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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...
The state is suing three out-of-state title companies it accuses of cheating homeowners out of tax refunds. If you don't pay your property taxes, the county auctions off your house. But if the winning bid is more than your tax bill, the county keeps the taxes and sends you the...
Ruff & Tuff (Franklin College photo) Ruff and Tuff are back home at Franklin College. Ruff and Tuff is a statue; a pair of grizzly cubs wrestling, it's bronze and roughly two-feet by two-feet. Someone stole it late last week from near the Dietz Center at the Johnson County...
Warning; contents may be hot and can burn you. A man trying to rob a convenience store didn't have time to check for the warning label, as a clerk used a hot cup of joe to stop the bandit in Muncie. It happened Sunday morning. The Marathon Food Mart at Main and Hackley in Muncie...
Lewis Ferebee, IPS Superintendent (myips.com) The superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools is calling for a new effort to cut school violence. Dr. Lewis Ferebee says he's troubled and concerned by what he's seeing at IPS on a regular basis. In a recent op-ed on the district...
You'd no longer elect Marion County judges in the primary, under a bill set for a vote in the Senate this week. A federal appeals court ruled Marion County's election system for judges must be changed before the next election in 2018. The court says the current system is...
Ruff & Tuff, the statue stolen from Franklin College's campus (Franklin Police photo) What happened to Ruff and Tuff? Franklin College wants to know. The bronze statue of the grizzly cubs wrestling, or playing, or whatever it is they are doing, disappeared from the college...