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A move to replace ISTEP with a shorter test is on legislators' radar for a second straight year -- but the House and Senate have traded places. Both chambers have passed bills calling for a study of what should replace ISTEP. But the House bill abolishes ISTEP when the current...
The power was out in part of Muncie. More than 4,000 customers of Indiana-Michigan Power in the Muncie area lost power this afternoon - that's roughly seven-and-a-half percent of their customers. But that appeared to include many businesses, and it knocked off several traffic...
Two more bills seeking to halt meth production at the pharmacy counter have passed the House and Senate. The House overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring a prescription for medication like Sudafed only as a last resort. You'd first be offered a tamper-proof version of...
The Senate has unanimously endorsed Governor Pence's road funding plan. Senate Republicans made a point of noting the billion-dollar plan doesn't raise taxes, in contrast to the bill House Republicans passed Tuesday. Pence had asked for half the money right away, with money from...
The burned out house where two people died in Henry County (RTV6 photo) Two people, including a 4-year-old girl, died in a house fire in Henry County early Wednesday morning. The fire started around 1 a.m., on the 1400 block of County Road 850 East, south of State Road 38...
Major Davis II (wibc.com file photo) Remember the police brutality lawsuit filed by the man accused of killing a cop? It didn't last long. As first reported by Rafael Sanchez with our news partners at RTV6, a federal judge on Tuesday tossed out the lawsuit from Major Davis II...
Susan Jordan (wibc.com file photo) Could Amy Beverland Elementary School someday be Susan Jordan Elementary? It will if the people who created a Facebook group get their way. The group is called The Susan Jordan Memorial School Renaming Project . A post there has a link to an...
Jennifer Rowe (RTV6/Miami County Sheriff's Office) A mom is in jail because her daughter missed 44 days of school last semester. Jennifer Rowe was arrested Monday on a felony charge of neglect. Police say her 15-year-old daughter missed more than four dozen days of classes from...
(image courtesy of Freedom Indiana) The Senate has killed an LGBT rights bill without a vote. Markle Republican Travis Holdman, who authored the rights bill, let a deadline pass without calling it to the floor. He says it didn't have the votes. Senate President Pro Tem David...