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Indiana will make it easier for counties to launch needle-exchange programs. The state has already approved needle exchanges in eight counties to stop the spread of hepatitis and HIV. Governor Holcomb asked for the new law to let counties do it on their own. Several senators say...
STATE HOUSE--You can't buy cold beer at grocery store. You can't buy beer on Sunday. Many of Indiana's liquor laws come from decades ago. The Ricker's stores getting permits to sell cold beer at two of its southern Indiana locations and the backlash could end up being the...
The House has voted to roll back regulations on vape manufacturers -- but not all the way. A 2015 law which took effect last year imposes strict requirements on the manufacture of the liquids used in e-cigarettes, including a "clean room" with 24/7 video surveillance. Those...
INDIANAPOLIS -- All this week, beginning on April 2nd through this Saturday, April 8th, it's National Crime Victim Rights Week. For local organization, Legacy House, which caters to victims of violence, they say the whole point of the week is to raise awareness in communities...
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. -- A Shelbyville woman is dead after she was struck and killed by a car while she was walking along I-74 just before midnight. She's been identified as Laura Goode, 33, of Shelbyville. Emergency crews were called on reports of a pedestrian who was hit and...
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Bartholomew County narcotics officers arrested a 19-year-old Columbus man they say is linked to a rash of heroin overdoses last year. The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team says a months-long investigation led them to 19-year-old Cyrus P. Nida...
You'll get to vote next year on whether to require a balanced budget in Indiana. Indiana's constitution already bars the state from going into debt, but Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Chairman Brandt Hershman says that doesn't require the state to live within its income. While the...
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Marion County Prosecutor's Office commemorated National Crime Victims' Rights Week this week during an event today, at the IMPD Engagement Office in Indianapolis. Organized by the office’s victim advocate groups - such as the Legacy House and the Julian...
Health groups are trying to breathe life into a proposed cigarette tax hike. Governor Holcomb and Senate Republicans have come out against raising cigarette taxes, but health groups still hope to change their mind. Julie Halbig with the Indiana Hospital Association says...