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July 2, 2018

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Brown County Playhouse Asking For Financial Help

A playhouse that’s been a staple in Brown County for nearly 70 years says it needs financial help to stay open.

July 2, 2018

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Fast-Attack Sub USS Indiana To Be Commissioned This Fall

The Navy accepted delivery last week of the new USS Indiana , which is scheduled to enter service Sept. 29 at Port Canaveral, Florida.

July 2, 2018

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Bloomington Fireworks & Block Party Are Downtown This Year

The City of Bloomington will celebrate the Fourth of July downtown this year, including a fireworks show that officials say should be visible across the city.

July 2, 2018

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Eyeball Tattoos Now Illegal In Indiana

Indiana’s new statute does exempt licensed health professionals that may use a similar procedure for cornea damage, but experts say that's not a current practice.

July 2, 2018

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Coaches Another Defense Against Heat Illness For Student Athletes

A new state law means this is the last summer some athletic coaches in the state may not have training to spot heat-related illnesses.

July 2, 2018

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Laws That Go Into Effect On July 1

Lawmakers approved more than 200 bills in 2018. Many went into effect immediately, including legalized alcohol sales on Sundays. But most take effect Sunday, July 1.

July 2, 2018

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Colored Headlights Law Could Impact Aftermarket Lighting Business

A law that went into effect on July 1 stipulates Indiana drivers can only have white and amber lights on the front of their vehicles.

July 2, 2018

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Noblesville School Shooting Victims To Lead July 4th Parade

A 13-year-old boy is accused of shooting Jason Seaman and student Ella Whistler on May 25.

July 2, 2018

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Zoning Appeals Board Nixes Permit For Large Hog Farm In Delaware Co.

Critics say the farm is an industrial facility that's not permitted in a farm zone. They're concerned about odors and water pollution.

July 2, 2018

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Flu Likely Passed To Fair Visitor From Pig, Officials Say

State health officials say humans can get the flu if they're too close to an infected pig.

July 2, 2018

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Noon Edition: Preventing Foodborne Illness

This week on Noon Edition we'll talk about the prevention of foodborne illnesses and what you can do to protect yourself.

July 2, 2018

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Baby Surrendered To Indy Fire Station Following Baby Box Expansion

A Safe Haven Baby Box is under construction at the station, but has been delayed by one to two weeks due to permit restrictions.

July 2, 2018

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Adopted Hoosiers Celebrate New Open Records Law

The law went into effect July 1 and opens adoption records for those born before 1994.

July 2, 2018

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Statehouse Leaders Weigh Legislative Response To DCS Report

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says he’s “disturbed” previous administrations ignored reports on the Department of Child Services.

July 2, 2018

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Duke Energy Reduces Rates Following The 2017 GOP Tax Overhaul

Duke Energy says it will reduce the cost of power for its Indiana customers with the changes taking effect more than eight months after last year’s Republican tax bill mandated them.

July 2, 2018

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Environmentalists, Lawmakers Say No To EPA Rollback Of Clean Car Standards

A former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, two Indiana lawmakers, and environmentalists opposed the EPA’s plans to change clean car standards at a press conference Monday.

July 2, 2018

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IU Hires Bargersville Native Jeff Mercer To Lead Baseball Program

Bargersville native Jeff Mercer will take over the program after former head coach Chris Lemonis left for Mississippi State last week.

July 2, 2018

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Report: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Groped 4 Women At Bar

The four women claimed Hill touched them inappropriately at a bar earlier this year.

July 3, 2018

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Nearly 20 Charged After Brawl At Sikh Temple In Indiana

An Indiana prosecutor has charged 17 people with disorderly conduct in connection with a brawl at a Sikh temple.

July 3, 2018

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Suicide Prevention Requirements Amping Up In Schools, Statewide

New suicide prevention training requirements for teachers are part of a statewide plan to increase suicide awareness and prevention.

July 3, 2018

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Young Democrats Will Meet In Indianapolis In 2019

More than 900 people are expected to attend the meeting in mid-July 2019.

July 3, 2018

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Indianapolis Church Puts Statues Of Jesus & Family In ‘ICE Detention’

Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis has placed statues of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in a chain-link cage in a statement against the Trump administration's immigration policies. 

July 3, 2018

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75-Turbine Wind Project In Miami County Unlikely

RES, an international renewable energy company, had proposed 75 turbines in the northern part of Miami County.

July 3, 2018

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Heat Returns, Holiday Forecast Includes Scattered Storms

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting 95 degree temperatures with heat index values as high as 105 degrees.

July 3, 2018

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Lilly Endowment Awards More Than $12 Million For School Counseling

The Lilly Endowment is granting more than $12 million to Indiana schools for stronger counseling programs. Several schools say they don’t have the resources to meet the needs of students.

July 3, 2018

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AG Curtis Hill Says He Won’t Resign Despite Groping Allegations

Attorney General Curtis Hill has been accused of groping three legislative staffers and a lawmaker at a post-session party in March. Hill denies the allegations.

July 3, 2018

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Pig Dies Of Stress, Heat Exhaustion At Monroe County Fair

A pig collapsed and later died after the 4-H Swine Show on Saturday. Officials say a combination of heat and stress likely killed the pig, which belonged to a young 4-H member.

July 3, 2018

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Lawsuit: Vigo Co. Officials ‘Deliberately Indifferent’ To Jail Overcrowding

The lawsuit claims that, while county officials have known about the overcrowded and potentially unhealthy conditions for years, they have not fixed the issue.

July 3, 2018

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Wapehani Mountain Bike Park To Close As Weimer Lake Dam Is Removed

Wapehani Mountain Bike Park in Bloomington will close for much of the remainder of the year as crews work to remove the Weimer Lake Dam.

July 3, 2018

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Research Uses Tiny Molecule To Identify Neurodegeneration Biomarker

Indiana University research identified a tiny molecule that may signal the presence of some types of dementia. Researchers say this could be a first step to developing an early test for Alzheimer’s.

July 4, 2018

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Terre Haute To Consider Changes To So-Called Dance Ordinance

The original 2016 ordinance requires a permit for any public dance within the city. The revised version changes the wording to focus on “special events,” rather than dances.

July 4, 2018

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An App For Fireworks? New Technology Works To Make Celebrations Safer

The new app and remote firing device allow for pyrotechnics to be triggered at a distance.

July 4, 2018

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Rare Bee That’s New To Indiana Found In Avon

Andrena Uvulariae is a native bee that's attracted to bellwort flowers – small, yellow, and close to the ground – where this bee likes to live. 

July 4, 2018

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Homeland Security Says Thursday Is Deadline For Flood Aid

Indiana residents who suffered property damage during late-winter flooding are running out of time to seek federal disaster assistance.

July 4, 2018

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Indiana Retailers Prepared For Changes In CBD Laws

CBD has been legal in Indiana since March, but now it’s required to come with a QR code

July 4, 2018

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Farmers Opt For Alternatives To ‘Knee-High By Fourth Of July’ Saying

The old saying goes corn should be knee-high by the fourth of July.

July 4, 2018

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Indiana High Court To Hear Civil Forfeiture, Schools Case

Indiana's highest court is taking up the question of whether all civil forfeitures in the state must be paid into a fund that helps school districts pay for new school construction and other projects.

July 4, 2018

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Shooting Victims Lead Noblesville Fourth Of July Parade

Less than two months after they were wounded in the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School, student Ella Whistler and teacher Jason Seaman took center stage at the Noblesville Fourth of July parade.

July 5, 2018

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New Program Connects Mothers With Postpartum Addiction Treatment

The number of infants born dependent on opioids in 2014 in Indiana was more than 650.

July 5, 2018

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Bloomington Transportation Plan Includes Making Kirkwood More Pedestrian Friendly

The City of Bloomington's draft transportation plan includes a recommendation to turn Kirkwood Avenue into what’s called a shared street.

July 5, 2018

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Scientists Find New Species Of Spider Native To Indiana Cave

Islandiana lewisi is the first new spider in its genus to be found in over 30 years.

July 5, 2018

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IPL Predicts Petersburg Coal Plant Could Run For Longer Hours

IPL expects that its Petersburg coal plant could soon run more often. Depending on who you ask, that could be a good thing or a bad thing for IPL customers.

July 5, 2018

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Holcomb Silent On Hill Allegations As Activists Plan Weekend March

Gov. Eric Holcomb won’t say whether Attorney General Curtis Hill should resign after accusations he groped four women. Activists are planning a march this weekend to call for Hill's resignation.

July 5, 2018

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Greenwood Cancels Planned $40M Sports Complex

The project in the city just south of Indianapolis would have included two ice rinks, five basketball courts, a fitness and training facility.

July 5, 2018

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Slain Terre Haute Officer’s Family Gets Condolence Letter From President

The family of a western Indiana police officer killed in a May shootout has received a letter of condolence from President Donald Trump.

July 5, 2018

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Southern Indiana Sees More Venomous Black Widows

Recent extreme heat and frequent rains have spurred more complaints about venomous black widow spiders in southwestern Indiana.

July 5, 2018

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We’re Using Less Water, But Indiana Industries Still Need A Lot Of It

Water use across the country is at its lowest level since the 1960s. Still, in 2015, Indiana withdrew the most water for industrial uses of any state in the country.

July 5, 2018

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Indiana GOP Leaders Call On Attorney General Hill To Resign

Gov. Eric Holcomb and all four legislative leaders are now calling for Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign. Hill is accused of groping four women at an after-session party in March.

July 5, 2018

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Indiana Judge Among Three Finalists For Nomination To Supreme Court

Former Notre Dame professor Amy Coney Barrett is in the top three potential nominees for Justice Anthony Kennedy's Supreme Court seat.

July 6, 2018

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Organizers Hope Changes To Madison Regatta Will Help Tradition Survive

Organizers are hoping changes to the Madison Regatta will ensure the decades-old boat race has a future. The annual event draws thousands of people to the small city on the Ohio River’s banks.

July 6, 2018

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Terre Haute Council Adopts Changes To Dance Ordinance

The city council adopted a controversial rule in 2016 that required a permit for any public dance within Terre Haute. The ordinance will now apply to all public special events.

July 6, 2018

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Bike Trails Task Force Halfway Through 2-Year Mission

Leaders from around the state are continuing efforts to connect bike trails across Indiana. 

July 6, 2018

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IU Researchers Work On 3D-Printing Organs

An Indiana University research team hopes to use 3D printing to replicate organs.

July 6, 2018

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Inspector General Will Investigate Curtis Hill Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Indiana Inspector General Lori Torres announced Friday her office will look into groping accusations against Attorney General Curtis Hill.

July 6, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Curtis Hill Allegations, Educator’s Village

Curtis Hill allegations, why teachers aren't flocking to live in Educator's Village and why the future of the Madison Regatta is in jeopardy.

July 6, 2018

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Hard Truth Hills Distillery Welcome Center Now Open In Brown County

Following the success of Big Woods, Quaff ON! and Hard Truth Distilling, visitors will now be able to sample the trio of products just down the road from the company’s original Nashville restaurant.

July 6, 2018

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Indiana Sees Abortions Increase As Legal Battles Heat Up

As tensions over abortion access increase across Indiana and nationwide, a new report shows the number of Hoosier women who had abortions increased for the first time in five years.

July 6, 2018

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DNR Officials: State’s ATV Helmet Law Is Working

State officials say no children have died in off-road vehicle accidents since a helmet law took effect one year ago.

July 6, 2018

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Ex-Nursing Home COO Gets Nearly 5 Years For Kickback Schemes

A former top executive of a company that operates dozens of Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in kickback schemes involving $19 million.

July 6, 2018

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Unsteady Start For IPS Teachers In Educators’ Village

The Educators’ Village is marketed as affordable teacher housing, but some teacher salaries at Indianapolis Public Schools put them just outside of the income cap.

July 6, 2018

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Curtis Hill Will Not Resign, Calls For ‘Thorough Investigation’ Into Groping Allegations

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he will not resign amid allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women in March.

July 6, 2018

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Soybean Prices Dip As Trump’s Chinese Tariffs Take Effect

Hoosier soybean farmers say they’ve begun to see tangible drawbacks to President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.

July 6, 2018

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Lawmaker, Spokesperson For Senate Democrats Come Forward To Accuse AG Hill

Democratic state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon published her own account of Attorney General Curtis Hill groping her on March 15 at an Indianapolis bar.

July 6, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Curtis Hill Allegations, Educator’s Village

Curtis Hill allegations, why teachers aren't flocking to live in Educator's Village and why the future of the Madison Regatta is in jeopardy.

July 7, 2018

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Protesters Gather To Call For Attorney General Curtis Hill’s Resignation

A small group of protesters gathered at the Statehouse Saturday to support the four women accusing Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct at a party in March.

July 9, 2018

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Judge Drops First Church Of Cannabis RFRA Suit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a pot-smoking Indianapolis church that wants marijuana to be recognized as a sacrament.

July 9, 2018

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Indiana’s Clay County Home To ICE Detention Center

The agreement to house ICE detainees using open bed space generates upward of $1.3 million annually for the county's general fund.

July 9, 2018

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Purdue Develops Sensors To Monitor Health Using Contact Lenses

Purdue University is developing technology that would give soft contact lenses the ability to monitor body temperature, glucose levels and other health factors.

July 9, 2018

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Bosma Still Hesitant On Pushing Forward With Total Abortion Ban

An ultra-conservative faction of the state’s anti-abortion movement pushed for a total ban on abortion the last few legislative sessions.

July 9, 2018

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Indiana Gets $54M For Housing, Development, Aid To People

Two Indiana agencies have received more than $54 million for housing, community and economic development.

July 9, 2018

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Attorney General Curtis Hill To Address Calls For Him To Resign

The governor and GOP leaders are calling on Hill to resign amid allegations that he inappropriately touched a state lawmaker and several other women.

July 9, 2018

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Lawrence County Busing Veterans To Bloomington For Hep A Vaccine

The number of Hepatitis A cases associated with an outbreak in Indiana has surpassed 202.

July 9, 2018

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Brown Co. Breaks Ground On New Performing Arts Center Tuesday

A southern Indiana tourist mecca is moving ahead with plans for an indoor performing arts center.

July 9, 2018

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Ex-ITT Execs Agree To Settlements With SEC

The former CEO of the parent company of for-profit ITT Technical Institute has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing management of hiding the rapidly eroding financial condition of the now-defunct firm.

July 9, 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!

July 9, 2018

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Planned Parenthood Closes Fort Wayne Center, Citing Harassment

Planned Parenthood has closed its health center in Indiana's second-largest city, blaming intimidation and harassment by supporters of a local anti-abortion group.

July 9, 2018

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State Offers All Schools Handheld Metal Detectors

Indiana will offer metal detector wands at no cost to every school that requests them, as part of $35 million available for school safety.

July 9, 2018

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AG Curtis Hill Denies Allegations, Doesn’t Answer Questions

Attorney General Curtis Hill spoke to the media Monday for the first time since four women accused him of groping them at an after-session party in March.

July 9, 2018

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Indiana To Update Energy Efficiency, Safety Rules For New Homes

Indiana hasn’t updated its rules on energy efficiency and safety measures in several years. Environmentalists hope a proposed change to the building code leads to a greener Indiana.

July 9, 2018

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Indiana Insurers Impacted By Trump Administration ACA Payments Freeze

One of the companies providing ACA insurance in Indiana says a recent Trump Administration move will cost them money and create questions about whether they can continue providing coverage to Hoosiers.

July 10, 2018

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Bloomington Residents Can See New Armored Vehicle Tonight

The city says CIRT members will be at the event to explain when and under what conditions they’ll use the vehicle.

July 10, 2018

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City Website Shows Addresses Of Monroe County Overdose Deaths

Critics have voiced concern over the decision to display full street addresses, rather than a more general medium such as a heat map.

July 10, 2018

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Reward Offered After Deaths Of 2 Horses In Western Indiana

The horses might have been shot and a criminal investigation is ongoing.

July 10, 2018

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Man With Key Role In Nursing Home Kickback Scheme Gets Prison

A man who authorities say played a key role in $19 million in kickback schemes involving Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution.

July 10, 2018

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3 Indiana US Senate Candidates Agree To 2 Televised Debates

The nonpartisan Indiana Debate Commission says it's now working with incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly, Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton to finalize dates for the debates.

July 10, 2018

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Jay County Schools To Buy Guns For Some Staff Soon

The district plans to buy guns, tactical vests and gun safes that some staff members can access. The estimated cost is around $75,000.

July 10, 2018

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UDWI Says Suit Against Former CEO Moving Forward Despite Confidentiality Order

Brian Sparks filed a suit in December alleging breach of contract and unpaid wages. UDWI responded with a countersuit claiming Sparks had committed fraud.

July 10, 2018

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Kokomo Announces New Hotel, Conference Center And Museum

A Hilton Garden Inn, conference center and Auto Museum are all part of Kokomo’s latest downtown development.

July 10, 2018

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Muncie Ball Jar Factory To Close Next Summer

Ball canning jars will soon no longer be made in Muncie for the first time since the company’s first jars came off the line in 1888. 

July 10, 2018

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Senate Candidate Mike Braun Calls For Indiana AG To Resign

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun has become the latest Republican to call for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid allegations he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.

July 10, 2018

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Local Groups Say Abortion Rights May Be At Stake In Kavanaugh Nomination

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) won’t say whether he wants the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade overturned. But local abortion rights advocates say they hope Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will vote against confirmation.

July 10, 2018

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Brown County Breaks Ground On Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center

Brown County leaders broke ground Tuesday on Maple Leaf, a new 2,000-seat performing arts venue they hope will help boost local tourism.

July 10, 2018

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Bloomington Officials Meet With Concerned Leaders About Overdose Deaths Map

A map posted on a city website includes, among other things, the exact addresses where overdose deaths occurred. City officials say they're open to changing what information is listed.

July 10, 2018

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Special Prosecutor To Help In Curtis Hill Sexual Misconduct Case

A court will appoint a special prosecutor to to handle any issues related to sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill.

July 10, 2018

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Residents Get First Look At Controversial Armored Vehicle

Bloomington residents got a chance to see the police department’s controversial armored vehicle for the first time Tuesday night.

July 11, 2018

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State Wants To Grow Hardwoods Industry

Instead of shipping its lumber to other countries, state officials say Indiana could use it to make more products in-house.

July 11, 2018

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Developers To Host Public Discussions About Former Bloomington Kmart Location

After getting public feedback, developers will spend four to six weeks finalizing the details of their proposal for Bloomington’s former eastside Kmart location.

July 11, 2018

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School Financial Indicator Committee Meets This Week

Under a bill passed earlier this year, the state plans to keep closer tabs on financially struggling schools.

July 11, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett On Food And Beverage Tax

The county and city will move forward on a new downtown convention center, city leaders are crafting next year's budget and the dance permit is now called the special event permit.

July 11, 2018

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Last Man In Nursing Home Kickback Scheme Gets Probation

A fifth person who played a role in a $19 million kickback scheme involving Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to probation.

July 11, 2018

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New Tool Helps Navigate Advanced Illness Directives

Hoosiers with advanced and progressive illnesses have a new video tool to help make decisions about their treatment.

July 11, 2018

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Monroe Co. Awards Grants To Planned Parenthood, All-Options & Other Non-Profits

Planned Parenthood and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center are among the recipients of grant money this year. Although some residents protest their inclusion, officials say the funds aren't used for abortions.

July 11, 2018

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Brown Co. Schools To Hire School Resource Officer With State Grant

The school district is matching the $50,000 state grant to hire a school resource officer and pay for the extensive training required for the position.

July 11, 2018

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Board Of Education Approves Guidance For Graduation Pathways

The guidance includes information on how to complete Indiana's new diploma requirements and how to make the most of internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

July 11, 2018

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Bloomington Construction Sign Hacked To Show Messages Protesting ICE, Armored Vehicle

An electronic road construction sign was hacked this morning displaying messages in protest of the newly revealed armored vehicle.

July 11, 2018

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Health Dept. Reports First Indiana Death Associated With Hep-A Outbreak

The state says it’s confirmed the first death in Indiana associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. 

July 11, 2018

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Bloomington To Alter Overdose Deaths Map After Community Criticism

Officials will slightly modify a controversial map on a city website that shows exact addresses of overdose deaths. Critics say the changes are not enough.

July 11, 2018

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Ramp Access At 2nd Street, SR 37 Restricted Thursday Night

Drivers are encouraged to reroute using the Tapp Road or 3rd Street interchanges. 

July 12, 2018

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Proposed East Side Development Could Add Over 200 New Housing Units

The proposal asks for several variances to city code, including increasing the residential density from the 50 units allowed to 250 units.

July 12, 2018

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Need A Place To Stay Cool? Try Going Underground

Record-breaking temperatures are showing no signs of letting up, leaving Hoosiers to find different ways to stay cool. 

July 12, 2018

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Indiana Coal Miners Rally To Keep Pensions

Miner pension funds are in danger of going under.

July 12, 2018

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Singer John Mellencamp Awarded Woody Guthrie Prize

Mellencamp will be presented with the Woody Guthrie award during an Aug. 30 ceremony.

July 12, 2018

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Republican Staffer Says Indiana Attorney General Groped Her

Niki DaSilva is a legislative assistant for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus. She is the latest to publicly accuse Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of groping her at a party.

July 12, 2018

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Trump Nominates Indiana Agribusinessman For UN Ag Post

President Donald Trump has nominated northern Indiana agribusinessman Kip Tom to be the nation's next ambassador of agriculture to the United Nations.

July 12, 2018

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Health Officer Rejects Needle Exchange For Miami County

Health Officer Dr. Rafik Farag declined Tuesday to declare a public health emergency in Miami County that would lead to creating a needle exchange program

July 12, 2018

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Jeffersonville Removes Papa John’s Founder’s Name From Gym

The southern Indiana city where Papa John's founder John Schnatter began his pizza business has removed his name from a historic gym after he resigned from the company's board for using a racial slur.

July 12, 2018

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New Vigo Co. Tax ‘Seals The Deal’ On Proposed Convention Center

Vigo County leaders are hoping a new downtown destination will make up for the area’s loss of jobs.

July 12, 2018

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Public Responds To Proposed Vectren Gas Plant In Posey County

Vectren wants to build a $781 million natural gas plant in Posey County. Emotions ran high for Evansville-area customers at an Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission hearing.

July 12, 2018

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JB’s Salvage Withdraws Plans For Recycling Center After Public Opposition

JB's Salvage has cancelled its plans for a recycling center on the northeast side of Bloomington due to public opposition.

July 12, 2018

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Lehigh Hanson Inc. To Invest $600 Million In Mitchell Cement Plant

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Thursday announced plans which will increase production capacity while also significantly reducing energy usage and emissions per ton of cement produced.

July 13, 2018

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Phase One White River Vision Plan Launches

Phase one of the White River Vision plan launched this week in Indianapolis.

July 13, 2018

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Bloomington Considers Shared Streets, Converting One-Way Roads Under Transportation Plan

Bloomington's plan includes converting several one-way streets to two ways.

July 13, 2018

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I-69 Frontage Road Cuts Through Middle Of Monroe Co. Farm

A frontage road built as part of I-69 construction cuts through the middle of a Monroe County farm.

July 13, 2018

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Are Nurse Practitioners the Solution to Indiana’s Physician Shortage?

More nurse practitioners are stepping up to meet the needs of Hoosier patients as Indiana grapples with a shortage of primary care doctors.

July 13, 2018

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Banks Named Chairman Of Subcommittee On Veterans Affairs Technology Modernization

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) was named chairman of a subcommittee created to lead the update of electronic health records for veterans.

July 13, 2018

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Dicamba Complaints Are Up Despite Efforts To Stop Drift

An increase in dicamba complaints could mean efforts to stop the chemical from drifting across property lines aren’t working.

July 13, 2018

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Indiana Corporate Taxes Continue To Fall As State Closes Books

The state collected $318 million less from corporations this year than last year.

July 13, 2018

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Noon Edition: Automation & Employment In The Hoosier State

This week on Noon Edition we’ll talk about the effect of automation on employment in Indiana and beyond.

July 13, 2018

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Pence Family Gas Stations Left Costly Environmental Legacy

The state of Indiana is still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up contaminated sites in three states, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells.

July 13, 2018

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Agriculture And Technology School Moves Away From Virtual Status

Leaders at a new agriculture and technology charter school say it won’t operate as a virtual school after all.

July 13, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ I-69 Farmland, Maple Leaf Venue

Proposed changes to Bloomington’s transportation plan include redesigning Kirkwood Ave. I-69 construction is now cutting through a farm in central Indiana. Plus, folks in Brown County are hoping a performance art venue will bring new and sustained tourism.

July 13, 2018

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Judge: Fraternity Has Duty To Protect Visitors From Those Previously Accused Of Sexual Assault

A woman says she was assaulted by John Enochs at an IU fraternity house. And she says the fraternity knew that Enochs assaulted another woman a few years earlier.

July 13, 2018

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Indiana Democrats Question AG Hill’s Use Of Taxpayer Dollars

Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody questions Attorney General Curtis Hill’s use of taxpayer dollars to defend himself from sexual misconduct allegations.

July 13, 2018

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Judge Orders Marion County To Open More Early-Voting Sites

A federal judge hearing a case about alleged voter suppression has ordered county officials in central Indiana to open several locations for voters to cast early ballots for November's general election.

July 13, 2018

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Purdue Not Sure How Much It Will Cost To Fix Data Breach

Purdue University officials have admitted that thousands of prospective student Social Security numbers were shared. Now, the school is preparing to notify those affected and pay to clean up the mistake.

July 13, 2018

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West Nile Virus Detected In Monroe County Mosquitoes

The Monroe County Health Department says a mosquito pool in Monroe County tested positive for West Nile Virus.

July 13, 2018

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Terre Haute Braces For Possible Sony Plant Closure

Sony’s DADC plant—which produces CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs—is not pursuing a tax abatement for 2018.

July 13, 2018

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Officials Warn Bloomington Motorists To Avoid 2nd And 3rd Street Bridges

One lane traffic in each direction has now moved to the far outside lanes to allow crews to remove the median and construct new islands as part of the final phase of I-69 construction.

July 13, 2018

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Spencer Construction Project Creates New Road Closures For Motorists

A multi-million dollar reconstruction project of State Road 46 creates several detours and road closures for Spencer motorists.

July 13, 2018

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McCormick’s Creek State Park Closes Access To Historic Fire Tower For Restorations

A historic climbing attraction at McCormick's Creek State Park is closed for renovations.

July 13, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ I-69 Farmland, Maple Leaf Venue

Proposed changes to Bloomington’s transportation plan include redesigning Kirkwood Ave. I-69 construction is now cutting through a farm in central Indiana. Plus, folks in Brown County are hoping a performance art venue will bring new and sustained tourism.

July 13, 2018

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Why Cranking Up The AC Contributes To Global Warming

As the summer heats up, we all want to crank up our air conditioning a little more. But as Energy and Environment reporter Rebecca Thiele reports, that's actually making things worse.

July 14, 2018

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Location Information Removed From Bloomington Overdose Map

The mayor directed location information to be removed from the website as a result of community concerns.

July 14, 2018

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Indiana Attorney General Contests Special Prosecutor Role

A document filed in Marion County court challenges the authority of the state's inspector general to build a case against Hill.

July 16, 2018

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Purdue Again Lacks Dorm Space For Hundreds

Purdue has a shortage of campus housing. New residence halls are being built, but they won't be ready this fall.

July 16, 2018

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More Millennials Likely To Impact Growing Indiana Wine Industry

Indiana wineries have grown from 31 in 2001 to well over 100 now. And in 2016, wineries poured more than two million gallons of wine.

July 16, 2018

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Indiana Rep. Brooks Describes Border Visit As ‘Overwhelming’

Brooks visited immigration facilities that housed thousands of immigrant children.

July 16, 2018

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Pilot Launched To Connect Rural Areas With Telehealth

Indiana health and broadband providers will soon be able to apply for federal money to increase the use of tele-medicine.

July 16, 2018

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Indiana High Schools To Offer New Ethnic Studies Elective

The ethnic studies standards include cultural self-awareness for students, and different historical aspects of ethnic and racial groups in the country.

July 16, 2018

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New Hearing Ordered In 1995 Murder Of Bloomington Woman

Sean Patrick Goble confessed to the January 1995 slaying of Brenda Kay Hagy. He also confessed to killing two other women.

July 16, 2018

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President Trump Nominates IU Law School Grad For Federal Judge

Damon R. Leichty is based in South Bend at the Barnes & Thornburg law firm.

July 16, 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!

July 16, 2018

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Pierogi Festivals Settle Over Trademark Dispute

A northwestern Indiana city that hosts an annual festival built around a popular Polish delicacy has reached a settlement in its trademark dispute with a rival festival in Pennsylvania.

July 16, 2018

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Democratic Lawmakers Author Resolution To Investigate Impeaching Hill

Some democratic legislators want leaders to investigate whether Attorney General Curtis Hill should be impeached after four women accused him of groping them at a party in March.

July 16, 2018

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City Website Glitch Reveals Names Of Overdose Death Victims

As Bloomington officials attempted to remove location details from a map on a city website, they inadvertently published information that included the names, address and ages of drug overdose victims.

July 16, 2018

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Columbus’ Crump Theatre Could Fill Conference Center Void

A study is set to begin this week to look at whether turning the Crump Theatre in downtown Columbus into a new hotel and conference center is feasible.

July 16, 2018

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Indianapolis Will Host Final Four Games In 2026

Indianapolis will be the host city in 2026, along with 2021. Indianapolis has hosted the Final Four five times, including in 2015.

July 16, 2018

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Lake Monroe Under Advisory Due To High Levels Of Blue-Green Algae

While it’s safe to swim and boat, the state says people need to avoid direct contact with the algae, and shower after coming out of the water.

July 17, 2018

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Drug Search OK, Even If Address On Kokomo Warrant Was Wrong

A search that revealed drugs at a Howard County house has been declared legal, even if the address on the warrant was wrong.

July 17, 2018

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Brewery Pours Up ‘Small Town Hero’ IPA To Honor Teacher Jason Seaman

Seaman and student Ella Whistler suffered gunshot wounds when another student opened fire in a classroom back in May.

July 17, 2018

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Unified Development Ordinance Meeting Calls Attention To Public Land Use Concerns

Bloomington residents gathered at City Hall to weigh in on the proposed changes to the city's current Unified Development Ordinance.

July 17, 2018

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Seven Architects To Interview For Monroe Convention Center Expansion

Monroe County officials will get a better idea of what the convention center expansion project could look like this week.

July 17, 2018

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Study: Airbnb Benefits Local Economies, More So In White Neighborhoods

A recent Purdue University study suggests Airbnb guests generally spend more tourism dollars in white neighborhoods.

July 17, 2018

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IPL Looked Up The Bills Of Opponents To Latest Rate Case

A state agency says Indianapolis Power & Light looked into the bills of opponents in its latest rate case to try to discredit them.

July 17, 2018

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Indiana Legislators Tell Trump To Heed Warnings About Russia

Indiana lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say President Donald Trump needs to hold Russia accountable for alleged interference in the 2016 election.

July 17, 2018

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Muncie Schools CFO To New Board: ‘It’s A Solvent Company’

Newly nominated Muncie Community Schools board president James Williams says the new board is starting from scratch, even when it comes to their bylaws.

July 17, 2018

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100 Acres Along Lake Monroe Added To Hoosier National Forest

The property is near the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area that's operated by the U.S. Forest Service.

July 17, 2018

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Caesars Completes Acquisition Of Racetrack-Casino Facilities

Caesars Entertainment's $1.7 billion purchase of Centaur Gaming and its Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand horse racing casinos was earlier approved by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

July 17, 2018

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Fresh Thyme To Open College Mall Store Next Month

Construction crews are installing shelves and bringing dry foods into the store in preparation for its Aug. 9 opening.

July 17, 2018

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Paramedic Stole Fentanyl From Ambulances In Five Counties

Authorities say a central Indiana paramedic stole vials of the painkiller fentanyl from ambulances that were intended for patient use.

July 17, 2018

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Richland-Bean Blossom School Board Votes To Lower Tax Rates After Financial Error

The error caused residents to pay about 73 cents per $100 of assessed value in 2018. They paid about 61 cents the year before.

July 17, 2018

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Indy Council Passes Regulations For Electric Scooter Share Companies

Vehicle share companies, notably electric scooter companies Bird and Lime, will be able to do business in Indianapolis after regulations were approved by the City-County Council Monday night.

July 17, 2018

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State Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccine For Those Who Ate At Centerville Casey’s

The state says there are 220 cases of Hepatitis A associated with a multi-state outbreak.

July 17, 2018

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Report: More Indiana College Grads Finishing School On Time

On time graduation rates for Indiana’s college students have increased by 13.9 percent over the past five years.

July 17, 2018

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Challenge To Secretary Of State Lawson’s Candidacy Denied

The Indiana Election Commission denied Tuesday a challenge to Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s eligibility in the upcoming election. 

July 17, 2018

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Student Housing Top Priority For Bloomington Development Plan Officials

Members of the Common Council, Plan Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals met with representatives from Clarion Associates, the land-use consulting firm helping draft the UDO.

July 17, 2018

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Survey: Parents Fear For Child Safety In Schools

One in three parents fear for their child’s safety in school, according to a survey that a national education group conducts every year.

July 18, 2018

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Missouri Court Gives Jolt Of Life To Long Midwest Power Line

A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest would hook into an electric grid in Indiana that serves the eastern U.S.

July 18, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Overdose Map, Two-Way Streets

Hamilton admits mistakes were made regarding the drug overdose death map, Grimes Road and Walnut street construction is on schedule, Graduate Hotel construction update and we take your questions.

July 18, 2018

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Tariffs, Strong Crop Could Mean Slim Returns For Soybean Farmers

A good crop for farmers across the country could cause prices to dip even further.

July 18, 2018

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State Moves To Ban Invasive Plants Trade

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission adopted a preliminary measure on Tuesday that would make the sale, transport, introduction, or distribution of more than 40 invasive plants illegal. 

July 18, 2018

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Indianapolis Schools Again Slim Down Funding Request

Indianapolis Public Schools officials on Tuesday night proposed a $315.2 million operating referendum.

July 18, 2018

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Noblesville Will Ask Voters For $50M Tax Increase To Boost Safety

Noblesville Schools announced Tuesday it wants to expand its operating referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. It would bring in an additional $50 million over the next eight years.

July 18, 2018

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Live Discussion: Bloomington City, Community Leaders On Overdose Death Data

This week on Noon Edition we'll talk about the opioid crisis in Indiana and the City of Bloomington's decision to publish detailed overdose information on a city website.

July 18, 2018

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Curtis Hill Attorneys Threaten Defamation Suit

Lawyers for Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to discredit parts of a leaked report that contains sexual misconduct allegations against Hill.

July 18, 2018

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How Changes To Farmers Markets Could Keep Fresh Food From Low-Income Hoosiers

The company that processes some 40 percent of SNAP transactions at farmers markets across the U.S. will shut down at the end of the month. This puts 24 of Indiana's 74 SNAP-accepting markets at risk of losing that service.

July 18, 2018

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Fayette County Approves Pact For Hospital To Run Needle Exchange

The Fayette County Commissioners approved a contract with Fayette Regional Health System allowing it to take over the program. Fayette County will not pay the hospital to run the program.

July 18, 2018

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Contractor Cited For Violations Related To IU Bloomington Death

A contract company has been cited for workplace safety violations related to the death of a construction worker on the Indiana University Bloomington campus in April. 

July 18, 2018

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Board Of Zoning Appeals Postpones Hearing For Bloomington Opioid Treatment Center

The appeals hearing for the West First Street addiction treatment center is now postponed until August 23rd.

July 18, 2018

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Spencer To Consider Giving Boston Scientific A Tax Abatement

The Spencer Town Council is considering giving medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific a 20-year tax abatement to expand its existing facility.

July 19, 2018

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Upland Brewing Company Announces Plans For New Indianapolis Location

Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company is building a new brewery and restaurant in Indianapolis.

July 19, 2018

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Alcoa, Boonville Dispute Could Conclude In Conference

Attorneys from Alcoa, an international aluminum producer, and the small southwestern Indiana town of Boonville plan to meet Thursday in an attempt to agree on a resolution over Liberty Mine operations.

July 19, 2018

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Ind. Fire Departments Struggling To Find, Retain Volunteers

Rural Indiana fire departments are struggling to meet the demand of their communities. The Paoli Town Council is proposing incentives, like a tax break, to bring in new recruits.

July 19, 2018

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IU Study: New Flame Retardants Just As Bad For Bald Eagles As Old Ones

New research shows that flame retardants designed to break down faster might be just as bad for wildlife.

July 19, 2018

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US Eases Obama-Era Coal Ash Pollution Rules For Utilities

The EPA on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants. Indiana has more coal ash ponds than any other state. 

July 19, 2018

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Bloomington Boutique Opens In New South Side Location

Cactus Flower moved into a newly constructed building at the corner of Hillside Drive and S. Henderson Street.

July 19, 2018

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Sen. Young Advocates For Evidence-Based Policy Making

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says he pushes his Congressional colleagues to use evidence-based decisions when it comes to policy making.

July 19, 2018

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Indianapolis Utility Reaches Agreement On Rate Changes

Indianapolis Power & Light announced Thursday it reached a compromise with a number of organizations representing customer interests, cutting IPL's rate hike proposal in half.

July 19, 2018

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Carrier Plant Rehires 120+ Former Workers For Unknown Time

The Carrier factory in Indianapolis, where about 630 workers were laid off after their jobs were outsourced to Mexico, is bringing more than 120 of those workers back to the plant.

July 19, 2018

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Prosecutor Says Hill’s Effort To Block Sexual Misconduct Investigation Is ‘Wrong’

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says Attorney General Curtis Hill was “plainly wrong” when he asked a court to block an investigation by the Inspector General and halt the appointment of a special prosecutor.

July 19, 2018

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Holcomb Says No Choice But To Call For Hill’s Resignation

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he had no choice but to call for Attorney General Curtis Hill’s resignation, because Holcomb says he believes the four women who’ve accused Hill of groping them at a party in March.

July 19, 2018

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Five Design Firms Set The Stage For Exhibit Columbus Theme

The firms were named the winners of Exhibit Columbus’ J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, which officials say is the “centerpiece” for the event.

July 20, 2018

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Indiana University’s Mathers Museum Shows Bloomington’s Past

Indiana University’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures’ most recent exhibit gives visitors a unique way to interact with Bloomington’s history. The “Memories Shared” exhibit allows visitors to write their memories over old, laminated images of Bloomington.

July 20, 2018

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Orange Co. Joins Class-Action Suit To Recover Underpay For Federal Lands

Orange County is joining a class-action lawsuit against the federal government seeking to recover its property tax losses from a federal program.

July 20, 2018

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National Report Shows Indiana Income Inequality Rising

The national nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute ranks Indiana 39th among states for income inequality.

July 20, 2018

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Family Farm’s Sunflower Maze Attracts Thousands Of Visitors

The peak blooming period for sunflowers only lasts a few days, so they have five sunflower fields planted at different times.

July 20, 2018

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Hundreds Of Teachers Gather In Bloomington For Computer Science Training

Hundreds of teachers from across the country are stepping into the role of student this week as they learn skills like how to program robots.

July 20, 2018

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Purdue Prof, Wife, Indicted On Federal Fraud Charge

A federal grand jury has indicted a Purdue University professor and his wife on fraud charges alleging they used federal grants to enrich themselves.

July 20, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Bloomington Revealed, Plastic Straws

How Bloomington is responding after efforts to call attention to the local drug problem went wrong, the plastic straw movement and the newest property of the Hoosier National Forest.

July 20, 2018

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Indiana Unemployment Rate Rises For First Time In Nearly A Year

Indiana’s unemployment rate ticked up last month for the first time in nearly a year.

July 20, 2018

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Overdose Map Controversy Raises Questions About Transparency

Bloomington’s mayor regularly says his administration is built on transparency, but some residents say a number of recent controversies show that’s not really the case.

July 20, 2018

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AP News Guide: It Is Hard To Remove Indiana Attorney General

Attorney General Curtis Hill remains defiant despite growing pressure for him to resign amid groping allegations. There are several — albeit rarely used — ways the Legislature could oust Hill from office.

July 20, 2018

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WEATHER UPDATES: Tornado Watch Issued Until 9 P.M.

Primary threats include: a few tornadoes likely, widespread large hail to 2.5 inches in diameter and widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph.

July 20, 2018

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Experts: The Growing Anti Plastic Straw Movement Is About More Than Straws

A growing number of Indiana businesses are backing efforts to reduce single-use plastic straws. But advocates are hopeful it will lead to an overall reduction in all plastics.

July 20, 2018

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Addiction Treatment Center Approved To Open On West Side This Fall

Groups Recover Together is one of several addiction treatment centers opening in Bloomington this year.

July 20, 2018

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Indiana Education Funding Not Back To Pre-Recession Levels

A recent report from a national teachers union points to a number of states failing to reach pre-recession spending levels for public education, including Indiana.

July 20, 2018

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Bikers Flood Lawrence County For ABATE Boogie

The event draws motorcyclists from all over the country for a weekend of camping, live music, and several contests.

July 20, 2018

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Office Of Indiana AG Hosts Prescription Drug Drop-Off In Vigo County

Representatives from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General collected prescription drugs from Terre Haute residents Friday.

July 20, 2018

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State Road 37 Traffic Crossover To Be Removed Saturday

Construction crews are planning to remove the traffic crossover at Bryant Creek, directing northbound traffic to the newly paved northbound lanes that will be part of I-69.

July 20, 2018

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EPA Completes Plan For Cleanup At DuPont Site In East Chicago

The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plans to clean up contamination at the site of the old DuPont chemical plant in East Chicago. It’s adjacent to infamous U.S.S. Lead Superfund site.

July 20, 2018

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Guatemalan Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Colts Player

A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

July 20, 2018

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Johnson County Closes Drop-Off Recycling, Other Districts Could Be Next

At the end of this month, the Johnson County Recycling District will close all of its drop-off spots for the time being as a result of China’s ban on certain recyclables. 

July 20, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Bloomington Revealed, Plastic Straws

How Bloomington is responding after efforts to call attention to the local drug problem went wrong, the plastic straw movement and the newest property of the Hoosier National Forest.

July 23, 2018

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Ongoing Audit Delays Loans For Cash-Strapped Muncie Schools

An ongoing audit of Muncie Community Schools has delayed a $12 million state loan the financially struggling central Indiana school district needs to continue its recovery.

July 23, 2018

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Purdue Study Uses Mineralogy To Determine Previous Climate On Mars

Researchers at Purdue University are analyzing rocks and minerals to determine what Mars’ climate was like in the past. And they say the planet could have had areas capable of supporting life.

July 23, 2018

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University Of Southern Indiana Expands Primary Care Nursing With $2M Grant

The University of Southern Indiana is partnering with rural hospitals in its region to train student nurses in primary care roles.

July 23, 2018

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New IUPUI Program Analyzes Home Dust For Toxins

A new program that includes Indiana researchers will analyze dust in homes to search for toxins.

July 23, 2018

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Federal Dept. Of Education Cautions Schools About Student Data

Indiana’s new graduation pathways will include college entrance exams as one gatekeeper to graduation for some students, but the U.S. Department of Education says that means schools must take extra care to follow student data privacy laws.

July 23, 2018

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Judge Voids Boonville’s Local Coal Mining Ban

A special judge in part voided the city's coal mining ban within three miles of its city limits. But he upheld Boonville's ban on blasting within 1,000 feet of city infrastructure, and its regulation of mine water discharges.

July 23, 2018

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Wildlife Officials: Don’t Dump Goldfish In Natural Waterways

State wildlife officials are warning people not to dump unwanted goldfish into lakes, ponds or streams.

July 23, 2018

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads To Additional Indiana Counties

The number of Indiana cases associated with a larger outbreak is nearing 300.

July 23, 2018

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Indiana State Police To Step Up ‘Move Over’ Law Patrols

Under Indiana law, drivers should change lanes to steer clear of emergency or work vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

July 23, 2018

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Razing Of East Chicago Housing Complex Nearly Complete

Contractors are nearly finished leveling the West Calumet housing complex two years after about 1,000 residents were told to leave because of lead and arsenic contamination.

July 23, 2018

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Bloomington’s Armored Vehicle Deployed For First Time

Police say the Critical Incident Response Team primarily used the vehicle to protect a negotiator.

July 23, 2018

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Supreme Court Nominee Could Be Game Changer For Hoosiers’ Health Care, IU Law Prof. Says

An Indiana University law professor says President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

July 23, 2018

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Legal Defense Fund Launched To Support Curtis Hill

A nonprofit legal fund, Fairness for Curtis Hill, announced its launch Monday to help defend Attorney General Curtis Hill against sexual misconduct allegations.

July 23, 2018

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Monroe Co. Convention Center Architect List To Be Narrowed Down

Chair John Whikehart says they hope to invite the finalists back in early August for another meeting before making a recommendation to the county commissioners.

July 23, 2018

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Bloomington Residents Rally For Healthcare Reform, Addiction Treatment Resources

Leaders from the Hoosier Action Group organized the rally to call attention to the need for more affordable and accessible health coverage, including addiction treatment resources.

July 23, 2018

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38 Percent Of Indiana Public Schools Not Testing For Lead

The federal government doesn’t require schools to test for lead and neither do most states — including Indiana.

July 23, 2018

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Metal Detectors Headed To Most Indiana Public School Systems

School systems requested the handheld metal detectors after Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the program earlier this month. 

July 24, 2018

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Nearly 300 Attend Vigil For Duck Boat Accident Victims

Nine members of the Indianapolis family were among the 17 people killed last week when the amphibious tour boat they were on capsized and sank during a sudden storm.

July 24, 2018

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Indiana University Releases App To Improve Recognition Of ‘Fake News’

The app shows a fake social media feed full of articles from both real and fake media outlets and allows players to choose whether to like, share or fact-check each story.

July 24, 2018

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Indiana Transgender Student Seeks Injunction In Bathrooms Lawsuit

A federal judge is weighing whether to grant a preliminary injunction to allow a transgender student to use male bathrooms in a southwestern Indiana school district.

July 24, 2018

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Indiana’s U.S. Senate Candidates Talk Tariffs, Trade

Candidates for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat courted Hoosier corn and soybean farmers during an agricultural summit.

July 24, 2018

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Evansville Plans Spending $2.8M For WWII Warship Move

City officials are planning to spend nearly $2.8 million toward building a new dock and visitor center near downtown Evansville for a restored World War II naval vessel that’s been based in the city since 2005. Officials say the money will come from the city’s riverboat gaming fund, which has about $28 million available. Deputy […]

July 24, 2018

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Rose-Hulman Gets $15M Gift For New $29M Academic Building

The money is from an anonymous donor.

July 24, 2018

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Social Cantina Announces Opening Date

The restaurant will open on July 30 in the former Bakehouse location.

July 24, 2018

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Indiana Spent $1.3M On Child Welfare Studies, Didn’t Act

Five reviews of the Indiana Department of Child Services cost more than $1.3 million but yielded no state action to address the troubled agency's increasing caseloads.

July 24, 2018

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Bartholomew County Zoning Board Approves Haw Creek Township Hog Farm

The board says the confined animal feeding operation meets all county development requirements.

July 24, 2018

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Study: Vigo Co. Jail Needs 527 Beds, Could Cost $66 Million

Vigo County officials received the first part of an assessment of their judicial system today, including plans for a new county jail. The report is the result of a years-long debate over how to solve overcrowding.

July 24, 2018

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Bloomington Transit Eliminates Late Night Bus Service

Bloomington Transit will no longer be providing its night owl bus service starting August 20.

July 24, 2018

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Residents Give Feedback On New Bloomington Eastside Redevelopment Project

Residents collaborated with developers to provide feedback on the proposed East 3rd Street redevelopment project.

July 24, 2018

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Statewide Partnership Aims To Reduce Opioid Addiction

A new statewide coalition of business and health leaders will work to align resources and education to drive down opioid addiction across the state.

July 25, 2018

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Repealing Energy Efficiency Standard Cost Hoosiers Money, Jobs

When Indiana repealed its energy efficiency resource standard in 2014, taxpayers missed out on about $95 million in savings and thousands of jobs.

July 25, 2018

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Democrat Donnelly To Meet With Trump Supreme Court Nominee

Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly is considered one of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents on the ballot this year.

July 25, 2018

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DePauw Recieves $1M Grant To Build Diversity In STEM

The grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) aims to encourage more women and minority students to study STEM fields.

July 25, 2018

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight On Conference Center, Housing

New conference center funding, one-way streets versus two-way streets, affordable housing project on the city's north side and road construction updates.

July 25, 2018

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USDA Announces $12 Billion In Aid To Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would manage the assistance program helping farmers who have taken a financial hit from the trade war.

July 25, 2018

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Special Prosecutor Appointed For Curtis Hill Investigation

The Marion Superior Court appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill – the same attorney selected to prosecute former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White.

July 25, 2018

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ISU Bike Share Comes To An End Just Months After Launch

ISU leaders say the company that operated the service is ditching bike share operations across the country in favor of its scooter-sharing services.

July 25, 2018

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Intermittent Closures On Bloomington’s Third Street Bridge Scheduled Tonight

Law enforcement will close eastbound and westbound lanes for about 15 to 30 minutes at a time, starting at 9 p.m.

July 25, 2018

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Early Learning Programs Can Apply For City Grants

After four Bloomington Pre-K providers closed last year, the city’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Growth announced it’s accepting applications from existing Pre-K programs for funding to meet the high demand for childcare.

July 25, 2018

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Bloomington Pregnancy Resource Center Writes Letters Supporting Abortion Providers

All Options Pregnancy Resource Center hosted a letter writing event in support of targeted abortion providers statewide.

July 25, 2018

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Indiana Dunes Privatization Deal Hits Another Speed Bump

A years-long effort to redevelop a historic pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park in northwest Indiana faces another hurdle.

July 25, 2018

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Contractor Reaches Violations Settlement For IU Construction Site Death

Rock Solid Masonry LLC reached a reduced settlement with the Indiana Department of Labor for safety violations resulting in a worksite fatality.

July 25, 2018

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Treatment Models Highlighted At Statewide Opioid Summit

The Statewide Opioid Summit focused on the intersection of addiction and the justice system and highlighted Medication-Assisted Treatment.

July 26, 2018

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EPA Rule Means CAFOs Don’t Have To Report Animal Waste Emissions

Farmers officially don’t have to report toxic emissions from animal waste and other pollutants.

July 26, 2018

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Part Of 2016 Indiana Anti-Abortion Law

A federal appeals court says an Indiana law that requires women to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion is unconstitutional.

July 26, 2018

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US Woman Whose Husband Fought For Islamic State Charged

An Indiana woman who says she was held in a Kurdish detention camp with her four children after her husband died fighting for the Islamic State group remains in custody after being charged with lying to the FBI.

July 26, 2018

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Marion County Board Approves 6 More Early Voting Sites

The bipartisan board unanimously approved the six sites across Indiana's most populous county on Wednesday two weeks after U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled the panel must approve at least five early voting sites.

July 26, 2018

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911 Dispatcher Talks Woman Through Urgent Delivery Of Baby

Following the successful baby delivery, the dispatcher brought a stuffed bear for Brooks and a copy of the 911 call to the hospital,

July 26, 2018

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Church Mirror Replaces Caged Holy Family Immigration Protest

An Indianapolis church that displayed statues of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in a cage to protest the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy has replaced the Holy Family with a mirror.

July 26, 2018

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Monroe Co. Leaders Revising Convention Expansion Committee

The new nine-member steering committee replaces the previous commission.

July 26, 2018

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Bloomington Leaders Look To Enhance Safety, Policing With Several New Positions

During a Facebook town hall, city leaders announced five new safety-focused positions, including the addition of a formal social worker to the police department.

July 26, 2018

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Report Shows Three In Four Hoosiers Had Debt In 2017

A new report shows about 75 percent of Hoosiers had some form of debt in 2017 and one in three borrowers had debt in collection.

July 26, 2018

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Indiana Recovery Alliance Offers Free Hepatitis A Vaccinations To Fight Statewide Outbreak

The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Recovery Alliance will offer free Hepatitis A vaccinations to the public from 5 to 7 pm.

July 26, 2018

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Rare Cancers In Franklin Spur Parents To Support TCE Ban, Head To Washington

The Environmental Protection Agency was ready to ban some uses of the cancer-causing chemical TCE or trichloroethylene, but EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt put that effort on hold last year.

July 26, 2018

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Indiana Planned Parenthood, ACLU Celebrate Latest Abortion Ruling Victory

Indiana’s Planned Parenthood and ACLU leaders celebrated their latest victory in court Thursday. And ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk says such occasions have become “routine.”

July 27, 2018

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New Employer-Based Health Clinic Opens In Kokomo

A new primary care center in Kokomo will serve more than 22,000 Hoosiers, all employees of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA.

July 27, 2018

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Protesters Speak Out Against ICE, Trump Immigration Policies During Candlelit Vigil

Protesters gathered outside of the Monroe County jail for a candlelit vigil in solidarity with families separated under the Trump administration's immigration policy.

July 27, 2018

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Loogootee Gets $1.1 Million USDA Loan To Build New Library

The new library will include additional meeting space and a Work One office.

July 27, 2018

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Boutique Aims To Give Adults With Disabilities Meaningful Opportunities

The Hope Gallery is largely operated by volunteer team members who have disabilities.

July 27, 2018

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Lawrence County Approves Tax Sales For Mobile Homes

The General Assembly this year passed a law allowing counties to start having tax sales for delinquent mobile homes.

July 27, 2018

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Armed Man Going To California Gay Pride Event Gets 7 Years

James Wesley Howell was stopped in Santa Monica in July 2016 with a loaded AR-15 rifle and magazines rigged to allow shots to be fired in quick succession.

July 27, 2018

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Indiana’s Infant Mortality Rate Still High

Health leaders gathered at an Infant Mortality Summit lead by Community Health Network to discuss ways to reduce Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.

July 27, 2018

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Noon Edition: Protecting Our Elections

We'll discuss the protection of our elections and more on this week's Noon Edition.

July 27, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Voting Security, Autonomous Vehicles

We look at how Indiana is preparing to increase voting security ahead of November. Why some say throwing money at the trade war isn’t going to fix it. And how a partnership is preparing Hoosier roads for autonomous vehicles.

July 27, 2018

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State, Local Governments Taking Steps To Improve Election Security

Several national reports point to vulnerabilities with Indiana's systems.

July 27, 2018

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Farmers Faithful To Trump While Waiting For New Markets, Not Bailouts

Farmers throughout Indiana have lost $2 per bushel on soybeans and 80 cents per bushel on corn, thanks to tariffs and strong yields.

July 27, 2018

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DNR Says Weather Caused Death Of Hundreds Of Fish In Columbus

Weather and natural causes are being blamed for more than 500 fish found dead in a lake earlier this week.

July 27, 2018

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Purdue Researchers Bringing Self-Driving Technology To Indiana Roads

Self-driving cars are still years away. But the technology that will make them work is on the ground in Indiana.

July 27, 2018

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Uplands PEAK Grand Opening To Showcase New Animal Sanctuary

Uplands PEAK Sanctuary will reveal its new 105 acre property during a grand opening ceremony this weekend.

July 27, 2018

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Bloomington Ups Security At Old Water Treatment Plant Due To Mercury

City of Bloomington officials suspect people have been breaking into the plant and disturbing old water meters that contain mercury.

July 27, 2018

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Mayors Across The U.S. Meet In South Bend To Discuss Automation

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Automation Task Force met in South Bend’s former Studebaker manufacturing warehouse.

July 27, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Voting Security, Autonomous Vehicles

We look at how Indiana is preparing to increase voting security ahead of November. Why some say throwing money at the trade war isn’t going to fix it. And how a partnership is preparing Hoosier roads for autonomous vehicles.

July 27, 2018

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Activists Call For Hill To Withdraw From ACA Lawsuit

Local health care advocates want Attorney General Curtis Hill to withdraw the state from a lawsuit that aims to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

July 27, 2018

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Church Fills At Funeral For 4 Killed In Sinking

Hundreds of people have filled an Indianapolis church for funeral services for four of the nine Indiana family members killed when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake.

July 30, 2018

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Indiana Agency Debuts New Wine Trail For Wine-Lovers

The new wine trail features 30 locations set amid rolling hills, scenic towns and cities across the state.

July 30, 2018

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Rising Backlash As US Firms Seek Trump’s Steel Tariff Waiver

U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump's tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information.

July 30, 2018

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ICE Quest For Detention Sites Puts Elkhart County On Political Tightrope

The Trump administration's expansion of immigration detention has fueled debate in many communities, including places like Elkhart County where the president enjoys wide support.

July 30, 2018

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Carmel Synagogue Vandalized With Nazi Graffiti

Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel says the vandalism was done early Saturday to the bricks making up a shed for the synagogue's garbage container.

July 30, 2018

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Study: Paternal Depression May Be More Common

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers found a higher than expected number of fathers may have postpartum depression.

July 30, 2018

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Old Locomotive Donated To Wabash Valley Railroad Museum

A 71-year-old railroad locomotive has been donated to the Wabash Valley Railroad Museum in western Indiana.

July 30, 2018

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Republicans Face Choice As Curtis Hill Allegations Remain Unresolved

The next big step in the sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill likely won’t come until after the Inspector General completes her investigation.

July 30, 2018

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Indiana Schools Brace For Budget Changes

A new law eliminates the school general fund and replaces it with an "education fund" meant for only expenses related to student instruction. It also creates a new "operations fund" that replaces funds for capital projects, transportation and bus replacement.

July 30, 2018

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Lawsuit Filed In Fatal Duck Boat Sinking Seeks $100 Million

The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City seeks $100 million in damages on behalf of two of nine members of an Indiana family who died when the tourist boat sank July 19.

July 30, 2018

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Paoli School Board To Interview Superintendent Finalists

The school district’s been looking for someone to fill the role since former superintendent Casey Brewster resigned a year ago.

July 30, 2018

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Gov. Holcomb Backs Hate Crimes Bill

Holcomb says he'll meet with stakeholders to determine how to best move ahead with hate crimes legislation.

July 30, 2018

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Ball State Makes College Entrance Exams Optional

Indiana doesn't incorporate the SAT or ACT into their high school state-mandated standardized testing.

July 30, 2018

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IU Health, Gosport Working to Retain Healthcare Provider

The healthcare provider announced in May it would close IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians Gosport and serve patients out of a new facility under construction in Spencer.

July 30, 2018

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Lawsuit Claims Indiana Senator Victim Of Unsolicited Texts

A federal lawsuit accuses a conservative group of illegally sending unsolicited texts that appeared to come from Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly's office.

July 30, 2018

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Indiana Democrat Calls For Enhanced Election Security

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper says Hoosiers should be concerned about election security this year.

July 31, 2018

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Hundreds Gather In Synagogue Days After Anti-Semitic Vandalism

While police are still searching for the vandals who spray painted a Nazi flag on the synagogue property, Congregation Shaarey Tefilla called on community members to show unity.

July 31, 2018

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New Law Aims To Reduce Indiana’s High Diabetes Rates

Gov. Eric Holcomb ceremonially signed the bill that creates a diabetes action plan.

July 31, 2018

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Indiana Agriculture Department Awards $300K To 11 Food Banks

The funding from the State Department of Agriculture was announced Monday by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.

July 31, 2018

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Tariffs, Increased Commodity Prices Cost Cummins $100 Million

The company's quarterly earnings report says recent tariffs and increased commodity prices are costing them about $100 million.

July 31, 2018

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Young Discusses Opioid Addiction Treatment With Local Stakeholders

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) told stakeholders he hopes comprehensive opioid recovery centers will be part of opioid addiction treatment legislation that the Senate could vote on in August.

July 31, 2018

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Farmers Eager For E15 Restriction Rollback

Hoosier farmers looking for a boost in prices could get some relief if the Trump administration follows through with talk of approving year-round E15 ethanol sales.

July 31, 2018

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Indiana Family In Duck Boat Tragedy Seeks Ban

Fifty-three members of the Coleman family attended a tear-filled news conference, hours after attorneys filed a lawsuit seeking damages. The duck boat sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri, killing 17 people.

July 31, 2018

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City Discusses Timeline, Future Development For Bloomington Hospital Site

Bloomington officials say they plan to use the current Indiana University Health hospital site to meet growing demands of the city, including the specific needs of the surrounding neighborhoods.

July 31, 2018

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Federal Ruling Limits Public Access To Opioid Data

A federal judge has ruled that government agencies cannot share federal opioid-distribution data with the public.

July 31, 2018

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Report Highlights Climate Change’s Impact On Indiana Agriculture

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center projects annual temperatures in Indiana will rise 5 to 6 degrees by mid-century.

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