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Right now on Indiana Newsdesk:

Bloomington Hospital will move this weekend from its location on Second Street, where it has been for the last seventy-five years. We get a behind the scenes look at the new IU Health facility on the bypass, which includes an academic center.

Construction on I-69 has routed traffic through Martinsville for the last year, but it’s had one positive side-effect – boosting the downtown economy. The portion of the interstate project through the city is expected to be open by the end of this month.

And state lawmakers want to make it easier for businesses to allow employees to opt out of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Those stories and the latest news headlines from across the state, right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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December 3, 2021

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What laws say about religious exemptions and how Indiana lawmakers could change them

A complicated mix of federal rules and newly proposed state laws leave many companies wondering how to keep workers safe while honoring religious rights.

December 3, 2021

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Bloomington hospital is moving to its new IU Health facility on the bypass. Construction on I-69 has routed traffic through Martinsville for the last year boosting the downtown economy.

December 3, 2021

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Canopy of Lights returns to Bloomington square

People ages 1 to 92 gathered in the courthouse square last Friday to celebrate the “Canopy of Lights,” a tradition that began 35 years ago but was put on hold last year due to the pandemic.

December 3, 2021

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I-69 closure in Martinsville on track to open in January

Last January, the Indiana Department of Transportation began the final push in its I-69 Finish Line project – converting State Road 37 north of Martinsville into an interstate highway that will eventually connect with I-465 in Indianapolis.

December 1, 2021

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IU Health Bloomington unveils new site ahead of Dec. 5 move

IU Health Bloomington officials unveiled the new Regional Academic Health Center on the east side of Bloomington Wednesday, in preparation for the facility opening Sunday. 

November 19, 2021

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Inflation, supply chain issues push Thanksgiving prices up

According to the Farm Bureau’s 2021 Thanksgiving survey, Hoosiers should expect to spend 12 percent more on their Thanksgiving meal, or about $53.58.

November 19, 2021

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The highest inflation in 30 years is hitting consumers in the pocket books, more on rising prices and the reasons behind it. Bloomington continues to clean up areas affected by a controlled burn. And a new method for prioritizing sidewalk construction.

November 18, 2021

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Hoosier culinary trails help bring business to restaurants during pandemic

Restaurants have struggled in the past two years because of the pandemic and staffing shortages. Indiana Foodways Alliance is helping with their marketing through 21 culinary trails.

November 17, 2021

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59 houses have been remediated in area affected by South High Street controlled burn

As of Tuesday, 59 homes in the area affected by a controlled burn earlier this month on South High Street have been remediated, Bloomington Fire Chief Jason Moore said.

November 16, 2021

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It’s been exactly four months since Ta’Neasha Chappell fell ill in her cell at the Jackson County Jail and died en route to the hospital.

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November 12, 2021

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Public pianos across Bloomington give people an opportunity to play music

More than 10 pianos, painted and decorated by artists, have been placed in public across Bloomington through the B-Town Piano Project.

November 12, 2021

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Internal documents: 1 in 12 IU Health employees exempt from vaccine requirement, reveals statewide variation

Across Indiana, the chances of receiving an exemption depends more on one’s employer than the quality of the request.

November 11, 2021

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Braun faces campaign finance violation allegations over millions in loans

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) faces allegations that he violated federal election laws by accepting millions of dollars in improper loans during his 2018 Senate campaign.

November 11, 2021

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Here's how Bloomington is changing the way it prioritizes sidewalk projects

Instead of using only a request-based system to log improvement projects, the report suggests the city should prioritize all projects based on 10 different data lenses.

November 10, 2021

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Cleanup from South High Street controlled burn could cost city more than $100K

Cleaning up the lead-tainted fallout from last Friday’s controlled burn by the Bloomington Fire Department could cost the city more than $100,000.

November 9, 2021

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Infrastructure bill includes $47B to combat flooding, heat. What does it mean for Indiana?

About $47 billion in the federal infrastructure bill will go to make communities in the U.S. more resilient to things like flooding, drought, and extreme heat.

November 5, 2021

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FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccines for kids, resettlement of Afghan evacuees, and why more power lines aren't buried in Bloomington.

November 5, 2021

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Indiana women's basketball team has sights set even higher this year

The Indiana women’s basketball team reached the Elite 8 for the first time in school history last season and were ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation.

November 5, 2021

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Indiana resettlement organizations already busy with Afghan evacuee cases

More than 50,000 Afghan evacuees are temporarily housed at U.S. military bases. Anywhere from 600 to 700 of them are expected to make Indiana their home.

November 4, 2021

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Rokita suing federal government over COVID-19 vaccination workplace rules

Attorney General Todd Rokita is suing the federal government to halt President Joe Biden’s workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

November 4, 2021

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City Limits Asks: Why aren't more power lines in Bloomington buried?

One Bloomington resident asked City Limits why so many power lines are above ground, as electrical lines become increasingly vulnerable to storms and outages. 

November 2, 2021

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Bloomington parks department unveils Goat Farm Park design

To preserve the park as a passive, natural space, the department is not adding lighting

November 2, 2021

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Fmr. AG Curtis Hill 'considering' future run for political office

Speaking at an event in Noblesville about race, education and COVID restrictions, Hill declined to specify a particular race he is eyeing. 

November 1, 2021

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True freshman healthiest option at QB as Hoosiers look to snap losing skid

Reality is setting in for the Indiana football team. A fourth straight loss Saturday at Maryland has left the Hoosiers 2-6 overall and needing to win their final four games to qualify for a bowl game.

November 1, 2021

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Here's how one expert describes social emotional learning and its effect on students

As some parents and other activist groups campaign against the use of social emotional learning – or SEL – concepts in schools, experts say that’s contributing to the spread of misinformation. 

October 29, 2021

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Ellettsville Plant Emitting Chemical, Rebuilding Stinesville | Indiana Newsdesk

Our investigative report into the Ellettsville Cook plant emitting a cancer-causing chemical. Stinesville is selling vacant buildings for $1 to bring new life downtown. And what to expect as the Hoosiers head into Saturday’s gridiron matchup against Maryland.

October 29, 2021

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IU Football trying to salvage season at Maryland Saturday

A year after coming off a 7-2 season and major bowl appearance, Indiana University football is in jeopardy of missing the post season all together.

October 29, 2021

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With the lack of communication from state and federal environmental regulators, Ellettsville residents are still left with more questions about ethylene oxide and Cook than answers.

Cook plant emits cancer-causing chemical but state, federal regulators didn't notify residents

Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize medical equipment, spices, and other things — and is responsible for higher lifetime cancer risks near industrial facilities around the country.

October 29, 2021

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Stinesville hopes $1 building sale will bring business back

When the Monon Railroad expanded south, Stinesville became a boomtown, with its population eclipsing 1,000 people at one point.

October 29, 2021

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Bloomington nonprofit collects winter clothing donations for newly released inmates

Local nonprofit New Leaf, New Life will collect donations until Nov. 14.

October 28, 2021

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Stranger Things, a TV show set in Indiana, comes to Hoosier hotel room

The suite opened Oct. 23 to guests. General Manager Corey Parton said people who have never been to Bloomington, or even to Indiana, have gone on social media to mention booking the room. 

October 22, 2021

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Petitioning annexation, Mid-States project, Cook Medical opening market | Indiana Newsdesk

Remonstration against Bloomington’s proposed annexation is open. Cook Medical is partnering with Goodwill to open a fresh food market. And a Bloomington restaurateur is keeping his son’s memory alive by sharing his music.

October 22, 2021

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“Let me go”: A father is keeping his son’s memory alive through his music

Ben died by suicide in the basement of his home at age 19. For the past 14 years, his father has been trying to spread his music.

October 22, 2021

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Southern Indiana residents concerned about Mid-States project

Planners are expected to move ahead with route selection for a new road connecting northern Kentucky with Indianapolis.

October 22, 2021

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Cook Medical helping to eliminate food deserts

The neighborhood around Arlington Avenue and 38th Street in Indianapolis used to be thriving with car dealerships, factories, and a bowling alley.

October 20, 2021

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Annexation remonstrance period underway; here's what you need to know

Van Buren Township Trustee Rita Barrow says she’s been busy helping residents who’ve been asking how they can fight annexation.

October 18, 2021

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Spencer Pride Festival returns after COVID cancelation, festival ordinance

Downtown Spencer was once again full of music, food and visitors for the 14th Spencer Pride Festival on Saturday. The annual event was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

October 15, 2021

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National Guard deployed to hospitals, Student Athletes cashing in | Indiana Newsdesk

The national guard has been deployed to assist hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic. The inaugural Hoosier Fan Fest is scheduled for next month, but unlike in the past, Indiana’s basketball players will be able to cash in. And we visit with some of Camp Atterbury’s Afghan evacuees.

October 15, 2021

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Owen County pumpkin breaks state record for biggest pumpkin ever

The pumpkin’s seed was planted at the start of May, pollinated in June, and taken of the vine October. Then, it was transported to Cincinnati, Ohio for its weigh-in.

October 15, 2021

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Resisting restrictions, Holcomb calls on National Guard to help hospitals

For weeks, hospitals across Indiana have endured a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Once again, the strain has revealed systemic flaws.

October 14, 2021

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Camp Atterbury says most eligible evacuees have been vaccinated against COVID

Camp officials recently completed a campaign to vaccinate over 6,100 evacuees against measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox.

October 12, 2021

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Owen County addresses financial woes in 2022 budget

The Owen County Council proposed a budget of $16.7 million, up a million dollars from the 2021 budget.

October 11, 2021

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IU basketball players will cash in from new Hoosier Fan Fest event

Fans will have a chance to get up close and personal with the Indiana men’s basketball team, and they can thank the NCAA’s new Name, Image and Likeness rules.

October 8, 2021

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New Legislative Districts, Hoosier National Forest Non-Native Trees | Indiana Newsdesk

New maps for Indiana’s legislative districts were signed into law by the governor. U.S. Forestry personnel are combing through the Hoosier National Forest looking for non-native trees. And an IU law school professor is investigating the search process for the new president.

October 8, 2021

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U.S. Forest Service Considering Logging Project In Hoosier National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is evaluating several patches of land within the Hoosier National Forest, to determine whether some of the trees need to be replaced.

October 6, 2021

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Law school prof questions presidential search process, payment to McRobbie

Steve Sanders also said in a long report posted Wednesday on social media that Whitten was not one of the finalists the search committee picked for the trustees to interview. 

October 5, 2021

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Child Support payments up in Monroe County, local prosecutor said it's part of national trend

The increase can be attributed, in part, to the federal government’s decision to collect part of the first stimulus check from people who owed money.

October 5, 2021

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Independent analyses say Indiana redistricting will produce little competition

Two independent analyses of Indiana’s redistricting maps say the districts drawn by Republicans are heavily skewed in favor of Republicans.

October 4, 2021

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Clay Co. Commissioners consider expanding jail to house federal inmates

The proposed expansion would add more than 250 beds, a majority of which would host ICE detainees. 

October 3, 2021

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Woodson, Fans Mark Return To Assembly Hall With Hoosier Hysteria

It was a Hoosier homecoming for Indiana men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson Saturday – and for the several thousand fans who filed into Assembly Hall for the first time in more than a year and a half.

October 1, 2021

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Labor Shortage, Administering Narcan | Indiana Newsdesk

A new program is helping to fight overdoses by training citizens how to administer Narcan. Technology is helping connect land owners and farmers. And labor shortages are hitting the restaurant industry.

October 1, 2021

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Apps are disrupting a time-honored tradition for farmers: handshake agreements

Relationships between landowners and farmers have historically been kept private, but an app is helping democratize the sector.

October 1, 2021

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IU looks to expand program that trains Hoosiers to respond to overdose events

The program trains people how to administer the opioid antidote Naloxone and connects them to possible overdose events in their area.

October 1, 2021

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Ginseng dealers see less stable market during COVID-19 and dwindling harvesters

Indiana is in the height of ginseng harvest season, according to DNR officials.

September 29, 2021

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Shortage Of Workers Taking A Toll On The Restaurant Industry

The pandemic has taken its toll on Bob Costello, who owns three Soma Coffeehouses, the Laughing Planet restaurant and the Village Deli.

September 28, 2021

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Woodson Brings Renewed Hope, Expectations To Indiana Basketball

You can forgive IU basketball fans for being overly enthusiastic about the start of a new season under a new coach. After all, it’s a fanbase hungry for a return to the glory years of IU basketball.

September 27, 2021

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Middle Way House Begins Annual Fundraiser To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

This past Saturday marked the beginning of the Middle Way House’s annual “Wrapped in Love” public art display.

September 24, 2021

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DNR Reminds Hunters About Tree Stand Safety As Accidents Climb Amid Pandemic Recreation

The number one cause of hunting accidents in Indiana isn’t mishandling firearms, it’s falling out of trees. Falling from a tree stand can mean broken bones, paralysis, or even death.

September 24, 2021

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Medical Choice Rally, Annexation Passes, Historical Lynching | Indiana Newsdesk

Hundreds of people gathered at the statehouse to protest the state’s COVID response. The family of a woman who died from poisoning at the Jackson County Jail is looking for answers. And annexation in Bloomington is moving forward.

September 24, 2021

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Camp Atterbury Volunteers Provide Supplies For Afghan Evacuees

About 6,600 Afghan evacuees currently reside at the camp. Individuals interested in volunteering can go to Team Rubicon’s website to complete the application process.

September 24, 2021

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A 2017 Vaccine Mandate Easily Became Law In Indiana. What Happened To The GOP Support?

The shift is significant within the state’s GOP establishment, which says its support of a mandate hinges on the government process by which it is passed.

September 24, 2021

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Facing Injustice: Terre Haute, Vigo County To Acknowledge Lynching History Sunday

In 1901, a lynch mob murdered a Black man named George Ward on the banks of the Wabash River. 120 years later, Terre Haute will dedicate a historical marker acknowledging Vigo County’s only known lynching – an event seen by many as the city and county’s darkest moment.

September 23, 2021

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Attorney: Jackson County Jail Inmate Poisoned

Ta’Neasha Chappell, 23, died July 16, after falling ill in the Jackson County jail in Brownstown.

September 23, 2021

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City Council Adopts Remaining Annexation Areas, Residents Pledge To Remonstrate

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton called Wednesday night’s vote, “historic steps to right-size the city after 17 years.”

September 20, 2021

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Indiana Football Not Where It Hoped To Be Three Games Into Season

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix will be under center Saturday night at Western Kentucky after X-rays revealed no broken bones in his right, non-throwing hand.

September 17, 2021

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Fallen Marine Laid To Rest In Logansport

Humberto “Bert” Sanchez was one of 13 U.S. service members killed during a bombing attack in Afghanistan in August while helping with evacuation efforts at the Kabul airport. 

September 17, 2021

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Fans Return To College Stadiums Across Indiana Despite Raging Pandemic

On September 11th, fans packed Memorial Stadium in Bloomington for the first time since November 2019.

September 17, 2021

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Vaccine Expert Urges Unvaccinated To Get COVID-19 Shot

If you’re among the nearly half of the state’s population that has not gotten the COVID-19 vaccine yet, Dr. Shaun Grannis has some advice – get the shot.

September 17, 2021

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Fast-tracking Redistricting, Historic Bloomington | Indiana Newsdesk

The state GOP is fast-tracking its redistricting plan. A doctor joins us to talk about the COVID vaccine and why breakthrough cases continue to be reported. And more on a new project that details Bloomington’s history.

September 17, 2021

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Senate Redistricting Plan Would Seem To Ignore Public Input

It appears Indiana Senate lawmakers will approve the state Senate redistricting map without any changes – regardless of what Hoosiers have to say at the only public hearing on that map.

September 16, 2021

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Ellettsville Residents Envision Future Developments

Much of the conversation focused on topics like building new trails and improving existing roadways; however, a lot of the focus was on Ellettsville’s downtown.

September 16, 2021

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City Council Annexes Area 1A, Recesses To Next Week

After years of talks, delays, meetings, hearings, and debate – Bloomington city council was set to take on annexation one more time. They’ll just have to do it in two nights.

September 16, 2021

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'Reconstructing Bloomington' Paints Clearest Picture Yet Of Historic City, Core Neighborhoods

Visiting IU Professor of Geography John Baeten and his GIS class spent the spring semester creating an interactive digital map of 1907 Bloomington, exciting local researchers and historians.

September 12, 2021

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Bird Feeders Are Allowed Again — Though The Illness Killing Songbirds Is Still A Mystery

In June, the DNR asked Indiana residents to take down their bird feeders to stop the spread of the disease. Last month, the DNR said residents in all but 16 counties could start feeding birds again.

September 10, 2021

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9/11 20th Anniversary, Petitioning Against Annexation | Indiana Newsdesk

We mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a first responder who worked at ground zero. A Monroe County resident is going door-to-door in an effort to stop Bloomington’s proposed annexation. Area hospitals struggling to keep up with the COVID surge.

September 10, 2021

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Former Indianapolis Firefighter Reflects On His Experience At Ground Zero

Twenty years ago, the country changed forever after terrorists flew commercial jets into the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and a rural Pennsylvania field, killing thousands.

September 9, 2021

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Vauhxx Booker Charged With Battery Against Indianapolis Police Officer

Vauhxx Booker was arrested in Indianapolis over the weekend for allegedly shoving a police officer after an encounter at a downtown bar and grill.

September 9, 2021

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Annexation Petitioners Going Door To Door; Mayor Says Remonstration Could End Up In Court

Bloomington’s annexation proposal now moves to proceedings next week as city council decides whether to accept, limit, or revoke any of the eight areas under consideration.

September 8, 2021

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COVID-19 Patients Strain Indiana Hospitals As Virus Surges

Indiana’s rapid surge in coronavirus infections, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, is again straining hospitals as patient admissions spike to levels not recorded since last winter’s surge.

September 7, 2021

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Petitioner Don Creek submits signatures against annexation to the Van Buren Township office.

DNR, Environmental Groups Concerned About Proposed Pipeline Underneath Ohio River

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Sierra Club, and Citizens Action Coalition have concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run underneath the Ohio River.

September 3, 2021

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Afghan Evacuees Arrive, Indiana Marine Killed, Legal Weed | Indiana Newsdesk

Thousands of Afghan evacuees are arriving in Indiana. The family of Marine Cpl. Humberto Sanchez joins us to talk about his life and tragic death. And Indiana’s “legal weed” – how producers are using hemp to create Delta 8 THC.

September 3, 2021

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Mother Of Fallen Indiana Marine Says Her Son Loved Making People Laugh

The mother of Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez says her son was a trouble-maker growing up - even earning the nickname Piranha. But she says he was a happy kid who loved making people laugh.

September 3, 2021

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Expectations High As No. 17 Indiana Opens Football Season Saturday At Iowa

The Hoosiers enter the new year ranked No. 17 in the nation, the first time since 1968 they’ve been ranked heading into the season.

September 3, 2021

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'Legal Weed?' In Indiana? Delta 8 THC Is Everywhere, And Officials Would Prefer To Not Talk About It

As surrounding states have have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, state leadership has deferred to the federal government for guidance. But Hoosiers have found an alternative – by using hemp to create Delta 8 THC.

September 2, 2021

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MCCSC Bus Issues Leave Parents, Children On The Curb

One month into the school year, children in the Monroe County Community School Corporation have more to deal with than wearing masks every day.

September 1, 2021

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Indiana Prepares For 5,000 Afghan Evacuees At Camp Atterbury

Indiana is preparing to receive 5,000 Afghan evacuees at Camp Atterbury in the coming weeks, with the first 1,000 set to arrive by this weekend.

August 27, 2021

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Third 'Exhibit Columbus' Explores Future Of The Middle City

The small southern Indiana city with a world reputation for modernist architecture is celebrating the opening of it’s third 'Exhibit Columbus.'

August 27, 2021

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Small Meat Processors Are Thriving, But Not Everyone Can Cash In

Meat prices are rising but that’s not trickling down to benefit most farmers.

August 27, 2021

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MCCSC Revises COVID Policy, County Jail Needs Replaced | Indiana Newsdesk

Parents continue to challenge school’s mask mandate. Does Monroe County need a new jail? And why some smaller cattle farms are stocking shelves and supplying restaurants.

August 27, 2021

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Sheriff, County Officials Differ On Future Of Monroe County Jail

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says the county should consider replacing the 37-year-old jail soon.

August 25, 2021

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Here's How MCCSC Will Make Decisions About Online Learning During COVID Pandemic

A new policy was adopted that will evaluate schools and classrooms on an individual basis without the entire district switching back to online learning. 

August 24, 2021

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New Research Center Aims To Put More Bugs In Our Food System — And Maybe On Our Plates

Thirty years from now, the way we feed livestock, pets, and even ourselves might include a lot more bugs.

August 20, 2021

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COVID Testing Ramping Up, Beef Prices Soaring | Indiana Newsdesk

The state is ramping up COVID-19 testing as positive cases continue to rise. The price of beef is soaring, but the extra money isn’t going to cattle farmers. And an Afghan professor at IU talks about the turmoil in his homeland.

August 20, 2021

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Healthcare Workers Concerned As COVID Cases, Hospitalizations On The Rise

Hospitalizations are more than four times as many as July’s low of 371. It’s one more wave for a weary healthcare system that has been battling COVID for a year and a half.

August 20, 2021

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Beef Prices Are Rising, But Farmers Aren't Cashing In

Climbing prices impact anyone seeking to put a burger or steak on a plate this summer.

August 17, 2021

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Signs showing visitor restrictions due to covid-19 outside a hospital.

Youth Activists To Craft Climate Legislation With State Senator

High school students in Indiana are working with a state lawmaker to craft a bill addressing climate change. The group formed out of frustration that despite multiple protests and letters, Indiana lawmakers haven’t passed climate legislation.

August 17, 2021

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IU Scholar Unsure About Afghanistan's Future Following Taliban Takeover

One Afghan scholar said much of the outside world is encouraging evacuations, some even promised to take in refugees. However, mass evacuations contribute to national brain drain.

August 13, 2021

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Redistricting, School Masks, Eviction Moratorium | Indiana Newsdesk

Advocates are pushing for lawmakers to draw new legislative district maps in what they call an open and transparent way. How the latest COVID outbreak is affecting school masking decisions. And what some counties are doing to avoid a future eviction crisis.

August 13, 2021

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Local Officials Make The Most Of Moratorium Extension

The Biden Administration is once again extending the moratorium on evictions, this time to areas of the country where COVID-19 cases are high.

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