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June 1, 2018

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What’s Behind Indiana’s Jump In Motorcycle Deaths

A 2018 report from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, shows the increase in motorcyclist deaths comes after a two year drop in fatalities.

June 1, 2018

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Indiana Utility Moves Forward On Plans To Curb Use Of Coal

Thursday was the last scheduled day of operation for coal-fired generators at NIPSCO's Bailly Generating Station near Chesterton.

June 1, 2018

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Community Talks Experiences And Solutions In First Event On Police Relations

The council created the event in light of a Police Merit Board's decision not to fire the two officers who killed Aaron Bailey last year.

June 1, 2018

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Long Time Bloomington Boutique Moving From Kirkwood Ave.

One of Bloomington’s long time downtown boutiques is preparing to move to a new south side location. Cactus Flower has been in the same historic Kirkwood Avenue building for nearly 5 decades.

June 1, 2018

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Some Worry Anthem Changes Could Discourage Breastfeeding

Insurance company Anthem is cutting how much it reimburses new mothers for the cost of breast pumps.

June 1, 2018

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Lumber Prices Continue To Rise, Hurt Indiana Home Builders

Lumber costs have increased since the beginning of the last year, which makes building a new home more expensive.

June 1, 2018

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Morning Update: Hundreds Still Without Power

Storms on Thursday knocked out power to Hoosiers in central Indiana.

June 1, 2018

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Tapp Rd. Interchange Set To Re-Open Tonight

INDOT says the Tapp Rd. interchange will open to traffic at 8 p.m. Lane restrictions are still in place on the Second Street and Third Street bridges.

June 1, 2018

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Bloomington Proposing Temporary Moratorium On New Addiction Treatment Centers

City officials say they want to pause further development of the industry while they study how to best incorporate treatment centers into local zoning ordinances.

June 1, 2018

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Noon Edition: Jail Overcrowding Pushes Counties To The Limit

This week on Noon Edition, our panelists will discuss jail overcrowding and the issues it poses for law enforcement across the state.

June 1, 2018

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Indianapolis Zoo Offers Chance To Brighten A Flamingo’s Day

The new 'Flamingo Feed' exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo lets visitors feed the large birds cups of krill, which helps them maintain their vibrant pink color.

June 1, 2018

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New Superintendent No Longer Coming To Paoli Schools

A new superintendent was supposed to start at Paoli Community Schools June 1, but is no longer coming to the district.

June 1, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ School Shootings, Dyslexia Screening

As students head into summer vacation many in the community are still shaken from last week’s Noblesville school shooting. One insurance giant is scaling back it’s breastfeeding supply coverage. And details about a new law that requires schools to screen students for Dyslexia.

June 1, 2018

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NWS: Last Month Was The Hottest May On Record

The National Weather Service says 25 days in May reached over 80 degrees.

June 1, 2018

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ACLU Rallies In Indianapolis Against ‘Inhumane’ Immigration Policies

The ACLU of Indiana held a rally in Indianapolis to protest what it calls inhumane immigration policies that separate children from their immigrant and asylum-seeking parents.

June 1, 2018

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Activists Gather In Bloomington To Protest Gun Violence

Some of the more than 100 Bloomington residents who gathered for National Gun Violence Awareness Day say they were inspired by the high school activists from Parkland, Florida.

June 1, 2018

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Spencer To Host 12th Pride Festival Saturday

Spencer's festival is the largest in a small town across the Midwest.

June 1, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ School Shootings And Gun Debate

As students head into summer vacation many in the community are still shaken from last week’s Noblesville school shooting. One insurance giant is scaling back it’s breastfeeding supply coverage. And details about a new law that requires schools to screen students for Dyslexia.

June 4, 2018

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Dyslexia: Finally Finding Time In The Spotlight

A law that takes effect in July requires schools to screen students for dyslexia. The hope is if students are identified early, schools will be able to intervene and better accommodate them.

June 4, 2018

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Indiana GOP Divided Over ‘Man And A Woman’ Marriage Question

Indiana Republicans could remove language from the state party's platform that calls for marriage between a man and a woman.

June 4, 2018

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Indiana Schools Recognized For Counseling Programs

A national organization says Indiana is a leader for school counselor programming and services, and several Hoosier schools earned special recognition from the group.

June 4, 2018

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DNR Officers Locate Body Of Anup Thota At Lake Monroe

Indiana conservation police say Anup Thota of Bloomington was boating and swimming with co-workers Friday evening at the 10,000 acre man-made reservoir.

June 4, 2018

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Stroke Center Reports 200 Percent Increase In Calls

Calls to the Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine Stroke Call Center are up 200 percent. Health officials say greater awareness of symptoms and possible treatment may explain the increase.

June 4, 2018

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Study: Midwest Produce Farmers More Likely To Drop Organic Certification

Getting certified to sell organic fruit and vegetables is expensive and time consuming, but a new study shows that Midwest organic farmers are more likely to give up the certifications.

June 4, 2018

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Emergency Response Officials: Text-To-911 System ‘Exceeding Expectations’

Indiana's dispatch centers now receive an average of between 500 and 600 text-to-911 calls every day.

June 4, 2018

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Terre Haute Air Show Organizers Say Thousands Of Tickets Sold

The show will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, a civilian formation team called Trojan Thunder and a U.S. Air Force F-22.

June 4, 2018

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Judge: Southern Indiana Murder Convict Can’t Legally Change Name

Forty-five-year-old Jeramy Heavrin says he's had trouble keeping jobs because of a murder conviction. But a judge says state policy doesn't allow violent offenders to change their names.

June 4, 2018

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Grimes Now Closed, But Bloomington Congestion Expected To Ease

Bloomington commuters may notice a little less traffic congestion moving east and west starting Monday, even as new construction projects on the west side are slated to begin. 

June 4, 2018

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Student Injured In Noblesville Shooting To Remain In Hospital Indefinitely

The family says Ella Whistler was shot seven times and sustained life-threatening injuries.

June 4, 2018

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Spencer Pride Festival Draws Estimated 3,000 Attendees

Spencer Pride President Jonathan Balash says the rural event has grown each year since it started twelve years ago.

June 4, 2018

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Frequent Opponent Of Expanding Alcohol Sales To Chair Alcohol Code Panel

While serving in the Indiana General Assembly, Bill Davis frequently opposed selling alcohol on Sundays and expanding cold beer sales.

June 4, 2018

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Ind. Groups See SCOTUS Ruling In Same-Sex Wedding Cake Suit As Green Light

Religious groups in Indiana say a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling supports them in an ongoing legal battle against the weakening of religious freedom protections in the state.

June 4, 2018

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IU Looks To Make Dining At The Indiana Memorial Union More Sustainable

IU Dining launched at the beginning of May and took over all residential and union dining.

June 4, 2018

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St. Vincent, Anthem Reach Deal On Microhospitals

Anthem will now cover visits to St. Vincent's neighborhood hospitals.

June 4, 2018

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Study Links “Red Flag” Firearm Law To Suicide Decrease

An Indiana firearm seizure law has led to fewer suicides around the state during its first decade on the books, according to a new study from the American Psychiatric Association.

June 5, 2018

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New Vigo Co. School Chief Haworth Gets Reacquainted With Terre Haute

Paoli native Robert Haworth spent Monday meeting teachers, principals and residents.

June 5, 2018

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Nashville Considering Tax Abatement For Proposed Small Business

While such abatements are often reserved for large corporations, town officials say this project could be worth the investment.

June 5, 2018

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Marion Democrat Files To Run For Indiana State Auditor

Former Marion Common Council President Joselyn Whitticker is seeking the Democratic nomination for state auditor. She would face current Republican state Auditor Tera Klutz.

June 5, 2018

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Prominent Conservatives Fight Indiana GOP Platform Changes

Social conservatives are fighting proposed changes to the Indiana Republican Party's platform that would drop wording that favors "marriage between a man and a woman."

June 5, 2018

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Ex-School Official Gets Jail After Locker Room Camera Found

A former vice principal of a Floyd County middle school has been ordered to serve a year in jail after pleading guilty to a voyeurism charge.

June 5, 2018

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Bloomington Police Investigating Vandalism At Islamic Center

Members of the Islamic Center of Bloomington say two incidents of vandalism to vehicles have occurred in the past week.

June 5, 2018

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Brownsburg Teacher Challenges District Transgender Name Policy

A Brownsburg Community Schools policy calls for teachers to address transgender students by their preferred gender name rather than their birth name.

June 5, 2018

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IU Training Teaches ‘Run-Hide-Fight’ In Case Of Active Shooter

Indiana University leaders want employees and students to know what to do in the event of an active shooter situation.

June 5, 2018

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Madison County Officials Approve Needle Exchange Resumption

Madison County Commissionershave decided to allow a behavioral health system to restart its needle exchange, which ended last year.

June 5, 2018

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Former Organist Won’t Face Jail Time For Vandalizing Brown Co. Church

George "Nathan" Stang will be on probation and must complete 300 hours of community service.

June 5, 2018

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Bloomington Animal Shelter Celebrates Completion Of $2.1 M Renovation

A 6-month old dog named Spike helped open the Bloomington Animal Care and Control Center Tuesday after more than a year of construction.

June 5, 2018

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National Judicial Drug Task Force Meets In Indy

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says judicial leaders from around the country feel a sense of urgency as they develop an infrastructure for court systems to address the nation’s opioid crisis.

June 5, 2018

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EPA Wants More Info On How U.S. Steel Will Prevent Spills

The Environmental Protection Agency says U.S. Steel’s plans to make up for spilling a toxic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary last year are incomplete.

June 6, 2018

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Advocates, State Health Officials: Naloxone In Indiana Likely Not Part Of Recall

State health officials and a nonprofit organization both say none of the naloxone they distribute is included in a recent voluntary recall.

June 6, 2018

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New Program Provides Meals To Hoosiers Living With HIV

More than half of Hoosiers living with HIV are also low income and may be food insecure. A new state program will deliver medically tailored meals to these people.

June 6, 2018

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Noblesville Shooting Suspect Will Not Be Tried As An Adult

The teen's case cannot be heard in adult court under current Indiana law because his alleged attempt to commit murder wasn't successful.

June 6, 2018

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Study: Dust Suppresant Puts Radium Into Air, Water

Some communities use wastewater from producing oil and gas to reduce dust on country roads. A new study shows the practice is likely putting radium, a cancer-causing chemical, into the air and water. 

June 6, 2018

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Noblesville Shooter’s Attorney Asks For Patience, Says Family ‘Still In Shock’

An attorney for the alleged Noblesville school shooter says the teen's family is still in shock and asks for patience and privacy as the case moves forward. 

June 6, 2018

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DNR Increases Grant Funding For Fighting Invasive Plants In Indiana Lakes

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is dedicating nearly $660,000 to combat non-native aquatic plants this year through its Lake and River Enhancement program.

June 6, 2018

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Grace College & Seminary Skirts Health Care Law’s Birth Control Rule

A northern Indiana college has won its long-running lawsuit seeking religious exemption from paying for employees' birth control under the Affordable Care Act.

June 6, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Republic Building Funding, State Street

State Street construction work is complete, reasoning behind the Rocky Ford road design controversy, why the Republic Building TIF funding is being questioned, an update on a conference center study and more.

June 6, 2018

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Project Leaders Meet To Discuss Progress On I-69 Construction

Project leaders discussed a new public-private partnership model for a portion of section 6, progress on section 5 and changes coming to local traffic at the annual I-69 and P3 Summit in Bloomington.

June 6, 2018

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Legislators To Review Criminal Code Following School Shooting

House Speaker Brian Bosma says legislators will review Indiana’s laws regarding juveniles being charged as adults in the wake of the Noblesville school shooting.

June 6, 2018

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Columbus Council Approves $1 Million To Help Renovate Former Newspaper Building

Indiana University bought the downtown historic landmark to house its new architecture master’s program.

June 6, 2018

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Indiana GOP Delegates To Choose Between Platform Language Proposals

Indiana Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer says delegates at this weekend’s convention will vote to choose between two versions of the state party’s platform, its value statements.

June 7, 2018

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State Distributes Nearly $1M In Clean Water Indiana Funds

Two state agencies have distributed nearly $1 million to Indiana's 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts to improve water quality.

June 7, 2018

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Not Dead Yet: Indiana Woman’s Gravestone Says She’s Dead

A southern Indiana woman is pushing for a cemetery to repair her gravestone more than a year after she discovered it lists her as dead.

June 7, 2018

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IU Rural Center Wraps Lawrence County Pilot Project

University officials praised Lawrence County for helping articulate future community visions.

June 7, 2018

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Purdue Develops On-The-Spot Smartphone Food Tester

Researchers at Purdue University say they can test food for bacteria faster – and prevent foodborne illness outbreaks in the future.

June 7, 2018

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Unaffected By State Net Metering Laws, Cities Look To Change Theirs

Last year, the state decided to slowly decrease how much Hoosiers with solar panels get paid to deliver energy to the grid. But the fight over net metering might not be over.

June 7, 2018

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Cooling Businesses Feel Workforce Shortage During Unusually Hot Season

A heating and air conditioning business says its Bloomington business desperately needs more service technicians.

June 7, 2018

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Early Learning Grants Awarded In 16 Counties

The state is giving different early learning providers across Indiana more funding as a part of efforts to improve quality and access to preschool programs.

June 7, 2018

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Noon Edition: The Challenges Of Getting An Education While Homeless

This week on Noon Edition, our panel talks about the challenges of getting an education while homeless and what resources exist to help students succeed.

June 7, 2018

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Police: Vehicle Damage At Bloomington Islamic Center Not Vandalism

Bloomington Police say recent vehicle damage at the Islamic Center of Bloomington was likely accidental and not the result of targeted vandalism. 

June 7, 2018

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Richland-Bean Blossom Asst. Superintendent To Step In After District Leader Resigns

Michael Wilcox’s resignation comes after the school district made an error that cost taxpayers more than a $1 million surplus in property taxes.

June 7, 2018

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House Minority Leader Calls For Ongoing School Safety Study

A key lawmaker at the Indiana statehouse is urging other legislative leaders to focus more on school safety and is asking for an annual study committee on the issue.

June 7, 2018

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Democrats File For Auditor, Treasurer Races

Indiana Democrats hope to secure victories in state treasurer and auditor races for the first time in decades.

June 7, 2018

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New Cancer Center Will Focus On Hard-To-Treat Breast Cancers

A new Indiana University School of Medicine research center will focus on aggressive and hard-to-treat breast cancers.

June 7, 2018

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City Warns Bloomington Treatment Center To Adjust Zoning Or Cease Operating

City officials say the Indiana Center for Recovery is not accurately zoned, and they’re giving the center a couple weeks to file amended paperwork or cease operating.

June 7, 2018

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Cost Did Not Keep Hoosiers From Signing Up For Medicaid

Hoosiers did not stop signing up for Indiana's Medicaid expansion even though they had to pay into a health savings account. That’s according to new research from three Indiana University professors.

June 8, 2018

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Indiana’s Young Democrats Bid To Host National Convention

The state chapter announced Thursday that it wants to bring the Young Democrats of America national convention to Indianapolis in 2019.

June 8, 2018

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Nashville Residents, Officials Work To Preserve Historic Structures

Efforts are underway to ensure the historic charm that makes Nashville, Indiana a popular tourist destination stays intact for generations to come.

June 8, 2018

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Nearly One-Fifth Of Indiana Abnormally Dry After Scant Rain

The National Weather Service says rain that's expected to arrive over the next week could help green up browned lawns and thirsty crops.

June 8, 2018

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Adult Charter Schools Expand In Indiana

More schools for adults to earn a high school diploma open this fall, expanding a network of adult-focused charter schools in the state.

June 8, 2018

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Family Of Indiana Lynching Victims Against Proposed Memorial

Relatives of two black men who were lynched in 1930 are opposing a proposed memorial honoring the two victims.

June 8, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ I-69 Summit, Teen Driving

Construction crews are working around the clock to complete Section 5 of I-69. Legislators say they’ll revisit Indiana’s criminal code in the wake of the Noblesville West Middle School Shooting. And why an increasing number of teens are choosing not to get behind the wheel.

June 8, 2018

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City Council To Consider Ordinance Limiting Use Of Armored Vehicle

Bloomington city council members will do a first reading of the proposal next week and could vote on it as early as June 27.

June 8, 2018

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Indiana Stone In The Limelight At Annual Symposium

June is known as Indiana Limestone Month. And every year, a group of amateur and professional carvers come together to celebrate the state’s famous stone.

June 8, 2018

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Text-To-911 System Allows Dispatchers To Follow Up With Those In Need

Emergency response officials say Indiana is a leader when it comes to text-to-911 technology.

June 8, 2018

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Number Of Teen Drivers Down Significantly Compared To Previous Decades

Research shows the number of teens getting behind the wheel is down significantly over the past couple decades, but it’s difficult to know exactly why.

June 8, 2018

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Judge Hears Arguments Over Anti-Abortion Law

Planned Parenthood is seeking a preliminary injunction that would block two provisions of the law that's set to take effect July 1.

June 8, 2018

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Indiana Republicans To Meet For Party Convention Amid In-Party Fights

Indiana Republicans just went through a Senate primary dubbed one of the "nastiest in the nation." And now there’s a fight over whether the party platform should define marriage as between a man and a woman.

June 8, 2018

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Proposed Treatment Center Moratorium Won’t Be Heard Monday

The city says the idea isn't off the table, but officials aren't sure how they plan to move forward.

June 8, 2018

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Report: Indiana Suicide Rate Increases

The report says 24 other states saw similar increases.

June 8, 2018

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Teacher Survives Indiana School Shooting, Las Vegas Shooting

The teacher sheltered her students inside a locked classroom before ushering them to safety.

June 8, 2018

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Feds: Man Threatened To Shoot White People At Boston Rally

Court records say Radulovic posed as a member of the so-called "alt-right" in an online forum and threatened to shoot white attendees at the Aug. 19 Boston rally.

June 8, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ I-69 Summit, Teen Driving

Construction crews are working around the clock to complete Section 5 of I-69. Legislators say they’ll revisit Indiana’s criminal code in the wake of the Noblesville West Middle School Shooting. And why an increasing number of teens are choosing not to get behind the wheel.

June 8, 2018

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IDOE Audit Results In Major Debt For Career Center School

The current total owed back to the state exceeds $449,000.

June 9, 2018

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Conservation Group Adds 84 Acres To Indiana Nature Preserve

The Sycamore Land Trust's acquisition will add 84 acres to the Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in northwestern Monroe County.

June 9, 2018

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Salmonella Linked To Pre-Cut Melon Sickens 60 In Midwest

The five states where people were sickened include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

June 10, 2018

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Indiana GOP Platform Keeps Marriage Between Man And Woman

Indiana Republican Party activists overwhelmingly voted Saturday to reaffirm language that defines marriage as a union "between a man and a woman."

June 11, 2018

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Study: Indiana Must Do More To Protect Infrastructure From Climate

A study estimates that if Hoosiers don’t adapt to the climate, tens of millions of dollars in Indiana infrastructure could be at risk.

June 11, 2018

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Boy Set To Go Before Judge In Noblesville Middle School Shooting

A juvenile court hearing is set this morning for the 13-year-old boy.

June 11, 2018

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May Tax Revenues Miss The Mark As Corporate Collections Suffer Again

A subpar May – $44 million less than expected – put the state further away from its revenue goal with a month to go before the fiscal year’s end. (Brandon Smith/IPB News) Indiana tax collections fell further away from its budget plan in May, one month away from the end of the fiscal year.

June 11, 2018

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Dozens Arrested Outside Indianapolis Home Of HHS Chief Azar

Police arrested more than two dozen protestors Sunday outside Alex Azar's home.

June 11, 2018

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Indiana Continues To See Teacher Shortage Amid Drop In Pay

Inflation-adjusted teacher pay has fallen since the 1999-2000 school year to the point where teachers now earn almost 16 percent less than they did two decades ago.

June 11, 2018

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Report: Indiana Behind In Tobacco Cessation Spending

The CDC recommends states spend more than $73 million annually on tobacco cessation and prevention efforts. Indiana spent just more than $8 million in federal and state funds in 2016.

June 11, 2018

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Trial Date Set For 13-Year-Old Accused Noblesville Middle School Shooter

Monday morning, a magistrate judge scheduled the juvenile "fact-finding” trial for June 25 and 26. The teen is being tried as a juvenile as required by state law.

June 11, 2018

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Federal Judge Halts Indiana Voter Purge System

Indiana’s voter roll purge system is on hold after a federal judge temporarily halted it. The judge’s ruling says the state's method to delete voters from its registration lists likely violates federal law.

June 11, 2018

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Seven Oaks Charter School To Add 10th Grade As Enrollment Grows

Seven Oaks Classical School leaders say the Ellettsville institution is the fastest-growing charter school in the state.

June 11, 2018

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3 Face Gun Charges In Separate Deaths Of 2 Indiana Officers

Three people face federal charges of illegally buying the guns used to fatally shoot two Indiana officers.

June 11, 2018

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Indiana Recieves Federal Waiver For Workforce Development Plan

The state had to seek a waiver because while Indiana’s governor has the power to appoint nearly all members of the board, federal funding is tied in part to rules that state lawmakers must also be part of such a panel.

June 12, 2018

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Buttigieg, Obama Talks Confirmed, Content Unclear

Politico reports Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend) met with former President Barack Obama in D.C. to discuss a potential 2020 bid for the residency.

June 12, 2018

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Invasive Species Management Groups To Nearly Double In Indiana

There are 10 Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas in the state right now and seven more in the works.

June 12, 2018

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Ticks And Mosquitoes Are Out For The Season

It’s summer time, which means it’s peak season for ticks and mosquitoes.

June 12, 2018

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State Finds $21M In Undistributed Indiana Local Tax Money

Many county and city governments around Indiana will receive a share of about $21.6 million in local income tax money that the state has collected but never distributed.

June 12, 2018

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Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s “Ask The Mayor”

We're getting ready to visit with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

June 12, 2018

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Brownsburg School Accepts Teacher’s Resignation Over Transgender Policy

A central Indiana school district has officially accepted the resignation of a teacher who disagreed with a policy compelling teachers to address transgender students by their preferred name rather than their birth name.

June 12, 2018

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UN Report: Indianapolis Nears Bottom For Sustainability

The Indianapolis metro area ranked fourth from last in this year’s U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index, which looks at green development challenges in cities.

June 12, 2018

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Indiana Lawmakers Respond To North Korea Agreement

Indiana lawmakers are applauding the historic agreement between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but some urge caution until more details are known. 

June 12, 2018

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Hoosiers Gather In Bloomington To Celebrate Women In Business

More than 100 Hoosier female leaders and business owners gathered in Bloomington to celebrate their achievements.

June 12, 2018

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US Senate Takes Up Farm Bill After House Bill Fails

After the farm bill failed in the U.S. House last month, it’s the Senate’s turn to take the legislation up. Wednesday's Senate hearing is unlikely to be as controversial. 

June 12, 2018

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Lawson Defends Indiana Voter Purge System After Court Halts It

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson supports the voter purge method recently halted by a federal judge.

June 12, 2018

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Walmart Set To Open Milk Processing Facility In Fort Wayne, Employ 200+

The facility will employ more than 200 people while producing both white and chocolate milk for over 600 stores in five states.

June 12, 2018

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Judge Blocks WOTUS In Indiana, 10 Other States

Attorney General Curtis Hill approves of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia's decision to block the Waters of the United States rule or WOTUS in Indiana and 10 other states.

June 13, 2018

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Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo Adds Giant Anteater

The zoo says it's estimated there are fewer than 5,000 giant anteaters remaining in the wild.

June 13, 2018

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Muncie School Board Candidates Try To Win Over Community, Ball State

Ball State University and Muncie officials have chosen 20 finalists for a new appointed school board that will soon run the local school district.

June 13, 2018

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State’s Virtual Schools Committee Holds First Meeting

A new state committee focused on virtual charter schools met for the first time Tuesday. It marks the beginning of an investigation into those schools by state officials.

June 13, 2018

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Noblesville Announces Tightening School Safety As Parents Demand Accountability

Nearly three weeks after a shooting at a Noblesville middle school, district leaders Tuesday announced new building safety enhancements and increased mental health supports.

June 13, 2018

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Tariffs On Canada Could Stifle Future Hoosier Foreign Trade

Mexico and Canada have retaliated against the Trump Administration’s newest round of steel and aluminum tariffs.

June 13, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett On Budget Software Delays, Dance Permit

The city is borrowing less money, the new city accountant software is delaying budget reports, new paving projects are almost underway and the public dance permit revisions are coming.

June 13, 2018

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Former BHSN Teacher Files Human Rights Complaint Alleging Racial Discrimination

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is investigating a former high school teacher’s allegations of racial discrimination at Bloomington High School North.

June 13, 2018

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Walmart Opens Indiana’s Newest Milk Facility

Walmart announced plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne back in 2016. Now the big box retail chain is opening the doors to Indiana’s newest milk processing facility. 

June 13, 2018

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More Patrols Decreased Calls To Peoples Park, But Increased Calls Elsewhere

City of Bloomington officials say an increased law enforcement presence in Peoples Park last summer resulted in a decrease in calls to the area, but say disruptive activity increased in other areas of the city.  

June 13, 2018

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Chinese Regulatory Changes Shift Recycling Trade In Indiana

Retaliatory Chinese tariffs have impacted trade of recycled material from Indiana and elsewhere. This problem could create an opportunity for Indiana – but at a cost.

June 13, 2018

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Horseshoe Southern Indiana Breaks Ground On Inland Casino

Horseshoe Southern Indiana is moving its riverboat casino operations inland with the construction of an $85 million facility.

June 14, 2018

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5 Indiana Airports Getting Combined $13M In Runway Grants

The grants are among $677 million in airport infrastructure grants the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding nationally.

June 14, 2018

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New Research Could Help Reduce Antibiotic Resistance In The Future

Indiana University researchers created a breakthrough process to observe how bacteria acquires information from DNA.

June 14, 2018

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Terre Haute Mayor Cites Political Attacks Over Budget Report Delays

A Terre Haute City Council Member is responding to the mayor’s accusations of political attacks over the delay of an accounting software program.

June 14, 2018

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Judge Approves First Client For Less Restrictive Alternative To Guardianship

When a person loses the ability to make important life decisions, a guardian is sometimes appointed to help. A judge approved a first-of-its-kind case that represents a new option.

June 14, 2018

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State’s Coalition School Pilot Program Approved By Board of Education

A key feature of the pilot program allows coalition schools to waive certain state requirements like teacher licensure and course curriculum.

June 14, 2018

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Health Experts Urge Indiana To Increase Public Health Funds

Indiana spends less than $62 per resident in public health funding, according to the America's Health Rankings 2017 report.

June 14, 2018

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Noon Edition: The Future Of The Indiana Republican Party

This week on Noon Edition, Republican leaders weigh in on the state of the party and what their hopes for the November midterm elections.

June 14, 2018

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Gary School Board Opposes Being Disbanded

A school board member in northwest Indiana is criticizing the state's decision to strip the board of most of its powers.

June 14, 2018

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Openly Gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg To Marry On Saturday

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will miss the Indiana Democratic Party convention this weekend, but he has a good reason.

June 14, 2018

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Voter Turnout Up In 2018 After Historically Poor Rate In Last Midterm Primary

The 20 percent turnout is roughly on par with four of the last five midterm elections. And it’s a significant improvement from the last midterm in 2014.

June 14, 2018

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Work Underway On Austin’s Baseball Field Makeover

Austin beat out three other finalists for a $50,000 grant, which will allow the field to be properly graded and sodded.

June 14, 2018

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Indianapolis Woman Struck By Train After Stepping Out Of Car

Authorities say an Indianapolis woman whose car became stuck on railroad tracks was struck and killed by a train when she stepped out of the vehicle.

June 14, 2018

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MCCSC Close To Replacing Controversial Social Studies Curriculum

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is finalizing the teaching materials that will replace controversial social studies curriculum pulled earlier this year.

June 14, 2018

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Sessions Cites Bible To Defend Separating Immigrant Families In Fort Wayne Visit

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended policies that separate undocumented children from their parents in a visit to Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon. 

June 14, 2018

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Paoli Community School Corporation Hires Consultant To Craft Budget

A new superintendent was supposed to start June 1. Because that didn't happen, a consultant will help prepare the district's budget.

June 14, 2018

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IU Health Revisiting Whether To Keep Gosport Facility Open

The healthcare provider announced last month it would close its facility in Gosport, but now says it's considering keeping the facility open.

June 14, 2018

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Monroe Co. Recycling Centers No Longer Accepting Plastic Bags

The Monroe County Solid Waste District is no longer accepting any type of plastic bags or shrink wrap. Bloomington sanitation services will still process clean plastic bags and films.

June 15, 2018

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Proposed Changes To ACA Pre-Existing Condition Coverage Meet Opposition

The U.S. Department of Justice said it will not defend parts of the Affordable Care Act, including pre-existing condition coverage. Opposition to the proposed changes is growing in Indiana.

June 15, 2018

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Columbus Aims To Improve Safety With New Railroad Video System

Traffic congestion has been a reoccurring issue as rail lines increase the number of trains moving through the community, and it can be a matter of life and death for emergency responders.

June 15, 2018

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Indiana Democrats Set To Officially Nominate Statewide Candidates

Indiana Democratic Party delegates will officially choose their candidates to run for statewide office at this weekend’s convention.

June 15, 2018

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Noblesville Teacher Who Stopped Shooting Will Return To Class In Fall

Police say the shooting could have been far worse if teacher Jason Seaman hadn't tackled the shooter.

June 15, 2018

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Nonprofit Aims High To Preserve Literal Piece Of WWII History

A non-profit flying museum is allowing Hoosiers to get an up close and personal look at a WWII Boeing B-17 this weekend.

June 15, 2018

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Bill Going Into Effect In July Opens Previously-Closed Adoption Records

The law opens adoption records the state previously sealed, but allows birth mothers to maintain some privacy.

June 15, 2018

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Outgoing Indiana Senate President Gets Major Law Firm Job

Senate President Pro Tem David Long of Fort Wayne joined Ice Miller as a partner on Friday. He is joining the firm's public affairs wing.

June 15, 2018

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Authorities Search Southern Indiana River For Missing Boy

Authorities say a 6-year-old boy is missing after being swept away in a southern Indiana river while playing on a sandbar with family members.

June 15, 2018

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Indiana Unemployment Remains Unchanged In May

Indiana’s unemployment rate held steady in May at 3.2 percent. That marks the longest stretch Indiana’s unemployment rate has gone unchanged since October of 2012.

June 15, 2018

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Brown County Health Clinic Embraces New Care Model

The goal of the Brown County Community Health and Wellness Center is to make it easier for teachers and staff to get medical care, but the clinic has become popular with members of the community as well.

June 15, 2018

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Work At Gentry Crest Still Incomplete As Financial Disputes Continue In Court

Two banks are trying to foreclose on properties in Bloomington’s Gentry Crest neighborhood, where some people put hundreds of thousands of dollars down to build their dream homes.

June 15, 2018

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Indiana To Get Institute For Recreational Vehicle Industry

Northern Indiana will get a new institute focused on developing technical skills for use in the recreational vehicle industry.

June 15, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Gentry Crest, Rural Healthcare

Some Hoosiers put down money for their dream homes only to end up with no house and now no money. The juvenile who’s accused of shooting a teacher and a student at a Noblesville school appeared in court this week. And how a rural Indiana school district is developing a new healthcare model.

June 15, 2018

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Contractor Chosen for INDOT Tolling Research

The Indiana Department of Transportation chose a contractor to conduct research and create a strategic plan for potential statewide interstate tolls.

June 15, 2018

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IU Adds Gender Expression, Genetic Info To Non-Discrimination Policy

Indiana University is adding more protections for its students, faculty, and staff in an effort to be more inclusive.

June 15, 2018

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More Indiana High School Students Are Earning College Credit

More than 60 percent of 2016 graduates received advanced placement or dual credits, according to the Indiana Commission For Higher Education. That's up from 47 percent just four years ago.

June 15, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Gentry Crest, Rural Healthcare

Some Hoosiers put down money for their dream homes only to end up with no house and now no money. The juvenile who’s accused of shooting a teacher and a student at a Noblesville school appeared in court this week. And how a rural Indiana school district is developing a new healthcare model.

June 16, 2018

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Indianapolis Extends Reuben Center Referrals To Segment Of IMPD

Officials in Indianapolis have launched a program that allows police officers to take people struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health problems and homelessness directly to a detox facility.

June 16, 2018

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Indiana Democrats Officially Nominate Statewide Ticket

The Indiana Democratic candidates for statewide office share a common theme: it’s time for an end to one-party rule in Hoosier state government.

June 17, 2018

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Body Of Missing Boy Recovered From Southern Indiana River

The boy's body was found about half a mile south of where he was swept away.

June 18, 2018

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Terre Haute Regional Airport To Build Up To 6 Hangars

The Terre Haute Regional Airport board of directors voted last week to bid a new hangar project.

June 18, 2018

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Report: Self-Diagnosis Of Mental Illness May Not Be Far Off

New research suggests a patient’s self-evaluation of mental health problems may be more accurate than previously thought.

June 18, 2018

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State Agencies, NSA Crane Advocating Alliance To Address Land Use

The alliance will consider recommendations from preserving the environment in neighboring counties to changing zoning laws to accommodate the military base and testing site.

June 18, 2018

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Who Decides How To Protect LGBTQ Student Rights?

The Indiana Youth Group says without the right support in schools, transgender kids are at higher risk for dropping out, or even suicide.

June 18, 2018

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Climate Shifts Could Hurt Indiana Corn

A new study predicts the U.S. could lose nearly half of its corn by the end of the century due to climate. Indiana is the country’s fifth largest corn-producing state. 

June 18, 2018

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Brown County To Vote On $3 Million Loan

The loan would pay for a number of projects, including building a new police radio tower and replacing seating at the county’s fairgrounds.

June 18, 2018

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Sen. Donnelly Cosponsoring ‘Keeping Families Together Act’

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he will cosponsor the Keeping Families Together Act, saying he doesn't support the policy of separating children from their families at the border.

June 18, 2018

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Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s “Ask The Mayor”

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

June 18, 2018

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IDOE Invalidates ISTEP Scores For Some Loogootee Students

The decision comes after the Indiana Department of Education spent a month investigating a potential leak of test questions.

June 18, 2018

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Orange Co. Lawsuit Over Road Construction Could Go To Trial Next Year

The lawsuit stems from what the county says are construction failures that hampered the completion of a county road to the French Lick Airport.

June 18, 2018

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Holcomb Sends $25 Million To DCS As Independent Investigator Recommends Changes

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to use $25 million from the state's budget surplus to hand out raises to state child welfare workers.

June 18, 2018

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Senator Donnelly Launches Republican Constituency Group

Support from Hoosier Republican voters helped Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in 2012 when he was first elected. Now, he hopes to again garner support from the other side with a new campaign effort.

June 18, 2018

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Derailed Train Bursts Into Flames In Southwest Indiana

A freight train derailed and several train cars caught fire in Gibson County, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and businesses.

June 18, 2018

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Police Arrest Monroe Co. Man In Horse Abuse Investigation

Police say they found two dead horses and one starving horse at the man's property in May.

June 18, 2018

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Bloomington Motorists Urged To Avoid 3rd Street Bridge This Week

Travel is restricted to one lane each direction as road crews work on multi-use paths, curbs, lighting and ramps.

June 19, 2018

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Brown County Council Opts For $2 Million Bond

The council says a bond offers more flexibility than a traditional loan because it can pay for road projects.

June 19, 2018

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City-County Council Approves Syringe Exchange For Marion County

The decision to start a syringe exchange comes amid a rise in cases of hepatitis C.

June 19, 2018

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Sierra Club: Indiana 3rd In The Nation For Coal Retirements

According to data compiled by the Sierra Club, the state will retire more than 2,400 megawatts of coal by 2030

June 19, 2018

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Indiana Trooper Wins Praise For Stopping Too Slow Driver

Sgt. Stephen stopped the driver Saturday on Interstate 65 about 35 miles south of Indianapolis after about 20 vehicles had slowed behind her.

June 19, 2018

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Senate Candidates Split On Blame For Family Separation Policy

Both candidates in Indiana’s Senate race say the U.S. should not separate parents from their children at the border. But they don’t agree on who’s to blame for that policy.

June 19, 2018

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UDWI Electric Co-Op Reduces Customers’ Rates 4 Percent

For the first time in more than 25 years, the rural electric co-op board voted Monday night to reduce rates.

June 19, 2018

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How Does Indiana’s ‘Fast Lane’ Law Work?

An Indiana State Police trooper went viral last weekend for enforcing Indiana's "left lane" law.

June 19, 2018

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Safety, Supportive Services Focus Of Annual School Health Conference

Topics at the annual Indiana School Health Conference this week touch on numerous supportive health services, and the issue of school safety was front and center. 

June 19, 2018

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New Initiative Offers Apprentices A Paycheck, College Credit

State officials Tuesday touted the first business to use a new kind of apprenticeship, which offers both pay and college credit.

June 20, 2018

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Indiana Student Gets New Trial After Claiming Jury Selection Bias

A black Indiana man who sued four Louisiana state troopers after being handcuffed and detained during a trip to New Orleans is having his case tried again because of racial discrimination in jury selection.

June 20, 2018

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Regional Sewer District One Step Closer To Offering Service

Some residents are unhappy because board members said they had made a decision to spend $270,000 on an environmental study before hearing public comment.

June 20, 2018

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Study: Veterans With PTSD May Benefit From The Use Of Service Dogs

Service dogs are a popular way to treat anxiety despite a lack of extensive research. A new study from Purdue University shows veterans with PTSD may benefit from the use of service dogs.

June 20, 2018

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Senators Praise Return Of Soldiers’ Remains From Korea

More than 170 soldiers from Indiana never returned from the war.

June 20, 2018

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Monroe Co. Adds New Volunteer Position To Support Kids In Court System

Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a voice for children as they go through the court system, but more than a hundred kids are waiting for an advocate.

June 20, 2018

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Holcomb In Washington D.C. For Economic Summit

Holcomb will give a talk focused on the state's efforts to boost worker training and lure international investment.

June 20, 2018

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Proposed I-69 Bridge Over Ohio River Tweaked After Public Input

The two “west alternatives” have been adjusted to reduce impacts to homes, businesses, and a cemetery. A change to the central alternative is designed to improve access to businesses.

June 20, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Traffic, Development

Country Club Road bridge is open, I-69 is on schedule to be complete end of August, a new bike share program, the next step for regulating substance use centers, and more.

June 20, 2018

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Bishop Rhoades Condemns Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese says the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border is "very disturbing."

June 20, 2018

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White Nationalist Leader From Paoli Released From Kentucky Jail

Leading white nationalist Matthew Heimbach of Paoli has been released from jail after violating his probation for harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally.

June 20, 2018

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Workers Sue After Camera Found In Fishers Goodwill Bathroom

A lawsuit by five employees of Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana says the organization failed to protect them from a man accused of recording bathroom videos at a Fishers store.

June 20, 2018

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Children’s Commission Discusses DCS Report, Emphasizes Prevention

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says a recent independent report on the Department of Child Services underscores the need for a wholesale approach to improving child welfare.

June 20, 2018

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Group Calls For Investigation Into Reporting Of Abortions For Young Girls

Indiana Right to Life leaders are calling for an investigation into Hoosier physicians who they claim are failing to report abortions performed on girls under the age of 16.

June 20, 2018

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Young Joins Family Separation Bill As Trump Signs Order Ending Policy

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced he will co-sponsor a GOP family separation bill. And President Trump signed an executive order to keep families detained at the border together.

June 20, 2018

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Holcomb: No Indiana National Guard Troops Sent To Mexican Border

That word comes as some governors announced they will recall deployed troops and refuse to send any because of the Trump administration’s family separation policy.

June 20, 2018

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New Study Says Learning Styles Don’t Harm Or Help Students

An increasing body of research on learning style categories suggests they may not have as big of an impact on student outcomes as previously thought.

June 21, 2018

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Protesters Gather In Columbus To Oppose Zero Tolerance Immigration Policies

Activists in Columbus marched around the courthouse and gathered in front of city hall Wednesday night, holding signs and wearing foil blankets to imitate the space blankets handed out to some children in ICE detention facilities.

June 21, 2018

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Vigo Co. Officials Meet To Discuss Convention Center Proposal

Vigo County officials met Wednesday to see potential renderings of the project from an Indianapolis architecture firm.

June 21, 2018

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Activists Express Outrage Over Immigrant Separation Despite Executive Order

"Enough!" anti child separation rally comes shortly after President Trump’s executive order to stop separating children from families after they are detained.

June 21, 2018

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Agricultural Transportation Bills Garnering Bipartisan Support

An organization representing Indiana’s beef farmers says it’s in favor of a pair of US Senate bills that would roll back regulations for truck drivers hauling livestock.

June 21, 2018

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Indiana Court: Miranda Rights Apply In Some School Interviews

The State Supreme Court says students must be told about their right to remain silent when questioned by police in a custody-type setting at school.

June 21, 2018

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Holcomb Voices Concern To Pence Over Trump Tariffs

Holcomb discussed trade and immigration with Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday during a trip to Washington.

June 21, 2018

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Indiana Attorney General Warns Against Syringe Exchange

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says needle exchanges need more restrictions.

June 21, 2018

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Vigo Co. Bike Park Working On More Accessible Trail For Veterans With Disabilities

A Vigo County bike park that honors members of the military is adding a trail for veterans with disabilities.

June 21, 2018

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Purdue To Teach Beer Brewing With New ‘Fermentation’ Minor

Students will learn about hops, malts and other fermentation topics.

June 21, 2018

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Electric Scooters Still Available After Indy Asks Company To Suspend Service

Four days after the launch of an electric scooter share program, Indianapolis officials sent a letter asking the California-based company to suspend its service.

June 21, 2018

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Indiana Summer Bucket List (But Everything Has Air Conditioning)

How can Hoosiers enjoy summer when stepping outside makes us want to cry? Check out our list of all the exciting (and air conditioned) activities you can't miss. 

June 21, 2018

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Central Indiana’s First Baby Box To Open In Decatur Township

Indiana lawmakers approved legislation this year to expand the state’s Safe Haven law to allow 24-hour fire stations to install baby boxes. 

June 21, 2018

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How Cummins Is Grappling With The Potential Impact Of A Trade War

NPR speaks with the vice president of Cummins, the world's largest independent producer of engines and generators, about the Trump administration's proposals on tariffs and trade.

June 21, 2018

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Five Things You Need To Know About Bloomington’s New Bike Share

Bloomington launched a new bike share program this week in collaboration with Indiana University. Here's what you need to know about how to use it.

June 21, 2018

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Trump Repeals, Replaces Obama Order On Great Lakes, Ocean Protections

The new order references the importance of oil drilling as well as commercial fishing, shipping, and other industries.

June 21, 2018

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New Gas Tax Increase Takes Effect Next Month

Indiana’s gas tax is set to increase again this year, by one cent. Hoosiers will pay more than 60 cents in state and federal taxes per gallon of gas they buy beginning in July.

June 21, 2018

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Bloomington’s Trades District Working On Partnership With Columbus

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton says Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop is interested in combining capital efforts to support small business while getting both city cultures to interact.

June 21, 2018

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ACA Rates Up For Hoosiers On The Marketplace

Hoosiers who buy insurance on the insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act can expect higher premiums next year. 

June 21, 2018

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New Lawsuit Seeks To Strike Down Nearly All Indiana Abortion-Specific Regulations

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday seeks to strike down almost all of Indiana’s abortion-specific regulations.

June 21, 2018

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Supreme Court Ruling Pushes Online Sales Tax Forward In Indiana

Hoosiers can now plan to start paying sales tax for almost everything they buy online after the U.S.  Supreme Court ruled such taxation legal.

June 22, 2018

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More Emergency Responders In Indiana Relying On Drones

The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College estimates more than 30 police, fire and city departments in Indiana have drones.

June 22, 2018

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Columbus To Dedicate ‘Green Space’ This Weekend To Fallen Soldier

Columbus city leaders are dedicating new “green space” to Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, who was killed last year in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan.

June 22, 2018

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Howard County Council Recount Ends In A Tie

The council race between incumbent Les Ellison and challenger Leslie Fatum ended in a 578-578 tie after the recount was finished Tuesday.

June 22, 2018

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City Of Kokomo And Firefighters Reach Contract Deal

The City of Kokomo and the firefighters union have been at odds for about a year and have been operating without a contract.

June 22, 2018

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St. Vincent Health Cuts 85 Workers In Latest Layoffs

The health system has about 16,000 employees in the state.

June 22, 2018

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New Law Requires Builders To Report Quicker Burning Materials

Home builders would have to report the use of engineered wood, which is lightweight and cheap and burns faster.

June 22, 2018

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Noon Edition: The Future of the Indiana Democratic Party

This week on Noon Edition, Democratic leaders weigh in on the state of their party and the results of the state's primary elections held last month.

June 22, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Family Separations, Drone Use

Rallies across Indiana are calling for broader change over the policy of family separations. An independent evaluation finds wide-ranging problems at the Department of Child Protective Services. And the expanding use of drones.

June 22, 2018

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Court Date For Accused Noblesville School Shooter Postponed

A Monday court hearing for the 13-year old charged in the Noblesville school shooting of his teacher and a student is postponed, according to the Hamilton County Court.

June 22, 2018

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How An Online Sales Tax Ruling Could Hurt Smaller Businesses In Indiana

The ruling means states can require businesses that sell goods online to collect a sales tax for each purchase, but tax requirements differ from state to state. 

June 22, 2018

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Indiana Redistricting Reform Advocates Disappointed By Rulings

Indiana redistricting reform advocates say they’re disappointed and a bit deflated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions in two major cases on partisan gerrymandering.

June 22, 2018

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Problems On Pasture: Dairy Farmers React To Declining Consumption

“I’m not Walmart,” Jon Claycamp a dairy farmer for 30 years says.  “I don’t need to make millions of dollars per year, I just want to make the farm payment.”

June 22, 2018

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Orange County Considering Referendum To Fund New Jail

Building a new Orange County jail could cost as much as $25 million.

June 22, 2018

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Proposal To Merge Federal Agencies Marks Larger Shift In Education’s Role

President Donald Trump is proposing a plan to merge the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor – it’s another indicator of a shift in views around education.

June 22, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Family Separations, Drone Use

Rallies across Indiana are calling for broader change over the policy of family separations. An independent evaluation finds wide-ranging problems at the Department of Child Protective Services. And the expanding use of drones.

June 25, 2018

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MCCSC Among Schools To Receive Grant For Youth Reading Program

The Duke Energy Foundation is distributing about $400,000 in grants to 18 Indiana districts to pay for summer youth reading programs.

June 25, 2018

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More Than 100 Staff Leave EPA Region 5 After Trump’s Election

A union that represents EPA Region 5 says there are fewer watchdogs in the Midwest.

June 25, 2018

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Report: Parent Drug Use Factor In Many Child Welfare Cases

A review of Indiana’s Department of Child Services shows the surge of child neglect and abuse cases can largely be attributed to parents or caregivers who abuses drugs.

June 25, 2018

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Disputed Bloomington Opioid Addiction Treatment Clinic Opens

The Limestone Health clinic opened last week and started providing medical assessments and methadone for patients addicted to heroin and other opioid-based drugs.

June 25, 2018

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CEO Who Defrauded Health Care Groups Could Face 12 Years In Prison

The former CEO of a network of senior living facilities could face up to 12 years in prison for a $20 million kickback scheme.

June 25, 2018

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IU Health Set To Open New $9M Robotic Supply Warehouse

The Plainfield warehouse is managed by a system of robots, tote bins, electronic controls and software.

June 25, 2018

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Judges Seek Input On Indiana Child Support Guidelines

The guidelines are used to make decisions about child support in dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, paternity cases and all other actions for child support

June 25, 2018

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Monroe Co. Health Dept. Encouraging Residents To Get Hepatitis A Vaccine

The Indiana State Department of Health says nearly 150 cases of Hepatitis A in the state have been linked to a larger outbreak in Kentucky. The state usually sees an average of 20 cases a year.

June 25, 2018

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Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks For Free

A round-up of free fireworks displays across the state for Fourth of July 2018.

June 25, 2018

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Delaware Co. Approves Plan To Convert School Into Jail Despite Opposition

Delaware County Commissioners heard overwhelming objection to a proposal to turn a former Muncie middle school into a new jail, but they still approved the $45 million bid.

June 25, 2018

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Ball State Appoints New Muncie Schools Board

Muncie Community Schools will soon be run by seven new school board members appointed by Ball State University Monday. 

June 25, 2018

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New Seymour Business Creates Realistic Active Shooter Simulations As Training Tool

The active shooter training can involve fake guns and knives that simulate the feel of real weapons, and participants wear vests that allow them to feel a "pain penalty" if they're shot.

June 25, 2018

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Vectren Wants A Natural Gas Plant, Utility Watchdog Says It Doesn’t Need It

The natural gas plant would replace Vectren’s three coal units that will retire in 2023. But the Citizens Action Coalition says Vectren could satisfy its needs while it investing in renewable sources.

June 25, 2018

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Southern Brown Fire Dept. Takes Over Van Buren Station

Van Buren Township trustees ended a contract with the Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department in 2015, but the department still maintained control of the fire station until last month.

June 25, 2018

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Former VCSC Official Wants To Keep Police Pension After Kickback Scheme

A former Vigo County School Corporation employee wants to be able to keep his police pension instead of using it to pay the more than $80,000 he owes the district.

June 26, 2018

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Plaque Returning To Final Elvis Concert Site In Indianapolis

Tuesday marks the 41st anniversary of the 1977 concert that happened seven weeks before Presley's death.

June 26, 2018

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Child Finds Gun, Fires Shot Inside Fishers Ikea Store

Fishers police say no one was injured from the gunshot about 2 p.m. Monday at the furniture store

June 26, 2018

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Increasing Employee Salaries Top Priority As DCS Makes Sweeping Changes

DCS Director Terry Stigdon says increasing employee salaries is a top priority.

June 26, 2018

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Paoli Schools Interim Superintendent Receives Pay Hike

Paoli Interim Superintendent Gerald Jackson will keep his salary despite having to work fewer days each week.

June 26, 2018

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The Future Of The State Republican & Democratic Parties

As the midterm elections start heating up this year, we sat down with leaders of the Indiana Republican Party and Indiana Democratic Party to talk about the future of the parties.

June 26, 2018

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Aaron Bailey’s Family To Receive $650,000 In Settlement

A civil court case against the city of Indianapolis by the family of an unarmed black man shot to death during a traffic stop has been settled.

June 26, 2018

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Farm Bureau: Summer Cookout In Indiana Costs Slightly Less Than Other States

An annual survey from the Indiana Farm Bureau shows a summer cookout in Indiana will cost about $5 per person, slightly less than the national average.

June 26, 2018

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Indiana Newspapers In Limbo After Media Merger

A merger between two media giants will leave the fate of around a dozen Indiana newspapers in limbo.

June 26, 2018

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Nursing Home Moratorium Challenge

A 2015 state law largely barred construction of new nursing homes. The Indiana Supreme Court will not consider a challenge to that law.

June 26, 2018

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FDA Approves Highly-Concentrated Form Of CBD For Epilepsy Treatment

A cannabis-based drug called Epidiolex could be on the market as soon as this fall. This is the first time the FDA has approved a drug derived from the cannabis plant.

June 26, 2018

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Notre Dame Sued Over Birth Control Coverage

A group of students and staff is suing because the University of Notre Dame will stop offering co-pay free birth control starting July 1.

June 26, 2018

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State Launches Redesigned Transparency Portal

The state launched a redesigned online transparency portal Tuesday. It houses information on the state’s finances, including expenditures, assets, and contracts. 

June 26, 2018

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Many Monroe Co. Businesses Not Yet Collecting Food & Beverage Tax

Monroe County has collected about $600,000 from a new food and beverage tax, but officials estimate at least half of the businesses that should be charging the tax aren’t on board yet.

June 27, 2018

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Broadband, Workforce Modernization Among Farm Bureau Focus Areas

The Indiana Farm Bureau says the state has momentum for increasing broadband access, but needs to take concrete steps forward.

June 27, 2018

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‘Bait’ Near Dams Could Be Asian Carp

A law, which took effect on Jan. 1, made it illegal to collect minnows 500 yards downstream of a dam.

June 27, 2018

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Hendricks Hospital, Anthem Can’t Reach Deal

Anthem is not covering services at the facility it considers to be a so-called microhospital.

June 27, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On Homeless Housing And Veteran Clinic

Kokomo's downtown assisted living facility opens, problems at the veteran affairs clinic, not everyone is on board with a homeless housing proposal and national accolades of the city's economy.

June 27, 2018

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Local Groups Urge Hope After Supreme Court OKs Trump’s Travel Ban

Indiana Muslim and refugee organization leaders say they’re disappointed the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim nations.

June 27, 2018

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Indiana Teacher Unions Won’t Feel Direct Impact Of Recent SCOTUS Decision

Indiana union leaders say a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court decision won’t have a direct impact on the state, but could change the way they receive support from national affiliates.

June 27, 2018

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Inmate Sues Over Conditions At Overcrowded Delaware County Jail

An inmate at the Delaware County Jail is suing over conditions at the overcrowded lockup, alleging that they violate his constitutional rights.

June 27, 2018

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September Court Date Set For Teen Accused In Noblesville School Shooting

A court hearing for the 13-year old charged in the Noblesville school shooting of his teacher and a student is rescheduled for this fall.

June 27, 2018

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Bloomington Chamber Of Commerce Announces New President

Erin Predmore has accepted an offer to serve as President and CEO. She will replace Interim President Anne Bono.

June 27, 2018

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Donnelly, Young React To Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement Announcement

Sen. Donnelly says he plans to use the same criteria to vote on a replacement for Anthony Kennedy that he did when he voted for conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch last year.

June 27, 2018

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In 2018 Kids Count, Indiana Ranks In The Middle

Hoosier children continue to rank in the middle of the pack when it comes to overall wellbeing. The state ranked 28th this year, the same as last year.

June 27, 2018

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Report: High Demand Sparks Largest Surge In Home Prices In Nearly 3 Decades

Median prices for existing houses across the state increased 5.7 percent in 2017, according to a report from the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business.

June 27, 2018

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Austin Celebrates Baseball Field Makeover With Ribbon Cutting

The small Indiana city known for an HIV outbreak hopes a newly renovated baseball field could help rewrite its reputation.

June 28, 2018

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Recovery Center Open House Spreads Word Of New Services

Bloomington Indiana’s new Center for Recovery hosted an open house Wednesday night.

June 28, 2018

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Indiana’s Bicentennial Plaza Fountain Broken After 1 Year

Officials estimate that repairing the $1.1 million fountain will cost $92,000.

June 28, 2018

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Indiana AG Applauds Dismissal Of Suit Against Oil, Gas Companies

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill applauded the court’s decision to scrap the case. He says California should not be allowed to decide what happens in Indiana.

June 28, 2018

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Family Of Kokomo Couple Settle For $13M In Seattle Wrongful Death Suit

The Schultes had just moved to Seattle from Kokomo, Indiana, to be closer to their children and grandchildren when a drunken driver hit and killed them.

June 28, 2018

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Gary Mayor Seeks $75K In Donations To Combat Crime

Karen Freeman-Wilson hopes the donations will help as the city faces a $17 million budget deficit.

June 28, 2018

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Farm Bill Goes To Senate; Donnelly Touts Efforts To Help Hoosier Farmers

The annual Farm Bill – now on the U.S. Senate floor – adds additional funding to help farmers in response to the Trump administration's international trade wars.

June 28, 2018

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Judge Halts Indiana’s Latest Anti-Abortion Law

A federal judge says Indiana’s new abortion complication reporting law is likely too vague to enforce.

June 28, 2018

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Fed. Judge In Indiana On Trump’s List Of Potential Supreme Court Justices

Former Notre Dame Professor Amy Coney Barrett is on President Donald Trump’s list of potential replacements for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

June 28, 2018

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Counties Grapple With Addressing, Preventing Hepatitis A

The Indiana State Department of Health's ongoing investigation into a Hepatitis A outbreak is sparking a lot of questions for Hoosiers.

June 28, 2018

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Delaware County Residents Appeal CAFO Permit, Hearing Tonight

Some Delaware County residents are trying to stop a factory farm with more than 10,000 hogs from opening in their community. They’re appealing the county’s decision to approve the permit.

June 28, 2018

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City Council Finalizes Armored Vehicle Restrictions In Effort To Restore Trust

Bloomington’s city council gave final approval to an ordinance Wednesday night that limits the use of a new armored vehicle.

June 28, 2018

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Supreme Court Weighs Whether Daily Fantasy Can Use Players’ Likenesses

Federal courts directed the Indiana Supreme Court to give guidance on whether or not daily fantasy sports companies can use athletes’ names and likenesses.

June 29, 2018

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Columbus Considering Proposal To Renovate Riverfront

The City of Columbus is considering renovating a section of its riverfront to make it safer for residents. The plan would make some parts of the river calmer.

June 29, 2018

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Martinsville Leaders Seeking Public Input On Design Elements For I-69 Section 6

INDOT officials say adding the extra aesthetic elements is worth the effort and what they say will be a small cost.

June 29, 2018

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Proposed Homeless Family Facility Moves Forward Despite Public Opposition

Kokomo city leaders are taking the next step to help develop a housing facility for homeless families, despite opposition from nearby residents.

June 29, 2018

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Tanoos To Serve Final Day As Vigo Co. Schools Superintendent

Superintendent Danny Tanoos announced his retirement in February of this year. His last day in the position is June 30.

June 29, 2018

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Heat Advisory In Effect Until Saturday Night As Index Could Reach 110 Degrees

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting temperatures will reach 95 degrees with heat index values as high as 110 degrees.

June 29, 2018

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Donnelly Meets With Trump About Supreme Court Vacancy

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) backed Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 29, 2018

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Indiana Man Charged After Child Fires Gun Inside Ikea Store

Sixty-two-year-old Francis T. Wright of Camby was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.

June 29, 2018

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New Lilly Research Labs Focus On Drug Innovation

New Indianapolis research laboratories are focused on the innovation of drugs. About 200 scientists at Eli Lilly will work with small molecules and synthetic peptides.

June 29, 2018

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Officials Urge Use Of Zipper Merge, Drivers Remain Wary

While some drivers are skeptical about the merging technique’s effectiveness, there’s evidence it increases safety. Take our survey and tell us what you think.

June 29, 2018

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Wet Wipes Cause Sewer Backups In Indiana, Nationally

Bathroom wet wipes are clogging sewers in the state and sending taxpayer money down the drain. As more cities face this issue, experts argue over which products to blame.

June 29, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Hepatitis A Outbreak, Active Shooter Program

What’s behind the Hepatitis A uptick. Some cleaning wipes are marketed as flushable, but they’re clogging sewers. And a former police officer is launching a business on how to fight back in an active shooter situation.

June 29, 2018

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Volunteers Building Fish-Friendly Habitats For Lake Monroe

The group hopes to put together 200 structures made from used pallets, which will be sunk into the lake to simulate natural habitats for various kinds of fish.

June 29, 2018

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood Applaud Halt Of Abortion Reporting Law

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the ACLU of Indiana are cheering a recent decision halting a provision of a new Indiana abortion law from taking effect Sunday.

June 29, 2018

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IRS Guidance Could Help Large-Scale Solar Developers Bypass Tariffs

The Internal Revenue Service is shedding light on the timeline for solar projects, including in Indiana, to get the biggest federal tax incentives. 

June 29, 2018

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Columbus Parks and Recreation Master Plan Implemented in December

The City of Columbus’ Parks Department is implementing a new five-year master plan. The plan estimates roughly $80 million will be invested in city parks over the next 20 to 30 years.

June 29, 2018

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Monroe County Fair Opens Amid Heat Advisory

The Monroe County fair comes early this year, and organizers are making sure the animals stay cool during a heat wave.

June 29, 2018

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Indiana Immigration Attorney Explains Zero Tolerance Policies

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather this weekend to protest "zero tolerance" immigration policies. Immigration attorney Christie Popp joined us to explain the ongoing debate.

June 29, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Hepatitis A Outbreak, Active Shooter Program

What’s behind the Hepatitis A uptick. Some cleaning wipes are marketed as flushable, but they’re clogging sewers. And a former police officer is launching a business on how to fight back in an active shooter situation.

June 30, 2018

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Hundreds Gather In Bloomington To Protest Immigration Policies

Hundreds of activists gathered in at the Monroe County courthouse Saturday as part of a national movement to condemn the Trump administration's immigration policy.

June 30, 2018

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Hundreds Rally In Indianapolis Against Family Separation

The event was one of dozens across the country this weekend to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

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