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The Indiana Arts Commission and Department of Natural Resources are joining forces for art's sake. Executive Director Lewis Ricci says they're launching a $300,000 grant program for artists and arts organizations for performances, residencies and shows in state parks. Ricci says...
A state audit accuses Speedway's former fire chief of pocketing $49,000 in department funds. The State Board of Accounts charges Mark Watson opened a personal checking account listed as "doing business as Speedway F.D.," deposited department money there, and used the account for...
Marion's city council may take up a measure this month to let residents raise chickens in their backyards. Supporters have gathered more than 800 signatures in an online petition drive to allow Marion residents to keep chickens for the eggs. Indianapolis already allows backyard...
(image courtesy of Pike High School) A football player at Pike High School died after what the school district called a "medical emergency." The Pike Township school district says about 120 players were in the middle of conditioning drills Monday when a 14-year-old sophomore...
Indiana plans to lift a ban on poultry shows September 17. Indiana's Board of Animal Health issued an indefinite ban on commingling bird flocks in May after the first Indiana case of a national avian flu outbreak that's killed 48-million birds. The ban will mean bird-free...
Animal rights group Mercy for Animals is targeting Gordon Food Service. National Campaign Coordinator Jeni Haines led a silent demonstration outside Gordon Food Service Store on North Shadeland in Indianapolis Thursday. Haines says the poultry provider sanctions severe abuse of...
A new study out doesn't portray senior drivers in the best light. The Caring.com survey says about 14 million Americans ages 18 to 64 have been involved in accidents or near accidents caused by elderly drivers in the past year. The study says millennials - those 18 to 29 - are...
A protest is planned Thursday outside the Gordon Food Service store in Indianapolis, 2370 N. Shadeland, to demand that the company adopt an animal welfare policy. From the Facebook page; Indianapolis Protest: Speak Up r Chickens Abused for Gordon Food Service- Mercy For Animals...
City leaders are taking a hard look at crime and youth. Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee, State Senator Jim Merritt and Department of Public Safety Director Troy Riggs say prevention and taking a holistic approach to helping youth remain among the...