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A Plainfield teen who was attempting to fly around the world has crashed near Pago Pago, American Samoa. The body of 17-year old Haris Suleman has been recovered, but the body of his father Babar, has not yet been found. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating...
Secretary of State Connie Lawson says there are new rules in place for crowdfunding in Indiana. Crowdfunding usually involves entrepreneurs or reputable people raising money online for business or project startups. Lawson says that previously, private companies couldn't reach...
A new report shows that obesity rates among children are leveling off, though the rates are still high. Researchers from the University of Minnesota found that 17-percent of children between the ages of 2 and 18 are classified as obese, while 32-percent are overweight, when...
Two men are dead in an apparent murder suicide in Knox County. At 2:00 Wednesday morning, State Police, the Knox County Sheriff and Bicknell Police responded to 707 Durbin Street in Bicknell. 33-year-old Paul Ryan Russell of Bruceville had been shot and killed after an argument...
Local governments are still taking a dim view of new local tax relief options for the business personal property tax. About 200 city, county and school officials gathered in Indianapolis for a two-hour tutorial on the details of the tax compromise passed by this year's...
The private firm at the center of Mayor Greg Ballard's recycling plan is defending itself against stiff opposition. Covanta Vice President Scott Holkeboer says their $50 million recycling facility is a step in the right direction for Indianapolis. Holkeboer spoke during a...
Indy Backpack Attack volunteers are in full gear. They're gathering up thousands of donated school supplies for needy Marion County students who will soon go back to school. Indy Back Pack Attack Chair Tiffany Dial says this year marks their 15th year. Volunteers are currently...
Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton is speaking out on 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report. The report was released in 2004. Hamilton - Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission - says America is safer since the attacks on 9/11, but he says he fears that Americans...
Jake Miller and Craig Bowen, Indiana's first same-sex couple to marry after a judge's ruling in June (Indianapolis Monthly photo) Ten states have joined Indiana's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that same-sex marriage in the state should be legal. In a friend-of-the-court...