Funding for schools, programs and education-related projects will be a key topic of interest going into the new year.
Megabuses were involved in three crashes in Indiana over the past few months, and another bus was taken out of service Wednesday because of safety concerns.
The 11th annual polar bear plunge was held in Bloomington today.
The criminal code overhaul aims to treat more low-level offenders at the local level, but mental health service providers say they need more money to do that.
Volunteer coordinator Sara Frommer says Interfaith Winter Shelter is scrambling for volunteers this year, especially for shifts on the weekend.
With 97 days of falling gas prices, this streak of declining prices is the longest ever.
Portions of town squares throughout Indiana have burned down after several fires in recent years.
Governor Pence's new initiative would allow schools to apply for waivers from certain portions of state law regarding teacher compensation.
The attorney general's proposal would include e-cigarettes in the statewide smoking ban.
IDEM is handing out $150,000 in grants to farmers to lower sediments and nutrients running into the Wabash River.
Lawmakers are faced with whether to fund criminal code changes. What's being done to ensure burned out buildings aren't left in Indiana's historic towns?
Key issues in the upcoming legislative session will include education funding and Sunday alcohol sales.
Bloomington Animal Shelter saw over 2,000 adoptions in 2014.
Voices calling for Indiana to create an independent redistricting commission are getting louder this session.
Ninth District Congressman Todd Young is co-authoring the bill for a second straight Congress.
Indiana's senators say the Keystone XL Pipeline, immigration and Obamacare will likely be the main issues this year.
State superintendent Glenda Ritz, CECI employees and the State Board of Education will meet Wednesday for the first time since Governor Pence dissolved CECI.
Wednesday morning wind chills could fall to -20 degrees in some parts of the state.
The House Democratic Leader says the wage gap is the most pressing economic issue facing Indiana.
Congress passed an extension in December, but it only applies to the 2014 tax year.
Abundant supply and responsible distribution are keeping the fuel at around $2 per gallon.
A few counties are under a travel advisory, the lowest level of weather and travel condition warnings.
Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, is proposing a bill that would ban smoking in casinos.
The 2015 legislative session begins Tuesday, with many education issues coming to the forefront.
Low numbers of teachers rated "ineffective" could lead the State Board of Education to make test scores a bigger factor in Indiana's teacher evaluation system.
The $200 million is part of a fund the legislature set up in 2013.
Lawmakers say the bill that would allow Pence to run for both governor and president in 2016 likely won't even get a hearing in the state Senate.
Oil prices have dropped below $50 per barrel, but gas in Central Indiana has risen to above $2 per gallon.
Mayor Murray talks about the top three goals she hopes to accomplish in 2015.
Duke Energy Indiana wants to expand solar power for customers.
More people are moving out of Indiana than are moving into the state, according to a report released by moving company Atlas Van Lines.
INDOT says salt prices are up 57 percent compared to last year.
State Senator Luke Kenley says funding the 21st Century Scholarship Program is important to reach college success in the state.
For the first time in a long time, State Board of Education members tended to interact cordially with one another to get things done at their monthly meeting.
A 2015 forecast for the economies in Bloomington, Columbus and Terre Haute remain hopeful.
State Democrats plan to prioritize increasing the income of working-class Hoosiers this year.
Donnelly wants to allow businesses to hire workers for up to 40 hours per week without being required to provide health insurance.
Bitter cold will be felt by a large portion of the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains for the next few days.
The state has agreed to end the legal battle over a law putting tougher restrictions on chemical abortion clinics.
A California-based company was supposed to pay Terre Haute $3 million by the end of December.
Some say appointing Indiana's state superintendent, rather than electing the position, could solve current issues on the State Board of Education.
The "sea lily," a type of ancient echinoderm, holds special significance to Indiana.
Governor Mike Pence announced his budget recommendations for the legislature to look over, with many of the items addressing different aspects of education.
ISTA President Teresa Meredith says she does not support the governor's budget plan for charter schools.
Pence's budget proposal to the general assembly includes education initiatives, bicentennial projects and money for community corrections.
The money is the result of an agreement between Indiana State University and Pioneer Oil.
The funding will help assess the 90-acre property south of Bloomington for future developers.
DNR officials say the otter population has grown so large, it needs to start managing the once-endangered species.
Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on the week at the Statehouse.
All four legislative caucuses have supported creation of an independent redistricting commission in the past, and this could be the year they put it together.
The first game of basketball played in the Hoosier state did not take place in Crawfordsville, as previously believed.
Whikehart plans to leave city government altogether.
The proposed regulations would allow for more enforcement at the state level.
Despite last month being one of the best for Indiana tax revenues this fiscal year, the state is still struggling to pull ahead of projections overall.
Are Indiana leaders overstepping their authority to regulate e-cigs? A proposal addresses resident's otter concerns but will it cause otters to disappear again.
Freezing rain and sleet will create very slick road conditions and isolated power outages.
Both of Indiana’s U.S. Senators say Congress must work this session to build strong bipartisan support.
State Democrats are leading the push, but they'll have a hard time getting their proposals past the Republican supermajorities in both the Senate and the House.
$40 million of the education increase Pence is asking for would go to charter schools. The increase would amount to about $1,500 per charter school pupil.
Because Ohio State made the playoffs, Big Ten teams share a $6 million bonus – about $430,000 per university.
The U.S. Secretary of Education is urging Congress to rewrite the federal No Child Left Behind law, save for elements he considers essential, including testing.
Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $15,000 research grant to the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation as I-69 plans continue.
The governor's 2015 State of the State address will likely focus heavily on education, but it could also include tax reform.
Proposed legislation would allow juries to know whether or not someone involved in a car accident was wearing a seat belt.
Hamilton lost to Kruzan in the 2011 Democratic Primary.
The website displays public hospital charge data from the Indiana State Department of Health and allows visitors to compare Indiana hospitals side-by-side.
INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning doesn't recommend raising the gas tax but says an increasing number of bridges and roads in the state are in poor condition.
If you're a veteran and rely on benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where you live may affect whether you receive the benefits you've earned.
Gov. Mike Pence delivers his annual State of the State address Tuesday night beginning at 7 p.m.
A state Senate committee Tuesday approved a bill to slightly expand the potential for prosecutors to seek the death penalty.
If it passes, the proposal would authorize the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to issue a cease-and-desist order to stop work on the project.
An estimated 100-odd schools report experiencing timeouts during stress tests for the spring assessment – similar to events during the 2013 test period.
Governor Mike Pence's State of the State address focused heavily on education, as many had expected.
The responses to education line items in Governor Mike Pence's State of the State address Tuesday night were as varied as the people who gave them.
The Public Art Master Plan establishes a blueprint for getting community members more involved in public art and details ideas for investing in new projects.
Indiana's Constitution already says the state cannot pass a law that creates debt.
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show Indiana receives $4,935 per veteran each year.
Anthony Pizzo has been in Bloomington since the 1950s.
President Obama wants to bring down the cost of community college tuition, and advocates in Indiana are excited about a platform for a national conversation.
The State Department of Health is reaching out to new and expectant mothers in an effort to curb the state’s infant mortality rate.
The lawsuit revolved around the 2011 State Fair stage collapse.
Rush says Indiana will begin this year a move to statewide electronic filing in its courts.
Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council says Pence should focus on the opportunities Indiana has for clean energy.
New legislation could alter the definition of a full-time work week.
The consequences of raising Indiana's minimum wage. Academic leaders in Indiana are praising President Obama's plan to offer free community college.
The state senate and house each have a bill before them proposing to expand the On My Way Pre-K pilot program – is there support behind growing the initiative?
OMR Automotive and Sirmax say they're bringing operations to Indiana, which could create up to 110 new jobs.
The legislation is aimed at providing more transparency in both the legislative and executive branches of state government.
Under the proposed legislation, changes to Indiana's redistricting system likely wouldn't come until 2017.
Indiana farmers and ethanol producers are in limbo as they wait for the EPA to decide how much biofuel should be blended into the nation's gasoline.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is powered by a new 5-liter, V8 diesel engine.
Darryl Neher says the theme of his campaign will be that Bloomington works better together.
Two lawmakers have introduced bills banning phone calls while driving, unless drivers are using hands-free technology.
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum, but the chances of Indiana following suit aren't great.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 89 percent of uninsured people don’t know they can enroll in healthcare coverage from now through Feb. 15.
School-related referenda may only get a chance on the ballot in November elections, should the General Assembly approve a new bill.
Lawmakers are responding to ethics scandals of the past year by enacting reforms along two tracks.
If the U.S. Supreme Court decides states have the authority to regulate marriage, same-sex marriage could become illegal again in Indiana.
The Disabled Veterans Wish Foundation grants one wish to any veteran who is 100 percent disabled or terminally ill.
The consequences of raising Indiana's minimum wage. Academic leaders in Indiana are praising President Obama's plan to offer free community college.
Mayor Duke Bennett factored an expected $3 million in last years budget, and without it, the city's finances remain in the red.
Mayor Bennett talks about the some of the goals he hopes to accomplish in 2015.
Agribusiness executives and researchers spoke at the Governor's Agriculture Conference in Indianapolis on Friday.
Senator Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, has a bill raising the limit to 90,000 barrels.
The report ranks Indiana near the bottom of the country for early education, at a time when lawmakers are discussing an expansion of a pre-K pilot program.
Some climate scientists have used geological data to say that we may be in the warmest period for the earth in at least the last 2,000 years.
How do Governor Pence's priorities for education spending stack up with President Obama's?
Forty-one organizations in Bloomington received funding this year to complete service or educational projects to honor King’s legacy.
President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union speech Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST, but don't expect any new announcements on education.
The stress tests have been watched closely since 2013, when 78,000 students taking the ISTEP were disrupted.
The Pokagon Band says it wants a full-fledged casino, but federal law allows it to open a facility limited to electronic bingo machines with no state input.
Kokomo has received approval from the DNR on a flood mitigation plan, even as it seeks to resolve a dispute with FEMA regarding similar issues.
The House Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that would require high school students to pass the 100-question civics exam before graduation.
Under current law, the statute of limitations to prosecute for rape is five years.
INDOT officials say factors have changed since the initial route along State Road 37 was selected ten years ago
Terre Haute's contract with a company that promised to convert its sewage sludge to diesel has sparked controversy.
The trapping season sets a quota of 600 otters total and two per person.
He says he also wants to know how Obama plans to work with Congress.
The investment is part of Amazon Web Services' plan to use renewable energy for 100 percent of its services.
Mayor Kruzan talks about the latest developments for switch-yard park and the certified technology park.
Andrew Boldt was shot and killed by Cody Cousins in the school's engineering building a year ago today.
Indiana plans to follow students enrolled in the pre-k pilot for the next several years to determine whether those benefits outweigh the cost to the state.
Current law says retailers can only ship wine directly to individual customers if there’s been a face-to-face transaction first where their age was verified.
Greencastle officials plan to grant alcohol licenses despite reaching their limit.
Ball State University informed two charter schools Friday that their charters will not be renewed.
What do state lawmakers, teachers and other school advocates have to say about moving the IREAD-3 test to second grade?
The city has booked 880,552 future hotel room nights and conventions, which total nearly $815 million in future economic impact for Indianapolis.
SB 100 gives the Indiana Department of Homeland Security the ability to issue a cease-and-desist order in certain circumstances.
Authorities confiscated three guns, one of which was loaded, from two passengers at Indianapolis International Airport on Wednesday morning.
The new proposal would provide flexible energy efficiency goals for utility companies.
A new study finds that high-voltage vaping can be more hazardous than tobacco cigarettes.
Bills to allow Sunday sales have never made it to the Senate floor, but President Pro Tem David Long says he doesn't have a problem with the change.
The House did pass an alternative bill yesterday, H.R.7, that would prohibit taxpayer funding of elective abortions.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he didn't give the game balls a thought during his team's win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Bills legislators addressed included increasing the statute of limitations in rape cases and changing the requirements for ordering wine on the Internet.
Susan Walsh, an assistant professor at IUPUI, says a DNA computer program could help law enforcement narrow down suspects based on hair and eye color.
An audit showed the Department of Redevelopment, not the mayor's office, did not appropriately allocate funds.
Energizing Indiana aimed to reduce the state’s energy consumption by about 12 percent over ten years. Does a proposed replacement go far enough?
Some are questioning the academic progress of charter schools after Ball State University said it would close two Indianapolis charters.
The proposed legislation says motorists who do not give cyclists the three-foot clearance could be fined up to $500.
Critics say the new energy efficiency program needs major revisions. The state is watching the Pre-k pilot programs to see if the benefits outweigh the costs.
The order issued Thursday by an Indianapolis federal court says GEO Group has agreed to distribute a publication that reports on prisoners’ issues.
The Bloomington Fire Department was called to The Village Deli around noon Sunday.
A fight over funding may be looming at the General Assembly between local community corrections programs and the state Department of Correction.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the Marion County Environmental Court, seeks to allow the city to continue construction on the Kokomo Municipal Stadium.
Legislation to legalize and regulate high-fenced deer hunting preserves has failed in past sessions.
As the funding of charter schools comes up in this legislative session, charter school performance is sure to be at the center of that conversation.
After a months-long bidding process, the BMV signed a contract with Intellectual Technology Incorporated for the company to produce the state’s license plates.
The bill has been assigned to the Roads and Transportation Committee. The proposal will get its first hearing on Wednesday.
Guidelines that would make a special court for veterans legal in Monroe County are being met with delays in the application process.
The expansion offers three different levels of coverage and will cover 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers.
State officials say the rise in the unemployment rate can be attributed to an increase in the number of people seeking jobs.
The House Education Committee met Tuesday to discuss a bill that would shift many duties of the Department of Education over to the State Board of Education.
The proposed code prohibits representatives from advocating in matters where they have a direct personal or financial interest.
The State of Indiana is launching a resource website called Just IN to house press releases from government agencies.
The Great Blizzard of 1978 dumped 20 inches of snow on Indianapolis.
A large increase is anticipated in the number of students taking advantage of the scholarship program over the next two years.
Mayor Goodnight talks about his greatest achievement of 2014 and looks ahead to what's next for Kokomo in the new year.
The resort says any visitors between April 23, 2014 and Jan. 21, 2015 who used a credit card may have had their information stolen.
Union membership in Indiana has risen for the past two years despite the enactment of the right-to-work law in 2012.
Pence’s communications director Christy Denault says the original intent of the Just IN news service was to serve as a clearinghouse for press releases.
Federal law allows people to manufacture, sell, and own sawed-off shotguns, also known as short barrel shotguns, but Indiana law does not.
A report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education shows students who receive state financial aid are on track to graduate in four years.
Farmers in the Hoosier state planted a total of 91,000 acres of corn used to make popcorn.
Indiana’s relatively strict vaccination requirements could put the state at less risk of widespread outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses.
Microbeads are found in a wide variety of beauty and personal products, and researchers say they're showing up in the water system.
The stadium includes a dome roof and nearly 18,000 seats.
Historic homes in Bloomington are in the process of being relocated.
A bill in the House would allow members on the State Board of Education to elect their own board chair.
We explain why Governor Pence is touting HIP 2.0 as a national model for Medicaid reform. Will state lawmakers fund the demand of a college scholarship program?
In a statement, the governor said the decision came after "thorough review of the preliminary planning and careful consideration of the concerns expressed."
A Senate committee approved a bill that would regulate liquids used in e-cigarettes. E-cigarette and vape shop owners say it could put them out of business.
The bill, which the president has threatened to veto, will soon head to Obama's desk.
A new bill from Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane would extend current concussion laws to middle school athletes and coaches.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has extended the passenger rail service's contract while long-term negotiations on the Hoosier State line continue.
While the governor's proposed health care expansion got a seal of approval, press organizations criticized his plan to create a state-run news agency.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath’s problem with the budget process lies in a power of the governor’s called reversion.
The moderator of the cafes says the forums “increase awareness of death with a view toward helping people make the most of their lives.”
About 96 percent of the reported deaths occurred in those who were 50 years or older.
Democrats charge a bill that would lead to fewer polling places.