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Since its founding in 1851, the tiny town of Story, Indiana has had no mayor, no board of commissioners and no town counsel. However, what they do have is a "Village Idiot". Regulars to the Story Inn's tavern gather every year to elect the Village Idiot. The balloting for the “...
(image courtesy of the CDC) Some doctors hope that a new study will finally prove to skeptics that vaccines do not cause autism. The exhaustive study of more 95,000 children born between 2001 and 2007 shows that those who received the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine did...
Tara (left) and Melody Betterman-Lane, plaintiffs in Indiana's same-sex marriage lawsuits, in Washington DC (image courtesy of ACLU of Indiana/Twitter) The Supreme Court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage today, and some of those who successfully challenged Indiana's gay...
The specifics of a new state budget are expected today. House and Senate leaders have pledged to give legislators 24 hours to look over the budget before a vote. With the session required to end tomorrow, that makes today the deadline, and House Speaker Brian Bosma says he...
Bloomington Police say they're investigating whether the man arrested for the alleged murder of IU student Hannah Wilson has ties to another missing coed - Lauren Spierer. In a statement released to the media, Bloomington Police Captain Joe Qualters says the arrest of Daniel...
An Indiana clergy group is hinting at punishing Republican legislators at the polls for supporting the bill they charge weakened the newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. More than 100 people turned out for an Indiana Pastors Alliance rally at the statehouse denouncing...
The cell phone of the suspect in the murder of an IU student is what led police to make an arrest. Daniel Messel, 49, is charged with murdering Hannah Wilson, 22, whose body was found in a vacant lot near Plum Creek in Brown County on Friday. Court documents show that Wilson was...
Hoosiers are feeling the effects of the earthquake in Nepal. This comes as the death toll has climbed well above three thousand people. Indianapolis resident Arpana Schwer says she's worried about many close and distant relatives in the Kathmandu area. She says her sisters are...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz (D) (WIBC,com file photo) State school superintendent Glenda Ritz would remain chair of the State Board of Education until after she wins or loses reelection next year, under the latest version of a bill to end the feuding between...