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Freedom Indiana campaign manager Chris Paulsen (WIBC.com photo: Eric Berman) The group which led the fight to block a gay marriage ban in Indiana is gearing up to lobby for an anti-discrimination law next year. Freedom Indiana plans to deploy organizers across the state to rev...
Congress is back in session for the march toward adjournment for the year. The House and Senate's first week back will be consumed by debate over the nuclear deal with Iran, although Senate Democrats are expected to block a final vote in the Senate. But Congress has until...
Fire crews are at St. Monica's Catholic Church on the city's northwest side. Crews from both the Indianapolis Fire Department and Pike Township Fire Department are battling the fire. The church is connected to a school -- the St. Monica Catholic School. Wednesday's classes have...
As Indiana begins the transition to a new company to design and administer the ISTEP exam, legislators are discussing whether to scrap the test in favor of something shorter. A bill to replace ISTEP with an off-the-shelf test passed the Senate before stalling in the House. Sally...
Three Indianapolis men will be spending the rest of their lives behind bars for their roles in the violent northside home invasions. A Marion County Judge has sentenced Adrian Anthony, Taiwan Lundy and Michael Pugh following the early morning burglary and brutal assault of a...
Andrew Ryan (image courtesy of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department ) Butler University says the school's assistant police chief is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation of his DUI arrest. Andrew Ryan, 52, was charged with drunk driving after a wreck...
New jobs are coming to Kokomo. Mayor Greg Goodnight and Saran Industries announced the company is investing $4.4 million to renovate a 250,000 square-foot vacant factory complex that closed back in 2008. The move is expected to create up to 60 jobs by 2016. Saran Industries...
A court ruling blocking charter schools in Washington State isn't expected to affect Indiana charters. The Washington Supreme Court ruled Friday that charters can't be funded like public schools because their boards are appointed, not elected. Carpe Diem Learning Systems CEO Bob...
Even after the scheduled guilty plea later this month of Speedway's former fire chief, the state will still be funding his retirement. Prosecutors and state auditors accuse Mark Watson of depositing $49,000 in department funds in his own checking account, and putting an...