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Now's the time of year when kids are most at risk when it comes to water safety. The USA Swimming Foundation says 70% of African-American, 60% of Hispanic and 40% of Caucasian children cannot swim. They also say drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-...
An Indiana economist says the nation may be inching closer to another recession. This follows word that the U.S. economy shrank by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015. The decline in economic output is a reversal of the initial Commerce Department report that showed the economy...
(image courtesy of Northwest High School/Facebook) The Northwest High School student whose beating of a girl at the school was recorded on video will plead guilty to one of the charges against him. The Marion County Prosecutor's Office says the teen admitted to a charge of '...
ISTEP, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and redistricting are among more than 40 topics assigned to legislative study committees this summer. Legislators will review some topics they made a start on in this year's session, like needle exchange programs, and some they deliberately...
Indiana's renewable fuel industry leaders says possible changes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could damage the state's economy. Indiana Ethanol Producers Association Spokesman Tim Phelps says the EPA is considering among others things, possible cuts in the amount...
The Indiana Institute for Working Families says the latest state jobless numbers aren't what they're cracked up to be. Institute Spokesman Derek Thomas says unemployment has dropped to 5.4% in Indiana because so many Hoosiers have left the labor force. He says more than 18,000...
An Indiana political science expert says the economy is likely to remain the big issue in the current presidential race. Although the presidential election remains about 18 months away, UIndy Political Science Professor Dr. Laura Merrifield Albright says "economic voting" is...
A state ban on poultry shows will mean a different look for this year's state fair. Indiana is the 11th state to ban poultry exhibitions because of an outbreak of bird flu which has killed 40-million birds nationwide. State Fair spokeswoman Lesley Gordon says the poultry barn...
A SWAT team was called to a home on the city's near-north side Thursday after a man was said to be locked inside the home in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Indianapolis Metro Police SWAT officers blocked off the 2200 block of North Capital Street after receiving a 911...