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Americans currently owe over $1 trillion in student debt and the National Education Association is trying to fight the problem by launching the Degrees Not Debt campaign. The average amount of debt a student now assumes is $29,000, which the NEA feels is a "barrier to the...
One of the first images from the Rosetta spacecraft on the comet (photo courtesy ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA) The landing of a spacecraft on a comet could teach us much, including information on the origin of the universe according to a Purdue scientist who worked on a previous...
A Franklin College professor is accused of assaulting a male student in his home. The 19-year-old told school officials he was assaulted last week in the early-morning hours inside Professor Tom Howald's home. The nature of the assault wasn't revealed, but Howald went to college...
The number of babies that die before their first birthday continues to be a big issue in Indiana. The latest figures show that almost 600 babies died in Indiana in 2012. Indiana infants are 25% more likely to die in their first months than the national average. State Health...
A home invasion suspect was shot in the leg Thursday morning after police say a homeowner did what he could to prevent the situation from escalating. Sgt. Kendale Adams with IMPD says the man was just protecting his home, and isn't under investigation. Indiana law gives leeway...
Joe Hogsett (photo courtesy RTV6) As expected, former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett has launched his candidacy for mayor of Indianapolis. Hogsett kicked off his campaign beneath the peace sculpture of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King on Indy's eastside. He mostly steered clear...
A volleyball coach and teacher at Scecina High School took his own life when he died in an SUV crash last month. The cause of death for Brian Hawkins was released this afternoon by the Marion County Coroner's Office. Hawkins was 45 when he died September 23rd after his SUV...
Applications are now being taken by the state from schools who want to be part of the one-year pilot pre-K program. Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh Counties are part of the pilot program, which is being run by the Office of Early Childhood and Out-Of-School Learning...
A legislative study committee is recommending another baby step toward abolishing the business personal property tax. The panel is recommending that businesses who pay only a nominal amount be exempted entirely. This year's legislature gave counties the option of granting that...