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A plant only found in part of one Indiana county is now a federally-protected endangered species. Short's bladderpod "is in the mustard family and has small yellow flowers that will eventually produce rounded seed pods," said Mike Homoya, a botanist with the state's Department...
The public comment period on expanding the Healthy Indiana Plan is now closed, and Indiana medical groups are urging the government to give quick approval. Indiana Hospital Association president Doug Leonard calls the HIP expansion a financial lifeline for small rural hospitals...
Indiana retailers are asking for tougher laws against a new breed of shoplifter. Indiana Retail Council president Grant Monahan says stores are losing $30 billion a year to organized groups of thieves who work together to heist merchandise in bulk. He says the term "shoplifting...
Law enforcement officials arrested six people Wednesday on charges related to alleged prostitution and corrupt business dealings in Hendricks, Marion and Hamilton Counties. The arrests come after a nine month investigation which began after the Hendricks County Sheriff's...
(photo courtesy IFD) Two IMPD officers were treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate residents from a burning south side home Wednesday afternoon. IFD Capt. Rita Reith says the fire happened at a home in the 4400 block of South Madison Avenue around 2:30 p.m. IMPD...
Two Kmart stores in Indianapolis will be closing to the public by the end of the year. A spokesman for Sears Holdings Corporation, which owns Kmart, says the stores at 2715 Madison Avenue and 7425 East Washington Street will close in early December. They'll remain open until...
(photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway) No criminal charges will be filed against NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. An Ontario County, New York grand jury found no wrongdoing in the incident in a dirt-track race August 9. District...
(image courtesy of Indiana University) Fewer young people in Indiana are using alcohol and drugs according to an annual survey. Reported alcohol use among young people in grades 6-through-12 has fallen over the last two decades according to the Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and...
Students on Purdue's campus after the January murder of Andrew Boldt. (WIBC.com file photo: Lafayette Journal and Courier) The murder of a Purdue teaching assistant in his classroom could lead to a change in Indiana sentencing laws. Last week, Purdue student Cody Cousins...