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Two Indiana organizations that serve the homeless and poor are merging. Wheeler Mission Ministries in Indianapolis is merging with Backstreet Missions in Bloomington. Wheeler Chief Development Officer Steve Kerr says the merger takes effect Thursday. Kerr says the merger comes...
Rep. Luke Messer (R-6th) (WIBC.com file photo) Sixth District Congressman Luke Messer says John Boehner's successor as House speaker needs to find a way to unite Republicans. Messer acknowledges the GOP is "a divided party right now." He says House Republicans need to focus on...
A child was hit by an SUV vehicle and killed in the parking lot of a car wash on Indianapolis' northwest side. Police say a 17-year-old was driving to the car wash to pick up his paycheck Sunday. (Sept 27th) He saw children playing and stopped to allow the children to move...
Indiana is witnessing an unusual public rift between two members of its congressional delegation. Republicans Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman are both seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Dan Coats. A Stutzman fundraising letter attacked Young as a special-interest candidate...
Indiana's Republican members of Congress issued mostly brief and respectful statements about the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, even though one had battled with Boehner in the past. “There’s no doubt the Speaker presided over a difficult time in our nation’s history...
Former Indiana House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Crawford has died at 79. The Navy veteran who faced discrimination inside and outside the military was already active in the civil rights movement when then-State Representative Julia Carson recruited him to run for the Indiana...
Eight Indianapolis hotels have racked up 298 violations as part of a multi-agency city sweep. Department of Code Enforcement Spokesman Dmitri Kyser says the sweep occurred on September 16th and 17th on the city's eastside. The hotels were selected based on community complaints,...
Rep. Andre Carson (D, Indianapolis) One of Indiana's two Democrats in Congress says he was stunned at the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner's Friday morning announcement caught virtually everyone who watches politics off guard, including Rep. Andre Carson...
An Indiana-based expert on aging says Pope Francis is a great example of how to age well. CICOA Aging and In Home Solutions CEO Orion Bell says the Pope is merely one of numerous seniors who are doing the best work of their lives later in life. Pope Francis - who has only one...