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Five years after Indiana banned texting while driving, legislators may look at clamping down on other cell phone distractions. The law prohibits sending texts or emails while driving, but neglected to cover surfing the web. Avon Senator Pete Miller (R) says as phones have gotten...
A northwest Indiana state senator will try again to legalize medical marijuana, but acknowledges she's not expecting to get far. Portage Democrat Karen Tallian says she'd prefer to join the states which have decriminalized marijuana across the board, but argues the medicinal...
Senate Education Committee Chairman Dennise Kruse (left) will push a bill essentially holding schools harmless for lower ISTEP scores (Indiana Senate Republicans photo) It appears the Democratic State Superintendent and a Republican legislative leader are on the same page for a...
(image courtesy of RTV6) Lebanon Police are trying to identify a woman who was found dead near a tire store. The woman's body was discovered next to Big O Tire on North Lebanon Street around 7:30am by an employee of the store. Police say they don't know yet how the woman died,...
A top Indiana fiscal expert says one of the biggest challenges for Indy's new mayor will be addressing the city's $60 million annual deficit. Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute President John Ketzenberger says in recent years, the city has been able to navigate around the shortfall...
The city of Bloomington now has a new mayor. John Hamilton began his term as mayor of Bloomington at a swearing-in ceremony Friday. The man who had the job for the last 12 years decided to not seek reelection, but is proud of his legacy. Mark Kruzan says even before he came into...
A woman's rant on the Downtown Indianapolis Kilroy's Facebook page about her awful experience over the weekend, has garnered the popular bar international attention and will probably lead to an increase in business. The woman posted about her New Years’ experience at the bar...
Police have offered some insight into what was first reported as a home invasion in Broad Ripple early this morning. As it turns out it was a case of mistaken identity that involved a bad roommate, a prostitute, and a miffed pimp. Police have said the incident started when a man...
Classes resume today at schools in Plainfield, even though a person making threats online still hasn’t been caught. There will be extra police at Plainfield High School and other schools as students go back to school following the holiday break. That break began one day early...