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The nation's unemployment rate fell to 5.4% for the month of April. The Labor Department says that's down one-tenth of one percent from March. The economy added about 223,000 jobs. It's a seven-year low, but despite the decline, Ball State economist Dr. Mike Hicks says the...
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the $2 entrance fee increase, the first since 2006, is in response to the parks’ rising operating costs. Revenue generated from the fee increases will support staffing and the purchasing of supplies and equipment. The fee is going...
A family of six made it out of their home safely--thanks to the family dogs-- when fire swept through a vacant structure next door. Firefighters responded shortly before 4:30 a.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Udell Street on the city's northwest side. Fire officials say the...
Jim McDowell (image courtesy of Facebook) When the European half of World War II officially ended 70 years ago today, a man who would become one of Indiana's great broadcasters was caught off guard by the news as he served his country in England. Jim McDowell would be caught off...
(WIBC.com file photo: Indiana Historical Society) Indiana's new state budget includes $53 million for a quartet of construction projects tied to next year's state Bicentennial. Legislators granted Governor Pence's request for money to transform the plaza on the east side of the...
An Indiana business expert says many news publications could see their revenues rise if they made the overdue switch from print to digital. UIndy's Dr. Matt Will says "the ship has sailed" for digital which he says is where most people already "are." Will says it's time for...
(WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Motorcyclists are issuing their annual reminder to drivers to share the road safely. The motorcycle-safety group ABATE held its annual cycle gathering on Monument Circle to kick off Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. State director Jay Jackson...
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is getting a shot racing and economic adrenalin. IMS, Town of Speedway and Juncos Racing officials announced that Juncos Racing is building a $3 million, 40-thousand-square foot facility in the Town of Speedway. Driver Ricardo Juncos of Argentina says...
(L-R) Superintendent Glenda Ritz and State Board members David Freitas and B.J. Watts (in.gov photo) The State Board of Education couldn't have one final meeting in the board's current incarnation without one more long battle over communication. Before the board approved new...