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(photo courtesy Lake County Sheriff's Department) A 26-year-old Portage man entered a formal not-guilty plea in court Wednesday to murder charges for the July 6 death of Gary patrolman Jeffery Westerfield. A shackled Carl Blount, Jr. was flanked by two heavily armed Lake County...
Senator Dan Coats says Indiana and other states are experiencing rising health insurance rates due to the Obamacare law. Coats says initial 2015 premiums filed for the Obamacare exchanges in Indiana ranged from as high as a 46-percent hike to as low as a 9-percent cut. He says...
After a year of work, the Indianapolis Public Library has a plan on how to stay relevant in the digital age. A five-year strategic plan developed after several community and task force meetings will take effect with the library's 2015 budget year. The 44-page report describes...
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Carmel is launching a social-media campaign to prop up businesses which are losing customers to the U-S 31 construction project. The city is encouraging people to visit restaurants and shops along 31 -- even though the...
Inside the renovated State Fair Coliseum (WIBC.com file photo: Mike Corbin) It's Indiana State Fair time. State Fair Spokesperson Andy Klotz says this year is the "Year of the Coliseum." The fair is celebrating the completed, multi-million dollar renovation of the facility. Also...
Even as we are winning battles with some types of cancer, the number of people with skin cancer is rising. This week, Dr. Boris Lushniak, the acting U.S. Surgeon General who is also a dermatologist, called skin cancer a major public health problem that requires immediate action...
A Portage man was arrested Wednesday after a hit-and-run crash involving an Indiana State Police car. A state trooper stopped a semi on the right shoulder of westbound Interstate 80 near the Chase Street overpass for a traffic violation. Just before the trooper got out of his...
Shelbyville Police arrested a man Tuesday after what appeared to be human remains were found near his home. Police began searching the property and home of 46-year-old Scott Shuck in the 1200 block of Elm Street in Shelbyville. The search was part of an ongoing investigation...
(Left to Right) Mark Leonard, Monserrate Shirley and Bob Leonard (photos courtesy IMPD) Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says they're still determining how change of venue trials will work for the suspects in the Richmond Hill subdivision explosion. Curry says all sides...