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(image courtesy of Tod Coumbe, White Glove Towing) Transportation officials say didn't see the freezing rain that ended up snarling traffic in Central Indiana coming, and one forecaster says the amount of freezing rain surprised him, too. "We had a low-percentage chance of...
The coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds has a new name. It's now called the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. State Fair and Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company officials made it official today. Executive Director Cindy Hoye says it's a $6 million, ten-year naming rights...
Indiana's ban on Sunday alcohol sales will come under fire again in this year's legislature. Indiana supermarkets have been trying for seven years to repeal the ban. Indiana Retail Council president Grant Monahan maintains this is their best chance yet to succeed. Convenience...
The Indianapolis City-County Council passed Mayor Greg Ballard's pre-kindergarten program by a vote of 19-8 Monday night. While most every councilor agreed that pre-K is a good idea, opponents argued that the city already has funding issues it needs to resolve before passing the...
An Indiana-based international security and terrorism expert says terror groups are trying to change the behavior of Americans by threatening attacks on U.S. soil. Peter Beering of Indianapolis is speaking out following FBI reports that ISIS has been planning to recruit people...
Ball State University economist Dr. Mike Hicks says don't be surprised to see retailers seriously slash prices within the next couple of weeks. He also says the days of "big" Black Fridays may be over. This follows their lackluster performance this Black Friday. Sales were down...
Crude oil prices continue to fall and analysts say that's dropping prices at the pumps. GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan says gas prices across Indiana could fall into the $2.40 a gallon range by week's end. Right now, gas prices statewide are ranging from $2.61 to $2.80 a...
Today is Cyber Monday. That's the day when we're supposed to see a huge spike in online shopping. While retailers continue to push so-called great deals online, Purdue University Retail Expert Dr. Richard Feinberg says Cyber Monday isn't as big as it used to be. Feinberg says...
(WIBC.com file photo: Indiana Historical Society) Indiana's 200th birthday is two years away, but the celebrating begins one year from now. The 16-member Bicentennial Commission is more than halfway to its goal of approving 200 local "legacy projects." It's approved 113 local...