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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...
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...