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Becca Costello

Becca is a digital producer and reporter in the newsroom. She is from Cincinnati, OH, and is completing a Master's degree in Journalism at Indiana University.

Recent Posts by Becca Costello

February 23, 2018

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center interactive map

Report: Indiana Ranks 11th In Nation For Number Of Hate Groups

The number of hate groups in Indiana increased about 15 percent last year, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

February 23, 2018

 

Mayor John Hamilton at a podium in the City Council chambers, with a crowd of people seated behind him.

Bloomington Will Announce Plan For Armored Vehicle By End Of March

City of Bloomington officials will host three public meetings next week on the controversial decision to purchase an armored vehicle for the police department.

February 23, 2018

 

Daniel Messel is escorted out of the courthouse after receiving his 80 year prison sentence.

Messel Change Of Plea Hearing Rescheduled For April

The Monroe County rape case is unrelated to the murder of Hannah Wilson, for which Messel is currently serving prison time.

February 22, 2018

 

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick

State Superintendent Urges Lawmakers To ‘Address School Safety’

Indiana's top education leader is urging lawmakers to address school safety in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

February 20, 2018

 

The Utilities District of Western Indiana building.

UDWI Board Makes Significant Cuts To Board Member Compensation

The rural electric cooperative Board of Directors voted 4-2 Monday night to reduce annual compensation from an average of $21,252 per director to about $8,100.

February 2, 2018

 

Alex Azar, head of the U.S. Health and Human Services department, announced federal approval Friday in Indianapolis.

Indiana Medicaid Will Require People To Work To Maintain Coverage

Indiana is now the second state that will make people work in order to receive Medicaid benefits.

February 1, 2018

 

Reps. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Sue Errington (D-Muncie) discuss the to-be-appointed Muncie school board on the House floor Wednesday evening.

House Approves School Financial Management Bill

House lawmakers approved a school financials bill that, among other things, would let Ball State University take responsibility for Muncie Community Schools.

February 1, 2018

 

Transportation officials have narrowed down three alternatives to the eventual Ohio River crossing.

Officials Release More Details About I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Transportation officials say all three potential routes for an I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Kentucky are likely to require tolling to fund the project.

January 31, 2018

 

President Donald Trump pictured at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference.

What Ind. Officials Think About Trump’s First State Of The Union

With reactions ranging from "powerful" to "disappointing," here's what Indiana officials have to say about President Trump's first State of the Union address.

January 30, 2018

 

MCCSC district sign on the wall.

MCCSC Board Pens Letter To Lawmakers Opposing School Takeover Bill

The Monroe County Community School Corporation Board is opposing a bill that would allow the state to take over financially distressed schools.

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