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Secretary of State Connie Lawson accepts paperwork to incorporate Katie Wiley's "Culture of Good" as a benefit corporation. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) A state law taking effect next Friday makes it easier for companies to give money to charity. Many companies donate a...
Gov. Mike Pence (left) pops a "red light" balloon to mark the completion of the U.S. 31 project as Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard (right) looks on. (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) U.S. 31 is now red-light-free through almost all of Hamilton County. Instead of cutting a ribbon,...
((Photo credit: Brickhouse Security)) Tis the season for thievery. Indiana ranks in the top ten for holiday thefts. State Farm Spokesperson Missy Dundov says Indiana came in at number eight in the nation for theft claims last December. California, Texas and Georgia are the top...
It may not feel like winter this December, but the winter solstice is still on the calendar--so get ready for the dark Monday, December 21st. The winter solstice--— marking the longest night and shortest day of the year. With cloudy skies and rainy conditions--the day may seem...
More threats were made Sunday evening to The Shops at Perry Crossing and other retailers in Plainfield. Plainfield police said at 6 p.m. they were made aware of new threats issued by the same person who has been making threats for four days on Facebook. Officers responded and...
Governor Pence doesn't expect to announce a position on a civil rights bill for gays and lesbians until the legislative session is underway -- and doesn't rule out the status quo. Pence says he's been talking with voices on all sides of the LGBT debate, though he says it's not...
Murder suspect Kenneth Rackemann (wibc.com file photo) A new twist in the case of accused murderer Kenneth Rackemann, has he opted not to accept his own plea deal in court today. Rackemann is facing four counts of murder, along with robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery in a...
Larry Taylor Jr. (left) and Jalen Watson (images courtesy of Marion County Prosecutor's Office) There are new charges against two men accused of killing Amanda Blackburn, this time for a rape and burglary that occurred before the murder. Larry Jo Taylor, Jr. and Jalen Watson are...
L to R: Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett, Mayor Greg Ballard, and former Mayor Bart Peterson (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) Indy's last two mayors and its next one are calling on the state to join the capital city in extending civil rights protections to gays and lesbians. Bart Peterson,...