in schools is the focus of a new initiative from the Indiana Department of Education, and it includes thousands of dollars in funding for some schools.

May 4, 2018

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The 5 Photos Every IU Bloomington Grad Should Get Before Leaving Campus

It's Commencement weekend at Indiana University Bloomington, which means graduates are packed at all the iconic photo spots on campus to get that perfect shot with their cap and gown. 

May 4, 2018

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Rokita On Controversy, Tax Reform, & Trump Ahead Of Senate Primary

Congressman Todd Rokita is one of three candidates vying to challenge incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). Brandon Smith sat down with Rokita to discuss issues in a race that’s been called one of the nastiest in the nation.

May 4, 2018

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Meet The Candidates Challenging Incumbent 9th District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is fighting to keep his seat against opponents on the left and the right. Candidates on both sides of the aisle paint him as an opportunist and outsider.

May 4, 2018

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Greene County Exploring Election Software Upgrade

It will cost nearly $100,000 to upgrade all 64 voting machines and election officials say it's not clear who will pay for the project.

May 4, 2018

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Hotline Helps Hoosiers With Disabilities Vote This Election Season

A state agency is reminding Hoosiers with disabilities that they have options when it comes to voting.

May 4, 2018

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Southern Indiana Officials Fight Hepatitis A Outbreak

Floyd and Clark counties have each had about 30 confirmed cases of the virus since February.

May 4, 2018

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Political Analyst: U.S. House 4th & 6th Districts Lean Republican

Political Analyst Bernard Fraga joins us on WTIU's Indiana Newsdesk to talk about the upcoming primary election on Tuesday.

May 4, 2018

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Hoosiers Warned About Voter Participation Letter

People across Indiana are contacting the Secretary of States office to report they’ve received letters that claim to be voting record audits. Secretary Lawson advises Hoosiers disregard these letters. 

May 4, 2018

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Lawsuit Challenges Court Fees 4 Indiana Counties Charge

The suit filed on behalf of five companies, one trust and four individuals, names the clerks of Hamilton, Johnson, Marion and Wayne counties.

May 4, 2018

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Sen. Todd Young Distances Himself From Primary Election

Young says it’s important for the GOP winner to unify the party so Donnelly doesn’t win another term.

May 4, 2018

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Senate GOP Primary Features Many Attacks, Few Policy Differences

Three Republicans are vying for a chance to unseat incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly. The race has been dubbed one of the nastiest in the country, where attacks have been many while policy differences are few.

May 4, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Primary Election Special

The battle for the Republican Senate nomination has been ugly. Plus, we’ll dive into the 9th district race. And young voters could make a difference in some of this year’s most competitive races – if only they would show up to the polls.

May 4, 2018

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Non-Profit Touting Value Of Skateboarding For Girls

A Bloomington nonprofit group is teaming up with skateboard sneaker maker Vans to get girls interesting in skateboarding.

May 7, 2018

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Better Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Could Save Trillions

Researchers are touting new experiments that could change the course of the disease in the brain, delaying or even halting dementia symptoms before they begin.

May 7, 2018

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Hancock Co. Voters To Weigh In On Jail Funding Question

If the referendum passes, the county could increase property taxes by up to 14 cents per $100 of assessed value.

May 7, 2018

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Visitation Tuesday For Terre Haute Officer Killed In Shootout

Police say a homicide suspect fired on Officer Rob Pitts and three other officers Friday night.

May 7, 2018

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Trump Campaign Moving Indiana Rally To Larger Venue

The rally set for Thursday evening will be held at Elkhart's North Side Middle School gymnasium.

May 7, 2018

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Counties Affected By Winter Flooding Eligible For Federal Aid

Assistance could include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property and other programs.

May 7, 2018

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Switchyard Brewing To Open Bloomington Location May 28

The brewery's founder says renovations on the building, which used to house Jake’s Nightclub, are almost complete.

May 7, 2018

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Knox County Working On Invasive Plants Ordinance

The county's attorney is working on drafting the ordinance that would regulate the spread of invasive species.

May 7, 2018

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Federal Proposal Could Harm Threatened Species In Indiana

The rule change wouldn’t affect current threatened animals and plants, but it could hurt those on the waiting list -- like Indiana’s tri-colored bat.

May 7, 2018

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Indiana Drug Take-Back Program Collects 1,700 Pounds

The drug take-back initiative collects expired, unused or unwanted medications to be destroyed.

May 7, 2018

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Public Gets Sole Chance To Testify On Special Session Bills

Members of the public Monday got their only chance to testify on legislation the General Assembly will consider in its upcoming special session.

May 7, 2018

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Ellettsville To Start ‘Food Truck Wednesdays’ This Week

A tasty Bloomington tradition is coming to Ellettsville starting this week.

May 7, 2018

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State Election Systems Still Waiting For Security Checkups

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is facing a backlog of requests for comprehensive cybersecurity reviews of state election systems. Among those still waiting is Indiana, which is one of four states with primaries on Tuesday.

May 7, 2018

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Monroe County Sees Small Drop In Early Voting Turnout

Voting specialists in Monroe County say this year's early voting turnout saw a slight drop compared to previous midterm election years.

May 7, 2018

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Indiana Experts: Tick Tests Are Often Inaccurate

If you find a tick on your body, don’t count on a tick test to let you know if you have Lyme disease.

May 7, 2018

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Ambassadors Make Stops In Bloomington, Columbus During Indiana Trip

Ambassadors from more than 30 countries traveled to multiple Indiana cities Monday as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Experience America trip.

May 7, 2018

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Suspect In Officer’s Death Was Wanted In Another Killing

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Terre Haute police officer was wanted for questioning in another killing when Friday's deadly shootout unfolded, according to court documents.

May 7, 2018

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Ivy Tech Partners With Indiana Chamber For Workforce Development

A new partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Ivy Tech Community College will make tuition discounts available to some Hoosier employees as part of an existing program at the two-year college.

May 8, 2018

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County Clerk: Trump Slogan Banned From Clothing In Indiana Primary

Vanderburgh County Clerk Carla Hayden the phrase "Make American Great Again" is associated with Senate candidate Todd Rokita. He dons a hat with the phrase in TV ads.

May 8, 2018

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After Losing Son, Advocate Challenges Eli Lilly On Insulin Prices

A small group of advocates stood on the sidewalk facing Eli Lilly’s headquarters in Indianapolis holding neon signs asking for an explanation of skyrocketing insulin prices.

May 8, 2018

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How To Follow WFIU/WTIU’s Comprehensive Election Coverage

Join the WFIU & WTIU news team tonight for live primary election results and analysis.

May 8, 2018

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Tippecanoe County Sees 35 Hepatitis C Cases During April

Authorities say Tippecanoe County's needle exchange program found 35 cases of hepatitis C in April.

May 8, 2018

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Familes Push For Early Child Development Services

Working families from all 50 states, including Indiana, visited Washington D.C. to ask Congress to invest more in early childhood services.

May 8, 2018

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New National Trial Gives Hope To HIV Patients Who Need Organs

The trial comes on the heels of a milestone for Indiana and the country. For the first time last month, the Indiana Donor Network recovered organs from an HIV positive donor and successfully matched them.

May 8, 2018

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Indiana Joins Lawsuit Against Sanctuary City Ordinance

A judge has allowed the state of Indiana to intervene in a lawsuit which alleges that the city of Gary's sanctuary city ordinance violates state law.

May 8, 2018

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EPA Finds More Lead Contamination In Northwest Indiana

Soil samples collected since October have revealed more than two dozen contaminated yards in Hammond and Whiting.

May 8, 2018

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Greg Pence Wins 6th Congressional District GOP Primary

Greg Pence is the projected winner in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary. He’ll run in the general election for the same seat his brother Mike Pence once held.

May 8, 2018

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Rep. Trey Hollingsworth Wins 9th Congressional District GOP Primary

Incumbent Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is the winner in the GOP primary for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. He'll face Democratic candidate Liz Watson in the general election in November.

May 8, 2018

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Liz Watson Wins 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary

Liz Watson is the winner in the Democratic primary for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. She'll face incumbent Rep. Trey Hollingsworth in the general election in November.

May 8, 2018

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Mike Braun Wins US Senate GOP Primary

Mike Braun is the projected winner of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. He’ll face incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly in November’s general election.

May 8, 2018

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Rokita’s Former Seat Will Be A Race Between Jim Baird, Tobi Beck

Democrat Tobi Beck and Republican Jim Baird will face off in November to fill Todd Rokita's seat in the U.S. House. Rokita’s departure made for a wide and competitive race.

May 8, 2018

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Women Sweep Every Contested Race In Monroe Co. Primary Election

In all six county-wide contested races for Monroe County, a woman ended up on top. View all the results for the primary election here.

May 8, 2018

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Voters Across Indiana Approve More School Funding

Every one of the 11 school funding measures on the primary ballot passed Tuesday.

May 9, 2018

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Two State Lawmakers Lose Primaries In Upsets

Most incumbents in state House and Senate races sailed to easy victories Tuesday – with two exceptions, including one of the longest-serving members of the current General Assembly.

May 9, 2018

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Donnelly Says He’s Ready For Fight Against Braun

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) officially welcomed Republican Mike Braun Wednesday to what’s likely to be one of the most contentious races in the country this fall.

May 9, 2018

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How To Swap Out Congressional Candidates, After Baird Opens Door

State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) scored a surprise victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for Indiana’s 4th Congressional seat – the seat opened by Todd Rokita’s Senate run.

May 9, 2018

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New Opioid Treatment Center Opens In Terre Haute

Western Indiana Recovery Services, located across the street from Terre Haute City Hall and the Vigo County Courthouse, is dedicated exclusively to treatment of opioid addiction.

May 9, 2018

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Indiana Agents Raid 2 Suspected Cockfighting Operations

Authorities have raided two suspected cockfighting operations in central Indiana and have seized more than 750 birds.

May 9, 2018

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Indiana Man Struck, Killed By Falling Rock In Hawaii

Thirty-four-year-old Greg Miller of Fort Wayne died Saturday evening near Maui's Waimoku Falls after being struck in the head by a large rock in Haleakala National Park.

May 9, 2018

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Q&A: US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Could Create Economic Pressure

Experts say President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal isn’t surprising, but it could present a major roadblock for Iran’s economy.

May 9, 2018

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Terre Haute Officer Slain In Shootout Recalled As Hero

Hundreds of police officers from around the country filed Wednesday into Indiana State University's basketball arena as the funeral began for 45-year-old Terre Haute Officer Robert Pitts.

May 9, 2018

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Hancock County Officials Say They’ll Build Jail Despite Failed Referendum

The county previously received legislative approval to raise local income taxes for the jail project.

May 9, 2018

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Howard Co. Council Primary Comes Down To One Vote

Incumbent Democrat Leslie Ellison won the Howard County Council Division 3 seat over newcomer Leslie Fatum with 578 votes.

May 9, 2018

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Tritch Takes Dem Primary To Challenge Banks

First-time candidate Courtney Tritch easily won a three-way race to challenge Rep. Jim Banks (R) in November.

May 9, 2018

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Indiana Corporate Tax Collections Continue To Struggle

Indiana tax collections are still behind the state’s budget plan – by a small amount – as the final quarter of the fiscal year began.

May 10, 2018

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15 Percent Ethanol Gasoline Could Benefit Indiana Corn, Harm Wildlife

President Donald Trump reportedly agreeing to allow year-round sales of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol could be good for Indiana corn growers, but environmentalists aren’t thrilled.

May 10, 2018

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Former Union Leader Talks Jobs Under President Trump

Retired union leader Chuck Jones believes President Donald Trump has not kept his promises to Hoosier workers.

May 10, 2018

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Maple Leaf Planning Commission Reviewing Bids, Processes Following Public Meeting

The Maple Leaf Planning Commission met Wednesday to provide updates on the search process.

May 10, 2018

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Terre Haute Airport Moves Ahead On Plans For New Hangars

An airport in western Indiana is moving forward on plans to add up to six new hangars.

May 10, 2018

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Astronaut On Space Station Receiving Honorary Purdue Degree

Purdue University will award an honorary doctorate to NASA astronaut and alumnus Andrew J. "Drew" Feustel while he's stationed aboard the International Space Station.

May 10, 2018

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Olympian Lilly King Will Drive IndyCar Grand Prix Pace Car

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King has been chosen as this year's IndyCar Grand Prix pace car driver.

May 10, 2018

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Noon Edition: The Lonely Generation

This week on Noon Edition: A new nationwide survey finds that nearly half of Americans suffer from feelings of loneliness and isolation.

May 10, 2018

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Faith Leaders Call For Termination Of Officers Who Fatally Shot Aaron Bailey

Religious leaders and protesters gathered before the meeting where a merit board will decide whether or not to fire two officers responsible for the 2017 death of an unarmed black man, Aaron Bailey.

May 10, 2018

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Wayne County Extends Needle Exchange Program For 2 Years

The county commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to continue the program until June 2020.

May 10, 2018

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Ongoing I-69 Construction Slowing Business For Those Along Route

The state placed signs along the construction route to help drivers figure out how to get to businesses.

May 10, 2018

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IU Woman Golfer Advances To NCAA Championship For First Time Since 1989

An Indiana University golfer is advancing to the NCAA Championship for the first time in nearly three decades after the regional round on Wednesday.

May 10, 2018

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Before Trump Rally Supporters Line Up Around the Block

Ahead of the Rally in Elkhart tonight, supporters of President Donald Trump are lined up outside the Northside Gym, waiting for the doors to open.

May 10, 2018

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Indiana High Court Won’t Rehear Landmark Beach Rights Case

The Indiana Supreme Court has denied a rehearing in its landmark ruling that Lake Michigan's shoreline is open to all.

May 10, 2018

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Women Break US House Candidate Record In Indiana, Nationwide

More women are running for U.S. House seats in Indiana than any previous election, and there's a record number of women running for House seats and governorships nationwide as well.

May 10, 2018

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Court Rules No Responsibility For French Lick Hotel In Rape Case

Indiana’s Court of Appeals recently ruled the French Lick Resort and Casino was not negligent or liable for a rape that happened on the premises.

May 11, 2018

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Protesters, President Trump Supporters Face Off In Elkhart

Trump’s supporters waited outside of an Elkhart middle school venue for hours before the rally. And they got an earful of chants against the president.

May 11, 2018

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Several Factors Fuel Indiana Gas Price Increases

Gas prices are up about 50 cents a gallon compared to this time last year.

May 11, 2018

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Pres. Trump Brands Sen. Donnelly ‘Sleepin’ Joe’ At Elkhart Rally

Trump assailed Donnelly just two days after Republicans nominated former state lawmaker Mike Braun to challenge the vulnerable Democrat in November

May 11, 2018

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US Coal In Decline, But Not In Indiana

Coal production is up almost 2 percent from the same time last year and about 15 percent from 2016.

May 11, 2018

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Lawmakers Revive College Savings Plan Expansion In Key Tax Bill

The 529 accounts provide tax credits to people who use them, up to $1,000 a year.

May 11, 2018

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2 Indianapolis Officers Cleared In Unarmed Motorist Death

A civilian police merit board cleared two Indianapolis officers of wrongdoing Thursday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist following a pursuit.

May 11, 2018

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Donnelly-Braun Race Shaping Up To Be Contentious

The Senate race between incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Republican Mike Braun is fully underway as both men gear up for what’s likely to be a contentious campaign. 

May 11, 2018

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Injured Barn Owls Spread Wings, Open Hearts

A female barn owl injured from alleged gunshot wounds has found a mate in a young male rescued last fall.

May 11, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Election And Jail Overcrowding

The primaries are over, but the 2018 general election is already in full swing. We’ll look at one Indiana County in dire need of more jail cells. A program that helps special needs students get a traditional college experience hopes to expand in the future.

May 11, 2018

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Judge’s Order Temporarily Halts Logging Activity Near Lake Monroe

Nearby homeowners argue the property owner doesn't have the permits necessary to log his land.

May 11, 2018

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3D Bioprinted Organ Research Advancing In Indiana

Indiana scientists are on the front lines of research that could result in organs for transplant created by 3D bioprinting. 

May 11, 2018

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Bloomington Breaks Ground On Long-Awaited Switchyard Park

Officials say the park will include a splash pad, green space, WiFi and even affordable housing. But critics say the housing won't really be affordable.

May 11, 2018

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Loogootee HS Students Build Defense Robots As Workplace Simulation Project

Three STEM classes gathered at the school Friday to test their robots in a live battle.

May 11, 2018

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Greencastle Asks Legislators To Introduce Hate Crime Legislation

The Greencastle Common Council approved a resolution that reaffirms the city’s own protections for minority groups and requests local representatives give their stance on hate crimes legislation.

May 11, 2018

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Austin Wins Nationwide Competition For Baseball Field Makeover

The small Indiana town made famous for an HIV outbreak is finally getting some good news. Austin, Ind. is the winner of a nationwide competition for a baseball field makeover.

May 11, 2018

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Franklin College Program Helps Students With Special Needs Gain Life Skills, Education

The work-study program known as INSPIRE is in it’s fifth year, and officials are hoping to expand the program in the future. 

May 11, 2018

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Companies Propose ICE Detention Centers For Indiana, Other Midwest States

Companies and local governments have proposed new detention centers in response to a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including an 800-bed facility in rural Newton County, Indiana.

May 11, 2018

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Psychologist’s License Revoked After Pleading Guilty To Falsifying Mental Evaluations

It’s been almost two years since Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink crashed his car in an attempt, he says, to take his own life because of the grief he felt for falsifying mental evaluations.

May 11, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Primary Election And Jail Overcrowding

The primaries are over, but the 2018 general election is already in full swing. We’ll look at one Indiana County in dire need of more jail cells. A program that helps special needs students get a traditional college experience hopes to expand in the future.

May 11, 2018

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Community Reacts After Board Clears IMPD Officers

The officers say Bailey was seen digging in his car's center console, which they perceived as an imminent threat. Skeptics of their story suspect their decision to fire was driven by irrational fear.

May 14, 2018

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Donnelly Becomes 2nd Democrat To Support CIA Nominee Haspel

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced Saturday he will vote for President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel.

May 14, 2018

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Kokomo Automotive Museum Looking For New Home After 20 Years

An automotive museum in a central Indiana city with a long history in the U.S. auto industry is looking for a new home.

May 14, 2018

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IU Study: Renewable Energy Negatively Affects Some Populations

A new Indiana University study looks into who is affected by the switch to renewables.

May 14, 2018

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Lawmakers Approve School Safety Funding During Special Session

The new money is possible through legislation approved during Monday’s one-day special session of the General Assembly.

May 14, 2018

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Rural Community Rallies For More Public School Funding

Educators in Farmersburg, Indiana, held a rally Saturday, urging lawmakers to give more attention to rural public schools, specifically when it comes to funding.

May 14, 2018

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Ball State President Anticipates Muncie Schools Bill Will Pass Monday

Ball State University’s president says the school is ready to begin helping Muncie Community Schools as soon as state lawmakers give it permission to do so.

May 14, 2018

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Indiana Considers 2 Hunting, Trapping Proposals

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is considering two proposals this week regarding bobcats, raccoons, opossums and coyotes that have been met with fierce opposition.

May 14, 2018

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Actor Chris Hemsworth To Serve As Indianapolis 500 Honorary Starter

The honorary starter might be best known to racing fans for his portrayal of former Formula One James Hunt in the movie "Rush."

May 14, 2018

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East Chicago Lead Water Line Project Lacks Participation

Officials say a lack of resident participation has increased contractor's costs because there's not enough daily work.

May 14, 2018

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IU Had 56 Reports Alleging Employee Sexual Misconduct

Most IU campuses had more reports alleging misconduct by students than employees.

May 14, 2018

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Indiana Lawmakers Approve Hotly Debated School Takeover Bill

The general assembly failed to pass the legislation during the regular session earlier this year and brought it back with a handful of other measures.

May 14, 2018

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Vigo Co. Tax Hike Given Green Light

The language was included in a larger bill covering topics ranging from tax exemptions on asphalt purchases to repealing a tax on riverboat casinos.

May 14, 2018

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CDC Says Salmonella Cases From Indiana-Owned Farm Increasing

The CDC says 35 people in nine states are already infected with Salmonella linked to the outbreak.

May 14, 2018

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Rod Bray Chosen To Become New Senate GOP Leader

The Indiana Senate GOP caucus voted Monday to make Sen. Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) the new Senate President Pro Tem.

May 15, 2018

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Buttigieg Zoning Request Veto Upheld

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s veto of a zoning request from a pro-life, non-medical facility stands.

May 15, 2018

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Red Wolf On The Brink Of Extinction

The red wolf, once native to southern Indiana, could become extinct as soon as 2026.

May 15, 2018

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Eli Lilly Acquires New Cancer Treatment Drugs

Within in one week, Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly hopes two oncology purchases will boost its cancer drug portfolio.

May 15, 2018

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Indianapolis Police Arrest Protesters Blocking Traffic

Indianapolis police have arrested several people who blocked a street outside the Statehouse as part of a nonviolent protest against poverty, racism and other issues.

May 15, 2018

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Lawmakers Approve Expansive Tax Measures During Special Session

Lawmakers approved two substantial tax measures during Monday’s one-day special session.

May 15, 2018

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AG Hill Praises U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Sports Betting

Indiana's Attorney General is applauding a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for states to legalize betting on sports.

May 15, 2018

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Slain Officer’s Son Greeted By Officers On Return To School

About 70 police officers greeted the five-year-old as he returned to school.

May 15, 2018

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White Nationalist Jailed For Violating Kentucky Probation

A judge says Heimbach violated the terms of his probation after a domestic abuse incident in Indiana.

May 15, 2018

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New Indiana Law Requires Student Meningitis Strain B Vaccinations

A law the Indiana General Assembly passed last year requires incoming students at all Indiana University and Purdue University campuses to receive the meningitis B vaccination. And Ball State University has announced it will follow suit.

May 15, 2018

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Bobcat Hunting Season, Nuisance Animal Proposals Turned Away

Indiana's DNR commissioner withdrew the proposals during a meeting Tuesday.

May 15, 2018

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Bennett Praises State, Pressures Workforce In State Of City Address

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says there are good-paying jobs in Vigo County that companies are struggling to fill.

May 15, 2018

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Recycling Drop-Off Proposal Draws Concern From Those Near Site

Some people are concerned that a proposal to build a recycling center on Bloomington’s Westside could open the doors for a larger trash-processing facility.

May 15, 2018

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Slain Officers Remembered During Peace Officers Memorial Day

Under sunny skies and a courthouse flag at half-staff, Monroe County officials and residents honored those fallen in the line of duty Tuesday.

May 15, 2018

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McCormick: Indiana Is A National Leader In School Safety, Room To Grow

On Monday, lawmakers approved $5 million in additional school safety funding.

May 15, 2018

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IU Study: Opioid Crisis Cost Indiana $4.3 Billion Last Year

The report estimates the misuse of opioids has resulted in more than $4.3 billion in losses over the past 15 years. 

May 16, 2018

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App Helps People With Traumatic Brain Injuries Identify Emotions

An Indiana University researcher designed a new app developed to help people with traumatic brain injuries, TBI, regulate emotions.

May 16, 2018

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Indiana Man Gets 90 Years For Covered Bridge Arsons

A western Indiana man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after being convicted of setting fires that destroyed one covered bridge and damaged another.

May 16, 2018

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Controversial Issues Dominate 2018 Study Committees

Indiana lawmakers will consider a number of controversial issues in study committees this year – including hate crimes and the Department of Child Services.

May 16, 2018

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Indiana Hunters Disappointed After Bobcat Proposal Withdrawn

The Natural Resources Commission received praise from environmental and animal rights groups after withdrawing the proposal Tuesday.

May 16, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Switchyard Park Gentrification

Switchyard Park gentrification concerns, Trades District infrastructure construction begins, parking commission recommendations, Mental Health 101 classes and could Kirkwood's Bicentennial Bash return in another form?

May 16, 2018

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Spencer Groundwater Chemical Plume Added To EPA’s Superfund Priority List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a groundwater chemical plume that's threatening a central Indiana city's water supply to its highest priority cleanup list for hazardous waste sites.

May 16, 2018

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$1M Grant To Help Indianapolis Bike-Share Program Expand

A $1 million federal transportation grant will help Indianapolis' bike-share program nearly double the availability of the rentable bikes by next year.

May 16, 2018

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Vigo Co. Council Approves Additional Funding For Corrections Program

Vigo County is granting $75,000 to a local corrections program. Officials say that money could help eliminate some overcrowding at the county jail.

May 16, 2018

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Van Buren Fire Department To Dissolve Upon Approval From Commissioners

The department won't go away cheap--taxpayers will foot the $75,000+ cost, but it could have been much greater.

May 16, 2018

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Senate Committee Chair Will Give Hearing To Sports Betting Bill

A key Senate committee chair says legislation to legalize sports betting in Indiana will get a hearing next session.

May 16, 2018

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Indiana Native To Lead NASA’s Johnson Space Center

A Hoosier has been chosen as the next director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

May 17, 2018

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Deadly Fungal Disease Found In Snakes In Monroe, Brown Co.

The fungal disease poses no threat to humans, but can cause facial swelling, disfigurement, skin and scale lesions, internal lesions and death in snakes.

May 17, 2018

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Animal Rights Group Criticizes IU For Lab Animal Deaths

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! wants an independent investigation into the deaths of 116 rats and mice in IU labs.

May 17, 2018

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Study Finds Social Factors Contribute To Rise In Congenital Syphilis

A new statewide study finds that a recent increase in cases of congenital syphilis are more likely related to social factors rather than inadequate health care.

May 17, 2018

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Judge Sets June Hearing On Request To Block Indiana Abortion Law

A hearing on Planned Parenthood's bid to block an Indiana law that creates new abortion reporting requirements for all Indiana doctors and hospitals is set for June.

May 17, 2018

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Pence Reports Pension Plan, Colts Tickets In Financial Disclosure

Pence has released his annual financial disclosure, reporting a pension plan from the state of Indiana worth between $500,000 and $1 million and credit card debt between $15,000 and $50,000.

May 17, 2018

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Ball State Formally Begins Muncie Schools Takeover

Ball State's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday accepting responsibility for governing Muncie Community Schools.

May 17, 2018

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Pacers Star And Former IU Stand-Out Victor Oladipo To Drive Pace Car

Oladipo will drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500 on May 27.

May 17, 2018

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Noon Edition: High School Seniors Look Ahead To Life Post-Graduation

Every year on Noon Edition, we host graduating high school seniors who reflect on their time in school and look forward to what’s next for them post-graduation.

May 17, 2018

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Marion County Seeks Needle Exchange Amid Hepatitis C Surge

Between 2013 and 2017 Marion County has seen a 1,000 percent increase in hepatitis C cases.

May 17, 2018

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Indiana Gov. Heading On Europe Economic Development Trip

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is leaving Friday for an economic development trip to Europe.

May 17, 2018

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Consultant Calls For Justice Center In Brown County

An independent consultant is suggesting Brown County build a new justice center after reviewing how the county’s historic courthouse operates.

May 17, 2018

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Indy City-County Council To Hold Meetings To Discuss Police-Community Trust

Officials say rank-and-file officers are invited to the meetings beginning May 31, but not police leadership or city administrators.

May 17, 2018

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CVS To Install Drug Disposal Boxes In 49 Indiana Locations

National pharmacy chain CVS announced Thursday it will install drug disposal boxes at 49 of its stores around Indiana.

May 17, 2018

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IDEM Wants To Move Away From Printed Air Polluter Notices

The agency says it costs about $17,000 a year to print drafts of air permits in local papers.

May 18, 2018

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Judge Denies Fennell’s Request For Prison Report Delay

A judge has denied a former Vigo County Schools administrator's request to delay his self-surrender date after being convicted in a multi-year kickback scheme.

May 18, 2018

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What Could School Takeover Bill Mean For Struggling Districts?

In addition to specific changes for Gary and Muncie schools, the bill includse more state monitoring for struggling school districts.

May 18, 2018

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Alcoa On Track To Restart SW Indiana Smelter This Summer

Alcoa Corp. has finished hiring workers ahead of the planned summer restart of its aluminum smelting operations in southwestern Indiana.

May 18, 2018

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Sen. Donnelly Joins Republicans In Supporting Haspel

Haspel has been sharply criticized for her role in the Bush administration’s enhanced interrogation program – considered by many to be torture.

May 18, 2018

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West Bloomington Traffic Expected To Get Better By June

The state expects to wrap up construction on the Tapp Road interchange and Second Street bridge around Memorial Day.

May 18, 2018

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New Paoli Community Schools Superintendent Starts June 1

Jon Bennett comes from Huntington County Community Schools, where he served as assistant superintendent for business and classified staff.

May 18, 2018

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State Orders Bloomington’s H Auto To Close

According to a press release, the dealership was selling cars without a license and illegally issuing them interim license plates.

May 18, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ School Takeover And Logging

Lawmakers returned this week for their one-day special session. A program at Franklin College is giving them a shot at launching a successful career. Plus, we tag along as lawmakers hike part of the Jackson-Washington State Forest that was recently logged.

May 18, 2018

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INSPIRE Part 2: Program Helps Prepare Students With Disabilities For Employment

In part two of our INSPIRE series, we look at how a transitional program at Franklin College prepares students for a career.

May 18, 2018

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Bloomington Running Store Announces It Will Close

The Running Company, located in Bloomington's downtown square, announced it will close at the end of the month.

May 18, 2018

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House Fails To Pass Farm Bill, Indiana Lawmakers Divided Over SNAP Benefits

The federal farm bill failed in the House on Friday, largely over issues on immigration reform.

May 18, 2018

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Homeless Camp Sparks Changes In County Code

A homeless camp near the former Thompson Electronics plant on South Rogers Street in Bloomington will be removed after a change in county code.

May 18, 2018

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Logging In State Forests Continues To Raise Ire Of Some Environmental Groups

Members of The Indiana Forest Alliance, state legislators and representatives from the Department of Natural Resources went on a hike to see the impact of logging in state forests.

May 18, 2018

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Holcomb: Fly Flags At Half-staff For Texas Shooting Victims

The shootings Friday morning killed 10 people, most of them students, and wounded 10 others.

May 18, 2018

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VP Mike Pence Says Trump Acting To Improve School Safety

Pence on Friday called it a "heartbreaking day" after at least 10 people were killed at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.

May 19, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ School Takeover And Logging

Lawmakers returned this week for their one-day special session. A program at Franklin College is giving special needs students a shot at launching a successful career. Plus, we tag along as lawmakers hike part of the Jackson-Washington State Forest that was recently logged.

May 19, 2018

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Indiana Farmers Work Around The Clock to Get Crops In The Ground

Johnson County Farmer John Canary has worked the last two weeks straight to get his crops planted.

May 21, 2018

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Study Shows Potential Link Between Childhood Neglect And Schizophrenia

A new study shows a potential link between traumatic events early in a child’s life and the development of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.

May 21, 2018

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Red Skelton Museum Exhibit Shows Love Of Travel, Art

The exhibit at the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy showcases colorful paintings Skelton painted after visits to Japan and European nations.

May 21, 2018

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Sewer District Discrepancy Could Impact Maple Leaf

Confusion over who should provide sewer services to a future Brown County entertainment venue could create roadblocks for the project moving forward.

May 21, 2018

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Gas Tax Fuels Higher Prices In Indiana

Headed into the Memorial Day weekend, Indiana is tied with California for the largest gas price increase — 66 cents a gallon — in the U.S. over the past year.

May 21, 2018

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Carpenter Takes Top Starting Spot At Indy 500 For 3rd Time

Driver and car owner Ed Carpenter secured the top spot in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Sunday, clocking an average speed of more than 229 miles-per-hour.

May 21, 2018

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Trump To Continue Stumping In Indiana, But He’s Unwanted In Some States

As the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.

May 21, 2018

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Nonprofit Gets Grant To Build Portage Around Kokomo Dam

The path will allow paddlers to pull their canoes or kayaks out of the river so they can avoid a low-head dam in Kokomo

May 21, 2018

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Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In April

For the third straight month, the state’s labor force increased.

May 21, 2018

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State Releases New ILEARN Sample Questions

Elementary and middle school students will first take the state’s new ILEARN assessment in Spring 2019, and the release offers a first look at the new exam.

May 21, 2018

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IU Health Hits Orange County With Ten Fold Increase In Ambulance Fees

Orange County leaders say they may not be able to pay Indiana University Health an almost 10 fold increase in charges for ambulance services.

May 21, 2018

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Fast-Growing Invasive Vine Found In Indiana

Experts found the mile-a-minute vine in Monroe County. It’s dead now, but they say it likely won’t be the last we see of the plant.

May 21, 2018

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Popular Lennie’s Restaurant Hopes To Stay Open During Crosstown Redevelopment

A number of businesses will be impacted by the project, some as soon as August. But others, including Lennie's and Pizza X, will have more time.

May 21, 2018

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Judge Grants One-Week Delay For Fennell To Report To Prison

Frank Fennell will serve two years in prison after being convicted in a kickback scheme that cost the Vigo Co. Schools roughly $110,000.

May 21, 2018

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Overcrowding, Funding Addressed at Sheriff’s Round Table

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding pointed out that his jail -- designed for about 550 inmates -- has been housing more than 800.

May 22, 2018

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Terre Haute Forms Committee To Address Dance Permit Ordinance

The Terre Haute City Council is considering possible changes to an ordinance requiring a permit for some public dances in the area.

May 22, 2018

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Parents Protest Over Richland-Bean Blossom Finances

Residents are upset about an error that led to a property tax increase and the district to have a $1.1 million surplus.

May 22, 2018

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Anthem Announces Plans To Remain Headquartered In Indianapolis

Anthem Inc. confirmed Tuesday that the company will remain headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and will invest approximately $20 million in renovations at a facility downtown.

May 22, 2018

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Hoosiers Urged To Comment On U.S. Steel Settlement

One spill in April 2017 resulted in almost 300 pounds of hexavalent chromium dumped into the Burns Waterway, which feeds into Lake Michigan.

May 22, 2018

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Water Safe To Drink Despite Superfund, Says Town Of Spencer

The Environmental Protection Agency recently declared a Superfund site in Spencer because of contaminated groundwater. But town officials say the water is safe to drink.

May 22, 2018

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Bloomington To Use Flaggers, Manually Configure Lights To Mitigate 3rd Street Traffic

Bloomington officials are sending police officers to direct traffic on West Third Street every day this week, and will manually calibrate some traffic signals.

May 22, 2018

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Hoosier WWII Veteran To Be Laid To Rest 75 Years After Death

Thomas J. Murphy, 22, of Greencastle was killed on Nov. 20, 1943. But his remains were unaccounted for until late last year. 

May 22, 2018

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IMA Mourns Death Of Hoosier Artist Robert Indiana, Known For ‘LOVE’ Sculpture

Artist Robert Indiana is best known for his iconic “LOVE” sculpture, which is on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indiana died Saturday.

May 22, 2018

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Soy Bean Prices Soar Thanks To Tariff Tone Down

Hoosier farmers are taking a collective sigh of relief after ongoing negotiations between President Donald Trump and China have appeared to reach a stalemate.

May 22, 2018

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Federal Funding Will Support Indiana Health Research

A new $33 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health, NIH, is committed the new federal funding to speed research and advance treatment and prevention in Indiana.

May 23, 2018

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IndyCar Adds Eye-Tracking I-PAS System To Concussion Test

IndyCar has added an eye-tracking computer test as a requirement to its concussion evaluation protocol.

May 23, 2018

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Health Department Warns Swimmers Of Dangers

The Indiana State Department of Health said Tuesday that 114 people in Indiana died of drowning last year.

May 23, 2018

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EPA To Update NW Indiana Residents On Lead, Arsenic Cleanup

The agency will update residents on residential soil sampling and cleanup work in areas of Hammond and Whiting.

May 23, 2018

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Summit Addresses Indiana Health Workforce, Underserved Rural Communities

An increasing number of places in Indiana lack a suitable number of health providers, according to research presented at a summit discussing Indiana’s health workforce.

May 23, 2018

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Primary Victories Bolster Republicans’ Defense Of Gas Tax Hike

4th Congressional district Republican nominee Rep. Jim Baird and Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun - a former state lawmaker - were attacked for their votes to raise the state’s gas tax 10 cents.

May 23, 2018

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New Campaign Focuses On Breast Health For African-American Women

Black women in Indiana are 35 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

May 23, 2018

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Former Indiana First Lady Recovering From Surgery To Remove Brain Tumor

Susan Bayh is battling the same deadly cancer former Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy battled and GOP Sen. John McCain is currently fighting.

May 23, 2018

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Indianapolis Official Halting Changes To Police Merit Board

The Indianapolis city-county council president has halted plans to revamp the civilian police merit board in the wake of its recent vote clearing two officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

May 23, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Goodnight Takes Questions From Kokomo H. S. Students

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight answers questions from Kokomo High School students during this week's special edition of "Ask The Mayor."

May 23, 2018

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Janet Guthrie On Making Indy 500 History

Janet Guthrie, the first woman to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, says she never considered herself a "woman driver."

May 23, 2018

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Indiana Gas Stations Teach Staff To Report Human Trafficking

Advocates say convenience stores are a focus because they are visited by a wide cross-section of people.

May 23, 2018

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Caterpillar Plans $73.6 Million Investment In Lafayette Area

Heavy equipment and machinery maker Caterpillar plans to renovate existing facilities in the Lafayette, Indiana, area.

May 23, 2018

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National Right To Try Law Passes, Bears Name Of Hoosier Boy

President Donald Trump says he will sign legislation that gives patients access to medicine that isn’t on the market yet. The Right To Try law bears the name of an Indiana boy.

May 23, 2018

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Indiana Law Prof. Urges US Senate To Consider Elderly In Opioid Crisis

Law professor Nicolas Terry says as states try to crack down on opioid prescriptions, the elderly may turn to illegal drugs for pain management.

May 23, 2018

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State’s Rural Affairs Office Primed For Policy Shift, New Grants

Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced a new strategic plan Wednesday that includes a greater emphasis on collaboration and partnerships between communities.

May 23, 2018

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Proposed CAFO Wins Case Against Indiana Summer Camp

A concentrated animal feeding operation — or CAFO — has won a legal battle against a religious summer camp in Rush County.

May 23, 2018

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Suburban Indianapolis Man Pleads Guilty To Terrorism

A suburban Indianapolis man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group overseas has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge.

May 24, 2018

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Superintendent Wants State Dollars To Help With Gun Training, Purchases

Jay County is the second school district in Indiana to allow some employees access to guns at school.

May 24, 2018

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eLearning Option Lets Schools Avoid School Year Extension

eLearning days can help schools avoid extending the school year if bad weather persists beyond built in makeup days.

May 24, 2018

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Noon Edition: Indiana’s Strained Child Welfare System

This week on Noon Edition: There are more than 29,000 kids in Indiana's child welfare system. How is the state helping these vulnerable kids?

May 24, 2018

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Elkhart Co. Superintendent Resigns, Hopes For Vigo Co. Job

Robert Haworth has worked with the Elkhart district since 2012. He says he plans to accept the Vigo County job, pending school board approval.

May 24, 2018

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State’s Largest Beer Distributor Ending Wine Business, Laying Off 100 Workers

Monarch Beverage leaders say it’s because the state won’t allow the company to sell hard liquor.

May 24, 2018

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Indy Suburbs Fastest Growing Cities, Towns In Indiana

Indiana outpaces the Midwest for population growth. But a new Indiana Business Research Center study finds the suburbs around Indianapolis take the spotlight.

May 24, 2018

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Warning Of High Levels Of Ground-Level Ozone Extended Through Friday

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management predicts high levels of ozone for most of the state through Friday.

May 24, 2018

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Irsay: Colts Will Comply With NFL Kneeling Restriction

The NFL has announced a new policy restricting staff and athletes from kneeling during the national anthem. And Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says in a statement his team supports the measure.

May 24, 2018

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Caterpillar Plans To Invest $73.6M, Requests Tax Abatements From City

Caterpillar is set to receive two tax abatements from the city of Lafayette because of plans for a $73.6 million investment – despite financial issues in recent years.

May 25, 2018

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Indiana District To Put Stocked Gun Safes In Schools

Staff members who volunteer and meet certain criteria will have access to gun safes in the event of a school shooting.

May 25, 2018

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Convenience Stores Selling Chill Bags To Get Around Cold Beer Ban

Convenience stores are selling reusable bags that will chill beer and other beverages in 15 minutes.

May 25, 2018

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Deer Ticks Found In New Areas Of The State

Deer ticks, which can carry Lyme disease, have historically lived to the east and south of Indiana and in the northern part of the state near Chicago.

May 25, 2018

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IMPD Starts Mandatory Implicit Bias Training For Recruits

IMPD announced mandatory implicit bias training after the shooting of Aaron Bailey last year created tension between police and the community.

May 25, 2018

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Customers Paying For Damages From Duke Energy Lawsuit

For months, Duke Energy customers have been paying for damages resulting from a company lawsuit. On Monday the state Court of Appeals ruled that Duke can keep collecting the money from ratepayers.

May 25, 2018

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State Health Department Asks For Input On Health Improvement Plan

The plan is intended to provide a road map for what issues the agency will focus on for the next few years.

May 25, 2018

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Officials Consider Safety Measures Ahead Of Tapp & Rockport Closure

Broadview residents met with officials Thursday night to discuss safety before construction begins at the intersection of Tapp Rd. and Rockport Rd.

May 25, 2018

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Questions About Ozone Advisories? We’ve Got The Answers

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued Air Quality Action Days for Thursday and Friday this week because of high ground-level ozone.

May 25, 2018

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Restoration Of Historic African-American Church In West Baden Nears Completion

Volunteers are working to restore the West Baden historic church building. It's one of the only standing structures tied to the city’s African-American heritage.

May 25, 2018

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Terre Haute Honors Fallen Veterans With Thousands Of Flags Lining Walkway

Terre Haute is commemorating the lives of nearly 7,000 soldiers lost in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 25, 2018

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Bloomington To Continue Using Traffic Flaggers Along West Third Street

Police officers will remain stationed at five intersections to help direct traffic.

May 25, 2018

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Columbus Police Investigating Package Of THC Oil Sent To Wrong Address

The Columbus Police Department is investigating after a package containing about $14,000 worth of THC oil ended up at the wrong address.

May 25, 2018

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Switchyard Brewing Co. Says It’s Ready For Memorial Day Opening

The brewery will open its doors starting at 8 a.m. in the building that used to house Jake's Nightclub on N. Walnut.

May 25, 2018

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Former Indiana Coach Mallory Dies Following Fall

Bill Mallory was a head coach in major college football for 27 seasons with Miami, Ohio; Colorado; Northern Illinois; and Indiana.

May 25, 2018

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Mandatory Suicide Prevention Training For Teachers Soon To Take Effect

Indiana teachers grades 5 and up must go through suicide prevention training at least once every three years, beginning July 1.

May 25, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Giving Teachers Access To Guns & Historic Church Restoration

Some Indiana districts are considering making guns available for teachers and school staff. Plus, volunteers are working to restore a historic West Baden church building.

May 25, 2018

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Noblesville School Shooting: Suspect In Custody, 1 Student In Critical Condition, 1 Teacher In Good Condition

Authorities say a student is in critical condition and a teacher is stable after they were injured in a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning. A male student is in custody and is the only suspect in the shooting.

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