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(WIBC.com file photo: RTV6) The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a claim by a victim of the State Fair stage collapse that Indiana's cap on state liability is unconstitutional. 13-year-old Jordyn Polet's mother and sister were seriously injured in the 2011 stage collapse...
The ASPCA is seeking state money for spay-neuter programs. The animal-welfare organization is backing a proposed five-million-dollar fund to pay for vouchers to help low-income Hoosiers spay or neuter their pets. Midwest legislative director Vicki Deisner says the move could...
There are more jobs open in the US than at any time in the last 14 years. The Labor Department says the number of unfilled jobs rose to 4.97 million in November, the latest month for which statistics were available. That's the most open positions since January 2001. "At the...
Some Indiana Republican State Senators have joined in the fight against crime. State Senators Michael Young, Patricia Miller, Michael Crider, Scott Schneider and Brent Waltz all announced a "crime reduction package" Wednesday. It's a package of bills they say will help law...
Adult Hoosiers who were adopted would gain broader rights to learn their birth mother's name, under a bill headed for the Senate floor. Children adopted since 1994 can get their original birth certificate unless the birth mother specifically opted out when she agreed to the...
A burst water main led to a street collapse near Broad Ripple High School early Wednesday. It's the second time in less than 2 months the street has seen a broken water main and collapse. The high school announced just before 6 a.m. that classes would be on a 2-hour delay due to...
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding calls it one of the largest theft rings he has ever seen. Authorities made two arrests following an investigation into over a million dollars in heavy equipment thefts from construction sites and businesses. Andrew Elpers, 36 and Thomas...
The reading exam that third graders have to pass to move on to fourth grade would be given to second graders instead if one lawmaker gets her way. A bill from freshman Senator Erin Houchin (R, Salem) would move the IREAD assessment back to second grade starting next school year...
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne, left) and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) The debate on Governor Pence's proposed balanced-budget amendment to the state constitution is likely to center on the details. Legislative...