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The time has come for the Indiana Bear to go back home to Michigan, and the Indiana DNR is pulling out all of the stops. Bud Veverka with the Indiana DNR says that's because the Bear has become increasingly more comfortable around people's homes and is threatening to become a...
The Marion County Health Department has confirmed the season's first case of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus. The mosquitoes testing positive were taken from a trap in Washington Township. No human cases have been reported in the county this year. West Nile usually produces...
Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says he's leaving office with homicides and shootings down this year. He says homicides are down 20% so far this year. However, he says crime will rise again if the city doesn't continue to deal "with the systemic issues" that lead...
School choice advocates are turning their attention from state legislatures to Congress. More than 100 parents and students rallied on Capitol Hill under the banner of PublicSchoolChoice.org. The group is pushing for a wider range of public school options, especially charter and...
A top city official says from where he sits, financial fallout from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana has been minimal. Visit Indy President Leonard Hoops says he had been anticipating that RFRA might hurt convention business in Indianapolis, but he says now that...
Indianapolis will host the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting next year. Conference Trustee and Mayor Greg Ballard announced on Tuesday that the four-day conference will take place next June 24th-27th at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Visit Indy President...
Governor Pence has declared a period of mourning in the wake of last week's shooting in Tennessee which took the lives of four U.S. Marines and one Navy Sailor. The governor is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday, July 21st...
After an early success, a push by animal rights groups to ban pig wrestling at Indiana county fairs appears to be losing steam. The Delaware County Fair Board voted in May to cancel pig wrestling at this month's fair after five years. But at least five other fairs have moved...
Poverty continues to be among the biggest challenges faced by children in Indiana. In fact, according to the latest Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count 2015 data book, child poverty increased 4 percent from 2008 to 2013. Overall, Indiana ranked 32nd in the country for overall...