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Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks says beating ISIS will require the U.S. to raise its game in cyberspace. ISIS is more focused on military conquest than al-Qaeda was, but has also proven more savvy about exploiting social media. She notes ISIS has been effective not just in...
Severe weather and tornadoes hit central Indiana Wednesday. Forecasters say an EF-1 tornado touched down in Greenwood and traveled for a quarter mile, damaging three homes and a veterinary hospital. The damage was reported by a National Weather Service employee at 3:42 p.m. near...
The Plainfield police department has opened up a new tip line for people that may have information in regards to recent threats in the area. Plainfield police say they created the tip line because of a heavy volume of calls to the communications center and private messages to...
(WIBC.com file photo: RTV6) Indiana isn't likely to alter its gun laws to satisfy objections from Virginia -- and it's not immediately clear what those objections are. Attorney General Mark Herring says a review of state gun laws concluded Indiana and 24 other states allow...
A state review concludes there's no evidence that the latest alleged glitch in the ISTEP test caused any significant problem. An anonymous letter to the Indiana Department of Education, claiming to be from an ex-employee of testmaker CTB-McGraw-Hill, charged that a computer...
For the second time this year, a fraternity at IU Bloomington is in trouble for bad behavior. The national headquarters of Phi Kappa Psi says it's chapter at IU has been suspended for two years due to "student code of conduct" violations. The suspension came via a mutual...
(image courtesy of RTV6) Bullets fired by suspects during a police chase hit an officer's car and a nearby home. IMPD says the shots came from a car being pursued by police just before 8:30 Tuesday night on the southeast side of Indy, near Rural and Minnesota Streets. Though an...
For the first time, you'll be able to buy alcohol in Indiana on Christmas -- if you can find it. A new state law lifts the longstanding ban on Christmas alcohol sales. But most supermarkets and liquor stores are closed on Christmas. Kroger spokesman John Elliott says about two-...
Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann (left) with Gov. Mike Pence (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman) Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann's potential departure to become president of Ivy Tech might not be as unusual as it appears. Since Indiana allowed governors to serve two terms 40 years...