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(image courtesy of Facebook) The Indiana State Fair says elephant rides will be offered to fairgoers, despite protests from animal rights activists. The Fair hasn't offered elephant rides in several years, but this year it contracted with Carson & Barnes Circus, based in...
Two years after Indiana became a right-to-work state, the membership decline unions feared hasn't happened. Unionization slipped from one in nine Hoosier workers in 2011 to one out of 11 in 2012, when right-to-work took effect. But union membership had been sliding for years...
(Photo courtesy of U.S . Army Public Affairs) One of the heroes of the April 2008 "Battle of Shok Valley" finds his name attached to Sunday's Brickyard 400, the result of a vote by race fans. A native Texan, he's a real-life version of the Hollywood star who was first to carry...
The Thunderbird is rendered in orange (photo courtesy Holiday World) A record-breaking roller coaster is coming to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari next spring. It's called the Thunderbird and when it's completed, it will be the nation's first launched wing coaster. Unlike...
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Marion County Sheriff's Department vehicle on the city’s south side Thursday evening. The incident happened in the 5200 block of South Madison Avenue, near the Thompson Road intersection, around 10 p.m., officials said. Crews at the scene...
IMPD investigators are searching for a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run on the city's northwest side early Tuesday morning. Police say the crash happened in the 4000 block of North High School Road. 18-year-old Nicholas King was driving his scooter with a juvenile male...
(WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin) Metro Police are investigating after a shooting injured two people on the city's near north side Thursday afternoon. IMPD Officer Rafael Diaz says the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Guilford Avenue. As officers made their...
Carl Blount (photo courtesy Lake County Sheriff's Department) A suspect is facing murder charges in the killing of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield on July 6. 26-year-old Carl Blount is being charged with murder and could face 45 to 65 years in prison if convicted. Lake...
A man who was placed on home detention after being convicted of drugging and raping his then-wife will now be spending time behind bars. David Wise, 52, was convicted of one count of rape and five counts of criminal deviate conduct, and he was initially sentenced to eight years...