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Deciding when and how to allow live dealers at Indiana's two racetrack casinos is the last hurdle confronting casino legislation as the General Assembly session winds down. House and Senate versions of the bill put off live dealers until 2021, to give Indiana's Ohio River...
Indy's near-eastside got special distinction Tuesday. The Obama Administration has dubbed the area just east of downtown Indianapolis one of the nation's new "Project Zone" areas. That means it's getting about $8.2 million in federal assistance and $2 million from local...
The violent protests seen in Baltimore are a possibility in Indianapolis, but Public Safety Director Troy Riggs says it isn't likely. Riggs says Indianapolis has done a lot to work with troubled parts of the city that other metropolitan areas may have neglected. Riggs says there...
Since its founding in 1851, the tiny town of Story, Indiana has had no mayor, no board of commissioners and no town counsel. However, what they do have is a "Village Idiot". Regulars to the Story Inn's tavern gather every year to elect the Village Idiot. The balloting for the “...
(image courtesy of the CDC) Some doctors hope that a new study will finally prove to skeptics that vaccines do not cause autism. The exhaustive study of more 95,000 children born between 2001 and 2007 shows that those who received the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine did...
Tara (left) and Melody Betterman-Lane, plaintiffs in Indiana's same-sex marriage lawsuits, in Washington DC (image courtesy of ACLU of Indiana/Twitter) The Supreme Court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage today, and some of those who successfully challenged Indiana's gay...
Bloomington Police say they're investigating whether the man arrested for the alleged murder of IU student Hannah Wilson has ties to another missing coed - Lauren Spierer. In a statement released to the media, Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters says the arrest of Daniel...
An Indiana clergy group is hinting at punishing Republican legislators at the polls for supporting the bill they charge weakened the newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. More than 100 people turned out for an Indiana Pastors Alliance rally at the statehouse denouncing...
The cell phone of the suspect in the murder of an IU student is what led police to make an arrest. Daniel Messel, 49, is charged with murdering Hannah Wilson, 22, whose body was found in a vacant lot near Plum Creek in Brown County on Friday. Court documents show that Wilson was...