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Legislators are opening the door a crack to medical use of marijuana derivatives. Clinical trials are testing whether hemp oil, also called cannabidiol or CBD, can reduce epileptic seizures in children. A legislative study committee is recommending a bill to allow Indiana...
(WIBC.com photo: Indiana Gaming Commission) Purdue breaks ground today on a new veterinary clinic for horses in Shelbyville. Purdue already has an equine surgery clinic on campus, but Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed says the trek to West Lafayette can be too long in some...
The Attorney General's office has not said whether it will appeal a federal judge's ruling striking down Indiana's ban on ballot selfies. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled that the law barring you from taking a picture of your election ballot and sharing it on social...
This year’s Heartland Film Festival lineup includes a film with a familiar local name in its cast of characters. “The Burden,” features many active duty and retired military personnel including Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “The Burden” tells the story of fossil fuel...
Statehouse discussions of how to address a teacher shortage are centered largely on why and whether there's a shortage to begin with. The number of Hoosiers earning education degrees has dropped about a third over the last decade. Bloomington Senator Mark Stoops (D) contends...
State Board of Education Vice Chair Sarah O'Brien (center), flanked by board members Vince Bertram (left) and Byron Ernest (right) (wibc.com photo/Ray Steele) The vice chair of the State Board of Education would not guarantee that the ISTEP pass/fail line will be set at a...
An IMPD Officer that hit and killed a pedestrian will not face charges, but could still lose his job. Officer Bernardo Zavalza was off-duty when he hit and killed Ronny Bowling on the city's south side. He also was under the influence of alcohol, but well below the legal limit...
Millions of Americans have seen or heard those commercials about the Shingles vaccine. However, the vaccine is expensive and many doctors don't offer it because of the high cost. Indiana State Department of Health Director of Immunizations Dave McCormick says one dose of...
A retired Indianapolis police officer and his daughter were shot in their home on the city's east side overnight. At approximately 1:01 a.m., IMPD officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of North Hawthorne Lane on a report of a person shot. Arriving officers found an adult...