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Eric Holcomb (at podium) will be the next Lt. Governor. Sue Ellspermann (right) will resign (Twitter/Governor's office) Yesterday, he was a U.S. Senate candidate. Eric Holcomb will instead be the state's next lieutenant governor. As first reported by WIBC host Abdul-Hakim...
Dr. Jen Brown, State Department of Health (RTV6 photo) Yes the Zika Virus is in Indiana--no, you probably will not catch it. The official verbiage from the State Department of Health is that Indiana is at low risk--you would probably just say slim, at best. Dr. Jen Brown with...
Suicide-prevention activists want Indiana schools and colleges to make themselves the first line of defense. Eight states require schools to have suicide-prevention policies. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention wants Indiana to be the ninth. And Indiana-Ohio area...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) State school superintendent Glenda Ritz wants legislators to kill a bill allowing students to apply for private-school vouchers at mid-year. Right now, you have to apply for vouchers by September 1...
Zika is in Indiana. It doesn't mean you should panic, just cautious if you travel. The State Department of Health says a "non-pregnant resident" who recently traveled to Haiti has Zika, the illness confirmed by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The department...
A bird flu outbreak had a devastating impact on ten farms in southwest Indiana last month, but it looks like most restrictions on poultry in that region will soon be lifted. The last positive bird flu case was January 16 in Dubois County, Indiana's top turkey-producing county...
(photo from Julie Pursley/RTV6) Snow showers will again be an issue for us across the area as they rotate through the state. The main issue will again be quickly changing visibility on the roadways and slick spots as well. We are not expecting a lot in the way of snow but with...
Kyle Cox isn't going anywhere, at least for now. A federal judge says he was prepared to release the former Park Tudor boys basketball coach to his family until his trial on child enticement and coercion charges. But the judge put the ruling on hold after federal prosecutors...
The crash report from the deadly bus accident at Amy Beverland Elementary School says the driver didn't apply the parking brake when she got out of her seat. According to IMPD investigators, the driver was getting ready to leave the student loading area on January 27 after all...