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Jurors are expected to begin deliberations this week in the Richmond Hill trial. Closing arguments are scheduled Monday morning in South Bend. Mark Leonard, 46 is charged with 53 counts of murder, arson, conspiracy and fraud. He is the accused ringleader of the plot to destroy...
Six weeks after a reboot of the State Board of Education, a detente between board members and state school superintendent Glenda Ritz is holding. Five of the board's 10 appointed members came aboard last month, under a law transferring two board appointments to legislative...
An Indiana-based public relations expert is speaking out on the Subway-Jared Fogle crises. Purdue University Professor Krishnamurthy Sriramesh says Subway is handling the crises well so far. He says Subway took immediate action and its decision to suspend Jared shows that the...
Summer vacation doesn't mean students stop working on reading -- or at least it shouldn't. Indiana's Department of Education has an online database of five-thousand books to make sure students have something to read that they're interested in. State school superintendent Glenda...
The Indiana Arts Commission and Department of Natural Resources are joining forces for art's sake. Executive Director Lewis Ricci says they're launching a $300,000 grant program for artists and arts organizations for performances, residencies and shows in state parks. Ricci says...
A state audit accuses Speedway's former fire chief of pocketing $49,000 in department funds. The State Board of Accounts charges Mark Watson opened a personal checking account listed as "doing business as Speedway F.D.," deposited department money there, and used the account for...
Marion's city council may take up a measure this month to let residents raise chickens in their backyards. Supporters have gathered more than 800 signatures in an online petition drive to allow Marion residents to keep chickens for the eggs. Indianapolis already allows backyard...
(image courtesy of Pike High School) A football player at Pike High School died after what the school district called a "medical emergency." The Pike Township school district says about 120 players were in the middle of conditioning drills Monday when a 14-year-old sophomore...
Indiana plans to lift a ban on poultry shows September 17. Indiana's Board of Animal Health issued an indefinite ban on commingling bird flocks in May after the first Indiana case of a national avian flu outbreak that's killed 48-million birds. The ban will mean bird-free...