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Farm groups are applauding a tax change they say will make their bills more predictable. Farmland's tax value is calculated based on how productive the land was. But the state uses four-year-old figures. That means farmers are paying based on prices double what they're earning...
Samara Kpeti (center) of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra rehearsing with Pink Martini (MYO/Facebook) Happy 20th birthday to an orchestra with a mission. The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Indianapolis is 20 years old this year, and as it has in each of those years, it gives at...
Police arrested a juvenile suspect Thursday in connection with social media threats made against Noblesville High School. An investigation into the threats began on March 23 after someone with the Twitter handle "john smith" threatened to shoot at Noblesville High School. In a...
Brian Hamilton (Indiana State Police photo) A 14-year-veteran of the Indiana State Police was fired Thursday for allegedly proselytizing to people he stopped for traffic violations. The ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit this week against ISP Trooper Brian Hamilton on behalf of...
FRANKLIN, Ind. -- An Indianapolis man convicted of murder and robbery in Johnson County has received the maximum sentence of 65 years in prison. Marcus Hardy, 30, was convicted last month in Johnson County Circuit Court of killing Douglas Lane, 20, of Bargersville last August...
Carrier has paid back $1.6 million in state and local incentives. Carrier agreed to repay tax breaks and job-training grants soon after its abrupt announcement last month that it would move its Indianapolis operations to Mexico. The details of that repayment have now been worked...
A new federal rule raises standards for financial planners, but critics say it may limit options for you. Under current law, financial planners must put your IRA in "suitable" investments. A new Labor Department rule published Wednesday raises that standard to investments "in...
A baby dies, and a daycare center is under investigation. The baby girl was 10 months old, and Speedway Police say they got a call that the infant was unconscious in a car seat outside the Miracles and Blessings Day Care center on 10th Street Wednesday afternoon. The girl later...
The Phi Delta Theta house at Franklin College, which was shut down (Franklin College photo) A fraternity at Franklin College is no more. The national headquarters of Phi Delta Theta shut down its chapter at Franklin College, and also is closing its frat house on the Johnson...