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Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Governor Pence is proposing a $31 billion budget for the next two years, including a 3% increase in school funding. Pence's budget spends about a third of expected new state revenue -- it increases state spending overall by 1.3%...
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and city officials say they're hiring an additional 115 new police officers this year. IMPD Chief Rick Hite says the new hires will help keep the department ahead of losses due to attrition. The new recruits will be scheduled for classes come May...
Jake Miller and Craig Bowen, the first legally married same-sex couple in Indiana (image courtesy of Indianapolis Monthly) Last year, the debate in the legislature was over same-sex marriage. This year, it will be over what some say are the rights of those who don't believe in...
(photo courtesy IFD) A woman is dead after a fire Wednesday night at the home she was renting on the city's east side. Firefighters were called shortly before 6:30 to the 3500 block of North Emerson Avenue and found heavy fire coming from the home when they arrived. The woman,...
Wheeler's new shelter addition opened ahead of schedule Tuesday. (WIBC.com file photo: Mike Corbin) Wheeler Mission says the opening of the new addition to their men's shelter came just in time as temperatures reach dangerous levels in Indianapolis. Chief Development Officer...
A man living in a homeless camp near downtown Indianapolis was hospitalized Wednesday after suffering frostbite on his feet, RTV6's Jack Rinehart reported. Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers found the man while conducting homeless-outreach checks in camps along...
The National Weather Service says we're continuing to feel cold air from the polar regions of Canada. Meteorologist Mike Ryan says it's similar to the polar vortex the state experienced around this time last year. Ryan says the coldest part of the air mass will pass through late...
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson (WIBC.com file photo) One of the first bills to come before the Senate this year could allow judges to serve longer in the Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. State law requires Supreme Court justices and appellate judges to...
Akeem Gunn (photo courtesy IMPD) Metro Police are searching for an Indianapolis man who allegedly shot his girlfriend last September. Police say 28-year-old Akeem Gunn allegedly shot his 29-year-old girlfriend September 26, 2014 in the 3300 block of Broadway Avenue during an...