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Two Kmart stores in Indianapolis will be closing to the public by the end of the year. A spokesman for Sears Holdings Corporation, which owns Kmart, says the stores at 2715 Madison Avenue and 7425 East Washington Street will close in early December. They'll remain open until...
(photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway) No criminal charges will be filed against NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. An Ontario County, New York grand jury found no wrongdoing in the incident in a dirt-track race August 9. District...
(image courtesy of Indiana University) Fewer young people in Indiana are using alcohol and drugs according to an annual survey. Reported alcohol use among young people in grades 6-through-12 has fallen over the last two decades according to the Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and...
Students on Purdue's campus after the January murder of Andrew Boldt. (WIBC.com file photo: Lafayette Journal and Courier) The murder of a Purdue teaching assistant in his classroom could lead to a change in Indiana sentencing laws. Last week, Purdue student Cody Cousins...
Come October 1st, The Department of Code Enforcement is taking on a new chore. The department will begin overseeing unsafe vacant structures across the city. It's part of their new "Unsafe Building Program." DCE Spokesman Adam Baker says it's a task that up until now has been...
Four counties will launch state-funded preschool programs after New Year's, in the first step of a five-county pilot program. Marion, Allen, Lake and Vanderburgh County preschools will begin enrolling low-income kids with state money in January, with Jackson County to follow...
(photo courtesy RTV6) An inmate was found dead inside the Marion County Jail. Marshal Carman, 29, was discovered in his cell sometime on Wednesday, according to spokeswoman Katie Carlson with the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Carlson did not say what time Carman was found, and...
Indiana is one of 39 states that are running out of available telephone numbers. The rise in population and huge number of mobile devices mean at least two new area codes are in the works for central and southern Indiana regions covered by 317 and 812. Indiana Office of Utility...
A state agency touts it as new money to help victims of domestic violence. But one advocate says funds released this week should have been given to domestic violence shelters all along. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced Monday night that more than $740,000 would...