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A man who was placed on home detention after being convicted of drugging and raping his then-wife will now be spending time behind bars. David Wise, 52, was convicted of one count of rape and five counts of criminal deviate conduct, and he was initially sentenced to eight years...
The state has closed enrollment in the Healthy Indiana insurance plan for the rest of the year. The plan for uninsured, low-income Hoosiers is funded by state cigarette taxes, and enrollment has always been capped based on how much money is available. Family and Social Services...
Two judges have now ruled against Indiana's right to work law. Lake County Circuit Judge George Paras ruled this week that the law passed in 2012 violates the Indiana Constitution's ban on demanding services without just compensation, and said his ruling would take effect...
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...
EPA officials take a demonstration soil sample outside the Indiana Government Center. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Environmental Protection Agency officials are conducting an anti-terrorism drill in Indianapolis. The EPA and Defense Department collaborate with state agencies...
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...