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January 1, 2016

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Education Stories To Watch In 2016

Testing, teachers and new players on the national scale are just a few stories Indiana's education playmakers will be following in 2016.

January 1, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Two proposals that lawmakers will consider aim to end meth labs. How the Church of Cannabis hopes to grow into the community despite continuing opposition.

January 1, 2016

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John Hamilton Sworn In As Bloomington Mayor

The ceremony was held at the Bloomington City Council Chambers, where there was standing room only.

January 1, 2016

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Polar Plungers: ‘It Hurts So Bad!’ But They Keep Coming Back

Organizers estimate about 400 people took the New Years Day plunge at Fairfax Beach.

January 1, 2016

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19 New Laws That Took Effect With The New Year

Most laws take effect on the fiscal new year on July 1. But 19 new laws are tied to the start of the calendar year.

January 4, 2016

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Expect A Short, Tumultuous Legislative Session

This session will be dominated by debate over granting civil rights protections to gays and lesbians.

January 4, 2016

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Headlines: January 4, 2016

Criminal homicides in Indy set a grim record for 2015. Mayor Hogsett and Police Chief Riggs announce plan to turn page on crime.

January 4, 2016

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December Among Warmest On Record, Colder Temps Forecasted

The El Nino system that caused warmer temperatures is waning somewhat.

January 4, 2016

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House Speaker Urges Civility During Upcoming LGBT Debate

House Speaker Brian Bosma is calling for people to be respectful and also remain positive about the state’s image.

January 4, 2016

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Pagano To Meet With Colts Owner Today

The future of Colts Coach Chuck Pagano remains uncertain.

January 4, 2016

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Tracking Education Legislation in the 2016 Session

Our StateImpact Indiana team will follow education-related bills throughout the 2016 legislative session, which kicks off Tuesday.

January 4, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ January 1, 2016

Two proposals that lawmakers will consider aim to end meth labs. How the Church of Cannabis hopes to grow into the community despite continuing opposition.

January 4, 2016

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Could Medical Marijuana Become Legal In Indiana?

Karen Tallian, D-Portage, says there's no evidence marijuana is a public health threat.

January 4, 2016

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Paoli Peaks Opens Some Trails For Ski Season

Paoli Peaks opened on New Year's Eve during their last ski season.

January 4, 2016

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Roads, Drugs, Education Top Pence’s Legislative Agenda

Pence chose not to speak with reporters about his agenda but sent out a written statement.

January 4, 2016

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What President Obama’s Expected Executive Order Could Mean

Obama is expected to make the announcement Tuesday.

January 5, 2016

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‘Continuity’ Was Key In Decision To Keep Colts Coach Pagano

Rumors of Indianapolis coach's firing were dashed when Colts owner announced a new four year contract on Monday.

January 5, 2016

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Headlines: January 5, 2016

Two Terre Haute lawmakers are courting fantasy sports betting sites in order to lure them away from New York.

January 5, 2016

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Gary Senator & School Advocate Will Not Seek Reelection

Longtime Gary Senator Earline Rogers – a champion for the district's school system – will not seek reelection to a sixth term.

January 5, 2016

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Incumbent Pence Outraises Gregg In Campaign For Governor

The Republican incumbent raised about $3.5 million dollars in the last six months, nearly as much as Gregg raised in all of 2015.

January 5, 2016

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IU’s James Blackmon Jr. Undergoing Knee Surgery

Blackmon had surgery this past summer on his left knee, but fully recovered before injuring his right knee in practice last week.

January 5, 2016

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Indiana Lawmakers Respond To Gun Control Executive Actions

Rep. Luke Messer (R-Indiana) says the President's move to expand background checks will be challenged, possibly even by members of the Democratic party.

January 5, 2016

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Senate GOP Wants To Make It Easier To Convict Drug Dealers

A proposed bill would allow prosecutors to charge people with drug dealing based on the weight of the drugs.

January 5, 2016

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Pence May Weigh In On LGBT Rights During State Of State

Pence says his State of the State address gives him a chance to speak directly to Hoosiers.

January 5, 2016

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Legislature Will Expedite Two Education Bills

Legislation introduced Monday says a school may not receive a grade lower than the one it received in the 2013-2014 school year.

January 5, 2016

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IU Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Undefeated Basketball Team

A new banner is hanging in Assembly Hall tonight. The banner celebrates the 1976 IU basketball team that went undefeated and won a national championship.

January 6, 2016

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Bill Would Eliminate Permit Requirement To Purchase Handguns

A proposal in the Indiana House would get rid of the state law that requires a permit to carry a handgun.

January 6, 2016

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Interactive: How Did Your School Fare On The ISTEP+ Test?

Check out our sortable tables of 2015 ISTEP+ scores, organized by district and individual school.

January 6, 2016

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As Predicted, 2015 ISTEP+ Scores Drop Significantly

As many experts predicted, Indiana's ISTEP+ scores fell significantly following the advent of new academic standards across the state.

January 6, 2016

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Microbead Ban Becomes National Law

National legislation banning the tiny plastic particles on December 28. Indiana passed a law banning microbeads in April of last year.

January 6, 2016

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GOP Prioritizes Funding Third Regional Cities Recipient

GOP lawmakers are pushing a bill that would use some extra tax amnesty revenue for the third region.

January 6, 2016

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Senate Democrats Reveal Local Road Funding Plan

The bulk of the proposal focuses on long-term solutions and involves tax increases.

January 6, 2016

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New Gun Regulations Impact Indiana

Federal executive orders issued Tuesday would change the way guns are sold and regulated in the U.S.

January 6, 2016

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Monroe County Awarded Grant For Syringe Exchange Program

The nonprofit organization that will administer the program for Monroe County still has to obtain the necessary insurance.

January 6, 2016

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Legislature Moves Forward To Give Schools ISTEP Relief

After ISTEP scores dropped across the state this year, the legislature is expediting two bills to give relief to teachers and schools.

January 6, 2016

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Historic Paoli Bridge Could Be Restored

Orange County commissioners met Wednesday to discuss the fate of the collapsed bridge.

January 6, 2016

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Legislation Would Simplify BMV Registration System

Legislation that drastically simplifies the Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ complex registration and fee system will likely advance through the General Assembly.

January 7, 2016

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Purdue Announces $250 Million Life Sciences Expansion

The investment will support additional faculty members, equipment purchases and facilities for the life sciences.

January 7, 2016

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Officers Learn How To Give Naloxone Shots

According to the CDC, the heroin-related overdose death rate has skyrocketed 286 percent in the last decade. Naloxone is an opiod overdose intervention drug.

January 7, 2016

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Headlines: January 7, 2016

Energy companies in Indiana are building a connection across northern Indiana to export clean electricity, but clean energy advocates are skeptical.

January 7, 2016

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Lake Monroe Master Plan Updated For First Time Since 1967

The master plan guides the comprehensive management, development and use of the lake for recreation, natural resources and cultural resources.

January 7, 2016

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Senate GOP Proposes Alternative Anti-Discrimination Bill

The bill doesn't include protections for gender identity, which would be moved to a summer study committee.

January 8, 2016

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POTUS: Indiana Partly to Blame for Chicago Violence

President Obama met with critics of his executive action on gun regulation in a town-hall meeting last night.

January 8, 2016

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Indiana Attorney General Plans To Distribute Naloxone

Attorney General Greg Zoeller is granting $127,000 to train and equip law enforcement officers with the heroin overdose antidote naloxone.

January 8, 2016

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House GOP Adds To Road Funding Bill

House GOP lawmakers added bills to supplement their road funding plan for the 2016 session.

January 8, 2016

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House GOP Proposal Aims At Fostering Teachers

A House GOP proposal would give exceptional students thousands of dollars for higher education, if they teach for five years in the state.

January 8, 2016

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A Look At The 2016 Legislative Session

Help us kick off the 2016 legislative season on Noon Edition.

January 8, 2016

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Lack Of Water Use Data Could Have Environmental Consequences

A study from Purdue University shows a huge lack of cooperation among county, state and federal agencies when it comes to reporting water usage.

January 8, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Lawmakers hope to make the most of their ten week session, ISTEP numbers are in and the drop in scores is dramatic... plus the available helium is declining.

January 8, 2016

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International Helium Shortage Impacting Businesses, Research

Worldwide demand for helium went up in 2014 and continues to climb.

January 8, 2016

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Top Issues Of The 2016 Legislative Session

Legislators on both sides of the aisle have made road funding and education priorities for this year's short session.

January 8, 2016

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Duke Energy To Build Solar Plant In Crane

It will feature 76,000 solar panels on roughly 145 acres of land owned by NSA Crane, making it one of the largest solar facilities in Indiana.

January 8, 2016

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Two Efforts Made This Week To Address Teacher Shortage

The legislature and the Commission for Higher Education both made efforts this week to attract and retain more teachers to the classroom in Indiana.

January 8, 2016

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Indiana University Places Ban on Hoverboards

Indiana University Bloomington is banning hoverboards from residence halls.

January 8, 2016

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Five Finalists Chosen for Grand Challenges Research Program

IU has chosen five research groups to submit a final proposal to receive funding from the university.

January 8, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ January 8, 2016

Lawmakers hope to make the most of their ten week session, ISTEP numbers are in and the drop in scores is dramatic... plus the available helium is declining.

January 11, 2016

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GOP Lawmakers To Introduce Logging Legislation This Session

Previous efforts to protect state forests from logging have gotten stuck in committee with little support from GOP legislators.

January 11, 2016

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Mike Neu Replaces Pete Lembo As Ball State Football Coach

Pete Lembo left Ball State last month to join the coaching staff at the University of Maryland.

January 11, 2016

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Senate GOP Wants To Expand Military Relief Fund

Lawmakers are proposing a plan to expand the Military Family Relief Fund to include combat veterans who served before 9-11.

January 11, 2016

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Agricultural Outlook At All-Time Low

Farmers have never felt so pessimistic about their industry, according to a confidence index.

January 11, 2016

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How Lawmakers Propose Fixing The Problem With Food Deserts

A 2014 study ranked Indianapolis worst in the nation for the percentage of people who have easy access to food.

January 11, 2016

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Headlines: January 11, 2016

Indiana State Police had a busy weekend, responding to more than 140 accidents and service calls due to snowfall.

January 11, 2016

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Near Whiteout Conditions Possible Later Tonight

A winter weather advisory is in effect for blowing and drifting snow until noon on Tuesday.

January 11, 2016

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New Pipeline In Owensville To Address Nitrates In Water

A new pipe is going to be installed to reroute water away from Owensville's drinking water supply.

January 11, 2016

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House GOP Unveils Road Funding Proposal

The plan includes two tax increases to help cover infrastructure improvements.

January 11, 2016

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Bill Could Pave The Way For Alcohol At Indiana Dunes

The developer's request for an alcohol license was previously rejected by the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.

January 11, 2016

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Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're on our way to visit with Terre Haute Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

January 11, 2016

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Deer Hunting Bill Clears Senate Committee

Efforts to implement regulations for the industry have failed in previous years.

January 11, 2016

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Proposed Bill Addresses Parental Rights In Cases Of Rape

The new bill would allow victims of rape to terminate the relationship between their child and the perpetrator by filing a petition.

January 12, 2016

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Pence Could Announce Stance On LGBT Rights Tonight

Pence has previously hinted Hoosiers would know his stance on LGBT civil rights protections early this year.

January 12, 2016

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IU’s Coach Wilson Signed For Six More Years

Wilson's contract will last through the 2021 season and brings the coach's salary to $2.55 million.

January 12, 2016

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Sen. Merritt Proposes New Bills To Tackle Drug Epidemic

Sen. Jim Merritt is advancing bills to combat the state's ongoing drug epidemic.

January 12, 2016

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Headlines: January 12, 2016

A Brown County Judge said she will not hold a closed hearing over Daniel Messel's criminal past, but will review his case file.

January 12, 2016

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IU Receives Grant To Study HIV Treatment In Scott County

The two-year, $200,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will be supplemented by funding from the IU School of Medicine.

January 12, 2016

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Whikehart To Seek Monroe County Commissioner Nomination

Former Ivy Tech Chancellor John Whikehart is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Monroe County Commissioner in District 3.

January 12, 2016

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Messel Character Evidence To Be Heard Behind Closed Doors

Judge Judith Stewart says if the state wants Messel's prior criminal history to be heard, it'll have to be in her chambers.

January 12, 2016

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Pence Road Funding Proposals Clear Senate Committees

A Senate committee unanimously advanced Pence’s proposal, while another Senate committee unanimously approved a bill supported by Pence.

January 12, 2016

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Powerball Jackpot Draws Local Ticket Buyers

Local Kroger money service employees say about 90 percent of their customers in the last few weeks have come for lottery tickets.

January 12, 2016

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Bloomingfoods Hires New General Manager

Tony Alogni will start the job on March 1st, moving from a position at the second-largest co-op in the country in Hanover, New Hampshire.

January 12, 2016

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ISTEP Bills Move Quickly Through Legislature

The General Assembly continued to move bills that give schools and teachers relief from the 2015 ISTEP quickly through the legislative process Tuesday.

January 13, 2016

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Pence: Is Balancing LGBT Rights-Religious Freedom Necessary?

At his State of the State address, Gov. Pence said he would not support any legislation restricting Hoosiers' rights to religious freedom.

January 13, 2016

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Does Anyone Agree On How To Fund Road Improvements?

Speaker Bosma says he’s not surprised the governor in his State of the State came out against the House GOP’s plan to raise taxes to fund road improvements.

January 13, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Duke Bennett Talks Budget Woes

Bennett says the city needs to look at new revenues to make up the general fund deficit while continuing to fund infrastructure improvements.

January 13, 2016

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Butler Basketball Star Andrew Smith Succumbs To Cancer

The former Butler basketball star's wife tweeted that Smith succumbed to cancer among family members yesterday.

January 13, 2016

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Headlines: January 13, 2016

Gov. Pence's stance on civil protections for LGBT Hoosiers is drawing the ire of state Democrats.

January 13, 2016

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Obama Nominates Hoosiers To Fill Federal Judge Positions

Obama still has to nominate a new U.S. Attorney for Indianapolis.

January 13, 2016

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Pence Echoes Education Priorities For Legislative Session

Governor Pence supported the efforts of the legislature with regard to education bills in his State of the State speech Tuesday.

January 13, 2016

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Drug Abuse Advocacy Group Responds To President’s SOTU

President Obama called out prescription drug abuse as a problem that Americans are currently facing in his final State of the Union address.

January 13, 2016

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Bill To Open State’s Closed Adoptions Records Moves Forward

Indiana's closed adoptions era spanned from 1941 to 1993.

January 13, 2016

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2016 State Of The State Address Broken Down

Four issues have dominated the 2016 legislative session; Gov. Mike Pence (R) addressed all four during his State of the State Address.

January 13, 2016

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Record Powerball Lottery Affects Hoosier Lottery Sales

Do sales for the national lottery detract from our own state lottery?

January 13, 2016

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GOP Road Funding Plan Gets Mixed Reviews During Hearing

The bill proposes a pair of tax increases to pay for infrastructure improvements.

January 13, 2016

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Chief Justice Rush Delivers 2016 State Of The Judiciary

In the year of the state’s Bicentennial, the court system will seek to be, in her words, more nimble, affordable, accessible and user-friendly.

January 14, 2016

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Check Your Powerball Ticket You Might Have Won… Something

There were 18 notable winners in the Hoosier state.

January 14, 2016

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Marian Adds Healthcare Degree

The school is offering a Bachelor's program for healthcare workers who don't necessarily want to be at patients' bedsides.

January 14, 2016

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Bill Would Allow “Alcohol Abusers” Access To Handguns

The bill would allow those with alcohol-related convictions in the past three years to purchase firearms.

January 14, 2016

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Headlines: January 14, 2016

Chief Justice Loretta Rush said the state could not "afford to incarcerate or institutionalize its way out of this crisis."

January 14, 2016

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Deadly Outbreak At Exotic Feline Rescue Center Over

Canine distemper is almost always fatal among exotic felines.

January 14, 2016

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DraftKings, FanDuel Testify In Favor Of Indiana Regulations

Bills being proposed this year would regulate the daily fantasy sports sites.

January 14, 2016

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Halftime Report: Reflections On The First Semester

The latest installment in The First Year series checks in with two of the teachers on winter break, to reflect on their first semester in the classroom.

January 14, 2016

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Straight Ticket Voting Bill Heard In Senate Committee

Straight ticket allows voting for all members of one party with a single box on a ballot. A group of lawmakers is trying to end the practice for a second year.

January 14, 2016

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Jared Fogle Defense Team Granted Extension To File Appeal

Fogle’s defense lawyer cited severe health problems due to prostate cancer as well as deadlines in January and February for other cases in which he is involved.

January 14, 2016

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Bloomington Water Has Rising Disinfectant By-Products

Two times over the last 18 months, DBPs have hit a 75% threshold. Industry best practices suggest a level of less than 50%.

January 15, 2016

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A New Push To Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales Up For Debate

The bill represents a new attempt to end the state's status as having the country's last statewide "blue law" prohibiting Sunday alcohol sales.

January 15, 2016

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Indiana Aid Workers Helping With Water Emergency In Michigan

Flint is under a state of emergency because of lead contamination in its water supply.

January 15, 2016

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Report: Purdue Should Solely Run IPFW, Split With IU

A new report recommends IU to maintain its health sciences and medical programs, but the campus would effectively become an extension of Purdue.

January 15, 2016

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Amos Brown Posthumously Awarded State’s Highest Honor

Gov. Pence awarded the Sachem Award posthumously to Indianapolis broadcaster Amos Brown.

January 15, 2016

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Headlines: January 15, 2016

Syringe exchanges have been approved in four counties across the state.

January 15, 2016

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Duke Energy Edwardsport Plant Settlement Expanded

Duke Energy agrees not to charge customers for $87.5 million of the operating costs of the Edwardsport plant, $2.5 million more than the original agreement.

January 15, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

How a legislative compromise over LGBT rights could impact transgender people and what’s behind new water requirements and how the changes impact ratepayers.

January 15, 2016

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USDA Confirms Case Of Avian Flu In Southern Indiana

The case is the first to be confirmed since June 2015.

January 15, 2016

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The Chocolate Moose Expanding To Nashville, Adding Coffee

A Bloomington staple is expanding to Nashville and adding coffee to the mix. Brown County Coffee joins The Chocolate Moose in opening a new shop.

January 15, 2016

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HHS Secretary Speaks To Hoosiers Enrolled In ACA

The deadline to start coverage by Feb. 1 is midnight.

January 15, 2016

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Indiana’s High School Graduation Rate Dips

The state's largest two school districts also saw declines.

January 15, 2016

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River Otter Being Trapped In State For First Time Since 1921

For the first time since 1921, the trapping of river otters has been regulated in the state of Indiana.

January 15, 2016

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Legislators, Advocates Poised For Heated LGBT Rights Debate

Gov. Mike Pence said during his State of the State address this week he would support civil rights legislation that also allows for religious freedom.

January 15, 2016

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Indianapolis Colts Stealing Dejected Rams Fans

An Indianapolis team is using a blunt marketing strategy to win over St. Louis Rams fans.

January 15, 2016

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Cities Struggle To Keep Up With Unfunded Water Mandates

One small Indiana city almost lost control of its water utility, but the state is revising certification tests to help other cities facing the same fate.

January 15, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ January 15, 2016

How a legislative compromise over LGBT rights could impact transgender people and what’s behind new water requirements and how the changes impact ratepayers.

January 16, 2016

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Statehouse Update: LGBT Rights, Road Funding, Deer Hunting

Gov. Pence this week made as many headlines for what he didn’t say as what he did say. And major parts of Pence’s agenda advanced with no resistance.

January 16, 2016

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GOP Candidates Meet In First Debate For Coats’ Senate Seat

State GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb and Representatives Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young began defining themselves for their audience.

January 18, 2016

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MLK Day Events Across The Area: ‘A Day On, Not A Day Off”

Many groups offer service opportunities on MLK Day and tourist attractions around the state also offer free admission.

January 18, 2016

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State To Receive Additional $50 Million From Fed For Roads

As state lawmakers ponder new road funding measures, Indiana is set to receive an additional $50 million from the federal government for roads.

January 18, 2016

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Headlines: January 18, 2016

The Chamber of Commerce wants Pence to do more to protect the LGBT community from discrimination.

January 18, 2016

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Experts: Lawsuit Against Clean Power Plan Unlikely To Win

Industry representatives are advising the state to start planning how to comply.

January 18, 2016

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IU Begins Celebration Of Martin Luther King Jr With Speakers

Indiana University celebrated Martin Luther King Day with several events focusing on the civil rights leader’s impact and legacy.

January 18, 2016

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Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're on our way to visit with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

January 18, 2016

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Speakers Encourage Year-Round Activism At MLK Celebration

Activist and educator Brittany Packnett spoke during the city's Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration.

January 19, 2016

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Season Over At Two Indianapolis High Schools After Fight

A fight broke out between the Ben Davis and Pike Girls Basketball Teams during a game Saturday.

January 19, 2016

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Expect Gas Prices To Continue Falling

Some gas stations in Indiana are selling gas for as low as $1.30 a gallon.

January 19, 2016

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GOP Road Funding Plans Lower State Safety Net

House Speaker says legislators are trying to find the 'Goldilocks' of state reserves.

January 19, 2016

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Headlines: January 19, 2016

Single-digit temperatures have stymied efforts to mass-kill infected flocks.

January 19, 2016

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Five-Planet Alignment Visible For First Time Since 2005

The rare alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Mercury means this spring should make for exceptional stargazing.

January 19, 2016

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Work Share Legislation Shut Down Without Committee Hearing

Work share programs allow companies to reduce hours instead of laying people off.

January 19, 2016

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Avian Flu Ignites Concerns For Dubois County Businesses

Although health officials are saying food is safe to eat, Dubois County business owner Jennifer Schuetter is concerned her restaurant will be affected.

January 19, 2016

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SCOTUS To Hear Case Challenging Immigration Executive Order

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in Indiana is estimated at 85,000.

January 19, 2016

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Marsh Supermarkets To Close Bloomington West Side Location

Marsh Supermarkets will be closing their grocery store on the west-side of Bloomington.

January 19, 2016

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House Committee Begins Discussion On Re-scoring 2015 ISTEP

A bill in the House calls for a rescore of the 2015 ISTEP.

January 19, 2016

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Amendment To High-Fenced Hunting Bill Defeated In Senate

Environmental and animal rights groups have significant issues with the bill and proposed an amendment that would bar people from hunting wild sheep and goats.

January 19, 2016

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Bills Targeting Meth Production Advance Out Of Committee

The House shot down a prescription-only bill targeting pseudoephedrine sales, but two other bills targeting meth production advanced out of Senate committee.

January 19, 2016

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Ferrell Sets School Assist Record; Hoosiers Romp Illinois

Indiana Men's Basketball routed Illinois on Tuesday, 103-69, keeping them undefeated in conference play.

January 20, 2016

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Attempts To Loosen Marijuana Laws Dead For Another Year

The Senate on Tuesday rejected proposals that would open the door to legalizing medical marijuana in Indiana.

January 20, 2016

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Update: 400,000 Birds Euthanized, But No New Cases Of Flu

Indiana ranks fourth in the nation in turkey production.

January 20, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: First Show With Bloomington’s John Hamilton

Hamilton says he's throwing the doors to city hall open literally and figuratively.

January 20, 2016

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Lawmakers Consider Solutions To Big Box Store Property Taxes

Counties across Indiana are losing money as property tax assessments shrink for big box stores.

January 20, 2016

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Headlines: January 20, 2016

Taxpayers will get a couple more days this year to file individual income taxes, due to a federal holiday.

January 20, 2016

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Snowfall Amounts, Closings And More Snow In The Forecast

Accumulating snow may occur over the southern half of central Indiana Friday.

January 20, 2016

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Bill Would Allow Statehouse Staff To Carry Guns

The bill passed along party lines and advances to the Senate floor.

January 20, 2016

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House GOP Road Funding Proposal Moves Out Of Committee

The plan includes raising both the gas and cigarette taxes.

January 20, 2016

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How Do We Keep New Teachers In Schools? Good Principals

Teacher retention is an important issue in Indiana right now, and one family of educators wrote a book on how principals can best support new teachers.

January 21, 2016

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Dickerson Suspends US Senate Campaign

Dickerson cited fewer than expected campaign donations and called on voters to support fellow Democrat Baron Hill.

January 21, 2016

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Seven Oaks Classical Charter School To Open In Monroe Co.

Seven Oaks Charter has been trying to get approval for four years. Grace College and Seminary will authorize the charter school which could open in August.

January 21, 2016

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400,000 Birds Killed, What’s Next In Avian Flu Outbreak?

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the USDA to address the ongoing outbreak of avian flu in Dubois County.

January 21, 2016

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IU Receives $5 Million For Cybersecurity

IU experts will provide technical support for safeguarding $7 billion in National Science Foundation research projects.

January 21, 2016

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Headlines: January 21, 2016

Statewide candidates have to collect the signatures of 500 registered voters in each of Indiana’s nine congressional districts to make the ballot.

January 21, 2016

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Paoli Bridge Could Cost $1 Million To Repair

A semi weighing at least five times the posted weight limit caused the bridge to collapse.

January 21, 2016

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Adoptions Records Bill Clears Senate

The bill would give birth mothers the power to determine the level of contact they feel comfortable with.

January 21, 2016

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Senate Committee Approves Funding For Three Regional Cities

This economic development program aims to encourage cooperation across city and county lines.

January 22, 2016

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Pence Signs Bills Helping Teachers, Schools With ISTEP

Before signing the bills Pence acknowledged that Ritz anticipated the dip and was the first to come up with a solution for shielding schools and teachers.

January 22, 2016

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Duke Energy Plan Would Hike Consumer Rates

The plan would upgrade Duke Energy's infrastructure around the state at an estimated cost of one percent per year for ratepayers.

January 22, 2016

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Charitable Giving Expected To Grow 4% In 2016

If you have been, or plan on giving more to charity in the near future you're not alone.

January 22, 2016

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Bill Resulting From BMV Lawsuit Will Save Hoosiers Money

The bill is the result of a two-year review begun after a class-action suit showed millions of dollars in overcharges and undercharges.

January 22, 2016

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Weekend Wintry Weather Will Largely Stay South

Southern Indiana and central Kentucky are facing a significant winter storm this weekend; Central Indiana will only see a dusting.

January 22, 2016

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Noon Edition: The Avian Flu In Dubois County

Today at noon on Noon Edition we'll discuss the Avian Flu outbreak in Dubois County and how agencies are combating it.

January 22, 2016

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Headlines: January 22, 2016

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health will be responsible for permitting and licensing hunting preserves.

January 22, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Indiana’s infrastructure is suffering from neglect, legislative session update, Avian Flu outbreak and why otter trapping season might end sooner than expected.

January 22, 2016

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‘Move It’ Bill: Fine Drivers For Not Moving After Accidents

The state’s previous ‘move it’ law was eliminated from the criminal code because it charged people with a misdemeanor; lawmakers thought that was too strict.

January 22, 2016

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GOP Plans For Road Funding Pit Gov. Pence Against The House

The road funding debate has led to a strange dynamic, with Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Democrats pushing back against a House GOP plan to raise taxes.

January 22, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ January 22, 2016

Indiana’s infrastructure is suffering from neglect, legislative session update, Avian Flu outbreak and why otter trapping season might end sooner than expected.

January 23, 2016

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Statehouse Update: Adoption Records, Hunting, Road Funding

The first two bills signed this session are education measures, and two bills that have failed in past years made it through the Senate.

January 23, 2016

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Slideshow: No. 25 Indiana Rolls Past Northwestern

No. 25 Indiana Men's Basketball remained unbeaten at home with a 89-57 win over Northwestern.

January 25, 2016

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Police Body Cam Bill Stalls Over Burden-Of-Proof Provision

The House bill would make require those requesting police body camera footage to demonstrate a need for the footage.

January 25, 2016

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Indiana Drillers Feeling Squeeze Of Low Oil Prices

The global oil glut is pushing companies to let go of workers and cut production across the state.

January 25, 2016

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Road Funding To Include Tolling Study

Congress encouraged Indiana to apply for a toll road exemption, as lawmakers push for feasibility study on interstates.

January 25, 2016

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Indiana Mayors Brave Winter Storms For DC Conference

Seven Indiana mayors joined near 300 of their colleagues in D.C. for the 84th Winter Conference of Mayors.

January 25, 2016

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Headlines: January 25, 2016

In the Indiana region, more than 3,500 volunteers do most of the agency's work.

January 25, 2016

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Ball State President Resigns

Paul Ferguson has served as the university's president since 2014.

January 25, 2016

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Lawmakers, Law Enforcement Face Growing Meth Problem

While the police are doing what they can to suppress meth, legislators are considering ways to further inhibit production of the extremely addictive drug.

January 25, 2016

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Truck Driver Who Caused Paoli Bridge To Collapse Apologizes

Lambright says she is worried about losing her license and finding employment.

January 25, 2016

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House Committee Considers Pseudoephedrine Regulation Options

The committee discussed three bills – one requires people to be a patient-of-record with a pharmacy in order to have unfettered access to pseudoephedrine.

January 26, 2016

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Report: Rural Communities Have Less Access To Health Care

For people living in Indiana’s rural counties, getting to a doctor is nearly twice as difficult as it is for people in mid-sized or suburban Hoosier counties.

January 26, 2016

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Medical Malpractice Legislation Dies In Senate

The bill raises the amount someone can collect for a single malpractice incident.

January 26, 2016

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House Republicans Reject Amendment To Body Camera Bill

The bill places the burden of proof on the public or press if police refuse to release video. The amendment would have placed the burden of proof on the police.

January 26, 2016

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Headlines: January 26, 2016

Vice president of marketing for Visit Indy Chris Gahl says 12 conventions cited RFRA as the reason they opted out of holding their meetings in Indiana.

January 26, 2016

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2015 Public School A-F Grades

Legislation passed at the 2016 General Assembly allowed for the DOE to grant schools the better of this year’s and last year’s grade.

January 26, 2016

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Indiana’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady To End 2015

The private sector added more than 50,000 jobs in 2015.

January 26, 2016

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John Hamilton Returns From Conference Of Mayors In D.C.

Mayors talked about a wide range of issues affecting cities across the US—from infrastructure to job growth.

January 26, 2016

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Visit Indy: RFRA Cost City 12 Conventions, $60 Million

Visit Indy says its annual survey indicates RFRA is having an economic impact on the state.

January 26, 2016

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Indianapolis Boy With Autism Uses Art As Therapy

One Indianapolis boy struggling all his life without a breakthrough has had a metamorphosis - thanks to art.

January 26, 2016

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State Board Releases ‘Hold Harmless’ A-F Grades

Nearly 57 percent of all Indiana schools were given an A and only about nine percent of schools earned a D or F.

January 26, 2016

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Hoosiers End 12 Game Winning Streak

The Hoosiers had 19 turnovers in Tuesday's game and got into foul trouble.

January 27, 2016

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Should Staffers Be Able To Carry Guns At The Statehouse?

A bill that would allow legislative staffers to carry guns passed the Senate and now moves to the House.

January 27, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Greg Goodnight Talks Budget

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says the city underspent the city budget by $5 million.

January 27, 2016

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LGBT Rights: What You Need To Know About Today’s Debate

Four proposed Senate bills concern giving civil rights protections to members of the LGBT community.

January 27, 2016

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Headlines: January 27, 2016

U.S. Senator Dan Coats has not publicly stated whether or not he will support President Obama's Indiana supreme court nominees.

January 27, 2016

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Police Body Cam Bill Advances Out Of House

Critics of HB 1019 said it doesn’t go far enough in making police body camera videos available to the public.

January 27, 2016

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Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Dies In Committee

The proposal was voted down 5-8 in the House public policy committee.

January 27, 2016

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‘Super-RFRA’ Bill Dies Quickly In Senate Committee

A Senate committee killed the RFRA rewrite bill early Wed. Debate on the LGBT rights-religious liberty balance advances in a different committee late Wed.

January 27, 2016

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Severe Weather Causes Blood Donation Shortage

The American Red Cross is cancelling an unusually high number of blood drives because of severe weather.

January 27, 2016

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State Asks SCOTUS For Immediate Stay On Clean Power Plan

Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined more than 25 other states requesting an emergency stay on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.

January 27, 2016

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Freedom Indiana Holds Rally Ahead Of LGBT Bills Hearing

Two republican LGBT bills will be presented in Senate committee Wednesday afternoon.

January 27, 2016

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Anti-Abortion Bill Advances From Senate Committee

The bill prevents mothers from getting an abortion under certain conditions before 20 weeks.

January 27, 2016

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ACLU Indiana, Department Of Corrections Reach Settlement

In 2012, a judge found that the treatment of mentally ill prisoners violated 8th amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

January 27, 2016

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Civil Rights Legislation Advances

The proposed bill would codify protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not gender identity.

January 28, 2016

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House Committee Approves Bills To Limit Meth Production

Both are similar to bills advanced last week through Senate committee.

January 28, 2016

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Advancing Bill Would Legalize, Regulate Fantasy Sports

The bill would codify that daily fantasy is not gambling, and would impose some insider information protections.

January 28, 2016

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GOP Schools Leader To Challenge Ritz In State Supt. Race

Yorktown Community Schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick filed paperwork this week to seek the superintendent of public instruction office as a Republican.

January 28, 2016

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Headlines: January 28, 2016

Eli Lilly reported its revenue as $19.96 billion for FY 2015, with a profit of $2.41 billion.

January 28, 2016

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Reporter’s Notebook: Testimony From The LGBT Rights Hearing

People testified on both sides of the issue, and no one was supportive of passing the entire bill without adding amendments.

January 28, 2016

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Committee Approves Income Tax Cut As Part Of Road Funding

Democrats on Ways and Means opposed the cut, saying it will weaken state revenues and won’t really help low-income Hoosiers.

January 28, 2016

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105 Foot Tall Tree Being Removed From Bloomington Park

A 105 foot tall white oak tree is being removed from Seminary Park Thursday.

January 28, 2016

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LGB Civil Rights Amendments Explained

The bill that passed is slightly different because of approved amendments.

January 29, 2016

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Settlement: Treatment Required For Mentally Ill Inmates

The agreement reached between the ACLU and the Indiana Department of Corrections.

January 29, 2016

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Noon Edition: Drug Courts In Indiana

Drug courts have been established to move people convicted of lesser drug charges through the court system and give them treatment options.

January 29, 2016

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Headlines: January 29, 2016

Private investigators working with the Spierer family confirm BPD and the FBI are working at a property on the 2900 block of Old Morgantown Road.

January 29, 2016

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Spierer Update: Private Detective Says BPD Non-Cooperative

The FBI is searching a house in Morgan County that investigators say is connected to the disappearance of Lauren Spierer in 2011.

January 29, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Lawmakers take their first pass at LGBT rights legislation, Thursday's Spierer investigation in Martinsville and 30 years ago the film Hoosiers premiered.

January 29, 2016

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Supreme Court: State Not Responsible For 2011 Stage Collapse

This final argument in the three-year long battle came down to language on the back of an invoice.

January 29, 2016

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GOP Rejects End To Tampon Tax

Food and medicine are exempt from the state sales tax, but feminine hygiene products and diapers are not.

January 29, 2016

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Reactions To Updates In Lauren Spierer Investigation

Indiana University students are voicing their feelings on the recent updates to the Lauren Spierer case.

January 29, 2016

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Indiana’s Addiction Hotline Could See Changes

Indiana is exploring expansion of its addiction hotline and developing a new program that will help the state in its battle against drug abuse.

January 29, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ January 29, 2016

Lawmakers take their first pass at LGBT rights legislation, Thursday's Spierer investigation in Martinsville and 30 years ago the film Hoosiers premiered.

January 30, 2016

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Statehouse Update: LGBT Rights, Sunday Alcohol, Body Cams

Senate Republicans’ attempt at balancing gay rights with religious freedom took its first step in the legislative process this week.

January 30, 2016

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Slideshow: No. 19 Indiana Narrowly Avoids First Home Defeat

Indiana Men's Basketball struggled against Minnesota, but a career night from freshman Thomas Bryant kept the Hoosiers in first place in the conference.

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