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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,...
Unemployment in Indiana remains at its lowest level since August 2001. Department of Workforce Development Spokesman Joe Frank says the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4% in November. The state labor force also grew by 7,000 workers. Indiana has added nearly...
Franklin Community Schools are the latest to be shut down due to threats. It would have been the last day of school before holiday break anyway, a day when semester or final exams are typical, days which in the past made schools ripe for threats. But threats like one written on...
Congress is expected to vote Friday on a nine-month spending bill to cover the rest of the fiscal year. Republican Representative Susan Brooks calls the deal "an okay bill, not a great bill." She says she's disappointed the bill stops short of a full repeal of a controversial...
Indianapolis Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett (WIBC.com file photo) Indianapolis Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett has announced three high-level appointments to his administration, including a former lieutenant governor. Kathy Davis will serve in a newly-created post with no formal title,...