WFIU begins begin a second installment of our series “Cultivating Afghanistan” with update on the ADT’s progress a in a Taliban-controlled district.
Today’s winter weather has boosted local business, but worries those plowing the roads.
The first significant snowfall this winter in south-central Indiana sent snowplows scrambling to clear the roads and officials scrambling to pay for it.
A Bloomfield company is creating jobs along with its foam and metal packing materials.
Despite the best-laid plans of the Agribusiness Development Team, sometimes there are still walls built -- literally -- between villagers and the military.
WTIU Videographer Bill Shaw showcases some winter scenes from around Bloomington, Ind. and Leonard Springs Nature Park.
Mayor Fred Armstrong officially opened the Census Center in Columbus on Tuesday. The Census Center will lead most of the Census efforts in South Central Ind.
A graduate student at IU is using Facebook and Twitter to contact friends in his troubled homeland of Haiti.
A Tipton County Judge has ruled property waivers signed by residents on Kokomo’s west side are invalid, creating a hurdle for the city’s annexation plans.
In this segment of his series “Cultivating Afghanistan,” Reporter Doug Wissing chews on the matter of feeding an army…
WTIU's Dave Leno talks with The Herald-Times' Dustin Dopirak about the team's positives and negatives at this point in the season.
A media survey on the IU campus turned up around half a million items, most cared for and stored properly for future generations until an unusual discovery.
Members of the Bloomington community gathered Monday to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Indiana University anthropologists aim to preserve a Native American language only spoken by fewer than 40 mostly elderly people.
From now on, when people ask me what I did for my birthday in 2010, I know what I'm going to say.
It took me about 19.5 hours to get from Bloomington to the baggage claim at Pope John Paul II Airport in Krakow. Of those, I estimate I slept about two.
The Indiana National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has been lucky to suffer few serious injuries during its tenure in Afghanistan.
The 2010 Legislative Breakfast was held Friday morning on Indiana University Bloomington's campus to discuss various concerns of Hoosiers.
U.S. aid workers making their way to Haiti are packing a must-have item in their knap sacks that comes almost exclusively from Indiana University.
Last season the IU men's basketball team won its only Big Ten game against Iowa. But this go-around, the Hawkeyes got some revenge at Assembly Hall.
On Monday and Tuesday, the group got its first look at the companion concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.
In Evan Bayh’s five statewide races so far, he’s crushed opponents. And until recently Bayh’s seat was considered safe yet again in this November’s elections.
Ninth District Republican candidates Mike Sodrel and Todd Young appeared together on the campaign trail for the first time Monday night in Bloomington.
A group of students participating in Batchelor Middle School's "BTV" program have made the trip to witness the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has arrived at the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has spent the last week touring concentration camps in Poland in advance of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
It's our final day in Poland and I'm glad I'll end the trip here with one of the most overwhelming senses of pride I've ever felt.
On Friday, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett met with one of four Deputy Mayors of Krakow, Poland to learn how that city has turned its image around.
The Community and Family Resources Commission and the Monroe County Circles Initiative hosts "A Poverty Simulation" at the Banneker Community Center.
Black history month kicked off yesterday with the Indiana University School of Education’s 8th Annual African American Read-In.
"Tell your story" was the theme of Tuesday's Hoosiers for Higher Education rally at the Statehouse.
Although industry is subject to regulations and the focus of an ongoing debate over those regulations, Hoosier households aren’t held to the same standards.
Some offenders seek traditional court, and opt out of the drug court program. Monroe County officials state the drug court system could be the new norm.
Speaking in Bloomington Thursday, newly minted congressional candidate Todd Rokita continued his push for redistricting reform in the state.
In this segment of WFIU’s ongoing series “Cultivating Afghanistan”, reporter Douglas Wissing reports on the team’s efforts to combat Afghan corruption.
It was an old fashioned Indiana barn-burner Thursday night when the #7 Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall, 78 to 75.
Indiana Public Broadcasting's Dave Leno talks with Ken Bikoff, the editor-in-chief of Inside Indiana magazine, about signing day and 2010 expectations.
Some may consider the hula-hoop a child’s toy, but the Hudsucker Posse will tell you otherwise.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 PM Wednesday.
District 46 State Representative Vern Tincher announced today he will forgo running for re-election this fall.
Several bills filed this legislative session focus on reforming or eliminating government at the township level.
Few Bartholomew County Democrats are running for seats up for grabs this November. This has inspired a special recruitment committee to field Dem. candidates.
Senator Evan Bayh's announcement that he will not seek re-election leaves just a single Democrat, Bloomington restaurant owner Tamyra D'Ippolito, in the race.
By offering four cars for rent, the goal is to encourage IU students to lessen the clog near campus by sharing vehicles instead of driving their own.
Tamyra d'Ippolito says she did not need to file 4,500 signatures since she’s the only candidate that has filed papers seeking the Democratic nomination.
Eighth District Representative Brad Ellsworth will decide within the next day or two if he will throw his hat in the ring to replace Senator Evan Bayh.
For two decades the drug court system has allowed substance abuse victims to plead guilty to the majority of crimes committed.
Bloomington restaurant owner Tamyra D'Ippolito is refusing to say much about her legal plans to become the Democratic nominee for state's open Senate seat.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he’d pick a local candidate to fill Evan Bayh's seat, if given the choice.
Parents and politicians alike were given a chance Wednesday to air their displeasure with an MCCSC proposal which would cut 75 jobs.
As the Indiana National Guard 119th Agribusiness Development Team returns home, some members face medical issues.
Though Forward Operating Base Salerno has seen relatively few casualties, there are still insurgent attacks on the base where the team is stationed.
We take you to the Frank Southern Ice Arena to learn more about Bloomington's high school hockey team the Bloomington Blades.
8th District Congressman Brad Ellsworth announced in an e-mail Friday that he plans to run for the U-S Senate seat soon to be vacated by Evan Bayh.
WTIU was granted access to the set-up of the North American tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" to find out how Broadway comes to Bloomington.
Following a Tuesday meeting of the MCCSC's board, parents and politicians alike were given a chance to speak on Wednesday. WTIU's Austen Williams has the story.
The Bloomington Eats Green conference came to IU at the end January, and the tastiest event was Hog Heaven, featuring a local pig prepared by local chefs.
Military contractor Kevin Suddeth says he plans to focus on education spending and I-69 in his attempt to unseat State Representative Matt Pierce.
More than 45 companies participated in an Intern Fair at Alumni Hall.
Find out what Indiana University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the School of HPER are doing to contribute to the relief effort in Haiti.
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie Tuesday announced the creation of a committee charged with considering new academic programs.
In his first State of University address since 2008, McRobbie spoke of the many things that have changed in Bloomington and the country in the past 16 months.
Following Evan Bayh's retirement, the state’s Democratic party is forced to replace the man who’s been its most visible figure for the last two decades.
It’s been almost ten years since passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, but experts say test results show the law has failed to close the education gap.
A group of IU students headed to New York earlier this year to help mentor kids at a public school with a 90% minority population.
Monroe County officials say they’ve come up with a way to save about $60,000 a year by starting a health clinic.
Counselors often tell soldiers the price is freedom is high—very high. Not just for the soldiers, but also for their families.
As the first Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, finishes up its deployment, the second ADT organizes to replace them.
IU President Guest-hosts WFIU's "Just You and Me."
In order to help the Bloomington Area Arts Council's debt obligation, the city of Bloomington has agreed to temporarily purchase the John Waldron Arts Center.
The Indiana National Guard's 119th Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has finished its mission to Afghanistan.
Student groups are calling on IU to transition away from burning coal – the top source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – in the middle of campus.
Bloomington's mayor is vowing to work on radio station WFHB's behalf with the John Waldron Arts Center's next owner.
Last fall, the Sierra Club began pressuring a handful of college campuses to end their use of coal. Indiana University, with its heating Plant, was targeted.
IU can’t begin to think about joining the climate neutrality club without a significant change in its stance toward burning coal on campus.
At least one state Democrat says he's not planning on making his health care vote the driving force behind his re-election campaign this fall.
The Campus Master Plan calls for a move toward carbon, and by extension climate, neutrality. But that idea is an abstract notion at this point.
Kokomo's mayor says he hopes when the state redistricts, the map will look much the same as it does now.
Currently, algae can do no more than inch IU forward in its long path toward eliminating its carbon emissions.
COMU event addresses concerns of discrimination in the community.
IU Athletics is putting finishing touches on their next major capital campaign project, the Basketball Development Center.
Despite abortion funding becoming a focus of debate before the health care bill’s passing, Planned Parenthood officials say they’re pleased with the outcome.
A group of IU professors attempting to build a boarding school for inner city school children in Ghana has filed a charter school application.
When a step team from Arkansas University beat IU’s in a national step competition earlier this year, voices inside step community voiced displeasure.
Researchers from Indiana University find the definition of what it means to "have sex" changes depending on what demographic is answering the question.
Earlier this week, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined a lawsuit seeking to declare new health insurance laws unconstitutional.
An esteemed Tibetan leader returns home to Bloomington's Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center to promote his new book.
Following passage of national health care reform legislation, Hoosiers have begun to assess what the new laws will mean for them.
Community leaders are celebrating a new grant that encourages healthy living.
A proposal to amend an ordinance requiring some Terre Haute second-hand stores to electronically report their transactions will come to a vote Thursday.
Brown County community members and junior high school students used art to give homage to the Native American heritage.
IU and Apple are teaming up to collect and recycle the electronics we no longer use before they end up in a landfill.
Bloomington is one of more than 1,200 communities nationwide to apply for a competition run by internet giant Google.
The City of Bloomington has found a buyer for the John Waldron Arts Center.
The governor and state superintendent hope REPA raises test scores, but some educators say a reduced emphasis on teaching methods could hurt Hoosier students.
Students at Templeton will stage a play they wrote about the state budget cuts, called “The Case of the Missing Librarian.”
Baron Hill talks about his 'yea' vote for health insurance reform and his recent trip to Afghanistan
An offshoot of Indiana University's School of Informatics has created a home which could one day see humans and robots living and working side by side.
Senator Evan Bayh returned to his boyhood home Friday to join ISU officials in dedicating the university’s college of education to the Bayh family.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he's opposed to at least one idea for limiting the city of Bloomington's deer population.
Bloomington used federal stimulus funds to buy 10 new solar compactors for the downtown area. The machines will save the money fuel costs for trash trucks.
The race for Indiana's 9th District seat could be a repeat of the four most recent elections, or, feature a GOP challenger new to the district-wide scene.
The WFIU/WTIU news bureau has won 38 awards from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The newest facility from the IU athletics capital campaign is complete and formally dedicated.
General Motors announced Tuesday the company will invest more than $110 million in its Bedford Powertrain facility.
The Hoosier Honor Flight took World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. for a day trip. Greg Parker has the story for WTIU.
For the first time in three election cycles, Bloomington State Representative Peggy Welch will have an opponent in November's general election.
Republican Todd Young will face off against Baron Hill in Indiana’s 9th congressional district in November, after winning Tuesday’s Republican primary.
With less than ten percent of WW II veterans still alive and more passing away each day, a group from Indiana has flown as many as they can to Washington, D.C.
It's been about three and a half years since the Bloomington city chicken ordinance went into effect. Here's an update to how that law is working out.
A Bloomington group continues a British tradition mixing beer and the schoolboy's game "hare and hounds."
The annual Bloomington Senior Expo found a new home this year.
Bloomington could soon feel the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast as seafood providers contemplate fewer trips to Indiana to peddle their wares.
A gym in Indianapolis is encouraging Parkinson's sufferers to take the fight to their disease.
Dalai Lama visits Bloomington and arrives at Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Center.
Officials at the Terre Haute International Airport will auction eight airplanes on eBay to raise revenue to offset declining enrollment in their flight school.
Educators in the MCCSC are losing their jobs, find out what one educator has to say.
On his last day in Bloomington, the Dalai Lama addressed the press. Outside, visitors browsed the traditional Tibetan items for sale at the bazaar.
The Dalai Lama returned to Bloomington this week for the first time since his brother’s death to share what he calls “a message of compassion.”
Ellettsville is like many rural Midwestern communities: churches almost outnumber houses. But in this town, there’s one that's a little different.
Sebelius announced Indiana University would be receiving about $8.5 million from the federal stimulus package, to renovate a floor of the Clarian Hospital.
Long before there was Twilight or TrueBlood, there were vampires in Bloomington.
The Dalai Lama gave his final teaching Thursday morning to a sold out crowd at the IU Auditorium.
3rd District Representative Mark Souder is stepping down after admitting to an affair with a staffer.
A former lottery winner who's lost most of her cash says she knows what she'll do with the money the next time it comes her way.
A new report shows at least 1.3 million people in Indiana have preexisting conditions which currently bar many of them from obtaining health insurance.
WFIU’s Christopher Ayers has the story of what, if anything, wineries and breweries are doing to prepare for added competition this summer.
Despite statistics showing most people have had sex by the time they’re through with college, a small group at IU has banded together to buck that trend.
A political action committee headed by former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has offered its endorsement to Todd Young.
An IU professor adapts his undergraduate course about a famous Hoosier journalist for non-traditional students who lived through the subject matter.
Indiana Department of Transportation officials have opened bids for the 45/46 bypass expansion. But the road to the highway’s improvement has been a bumpy one.
A committee tasked with addressing the consolidation of Howard County and Kokomo government has endorsed a proposal set down by Kokomo's mayor.
Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department staff are preparing their latest water feature in time for Saturday's opening.
Milestone Contractors, which moved into a Bloomington office about a year and a half ago, submitted a bid for about $22 million.
An IU professor says efforts undertaken by the Obama Administration to help struggling homeowners have failed to stem a tide of mortgage defaults.
In the first of two-part series, WFIU’s Daniel Robison explores how Terre Haute became saddled with its combined sewer overflow issue.
Thanks to a temporary funding fix, some laid off educators in Monroe county will be coming back to work next year.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s opinion on how to manage Indiana’s state-owned forests.
A grant has been awarded to a team of Indiana University researchers to study empathy.
This year a new school isn’t the only addition to Fairview elementary, the students also welcomed a new tower for the school’s summer residents.
Some Terre Hautians think the city’s CSO fix stinks – literally. They argue an open pond containing sewage will only add to the city’s already infamous odor.
One small business in Bloomington has found a creative way to guarantee affordable health care for its employees until reforms kick in four years from now.
While Indiana AG's office spends heavily to promote its database of $350 million of unclaimed assets, the state actually makes money from the enterprise.
A Morgan County judge set a trial date Wednesday during an initial hearing for county Health Officer Dr. John Reynolds.
The Twin Lakes Recreation Center welcomed the summer with both physical fitness and fun.
There are two other men running insurgent campaigns in Indiana's 9th congressional district who are not Republican or Democrat.
Bloomington's mayor says he will not consider rescinding his position on an Arizona boycott, despite a call to do so from the Chamber of Commerce.
A dam failure on the Indian Head Dam on the Whitelick Creek near Avon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings.
The Indianapolis Zoo Opens a New Exhibit Featuring Cheetahs
Community Kitchen of Monroe County is beginning to expand its services as well as its facility.
A Bedford teenager has won a contest, and will attend the World Cup Tournament.
Monroe County Community School Corporation hosted meetings allowing community members to voice concerns regarding a possible referendum to raise revenues.
One of the worlds most respected endurance races passes through Bloomington.
With millions of aging Baby Boomers entering their senior years over the next two decades, competition among older workers is expected to grow.
Train robberies have a long standing tradition in Indiana, according to state historians
Bloomington Hospital spokeswoman Amanda Roach said the EMT’s there do not necessarily have EMD training, nor are they required to receive it.
Following a jump in home sales and the creation of an economic recovery zone in Howard County, Kokomo's Mayor says he sees his city at an economic crossroads.
Early last night, the old Coca-Cola building, in downtown Bloomington, officially opened its doors for the dedication of the new Middle Way House.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about a law which could help save educators' jobs and about the future of school referendums in a down economy.
A referendum approved Tuesday by the Monroe County School Corporation Board of Trustees would raise property taxes about $0.14 per every $100 in home value.
Following acceptance of a referendum by the Monroe County Community School Corporation, homeowners are calculating how much their property taxes might rise.
Thursday and Friday evening Park District employees volunteered time to help children repair their bicycles outside of Mills Pool on Bloomington's west side.
As many communities are struggling to climb out of the recession, Terre Haute’s economy is getting a little boost from its new baseball team.
In an effort to be more predictable, one Terre Haute hospital is taking a stopwatch to the emergency room waiting game.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is happy to have finally attracted a crowd to a city council meeting -- even if it's at the expense of the city's street plan.
Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year Faith Sherrill shares the secret to her academic success.
Barnes & Noble in Bloomington hosted a fun-filled book fair for the benefit of Children's Village.
Since the closing of Winter Homeless Shelters in the Bloomington Community, Genesis Church has been giving homeless residents a new shelter for the summer.
A new IU study examines how Indiana districts are using or not using the referendum process.
Two public referenda on November's ballot are not -- on their surface -- conflicting, but education experts say they're more closely linked than it appears.
Officials from the Association of Indiana Counties were careful to say putting property tax caps in the state constitution would have varying effects.
IU is partnering with groups across the country to create a nationwide computer network aimed at expanding information sharing and access.
Terre Haute officials have begun to find efficiencies in craft the coming year's budget but the city's mayor says layoffs may be necessary to make ends meet.
Christian author Karen Kingsbury uses Bloomington as a setting in her best-selling books, so she decided to bring her fans here too.
For just the third time in team history, a member of the Indiana Hoosiers baseball squad has been named to Team USA.
Boasting 11,000 acres of water and 13,000 acres of wildlife habitat, Monroe Lake is more than a place for recreation. It's a natural habitat for wildlife.
Indiana University Faculty and staff have organized to raise awareness about the lack of pay increases on campus.
The Griffy Lake Nature Preserve in Bloomington is the perfect place to escape. But the area still needs a lot of work to attain a healthy environment.
Local groups are popping all over the state addressing the state's water quality- specifically watershed management.
Following the recent theft of an aircraft, The Monroe County Airport is stepping up security even though the accused thief is now in custody.
Pete Buttigieg, a former Rhodes Scholar and energy industry analyst, is running to unseat incumbent Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November.
Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools seeks community donations to ensure survival of extra curricular activities.
The Bloomington City Council has given initial approval to budget proposals from eight municipal departments.
A new study an Ohio-based education think tank ranks Indiana as having better education standards than even the national standard the Institute recommends.
The Monroe County YMCA is introducing a program funded by the CDC to prevent type II diabetes.
The latest fundraiser for schools is a golf outing and auction courtesy of Bloomington Country Club. IU coaches Bill Lynch and Tom Crean join in the fun.
Terre Haute residents vied for a world record Monday night while attempting to bring awareness to child safety issues.
A 13 day and nearly 1-thousand mile bicycle ride in memory of fallen police officers made it's way through Bloomington.
Representatives from Baron Hill's campaign say they are in the process of deciding whether to accept Todd Young's offer to hold as many as seven debates.
In the second of a series of talks with Indiana politicians this in, an election year, Stan Jastrzebski talks with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.
Indiana Representatives Mike Pence and Dan Burton have become charter members of the new Congressional Tea Party Caucus.
The Monroe County fair is in full swing this week, but fair officials said attendance over-all is expected to be low.
Budget cuts made by the Monroe County Community School Corporation takes away teacher stipends for overseeing an extra-curricular activity.
Walnut Grove apartment complex held an open seminar to help educate the community on how to fight an epidemic it encountered last year.
Kokomo's mayor is blasting a city councilman for his handling of a behind-the-scenes relationship between the city and a possible business investor.
The Monroe County Humane Association is working to rehabilitate and place more than 70 dogs rescued this week from a home in Greene County.
The Democratic candidate for treasurer in Indiana is crisscrossing the state touting a plan to change how public money is invested if he's elected.
Officials with Todd Rokita's congressional campaign have confirmed he will not attend an August 10 debate, despite an earlier conversation with David Sanders.
Monroe County's assessor will spend the next 18 and about $1,000,000 assessing the county's 60,000 plots.
Two grants from the National Science Foundation will allow Indiana University to expand its business of maintaining outside computer networks.
Monroe County ECA fundraising efforts fall short of their $750,000 goal. Stipends will be funded at 90-percent.
Brad Ellsworth's new proposals sound a familiar theme – cut down on the Washington lobbying which the former sheriff has tried to tie to his opponent.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett is holding meetings this month with teachers around the state.
The Waldron Arts Center continues to make strides as officials, Tuesday, announced a new leader at the center.
Republican candidate Dan Coats held a roundtable discussion with health care professionals at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
The Monroe County Prosecutor‘s office has filed charges against a boater allegedly involved in a fatal collision on Lake Monroe June 28th.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is cautioning against looking at the city’s bottom line in the wrong context during city council budget hearings.
The Columbus airport is going through some major renovations that could change the future of airport traffic.
As temperatures rose into the mid-90s Tuesday, Indiana University officials asked for electricity consumption to be curtailed.
Bloomington hosts national softball tournament that could generate millions of dollars in revenue for the local economy.
On July 28th, Bloomington, Indiana and the Stone Belt Arc welcomed seventy riders from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as they ride across the country.
Terre Haute’s mayor Wednesday would not rule out the possibility that some layoffs may still be necessary to meet budget constraints.
The Shalom Center in Bloomington opens a new location aiming to help people who are having trouble meeting their day to day needs.
Revenue in Monroe County from the special County Option Income Tax used to support Youth Services is down by about 15-percent from last year.
The Monroe County Council is imposing a hiring freeze on all county employees until budget discussions for the 2011 budget year conclude.
Indiana’s 92 county assessors have 18 months to visit each of their county’s land plots to update property record cards and adjust property taxes.
An Indiana lawmaker is driving dogs from Indiana to New England as part of a program that takes dogs from overcrowded kennels in the state.
National Transportation Safety Board holds hearings to review the October explosion of a tanker truck on the Northeast side of Indianapolis.
Indiana has 16 top ranked colleges, according to Forbes Magazine.
The money will be used in research to study CO2 capture and storage in the North Sea
Two Ninth District Congressional candidates were in Bloomington Wednesday to discuss recently passed legislation regarding teacher layoffs.
The theft of a bronze fish from an Indiana University fountain may not lead to the heeding of calls for more security cameras across the Bloomington campus.
Thursday afternoon, 20 math teachers from South Korea wrapped up a month-long visit to Indiana University’s School of Education.
Almost but not quite for the final push on stipends for MCCSC staff for funding ECA's.
Indiana is cracking down on so-called medical discount cards.
Members of the Bloomington Tea Party are headed to Washington to take part in a national tax policy protest.
Traffic at the Bloomington Speedway will slow to a stop Friday night because of the persistent high heat.
Recent data shows Indiana’s methamphetamine problem is getting worse. Terre Haute law enforcement officials are pushing for a different approach to the issue.
The man accused of killing Indiana University professor Don Belton had a pre-trial conference in Monroe Circuit Court Monday afternoon.
City construction crews and Indiana University officials are gearing up for the new school year with the introduction of new pedestrian islands on campus.
Indiana’s four big college basketball powers will meet in a non-conference doubleheader next year at Conseco Field House.
The President of Ivy Tech Community College is staying on for another three years.
With only about 2 weeks until the first IU football game, the players and coaches took a break from practice for team picture day.
MCCSC students and teachers began the new school year on a positive note today in spite of concerns over teacher layoffs and an uncertain budgetary future.
Bloomington’s Mayor says when the city council reconvenes to pass the 2011 budget, it will likely look different than it did when they recommended it in July.
Bloomington City Pools will be operating on a limited schedule from now until August 29th.
Indiana University employees are set to receive a salary hike if a proposal before the school’s trustees finds approval Friday.
Find out why the pork industry in the Hoosier state is so important and how the state is recovering from the perfect storm that caused the industry to topple.
Members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees say they expect to approve an average 3% raise for school employees.
The deadline to file for School Board races in the November election was noon Friday.
Fairview School finally opens new building after a two year process.
This weekend, you can help save the environment, while saving some money on second hand household goods.
Vice President Joe Biden was in Indianapolis Monday morning to announce the withdrawal of all American combat troops from Iraq .
Indiana’s top education official held a press conference last night, in what he is calling the state’s first “State of Education” address.
A Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees member has decided not to seek reelection. WFIU’s Ben Skirvin reports.
Employees of the Monroe County government now have a new option for health care.
Monroe County Community School Corporation officials disappointed with some suggestions made during the state’s first “State of Education" address.
Kokomo’s mayor says he’s behind a plan to cut the number Howard County township trustees. But one trustee says the move is not as simple as it might sound.
The Monroe County Council reviewed budgets from all taxing entities at their meeting Tuesday.
Indiana University students are back in Bloomington and spent today moving into their new residence halls.
There’s a meeting tonight in Greene County on the environmental impact of the I-69 extension.
IU staff is putting finishing touches on a new microscope that features break-through technology.
University-wide, more than 4,000 seniors qualified for the incentive for a total cost of about $1,188,600.
The Monroe County Commissioners have passed a resolution in opposition to Interstate 69.
Kokomo’s Best Buy store has begun selling weather radios in partnership with city government.
Monroe County Democratic leaders held a rally Monday to urge Republican leadership to change its stance on satellite voting in advance of November’s election.
An Indiana State Legislature’s Committee is meeting September 8th to discuss the effects of meth on state and local government.
A life size bronze sculpture of a world-renowned poet is the latest project of its kind to be unveiled in Terre Haute.
MCCSC Superintendent J.T. Coopman has begun to take his message of passing the corporation’s ballot referendum to the people who will vote on it in November.
Fans and IU Athletics prepare for first 2010 football game and the delays that come with it.
Indiana State University has a record number of freshman enrolled this year.
Terre Haute recognized as Indiana’s 2010 Community of the Year.
Though he says it’s not his budget to craft, Columbus’s mayor says he understands concerns the Columbus Township Trustee may be overspending for services.
The Monroe County Public Library cracks down on overdue materials.
Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington aims to increase communication within the arts community and with outside groups.
The longstanding Nashville theater will no longer be used as Indiana University's professional theater venue.
Spelling bees are normally contested by children. On Friday, supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation held a bee for children.
Next January the African American Fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi will be traveling to Bloomington where it was founded almost 100 years ago.
Officials at the Indiana Department of Health are advising Hoosiers to start getting their seasonal flu shots.
Indiana Sports Corporation representatives are in New York to make their pitch for Indianapolis to join in hosting soccer’s World Cup.
The earth's largest snake on record is on display as part of a special exhibit at the IU Bloomington Geology Building.
Several hundred people in Brown County are at risk of losing their properties if they don’t make good on unpaid taxes.
The Monroe County Council is slashing its way to a balanced budget.
Brown County Assessor Steve Gore says a number of factor could prevent a a drop in property value for homes in the area of parcels affected by the tax sale.
Terre Haute and Vigo County officials may soon talk about whether ambulance consolidation is a budget-cutting option for the two entities.
Proper disposal of expired medications could harm the environment if not carefully contained.
Geography researchers at Indiana University have been studying forest productivity in Morgan-Monroe State Forest.
The anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is Saturday, but Bloomington began commemorating Friday.
Road patching techniques are being blamed for damaged buses in Trafalgar.
The Indiana Supreme Court came to Bloomington to hear a four-year old case which seeks to determine who’s at fault when a teenager is hurt on a golf course.
Voters are being asked to submit questions for the October 18th debate between the candidates running for Indiana's 9th District.
New enrollment figures show an overall increase in enrollment on all IU campuses across the state.
The Election Board split 2-to-1 on a contentious proposition to create additional voting sites on IU's campus and around Monroe County.
Ivy Tech Bloomington Hospitality Program growing with current market.
Ivy Tech Community College hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication Tuesday night at the John Waldron Arts Center.
The Indianapolis library system is reducing its hours.
About 50 supporters rallying for a property tax cap referendum that will appear on the November ballot gathered on the south side of Indianapolis Wednesday.
The Census Bureau’s latest report on poverty shows a double digit increase.
The Columbus North High School boys cross country team is living up to a #1 national ranking...in part by not focusing on it.
The Ports of Indiana is warning about the potentially devastating impact of closing the Great Lakes locks system to deal with the spread of Asian Carp.
Indiana writer Matt Dellinger spoke with WFIU's Ben Skirvin about his new book and about the history of the I-69 project.
A candidate for Congress is pledging to not accept salary increases that go against the spirit of the U.S. Constitution.
An FBI report released recently reveals an overall crime rate increase of 24% in Bloomington
Citizens opposed to logging on public land are hoping to educate people on what they say is happening to the state’s forests.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has announced who he’s chosen as the state’s next Supreme Court judge...
Bloomington business owners are counting on Lotus Fest to stimulate the economy.
Indiana State University's enrollment record means more revenue is coming into the University.
An IU researcher says African-American middle-school students are being suspended at an alarming rate, especially in large urban areas.
Ball State University has put together a task force of faculty members, students and a dean to look at how the internet is changing higher education.
Clarian Health System has begun discussions about a possible merger with Morgan County Hospital and Medical Center.
Construction on West Third in Bloomington is going to be delayed by about seven months.
Columbus Regional Hospital officials are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an attempt to recoup costs associated with flooding in 2008.
There's an ongoing dispute about whether White River Township and the City of Greenwood should merge.
Efforts are underway to create a new resource center that helps ensure the most reliable and credible information comes from child sex abuse victims.
The Federal Highway Administration has instructed the Indiana Department of Transportation to allow more time to comment on construction of a portion of I-69.
The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed suit against a single Indianapolis resident who’s accused of breaking the state’s Do Not Call law.
It's the first day of fall, but the temperature in Bloomington still makes it feel like summer.
Paid attendance was down at this year's Lotus Festival.
Officials are reporting that bed bugs have been found at the Herman B Wells Library on IU’s campus.
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Thursday that affects much of Indiana.
In parts of Brown County, residents waited more than two years for government agencies to free up money to buy out damaged properties.
A student group held a conference to educate local residents about a provision in the health care law that went into effect on Thursday, Sept 23.
Warm temperatures, brisk winds and lack of rain are creating dangerous fire conditions, especially for farmers.
City employees in Columbus will receive a 2% raise.
Police say prescription drug abuse in Indiana is increasing. The State Police Post held an unused prescription collection Saturday.
Bloomington's downtown post office is relocating to South Walnut Street.
The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate's forum on Thursday for those running for the 3rd and 4th district Monroe County Council seats.
A $150-million mixed use development project is being planned for downtown Indianapolis.
A state budget committee has denied Ivy Tech's request for funding for a $20-million expansion project.
New regulations have a global engine maker in Bartholomew County gearing up for some big changes.
Hoosiers can now register to vote using their cell phones.
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and the State of the University Address.
Paul Roales wants to call attention to the state's unemployment fund by living on $390 a week.
The New Census report covers a number of economic indicators from unemployment to health insurance statistics.
The Monroe County School Board has approved a $1.9 -million improvement plan for work on one elementary school.
Acts of vandalism in a Bedford cemetery has community members repairing broken headstones.
Thirty-nine people will lose their jobs when a Wabash Valley plant closes at the end of the year.
Republican Secretary of State candidate Charlie White is facing questions about his voter registration.
A state lawmaker is pledging to re-work the state's alcohol laws this legislative session.
Columbus officials are incorporating resident's feedback and making changes to the city's thoroughfare plan.
It’s been absent for nearly a year, but now the Mason Ridge Fire Tower is back in place in the Morgan Monroe State Forest.
IU is working through the processes to integrate with Clarion Health Systems.
State Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm was celebrated Thursday during a retirement ceremony.
Indiana University is looking at ways to provide more options to students who need financial aid.
Budget officials say, while the school is currently financially sound, increasing cost and a poor economy could mean IU is heading for rough times.
The IU football team opens conference play with a 3-0 record for the third time in the last four seasons as IU preps for the home game with Michigan.
The Terre Haute City Council voted Thursday to not give raises to the city’s 89 “rank and file” fire fighters.
Police in Vigo County are looking out for drivers who violate Indiana's Stop Arm law.
Reported cases of whooping cough are reaching the highest levels in nearly half a century.
Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Rick Dietz is pushing for longer polling hours in advance of November's election.
The Greensburg Community Bread of Life Soup Kitchen has begun serving patrons at its new building.
There are only four shrimp farms in Indiana and one in Martin Co. shows how they make aquaculture a sustainable business.
Kokomo sees an increase in the city's innkeeper's tax.
The public gets an opportunity Tuesday night to discuss plans to expand the Monroe County Convention Center.
The DNR is conducting a "goose reduction" after receiving a number of complaints about the birds.
Private funding from the likes of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help bolster institutions like Ivy Tech Community College over the next decade.
Sixty-five counties in Indiana are now under burn bans.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced today the termination of Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Chairman David Lott Hardy, effective immediately.
New additions will be made to IU that will give the campus a new 21st century look.
Monroe County Council members are considering a tax abatement for Tasus Corporation.
State transportation officials say the number of car-deer crashes is down from a year ago, but the number is expected to spike soon.
The group faces as many a eight separate court actions ranging from foreclosures to contract disagreements
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An armored truck dropped a couple bricks of money Wednesday morning in Downtown Indianapolis.
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IU Energy Challenge kicks off today in front of the Sample Gates.
For a second straight year, a Hoosier has won a Nobel Prize.
Governor Mitch Daniels joined Bloomington officials to announce a hundred more jobs to Bloomington's west side.
Few opposition voices were in attendance at last night's League of Women Voters discussion of Public Question number two.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels still isn't saying whether he plans to run for President.
The head of the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles is being accused of public indecency.
October marks the start of flu season in Indiana.
The number of properties slated to go on the auction block in Brown County next week has been reduced by nearly two-thirds.
Department of Natural Resources teams are watching state forests in an effort to stop fires before they start.
A report commissioned shows Indiana and Purdue University are using their resources efficiently, but asks them to do even more.
Columbus’s Fred Armstrong says next month’s property tax cap referendum could hamstring future governments. But one lawmaker says there's no better plan.
Three local politicians used last nights League of Women Voters forum to voice their opposition to a proposed amendment to the Indiana State Constitution.
Indiana will have a new BMV commissioner after Andy Miller resigned following his arrest for public indecency.
October marks the start of flu season in Indiana and health officials say while H1N1 may not be an issue, the flu still is.
One student was killed and another was injured while walking to school Thursday. Police say a teacher was driving the car.
Convention center officials hope to acquire the 2 plots of land at a cost of about $5.3-million.
A unanimous vote by the Monroe County Commissioners has authorized use of the county’s innkeeper’s tax to purchase land for an expanded convention center.
A Ku Klux Klan publication titled The Crusader has recently appeared on the doorsteps of some Martinsville residents.
Despite the recent death of a student in New Castle, the Monroe County School Corporation is not making any changes to its transportation policies.
The recent high profile suicides of young people have prompted community members to call for action to prevent these deaths.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences granted more than $2 million to Indiana University researcher Joseph Shaw.
IU President Michael McRobbie takes the citizenship oath on his 60th birthday.
260 people will lose their jobs when a Greenwood phone bank closes later this year.
Jackson Creek Trail, on Bloomington’s south side, is open after just three months of construction.
The Crossroad Connection shelter in Terre Haute is cutting staff so it can keep its doors open.
Voters have a rare chance to change Indiana's constitution this Election Day -- but some groups say it's better left alone.
Monroe County Council members are getting ready for the last step in finalizing the 2011 county budget.
Democrat Brad Ellsworth, Republican Dan Coates, and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris participated in their first debate Monday on the IUPUI campus.
Bloomington’s Community Orchard is becoming a reality. Dozens of volunteers gathered this weekend for the first tree planting day.
A Bloomington company has ties to the mining rescue underway in Chile.
Education panel discusses concerns in the Indiana on K-12 education.
County budget passes and headed to state for final review and approval.
Some citizens unhappy about endorsement... calling the move a conflict of interest.
County Council members have completed the last legislative step needed for convention center.
Attorneys representing the man accused of murdering Indiana University professor Don Belton are seeking a change of venue.
Bloomington and Monroe County Officials are joining in their support of the Monroe County Community Schools Referendum.
The Brown County Animal Control Commission is proposing an ordinance restricting the amount of time a pet can be chained outside.
Greensburg School Officials are in the process of re-training teachers and implementing new classes relating to teen suicide and bullying.
One cyclist is still recovering at the hospital after being hit Wednesday on IND 446.
Indiana State University is giving raises to its faculty and staff.
About 215-parcels heading for the auction block after years of property tax woes.
Terre Haute’s mayor says the recession may be accelerating planning and construction of the city’s planned combined sewer overflow system.
Numbers released Thursday by Indiana University’s Center for Criminal Justice Research show the number of car crashes in the Hoosier State was down in 2009.
A Bloomington Elementary school that opened a new building at the beginning of the school year was officially dedicated today.
Drought conditions are leaving some Indiana homes without water.
The Cutter Cycling Team plans to make a run for another IU Little 500 title despite a recent accident.
Officials with the Attorney General's office say they are unconcerned about the dismissal of several provisions of a health care reform lawsuit.
A renowned Opera singer donated her personal recordings collection, as she prepares for a weekend filled with enthusiasm.
Former military lawyer and Boone County trial court judge to replace outgoing Justice Boehm
There is a growing need to for educators teaching the field of Linguistics according to one of the organizers of the 2010 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium.
Judge Steve David was sworn-in Monday, becoming the newest member on the State Supreme Court.
The US Postal Service is considering consolidating its Lafayette and Kokomo facilities.
Tony Bennett is holding forums with parent teacher associations around the state to talk about a new educational growth model.
General Electric plans to invest $93 million in its Bloomington facility.
Candidates in Indiana’s 9th District Congressional race sparred over Social Security and tax hikes during their final debate Monday evening.
With election day just two weeks away, Republicans and Democrats are canvassing the state trying to gain voter support.
A firearms familiarization course teaches women how to defend themselves with firearms.
Freeman Farms in Bloomington had to bring their pumpkins in from out of town this season due to the dry weather.
The new proposal suggests dogs should only be chained outside for up to 12 hours, and shouldn’t be outside between 10pm and 4am unless the owner is at work.
Terre Haute’s local NAACP office is reorganizing its leadership and electing new officers.
An Indiana University researcher has found it may be possible to predict the ups and downs of the stock market based on what Twitter users are saying.
State Route 44 is closing at the Johnson/Shelby County line for the next three weeks.
Bloomington’s mayor says an announcement of $93 million more in investment for the city’s General Electric plant does more than just boost the city’s economy.
Indiana has received $16 million to construct and renovate community health centers.
A new report ranks Bloomington 16th in the nation based on job growth, wages and technology.
Members of the Indiana National Guard were in Afghanistan to pass on effective farming techniques.
For Indiana lawyers, “ambulance-chasing” will soon be a thing of the past.
Most of Central and Southern Indiana continues to be under a “Red Flag Warning” for fire risk.
Western Governor's University is experiencing tremendous growth just months after being established.
Indiana State Police are beginning to patrol roads and highways in vehicles other than standard cruisers.
Despite a reduction in the momentum the Tea Party has created nationally, Hoosier candidates say the group’s supporters are making an impact on their campaigns.
Projections from the Indiana Business Research Center suggest Hoosiers shouldn’t expect a recovery from the recession for at least 12 to 18 months.
Nashville's Town Council voted Thursday to establish a redevelopment commission.
IU is trying to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases by offering free HIV testing.
The candidates running for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat will meet again tonight for their second major debate.
In a city of about 200 people, the Williams community is forced to say goodbye to a historical landmark.
Contraceptives and sharpshooters were two solutions proposed at a meeting of the city's Deer Task Force Thursday.
Indiana University’s Kokomo campus has officially inaugurated its new chancellor.
A new survey says many states are lacking when it comes to dealing with pregnant prison inmates, including Indiana.
According to Modern Healthcare magazine, Terre Haute’s Union Hospital provides one of the country’s best work environments for its employees.
27 lawsuits have been filed against 10 consulting companies who claim their services are 100% guaranteed.
Officials with Columbus-based Cummins say they favor new fuel efficiency standards being proposed by the Obama Administration.
Democratic candidate Baron Hill stopped in Bloomington to make a short speech on Indiana University’s campus.
Indiana’s 4th Congressional District candidate Todd Rokita was in Ellettsville today to campaign and meet voters.
Nearly all of Indiana faces a moderate risk for severe weather this morning with high winds being the main threat.
The three candidates for US Senate met Monday night in Vincennes for their third and final debate.
Indiana University employees don’t have to complete a health assessment survey to qualify for a reduction in their health insurance costs.
The footprint of Cummins engine company in downtown Columbus is about to expand once more. A Tuesday announcement promised 350 new jobs within 18 months.
MCCSC School Board and Administrators say they are confident going into Election Day despite an increase in opposition to a school funding referendum
The oldest known piece of matter from the solar system can be found closer than you think.
A breast cancer advocacy group is targeting Indiana’s largest pharmaceutical company.
A Marion County grand jury has returned an eight-count indictment against Omnisource.
Delphi Electronics and Safety announced plans to invest more than $28 million in a new research facility and equipment in Kokomo.
Two science professors are to be the first in a series of IU lecturers appearing on the program
The Hoosier state receives a D- on the national survey of the treatment of incarcerated pregnant women.
What will the turnout be for next week‘s election?
The candidates hoping to win Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat appeared together for one of the last times before next week’s election on Thursday.
John Mellencamp will open up his "No Better Than This" tour at the Indiana University Auditorium Friday night.
Indiana University sustainability officials say a recent report comparing campus environmental should not be viewed as a comprehensive study.
The first half of a new bypass around the southwest side of Terre Haute has opened to traffic.
The candidates hoping to win Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat appeared together once again for one of the last times before next week’s election.
Last minutes changes among the candidates means changes to the ballot.
State officials make sure there’s a big difference between feeling scared and actually being in danger.
Almost 4,000 students in grades 6-12 remain unvaccinated in the Vigo County School Corporation, despite new state regulations.
A Purdue University professor says making property tax caps part of the state constitution won’t change much for the average Hoosier household.
Now that this year's trick-or-treating is complete, an Indianapolis dental practice has a new alternative for the collected candy.
IU Police say a group of African Americans attacked a group of Asian students Sunday, on IU's campus.
For people who vote on Election Day, Indiana law requires residents to present a photo ID before casting a ballot.
Every year the State Fire Marshall’s Office inspects haunted houses to make sure any frightening is done safely.
After months of campaigning, election day is here. Polls are set to close across the area within the next five minutes.
Greg Knott spent election day visiting polling locations trying to drum up last-minute support for his campaign.
Todd Young has arrived at his campaign party, hosted this evening at KRC Catering in downtown Bloomington.
The man who stepped down and allowed Evan Bayh to enter the US Senate will take his successor's place.
Republican Dan Coats is heading back to Washington.
Young battled democrat Baron Hill and libertarian Greg Knott for the Indiana 9th Congressional district.
John Waterman (R) has defeated opponent Steven Thais (D) for the Indiana Senate District 39.
Dan Coats delivered his victory speech moments ago in Indianapolis.
Democrat Linda Robbins has defeated Republican Candi Haley in the race for Monroe County Clerk.
Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, Democrat Chris Gaal was re-elected this evening.
Current Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita defeated his opponent, Democrat David Sanders.
Indiana’s 9th District race came down to one question, in the end: Whose poll numbers do you believe?
Indiana’s eighth congressional district is contributing a new Republican congressman to the GOP’s new House majority in Washington.
In a year in which Republicans retook control of the Indiana House, two Monroe County Democrats managed to keep their seats.
About 60-percent of Monroe County voters came out in support of the measure which allows the MCCSC School Board to increase property taxes to cover budget cuts.
Monroe County Clerk Jim Fielder will take a new title January first: county recorder.
Voter turnout for this year’s midterm election was surprisingly high in Monroe County.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong has returned from a business trip to Asia, where he said the economic outlook is optimistic.
Baron Hill, one of three Indiana Democrats who struggled to hold onto politically marginal house districts this year.
Plans for the future are already being put into place after the MCCSC referendum passed.
Representatives of IU’s Asian-American Association say alleged hate crimes on the IU campus last weekend are an isolated incident.
As South Bend State Representative Pat Bauer transitions from House Speaker to House Minority Leader, he is wishing the governor luck.