It was a proud day for the dozens of county officials who were sworn into office Saturday.
The race to be the next mayor of Evansville could go a long way toward deciding how the 2012 political slate will look statewide.
Starting today, license plates and registration tags will no longer be available at BMV branches.
Bloomington Police have arrested 18 year old D’Angelo Roberts for illegal consumption of alcohol.
More than a hundred plungers brought in the New Year by diving into the freezing water at Lake Monroe.
Officials say an increase in site traffic caused a delay in Hoosiers being able to file for their unemployment benefits.
Education changes proposed by Governor Mitch Daniels range from changing how teachers are evaluated to reducing the scope of collective bargaining.
For some, the start of the Indiana General Assembly’s 2011 session is a time to meet new faces. For others, it’s a continuation of work already being done.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking information involving the shooting and subsequent death of a 16 year old Peregrine Falcon.
The YMCA is planning for future growth by expanding its services on Monroe County’s northwest side.
The MCCSC reached an agreement with a Bloomington resident concerning appropriate action with regards to alleged violations of Indiana's public meeting laws.
One of the first acts of members of the U.S. House will be voting on a repeal of the federal health care reform laws.
A Vigo County Sheriff has spent almost a decade serving the community. At the end of 2010, his tenure as sheriff will end.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong now says he’s expecting at least five visits from representatives of Asian companies he visited late last year.
Millions of Americans are preparing for life changes for the new year. Memberships at health clubs soar, as do the grunts to power lift weight off.
An IU Football team member has announced his intention to enter the NFL draft this spring.
An organization founded on Indiana University’s campus celebrates its founder’s day.
This winter’s bills could largely depend on the source of the heat.
White is under investigation into whether he committed voter fraud.
The 2011 Indiana General Assembly has begun and lawmakers say its early days may help forecast how ashift in power will affect the Statehouse.
Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky is speaking out against unfair Chinese trade practices.
A former Brazil city police chief is accused of stealing grant money for personal use.
Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.
After several tense weeks of meetings,Timothy Hyland has now been selected to temporarily lead the MCCSC.
Retail gas prices reach more than $3 per gallon, but, public transportation companies also feel the tug in their budgets.
Revenue generated from a 5% innkeepers tax was the highest it has been in 10 years.
The 25,600 square foot bookstore and cafe is closing after about 16 years in Eastland Plaza.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service are predicting another 3 to 6 inches of snow by Tuesday evening.
Rep. Pence has introduced legislation that would deny funding to organizations that perform abortions.
A local bookstore owner explains how she’s been able to stay in business during the uncertain economy.
Congressman Todd Young says he hopes this incident is isolated and not indicative of a general trend in politics.
The United States Attorney for Southern Indiana said his office collected more money from criminal and civil penalties in 2010 than it spent.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will be co-chairing the 2011 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Legislative Committee.
The winter weather advisory has been extended and is now in effect until 9 Wednesday morning.
WFIU will air the governor’s address live Tuesday at 7p.m.
Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will give his 24th State of the Judiciary.
The Bloomington Street Division has its thirty-six truck fleet out in full force as snow continues to fall.
Representatives Peggy Welch and Matt Pierce issued responses following Governor Mitch Daniel's annual address to the legislature.
A national survey reveals Indiana ranks 38th when it comes to the health of its population.
Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard, in his State of the Judiciary speech Wednesday, outlined both challenges and changes affecting the state’s legal system.
An Indiana University law professor is calling on the American Bar Association to clear up how law schools are rated.
State lawmakers are debating a bill that would ban smoking in public places.
Indiana’s 9th District Congressman Todd Young plans on supporting a repeal of President Obama’s current health care plan.
A Terre Haute city councilman says he thinks Mayor Duke Bennett’s first-ever veto will be overridden at this evening’s council meeting.
Marianne Holland talked to Governor Daniels about his message to Hoosiers and where he wants to see state money spent in the coming two years.
The Terre Haute city council voted Thursday night to overturn Mayor Duke Bennett's first-ever veto.
Julie Thomas is taking the helm as the next president of the Monroe County Council.
Governor Daniels' proposed budget flatlines almost all spending and cuts money to schools and higher education.
Currently in Indiana, 22,000 people with developmental disabilities are on a Medicaid waiver waiting list.
Veach said he’s glad the governor wants education to be at the forefront, but not at the expense of student’s futures.
The Terre Haute City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to make all public places smoke free by July 2012. But it wasn’t without compromise.
A former aid to President Ronald Regan has launched a campaign to Mike Pence to make a 2012 presidential run.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan plans to officially announce his bid for re-election tomorrow morning.
Saturday was the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, south central Indiana celebrated his life with a series of community events.
The keynote address was given by Sonia Sanchez; a poet, professor and lecturer on black culture and literature.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan is officially planning to seek a third term in office.
A bill passed out of committee Tuesday would require all official state documents in Indiana to be printed solely in English.
The state of Indiana is once again changing the way it calculates its economic forecasts.
Spay Neuter Services of Indiana has created a license plate that will benefit low-income Hoosier pet owners.
Monroe County's Commissioners are hosting a public meeting Wednesday discussing the county’s pending Showers building purchase.
This morning at the John Waldron Arts Center in downtown Bloomington, Kruzan announced his decision to run for his third term as the city’s mayor.
A teenager who was found unconscious and not breathing at the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house has died.
A Winter Storm Advisory is in effect until 1 A.M. Friday.
Indiana's charter school program could expand under new laws.
The Indiana House Public Health Committee is advancing a smoking ban proposal.
IU officials are extending their condolences to the family of a student who died after being found unconscious at a fraternity house.
Indiana is looking to extend its Do Not Call policy to cell phones.
The newly renovated ‘original’ facility opened this semester. Learn more about the space and new plans for summer theatre in Bloomington.
The Monroe County Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the next step needed to purchase the north portion of the Showers building.
A bill passed out of the Indiana House Thursday would change the way trustees are elected at Indiana and Ball State Universities.
Legislators are considering two bills this session that would place restrictions on texting while driving.
South Central Indiana is expected to get 3-6 inches of snow today. The National Weather Service says the size of the snowflakes affects total accumulation.
The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 A.M. Friday.
Heritage Fund officials say they hope to understand how people feel about Columbus and to build a more welcoming community.
The Indiana Senate has passed a bill which would curtail sales of currently legal hallucinogens like a synthetic marijuana called “K2” or “Spice.”
Bloomington's Jeremy Gotwals will be debuting on American Idol tonight. He paid a visit to the Office of the Mayor this morning to share his excitement.
The 275 million dollar Indiana Convention Center officially opened today with speeches from Governor Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.
Many families have been stocking up on emergency supplies, in case they become stuck in their car or home for an extended period of time.
Candidates for mayor, city clerk and other positions could officially declare their candidacy starting Wednesday.
With the strain of the economy, Brown and Bartholomew County Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapters are looking to merge in an effort to continue providing services
Freezing temps affect surrounding counties, causing delays and closures.
After several acts of violence across the nation, Vigo County has decided to make changes to their school board security policies.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is supporting a bill that will make it much more difficult for telemarketers to reach you on your cell phone.
Land commissioners are hoping for a better quality of life with the new land use plan.
Bloomington resident John Hamilton announced yesterday that he will run for mayor of Bloomington.
Tea Party Groups from across Indiana are trying to send a message of unity.
Healthcare providers across the state have reported higher numbers of flu-like symptoms in the last week.
Bloomington Hospital is now called IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Find out what the name change means for patients and employees.
House Republicans pushing for "sanctity of human life act" and the "abortion provider prohibition act."
Vice-President Joe Biden is visiting a battery manufacturing plant in Greenfield on Wednesday.
Several exemptions have been included in a statewide smoking ban the state legislature is debating.
A new House committee met for the first time Tuesday to discuss ways to make local and state governments more efficient.
American Red Cross blood donations for the month of January are at a 10 year low.
Legislators in the General Assembly are considering a bill that would force schools to take a more active role in preventing bullying.
Under terms of a bill passed by the Indiana Senate Tuesday, some sex offenders would be required to wear GPS tracking devices.
Bloomington's Park and Recreation Department is seeking park ambassadors to report on park safety concerns.
Some residents who worked to get the referendum passed now say the money is not being distributed fairly.
The committee expects the school board to tweak the current recommendations based on community input.
Now that it has passed in the House, the state Senate will consider a bill that outlaws texting while driving.
Two of Indiana's congressmen say the President's State of the Union address did not call for enough cuts to federal spending.
One of Governor Mitch Daniels’ main initiatives in reforming education is getting support from a Senate Committee.
Vice President Joe Biden visited a Hancock County lithium-ion battery maker today to reaffirm America’s commitment to clean, electric vehicles.
Officials with Holiday World expect to handle a record number of job applications to fill 2,100 seasonal positions.
About 50-percent of Americans are allergic to bed bugs.
Tensions were high last night at a public meeting held to discuss the potential use of MCCSC referendum dollars.
State budget officials say the state economy will likely never reach the level it might have hit had the recession never happened.
150 Sony jobs are expected to move to a factory in Terre Haute.
Sources say Representative Mike Pence plans to announce he will not run for President and instead will consider launching a campaign for governor.
Indiana State University is continuing to see growing numbers of students.
Indiana is in the top five among states for the highest levels of mercury pollution.
The House Elections and Apportionment Committee approved the bill, which already passed the senate.
A bill being considered by the Indiana House could overturn an ID requirement for buying alcohol which is just a year old.
Pence is leaving his options open after announcing he won't run for President.
This week may have seen the first of a series of skirmishes illustrating the gulf between minority Democrats and the Republican majority in the Statehouse.
MCCSC Director of Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Cameron Rains, explains the role preventionists and interventionists in the schools.
Low to moderate income residents in Bloomington can now file their federal and state tax returns free.
A winter storm hitting Indiana this week will bring ice to the central and southern part of the state and snow to the north.
The Indianapolis community is responding to the death of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer David Moore.
A snowy winter has caused local school districts to cancel a large-than-normal number of school days this year.
The Indiana Department of Health has announced a ten-year plan aimed at lowering the state's obesity rate.
Governor Daniels says the state will monitor an approaching winter storm, but for now at least, state government will operate as normal tomorrow.
Mark Zacharias made his first court appearance today, but his pre-trial conference was rescheduled to April.
A bill to ban smoking in public places is on its way to the state senate.
A bill that would expand what is considered a textbook is moving on to the Indiana House.
Monroe County officials are crossing their fingers in hopes that a bill allowing all Indiana Counties to use vote centers is passed.
It’s the anniversary of the Great Ohio River Flood of 1937 and a community that played a significant role in the recovery is remembering the anniversary.
Freezing rain...sleet...and snow will begin across the area by this afternoon.
Ice has covered most of WFIU's listening area this morning, with more on the way.
Flights across the nation have been impacted again because of the ice storm.
Power outages are being reported across the area, but the area hardest hit is Vigo County.
IU Bloomington has canceled classes until 1 pm Wednesday.
Mayors of some Indiana cities with partial smoking bans say they’re watching the statewide debate on the topic.
Governor Mitch Daniels has joined leaders of the Indiana House and Senate in closing down state operations.
Monroe County is facing several thousand power outages and a number of closures as the winter storm warning remains in effect.
Much of Indiana remains under a travel advisory today because of either snow, ice, or downed trees.
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Duke Energy and REMC crews are out across the state working to restore power to customers.
Local officials are urging people to stay indoors and postpone traveling plans due to the continued winter weather bearing down on the state.
Most municipal salt reserves aren’t taxed yet, but more severe weather could prove problematic.
Due to extensive power outages across south-central Indiana, the Red Cross has opened several emergency relief shelters.
Business is slowly going back to normal at the Indianapolis Airport as the ice storms make their way east of the Hoosier state.
A bill requiring state oversight of satellite manure storage facilities is gaining support in the Indiana General Assembly.
Pam Chapman of Duke Energy says crews have been working around the clock to fix power lines and restore electricity to the Bloomington area.
A living legacy was saluted at Bloomington’s Black History Month Kick-off celebration.
Many area shelters plan to stay open until power is restored to all the residents in their area.
A life-threatening bacterial infection is making its way through Indiana hospitals.
Thousands still in the dark following the latest round of nasty weather. Duke crews are working around the clock.
Now that primary roads are treated, crews are shifting their focus to gravel roads.
It appears the first bill to reach the Governor’s desk this legislative session may be one requiring that vote centers be used in all Indiana counties.
Bloomington State Senator Vi Simpson takes questions from MCCSC board members Martha Street and Kelly Smith about budget projections.
Bloomington Mayoral candidate John Hamilton says his plans for economic development include creating more sustainable jobs and green jobs.
Filmmaker Spike Lee plans to visit Bloomington later this month to deliver a lecture.
Jim Wallace is the first candidate to officially announce his intentions to run for Indiana Governor.
With the Super Bowl quickly approaching many people are getting ready for their annual game-day festivities.
Inside Indiana Business has partnered with Walker, an Indianapolis based consulting and data company, to create the Indiana Business Council.
Purdue is taking a green step into more environmentally friendly energy options.
There will be no waivers given to any school districts for days they had to cancel this week due to the blizzard and ice storm.
The senate has rejected an attempt to force schools to extend summer vacation from June 10th through Labor Day.
The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation has been awarded $20,000 from Duke Energy
More than 24,000 cases of child abuse were reported in the state of Indiana in 2009
WFIU sat down with MCCSC educators, administrators, and school board members to discuss the future of the district’s leadership.
This week’s inclement weather may not have stopped the post office from delivering mail, but it certainly slowed the process down.
The Monroe County Public library describes it as “lean, green and high-tech.” WTIU’s Noel Brennan shows us the library’s new energy-efficient bookmobile.
For the first time since he was elected to the Senate, Richard Lugar will face an opponent in the primaries.
The Indiana Department of Education hopes to make I-Step testing all online by 2014.
A team of Indiana University doctoral students is responsible for finding a glitch in Facebook's security protocol.
According to several Indiana brewers, Super Bowl Sunday was a big win for Bloomington beer sales.
The weight of snow and ice caused part of a roof canopy to collapse over the weekend at the Indianapolis Airport.
The US unemployment rate fell almost half a percentage point in January.
Students will gather at the statehouse today, calling on legislators to protect funding for financial aid.
Members of the Indianapolis Super Bowl Committee say they learned from Dallas' successes and failures during this year's Super Bowl.
The House Ways and Means Committee heard two hours of testimony from the public Monday about programs slated for cuts.
The CDC raised Indiana's flu status on Monday from regional to widespread.
The first case of White Nose Syndrome in Indiana was discovered in Endless Cave in Washington County.
Shalom Community Center, began holding free, on-site GED preparation classes starting January 25.
Members of the Ad Hoc “Respect the Referendum” Committee say their plan is more in line with the original intent of the November ballot issue.
U.S. Census data for Indiana is expected to be released Thursday.
The committee voted 8-4 along party lines Monday to approve a resolution defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
The Indiana Senate’s Corrections Committee has begun discussion on a bill which addresses criminal sentencing reform.
Some are seeking another term while others are deciding to take time off for various reasons.
Bloomington residents don’t have to go very far to enjoy one of the state’s best trails.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today, Indiana University officials opened a new information commons giving students a new place to work and study.
A new survey reveals Hoosiers are growing more pessimistic about public schools.
A former state attorney general is considering a run for the governor's seat.
The House voted Tuesday to approve a bill designed to reform the state's charter school system.
The Hispanic community is raising concerns about a bill, requiring among other things, all government documents to be printed in English.
The Indiana House Public Policy committee is advancing a bill to keep dissolvable tobacco behind the register.
Political strategists James Carville and wife Mary Matalin will headline the eighth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service fundraising dinner.
A new candidate has entered the democratic primary for Bloomington’s city council.
The Monroe County Public Library is beginning a financial education project that targets 15 to 29 year olds.
More than a thousand Indiana teachers and parents attended a rally yesterday at the Statehouse.
Sixty new jobs are coming to Bloomington by 2013.
The number of attendees at a Monroe County land use hearing exceeded that allowed by the building's fire code.
Bloomington Mayoral candidate John Hamilton says his plan to make Bloomington safer includes help from the community and data analysis.
The Pensions and Labor Committee voted eight-to-one Wednesday in favor of a bill that will crack down on illegal immigration.
Indiana University senior lecturer announced that he plans to run for Bloomington's Fifth District City Council seat.
A State Representative says her bill requiring couples to get premarital counseling or face higher marriage license fees would lower the state's divorce rate.
Verizon stores across the country opened their doors early yesterday morning to allow customers first access to Apple products.
Temperatures this week in Central Indiana have struggled to get out of the single digits.
Wyss calls moving the lab to state control perhaps the most important issue the general assembly will deal with this year.
The first few weeks of the 2011 legislative session have seen both charged language and an unexpected amount of laughs on the floor of the Indiana House.
Indiana's 2010 Census data shows a bigger, more diverse state.
Legendary Indianapolis 500 announcer Tom Carnegie died today (FRIDAY) at the age of 91
A local school is preparing to grow one of its signature programs, even as state education spending is flatlined.
Latino students oppose Indiana Senate immigration bill, fearing racial discrimination towards multicultural community.
In 2011, redrawing districts could be different from how it was done in 2000.
Sage Steele prepares to receive an distinguished award tomorrow at Bloomington's annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day Dinner.
Aid agencies in Monroe and Owen County hope that their relatively new, 2-1-1 phone call can become an industry standard.
The city has filled 800 of them already this winter and expects hundreds more.
The suit claims the I-69 project has violated the Federal Clean Water Act.
Americans get three extra days to do their taxes this year.
Area florists are expecting a busier valentines day than in previous years.
IU assistant professor Ashlyn Nelson is working with researchers from various universities to see whether there's a connection between education and foreclosure
Local educators are concerned about a bill being considered by the Indiana State Senate requiring local school board nominees to declare a party affiliation.
A bill being considered at the statehouse would cut funding for some grants including the Children of Disabled Veterans.
Results of a new report show sales of tobacco to minors are down to an all-time low.
White Nose Syndrome is not only devastating news for researchers, but also for Indiana residents.
A public service will be held today in Indianapolis for announcer Tom Carnegie.
A Senate committee this morning heard arguments from both sides about the electronic tracking system.
The Dalai Lama's nephew was killed yesterday during a walk to raise awareness about the Tibetan struggle for independence from China.
A bill would give businesses more time to file amended property taxes, but at a penalty.
In a Joint Resolution, the House voted 70-26 in favor of defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
The Purdue University Extension is hosting a program tomorrow night for farmers and small acreage landowners.
Jigme Norbu, the Dalai Lama’s nephew, and Tibetan activist, died last night during the “Walk for Tibet” in Florida.
The House Ways and Means Committee has begun consideration of a measure which aims to save school corporations money on health insurance.
Planned Parenthood denies claims that it uses federal funds to perform abortions.
A new installation outside a classroom at Woodburn Hall will include information about each panel of the Benton Murals.
A student may sue the Indianapolis area school district, alleging officials failed to protect her from repeated racial harassment and threats of violence.
A new study shows that adolescent drinking problems may predict a person’s dependence on alcohol in early adulthood.
Bloomington and the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center mourn the loss of Jigme Norbu, nephew of the Dalai Lama, Tuesday evening.
The controversial school vouchers bill proposal passed committee by an eight to ten vote Wednesday.
The Tibetan Cultural Center has planned a 49 day prayer service in remembrance of Jigme Norbu.
Bloomington’s police chief and mayor say crime statistics used by mayoral candidate John Hamilton have been misinterpreted.
A report released by the consumer healthcare group, Families USA, shows hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers could benefit from the Healthcare Reform Act.
Recognizing efforts of the past continues to give the gift of life to millions of diverse groups today.
State funds given to Planned Parenthood could be eliminated under a bill making its way through the statehouse.
Teachers report that as they work to make their concerns heard, the governor’s efforts to quiet them are becoming more and more aggressive.
Representative Ron Bacon says the bill protects kids from buying dissolvable products containing such large doses of nicotine.
Kentucky and Indiana officials addressed hundreds of potential contractors and others Wednesday, on getting the two Ohio River bridges built.
A bill moving through the statehouse would eliminate the requirement that school administrators be licensed.
The Indiana University- Bloomington campus will raise room and board rates by an average of 6.3 percent in the 2011-2012 school year.
A bill that would allow Indiana home-school students to play on their local high school teams is headed to the senate.
A bill passed by the Senate Thursday would allow people to carry handguns on their own property or on someone else's property without a license.
Members of Bloomington's GLBT community are calling Rep. Peggy Welch after she voted for a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.
Later today, 15 years of talks will be realized when the Bartholomew County Senior Center Services in Columbus opens its new facility, the Mill Race Center.
Indiana has been identified as one of the ten worst states for carbon dioxide pollution.
The City of Bloomington and Ivy Tech have collaborated to join a study analyzing the way that non-profit arts organizations impact local economies.
Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob will lead the state‘s first trade mission to India to establish partnerships.
The Monroe County YMCA will soon be opening a new location, courtesy of a major grant.
As part of a Black History Month series, actor and author Hill Harper lectured to several students and community members about the importance of literacy.
A 6-million dollar project to keep the Terre Haute International Airport from collapsing is underway.
Indiana University CWA Local 4730 President Bryce Smedley, believes the people of Indiana need to safeguard their futures as well as their rights.
Amidst pro-labor rallies in the statehouse, the House Labor committee passed a Right to Work bill to the full House Monday.
The Senate moved forward on a bill Monday that would change licensing requirements for teachers in charter schools.
Indiana law enforcement officials may soon be able to stop people purely on suspicion of being illegal aliens.
The Indiana House must delay business again as Democrats failed to appear for Tuesday’s roll call.
The Monroe County Community School Board could vote this evening on how to spend money raised by the corporation’s successful funding referendum.
Opponents of Monroe County’s Comprehensive Land use plan warn the proposal could restrict development in more than half the county.
Governor Daniels will not task state troopers with reconvening the Indiana House
The nephew of the Dalai Lama, Kunga Norbu, spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since his brother’s Jigme’s death last week.
The new measure partially restores many programs cut during the 2010 fiscal year.
The Bloomington District of the Indiana State Police is joining forces with over 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies in a crackdown on drunk driving.
House Democrats flee to Illinois to avoid voting on several controversial bills.
The Senate Tuesday passed a bill Terre Haute Senator Tim Skinner said will significantly hurt the teaching profession.
Regular gas is more than three-thirty a gallon in some spots across Indiana. Analysts say the unrest in the Middle East is fueling the spikes.
Reinart said he chose to visit IU because it is one of just two American universities that offers Estonian studies.
House Minority Leader Pat Bauer broke his silence Wednesday afternoon, talking about the Democrats’ walkout and what would bring them back.
With 3 hours to go before the Purdue game the scene outside Assembly Hall looks more like a tailgate.
The county’s population has surpassed the 125,000 mark, meaning the county must begin talks about creating a voter registration board.
Members of the public now have 30 days to voice an opinions on county vote centers.
The House Rules Committee could extend the deadline to pass bills originating in the House.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe and Howard counties for heavy snow.
Mother Jones magazine exposed several postings from Cox's personal twitter and blog accounts encouraging violence to Wisconsin protesters.
The House will not have a floor session again until at least Monday after House Democrats said they wouldn’t return Thursday or Friday.
Mourdock admits his five-term incumbent opponent will have more money for the campaign, but said money is not as important as constituent motivation.
The "Smart Investing at your Library" grant focuses on people ages 15-29 by teaching on several areas such as budgeting, investing and managing credit and debt.
Some restrictions of the plan, like disallowing building on land with a 15 percent grade, could significantly reduce available land, resulting in higher prices.
Planned Parenthood may lose all it's federal funding if House Bill 1205 passes, forcing many Hoosiers to seek reproductive health care elsewhere.
DNR South Regions Fisheries Supervisor Brian Schoenung said the proposal follows research collected in recent years.
State animal experts say they’re in favor of a bill which would make it a class C misdemeanor to release an exotic animal into the wild without a permit.
Vi Simpson spent time this week meeting with union representatives and educators to discuss controversial right-to-work and education reform legislation.
The oil exploration is located on land near the Terre Haute International Airport and is part of The Illinois Basin.
A Northeast Indiana school board plans to consider a resolution Monday supporting the district’s teachers.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company completes its merger with Kokomo Gas & Fuel.
Severe weather has ended but flooding and clean-up from last night’s storm is underway.
With no movement from either side in the Indiana House, Democrats remain in Illinois and the House remains without a quorum.
The pro-labor rallies at the Indiana Statehouse gained a celebrity boost Monday as actor Danny Glover joined the protests.
The firefighters union in Kokomo is filing a grievance against the city, stating that they were not given a 1.5% pay raise which they say was promised to them.
Though the bill passed the committee, several members raised concerns about the legislation.
An EF-1 tornado touched down about 5 and a half miles southwest of Jasper damaging several large metal buildings, a barn and a radio tower.
Pat Bauer said he sees progress towards negotiations, but that the progress is limited to communication through the media.
When proposed in 2006, Duke estimated the cost at over $1.9 billion. However, that cost has since been revised to nearly $3 billion.
Community Kitchen of Monroe County hopes to begin renovating their new facility by March.
The option would reduce the total number of precincts open on Election Day.
Anyone failing or refusing a drug test would no longer be eligible to receive unemployment benefits until they find a job and work for eight weeks.
Bauer cited two labor bills in particular that Democrats need assurances about, whether by changing the legislation or dropping it entirely.
Former six-term, 8th District representative, John Hostettler came to Bloomington Monday to drum up business for his “Constitution Institute”.
Students in Vigo County School Corporation who have not met new vaccination requirements by March 21 will kept out of school.
Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan credits an increasingly diversified economy for Bloomington’s economic success and resiliency over the past year.
Over 100 schools from across the Midwest set up tables in Alumni Hall Wednesday for Indiana University’s annual Health Programs Fair.
Indiana University Professor Elinor Ostrom has received a grant to further the work for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009.
National Weather Service meteorologists say areas of south-central Indiana should prepare for flooding as storms move into Indiana over the next few days.
Collaborative effort has led to a central Indiana drug ring being dismantled.
After threatening fines for nearly two weeks, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma announced them for all House Democrats that remain out of the Statehouse.
Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White was indited today by a Hamilton County grand jury on charges of voter fraud.
The city of Bedford is getting a head start on the statewide road sign upgrade.
There may be room for negotiation on one of the bills Indiana House Democrats say is a key to their return.
Indianapolis State Senator Greg Taylor is back from to Illinois after visiting his House colleagues there Wednesday.
A bill on its way to the Indiana House would mandate that 10 percent of Indiana power come from renewable sources by 2020.
The study was presented by Notre Dame professor Dr. Marty Wolfson, who said the numbers directly contradict a study released by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
These days, Bennett seems to spend much of his time traveling around the state campaigning on behalf of his model of education reform.
Indiana entered Thursday’s game against Wisconsin hoping to send Jeremiah Rivers out victorious.
Liebowitz likened working for the federal government to donning a cape and tights – either way, he said, it’s about catching the bad guys.
The program enables the user to do side-by-side comparisons of any three Indiana colleges at one time.
The City of Bloomington and Indiana Legal Services are teaming up to create a six-week “Citizenship Preparation Course."
The Indiana Business Council released the results of an online survey Friday saying Indiana business people support Right to Work legislation.
Greene and Daviess counties are experiencing flooding that has caused several county roads to be closed.
As the third week of the Indiana Democrat hold-out begins, the House remains unable to do business.
Interfaith Power and Light is a program aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the world.
More than 1,100 residents are expected to die from the disease this year.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has launched a project to fill in vacant mine caverns that lie underneath the airport.
The bill assumes participants in agritourism events understand the risks associated with whatever activity they’re engaged in.
Speaker Brian Bosma said if the House goes into a special session, the agenda will not be reduced from the current calendar.
County Emergency Management Director Dennis Moats said National Weather Service reports show little possibility for the river to reach last weekend’s highs.
Bloomington mayoral candidates talk on how to manage city growth.
The Hoosier State is one of only five states whose charter students perform better in both reading and math than their traditional public school counterparts.
Bauer said the conversation returned the two sides to where they were last week after Bauer visited the Statehouse.
The International School of Columbus is now under the leadership of its fourth head of school in the last two years.
Monroe County officials passed a resolution in opposition to Indiana Senate bill 590, a bill similar to Arizona's which cracks down on illegal immigration.
Cook Group founder Bill Cook remains the richest person in Indiana, according to the latest list of the world‘s billionaires from Forbes.
North Vernon and Greencastle will use about $30 million over three years to redevelop their downtowns.
A candidate has proposed an initiative that he thinks will help communication between the council and its constituents.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will be a panelist for the Roads to Renewal automotive conference on March 30th, in Dearborn, Michigan.
Speaker Brian Bosma, the bill’s author, said charter schools are not a cure-all, but do offer choice and possible change.
Thousands gathered at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday to protest labor and education bills and to show support for House Democrats.
Marc Lotter, spokesman for Mayor Greg Ballard says police patrols, snowplow drivers and pothole crews will not be cut back because of expensive gas prices.
A proposal currently being debated at the Indiana Statehouse would expand charter schools in Indiana.
INDOT releases a list of road closures due to flooding.
The Family and Social Service Administration has begun seeking input from Hoosiers about the state’s plan to establish a health care exchange program.
White told reporters that despite losing the governor’s support, he continues to have the support of the people who elected him.
Imam Mikal Saahir says his congregation, comprised almost entirely of U.S. citizens, does not see the hearings as constructive or responsible.
Indiana legal experts say new methods of rehabilitating teens convicted of crimes appear to be working, but could still be improved.
As university communications personnel worked to contact Japanese students, volunteer professor Takako Kojima attempted to contact her family in Tokyo.
An amendment Monday would add placing or receiving telephone calls to the language of a bill banning texting while driving.
The study is a part of an on-going effort to streamline activity and reduce costs in the wake of less stamped mail.
House Speaker Brian Bosma said he continues to speak with Minority Leader Pat Bauer, but there has been no real progress.
Employees of some Monroe County food service unions say they’re keeping an eye on the state’s “Right to Work” discussion.
Many Indiana-based employees and executives are reporting difficulty contacting parent companies in Japan.
A 15 percent increase should show up on Bloomington residents' water bills within the next 90 days.
Chief Deputy Auditor Steve Saulter says the state may have given the county more cash than it was owed.
Duke is now requesting approval of an additional $500 million, promping the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor to recommend a cap on total costs.
Indiana legislators are considering a new rule that would limit cell phone use while driving for motorists of all ages.
The founder and namesake of Bloomington’s Oliver Winery has died.
Two of Bloomington’s Democratic mayoral candidates squared off for the first time before the Democratic Women’s Club Tuesday.
The first test will be activated during the morning between 10:15 and 10:30. The second will take place during the evening between 7:30 and 7:45.
The largest ethanol producer in the world held a grand opening ceremony Tuesday at its new refining facility in Cloverdale.
The legislation originally banned only texting while driving.
House Democrats say they want to be satisfied some Republican legislation is not unconstitutional before they return to the Statehouse from Illinois.
Monroe County Emergency Management Director Jim Comerford can check each of the 42 sirens in the county with a computer system.
Opponents say the bill could lead to legalized racial profiling of Indiana's Hispanic population.
Indiana has a statute on its books defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp said that statute needs further protection.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says time is up for House Democrats to return to the Statehouse.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the locations of four regional education summits. Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College will host one of them.
A Democrat who was part of his party’s 1995 walkout says it may be time to call on a panel of mediators to help bring Democratic House members back.
One change increases the percentage of teachers in a charter school that must be licensed from 50 to 75
The Great Central U.S. Shake Out will take place April 19th to help Hoosiers know what to do in the event of an earthquake.
A bill similar to one passed in Arizona which cracks down on immigration is making its way through Indiana’s House.
The Senate Education committee heard testimony on a bill prohibiting illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition at Indiana colleges and universities.
Criminal Justice Professor says Indiana’s judicial system is antiquated, and new methods of rehabilitation are needed for modern offenders.
Indiana’s public schools will not be required to help fund charter school transportation.
Only Earlham College in Richmond is recommending its 25 students studying abroad to return to the U.S., at least until classes resume in May.
Senate Minority Leader Vi Simpson said she believes the public meetings are merely partisan efforts.
The House still needs a quorum to do official business.
Children in rear facing car seats are five-times safer in the event of a crash than those in forward facing seats.
More than 1.6 million Hoosiers have pre-diabetes, putting them at high risk for type 2 diabetes in the future.
Sun King Brewery is growing at a rapid rate and in that process they have bought and installed two new beer tanks from a Bloomington company.
Right to Work committees began an ad campaign aimed at pressuring the Governor and the Speaker to bring back Democrats and vote on Right to Work legislation.
City of Bloomington officials Tuesday announced a plan to make the city friendlier to bicyclists and pedestrians by 2016.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett testified on a number of ideas, including the new school funding formula.
Families USA, a nonpartisan national health care advocacy organization, released state-by-state data on the potential impact of the law.
A proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions in Indiana passed a Senate committee Wednesday.
Several dozen Indiana University buildings are beginning a competition against themselves to save energy – a competition which began Wednesday with a parade.
A bill proposing a ban on smoking in public places was heard by an Indiana Senate committee for the first time Wednesday.
A study found that a smoke-free air law in Fort Wayne did not decrease the number of customers attending the off-track betting facility in that area.
This week is National Safe Place Week and the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County is commemorating the Safe Place Program.
The Senate Appropriations Committee added two amendments to the charter school bill.
Indiana Senior Senator Richard Lugar was in Bloomington this afternoon talking foreign policy to the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says union leaders still appear to want a variety of outcomes from the continuing House Democratic boycott.
A bill which has passed the Indiana Senate may bring the nuclear debate to the state’s General Assembly.
Developers say the car will go 95 MPH, and it will drive 80 miles on a single charge.
But while the website received high scores in nearly all categories, it got low marks for not providing information on expenditures for quasi-public agencies.
All Martinsville schools were on lock-down Friday following an early morning shooting at the city’s West Middle School.
A community college summit at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis aimed to improve college graduation rates and job placement after a degree is earned.
A spokesperson for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana says the company’s Greensburg plant has not been affected by the natural disasters that occurred in Japan.
The contract runs through 2015 and flat-lines teacher pay over the next four years.
The legislation passed out of the House by overwhelming majority, but died once it reached the Senate and its sponsor was not re-elected back to office.
Walkout ends after a month long standoff between Republicans and Democrats over a number of pieces of legislation.
The Martinsville teen who was shot Friday has been upgraded to serious condition after undergoing a second surgery.
The Bloomington South Cougars brought home their second state title in three years with a 56-42 win over the Kokomo WildKats.
State lawmakers wasted no time once Democrats returned to the capital Monday following a five-week walkout.
The school board voted last night to appoint Doctor Judith DeMuth, of LaPorte, Indiana, as the district’s new permanent superintendent.
Bosma says, ‘”yes, there were compromises”, but, the public collective bargaining bill is "very much alive and well."
Indiana lawmakers will soon begin redrawing the state’s political boundaries.
Heart of Sailing board president John Shean said ten people were aboard the 26-foot 1988 MacGregor sailboat when it capsized.
Cicero Representative Eric Turner, the bill’s author, says the amendment would open a huge loophole.
Republicans lowered a cap on the number of vouchers available to 7,500 in the first year and 15,000 in the second year.
The senate voted 40-10 to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage.
Indiana Senate Democrats released their proposed redistricting maps Wednesday.
A new recycling facility is opening in downtown Bloomington.
Local governments in Indiana would no longer be able to set their minimum wage higher than the state level
Governor Mitch Daniels was in Bloomington today, addressing the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.
Several students and faculty members from both IU and Taylor University gathered this morning in Dunn Meadow.
The state’s $28 billion budget has cleared its first hurdle.
A school vouchers bill that would offer money to parents to send their children to private school is on its way to the Indiana Senate.
Greensburg Honda Plant officials are adjusting production levels in an effort to preserve parts.
Indiana House business was delayed Thursday as Democrats met to discuss issues they’re concerned about moving forward for the rest of the session.
Democratic mayoral candidate, John Hamilton, discussed his plans on strengthening and maintaining core neighborhoods in the city of Bloomington Thursday.
Members of the Monroe County Democratic Caucus endorsed Mark Kruzan for Mayor in the upcoming election.
The trip is part of the state's attendance at the USA: Going Green / Opportunities for Italian Companies conference.
15-year-old Chance Jackson has undergone two surgeries and is recovering from his injuries.
On Wednesday, groups gathered to show support for the measures.
The bill allows people to carry a handgun without a license if they’re attending a firearms-related event.
Today is the last day for a voter to submit a new voter registration application or update an existing one for the Tuesday, May 3rd primary election.
Accused shooter's attorney says adult prison would have a significantly negative impact in his client.
Bloomington’s mayor says he hopes to increase the city’s livability for seniors. But one of his May challengers says the plan smacks of missed opportunities.
Allison’s new facility uses the kind of alternative technology Obama sees as a chance to reduce U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025.
The Senate also passed an amendment raising the percentage of charter school teachers who must be licensed.
The House has completed the work it was supposed to finish six weeks ago. But legislators have just four weeks left to finish the rest of their assignments.
A bill would implement a system at pharmacies to track sales of products containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
Nearly $200,000 in grant funding will transition middle school math, language arts and social studies curriculums away from using printed textbooks.
The City of Kokomo’s bond rating has been raised to the second-highest possible level by Standard and Poor’s.
Early absentee voting began today in Monroe County.
A study of the Indian Creek watershed in Morgan and Johnson Counties finds that some contaminants are well above safe limits.
An estimated 150 volunteers from various organizations in Monroe County, participated in United Way’s Day of Action.
Bloomington’s mayor has signed on to a pact urging Congress to enact stricter gun laws.
The bill lost support from two sides – those who believe a smoking ban constitutes government intrusion and those who want a more comprehensive law.
The bill would shift authority to approve public-private partnership, or P3, projects from the state legislature to the governor.
Under current law, anyone buying alcohol must be asked to show identification.
Budget Agency Director Adam Horst said while the state still has a way to go, the March revenue report is encouraging.
Hoosier prosecutors are firing back at Governor Daniels‘ threat to veto their bill requiring longer sentences for the most violent offenders.
The IU Jacobs School of Music is celebrating 100 years of music with a world premier.
Hamilton says one of his first priorities as mayor would be to propose a comprehensive ethics policy for high-ranking city employees.
President Obama will not be traveling to Indianapolis Friday due to budget negotiations.
Stricter limits on the purchase of ephedrine products may soon go into effect.
Republican leaders have expressed concerns over its effects.
Indiana wineries attract about 2 million visitors per year.
Dreyfuss was the O’Bannon Institute’s keynote speaker, concluding two days of public policy discussions.
Republicans are expected to unveil long-awaited redistricting maps next week.
A provision in the new four-year contract between the MCCSC and the Monroe County Education Association will lengthen the work day for teachers.
The heaviest rain will occur south of Vincennes and Bloomington, but no severe weather is expected.
Senate Republicans unveiled their redistricting maps earlier today.
A jury of 5 men and 7 women have been assembled to hear the case.
Officials will visit prospective debate sites this summer to evaluate their facilities and their capability for hosting a debate.
The bill would ban local government employees from serving as their own boss, and it officials‘ ability to hire relatives.
With Indiana House Republicans making public their redistricting maps, several incumbents from both parties have been drawn together.
Indiana retailers are pressing legislators to crack down on unpaid sales taxes from internet purchases.
Witness testimony has begun in the case of Michael Griffin.
The bill transfers control over establishing private-public partnership toll roads in Indiana from the state legislature to the governor.
Treasurer Cathy Smith told the County Council that the higher tax bills are the result of bonds issued by the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation
Opponents of the bill say it will drain money from the traditional public school system.
Michael Griffin was on the stand for more than 90 minutes recounting his first meeting with Don Belton.
Members of the public are asking for more time and more information about redistricting maps released this week.
The Indiana State Police will be cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend.
As part of national robotics week, social and technical researchers at IU are collaborating to educate people about the field of informatics.
Make sure you read the fine print and know what your obligations will be.
Investigations into the foreclosure process prompted temporary halts from some servicers late last year, creating a bottleneck.
A Senate committee changed certain provisions in a controversial informed consent for abortions bill Wednesday.
Indiana House Democrats presented their own redistricting maps Thursday as a counterpoint to the maps released by Republicans.
Bloomington Mayoral Candidate John Hamilton says the city needs to do more to address pollution issues in the areas waterways.
The League of American Bicyclists visited Bloomington today to present five awards to the city, local businesses and Indiana University.
A jury of five men and seven women has found Michael Griffin guilty of murder in the stabbing death of Indiana University English professor Don Belton.
Daniels is planning to allocate $150 million in unexpected revenue to education.
Proof of citizenship, English-only documents are stripped from bill.
The approach a local school is using to improve student achievement is being incorporated at districts across the nation.
Cook was medical equipment group founder and wealthiest man in Indiana.
Kem Hawkins, president of Cook Medical Group, shares memories of company founder and Indiana philanthropist Bill Cook and speculates on the company's future.
Condolences are delivered by Daniels, Coats, McRobbie, and others.
Cook Medical Group President Kem Hawkins says the company's mission will not change with the passing of founder Bill Cook.
Bill Cook will lie in repose Saturday from 10-6 at the Cook global headquarters.
The new Commons in Columbus will incorporate many features from the old building.
Flags stand at half-mast in downtown Bloomington – a reminder that the city lost a major visionary business man.
Planned Parenthood would lose its state and federal funding under a bill the State Senate amended Monday.
The fate of the 15-year-old who police say shot another teen in Martinsville will be being argued again today.
The legislation shifts authority to the governor to appoint a replacement when statewide office holders are determined to be ineligible.
The Indiana Senate is considering a resolution that would require presidential candidates to show an official birth certificate.
Orange County leaders are remembering the late Bill Cook for dragging the area out of impending economic doldrums, thanks to his investment there.
A flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday morning for most of the broadcast area.
Part of the legislation now includes canceling all state contracts with facilities providing abortions…and one of those contracts is Medicaid.
Falling trees knocked out power and caused property damage across Lawrence County.
Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong delivered his sixteenth and final State of the City Address last night.
The amendment allows citizens to sue if their representatives fail to show up for session more than three consecutive days without an excused absence.
Public opinions appear to be divided on a plan put forward last night to extend the Monroe County Community School Corporation student day.
The governor drew a step closer to being able to appoint a replacement for embattled Secretary of State Charlie White Thursday.
The university will place representatives in five regions of the country to attract more students from outside Indiana.
Bill sponsor Luke Kenley said the Senate stayed true to its goal of creating a budget that would not raise taxes or lead to deficit spending.
A proposal to help cities get out from under crushing debts has been pulled from consideration and could be dead for the year.
At least 14 tornadoes touched down across the state Tuesday.
Bill Cook's body will be on display in the atrium of the Cook Group's world headquarters.
Bloomington mayoral candidates Mark Kruzan and John Hamilton faced off in a mayoral debate.