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Bob Leonard Jr. is guilty of all 51 counts in connection with the 2012 Richmond Hill Explosion, an Allen County jury ruled Wednesday. The verdict comes after five weeks of testimony brought by prosecutors. By contrast, Leonard's defense team used just 30 minutes and called only...
The House will take a swing at regulating big-money fantasy sports games, but key legislators still have misgivings. DraftKings and FanDuel have asked for state regulation to shield them from being labeled illegal gambling. Public Policy Chairman Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) says he'...
Winter is back, if only briefly. Snow has begun in northwest Indiana, and the rain falling on central Indiana will change over to snow late this afternoon or early this evening. Some schools in north and northwest Indiana are closing early today. Check with our news gathering...
ISTEP could be one vote in the House away from the scrap heap. The Senate has joined the House in voting to abolish ISTEP. The vote was along party lines, but all sides agree it's time to replace the test -- Democrats voted no to support state school superintendent Glenda Ritz's...
Sen. Dan Coats (wibc.com file photo) Some of Indiana's top Republicans are against the Presidents plans to close GITMO. Senator Dan Coats and Congressman Todd Young are among those to speak out on the issue, as the President Obama looks to accomplish a promise he made shortly...
Greg Goodnight (wibc.com file photo) Kokomo could be the next city to strengthen civil rights for the LGBT community. Mayor Greg Goodnight used his State of the City speech to call for an anti-discrimination law based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Democrat says...
Your BMV fees may go down a little under a bill headed for the full Senate. The main goal of the bill is to simplify a crazy-quilt of sometimes contradictory vehicle fees. But a side benefit would be to reduce hundreds of them. For instance, fees which can be prorated would now...
The arrest of Park Tudor's former basketball coach on charges of trying to seduce a student has sparked a statehouse debate over teacher background checks. Indiana keeps track of teachers accused of misconduct, but there's no requirement that schools check that list before...
A body was found on the east side of Indy, but police don't know whether it was a murder yet. The body was found by a person who was fishing on Olivia Lane near East 34th and Shadeland Avenue around 6:00pm monday. IMPD says it's simply a death investigation right now...