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The only Indiana state park which bans alcohol will remain alcohol-free. The Alcohol and Tobacco Commission has unanimously rejected a liquor license for developers who want to turn the Indiana Dunes pavilion building into a conference center and restaurant. The Dunes banned...
Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Senate Democrats plan to make the first move toward adding sexual orientation to Indiana's civil rights law. Governor Pence has reportedly been meeting with business leaders in search of a compromise...
Indiana manufacturers are increasingly skittish about the state of the economy. The 2015 Indiana Manufacturing Survey finds that the post-recession recovery is over for many Indiana manufacturers. 63% of them say the U.S. isn't likely to ever lead the world on the manufacturing...
INDIANAPOLIS -- A child and the principal of a local school were killed when two SUVs collided on Indianapolis' west side Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. when a gold Ford SUV heading westbound on Washington Street ran a red light and struck a silver Honda...
Carmel is the latest city to pass a law protecting the LGBT community from discrimination, though it did so more narrowly than initially expected. The Carmel City Council voted 4-to-3 in favor of the law that originally was backed by six of the seven council members when it was...
A man convicted of killing his wife, twice, has been handed his sentence. 52 year old Tony Degrafreed was given a 60 year sentence for the slaying of his wife Rebecca--marking his second prison stay for essentially the same crime. In 1994 he was convicted and sentenced for the...
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Two leaders of the unsuccessful attempt to unionize college sports are predicting eventual success. The National Labor Relations Board declined to certify Northwestern football players' request to unionize...
A new, $20 million assisted living facility is coming to Kokomo. Mayor Greg Goodnight announced that Chicago-based Vermillion Development plans to redevelop the former Kokomo lumberyard along Wildcat Creek into the new Kokomo Residential Care Facility. It'll house and serve...
Several cases awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court as it begins its new term today could have a direct impact on Indiana. Perhaps the most closely watched case of the term will assess how far states can go in regulating abortion without violating the court's ban on imposing an "undue...