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By a 19-10 vote, the Indianapolis City-County Council approved a proposal to fund the new Indianapolis pre-kindergarten program. The proposal gives $4.2 million for the first year of the five-year program. The total cost of the program is estimated at $40 million with half...
The Indianapolis City-County Council unanimously approved a proposal Monday night which allows for the hiring of 155 new IMPD officers. The proposal gives IMPD $12.5 million to hire the new officers. Many councilors agreed with Councilor Aaron Freeman who said this is a critical...
Indiana State Police arrested an Anderson man on charges of child molestation. The investigation began after State Police detectives received information from the Indiana Department of Child Services that a Wabash County girl had possibly been molested. Detectives learned that...
There is an encouraging new study on a treatment for peanut allergies, but an allergist says that does not mean you should start giving your peanut-allergic kids peanut butter. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed a treatment given to infants...
Missing children Aaron Blackwell (left) and Emma Blackwel l (images courtesy of Indiana State Police) A statewide Amber Alert has been after two children, abducted from a home in Indianapolis, have been found and they are safe. Metro Police say 16-year-old Aaron Blackwell and...
The Indiana Toll Road could become a government-run road again for the first time in nine years. The operating company formed by the Spanish-Australian consortium which leased the Toll Road emerged from bankruptcy last year with a plan to sell the lease. Lake and LaPorte...
A Marion County Criminal Court Judge has sentenced three statewide restaurant chain owners following their plea deals on theft charges. Judge Stanley Kroh sentenced Francisco Salgado and Jose Melendez to 10 years with eight suspended and Abel Bustos to two years including one...
The state's program may not expand, but Indianapolis will likely forge ahead with a plan to provide preschool for low-income children. The City-County Council approved the pre-K program itself in December. Tonight, the council will vote on a method of funding it for the first of...
Legislators begin the second act of this year's legislative session today, with the House and Senate taking up each other's bills. The Senate Appropriations Committee holds the first of seven budget hearings this week, reviewing a House Republican budget which adds to Governor...