Local News

Categories:
Three current members of the State Board of Education say they want to keep their seats when a new board is likely appointed later this year. The bill (SB 1) initially designed to remove state Superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair of the board eventually became an overhaul of the...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) meets with reporters, a day after adjournment. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) After wrapping up this year's General Assembly, legislative leaders are looking ahead to next year. House leaders in both parties say next year's...
John Gregg, Democrat who is again running for governor (image courtesy of Gregg For Governor) He came close in 2012, and Democrat John Gregg has decided to try again to win the governor's office in 2016. Gregg made his announcement in a three-minute YouTube video released on his...
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is celebrating May race month in Indy with a big car show. "Dream Cars" celebrates the visionary and innovative design of 17 vintage cars on display. Museum Director Dr. Charles Venable says they expect the exhibition to pack in huge crowds. About...
Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo) Governor Pence is hailing the just-concluded legislative session as a success, with what he calls a "historic" commitment to school funding. Pence boasts he achieved a clean sweep on his legislative agenda of more than a dozen bills, from a...
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz saying she might run for governor in 2016 (wibc.com photo: Ray Steele) State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says the legislature changed her mind, and she is now considering a run for governor next year. "After this session, there is absolutely...
Plans for the regional academic health science campus in Southwestern Indiana took a big step forward Wednesday as Indiana lawmakers approved $25.2 million in capital projects funding to develop the multi-institutional medical school in Downtown Evansville. The University of...
House members say goodbye after adjourning for the year. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) The Indiana General Assembly has adjourned for the year, after working to the last second to pass a new two-year state budget. The House gave final approval to the $31 billion spending plan...
Riverboat casinos would be allowed to move inland, and racinos might eventually add live table games, under a bill approved by the House and Senate. Legislators resolved a debate over allowing live dealers by delaying legalization till March 2021. At that point, they'd need...