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The second-ranking Republican in the Indiana House has resigned. News of Majority Leader Jud McMillin's (R-Brookville) resignation came in a one-sentence statement from Speaker Brian Bosma, who says the Brookville Republican is stepping down to focus on his family. McMillin...
West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski displays his body camera to a legislative study committee. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indiana police agencies are taking diametrically opposite positions on the use of body cameras. West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski...
We know that there is water on the surface of Mars. Now what? You may think that the discovery of water on Mars, including sometimes flowing water, means there has to be life there in some form that we will eventually find. Not necessarily. "This particular water is so salty,...
The skills gap and talent shortage in America are making things tough for Hoosier job recruiters. That's Good HR's Amber Crosby says they really began noticing the issue last Spring. Crosby says they see many job applicants with college degrees yet they lack appropriate skills...
Speedway's former fire chief won't serve any jail time for stealing $58,000 from the department. Mark Watson resigned last fall after town officials confronted him with charges of financial misconduct. He's already repaid the money an audit says he stole by diverting department...
A cemetery restoration expert says cemeteries aren't morbid and can raise property values if Hoosiers take care of them. Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Director of Special Initiatives Jeannie Regan-Dinius says there are about 11-thousand cemeteries in Indiana. She's...
Class action lawsuits against Volkswagen are piling up. Indianapolis-based Cohen & Malad Attorney Scott Gilchrist says dozens of cases on file include consumers from all states including Indiana. This comes after the German automaker admitted to building devices into VW...
INDOT says a demand that a Fort Wayne contractor replace or pay for allegedly substandard asphalt isn't necessarily a sign of similar cases to come. INDOT is testing asphalt on nearly 200 road projects performed by 44 different contractors, including additional projects by...
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...