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The office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann says nine Indiana localities are getting their share of some $10.8 million in blight elimination funds. This is the latest round of federal funding from the $221.7 million Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program for Indiana. $75...
Environmental Protection Agency officials are conducting an anti-terrorism drill in Indianapolis. The EPA collaborates with state agencies about once a year on an exercise simulating a "dirty bomb" attack. EPA physicist Christopher Royce says authorities need to be able to track...
Indiana Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers spoke out on the high cost of college education in Washington today. Lubbers told Congressional lawmakers that late graduation rates are costing college students an extra $35 million each year. She told the U.S. Senate Committee on...
A Bartholomew County zoning board has given approval to a farmer to build a confined feeding operation for two-thousand hogs. Jeff Shoaf wants to build the operation near the town of Hope. Some nearby residents objected to the proposal over concerns that the facility would lower...
There will be a handful of independent candidates on Indiana ballots in the November election: Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians have automatic ballot access. Anyone else must gather petition signatures to get on the ballot. Soccer coach John Couch collected the necessary...
Former Indianapolis Police Officer David Bisard has appealed his conviction for a drunk driving wreck that killed a motorcyclist while Bisard was on duty. The appeal was filed by the Marion County Public Defenders Office and argues that Bisard was denied an impartial jury and...
A Plainfield teen who was attempting to fly around the world has crashed near Pago Pago, American Samoa. The body of 17-year old Haris Suleman has been recovered, but the body of his father Babar, has not yet been found. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating...
Secretary of State Connie Lawson says there are new rules in place for crowdfunding in Indiana. Crowdfunding usually involves entrepreneurs or reputable people raising money online for business or project startups. Lawson says that previously, private companies couldn't reach...
A new report shows that obesity rates among children are leveling off, though the rates are still high. Researchers from the University of Minnesota found that 17-percent of children between the ages of 2 and 18 are classified as obese, while 32-percent are overweight, when...